Thurs-Friday Jan 29-30, 2009 Vol
2280 - Struggling Circus
"Obama has just become president and the ball is in his court. There
are severe limits to what the GOP can do over the next couple of months. In
fact, Republicans might be better off doing nothing at all." -- Bill Kristol,
just fired from the NYWTimes, Link
Bill, no need to worry.
The backstabbing Democrats will block
and attack Obama so you don't have to.
"If you think about liabilities for Obama,
Joe Biden’s up there, but Michelle Obama’s right there. Michelle Obama's got this Stokely Carmichael-in-a-designer-dress
thing going. If she starts talking, as Mary Katharine suggested, her instinct is to start with this 'blame
America', you know, 'I’m the victim'. If that stuff starts to come out
people will go bananas and she’ll go from being the
new Jackie O to being something of an albatross."
-- Uncle Tom Juan Williams, blaming Michelle for something she might do,
Williams and I'm a
Rupert Murdoch whore who
gets paid a lot to say negroes
should go back to Africa."
Excerpt: The two things about Sarah Palin that I don't
think have been adequately appreciated are, number one, she really
wasn't that different than Barack Obama in terms
of experience and time in office, and [things] like that. The real big
difference between the two was she hadn't campaigned
non-stop for two years, and had she campaigned non-stop on
the national stage for two years she'd have been
just as polished as Barack Obama. She's a phenomenal politician and
there's no better retail politician on the planet
than Sarah Palin with a microphone in front of a crowd. So I think the
experience gap was the one that is about running
on a national ticket - he had a lot more experience there and it showed
I love it - keep thinking that way, you nutty,
The biggest difference between Palin and Obama is that Obama has a brain.
That crazy bitch couldn't even name the newspapers she reads - did
she forget the name
of the only major newspaper in Alaska? Can someone that stupid
really be president?
Palin's idea of campaigning was to mock people smarter than her.
If you want to run her in 2012, I might even donate to that cause.
"Rush Limbaugh is a has-been hypocrite loser
who craves attention. Limbaugh actually was more lucid when he was a drug addict. If America
ever did 1% of what he wanted us to do, then we’d all need pain killers."
-- Rep Alan Grayson (D-FL), listing the facts, Link
"Rep. Alan Grayson is my new HERO. About time
a Democrat took down hypocrite Cystboy, the serial
marrier!" -- LizCoro Link
They're 6.5 point underdogs because they're playing
The Pittsburgh STEELERS,
hungry for their record breaking 6th Super Bowl!!
I live 30 miles south of Pitttsburgh, this place
is going nuts, Super Bowl fever is well underway,
as is the two- pronged migration of the Steeler
Nation; a large group of black and gold is headed
for Tampa, an even larger group headed for Pittsburgh,
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"I don’t believe Rush Limbaugh has a racist
bone in his body. He’s a man about opportunity of all Americans, regardless of race, creed,
or color. That’s why he’s so admired and appreciated across America." -- Mike Pence, (R-Handjob)
Note: Mike Pence, you might remember, is the crazy man who said shopping
in Baghdad in 2005 was just like
shopping in an open air bazarr in downtown Indianapolis, which
caused Jon Stewart to remark that Pence
.must think Indianapolis is an unliveable shithole.
Bart, did you see Dick Armey on Hardball
Total fucker, as per usual.
It's amazing how these disgraced fucktards get
commentator jobs on these shows.
I may not totally agree with you about the whore
press, I actually do respect aspects of MSNBC
and love NPR, but to give Dick Armey a sounding
board and the way he insulted Joan Walsh was
breathtaking even for a colostomy bag like Dick
I trust you survived the icestorm that paralyzed
2009 United States infrastructure.
Excerpt: All but the most far-gone adepts of the Chicken
Little Right have long understood the need to shut down the notorious
prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The damage
done to U.S. prestige has been incalculable, enabling its enemies
to portray America's vaunted commitment to democratic
values, human rights and the rule of law as a sham.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates long has advocated
closing Guantanamo. As Obama signed the executive order last week,
he was surrounded by 16 retired admirals and
generals who'd urged the action. Major Gen. Paul Eaton, who has a son on
in the Middle East, told the New Yorker's Jane
Mayer that "torture is the tool of the lazy, the stupid and the pseudo-tough." It's also perhaps the greatest recruiting tool
that the terrorists have.
This last point can't be stressed enough. By turning
tyrant and bully, placing itself outside and above the Geneva Conventions,
which outlaw cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,
the Bush administration forfeited the moral high ground, no doubt creating
a hundred Islamic extremists for every one incarcerated
"Of course, the fact that Rush is a blob-like
creature supported not by bones but in fact by a series of fluid filled
sacs may have something to do with that."
-- belac, Link
"Oh, de racist bone connected to de bigot bone…de
bigot bone connected to de moron bone…" --Leftside
Annie,Link "I don’t believe anybody could find a bone
on Limbaugh’s body if they had to. Not even a 10 year old Dominican boy." --Shayne, Link
After 8 years of a Republican spending orgy and
looting of the treasury Republicans are now posing as if they are
fiscally conservative by being obstructionists.
When the Republicans were in power Vice President Cheney declared,
"Reagan proved deficits don't matter". Their
solution to the current crisis is the same things they did to get us into
financial mess - more tax cuts for the rich.
But with even the rich losing close to half of their wealth in the last
even the rich have turned against the Republicans.
There is no longer an excuse for Republicans to show up in Washington
and collect paycheck and not be part of the solution
to the problems the Republicans created.
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"Rush, thank you so much. I thank you for the
opportunity, of course this is not exactly the way I wanted to come on...Mainly, I want to express
to you and all your listeners my very sincere regret for those comments I made yesterday to Politico...I
clearly ended up putting my foot in my mouth on some of those comments...I regret those stupid
Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA), today, making a personal, on-air apology to Herr
"Wow, that is quite the disgusting display.
One only wonders what threats compelled his fealty to Lord Baal. Notice he never explicitly states exactly
what he’s apologizing for. With conservatives, what’s unsaid is always at least as important as what’s said. Sometimes
more important, like when you’re lonely in a bathroom stall."
-- Mr Blifil,Link
Excerpt Obama really is the president of the United States.
Not only was our eight-year national nightmare over; but
we now have a leader both worthy of being admired,
and cool enough to be on a pop art poster in a hip café.
And we had elected him. Enough people - nearly
70 million of them - for whatever mix of reasons, (hatred
of Bush) had risen above ancient selfishness and prejudice
to do the right thing.
Not loathing the leader of your nation is a very
wonderful thing, especially if you still have some of that old love of
That doesn't mean we won't disagree with him,
or that he won't make mistakes. What it means is that it is our country
You may think I have far too rosy a view of Obama,
and you may be right. That doesn't matter much. This does:
No matter what we think of our new president,
there is a mistake it is essential to avoid — expecting him to fix things
I was there for the very first RL-LNW issue 13
years ago. Indeed I was!
I have been gone a while though. But today I
happened to wander by to see
what the dittoheads were whining about. It is
nice to see that the light is still on here. :)
You absolutely rock, dude!
Thirteen years - keep on trucking!
Excerpt: Even though the country is behind Obama as he
starts - he has the highest approval ratings on record - the sense Inside
is rather fizz-less. There are a number of reasons.
Obama essentially started governing the economy weeks ago, so his “honeymoon’
was over - at least among the political and chattering
classes here in Washington - before he was even inaugurated.
And though the country is hurting, badly, the
president is in the odd position of having to convince voters that the
situation is about
to get much, much worse. It’s a task F.D.R. didn’t
have in 1933, when unemployment was near 25 percent when he was sworn in.
Obama’s plans are themselves part of the problem:
they are not sufficiently radical to blow up the familiar, paralyzing partisan
of argument about the role and size of government
in our lives.
It’s not so much a matter of the plan’s size -
though some economists do think it’s not big enough - as it is the lack
and shrewd strategy. In haste to spend, he and
his aides in too many cases simply looked for programmatic spigots to turn
Subject: Interesting article
in San Francisco magazine
The current issue of San Francisco magazine has
a very interesting forum of people credited with helping
to bring about the election of Barack Obama (http://www.sanfranmag.com/obama).
Although they forgot
to include you, one quote, by none other than
Markos Moulitsas, reminded me of things I've read on your site:
"Traditional progressives act as if politics
is a high-minded debate about ideas. No! Politics is politics, you have to win
to make a difference, and you can't bring a spork to a gunfight."
Perhaps BartCop and DailyKos have much more in
common than they have differences?
I love your site; keep up the good fight!
Katie in San Francisco
Thain news just further reinforces the notion that to be a CEO at a
major corporation requires one to be part psychotic, part sociopath. These
people are so often removed from everyday reality and can tell a lie better than Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct
-- it's not all that surprising when hearing about the details of Thain's reprehensible actions. If it was any of us,
you wonder how you could face your neighbors or acquaintances in town, but these people don't come into contact with
mere regular folk so they have nothing to worry about when it comes to shame or embarrassing encounters. And I'm
willing to bet the people Thain does hob-nob with will likely forgive him or worse, understand and empathize with
his apparent motives."
-- The Angry Liberal Link
Excerpt: The Cardinals come into Super Bowl 43 with a
load of anger and hatred directed and them and what they stand for in the
In a season of insanity, we have witnessed
the #1 seeds of both conferences beaten in their first playoff games. We’ve
11-5 team, that in 2001, used an 11-5 record
to secure itself a bye week in the playoffs, miss out on the playoffs outright.
We watched a team that won one game the previous
year, win 11 and it’s division. We saw the Atlanta Falcons, who were
supposed to go nowhere with a rookie QB and a
Head Coach nobody thought was worth hiring, end up making the playoffs.
All of that pales in comparison to the story of
the Arizona Cardinals who as we have been told time and again, were a putrid,
loathsome, horrible 9-7 this season, and through
the corrupt seeding of the flawed NFL playoff format, managed to host two
games against teams with better records on their
way to a Super Bowl.
Excerpt: Authorities are applying a legal theory in an
apparently novel way. One federal law enforcement source said prosecutors
are seeking to use a federal statute that makes
it illegal to "scheme . . . to deprive another of the intangible right
of honest services."
In this case, the victims would be parishioners
who relied on Mahony and other church leaders
to keep their children safe from predatory
priests, the source said.
After the thousands of child rapes,
after the decades of "priest rape" headlines,
after the billions of dollars paid to buy the victim's silence,
who in their right mind would trust a priest with their male children?
Also, why is it when a bank fails we expect the CEO to step down
but after their decades-long rape party, the top Catholics get to keep
"Bart, why are you trying to stir up trouble?
Can you just let some old men have their fun?"
Excerpt: Hardly had Bush slunk out of Washington before
his apologist Ross Baker, the Rutgers political scientist,
defamed those seeking his prosecution as motivated
by "revenge." They "should let their hate 'die away,'"
Baker advised in his January 27th USA Today article.
Bush's critics are mere low types "possessed of
a kind of legalistic blood lust that can be satisfied
only by criminalizing conduct of which they do not approve."
Nowhere does Baker credit the Bush posse now forming
up with seeking justice after the frightful firestorm
of death and destruction Bush called down upon
Iraq. No, as far as Baker is concerned, Americans should
make "allowances for errors in judgment" by the
lying imbecile that killed a million human beings, drove four
million from their homes, killed four thousand
of our sons and daughters and wounded thirty thousand more.
If a man robs a bank, and rapes and tortures and murders the tellers
is it "revenge" to want that bastard brought to justice?
Bart, you have to read Russ Baker's "Family of
Secrets" just to get a taste of how truly evil they are, and how truly
venial W is.
By Koresh, I thought I knew, but the farther
I get into this book the uglier it is and the worse the family is.
I knew when I looked at him in 1999 that I didn't
want him to be president, but good lord.
All he needs is a higher body count and he'd
be on a par with Hitler.
Dee in NJ
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