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Weekend-Monday   Mar 21-23, 2009  Vol 2307 - Thrashing

Quote of the Day

“In September, when Lehman was allowed 
  to fail and AIG knew it was going bankrupt, 
  Tim Geithner had a seat at both tables. 
  He reportedly was the major architect of 
  the original loan to AIG, the one that has 
  since ballooned into $170 billion." 
       --  Henry Blodget,  Link

  I don't know if that's true or not, but Geithner
  is severly damaged goods and I cringe every time
  I hear Obama say, "Heckuva job, Timmy."


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow AIG Sturm und Drang
Arrow Colbert vs absent Steele HOT
Arrow Dodd's Sinking Ship HOT
Arrow Benny the Rat and AIDS HOT
Arrow Carlson as George Costanza 
Arrow Financial Hos Fail UpwardHOT
Arrow NYWTimes attacks Obama 
Arrow Carrie Underwood 'Home' HOT




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"It appears that Obama is at sea when it comes to economic-recovery planning. 
  We're stuck not only with a socialist but seemingly an incompetent one." 
     -- Regressive toe-sucker Dick Morris,   Link

 Hey Dick - why do we need a "economic recovery plan?"
 Because your asshole bankrupted America with his giveaways to the super-rich.

"What's taken so long? You've been in office a whole 40 days and you 
   haven't solved the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression?" 
     --  Obama, feeling the heat,   Link

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AIG Sturm und Drang


There's something about this scandal that feels spun. I don't know if it's being driven by 
the cable nets or political paranoia but public outrage is strangely...lacking.

During past Washington tempests, I'd often hear from friends. This time it has been dead silence. 
The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, who runs the switchboard, reports that they have seen just the 
slightest uptick in the normal call volume...

And where's the GOP? They're placing the blame on the Dems and Obama and loudly reminding 
everyone that the Democrats' lavish bailouts wasted tax payer money while calling on Geithner to resign. 
All of this came just as Obama last week had been encouraging folks to invest in the stock market again, 
trying to re-launch confidence in the recovery. But it's hard to sell greed as good when in the next breath 
your forced to curse the same greed that continues to break the system.

I have no idea what this guy is trying to say.

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Colbert's rap battle with absent Tom Steele



I was so looking forward to the rap battle between Stephen Colbert and RNC Chairman Michael Steele, 
but now it looks like the problems Steele has caused for himself in recent media appearances may have killed it.

On Thursday, Colbert brought up the challenge he'd issued and that Steele had accepted, noting that Steele hadn't 
yet made good on his promise. So Colbert just went ahead and held the battle anyway, performing his own rap and 
then playing a clip his staff had put together of Steele's "response." It was pretty funny, but at the same time it seems 
like a sign that Steele has learned from his experiences over the past month and may have reconsidered his decision 
to accept the challenge. Probably a smart move, but sad.

Maybe the GOP has learned you can't screw with a comedian because, 
unlike our courage-challenged elected Democrats, 
comedians aren't afraid to fight back and list the damn facts.

                             "Please don't hurt us!!!"

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Oh please - who thinks Bush can spell that well?


"The only nostalgia I have for the Reagan administration is, that was when Jay Leno was funny."
     --  Thers,   Link

 I agree - twenty years ago, Leno was pretty good.
 Then he got super-rich and got lazier than Bush on 9-11.

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 Subject: Texans

I had been a middle school teacher in Houston only for a couple of  months 
when a 7th grader told me that she was a Texan first  and an American second. 

I later found out that her family traced their  ancestors to the Old 300 
so I guess she came by her strong feelings  naturally. 

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Dodd's Sinking Ship


While Dodd has only recently found himself in the hot seat because of his massive AIG screw-up, 
 his issues with voters have been festering for two years. His AIG mess exacerbated his popularity problems.
"His numbers started to fall two years ago, and it had nothing to do with the economy," said Quinnipiac University 
Poll Director Douglas Schwartz. "It's been a cumulative effect that has brought him down."

Dodd's decision to move his family to Iowa to campaign for a doomed bid for president, his initial refusal to release 
documents of his two good-buddy mortgages with Countrywide, criticism of how he financed an Irish vacation cottage 
and now his Banking Committee mess that protected bonuses for his friends at AIG have all taken their toll.

So will Dodd go quietly and take one for the team?
Or will he go out Saddam-style, setting fire to everything as he leaves?

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Benny the Rat and AIDS


When it comes to questions and matters of sex, drugs and diseases which arise as a result of both, separation of 
church and state is paramount. Thus, when the Pontiff declares that condoms will worsen the AIDS situation in Africa,
it is like saying let's not vaccinate our children against polio. 

It is that disconnect between reality and the rigors of the Church that question its authority. 
It is also testament to the fact that the Church has not recognized the deadly cocktail of imposed celibacy and child molestation."

I think that's a great tactic - every time the Pope sticks his nose in somebody else's business,
we should be reminded that the Pope wants privacy and secrecy for his not-so-celibate priests.

Also, there is a hueueueueueuge outrage to be mentioned.
Wikipedia doesn't have a page dedicated to Dr Julius Youngner, the man who saved millions of kids in the fifties
from living and dying in an iron lung, yet low-IQ comedians get plenty of attention ...and that's a crime.
If you don't know ANYONE who lives like this,

...you have THIS MAN to thank.

Dr Julius Younger, Senior scientist 
on the Salk polio vaccine research team

They say Salk beat polio, but it was Youngner who scored all the touchdowns.
He deserves a "Thank you" from every healthy person in the world.

I talked to Dr. Youngner this morning and he sounds like he's maybe 40 years old. I wasn't sure what 
to expect when I called, but his hearing was perfect and his voice was strong and his mind is scalpel-sharp.
He said, "If you're ever near PittsburgH, drop by and we'll do a few shots!! 

Swear to Koresh.

How generous he is, this Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Molecular Genetics and 
Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, to take the time to speak with Tequilaboy on the phone.

Here's a shot of Chinaco Anejo to you, Dr. Youngner.


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 Subject: Republicans protecting AIG Bonuses

It's interesting to watch the Republicans change their tune. 
After a week of railing about the immoral AIG bonuses, they are now 
against taxing those bonuses so the taxpayers can get their money back. 

When it comes to ripping off the taxpayers the Republicans side with 
those who are stealing from us. There's a big difference between the 
way Republicans talk and how they vote.

Marc Perkel
San Bruno, CA.

Note: I can't see how it's legal to tax those bonuses.

What's next, we tax Barry Bonds's salary at 90% because he did steroids?
We tax Liam Neeson at 90% because we didn't like "Taken?"
We tax Paris Hilton at 90% because "we all" hate her guts?
We tax Tony Romo at 90% because he fumbled the ball yet again?

As always, the trick is to not fuck up in the first place.
Democrats are always stepping in the hole and breaking their leg,
then they ask, "Anybody know how we can get out of this mess?"

It's so much easier to avoid the hole in the first place
but the Democrats choose not to listen to me.

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"It's no fun being a cartoonist these days. 
  The only person I can make fun of anymore is Rush Limbaugh."
     --  Bruce Yurgil, a cartoonist from San Rafael, was trying to unload T-shirts showing 
          Bush's brain spilling from his head, as quoted in the SanFran Chronicle,  Link

This might be the shirt

 Just guessing, but I think Bruce is reflecting the frustration he felt last summer when Democrats jumped 
 all over him for daring to put Obama in some of his toons.   Obama was the biggest name in politics 
 and Yurgil took shrapnel for daring to use Obama's image.

 Maybe it's safe for him to do Obama toons now, but last summer doing a toon with Obama in it
 - no matter how flattering it was - was worse than using the N-word and the C-word combined.

 Remember those days?
 Obama as Elvis?  How dare you! 
 Obama as Sammy Davis Jr?  How dare you!
 Obama in a Yurgil toon?  How dare you!

 I remember they defended Randi Rhodes for screaming "That fucking whore" at Hillary, 
 but Yurgil and I were called "racists" when I'd publish an Obama-friendly Yurgil toon.

 I'm damn glad the summer of 2008 is gone.

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 Subject: Bart to the White House -- STAT!

I just sent you a small donation - actually big when considering present income! 
I can't think of anyone who will use it better than you.  I have gotten more mileage 
out of my donations to you than I have to any progressive organization or pol.

Everything you have been saying -- and I've been agreeing with -- has come to pass. 
It was so predictable -- the press would rediscover their adversarial role, and once the dominant party 
in Congress got their lips off Bush and Cheney's asses, they would recall that they are a separate branch 
of government that doesn't have to rubberstamp everything that the Chief Executive proposes, and start 
obstructing everything Obama wants to do, just to be fair to the Republicans who hate his guts.

If Obama doesn't stay on his feet -- and that is going to require bitchslapping some bastards 
on both sides of the aisle and Just Listing The Facts - his tenure in office is in jeopardy, 
and we slide ever closer to The Great Depression Part Two.

He has to strike back aggressively. He has the support of the American people, but if he keeps thinking 
that reaching out to people who want to destroy him will work - even though it's never worked before (ask Bill), 
rather than the folks who put elected him decisively, he will lose that support, because he will have failed in 
rooting out the obvious threats to American and global well being.

If you were a poliical advisor, or his press secretary, his job would be a lot easier. 
The guy needs someone to Just List the Facts, knock some heads together, and wipe 
the BS from his glasses which is short circuiting his usual good judgement.

I'm celebrating, at some point this year, my 10th year Bartiversary. 
You've been the bedrock of me staying sane.

All the best to you, hugs to Mrs Bart, and tummy tickles to the kitties,

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Tucker Carlson as George Costanza
 If only he could think of something clever to say


In the Seinfeld episode "The Comeback," George Costanza is embarrassed by his inability to think of 
a response to a co-worker who made fun of his overconsumption of shrimp cocktail by saying, 
"Hey George, the ocean called. They're running out of shrimp." George later thinks up what he
believes is the ideal comeback, "Well, the Jerk Store called, and they're running out of you," 
and is obsessed with gaining an opportunity to use the line, eventually flying to Ohio in order to do so.

Tucker Carlson has been doing his best George Costanza this week, as he lashes out again and again 
at Jon Stewart, who humiliated Carlson on national television more than four years ago.

Carlson began last Friday, telling Politico: "Jim Cramer may be sweaty and pathetic ... but he's not 
responsible for the current recession. ...His real sin was attacking Obama's economic policies. If he hadn't 
done that, Stewart never would have gone after him.   Stewart's doing Obama's bidding. It's that simple."

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NY Whore Times attacks Obama


—Frank Rich, who made a cottage industry of Bush-bashing, writing that until Obama “addresses the full depth of 
   Americans’ anger with his full arsenal of policy smarts and political gifts, his presidency and, worse, our economy will be paralyzed.” 

—Thomas Friedman, the paper’s highly-read foreign affairs columnist, turning his focus home to find the nation lacking “inspirational leadership.” 

—Maureen Dowd, citing the take-charge First Lady digging a White House garden to wonder “if the wrong Obama is in the Oval.” 

—Paul Krugman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist:  “It’s exactly the plan that was widely analyzed - and found wanting - weeks ago.
    The zombie ideas have won.  Obama is wedded to the idea that there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the financial system
    - that what we’re facing is the equivalent of a run on an essentially sound bank.” 

The New York Whore Times has been run by Cheney, Drudge and Limbaugh since the mid-nineties. 
If they ever write an article that DOES NOT attack a Democrat - that would be f-ing news. 

Their piling on Obama after their 8-year pass for the war-mongering Bush bastards is NOT news.

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 Subject: Hot Water Heater Lady...

Bart, you got PayPal?
I can go ten bucks from one old lady to another.
I'm sure some other old ladies can go ten bucks.
We old ladies don't have much, but we were raised to help those in need.
 Mary KR, no longer able to afford living in CA

 Mary, years ago I got burned real bad trying to help with a fundraiser
 so I swore off doing fund-raisers for anyone, but this seems kinda life-and-death.

 I will attempt to get her PayPal address.

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The Ironic News ReportHOT
with Julianna Forlano

GOP predicts doomsday if Obama budget passed


Congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted a doomsday scenario of crushing debt and eventual federal 
bankruptcy if  Obama's massive spending blueprint wins passage...Senate Republicans predicted $20 trillion 
annual deficits and a weakened dollar if Obama get his proposed $3.6 trillion budget plan passed.

"The practical implications of this is bankruptcy," said Sen. Judd Gregg, (Regressive-N.H)
"There's no other way around it. If we maintain these Budget proposals which over 10-years, 
this country will go bankrupt. People will not buy our debt; our dollar will become devalued."

Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who sided with Obama on his $787 billion economic stimulus plan, 
said she couldn't support Obama this time. "It would double the public debt in 5 years, triple it in 10 years...
That is not sustainable. It poses a threat to the basic health of our economy," Collins said.

If you're old enough to remember 1993, they said the same thing about Clinton.

"If Clinton's radical, Stalinist plans are enacted, the BUDGET DEFICIT WILL BANKRUPT AMERICA!"

But what really happened?


"If Clinton's radical, Stalinist plans are enacted, THE STOCK MARKET WILL CRASH!"

But what really happened?


"If Clinton's radical, Stalinist plans are enacted, JOBS WILL BE LOST!"

But what really happened?


But the Democrats refused to list the facts and Bush took power and broke the world.

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She's a little old lady, late seventies, who lives with her dog in a trailer in upper-northern California.

(See last issue for the full story.)

What do you do when you're sick and old and broke and the doctor won't see you?

I hope somebody can think of something because the pain in her voice was very real.

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Several people wrote with good/great ideas.
I haven't talked to the Water Heater Lady yet but I will.

Her name is Kerry but I don't use that to avoid confusion.
Last thing I need is a shitload of e-mails saying "But Kerry's rich - he married ketchup."

So, did anybody go to SXSW?

What new bands did you see? Anybody good?
Did anybody catch Dr Chops with The Juggs or the great Del Castillo band?

Is there more than music at SXSW?

I heard someone describe it as the place where music,
Hollywood and the Internet collide - is that true?

I swear, I'm gonna go next year.

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"Seymour Hersh claims that Cheney was running an assassination squad out of the White House. 
  If Cheney really had such a crew, Hersh would be dead and so would most everybody at MSNBC."
    -- Bill O'Reilly, agreeing that Cheney would certainly murder Democrats at the drop of a hat,

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 Subject: the Washington Post

A member of my family works for the Post and they say that the Post is trouble.
They are just waiting for the ax to fall.
 Auntie N

I'm so old, I remember when the WaHoPo was a respected paper
but they gave that all up for the Great Clinton Cock Hunt

Then they sacrificed what was left of their intergrity helping Bush rape Iraq.

Any of you remember at the First Bartfest in 2002, when James Carville asked
the assembled Bartcoppers, "Does anyone here trust the Washington Post?"

The roar of disapproval was hueueueuege.

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