"The tension between the business interests
of the conservative-industrial-complex and the GOP is real. There is a huge amount of money to be made
by selling to a segment of the country that alienates the critical middle that every party needs to
occupy to remain a national force. And so the success of the movement risks the failure of the party. And
the failure of the party - its permanent isolation from power - only fuels the resentment and alienation
that make so much moolah. This is the GOP's Fox problem. You ride that fox; it eats you in the end." --
Andrew Sullivan, who has a different kind of FOX problem, Link
Excerpt: What we're seeing in these angry town halls these
days is the last gasp of the angry white man.
He's not quite sure what he's angry about, but
he knows he's angry. It's not the world he used to know.
He gets the disquieting feeling that he doesn't
rule the roost anymore. And it's driving him crazy.
One of the chants at the town hall events was,
"No national healthcare!" Okay, mission accomplished.
No one has proposed such a thing. So, I guess
they can go home now befuddled at what they were yelling about.
The reality is that what they have been manipulated
into arguing against is a public option that would give them
more choices, not less in health insurance. It
wouldn't nationalize health insurance at all, let alone any part of the
rest of the healthcare industry.
But this isn't about health insurance. It isn't
even about health care. You think those people are really this
animated about having less health care options
and making sure it costs more for them and their family?
No, this is visceral for them. And it has nothing
to do with their perceived choices on health care.
This is about the sinking feeling in their stomach
that they are losing power in this country - losing control.
That the reigns of power are slipping out of
their hands and they don't know what to do about it except yell, really
In other words, all that talk about "equality" was bullshit
because rich, white, straight, old Republicans want to run everything.
Excerpt: The best-known recent Native American metalwork
is that of Navajo and Hopi silversmiths; their craft began when they adopted
Mexican silver-working techniques in the mid-19th
century." (Me again.) The production of bronze is especially interesting,
bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. This seems
to indicate that Native Americans had achieved, through independent invention,
"bronze age" status, as the ancient peoples around
the Mediterranean had done three millennia before.
Excerpt: As the ever more combustible health care debate
rages across America, the state of Oklahoma has become
the poster child for the conflict and its contradictions.
A 2007 study by the Commonwealth Fund ranked
Oklahoma dead last in state health
care performance. Yet in 2008, the Sooner State remained the most
Republican in the nation, giving John McCain
a whopping 31% win over Barack Obama. Meanwhile in
Washington, its congressional delegation of James
Inhofe, Tom Coburn and John Sullivan are waging an
all-out war to prevent the health care reforms
their constituents of all Americans need most.
As the data show, the Obama birther movement is
strongest precisely in those states where Republicans
poll best and health care is worst. And at a
gathering of the Tulsa Republican Club Friday, First District
Congressman John Sullivan embodied that paradox
"This is a scary time in Washington. It's a
very frightening time. I see Barack Obama is creating an enemies list of people who oppose this
miserable health care plan. I think that's frightening. That's from a guy that can't even show a long-form
birth certificate. I think we all ought to be prepared to fight that."
But if "miserable health care" described any place
in the United States, it would be Oklahoma.
Worse still, every Oklahoma doctor I've had has been religiously-insane.
In Oklahoma, science is considered a liberal trick by the Democratic
Excerpt: Conservative talk radio has never been more angry
and extreme than today.
You might think that’s a response to the Obama
presidency. That's because it is. But even more, conservative talkers are responding
to a collapse in advertising revenues.
Talk radio has lost 30-40% of its ad revenues
over the past two years.
"One of the most civil voices
biggest assholes in talk radio, Michael
Medved, explains the economic
pressure upon the industry. He told NewMajority:
“In this economic environment, you have a push to
be outrageous, to be on the fringe, because what
you’re desperately competing for is the
super loons, [those who tune in most frequently]. As a result,
talk radio hosts are feeling more pressure than usual
to yell harder, scream louder, and insult further.
Talk shows “are fighting for an ever- smaller pie,
[which means that] you’ve got to be even louder
about it because you’re trying to get the attention of
an ever-smaller niche,” said Medved.
Bullshit, as always, from the Medved prick.
The truth is the vulgar Pigboy makes $40M a year
and all the clones want his paycheck.
And how are revenues falling at talk radio? This
country is lurching toward civil war
and the brainless troglodytes don't want
their hourly fix of AM Radio race-hate?
The super loons are going to tune in like always.
They can't survive without hourly assurances
that "that nigger"
is a fraud from Kenya.
It's the same brainwashing game that was played
by that pack of liars, the Swift Boaters for Truth.
Slime, smear, repeat. It titillates and
encourages the snarling hyena Republican racists, pisses off Dems
who feel helpless to defend their President,
and seeps into the cracks of mass consciousness, causing molecules
of doubt to steadily accumulate for the purpose
of gradually undermining Obama's presidency at some future point
when the moment is more opportune.
The Swift Boaters were calling Kerry a lying coward,
and he wouldn't make them shut up, proving their points for them.
The Swift Birthers are fomenting the idea that
Obama is weak because he can't make them shut up and are subliminally
calling him a coward because he's not even trying
to. Obama needs to show some fortitude by showing up at a Gibbs
press conference and announcing that he is siccing
his team of libel-and-slander-specializing trial attorneys on the Swift
Cease-and-desist orders and monetary lawsuits
against the Swift Birthers and their cable network and radio enablers
should shut them up. If that doesn't work,
then, hey, are those Halliburton camps ready yet? It seems there's
a serious need
for reeducation in some parts. After all,
the Swift Birthers were big Bush torture fans, so don't they deserve to
Homeland Security's newest accommodations and
L.P. in Austin
Instead of getting legal on them, he should threaten
to turn Bartcop loose on them.
Put a spotlight on me calling them religiously-insane
bigots and Republicunts.
I'll make them so fucking mad they won't be able
to think straight.
Excerpt: This is unbelievable. We always knew that there
were right-wing political hacks trolling the blogosphere, but this is a
There's a company called Advantage Consultants
that's offering up "professional blog warriors" to "flood the zone"
with comments. In short, astro-turf trolls for
Now don't get me wrong -- there's nothing wrong
with being a paid blogger. There's plenty of organizations
that have staff or consultants on retainer to
write on their blogs - which inevitably means commenting on blogs.
But here's the key: Be open and honest about it.
Unlike these guys, who promise "complete confidentiality",
don't fake it, don't lie, and always disclose.
Incidentally, who are these people? Who is Advantage
Their president is Doug Guetzloe, a right-wing
radio host and anti-tax activist in Florida.
The GOP has always been willing to fund the fight.
Remember Richard Mellon Scaife?
He paid the Arkansas Troopers $80K to lie to David Brock about Clinton.
He also paid David Brock $80K to report these lies, and when Paula
was the troops told Brock she - of course - sued Clinton which never
But it all started with some seed money from a rich Republican.
Where are the rich Democrats?
Why don't they ever seed anything?
Two of the biggest bloggers on our side, Kos and Huffington, were Republicans.
I wonder who's seeding them?
"She promised that she will take the proposal
to the daughter, and I am now waiting." -- Godwin Chepkurgor,
a Kenyan villager, who offered a dowry of 40 goats and 20 cows to Hillary
during her Kenya visit to gain her approval of his bid to marry Chelsea
Who knew Karl Rove had operatives planting fake stories in Kenya?
"It must be very strange to be President Bush.
A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching genius,
he can't get anyone to notice."
-- some handjon named John, Link
Hey John, I'll bet the familes of the million dead in Iraq noticed
I'll bet the familes of the 4500 dead American soldiers noticed
I'll bet the 30 million families on food stamps noticed Bush.
Can you believe 10% of America is on food stamps?
That's what happens when you give tax cuts to the super-rich and
cut back on the regulations that control greedy Republican behavior.
We already have death panels. Every insurance
company has one.
They call him/her The Medical Director.
The one who says you are denied coverage because
a kidney transplant is "experimental"
or that you have reached their imposed "cap"
on treatment. They are the real death panels,
and they get paid very well for making their
Nanci the Paralegal
I would rather my death panelists be politicis that can be fired by
the voters rather than a Rethug
who gets a bonus everytime he saves the company money by denying somebody's
That's one reason we had the housing crisis.
If you give some realtor $10K each time they rook some young couple
into an A.R.M.
that realtor is going to get righ and hundreds of homes will be reclaimed
by the bank 6 months later.
- just call the BartPhone at 1-800-530-2979
leave your 2 minute message or question or joke or impression to be played
on BCR. If you screw it up, just say it again and I'll edit the bad part
are welcome to call!
language decent so I can
play it in BCR@
Excerpt: The changing global climate will pose profound
strategic challenges in coming decades, raising the
prospect of military intervention to deal with
the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration
and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts
Such climate-induced crises could topple governments,
feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire
regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon
and intelligence agencies who for the first time are
taking a serious look at the national security
implications of climate change.
Recent war games and intelligence studies conclude
that over the next 20 to 30 years, vulnerable regions,
particularly sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East
and South and Southeast Asia, will face the prospect of
food shortages, water crises and catastrophic
flooding driven by climate change that could demand an
American humanitarian relief or military response.
I said it until I was a Smurf.
If WE are wrong about global warming, we wasted some money.
If THEY were wrong, we lose the planet we live on.
But Republican greed is very powerful and some people are very stupid.
In a final spat with their MILF swimsuit model,
the Alaska Legislature voted Monday to override her
politically-inspired veto of $28.6 million in
federal stimulus funds intended for energy efficiency projects.
Palin, who quit in the middle of her only term,
had vetoed the money that the state can use for almost
anything that will reduce energy costs, from
retrofitting public buildings and homes to energy efficiency
audits and lighting upgrades and public transit.
Palin cited "strings" that could bind the state
to federal codes for constructing buildings.
She also said it would increase the size of government.
Alaska must be happy that the soap opera drama queen is out of their
But who knows? Maybe the new governor is also religiously insane.
Use this Amazon
portal and they'll send bartcop.com pennies from each dollar.
survive! The bart kitties are budget-beaters
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send a 'love' check to
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Subject: the coming civil war
On the Maddow show and other outlets I have begun
to see angry commentary.
This anger, coupled with Nazi rhetoric (The bullies
not understanding about projection)
and the well armed nature of these folks = an
attempt on our President.
The horror of this will be bad enough, but can
you imagine the Rodney King riots multiplied many times?
There going to have to pull back national Guard
units form Iraq and Afghanistan to quell the violence in America's streets.
I didn't think there would be a black President
in my lifetime. Now I fear a black President will not survive my
The county may be able to elect a man of color
as the Chief Executive,
but many (Sothern Shit_kickers) cannot stand
a black man in charge
You are correct about racism driving this whole mess.
The good news is the majority seem to be siding with Obama.
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Subject: Government run Death
Sarah Palin is concerned about older people having
to appear in front of a government "death panel"
describing it as "downright evil". I suppose
as a Republican she would want privately held corporate death panels.
Oh wait! We have that already. It's called the
insurance industry. Except you don't get to appear, you just get
I think what is downright evil is what the insurance
companies are doing to America.
Tiger Woods will be fined by the PGA Tour for
his public criticism of a rules official
after winning the Bridgestone Invitational, a
tour official said Monday.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity
because the tour does not publicize fines.
ha ha Weasels speak off the record because they don't
speak on the record?
Woods was bothered after his victory Sunday because
he and Padraig Harrington were put on
the clock at the 16th. He said that caused Harrington
to rush three difficult shots, leading to triple bogey.
European Tour chief referee John Paramor told
Woods and Harrington they were being timed.
Woods said he told Harrington after it was over,
“I’m sorry that John got in the way of a great battle.”
That "outburst" was worthy of a fine?
I thought he might've told the referee to go screw himself,
Do they understand if they piss Tiger off he can
walk away and start his own Tiger PGA?
What would happen to golf if their only star
Tiger Woods IS golf and they need to remember
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