"*SLAP* I just slapped myself! *SLAP* *SLAP*
*SLAP* I'm torturing myself, right now! That's torture! *SLAP* According to these people. *SLAP*
If there is another hit...ahhhhh - ahhhh - *sigh*...welllll *SLAP* *sigh*
-- The vulgar Pigboy, torturing himself to prove torture is harmless,
Butt Rush, you're not doing it right - can I show you?
Excerpt: CIA interrogators were given legal authorization
the White House) to slam an alleged "high-value"
against a wall, place insects inside a "confinement
box" to induce fear and force him to remain awake for 11 consecutive days,
according to a closely guarded August 1, 2002,
legal memo released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
The memo, signed by the former head of the
Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), Bush bastard Jay Bybee,
was written about a week after Bybee's office
had given the CIA verbal authorization that subjecting the detainee to
other brutal interrogation methods would not
violate torture laws.
"This letter memorializes our previous oral advice
given on July 24, 2002 and July 26, 2002, that the proposed conduct would
not violate the prohibition against torture," wrote
Bybee, who now has a lifetime judgeship on the Ninth Circuit US Court of
CIA interrogators would not be in violation of
torture laws, Bybee wrote, because they would not be acting with the intent
"severe pain or suffering" by subjecting detainees
to the brutal interrogation methods outlined in the memo.
Said Bybee, "The absence of specific intent
negates the charge of torture."
Have you ever seen such bullshit in your life?
If they have permission to slam his head against a brick wall, that
means they have permission to smack this poor bastard
in the head with a brick - what's the difference? And does anybody
think they slammed his head gently or lightly?
And how the fuck do you slam a guy's head with a brick without the
intent to inflict "severe pain or suffering?"
Give me this Bybee piece of shit for an hour -
I'll tie him to a chair and do all kinds of painful shit to him,
all the while I'll remember that my intention
is not to inflict severe
pain or suffering.
How does that work?
you beat a man's head with a brick with good intent?
"This past weekend our Commander in Chief displayed
some real presidential sac. I say Hail to the Beef . He steered America out of dangerous waters
and helped her escape some pretty unsavory characters. No, not the pirates. I'm talking about the
Bill of Rights lovers who keep humping the leg of habeas corpus... You see, the president is fighting a federal
court's ruling that the detainees at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Force base have the right to habeas corpus, that
they have the right to challenge their detention. But he's just following the long-standing principle of American justice
- Guilty until proven forgotten about. Now, this is essentially the same stance taken by George Bush with one
important difference, Obama makes the kids like it. Now, I don't know why he's denying them habeas corpus,
I can only assume the guys they've got detained over there did something really unforgivable like remind
Obama he was once a professor of constitutional law. That is cold."
-- Stephen Colbert, Video
Excerpt: To read the four newly released memos on prisoner
interrogation written by George W. Bushís Justice Department is to take
a journey into depravity.
Their language is the precise bureaucratese favored
by dungeon masters throughout history. They detail how to fashion a collar
for slamming a prisoner
against a wall, exactly how many days he can
be kept without sleep (11), and what, specifically, he should be told before
being locked in a box with
an insect - all to stop just short of having
a jury decide that these acts violate the laws against torture and abusive
treatment of prisoners.
In one of the more nauseating passages, Jay Bybee,
then an assistant attorney general and now a federal judge, wrote admiringly
about a contraption
for waterboarding that would lurch a prisoner
upright if he stopped breathing while water was poured over his face. He
praised the Central Intelligence
Agency for having doctors ready to perform an
emergency tracheotomy if necessary...
These memos make it clear that Mr. Bybee is unfit
for a job that requires legal judgment and a respect for the Constitution.
Congress should impeach him.
And if the administration will not conduct a
thorough investigation of these issues, then Congress has a constitutional
duty to hold the executive branch
accountable. If that means putting Donald Rumsfeld
and Alberto Gonzales on the stand, even Dick Cheney, we are sure Americans
can handle it.
After eight years without transparency or accountability,
Mr. Obama promised the American people both. His decision to release these
was another sign of his commitment to transparency.
We are waiting to see an equal commitment to accountability.
Why didn't they seceed in 1999?
Then Bush would've just destroyed Texas.
"Abu Zubaydah had a paranoia about stinging
insects, so they put him in cramped space with a caterpillar and told him it
stung -- and it worked! And this is what supposedly makes us the moral equivalent of Al-Qaeda."
-- the Vulgar Pigboy, certainly telling more lies,
It's my guess they put him in a room with 1,000 bees.
Can't we get just one Republican blowhard to submit to a guy like
me for "questioning?"
I'll have the bastard understanding the meaning of torture in
less than one minute.
Excerpt: Obama did the right thing this week when he ordered
the release of Justice Department memos that the Bush bastards
used to justify CIA torture of Al Qaeda prisoners
in its custody.
The president and Atty. Gen. Eric Holder also
were correct when they not only renounced any future recourse to torture,
but said there will be no prosecutions of the
officers who did so under orders and believed their actions were legal.
The president is whistling past the graveyard,
though, when he insists that this is "a time for reflection, not retribution."
Without facts, reflection is little more than
daydreaming. That's why Pat Leahy is right to call for a truth commission
that can render an accurate historical accounting
of the executive branch's shameful conduct over the last seven years.
A truth commission is important because of the
public rhetoric of the Bush bastards -- the very ones who pushed so hard
behind closed doors for permission to torture
and who have argued so strenuously that the legal memos ought to remain
"What's most striking about the tea-party movement
is that most of the organizers haven't ever organized, or even participated, in a protest
rally before. General disgust has drawn a lot of people off the sidelines and into the political arena, and they
are already planning for political action after today."
-- Glenn Reynolds, Link
FOX Whore News is saying up to 800,000 people joined in, nationwide.
Let's see, 310 million people, (doing the math) it looks like
25%of one percent of the country gives a fuck about the lies FOX WHORE NEWS is
spewing about tea bagging.
When we protested Bush, and had a half million people in each
of several cities, the whore media said,
"There were protestors AND Bush supporters
marching today, back to you, Neil,"
Excerpt: As for this week's tea parties, few people seemed
to have any idea what, exactly, the events were meant to protest.
Even Fox News, which served as both quarterback
and head cheerleader for the protests, had trouble explaining what
the attendees were upset about, and what they
wanted. They were angry, Fox told us -- but angry at what? Some were
angry about taxes, or (typically unspecified)
spending, or Washington, or (purely imaginary) attempts to repeal the
Second Amendment. Others just seemed angry at
the wind. In Texas, some members of the "Party of Lincoln"
even began talking about seceding from the United
One thing was clear: They were angry. Fox News'
Neil Cavuto made that clear during an exchange with Bill O'Reilly:
"They're annoyed at everybody. ... There is
a palpable rage here. ... These were a lot of average folks who said they were sick of it. ... They're just
very angry. They don't like being laughed at. They don't like being joked about. They're average folks who want
to just be treated like average Americans who are angry."
(Presumably, the people who don't like being laughed
at were not the people who walked around with bags of tea
dangling from the frames of their glasses.)
Excerpt: Reaganís massive deregulation was the key to
generate great wealth over a short period of time without regard to consequence.
The Reaganiteís desire to return to post Roosevelt
governance was the birth of unpatriotic greed. The Reaganites were so intent
on destroying all federal social programs such
as SS, they purposively spent heavily on military and other dead end money
to create a massive federal debt liability. Their
intent was to spend so much at the federal level all social programs would
be discontinued for the US to stay solvent. The
Social Security Fund was and is the republican grail of privatization nirvana.
All that money lying around just waiting to be
acquired. For those who still remain lukewarm on the issue, think of this.
politicians have never argued that Social Security
tax should cease, they argue that the taxes should go to a private entity
taxpayer investment. We see what deregulation
has brought to the financial markets, that is social security waiting to
happen if we allow
any form of social security modification, privatization
or reforms. And you wondered why Grover Norquist worships Reagan.
I voted for Obama in the Florida primary ( even
though I was told my vote would not count ),
I voted for him for President. I contributed
to his campaign and knocked on doors for him.
That being said, I must express my dismay at
his decision not to investigate those
that tortured in my name per the Bush memos that
were released this week,
The entire defense used by those tried at Nuremburg
centered around two issues.
(1) "I did not know what was going on" and (2)
"I was only following orders."
Demjanjuk said as much in his deportation hearing.
His defense was that he did not know
those evil acts occurred at Sobibor and what
ever he did he did because he was following orders.
I have always accused my friends that are"loyal
Bush supporters" for the past 8 years
of not holding Bush accountable for his Unconstitution
actions. They, not I, allowed Bush
to drive this country into the ditch.
Since I am an Obama supporter it is my duty as
a citizen NOT to defend his decisions
that are so boneheaded as this decision not to
investigate, bring charges if warranted,
hold trials and allow justice to take its course.
Torture is against the law.
Mike, you're not alone, but maybe it's deeper than that.
I'm disappointed, too, but Obama has more facts (and is tons
smarter) than you and me.
What if his only option is putting a spotlight on Bush's crimes?
Maybe we could do the South African thing here:
Confess your crimes, all of them, ON THE RECORD AND IN PUBLIC,
and we'll get past this.
But anything you try to hide - and get caught on - you're charged with
and you do the time.
But if I know our sissfied Democrats, they'll say
"That's much too harsh."
I got hired as a dealer for the WSOP this year,
they are having a 1,000 dollar buy in event, for the first time.
It's the "Stimulus Special" Sat. May 30th.
The rest of the schedule can be found at Worldseriesofpoker.com
If the money for the Bartcop WSOP dream slows
down you should offer folks half their donation as action,
somebody gives you 100 dollars, give them 5%
of any winnings you make, etc. etc.
-- Mike the Dealer.
Mike, that's a great idea - let's do that, because it looks
we're gathering enough donations to make that happen.
donated gets you 5% of my winnings.
Join Team Bartcop to make this once-in-a-lifetime dream
"They could have asked those questions quietly.
That could have been a quiet story. It could have been a story that came out the day after the election...And
itís unfortunate that those last-minute, eleventh-hour charges can have an impact on the race...Youíve
got two reporters who inserted themselves into a Democrat campaign commercial four days before an election,
which I found stunning." --
Norm Coleman, angry that reporters listed the facts about funny, funneled
So Clooney and his brave crew in The
Perfect Storm, are toast?
Not to mention the guy in The Old Man and
Wes in NYC
You're in favor of killing (from orbit with star
wars lasers, apparently) ANY small boat more than 50 miles offshore?
Dude, I must have read you wrong, because that's
like Ted Nugent-retarded right there. That's every fishing boat
(seen The Perfect Storm? Those guys were
halfway to Greenland), every recreational sailor (the CLOSEST Bahamas
islands to Miami are 60 miles out, and most are
3 times that), and let's not forget all those brave men in speedboats,
pressing onward thru the dark of night, smuggling
in the weed you were apparently smoking when you printed that goofy shit.
Please tell me I read you wrong, Bart.
No, you have it right.
I want to murder every fisherman in the
I want them all lined up and shot - every one
Dead, dead, dead - because I hate
fish and the people who fish for 'em.
Murder is generally my first choice whenever
I have to make a decision.
Did you really mean to write such a crazy e-mail?
BTW, I only smoke good, old American God's flowers.
I don't know a lot about boats, but surely our satellites and
jet fighters can tell the difference
between a slow-as-Bush fishing boat and a 5-man speedboat designed
to attack a big ship.
I mean, one is big and slow and designed to carry tons
Bart, Iíve been thinking about all the calls
for secessesion from Texas and Georgia and other southern states and I
say let them go.
But before they do we should close down ALL the
military bases and move them to northern states that want to stay in the
Not only military bases but VA hospitals, USDA
offices, national parks and other federally operated offices.
Note: Moving Big Bend National Park will
Then we need to go through and blow up every dam
and reservoir that was created by the TVA and WPA during the depression
using US federal money, we wouldnít want them
to taint themselves with having to get water from a corrupt system.
And of course
Texas can start patrolling their own border with
Republic of Texas money, they can land their planes with Republic of Texas
they can keep up the national parks and dams
using Republic of Texas money. Iím sure Rick Perry already has this
all figured out.
You see everyone thinks that reconstruction ended
in the 1800ís, but it hasnít. The south got (and still gets) all
those military bases
and federal offices in order to create jobs for
a poor region. The south sucks on the teat of the government more
than any other part
of the country and this is never truer than the
state of Texas. If they want to threaten to leave the union they
should realize that a large
chunk of their employment comes from the federal
government. So I say let them leave, we could certainly use the jobs
up here in
the north. They can start paying their
own way for a change. And if the people in the south think taxes
are bad now, try it without
all the government handouts they are currently
I pay my taxes gladly each year because I figure
itís a small price to pay to live in the greatest country in the world.
Those that donít want to pay their taxes are,
in my mind, un-patriotic.
Tony, MSgt, USAFR
Subject: Your comment on
that Monkey Mail with the monkey kid
You had me laughing so hard at John
Murphy who wrote the monkey mail! You toy with them like a cat who knows
the mouse is going to get totally devoured.
I just read your response again and I'm
laughing so hard I've got tears in my eyes.
That was precious.
Címon monkeysÖ send in some more mail
so I can laugh even harder!
Debbie in Milwaukee, WI
That Monkey Mail from #2319 (Thursday the 16th)
was old school classic stupid monkey mail.
Inconsistent punctuation, bad spelling, piss-poor
grammar and less logic than a dollar store calculator.
This jerkoff has some nerve to talk about "the
most poorly educated people in America."
Funny how a Democratic president has brought
the morons out of hibernation, and they still think it's 1994.
What a beautiful monkey take-down, Bart.
You cured my high blood pressure, depression,
and back pain all at once with that one.
(Unless it was the Vicodin kicking in -
Endless props and thanks to the great American
treasure from Tulsa!
Monkey Mail is the easiest and funnest part of this job.
"I don't think we should question Obama's patriotism
or his intentions. Let's give the new administration a
chance. Let's not question their intentions." -- Bahbi Jindal, taking himself out of the 2012
As a retired journalist I know first hand why
newspapers are nearly obsolete...like the financial institutions
and all of corporate america they are TOP HEAVY.
Those at the top of their organizational charts are grossly overpaid
while the lower echeclon of measley writers and
editors are underpaid, making less than teachers, policemen and firemen.
I personally love hearing the death squeals of
the corporate pigs.
Excerpt: Human rights groups and torture victims expressed
disappointment Friday with Obama's decision
not to prosecute CIA operatives who used torture
on helpless victims, many of whom were innocent.
Obama sought to turn a page on what he called
"a dark and painful chapter" with his announcement a day earlier.
He condemned torture while promising to let the
trotruers go free, pissing off a lot of people. The decision left
bitter in the Muslim world, where there was widespread
anger over abuse of detained terror suspects. It could tarnish
Obama's growing popularity among Arabs and Muslims,
who have cheered his promises to close Gitmo and leave Iraq.
"All of us in Guantanamo never had hope or faith
in the American government," said Jomaa al-Dosari, a Saudi who spent
six years being tortured at Gitmo. "We only ask
God for our rights and to demand justice for the wrongs we experience
in this life. There will be a time in history
when every person who committed a wrong will be punished."
So - why did Obama bother with that lofty inaugural speech and "unclenching
fists" if he was going to do this?
Why did he bother making his first interview with Al Jazeera if he
was going to turn a blind eye to the torturers?
I realize that he's stuck - he's either got to piss off the Muslim world
45% of America, but deep down,
aren't most Republicans against torturing the innocent hoat herders?
I have no idea what that's like - I guess you don't, either.
What's it like being tortured for hour after hour, day after day, week
month after month, year after year? How does the human brain
cope with that?
Seems like the humane thing would be to allow the innocent to commit
suicide - but there was no way
the prisoners can, so they had no choice but to put up with it,
hour after hour, day after day, week after week,
month after month, year after year - and *my* president is OK with
letting the sadistic bastards off the hook?
But, as always, I have to remember the important question,
"Compared to who?" However bad the torturing was, it has stopped.
Things are certainly better than they were under torturer Fuhrer Bush.
The cartoonist is Scott Stantis, a conservative,
but a very reasonable one.
He really went after the Smirking Chimp over
his borrow-and-spend and especially torture and surveillance.
Nice to see a GOPer who isn't the slightest bit
worried about displeasing Pigboy, especially in the Old South.
If this keeps up, Future elections will be between
us and the Libertarians, with the Rethugs getting 10%
and winning the strip of land from Charleston
Badger in Colorado
A reasonable conservative?
What will they think of next?
Republicans - too busy to mess with New Orleans
while Katrina was strangling 11,000 people of color.
Subject: Olbermann gone
Who pissed in Keith's Triple A-Rod Latte?
The one guy I thought may see that a little diplomacy
might come in handy, has already, after fewer than
90 days in office, called Obama a conspirator
in the BFEE handiwork of the last eight years.
Sure investigating the Cheney years is important,
but not before we can make sure that people keep their jobs and homes.
WERE I BEEN AS THEY HAD TO DO, (Is
that a rhetorical landmine you just laid there?) I would focus on straightening shit out for everyone
first, then get some payback.
Is Keith just a liberal George Will? A baseball
expert blowhard? Or does the fact that
he has to be a blowhard compel him to seem like
a stick of deep-fried shit?
Speaking of which, I'll bet a bottle of Chinaco
that Keith will be the new John Madden.
At least you never let me down.
Ed Schultz's TV show is a fucking disaster as
Too bad my friend who was a VP of Talent Development
for Disney got laid off.
When I read your comments about USA Today
not "giving" their customers what they want, followed immediately by your
for comtributions, the irony was inescapable.
Know what? Someone who reads USA Today for free is not really a customer
The people who buy hard copies are customers.
You comment, i.e. complain, that only 2% of your readers contribute. I would bet that even a smaller percentage of
those who read USA Today online contribute to USA Today. Yet you
call them bastards
for not giving you their entire publication online
for free. I believe you also have content, what you call Bartcop
Radio, that you only
provide to paying customers. Doesn't that
make you a bastard because you don't give away everything for free.
If not, why not?
Dave, boy - I'd hate to be you right now.
Say, do you have a digital camera nearby? I'd like to try an experiment.
Point the digi-cam at your face and I'll tell you when to snap
Right now the facts are chomping at the bit to kick your ass.
I'll bet it was an accident that you missed this part:
> One of the worst offenders us USA Whore Today. I'll read
something, then I'll want to put it on the page > so I search for it online - but it's not there and I'll
be damned if I'll spent half a day re-typing an entire story.
What does that tell a sharp guy like yourself?
I can't find a USA Today story online - where did I find it?
C'mon, let that giant light bulb appear over your head.
I subscribe to USA Today - how else would I know to search
for a certain story online?
I don't have time to re-type what's in my ink-stained hand -
what pisses me off.
Regarding the rant from Danny - I have two
American cars I love, a 1999 Tahoe and a 2006 Buick.
Both are really nice cars, but I wonít buy American
again. Why? The dealerships.
They lie and promise you anything to get you to
buy, and then when you go to pick up the car
expecting that piece of trim to be tightened
down or that auto start installed, they tell you sorry
when they canít do it, and you canít return the
brand new car but theyíll buy it back as ďusedĒ.
Then the service department canít fix anything
under warranty to save their lives.
They canít even find the problem even though
4 other casual observers noticed it
Ö.and suddenly, when itís out of warranty they
can figure it outÖwith a hefty price tag.
Sorry GMÖitís not you; itís your dealers that
Jim in Topeka
The last time I bought GM was a 1987 Cutlass Supreme.
I paid extra for a bumper-to-bumper warranty
that was good for a year.
After 11 months, I took my car back to the dealer
with 14 complaints.
They told me one
of my 14 complaints was covered on my bumper-to-bumper warranty.
That was the last time I bought GM.
With Honda and Toyota, after 11 months we had no complaints.
Greeting from dusty Iraq again!
It's spring, so we have the spring sandstorms
to deal with.
It just plain gets nasty. I'm glad the
govt got rid of that problem in the US,
you have to wonder if the wingers think we DESERVED
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