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 Weekend-Tuesday  May 23-26, 2009  Vol 2340 - Traction 
See more by  Bruce Yurgil

Quote of the Day
"The wealthy decided they didn't have enough wealth. 
  They wanted more -- a lot more. So they systematically 
  set about to fleece the American people out of their 
  hard-earned money. Now, why would they do this? 
  That is what I seek to discover in this movie." 
     -- Michael Moore, maybe been reading  bartcop.com?   Link

  I've been screaming that as loud as I can.
  That money didn't "evaporate," the Bush bastards stole it.
  Good luck to my good friend Michael in exposing those crooks.


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Sotomayor Nominated 
Arrow Gates, Ridge: Cheney is Crazy HOT
Arrow NYW Times Helps Bushies HOT
Arrow Schultz to Pigboy: Suck on This HOT
Arrow One Less Torture Asshole 
Arrow Dikk Cheney is angry  HOT
Arrow Jesse Ventura vs Hannity 
Arrow Victoria Principal - Gun crazy? 





"I don’t think he planned to be doing this after they left office in January. But as it became clear that
  President Obama was not only going to be stopping some of these policies, that he was going to be
  releasing the - the techniques themselves, so that the terrorists could now train to them..."
     -- Liz Cheney, trying to keep her crooked Dad out of prison,    Link

 She has a point.
 Now that the enemy knows we torture them by cutting off their air, 
 all they have to do is find a work-around for breathing and then we'll 
 have to come up with another way to torture them.

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Hispanic Woman nominated to high court


Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday,
praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.

Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated,
adding she has earned the "respect of colleagues on the bench," the admiration of lawyers who appear in her court and
"the adoration of her clerks."

Plus, she was first nominated by Bush the Smarter so she seems like an easy confirmation.
I would've preferred a more radical Leftist, but she'll do. 

The biggest problem is she's been nominated by the party of Spineless Wimps.
If any Rethug says, "Boo," look for several stab-in-the-back Democrats to vote against her.

But if the Democrats really want to win (Should I bother to finish this sentence?) they'd answer all 
complaints with, "The Rethugs hate her because she's a woman and because she's Hispanic."

So you have every talk radio Nazi and every cable Fascist and the whore Times and whore Post screaming insults at her,
but we should always reply with "They hate her because she's a Hispanic woman," and stay on that point.

Not only would that strategy prove to be a winner, but the Thugs would drop another 15 points
with the fastest-growing voter constituency in America and that always helps.

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"This was the first time I'd been walking in a neighborhood for 14 years.
  It's not all that hard, by the way. You take one step, and then you take another."
     -- George the Wonder Monkey, mastering the art of walking,   Link

 Keep working on that, George.
 After a while, we'll let you try it with a stick of gum.

 Remember when a pretzel kicked Bush's ass?

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Gates, Ridge: Cheney is Crazy


Two top Bush-era officials on Friday rejected Cheney's scathing criticism of Obama,
saying the country's national security was not in jeopardy.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who served in the same post under Der Fuhrer Bush, and Tom Ridge,
the former head of homeland security, both voiced disagreement with Cheney a day after he attacked
Obama's performance as the new commander-in-chief.

Gates said in an interview that opponents of Obama's decision to close Gitmo were engaging in "fear-mongering,"
a reference to Cheney's stance on the issue.  Defending the president's decision to shut Gitmo, Gates said the prison
was damaging America's image and served as a propaganda tool for Al-Qaeda.

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 Subject: Cheney's PR tour


"Cheney's public relations tour sparks criticism"

No surprises here.
Apart from the fact he's out there flailing about in hopes of winning over at least some public opinion,
but more so some possible future jurists, what we're seeing now is what we've known all along: who
was really running the country from 2001-2008? Me thinks not Junior.

You have Cheney now attempting to protect and defend his legacy (ass?), not necessarily their legacy.

That said the Dark Lord remains one scary psychopath.
 The Angry Liberal

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Wouldn't it be a drag to skip all the parties
and study and work hard to get your college degree 
and then find your only employment opportunity was
at McDonalds with the guy who went to all the parties?

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Ed Schultz to Pigboy: Suck on This


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"The problem that we have with this president is that we don’t know him. He was not vetted, because the press
  fell in love with the black man running for the office. 'Oh gee, wouldn’t it be neat to do that?   Gee, wouldn’t we
  feel lucky to live in an America with a black president.' Okay that’s wonderful, great scenario, nice backdrop.
  But what does he stand for? What does he believe?...We just don’t know."
    -- Michael Tom Steele, whining that a Black man made it,   Link

"Face it, Steele. Obama was vetted far more rigorously than Der Fuhrer Monkey.
  You guys just couldn't find any dirt on him."
    -- ralph the wonder locust

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Subject: please pass on


Bart, please pass this site on to Grimgold. 
He’s one cat that understands how important it is. 

I’m surprised you posted his letter. 
Did Toyota and Honda cut your commission 
for all the promotion you give them?
 Danny Detroit.

So, that's how we're going to treat each other?

Toyota and Honda never gave me a penny, unless you count the thousands 
of dollars we've saved by our cars not breaking down all the time.

In a total of 90 months on our two used cars, we've had the following troubles:
My car wouldn't start once - bad battery.
Flat tire once on the highway
New front brakes for Mrs Bart, who drives like Danica Patrick.

BTW, I was in a parking lot yesterday and I thought of you when I saw 
this Pontiac so I whipped out my iPhone and took this picture.


Does anyone know the story of the Great GM Paint Scandal?

But, since I'm a nice guy, this is for you.

Buick tops Lexus in quality


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NY Whore Times Helps the Bushies, Again


The New York Whore Times, which helped sell Bush's Iraq War with a bogus story about aluminum tubes for nuclear centrifuges
and withheld evidence of illegal spying on Americans for more than a year, is again mishandling a story that panders to the Right.

The Times lead story on May 21 was headlined, "1 in 7 Detainees Rejoined Jihad, Pentagon Finds," and starts out saying
that a Pentagon study has concluded that “about 1 in 7 of the 534 prisoners” transferred out of Gitmo "returned to terrorism or militant activity."

But that is not what the Pentagon can possibly know.  Beyond the weaknesses in the Pentagon’s evidence, which is only noted
deep inside the Times article, there is the unsupported assertion by the Times that the detainees have "returned" to violent activity,
thus assuming that the freed prisoners had previously been engaged in terrorism or other extremism.

Even assuming that the study is correct about one in seven engaging in militant activity after release, the evidence is lacking about
the prisoners previous acts of terrorism because – if such evidence existed – the Bush bastards presumably would not have released them.

In other words, the most that the Times should have reported is that the Pentagon study claimed that one in seven engaged in
militant activities after leaving Guantanamo. It is entirely possible that some ex-prisoners became radicalized and joined with
extremists because of their sometimes brutal treatment in U.S. custody at Guantanamo.

Plus, if ONLY one in seven "rejoined" their terror networks,
isn't it possible that six out of seven were innocent to begin with?

How many goat herders were tortured for 6 years because they "might" have known something?

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Mike Malloy Live


"You simply MUST be vocally and passionately on the side of REFORM. The status quo is
  no longer acceptable.  If the dynamic becomes 'Obama is on the side of reform and Republicans
  are against it,' then the battle is lost and every word in this document is useless."
       --  Fran Luntz, who wins arguments by changing the definition of words,   Link

"Luntz aims to confuse voters about which party wants reform. He warns Democrats that they
  risk seeing their message co-opted and a health overhaul die this year unless they aggressively
  confront Luntz's tactics.  Because they know they cannot win the argument honestly, Republicans 
  are resorting to being lying assholes. Democrats must not let them get away with it."
       --  Paul Begala,  Link

 It's gotta be frustrating for a guy like Begala - always pointing out the holes in the path
 only to watch the idiot Democrats step in them time after time, breaking their legs.

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 Subject: Cheney

Who is Dick Cheeny and why should I care what he thinks?

I'm using my channel-flicker to flick through the channels today, and I see this 100-year-old grouchy guy 
named "Dick Cheeny" giving a speech at the "American Enzyme Institute" (?), and it looks like his mouth is 
about to slide off the side of his face and expose his skull, so I stop and watch.

He isn't speaking about enzymes at all. As far as I can tell, he's talking about torturing people -- namely, 
that President Obama, who is president, which means he is in charge, which means he decides 
American foreign policy, which means everyone else can shut up, isn't doing enough of it. 

 More Here

Thanks to Harry H  for sending that.

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"I will only send you into harm's way when it is absolutely necessary, and with the strategy,
  the well-defined goals, the equipment and the support that you need to get the job done."
    -- Obama, to the Naval Academy,  Link

 You know me - never the smart mouth - but can anyone tell me
 the strategy and the goals for beefing up the war in Afghanistan?

 How many decades will it take for our troops to go cave-to-cave
 searching for people that we can't tell are with us or against us?

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One Less Torture Asshole


Conservative radio asshole Eric "Mancow" Muller (sample quote: "Obama can keep his "hope", the rest of us would like
to keep our money, guns, and God!") decided to prove that waterboarding isn't torture by subjecting him self to it on the air.
Of course, getting waterboarded for a limited duration under circumstances you control is nothing like being waterboarded
as a prisoner. Still, the experiment was interesting:

"The average person can take this for 14 seconds," Marine Sergeant Clay South answered, adding,
"He's going to wiggle, he's going to scream, he's going to wish he never did this."

With a paramedic on hand,  Mancow was placed on a 7-foot long table, his legs were elevated, and his feet were tied up.
Turns out the stunt wasn't so funny. Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow
he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop.  He only lasted 6 or 7 seconds.

"It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that's no joke," Mancow mooed, likening it to a time when he nearly
drowned as a child.  "It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back...It was
instantaneous...and I don't want to say this: absolutely torture."


I haven't seen this Mancow asshole for years, but I remember writing in a back issue that he made Rush the 
vulgar Pigboy seem reasonable by comparison.  I saw him on TV, probably CNN, and he was such a screaming,
f-ing loon, CNN turned off his microphone and he stood there flailing him arms and screaming with no audio.

But at least he told the truth about waterboarding - as if he had a choice.
If he went to his safety signal after 7 seconds, that's all the proof anybody needs.

And if that Khalid character was really waterboarded 183 times,

Don't write - it's a joke

it could only be that his torturers got off on torturing him.

Remember that 24 when they tortured Jack to death, only to bring him back and torture him to death again?
I give you my Nancy Grace Guarantee that's what they did to Khalid just because he had no way to stop them.


"Mancow had the guts to put his mouth where his mouth was, and the guts to admit he was dead wrong.
As you saw, he not only said it is torture and that he would have admitted to anything to make it stop.
So the offer to the coward Hannity - a thousand dollars a second he lasted on the waterboard - is withdrawn.
Hannity, you are now unnecessary."
    -- Keith Olbermann,  Link

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Subject: buy American?

Oh give me a break!!! Americans can't wait for the next big (cheap) thing  to come out of Asia.

Americans worry about saving their neighbors jobs...what a laugh!!!

It's too f-ing late...no good jobs left to save!

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"From the very first--the notion that those who oppose his policies saw 9/11 as a 'one-off'-- Cheney proceeded 
to mischaracterize, oversimplify and distort the views of those who saw his policies as extreme and unconstitutional. 
This is the habit of demagogues. Cheney's snarling performance was revelatory and valuable: it showed exactly the 
sort of man Cheney is, and the sort of advice he gave Der Fuhrer Monkey.  I hope he continues to speak out. 
We need his voice to remind us what we've happily escaped."
     -- Joe Klein,   Link

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"If there is another terrorist attack on America, Cheney has ensured that rather than uniting 
  behind the sitting administration – as conservatives insisted we all must do eight years ago
  – this country will be torn in two.  That's a very toxic and dangerous game, and it certainly 
  won't make for a stronger country. Now who's playing politics with national security?" 
     --  Michael Tomasky,   Link

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 Subject: Green Day and Wal-Mart

I wonder what concessions AC/DC had to make to get an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart on their last record?
The usual double entendre versus explicitness?  I wouldn't know myself because I refuse to buy music that way. 
If it was so damned good, why not just sell it in the usual record stores, Amazon.com, etc.?  But I digress.

I have the new Green Day CD, and it does indeed have an "Explicit Lyrics" label on it.  Bigger than shit. 
If that ain't good enough for Wal-Mart, I agree with Billy Joe - fuck 'em.

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Dikk Cheney is angry 


There's a chance that the substance of Cheney's Thursday speech could have swayed Americans, could have changed 
the minds of some of those who've come to trust President Obama on national security issues. But as is so often the case 
when Cheney is involved, the messenger -- and his tone -- made that an unlikely prospect.

Cheney came off as bitter and angry, lashing out against those who challenge what he and the Bush bastards did during 
their time in office.  The speech was peppered with caustic attacks on Obama and other opponents of the Bush bastards' actions. 
"For all these exacting efforts to do a hard and necessary job and to do it right, we hear from some quarters nothing but feigned 
outrage based on a false narrative," Cheney said at one point. "In my long experience in Washington, few matters have inspired 
so much contrived indignation and phony moralizing as the interrogation methods applied to a few captured terrorists ... people 
who consistently distort the truth in this way are in no position to lecture anyone about 'values.'"

Later, he said, 'The administration has found that it's easy to receive applause in Europe for closing Guantánamo. 
But it’s tricky to come up with an alternative that will serve the interests of justice and America’s national security.'"

Cheney continues to be the best guy on our team.
After eight years of the Biggest Fuckups Ever, he's a constant reminder of how good it feels to be done with them.
I hope he continues to spew that Nazi hate with his best buddy, the vulgar Pigboy, until the next election.

At some point, the majority of the GOP will tell them to shut up.

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 Subject: about that 9-11 videos response

What is the point of giving broadband time to these whack-job conspiracy theorists?

We know for sure that the Bush bastards are lying about the events of 9-11.
They only agreed to "talk" after months of fighting it, and then only in private, 
with no record or transcript or recording and certainly not under oath.
Innocent people don't need to take those kinds of precautions.

Remember, we have no idea who killed John F. Kennedy.
We have no idea who killed Dr. Martin Luther King.
We have no idea who shot Bobby Kennedy.
How can you blame people for not believing their lying government?

On 9/11,  I arrived in the downtown Jersey City/Exchange Place PATH station. 
As I came up the elevator, which faces away from NYC, I saw all these people looking across the river and up at the WTC.

When I got to the top of the elevator, I turned around and saw the fire in WTC1. People were speaking of seeing 
the first plane fly into the building (my immediate thought was small prop tourist plane, but people said it was an airliner).
There's a clear view of the WTC area from across the river.

We people standing and watching saw the second plane fly into the tower.
We saw the towers fall.
Was this some kind of induced hallucination, part of the plot?
I don't understand people's compulsion to believe in conspiracies that belie the facts.

Liz P,
Loyal Reader and Eye Witness 

I agree that the people who say planes didn't strike the WTC towers and the Pentagon 
are operating under a different reality than the rest of us.

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"The other thing we have to do is we have to stand up and say, 
  'Look, America - Conservatives believe in the stewardship of patrimony.' " 
     --  Rick Santorum, originator of "Man-on-dog" sexLink

   "I'm into dogs - got any?"

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Subject: Jesse Ventura Slaps Hannity


Not  a big fan of Ventura, but this is just so enjoyable!
Watch video all the way through...Hannity is such a weasel.

I've liked Jesse since he bad-mouthed religion.

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This Saturday at Noon Las Vegas time, I'm getting to live out a longtime dream:
Thanks to the generous people (and the gamblers) who read this page, Ol' Bart will sit down with 
the best poker players in the world for an event included in the 2009 World Series of Poker.

To recap, because Bush broke the world and ruined our economy, the dudes at Harrah's
who run the World Series of Poker at The Rio Suites and Casino decided to have a "Stimulus"
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To celebrate, I'm re-running Mike the Dealer's Poker Guide along with his third installment.

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