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Thursday   Mar 19, 2009  Vol 2305 - Candy or Iron?

Quote of the Day

"Obama has complete confidence
  in his Treasury secretary..."
       --  Robert Gibbs, Obama's press secretary,  Link

 I don't know - I think Geithner has to go - minimum.
 Somebody has to pay for the $160M mistake.
 Let's hope it's not our President.

In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Dems backpedaling on AIG  
Arrow Obama: 'My responsibility' HOT
Arrow Dodd Admits AIG Guilt HOT
Arrow Who Got the Bailout Money? HOT
Arrow Diebold Software Still Broke
Arrow Obama vs AIG Bonuses HOT
Arrow Shame over Torture?  
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"Geithner more than has the president's complete confidence..." 
     --  Rahm Emanuel, White House chief of staff,   Link

 So here's the deal - somebody is losing their job.

 Those on the chopping block include Geithner, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd,
 and only one of those guys was appointed so guess who's in big trouble? 

 "I was wrong. 
 Bonuses are bad."

(This was written before Dodd confessed to Wolf the Whore.)

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Dems backpedaling on AIG
 How could they screw this up this bad? 


For the first time since last fall's election, Democrats and Obama are backpedaling furiously on an issue 
easily understood by financially strapped taxpayers: $165 million in bonuses paid out at bailed-out AIG.

Republicans, struggling to regain their political footing, are content to let Democrats try to dig their way out.
Professing shock at the bonus payments, Democrats have embarked on a hurry-up effort to fix things.

"It's shocking that they would act surprised about these contracts," said Mitch the Bitch of  KY. 
"They could have and should have ... prevented this from happening. They had a lot of leverage two weeks ago."

The provision to deny bonus payments was dropped without explanation in the final compromise, replaced by 
a less restrictive set of conditions backed by Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and accepted by the White House. 

I don't think I'ever written this before - but Mitch the Bitch is right.
How could they make a blunder this big - how is it possible? 

Will they go with the "Who could have predicted?" defense?
Hardly, because we always expect corporate America to rape us like crazy

A story from yesterday blamed everything on Geithner, saying he insisted the bonuses should stay and 
right now that's costing Obama a truckload of credibility for being "pro-exec bonuses" with our money.

No telling how bad the damage is, but it reminds me of General Schwarzkopf's hueueueueueuueuge and 
bloody blunder when he forgot to ban Iraqi helicopters from flying after the first fake Gulf War in 1991.
As a result, Saddam flew death choppers up North and wiped out Kurdish towns who were promised 
protection by Bush the Not As Stupid for assisting the Americans during the "1991 revolution."

How do you forget something that big with the whole world watching?

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Obama: 'I'll take responsibility' 


Obama's comments came just more than an hour after Chris Dodd told CNN that he was 
responsible for language added to the stimulus bill to give giant bonuses to the AIG pirates.

Dodd admitted his guilt after a Treasury Department 
official told CNN that Obama pushed for the language.

Both Dodd and (Geithner) who asked not to be named, said it was because Obama dudes
were afraid the government would face numerous lawsuits without the new language.

You paid a $160M bribe with OUR MONEY because you were afraid some crooked, broke-dick 
derivitive traders might possibly file a lawsuit against the United States at some point in the future?
Are these guys smart enough to be running this country? 

I'm not out to get Obama, but in this case, "I'll take responsibility" doesn't hunt.

If Obama CHOSE to go with Geithner's "AIG bonuses are fine" plan while publicly saying
"This is an outrage," then he's got severe credibility problems and that means all Democrats do.

When Obama says, "I'll take responsibility" it sounds like he's saying,
"If I take the blame would you please stop looking into this?"

I'm not out to get Obama, but so far this is like a Three Stooges episode.
You've known me 14 years and I've never fucked up anything this bad.

How can they be so stupid?

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"Fortunately, we wrote this amendment in a way that allows the Treasury Department 
  to go back and review these bonus contracts and seek to recover the money for taxpayers." 
     --  Chris Dodd, admitted liar,   Link

 When some blowhard politician tries to blow smoke up your ass,
 just go back and take out all the unnecessary words to see what he really meant.

"We wrote this amendment to allow Treasury to seek to recover money." 

That is a totally worthless f-ing statement.
Dodd wrote the bill to allow the government to seek the lost money?

That's 200% pure horseshit.

Bartcop is in a position to seek the Papacy when Benny the Rat dies.
Can you see me as the Pope?

    "Bart, I think you'd make a great Pope!"

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 Subject: Tejas seceding

I remember when I lived in the USA some Texan also wanted to secede from the union. 
The overwhelming reaction of the American People: Please do, we hate Texas, 
nothing good and lots of bad has come from there. 

And if only they’d done it, then Bush would not have been able to run. 
No, I say, anytime a Texan says we need to secede, we should give that effort all our cooperation. 
They’re NOT Americans; they hate America. They’re populated by backwards troglodytes who 
believe in Fascism. Let them leave.

There are some good Texans but I get your drift.
Maybe we can get Florida so secede with them.

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 Subject: Let 'flat Earth Chuck Norris' try it 

Bart, let Flat Earth Chuck try it.  The rest of the country smashes Texas.  
Then we shoot all the secessionists.  No forgive and forget like last time. 

Then we sell it back to Mexico for 1 dollar and a case of Chinaco.

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Dodd Admits AIG Loophole Guilt
 Says "Treasury" asked him to do it 


Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) looking guiltier than a mother-effer admitted on CNN that he inserted a loophole 
in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward – after 
previously denying any involvement in writing the controversial provision. 

How could they fuck this up this bad?
I have an IQ of 64 and they'd never catch me lying like Dodd did.
And how guilty is Geithner?  How guilty is Obama?.

Dodd the liar had previously said that he played no role in writing the controversial language, 
and was not a part of the conference committee that inserted the language in the bill. 
As late as today, Dodd’s spokeswoman denied the senator’s involvement. 

How can Dodd be such a clumsy liar?
He's in the US Senate, for Christ's sake.

Dodd put out the following statement last night:

“I’m the one who has led the fight against excessive executive compensation, often over the objections of many. 

Rule Number One - when confessing your guilt, try to make sense.

"I did not want to make any changes to my original Senate-passed amendment but I did so at the request 
of Administration officials, who gave us no indication that this was in any way related to AIG. Let me be clear
– I was completely unaware of these AIG bonuses until I learned of them last week.

So who is Dodd preparing to Judas kiss - Geithner or Obama?

Dodd told Wolf the Whore, "Treasury asked me to give those crooked bastards $160M."
And Wolf asked, "Who, specifically asked you to give the crooks $160M?"
And Dodd the clumsy, boneheaded liar replied, "Staffers, I didn't get their names..."

Unnamed, blank-faced "staffers" asked you to give $160M to the AIG crooks - and you did?
Unnamed, blank-faced "staffers" asked you to lie to Wolf the Whore Tuesday  - and you did?
Unnamed, blank-faced "staffers" asked you to throw away your integrity - and you did?

What if some unnamed, blank-faced staffer asked you to dress up like Bo f-ing Peep
and blow every dude at the Washington DC Greyhound Bus Station?

  "I'm fucked."

Folks, we might be in trouble.
Our Democratic administration seems to be lying to us.

Why can't they tell the truth?
What have they done that puts them in the position that being a clumsy liar on live TV
is better than telling the truth because the truth - obviously - is so much worse?

Last thing:
Dodd said some gobbledegook about, "If we didn't make this deal WITH the $160M in bonuses,
we wouldn't have been able to make the deal and THAT would've been much worse."

When your friend comes to you and says, "I need $30K or Guido is going to break my legs,"
your friend is in no position to dictate terms and deny you the chance to loan him money.

If they're innocent, why can't they tell the truth?

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Where did the Bailout Money go? 


Finally, on Sunday night, March 15, the government finally released the details. They were indeed highly embarrassing. 
The largest recipient turned out to be Paulson’s own firm, Goldman Sachs, headed the list. It was owed $13 billion in 
counterparty claims. Here’s the picture that’s emerging. Last September, Treasury Secretary Paulson, from Goldman Sachs, 
drew up a terse 3-page memo outlining his bailout proposal. The plan specified that whatever he and other Treasury officials 
did (thus including his subordinates, also from Goldman Sachs), could not be challenged legally or undone, much less prosecuted. 
This condition enraged Congress, which rejected the bailout in its first incarnation.

It now looks as if  Paulson had good reason to put in a fatal legal clause blocking any clawback of funds given by the Treasury 
to AIG’s counterparties. This is where public outrage should be focused.

Instead, the leading Congressional shepherds of the bailout legislation – along with Obama, who came out in his final debate 
with McCain strongly in favor of the bailout in  Paulson’s awful “short” version – have been highlighting the AIG executives 
receiving bonuses, not the company’s counterparties.

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 Subject: For Cheney it is mission accomplished...

$32 billion were wasted on reconstruction and most of it cannot even be traced. 
I repeat, Cheney gave away $32 bn. to anonymous cronies and we can't even be sure who stole it, exactly. 

And people are angry at AIG about $400 mn. in bonuses! 
We are talking about $32 billion given out in brown paper bags.

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"Rush is a good friend. I love him. I think he does great work and has for years. 
  He’s now offered to debate Obama on his radio show. Hell, I’d pay to see that!"  
     --  The Evil Dick,   Link  

 A phoney offer from the vulgar Pigboy?
 He's never debated anyone in his life - HE CAN'T because he's nothing but a bag of lies.

 That speech he gave at CPAC - wish I had a copy because he told hundreds of lies in that hour.

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Random Thought

I know people are outraged about the AIG bonuses, and I am, too, but CNN is turning it
into another Monica and it wouldn't hurt to remember that the AIG bastards and their
Democratic accomplices stole about $160M dollars.

And remember, $160M is roughly 1/6 of one billion dollars
but we have TRILLION dollar problems that we need to keep our eye on.

Maybe the worst part of this Dodd/Geithner mess is the whole crash
might eventually be remembered as "the Democrats' mess."

Once agin, Demo stupidity gave the Bush bastards 
the cover they need for their massive, global crimes.


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 Subject: Is Jon Stewart the great debater of our times?

Hi Bart, you asked,

> Is Jon Stewart the great debater of our times?

I'd have to say Colbert is better. The guy's fucking brilliant. 
He takes GOP talking points and throws them at Democrats (who should (!) 
know how to answer those questions)and then runs them out to their logical extreme 
to show how ridiculous they are. Unfortunately, half the time people don't get the joke. 

Anybody that goes on the Colbert show should read "The Art of Deception" a few times.
 Robert in Tallahassee 

 But the bigger point is why is there nobody in the Democratic party who 
 can list the facts as well as Stewart, Colbert, Seth Myers (SNL) or Bartcop?

 How is it possible the Dems are so brainless, clueless and sacless?

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"AIG finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed. Under these circumstances, it's hard 
  to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay. 
  How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?"
     -- Obama,     Link

 BUT, ...if it comes out that Obama personally agreed to those wild-ass bonuses,
 how much will that hurt his credibility and his ability to govern for the next four years? 

 Why am I so worried about this?
 Because Dodd lied, then got caught lying so he confessed saying,

 "OK, I did it, but only at the request of unnamed Treasury staffers," which is another lie.

 When you lie during your confession, that means the problem is REAL big.

 How bad is this going to get?

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Diebold: Software Still Broke 


Even the audit log system on current versions of Premier Election's (formerly Diebold's) electronic voting systems --- used in 
some 34 states across the nation --- fail to record the wholesale deletion of ballots. Even when ballots are deleted on the 
same day as an election.  That's the shocking admission heard today from Justin Bales, Premier's Western Region manager, 
at a State of California public hearing on the possible decertification of Diebold/Premier's tabulator system, GEMS v. 1.18.19.

An election system's audit logs are meant to record all activity during the counting of ballots, so that later examiners may determine, 
with certainty, whether any fraudulent or mistaken activity had occurred during the count. Diebold's software fails to do that, as has
recently been discovered by Election Integrity advocates in Humboldt County, CA, and then confirmed by the CA Secretary of State. 
The flaws, built into the system for more than a decade, are in serious violation of federal voting system certification standards.

Will history record that Bush stole two elections?
Of course not - because the Democrats have refused to list the facts.

Even now, Democrats have no problem using Diebold machines.
They just refuse to try to win an election.

Maybe Obama won by 15 points and Diebold shaved 11 of them.

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Obama Was Smart to be anti-AIG Bonuses 
  Unless it ends up costing him his presidency, you mean?


I was very happy to see the president forcefully step in and oppose the bonuses, and not just because of how disgusting 
the idea is that the company that nearly brought down the financial system was rewarding those responsible for causing 
the near collapse. The political angle was even more important.

There was a danger that the Republicans were going to grab onto the populist anti-bank feelings in the country to position 
themselves as the party of the people, with the Democrats being cast as the party of the bankers. Factually, of course, we know 
that this notion is not true.  Republicans treat 'regulation' like it was a curse word, allowing the greedy to run amok and bring 
down the economy in a heap of risky derivatives. Now in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, 
the Democrats are left to clean up the mess. And it is a mess that has to be cleaned up for the economy to rebound.

I'm worried that our president has found himself in a box.

Can he get out of it?

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"I was clearly not happy that we, in effect, left Scooter Libby
  hanging in the wind, which I don't think was appropriate."  
     --  the Evil Dick,   Link

 So - convicted felons don't need to serve any jail time if they're white, rich and Republican?

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>  Is it time for Bartfest 2009?

 Apparently not.

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Today is the sixth anniversary of Bush's war of lies in Iraq.

The traditional gift idea for the sixth anniversary is either candy or iron.

We should send some candy to the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed and send some 
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Feeling Shame over Torture? 


In Abdullah Almalki's case, he wasn't renditioned. He simply flew into Damascus to see his Syrian family, got banged up in the 
city's secret police headquarters and was then beaten into submission, not much different from Maher Arar, who was a Canadian 
citizen and got renditioned to Damascus by the Americans while the US authorities sent questions to his perverted Syrian torturers.   
Arar has received apologies from US senators – though not from Bush  -- and compensation from the Canadian government.
The details of each case are shockingly similar. Tim Hancock of Amnesty International has supplied similar information on Khaled 
al-Maqtari, a Yemeni man, who was apparently threatened with rape and beaten in chains by his perverted American torturers. 
Western nations simply assisted the perverts by providing them with pages of questions while their citizens/residents lay in agony, 
wishing they had never been born.

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 Subject: Fake outrage



These guys say that the financial industry spent $5 billion buying Congress over a 10 year period.
How come the MSM is not saying anything about this?

Could it be because the MSM is made up of lying whores?

Congress is doing the usual, taking money with one hand, posturing for the camera's.
 Mike D. 

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