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"She had talked about how nice it would be
to take some of this money people had been offering us
(Us?) and you know just run
with it, say 'forget everything else,' I think the big deal was the book.
That was millions of dollars,"
-- Spermboy Levi, who lived with the Palins for a couple of months,
Excerpt: Sarah Palin and Al Sharpton don’t ordinarily
have much in common, but they achieved a rare harmonic convergence
at Michael Jackson’s memorial service. When Sharpton
told the singer’s children it was their daddy’s adversaries,
not their daddy, who were "strange," he was channeling
the pugnacious argument the Alaska governor had made the
week before. There was nothing strange about
her decision to quit in midterm, Palin told America. What’s strange
- or "insane," in her lingo - are the critics
who dare question her erratic behavior on the national stage...
She is not just the party’s biggest star and most
charismatic television performer; she is its only star and charismatic
performer. Most important, she stands for a genuine
movement: a dwindling white nonurban America that is aflame
with grievances and awash in self-pity as the
country hurtles into the 21st century and leaves it behind. Palin gives
movement a major party brand and political plausibility
that its open-throated media auxiliary, exemplified by Glenn Beck,
cannot. She loves the spotlight, can raise millions
of dollars and has no discernible reason to go fishing now except for
self-promotional photo ops.
The essence of Palinism is emotional, not ideological.
Yes, she is of the religious right, even if she winks literally and figuratively
at her own daughter’s flagrant disregard of abstinence
and marriage. But family-values politics, now more devalued than the
dollar by the philandering of ostentatiously
Christian Republican politicians, can only take her so far. The real wave
riding is a loud, resonant surge of resentment
and victimization that’s larger than issues like abortion and gay civil
"Porculant douchenozzle Karl Rove was deposed
Tuesday by the House Judiciary Committee, according to John Conyers, the panel's chairman. Rove's deposition began
at 10 a.m. and ended around 6:30 p.m, with several breaks to supply the blubberly liar with fresh souls. Conyers would
not comment on what Rove told congressional investigators, what the next step in the long-running investigation would
be, whether Rove would face additional questioning, or whether the Dems would do as they've always done and fold like
a house of cards, the fucking jellyfish."
-- Maru, Link
Rove agreed to testify, his answers would range from,
"I'm not at liberty to divulge that information"
"Go fuck yourself."
Does can't-participate-any-more Shirley
not realize that Palin is the focus of
the national media and all the comic bits this
week? Should Bart not mention her?
Does Shirley not watch TV or listen to the radio?
Would Shirley like to see Ms Palin in the Presidency?
You, Bart are not doing anything wrong.
I am a woman. Everything I hear and read
about Palin is hysterically funny - even the
deadpan stuff straight out of her mouth.
It is not offensive to make fun of a clown -
either gender - this week it's a free for all.
No reason BartCop.com should stay out of the
Thank you for your outstanding sense of humor.
Subject: Bash Palin as much as
These people who are on your ass for dogging Palin
are employing a double standard, as you have noted,
but obviously will never recognize it.
Reminds me of all the people who dropped you for backing Hillary.
Palin deserves to be called on all of her bullshit
and you're the best guy to do it, Bart.
I, for one, appreciate every word of it.
If they could explain themselves I might agree with them.
It seems that they want Sarah to get in the boxing ring
but they don't want any punches thrown at her.
Excerpt: As a communication professional I have largely
been at a loss to explain the judgments being drawn about Governor Palin
by allegedly expert pundits. The general
meme from pundits is that Palin is a quitter who cannot take the heat.
It seems like
the 'heat' has been more like hate -- maybe we
are dealing with a simple spelling error? Journalism has gotten rather
weak of late.
Why can't we intensely dislike her policies and
her stupidity and her arrogance?
We just had eight years of a super-confident
idiot who got everything wrong.
Are we evil for wanting to avoid another eight
years of war, murder, bankruptcy and death?
A public figure openly called for Palin to be
raped during the campaign.
If you're not willing to mention the name then
we must assume you are lying.
Or maybe the person was so inconsequential that
mentioning him or her would make you look stupid. -er.
Months after the losing campaign was over, a major
comedian joked about the fictitious rape of one of her daughters.
How many more months can Palin squeeze out of
Is that the platform she'll run on in 2012?
"Vote for me because Letterman wants to rape
my little girl?"
Immediately after the election, her church was
I never heard a word about that.
Did you arrest those responsible?
Or can you get more mileage out of blaming Democrats?
It's fairly difficult to reconcile this 'heat'
as something conventional in politics.
In fact, there might be some good reason to collectively
indict Palin critics for their silent complicity.
We're not coming to Palin's aid.
If she can't handle the heat, maybe she should
resign and slither away.
Oh, that's right - she did exactly that.
Y'know, it's not a coincidence that she's terribly
It's our good luck that she was an arrogant,
If she was a nice lady who had a brain and some
charm, she'd own America right now.
This would go a long way to explain why many in
the public seem more drawn to Palin after the resignation
and the absurd media reactions to it. Keep
in mind that these incidents remain unrepented public attacks.
She gave a crazy, rambling (and sudden) speech
that blamed everyone but herself and then she said,
"So now that I've explained my reasons fully..."
when she did nothing of the sort.
What other reaction could the media have had
to her scatterbrained, verbal diarrhea?
She's the only American who Bush can point to
and say, "I'm glad I don't have her
The media refused to offer much comment on the
burning of Palin's church -- a silence which conveyed
an implied endorsement of that attack.
Imagine if Obama had lost the election and Jeremiah Wright's church
had been burned. Where would the punditry
that happened, why didn't FOX Whore News mention it?
Why didn't the Washington we-support-the-GOP Post mention it?
Why didn't the New York we-support-the-GOP Whore Times mention it?
Why didn't the Washington we-support-the-GOP Times mention it?
Why didn't the New York we-support-the-GOP Whore Post mention it?
Why didn't YOU mention it?
It happened in December so why did YOU wait seven months to bring it
The truth: You're just angry because every day goes by
it seems like another Fascist Dog bites the political dust.
Excerpt: CIA Director Leon Panetta has terminated a "very
serious" covert program the spy agency kept secret
from Congress for eight years, Rep. Jan Schakowsky,
a House Intelligence subcommittee chairwoman, said Friday.
Democrats revealed late Tuesday that CIA Director
Leon Panetta had informed members of the House Intelligence
Committee on June 24 that the spy agency had
been withholding important information about a secret intelligence program
begun after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Schakowsky described Panetta as "stunned" that
he had not been informed of the program
until nearly five months into his tenure as director.
Excerpt: Cheney directed the CIA eight years ago not to
inform Congress about a nascent counterterrorism program
that CIA Director Leon Panetta terminated in
June. Cheney played a central role in overseeing Bush's illegal
spying program that was the subject of an inspectors
general report this past week. Cheney's chief of staff,
David Addington, personally decided who in Bush's
inner circle could even know about the secret program.
So, we get confirmation that Panetta's NOT
running the CIA - so who is?
Who decides what programs the Director is allowed
to know about?
Who's really pulling the strings at our out-of-control
It would seem that Chenery and the BFEE have their own secret government
- accountable to nobody.
Of course, the Democrats are too afraid to investigate.
Might as well have Lee Hamilton look into this latest litany of serious
In times like these, I wish we had a president who was capable of showing
I imagine Obama will say that this is "No big
deal" and that he
"has assurances it won't happen again" and then he'll
suggest we drop the subject.
Cheney and Addington should do time in prison for this - but Obama
and the sissy Democrats will let them off the hook - want to gamble
If they don't put Cheney and Addington in prison for this,
they will be giving the Republicans an iron-clad guarantee that
NOTHING THEY DO
could possibly be serious enough to be considered a crime worthy of
Torture? No problem.
Kidnapping? No problem.
Murder? No problem.
Rape? No problem.
Raping children in front of their parents? No problem.
Invasion for profit? No problem.
Secret spying on lawful Americans? No problem.
Keeping secrets from the CIA Director? No problem.
Keeping secrets from the Congress? No problem.
Keeping secrets from the President? No problem.
Meanwhile, if they suspect Obama has a girlfriend they'll impeach
and the fucking Democrats will go on TV and call him a scumbag..
we get in a party of spineless wimps?
...and what else don't we know that we don't know?
What other crimes will come to light that the Dems will not
be outraged by?
Panetta has no idea what's going on at the CIA.
He only knows what Cheney wants him to know.
Excerpt: Obama's Attorney general, Eric Holder, may be
on the verge of asserting his independence in a profound way.
Four knowledgeable sources tell Newsweek that
he is now leaning toward appointing a prosecutor to investigate
the Bush bastards' brutal interrogation practices,
something the president has been reluctant to do. While no final
decision has been made, an announcement could
come in a matter of weeks, say these unnamed sources. Such a
decision would roil the country, would likely
plunge Washington into a new round of partisan warfare, and could
even imperil Obama’s domestic priorities, including
health care and energy reform. Holder knows all this, and he
has been wrestling with the question for months.
How could enforcing the law possibly imperil Obama's agenda?
The GOP is not going to give him a single vote on ANYTHING.
He's got nothing to lose by angering those sons of bitches.
"You know what else Sarah Palin does just like
George W. Bush? People in red state America, when they
put that W on the back of their car they are thumbing their nose at elites.
Sarah Palin, she's the same way."
-- Joe Scarborough (R-Intern Killer), heard on MSNBC
But Joe, when did people with brains become the enemy?
If a family member needed surgery, would you want "an elite"
Excerpt: Three days ago I get a visit from two men in
uniform who hand me a letter and tell me my husband died
in that fucking festering sand-pit. He should
have been home a month ago but they extended his tour and
now he's coming home in a box.
You fuckers and that god-damn lying sack of shit
they call a president are the reason my husband
will never see his baby and my kid will never
meet his dad.
Bart, I'm with you here 100%.
Palin has many years to go before she will have
endured the attacks that Hillary endured.
And you're right - Hillary never quit.
Hillary has always worked hard. She's finished
what she started.
She's accomplished a lot, and always distinguished
herself wherever she's gone - in school,
in her professional life, and in her political
I don't see that in Sarah Palin. I see an
ambitious person who has made a lot of enemies,
bankrupted the city she was mayor of, and displays
a lack of knowledge and judgment repeatedly.
She was given the VP nod based on very questionable
judgment, and although she showed charisma
and political skill, unlike Hillary she showed
no grasp of the issues that might face a President.
Like Dubya, she is masquerading as a public servant.
The fact that she was able to be elected
Governor of Alaska does not mean she should automatically
be respected. She is a political figure.
She's dangerous, and she's fair game for a patriot
that cares about what this country's supposed to stand for.
She's dangerous and stupid and her gender shouldn't
protect her from being called out on it.
I don't feel your criticisms of her have crossed
any sort of sexist line.
It's the standard Bartcop stuff - not polite,
full of emotion, speaking from the gut.
Subject: the SEXISM thing
To all those readers who, for some reason, think
that gender makes a politician off limits,
let's get one thing straight. Sarah Palin is
She hasn't the least bit of credibility and she
shouldn't be entrusted with any job
that requires more than sticking her head out
a window and asking if you'd like fries with that.
The Real People cannot be fooled.
Keep hammering her.
Subject: the SEXISM thing
Sexism crosses all political, racial, religious,
and socioeconomic lines. Truth.
I was not offended by your Palin humor, even
though some of it was a bit sexist. It's HUMOR.
People need to consider the CONTEXT and lighten
the f--K up, already. Being funny is your job (and Letterman's.)
But Kurt's right. Misogyny IS alive and well in
America, and 2008 erased all doubt.
First Hillary was vilified for: being too masculine
and robotic, her voice, pantsuits, cankles,
not being able to satisfy her husband, daring
to aspire to higher office, manufacturing a fake laugh
(credit Fox & Friends), and all manner of
BS sexist garbage that the men in the campaign were spared.
Then when she got teary-eyed once. "SEE? TOLja
a woman can't cut it!" Bastards.
Then Palin showed up, and the Republicans took
sexism to a new level! "Finally! A REAL woman to vote for!"
(Excuse me?) They embraced Palin instead of more
qualified Republican women like Whitman or Snowe, because... why?
She fit their totally sexist ideals about what
"A REAL woman" should be: Hot, reproductively active, not weighed down
by too much book learnin', and loyal like a pit
bull, fighting to the death whomever she's been commanded to sic.
THEN THEY STUCK HER IN WHORE-INCH-HEELS AND TIGHT
SKIRTS and had her hair done,
because no REAL woman would campaign on her feet
18 hours a day in comfortable shoes. Qualifications were
pushed aside for Hot Homemaker Barbie who likes
to stir it up. All those Repub men who admired her "hotness"
while forgiving her abject ignorance are SEXIST
PIGS willing to turn our beloved nation over to an incompetent ass
because they like that "kind" of woman.
All that stuff about her kids and babies was and
is inappropriate for public discussion. It's none of our business!
But it was the RNC and Palin herself who exploited
them, to my great disgust, more than you, Letterman,
or the "lib'rul media" they love to complain
Hope that helps!
Kimberly in Roswell
I must disagree with the kids and babies thing.
Yes, Letterman got the wrong daughter, but Sarah waves Trig around
like a PittsburgH towel
and Bristol is lecturing kids on "Abstience
works" when it most certainly failed her.
Bottom line - if she uses her kids to advance her failed policies
why does she scream "Foul" when somebody fights back on her terms?
If one of my family members had a drug addiction
to the scale that Michael Jackson reportedly had,
the bodyguard would have to have a gun to keep
me away from him or her. And that said, it would
have to be a bigger gun than the one I would've
gone out to buy in order to gain access.
Truly, if Janet Jackson and the rest of the clan
was so worried, nothing short of a deadly encounter
would have been able to stop them from intervening.
I think this is just tragic 20/20 hindsight and frankly, pretty pathetic
Excerpt: Meanwhile, two sources close to the Jackson family
said Wednesday that Janet was so worried after
visiting Michael in 2007 that she tried to stage
an intervention with assistance from her other brothers.
Michael Jackson reportedly ordered his security
guards not to let the family members in.
He also refused to take calls from his mother,
I agree. The super-rich have options that we don't have.
The family could have gone back to Michael's gate with a trash bag full
of hundred dollar bills
and told the guards to go get a pizza for a couple of hours.
They were going to lose their jobs
if he died, so why not lose your job with a million dollars in your
The weirdest part?
Gambling with Diprovan makes heroin abuse look safe by comparison.
"Let me get this straight. Palin QUITS because
of ETHICS complaints filed against her by her CONSTITUENTS and that makes her MORE Presidential?
I knew the GOP was in bad shape but this is absolutely unbelievable." -- Gryphen,
Excerpt: If you hear a gargantuan thud coming from just
east of Tulsa in early July, don’t fret. It’s only the collective mayhem
of the artists participating in Rocklahoma, a
metal fest that boasts a lineup that’s bound to impress hardcore volume
Twisted Sister, Ratt, Anthrax, Styper, Saxon,
Night Ranger, Thin Lizzy, Skid Row, Great White, Kix, Keel, and Vixen
will all be there – lots of other acts, too.
You can see why some people deem it “the Woodstock of 80s rock music.”
The dates are July 9 - 12.
They hold this here because land is free in Oklahoma.
It's a heat/mudfest and the July Okie heat amd only the craziest of
the crazies go to this.
If there was anyone in Oklahoma with half a brain (Should I bother?)
they'd offer a $25 pay-per-view
of the 109 degree mudfest and make another $100K - but noooooooooo.
No way they'd ever think of that.
Subject: Republicans should not
compete with reality TV
Republicans are complaining about having a public
option for health care insurance saying that the government
shouldn't compete with private business. But
the Republicans are hypocrites because they are competing with reality
Right when it was revealed that "Jon and Kate"
were getting divorces Senator John Ensign is caught creating on his wife
with a staffer, and hush money might be involved.
Then Governor Mark Sanford admits to multiple affairs as he ditches
his wife and 4 sons to have a steamy affair with
his soul mate in Argentina.
And then there's the Palins. How can reality TV
shows compete with the Palins?
So if the Republicans are going to have a public
alternative to reality TV I think they should at leat let us have
a public alternative to health care insurance
so that people in the real work can afford to get medical treatment
so that we can be healthy enough to see what
happens with the Ensigns, the Sanfords, and the Palins.
Bart, I am continually surprised by ragging you
take about posted comments/cartoons on Sarah Palin
Me too, and from Democrats, no less.
They're sick and tired of me beating up the bad
Why should Sarah Palin be off limits, some writers
Why is she entitled to some sort of cloak of
protection against jokes, or comments, or the pointing out of her (considerable)
In addition what has she done that she should
automatically get my "respect"?
Because she's a woman?
Because she gave birth at 43?
Because so many pundits find her so physically
I watched and listened to her very closely as
she ran for VP during the campaign.
She used her own children as campaign props.
She has been caught in various lies, and exaggerations.
She showed herself to be completely unprepared
for VP, much less President.
Calling her on these and other things is not
sexism, or misogyny, in my opinion.
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