Excerpt: 7. David Addington -- "Cheney's Cheney" was the
"most powerful man you've never heard of." As the leader of Bush's
legal team and Cheney's chief of staff, Addington
was the biggest proponent of some of Bush's most notorious legal abuses,
such as torture and warrantless surveillance,
and is a loyal follower of the so-called unitary executive theory.
20. Monica Goodling -- Goodling was the most notorious
graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University during her tenure
in the Justice Department. As the White House
liaison at the DOJ, she based the department's hiring of candidates on
sexual preference, GOP loyalty, and adherence
to conservative ideology.
38. Philip Cooney -- A former oil lobbyist who
served as chief of staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality,
Cooney doctored climate reports to "soften" words
and phrases linking greenhouse gas emissions to global warming. After his
political interference was revealed, Cooney left
the White House to become a lobbyist for Exxon.
Quotes "Earth to Cheney, things are not OK out there
right now...You left a few unfinished things. I think what happened is the vice president was getting his feelings
hurt because Rush Limbaugh and Joe the Plumber had taken over the intellectual and moral leadership of the Republican
party...We Democrats are always glad to see the vice president on television, reminding the country of those
Bush/Cheney years." -- James Carville, Link
America has a choice. Do we do it
Obama's way or do we do it the Republican's way?
What if we just did nothing? Here in California
that's exactly what we are doing - nothing.
We have a Republican Govenator rather than a Governor
(never send a fictional character
to do the job of a real person) and what you
see here is what will happen to America if we
let the Republicans have control. This state
is a disaster and it's falling apart.
We the people voted the Republicans out and if
the Republicans would be making a serious
mistake if they feel that they can stand in the
way of the will of the people. We are not going
to allow the Republicans to continue to destroy
Excerpt: News Corp said Thursday it lost $6.4 billion
in its most recent quarter because of a massive write-down in the value
of its assets.
The New York-based company, which owns The Wall
Street Journal and the Fox broadcast network, also forecast a 30 percent
drop in operating profits for the fiscal year
to June from a year ago, when it earned $5.13 billion.
The forecast was a sharp downgrade from November
when it expected "low to mid-teens" percentage drop for the year.
News Corp. shares shed 55 cents, or 7.4 percent,
to $6.90 in after-hours trading.
Maybe the people got tired of being lied to.
When you champion some ass with a 25% approval rating,
how do you expect to be taken seriously?
Hey Bart, about that quote on last issue's page
that was attributed to someone from the ACLU:
I Googled it and found out that it's actually
from someone from a group with a deliberately-confusing name,
the American Civil RIGHTS Union.Here's
the link to the Google cache of the original page:
The right-wingers know that their ideas don't
stand up on their own,
so they create organizations with confusing names
to trick people. Nice.
Take care and thanks for all the laughs,
Tina the Pillar
Excerpt Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center
for Economic and Policy Research, explains:
"Spending that is not stimulus is like cash that
is not money. Spending is stimulus, spending is stimulus.
Any spending will generate jobs. It is that simple.
... Any reporter who does not understand this fact
has no business reporting on the economy."
ABC's Charles Gibson portrayed spending
and stimulus as opposing concepts."
A lot of people have said it's a spending bill
and not a stimulus."
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, among others,
has repeatedly suggested "welfare" provisions in the bill
wouldn't stimulate the economy. This is the exact
opposite of true; those provisions are among the most
stimulative things the government can possibly
Brzezinski and Gibson won't say that the tax cuts
in the bill are not stimulative and should be stripped
-- even though they are less effective as stimulus
than unemployment benefits and food stamps.
I've said it many times - if you're going to explain how great tax cuts
you should have to disclose how much the tax cuts will mean to YOU.
The vulgar Pigboy acts like he can barely make in on $30 million a year
and he constantly whines about having to pay such a big tax bill.
Bush's tax cuts might've meant $3-6M a year for the greedy bastard so
that makes Bush "a decent, kind a caring president" and a "swell guy."
Brzezinski, Gibson, Russert, Schieffer, Hannity and Judas Maximus are
so it's in their own financial self interests to help Republicans get
That's the difference between the super-rich and the poor.
The poor refuse to vote themselves a raise - the rich do it every time.
You don't need a paypal account to buy stickers, magnets or shirts!
"I can't believe there are poeple out there
still defending that idiot Bush. A lot of you fools voted for that fool and what did you get for
it? You lost your job, you lost your house and you sent the fool into retirement at a 2 million
dollar house. Republican idiots abound."
-- hnglo12, Link
Your insights for all things political have been
enlightening and thoughtful. Thank you for all your hard work.
For whatever odd reason, the public amnesia is
now greater than ever. We simply do not/will not recall historic
precedent and the actions that brought these
events of today into play, with the effect of further enslaving the working
We're all so worried about passing the stimulus
package that we're not putting those to blame in the proper light
- a bright spotlight. We're not educating
ourselves to understand why this is happening because we either don't
want to know or we're afraid of the truth.
What we're witnessing is a rerun, on a much larger
scale, of several prior economic failures (1907, 1929 to name just two)
orchestrated by our own corrupt government and
the banking elite. By the hands of our own elected officials, we've
the greatest transfer of wealth ever seen - a
global monetary shift of immense magnitude.
And it all happened within a few months!
While the economy was 'fundamentally strong.'
Our fractional banking system, the Federal Reserve
and the entire concept of money is rotten to the core. Does no one
understand that an autonomous, unregulated banking
cartel, lending money, with interest, to the United States government
is by design a malevolent system? Ever
heard of the term, 'fractional banking?' Try and find the minutes
to a Fed meeting
...try to determine how much gold we have on
hand to back up the trillions of dollars they are printing and loaning
American people, try to attend a Fed meeting
as a reporter...good luck. Our debt is now so massive that it's become
Wait, there's more (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jan/26/road-ruin-recession-individuals-economy)
the petty ground soldiers. It's the domain
of the Bilderbergs, the Morgans, the Rockefellers...who control the money.
The SEC had hard proof of Madoff's Ponzi Scheme
years ago and did nothing. Why?
Jefferson, Wilson (eventually) Limbaugh, McFadden
("a Superstate controlled by international bankers"), all saw what
was happening: world financial banking dominance.
And guess what, it's happening again and this time they're going to
bring all of us to our knees.
It saddens me that the American people have allowed
Bush to walk away, with impunity,
from the economic inferno his administration
played so great a role in creating.
Excerpt: The brutal exposure and possible arrest of Michael
Phelps, probably the best athlete on earth,
demands fresh attention to old questions: Why
is marijuana still illegal in the United States?
And why do we prosecute people for using the
As the world now knows, poor Phelps was chilling
with a few friends and a glass bong when
caught on camera -- which would have been no
problem had London's News of the World tabloid
not published the photo, described as follows
in the accompanying news story: "This is the astonishing
picture which could destroy the career of the
greatest competitor in Olympic history."...
So why do we still need to feign outrage over
Michael Phelps? Why must he humble himself before
the cameras as if he had tortured a puppy? Why
should the law treat cannabis as a damaging addiction,
when in fact nearly anyone who has accomplished
anything worthwhile seems to have taken at least a toke or two?"
If Phelps can been photographed (gasp) drinking a beer, there'd be no
and alcohol kills thousands of Americans per year. Has pot every
Excerpt: It was good to see the president, ordinarily
so cool, so accommodating, exhibiting some real fire the other night.
It seems to have done some good.
With the economy in deep, deep trouble, and Americans
suffering by the tens of millions, the Republicans spent
much of the week doing their same-old, bad-faith
Neanderthal two-step: trying their best to derail the economic
stimulus package working its difficult way through
“This bill is stinking up the place,” said Lindsey
Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina who not only
opposed the legislation but wanted to make sure
that no one would mistake him for a class act.
One of the goals of the package, of course, is
to begin cleaning up the holy mess that resulted from the long,
dark night of G.O.P. control in Washington. President
Obama went out of his way to get a substantial number
of Republicans to make a genuine effort to move
the economic revitalization process along, but was rebuffed,
and in some cases contemptuously.
On Thursday night, he struck back, attacking Republican
intransigence and its failed policies of the past.
On Friday morning, with the government reporting
that nearly 600,000 more jobs had been lost in January,
he went public again, stressing how irresponsible
it would be to do nothing in the face of the growing crisis.
Obama HAS to win this one.
If he lets the GOP push him around this time, they'll push him around
for the next four years.
"Bush inherited a recession."
-- Micharel Steel to Judas Maximus on This Whore,
"This is the problem with the media today.
A Repub can tell a bald face lie and he is not challedged. There was no condom legislation or money for
ACORN in the stimulus bill.The Repubs said there was and the media ran with it. Here you have a
man (Stephanopoulos) who was in the Clinton Administration ....knows Steele was lying and said nothing...That's
-- Rginald Smith, Link
Bart, how is it possible that we won the
white house and expanded control in both houses
of congress yet democrats still aren't
in control of what's going on in washington?
i await your response, giggling a bit already
because i think i know the answer.
and that answer has something to do with
You are correct.
The Democrats simply don't have the courage or the will to fight.
When the Fascist dogs control the WH, House and senate, they run the
When the Democrats control the WH, House and senate, the Fascist dogs
run the show.
The Democrats are always powerless to stop anything and
Republicans are always able to stop anything they don't like.
are you complaining again? Don't you ever stop?"
"Obama showed he can take a punch, and learn
a lesson. Most Americans root for their president to succeed, and that's especially true for Obama...Obama
handled the first bad news of his presidency with class and candor. He took responsibility, took his lumps, and
took the lesson to heart. 'I screwed up,' he told NBC. 'The responsibility era is not never making mistakes. It's owning
up to them and trying to make sure you never repeat them. People expect their leaders to make mistakes, but
they're surprised and delighted whenever leaders own up to them."
-- Walter R. Mears, Link
Excerpt: The GOP of 2009 is quite different than the Party
we have become accustomed to over the last decade or so.
As odd as it may seem, today's Republican Party
is a highly concentrated form of the 2000 through 2004 Gang
that brought us Iraq, a trillion dollar deficit,
and Freedom Fries. While the Democrats were trouncing the Republicans
in both 2006 and 2008, few seemed to notice that
the Republicans who were ousted were those who made up the
moderate voice of the GOP. Those Republicans
who were in districts with an ideologically diverse constituency were
nearly all replaced when the Country began trending
blue. As the GOP loses it's moderate voice it becomes more
conservative which ultimately drives away the
remaining moderates and guess what, the Party becomes even more
conservative. A political trend which, if it
continues, will ultimately leave a small, angry, and powerless group of
White Protestant Southerners commiserating about
how the minorities, Yankees, and Hippies are bringing this country to ruin.
The New GOP looks to the vulgar Pigboy for guidance.
Excerpt: The opening of the Oklahoma Legislature kicks
off the yearly buffoon competition wherein various legislators vie for
the opportunity to portray Oklahoma to the nation
as filled with slack-jawed people in clown suits, Bible in one hand,
gun in the other followed by a pit bull and a
barefoot pregnant teenage wife wearing a Jim Inhofe t-shirt.
ha ha He is so right.
The frontrunner thus far?
Rep.Michael Ritze, who wants to erect an obelisk
of the Ten Commandments on the Capitol lawn.
If the religious education of Oklahomans is intact,
why the obelisk?
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Subject: The Party of George
Let us not forget that when we hear Republicans
bemoaning spending money that they are the party of George W. Bush.
We haven't forgot who it was that created this
mess and who is trying to block the recovery. Our memory is not that short.
America is not going to let the party of Bush
stand in our way.
Excerpt: James Whitmore, the many-faceted character actor
who delivered strong performances
in movies, television and the theater died Friday,
his son said. He was 87.
The Emmy-winning actor was diagnosed with lung
cancer near Thanksgiving
and died Friday afternoon at his Malibu home,
Steve Whitmore said.
While not known for his politics, Whitmore was
an early supporter of Obama. He stumped for Obama
during a 2007 rally at Universal Studios, telling
the crowd that Obama had the wisdom "to deal with a very,
very confused and complex country, and the world."
Last night's episode of C.S.I. was a classic.
It was a four-twister, and it was an example of great TV.
The writing - superb.
The acting - top notch.
The dialog - Tarantinish.
And C.S.I. is in Season 6 or Season 7.
That's damn hard to do.
And then, look at the hidden character actor, James Whitmore!
Are you kidding?
When I was a kid, I was stuck in bed for 6 months with two broken femurs.
(Look for the full story in the Bartcop Biography)
The TV was my mental escape hatch and I used it every day :)
The Big Valley came on right after Rawhide, starring Clint
And back in the day, the idiot studios would use the same actor twice
in a dramatic show, which is fine, but each time he played a different
In reruns, one week, James Whitmore was the guy who held Tom Barkley's
head while he died.
The next week, he'd shoot Heath in the ass with some buckshot and start
a range war.
The next week, he'd be Nick's commanding officer from the Civil War.
The next week, he'd be a Pigboy-style politician who tried to kill
The weird part - he usually played the old guy back then - when
I was 16.
Thirty seven years later he's still playing the part of "the old guy."
James Whitemore is an actor.
He reminds me of Hal Holbrook - another great actor.
It was nice to see James again on C.S.I.
Excerpt: Winning in all five of the categories they were
nominated in, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reigned supreme at
the Grammy Awards Suynday night.
They found their charm with their first collaborative
effort, Raising Sand, which was named best contemporary folk/
Americana album and overall album of the year.
They beat out Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo and Radiohead.
Excerpt: Robert Plant has revealed that he decided against
performing again with the band over fears a full reunion might disappoint
Plant ruled himself out of more shows last November
following endless calls from fans for the band to return to the road.
Plant said it would have been “delicate” to “visit
old ground” again with the group. “The disappointment that could
once you commit to that and the comparisons to
something that was basically fired by youth and a different kind of exuberance
to now, its very hard to go back and meet that
head on and do it justice,” he said.
So, he's chosen to disappoint everyone over fears he might disapppoint
Funny, he can play Zeppelin songs with Strange Sensation but
not with the people who wrote the songs?
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