"I'm bothered over Gitmo because it seems we've
created our own Hanoi Hilton. And we can live with that? It's a good thing I'm not president
because I would prosecute every person that was involved in that torture, I would prosecute the people that did
it and the people that ordered it, because torture is against the law. I was waterboarded at S.E.A.L. school.
It is torture. It's drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning...I'll put it
to you this way. You give me a waterboard, Dick Cheney, and one hour and I'll have him confess to the
Sharon Tate murders.""
-- Jesse Ventura, who often has moments of clarity ,
Bart, why is it that whenever someone rapes a
child, that person has to register as a sex offender and is scrutinized
and reviled for the rest of his life, yet when
child rape is carried out by soldiers under the auspices of a corrupt
government, they are regarded as heroes?
It seems child rape is only a heinous crime if
you're not part of the Bush Administration,
a soldier carrying out their orders, a fat drug-induced
pig like Limbaugh, or a Catholic priest.
Excerpt: Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi was first captured by the
US and tortured by CIA surrogates in an Egyptian cell. Apparently, they
and put him in a coffin for 17 hours as a mock-burial.
To end the severe mental and physical suffering, he confessed that Saddam
had trained al Qaeda terrorists in deploying
WMDs. This evidence was then cited by Colin Powell as part of the rationale
to war in Iraq.
And we wonder why torture is such a temptation.
Which politician wouldn't want to be able to manufacture evidence
to support what he wants to do anyway?
Yesterday, al-Libi was found dead in a Libyan
jail, an apparent "suicide".
"Why get in a fight with Rush Limbaugh?
It's not a very comforting vision to say my vision for the Republican Party's future is for
Rush Limbaugh to shut up... It's not the kind of thing that makes people stand up and say, 'Yeah
that's the kind of Republican Party I want.'"
-- Karl Rove, the man who brought Bush from 89% approval to about 26%,
When they fire Token Michael Tom Steele,
maybe they could make Rove the RNC Chairman?
Or maybe the vulgar Pigboy, himself?
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author of THE BIRD FLU MANUAL
Dude, it's late and I confess to indulging in
a bit of cheap tequila, but this sentence:
> "If no johns want to bang the Old Grey Whore,
maybe she should get out of the business.." is/was the funniest damn thing I've heard all
year to date.
Thank you for that
B, it was funny because it's true.
The NYWTimes sold us Bush's bloody war and now
we have 4200 dead soldiers and an empty Treasury.
For them to be known as "The
paper of record" is an abomination since
became Cheney's lie megaphone
that he could quote as proof that he was telling
Elliot Spitzer's hooker was expensive, too - but
she was still a hooker.
I'm really really disappointed in President Obama's
decision to block the court-ordered release of photos showing U.S. troops
abusing prisoners claiming that the release would
"further inflame anti-American opinion". Yes it might inflame some anti-American
opinion in the short term but in the long term
it will show the world the we are a nation of integrity and we don't cover
up criminal activity.
It shows the world that we are serious about
stopping torture. Torture is something America did and it's not just going
to go away if we
ignore it. It makes me wonder if Obama is serious
about torture. Does he not understand the magnitude of what torture means?
In particular I was offended by Obama's characterization
that Abu Ghraib had been dealt with saying that "the individuals who were
involved have been identified, and appropriate
actions have been taken." Obama went on to falsely claim that the abuses
were done by
"a small number of individuals."
What Obama doesn't get is that Torture was ordered by President Bush and
Vice President Cheney
who is still arguing that torture is legal and
that America is unsafe if we stop torturing. We can not let those who gave
the orders go unpunished
because if we do then it shows that America isn't
serious. All it says is that America doesn't torture when the Democrats
are in power.
It says that the issue of torture is subject
to interpretation rather than being an absolute rule.
When we elected Obama I thought we were electing
someone who was a leader. He depicted himself as the guy who spoke out
the Iraq War, and that "Change doesn't come from
Washington, change comes TO Washington." Now it appears Obama
and those who are on the inside want to sweep
out national sins under the rug and pretend they never happened. But torture
is like hiding
a rotting corpse in your basement. At some point
you have to drag it out and get rid of it. Mr. Obama, it's not going to
just go away!
You're a smart guy so figure it out.
The people are rising up and demanding resolution
and you don't want to be on the Republican side when the big wave comes!
Erik has been advertising on bartcom.com since 2002.
Subject: Why is the Dick
all over the TV? My Theory.
Cheney goes on all these shows, and feeds his
old puppet Bush a bit at a time to the media sharks.
Payback for Bush not giving Libby a pardon.
Then when it builds to such a frenzy that the
White House has to prosecute...
He gets a Ken Lay "heart attack", is "cremated"
the same day, and nobody gets to see the body.
"Keep in mind, it wasn't really torture, except
that it was only a few bad apples, except that it was legal, except that it was really effective,
except that the Democrats were in on it, except that it's all Bill Clinton's
-- Perry logan, Link
I have a thunderbolt for the Rethugs.
They think the line, "Well, Nancy Pelosi
knew, too," is going to help them.
Hey guys - guess what - Nancy Pelosi is expendable.
If she goes down with you - we're OK with that
Did you see the last few seconds of the season
The FBI has been trying to track down the mysterious
Turns out he's been hiding in a "parallel universe,"
which is OK because Fringe is a space monkey TV show like the X-Files
and those kinds of shows are OK.
The advertised shocker was Fringe
producer J.J. Adams, the guy who did the new Star Trek movie,
convinced Leonard Nimoy to play William
Bell, but he only had a few lines at the very end.
For me, the big shocker was at the very end, as
they pulled away to reveal the location
of Bell's office - it was in one of the top floors
of the World Trade Center.
Apparently, in this parallel unoiverse, they had a president
who actually came to work.
He wasn't a tax-cutting, religiously insane handjob, he was more than
just a lazy bastard.
In this world, the president heeded the warning he got on August 6th
that "Osama bin Laden was determined to strike inside the US soon,"
and this president actually protected America.
How did we get stuck in the fuct universe with Fuhrer Bush?
I want to be in the other universe - the one where Gore fought
back in Florida - and won.
It's been reported that anti-gay, silicone-enhanced, super-Christian Carrie Prejean and Michael Phelps "hooked up" recently.
"It's the same answer that Bush gave. She gave an honorable answer. She gave an answer from her heart."
-- Trump, saying Carrie Prejean can keep her crown
even tho she has a brain like that of George W Bush,
"The Republican Partyís difficulty in finding
something forward-looking to say - as well as the right people to say it - has been
on display since Obama defeated John McCain.
-- Adam Nagourney, NYWTimes, Link
Do you actually read the New York Times or do
you just hate it on principle?
I do read some of it every day and I don't see
what you do I guess.
Mike in Moo Hampshire
The NYWTimes fabricated Whitewater to try to bring down Clinton.
Whitewater had been investigated and dismissed, but the NYWTimes keep
story after story when there was no story. Ken Starr threatened
hundreds of people
with prison if they didn't give up something on the Clinton and after
several years and
$100M, the only crimes he was able to discover were consensual blow
The NYWTimes has been run by Drudge, Cheney and the vulgar Pigboy for
Not officially, but whatever those three wanted on the front page got
The same whores that fabricated Whitewater sold us Cheney's war.
And when people questioned Cheney he said, "Read
the NY Times for proof."
Of course, the NYWTimes and their for-sale whore reporters printed
every off-the-record lie
for the same reasons that Tim Russert said (under oath) that
he gave them softball treatment
- to get better access to the f-ing liars so they could advance their
To answer your question, I don't read the dead trees edition of the
I get NYWTimes links every day AND I've followed their lies closely
Remember Clinton fathering a Black bab y with a crack whore?
That made their front page, above the fold because Drudge and Rush claimed
it was true.
You think the NYW Times has credibility?
Compared to what other publication?
Excerpt: The House majority leader reluctantly agreed
Tuesday that congressional hearings should investigate Pelosi's
assertion that she wasn't informed, more than
six years ago, that torture was used on helpless Afghan goat herders.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called Republican challenges
to Pelosi's assertion a diversion from the real question of
whether the Bush bastards tortured terrorist
suspects. Nonetheless, he acknowledged the controversy should be resolved.
Democrats will hold a series of hearings on Justice
Department memos released last month that justified torture.
IF Pelosi gave them the green light, or failed to raise
an objection, how is she not co-responsible?
Excerpt: Cheney has replaced Sarah Palin as Rogue Diva.
Just as Jeb Bush and other Republicans are trying to get kinder and gentler,
Cheney has popped out of his dungeon, scary organ
music blaring, to carry on his nasty campaign of fear and loathing.
The man who never talked is now the man who wonít
The man who wouldnít list his office in the federal
jobs directory, who had his residence blocked on Google Earth,
who went to the Supreme Court to keep from revealing
which energy executives helped him write our energy policy,
is now endlessly yelping about how President
Obama is holding back documents that should be made public.
Cheney, who had five deferments to get out of
going to Vietnam, would rather follow a blowhard entertainer with three
divorces and a drug problem (who also avoided
Vietnam) than a four-star general who spent his life serving his country.
On the other hand, Powell is a whore who knew he was lying at
We have 4300 dead soldiers because Powell didn't have the guts to say,
"I refuse to lie."
Bart, I saw the movie Saturday afternoon. I totally
agree. It was an awesome movie.
Some people are having a fit because they pretty
much just erased every Star Trek movie or television show
ever made by resetting the timeline, but for
once I don't care about the total loss of continuity. More movies?
You betcha - they've got a clean slate to tell
any story they want.
Didn't Chris Pine absolutely nail the Jim Kirk
character? He made it his own, but every once in a while he'd
let his inner Bill Shatner show throw. It was
wonderful. But if there were an Oscar for best immersive imitation
of an actor as a character, it would go to Karl
Urban playing DeForest Kelley playing Dr. McCoy.
I think maybe he was channeling Bones.
I liked that the first thing Bones did when he
met Kirk was hand him a flask of whiskey.
Subject: Star Trek Movie
Bart, you were right about STAR TREK--not only
was it the best movie since The Wrath of Khan, but it was _fun_.
The new cast did a terrific job in bringing new
life to characters we've known for 40-plus years.
And you're also right about how they screwed up
the box-office data,
How the hell did they figure out its weekend
total on Sunday morning?
Great movie, though, and like you, I can't wait
for the sequels...
Subject: Star Trek Movie
It was dreck.I've seen better-written porn films.
1. The engine room was a brewery (with fun water
2. They come up with something called "red matter"
that makes black holes (DEUS EX MACHINA!!!!)
3. The crew is a bunch of angst-ridden teens
(ON THE FLAGSHIP??)!
4. They beam somebody (using old technology)
onto a ship in warp and light-years away.
5 McCoy uses a DISEASE as an excuse to
get Kirk on the ship.
6. Kirk is a dick, and only by becoming a larger
dick does he become captain.
Midshipman to captain in just
a few years! Great advancement!
7. Enterprise is built on the GROUND?
8. What does ruining a nice Corvette have to
do with anything but Kirk being an asshole?
Abrams really screwed the pooch and should have
read the ST bible.
He couldn't have fucked it up more. Reminds me
of poor Robert Heinlein and Starship Troopers.
Gene Rodenberry has got to be spinning so fast
he could warp out of his grave...
Steve in MT
Steve, America disagrees with you, but that doesn't make you wrong.
gave it a 96 out of 100 - and they hate everything.
Their quote: "Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with
action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please
traditional Trekkies and new fans alike."
If you sign up, tell them bartcop
They'll give us both some extra chips.
Subject: Entertainment choices
at the WHCA dinner...
Bart, you wrote:
> The real reason she's mad is everybody was
reminded of the superb beatdown that Stephen Colbert put on Bush, > because Bush's White House was too goddamn
stupid to realize that Colbert was the enemy.
You are making a very common mistake here.
The White House Correspondents Dinner is not put on by the White House.
Neither the President nor his staff choose who
will perform. Obama had very little say over who would perform or
what she would say.
So Obama did not condone what Sykes said; well
maybe a little by laughing. Obama did not pre-approve the script.
But then neither did Bush.
The WHCA puts on the dinner and chooses the entertainment.
Maybe choosing Colbert was the closest
that pack of lap dogs came during the eight years
of the Bush misadministration of showing some spine.
They showed none of course by falling back to
Rich Little the next year.
The only method of controlling who performs the
President has is by coming or not coming to the dinner.
Kennedy didnít threaten not to come over the
entertainer but he did force the WHCA to allow women;
specifically Helen Thomas to attend the formerly
men only dinner.
I believe the mistake is yours.
I don't care who officially makes the phone call,
you don't think they get White House approval
for the comic?
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radio programs. Airing weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. ET, Rhodes will enlighten and entertain listeners
with her trademark candid, incisive opinions...
If she's on the air, why not list the cities and
If she's on the web, why not give the link?
If she's not on, why not tell us when she'll be starting.
I like Randi (not as much as I did before she
went crazy) but does the drama ever end?
was her break-up with AAR.
was that "broken face" incident outside that bar.
was her break-up with Nova M.
threat to have her murdered.
For someone who talks for a living, why is there
always so much left unexplained?
Maybe Randi's middle name should be Murkey
because there's always something
that she'll be intending to clear up just as
soon as she's free to speak freely.
Excerpt: Rush Limbaugh was found dead tonight in his home of an apparent heart
Preliminary results indicate a prescription drug
overdose aggravated by Limbaugh's morbid obesity.
Several empty bottles of the prescription drugs
Viagra and Oxycontin were found littering the scene.
Hundreds of bodies of dead and rotting dittoheads
clutter the streets across the country
Notable deceased fans include Dick Armey, Rep.
Mike Pence of Indiana and
Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, and former White
House staffer Mary Matalin.
Excerpt: At the very end of the nearly two-hour segment,
it turns out, was another whack Steele took at his fellow Republicans.
left: Steele, Jeb (In red) and Romney Jack Cafferty
(in blue) covered the event for CNN
Responding to a caller disparaging the National
Handjob for a New America -- the new Republican re-branding effort
-- the RNC Chairman joined the fray, saying he
had "a problem" with the notion, as put forth by Jeb No-Last-Name,
that the party needed to move beyond the legacy
of Ronald Reagan.
'This tour is not about bringing minorities to
the Republican Party," Steele said, correcting his caller. "This listening
that these individuals have put in place is their
way, as they said, to look forward, bring about a grassroots caucus and
to bring moderates and like-minded Democrats
to a series of public forums around the country where we can have a
debate of ideas. Now, on its face I see nothing
wrong with that. But if you are going to go and start this and start slamming
Ronald Reagan, I have a problem. And it is going
to be an issue. Because you can't blame the past particularly when that
past contributed to the success of the party.
Numbnuts, fools and squeaking little gerbils - should I help them out?
Why not declare victory and move on?
Reagan's big message was lower taxes - and you got that.
Don't get me wrong - I'd just as soon see you jackals lose every election
from now on,
but after Reagan dropped taxes from 69% to 35% (whatever) you won that
why not say, "Thank you, Ronnie,"
and move with the rest of the country into the future?
Jeb's right - and I think he's just the man to lead you into
that bold, new future (snicker)
But hey, if you want to stay mired in the past, fighting amongst your
racist selves, be my guest.
And don't we feel a little sorry for Michael Tom Steele?
If he had any brains, he'd feel more used that Larry Craig's rectum.
"If the Democrats are telling us the truth
when they say that the Republican Party's committing suicide, then why wouldn't they want who they believe
to be the architects of this demise -- me and Cheney -- to continue speaking?" -- the Vulgar Pigboy,
Butt Rush, we DO want you and the Dikk to keep speaking.
Please give more speeches like you did at CPAC.
A few years ago, it was the middle of July and
I came across this young guy with his thumb out for a ride west of Tucson.
It was hot as hell, with no trees in sight, so
I stopped to offer the lad a ride. He was hispanic, and didn't speak
I am conversant in spahish, so I asked him what
he was doing out there. He told me he had gone to visit his sister,
and needed a ride back to Phoenix. I knew
it was a crock of shit, but I didn't care.
He was a human being in a bad situation, so I
helped him out. When we arrived in Tucson,
I dropped him off at a gas station, and gave
him a handfull of quarters to buy some water.
I wished him luck. End of story.
According to your website, if I had done that
in Oklahoma, I could have been arrested as a felon.
Fucking conservatives are clueless.
Ron in Arizona
"Slavery built the South. Iím not saying we
should bring it back; Iím just saying it had its merits.
For one thing, the streets were safer after dark." -- Piggy Pigboy, letting his true feelings show
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