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 Thurs-Friday  May 21-22, 2009  Vol 2339 - Snake Charmer 

Quote of the Day

"Iíve dealt with our intelligence professionals 
  for the last three-and-a-half years on an almost 
  daily basis, and itís hard for me to imagine that 
  they would ever mislead a member of Congress." 
     -- John Boehner, with a straight face,   Link

  Yeah, it's almost impossible for a spy to mislead.

In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Bush's Illegal Torture Crimes 
Arrow Playing the Pelosi card HOT
Arrow Steele's Reset Button HOT
Arrow Pigboy's Race to the Bottom HOT
Arrow Green Day vs Wal-Mart 
Arrow Raped, Beaten for Decades HOT
Arrow Reid Bends Over Again 
Arrow Tiffani Thiessen back on TV 




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"Limbaugh hasn't had a natural erection since the Nixon Administration; think he's compensating for something?
Now, I wouldn't pick on him for any of this stuff, not his blubbiness, not his man-boobs, not his inability to have a natural
erection -- none of that stuff -- to me, off limits until! until! -- Mr. Limbaugh, you turn that sort of gun on somebody else
-- once you start doing that, you're fair game, fat boy. Absolutely, you jiggly pile of mess. You're just fair game, and you're
going to get it, too. You'd better watch what you say, Limbaugh, because it can come back the other way."
     -- Ron Reagan Jr., after the Pigboy said Pelosi was shaking from Botox withdrawal,     Link

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Bush's Illegal Torture Crimes


It is clear that increasingly abusive interrogation techniques were used on Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee,
in the months between his capture and the first Justice Department memo authorizing harsh interrogations. But the legal
guidance that authorized those early interrogations remains shrouded in secrecy.

Zubaydah was picked up on March 28, 2002. The Justice Department issued its first memo on torture four months later on Aug. 1.

Zubaydah's lawyer, Brent Mickum, believes documents and testimony in the public record establish 'beyond question
that Abu Zubaydah was subjected to torture before the issuance of the Aug. 1 memorandum.'

So even if the Bush bastards made torture legal, it wasn't legal when they tortured Zubaydah.
If only we could get Reid & Pelosi to do their jobs...

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"The CIA has a very bad record when it comes to honesty. It goes back a long time. During my tenure as chairman
of the Intelligence Committee during the 104th Congress, there were repeated instances where we didnít get information
that was there. It's a real problem as to how you get the information. The current controversy involving Speaker Pelosi
and the CIA is very unfortunate in my view because it politicizes the issue and takes away attention from what ought to be
the focus Ė and that is how does the Congress get accurate information from the CIA."
     -- Arlen Specter, backing Pelosi,    Link

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Playing the Pelosi card
What? CIA operatives concealed the truth
about torture from a San Francisco liberal? No!
 by Gene Lyons


Less high-minded GOP savants went to work on Pelosi's makeup, hair and clothing. That dashing babe-magnet Limbaugh
made Botox jokes. On CNN, chivalric Republican consultant Alex Castellanos quipped, "If Speaker Pelosi were still capable
of human facial expression, we'd see she'd be embarrassed, because, right now, she is in a very Nixon-like position."


Evidence for the latter proposition is surprisingly thin. Pelosi's attackers cite an allegedly dispositive rebuke by Obama's CIA director,
Leon Panetta. Viewed with even minimal skepticism, however, Panetta's remarks look like a carefully lawyered nondenial denial.

"Let me be clear," Panetta said. "It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values."
The day a CIA director of either party admits otherwise will be a memorable one indeed.

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 Subject: opening

Michael Vick got out of jail today... there is a cell available .... how about we throw Dick Cheney in it?

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"You did lie! What do you mean, I'm 'accusing' you? You sat there and you were a lying sack o' dog mess."
    -- Whoopie Goldberg to that shit, Glen Beck,    Link

 Once again we see that comedians are the only ones willing to take on the Fascist dogs.

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Subject: buy American?

My grandson likes Hershey's candy.  It is marked Made in Mexico now.  I do not buy it any more.
Colgate toothpaste is made in Mexico now. I switched to Crest.  You have to read the labels on everything.

I went to Kroger for 6 light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle and right next to the GE brand
I normally buy was an off brand labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were
the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the GE bulbs were
made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in Cleveland , Ohio .

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand
was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free
I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

So my challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what
you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

We can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from China ...........

Let's help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U.S.A.!!!`

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Tom Steele Tries The Reset Button


It's actually been a pretty good week for Steele.   On Meet the Whore, he generally got the better of the DNC chairman,
Gov. Tim Kaine, who doesn't have the temperament for those type of he-said, he-said encounters. Steele's speech to the
National Rifle Association convention was very well recieved. And the RNC announced another banner fundraising month.

Still, about half of the RNC membership seems to have their daggers drawn for the guy. A good number of long-time members
can't accept the fact that Steele, a Black man, controls the party. They don't like the people he's put in place, but they can't find
any egregious internal missteps, aside from perhaps the faux pas of paying some of his aides a generous salary. Steele has opened up
many RNC contracts to competitive bidding, even though he has been criticized for smaller financial decisions.

Plainly, Steele's biggest hurdle has been his skin color and his inability to figure out his place in the universe. He is no longer a
spokesman for the party; he's the spokesman for the party, and that responsibility carries with it a series of internal checks on
what he should say.  And despite intense counseling from his aides, Steele is the type of guy who warms to his audience and then
goes white-hot, telling people in front of them what he thinks they want to hear. It's a great quality for a back-slapping CEO,
but it's a potentially fatal fault for a guy in charge of a party that hasn't figured out what its core problem is.

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Mike Malloy Live


"Wal-Mart's become the biggest retail outlet in the country, but they won't carry our record 
  because they wanted us to censor it, but there's nothing dirty about our record."
       --  Green Day's Billy Armstrong,   Link

 Wal-Mart is as power hungry as Dick Cheney.
 This is a real problem and I'm not talking about just selling records.
 Wal-Mart is a big, bad bully and if you don't jump thru all their hoops,
  just like Dick Cheney, they'll tell you to go fuck yourself.

 The members of Green Day are all multi-millionaires so they'll do just fine 
 without having to deal with the big bad bully, but there are smaller people 
 who have no choice but to knuckle under.

 And once Wal-Mart succeeds in killing every small business in America,
 then they'll turn on us like a damn oil company and their monopoly will 
 allow them to sell us a quart of milk for $50 if they want.  And if you 
don't like it, go buy yourself a cow and get your milk that way.

 F-ing Wal-Mart - they could put an "Explicit Lyrics" label on the Green Day CD
 but nooooooooo.  It's a lot more fun to make the product producers jump thru hoops.

 Or maybe it's not the lyrics.
 Maybe they think Armstong should be playing in G minor instead of A.

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 Subject: U-bama

Hi Bart,

It is time we remind Obama who elected him and why. His U-turns on the very issues we hated the 
BFEE for are cause for us be very concerned. The reversals amount to 'friendly-fire' and it sucks.

"Meet the new boss.. same as the old boss" is starting to be gaining a lot of validity lately. 
Fortunately for the Demmies the repugs are worse-er, but it sucks watching the Party of Hope 
become another Repug-Lite party. 

Screw the moderates and bipartisanship - how is that anything near change? I am with you 100% 
on how stupid and pathetic the Demmies are. If Ubama had balls ... (should I finish this?) he'd pick 
a flaming liberal for his SCOTUS pick because it would be fun to watch the repugs' heads explode again.
 Steve in PA,  which seems to have correctly picked Hillary.

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The Internet as Imagined in 1969


"Can we finally put to bed the pipe dream 
 that 60 Democratic votes in the Senate will matter?"
     -- John Cole,     Link

 He has a point.

 The Dems are too willing to stab Obama in the back 
 AND they're afraid of any Republican who says "Boo."

 ...and yes, I'm talking to you, Harry Reid.

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Pigboy's Race to the Bottom
 His anal fetish is getting worse


Critics say that the vulgar Pigboy likes to talk out of his ass. But that's only half the story: Rush can't stop talking about butt, either.
It's too bad that Sigmund Freud's long dead, because Rush is his dream patient, with an obvious diagnosis: Limbaugh has an anal fixation.

Rush is riding high; on Wednesday he made headlines with a faux-resignation as head of the Republican Party, handing the reins over
to nemesis Colin Powell. But even as his power in the party grows, El Rushbo remains fixated on political humiliation -- his, and other
people's -- and it's amazing how frequently such humiliation focuses on the hind quarters.

Last week, Limbaugh lamented that Obama will likely destroy the economy, because "he's being followed around by a bunch of sycophants
who are going to die of anal poisoning" -- a disease that Google suggests Limbaugh himself invented. Most notoriously, the Pigboy complained
in January: 'We are being told that we have to hope (Obama) succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles, bend over forward,
backward, whichever, because his father was black, because this is the first black president."

Longtime readers know Rush got out of going to Vietnam because his "personal hygeine"
wasn't acceptable to the army at a time when they used the draft to kidnap people.

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Thousands of Rapes, Beatings, Humiliations
 Yep, that's the Catholic Church, all right


After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes,
humiliation and beatings at Catholic Church-run reform schools for Ireland's castaway children.

The 2,600-page report painted the most detailed and damning portrait yet of church-administered abuse
in a country grown weary of revelations about child molestation by priests.  (They mean Ireland, not the US)

The investigation uncovered previously secret Vatican records that demonstrated
church knowledge of pedophiles in their ranks all the way back to the 1930s.
The probe ó which was resisted by Catholic religious orders ó concluded the rapists
shielded their orders' pedophiles from arrest amid a culture of self-serving secrecy.

And it's still going on today - are you still sending them money?

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"Here's one thing that hasn't changed in the Obama era: Republicans are still able to come up with scare tactics
that turn Senate Democrats into a terrified and incoherent bunch of mewling babies...Ah well. Old habits die hard, I guess.
And Senate Democrats apparently remain an easily frightened bunch, after eight years of faint-hearted submission."
     -- Dan Froomkin, who sounds like he's been reading  bartcop.com,   Link

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"Obama's own party won't support him against even the most transparent and insipid demagoguery coming from
the conservative noise machine. The GOP's brain trust isn't offering even a hint of a substantive case that the
U.S. Army can't safely keep a few dozen detainees behind bars in a military prison, but Dems are caving anyway.
Because they're scared. And then they wonder why voters continue to think that a party that can be bitch slapped
so easily might be viewed as weak on national security."
     --  Kevin Drum, who sounds like he's been reading  bartcop.com,   Link

                                "Please don't hurt us!"

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 Subject: the scalpel slashed his genitals, then he confessed


 I'll bet Lee Greenwood is ashamed of America.

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Harry Reid Bends Over Again


"No, the only fault here lies with the majority Senate Democrats, who are redefining not only the contemporary meaning
of majority, but easy intimidation.  All it takes from the Republican side is a muffled Boo! and the Dems -- in this instance
with the honorable exceptions of Durbin, Carl Levin, Jack Reed, Pat Leahy, Tom Harkin and Sheldon Whitehouse -- scurry
hither and yon to the political safety of awed cowardice.

Leading the charge of retreat? But of course: the habitually retreating Harry Reid, who actually said
"Guantanamo makes us less safe," so it logically follows that "this is neither the time nor the bill to deal with this."

The writer sounds like he's been reading bartcop.com,    Link

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 Subject: e-mailing Obama


For what itís worth, I sent an email to Obama pleading with him not to let the torturers go free. I have a son serving in Iraq, 
and this issue means a lot to me. I will send a daily email to him until he either shits or gets off the pot. I am sick of Cheneyís 
incessant bleating and the antics of cowards like Joe Scarborough and others. Just sick of the lot of them and the influence 
these losers have on the people currently in office.

I know my email will be probably be meaningless but what the hell else can I do?

The fear factor no longer works for me. I know life is finite, and that someday, I will die, so why worry about Al Qaeda? 
Iíd rather die knowing our Constitution was still in one piece than live to be old knowing we didnít do a fucking thing 
about guys like Bush and Cheney.

We canít let Obama slide on this issue. We just canít. Keep it swinging bro.
 Nancy in VA

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Subject: Pelosi

Bart, I'd like to say I think you are wrong about Nancy Pelosi and the  issue of impeachment. While I can't read her mind, 
I think it's fair  to say that she's shown herself to be a very smart politician who  knows how to navigate the Congress - and to 
stay on top once she gets on top. 

Now, impeachment is a political act that has no real  consequences other than loss of status. Even if convicted, there are no fines, 
no jail sentence - you just leave town and after a short  period of being shunned, you write a book and hit the talk show  circuit 
to continue to make your case. Bill Clinton was impeached,  after all, and it hasn't hurt him one bit. Do you think if he had been 
convicted by the Senate that he would be in a much different place  than he is right now? Unlikely. Hillary may have suffered 
more than  he, but that's a discussion for another day.

What Pelosi has never done to my knowledge is take criminal indictment off the table. A criminal indictment would be impossible if Bush,  
Cheney, et al. had been impeached and/or removed from office. The  public would believe that they had already been punished enough.

Pelosi is a smart cookie - don't underestimate her. Like Obama, I  believe she takes a very long term strategic view of these matters.  
There's a reason she is being so vigorously attacked by the right.  They may not be good at much, but self-preservation has been their 
strong suit. They may have met their match in Nancy Pelosi. It's clear  that panic is setting in and the Republicans do not have a leader 
that  enough people will follow. Contrast this with the Democrats and  President Obama.

Let's just wait and see what happens as a result of this witch hunt. I think Nancy Pelosi is fully capable of 
and willing to make short term  sacrifices and endure some harassment if there is a worthwhile end goal.

Just my opinion.
 Joanne from Wisconsin 

The threat of impeachment is almost the same as impeachment.
A mugger doesn't have to stab you - showing you the knife is enough to make you give up the wallet.

Keeping her mouth shut wouldve been better than announcing "off the table."

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All season, the judges declared Adam Lambert the winner and I think that doomed him.
The constant fawning, "You're the greatest ever!!" probably turned off a lot of people.

Since nobody watched TV's highest rated show, you missed performances by:
Keith Urban, Carlos Santana, The Black Eyed Peas, Cindy Lauper, Nicole Richie's dad,
Rod Stewart, Kiss, who I don't remember seeing on TV before, and Queen.

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 Subject: The People Rule - Somewhat

The new law reforming credit card laws is a big step forward in a new America where the people come before the banks.
However the banks had enough control over both Democrats and Republicans to delay the law for 9 months while the banks
rip use off as much as they possibly can with interest rates in excess of 30% and retroactive fees.

Although the people got Obama elected we have to keep the pressure on the Congress and make then feel the people's wrath.
We Americans have to take this country back from those who devastated the economy.

Marc Perkel
San Bruno, CA.
My blog: http://marc.perkel.com
Founder of the Church of Reality
"Reality Based Voter"

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I don't get this.
She stole from him.
How does that turn Dowd into Marshall's puppet?

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