"If you ever feel bad about Obama, there are
two words you can say to feel better -- Sarah Palin. That will make you feel better and
realize how much worse it all could have been." -- Dennis Jett,
Excerpt: Obama and his top aides signaled retreat over
the weekend on proposals for a provision under which consumers
could choose from health insurance policies sold
by the federal government as well as those marketed by private companies.
"The public option, whether we have it or
we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform," Obama
told a town hall-style audience in Grand Junction,
Colo., on Saturday. "This is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it."
The government option is the GOP boogeyman scaring
sacless Democrats, ress, with critics saying it is a step
toward a federal takeover of health care and
supporters arguing it is essential to create competition with private firms.
"The United States has two parties now - the
Obama Party and the Fox Party. The Obama Party is larger, but it is unfocused and its troops
are whiny. The Fox Party, which shows up en masse to harass politicians, is noisy and practiced in the art of
-- Jonathan Alter, Link
You could also divide America into those who want to win
and those who, perhaps, might accept victory if it bit
them on the ass.
You're absolutely right Bart - by removing the
"death panel" provision in the bill, the democrats
gave legitimacy to the unfounded claim that they
had actually created death panels. By kowtowing,
they hit themselves in the balls with a bat because
Palin threatened to hit them in the balls.
Despite the fact that her bat was IMAGINARY.
The provision doesn't create death panels and
that's the truth.
The truth matters, and standing behind it, you'll
But I guess these people never learned that.
Subject: spineless Dems
And as usual, the f-ing Dems say nothing forceful
back. Never mind that in 2003
the fucktards in the Republican party voted for
the exact same language on end of life counsling.
Hartmans latest article on Common Dreams is awesome. The mantra
"Let anyone interested in buying in to Medicare,
do so." Simple, and to the point.
Guess that's why the bought and payed for Dems
won't adopt it.
Subject: spineless Dems
Maybe they didn’t want to introduce redundant
Bush signed the Medicare Prescription
Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003
which has the end-of life counseling that Palin,
et al call “death panels”. Jeff in Bloomington, IN
Too bad we can't get a Democrat to list the damn
Subject: spineless Dems
Sent to the Democrat's web site: When I heard that the White House just might
be caving in on the public option it really sickened me.
I am a 67yr old life long Democrat who is finally
giving up on this party I'm now ashamed to have been a part of so long.
What reason can any of us really give for even
thinking of voting Dem.? We have a large majority in both Houses
yet the minority party seems to have it's way
on any and everything.
You Dems have proven yourselves to be cowards
who refuse to fight.
I can make this promise to you, henceforth, I
will not vote for any Democrat for any office
...local or national...until this party shows
some backbone before an election.
I would sooner vote for a Republican than a so
called "Blue Dog" Democrat ,
you can take that to the bank, I'm done with
Threaten to withhold money - that'll get their
Yang's win is probably the best thing to happen
to golf in the last dozen years.
Now perhaps the media will tone down the Tiger
saturation and show that other golfers actually exist.
I was happy to see Yang win, for obvious reasons, but they said his
victory would change South Korea.
They said golf there has been ready to explode over there for a long
time and the whole golf world watching
Y.E. beat Mr Perfect, they opined, is just the spark
that explosion needed. They're calling it "a
Titanic victory," which is kinda funny.
Saturday Tiger choke?
He can't even utter the word
Excerpt: GE boss Jeffrey Immelt and Rupert Murdoch were
brought into a room at a "summit meeting" for CEOs in May,
where Charlie Rose tried to engineer an end to
the "feud" between Keith Olbermann and big, fat liar Bill O'Reilly.
According to the NYT, both CEOs agreed that the
dispute was bad for the interests of the corporate parents,
and thus agreed to order their news employees
to cease attacking each other's news organizations and employees.
Olbermann himself has acknowledged, his battles
with O'Reilly have substantially boosted his ratings.
The agreement to be nice to O'reilly was motivated
by the belief that such criticism was hurting the
unrelated corporate interests of GE and News
In other words, they can make more money if the suits control Olbermann's
This is why I'm trying to avoid picking up a partner.
Excerpt: Who knew that Tom DeLay was such a dancing machine?
The former House Republican leader has been selected
as a contestant on the upcoming season of "Dancing
With the Stars," joining Macy Gray and Donny Osmond.
You gotta wonder - did Tom know there'd be Black
Wouldn't it be great if they teamed him up with
about Bug men."
The DeLay family is ecstatic about the Hammer's
transformation to Dancing Machine.
"He's been working hard all summer trying to
get in shape, improve his flexibility, endurance, etc. He's lost 12 lbs
says daughter Dani DeLay Ferro, Dad's hooker-daughter
for hot-tubbing with lobbyists her dad was wooing.
Excerpt: One of the ugly ironies in the Right’s depiction
of Obama as Hitler is that the owner of the Washington Times,
which has pushed this line of attack, has had
longstanding ties with WWII-era Nazis, neo-Nazis and rightist “death squads.”
Sun Myung Moon built his international religious-business-media
empire in collaboration with Japanese fascist war criminals
and with operational assistance from ex-Nazi
SS officer Klaus Barbie, the so-called "Butcher of Lyon."
The 89-year-old Moon also has had close ties to
later generations of neo-Nazis and right-wing murderers,
especially in Latin America where Moon-related
organizations threw in their lot with cocaine traffickers.
Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, Moon emerged as a
major financier for the American Right.
Why do Democrats let Rupert Murdoch and Sun Myung
Moon call Obama "unAmerican?"
Who the fuck are they to finance attacks on a
Excerpt: What lurks at the very bottom of the American
political barrel? Look no further than the town hall forums.
Members of Congress who favor Obama's health
care plan returned to their districts to speak about the president's plan,
and were greeted with howls, screams and shrieks
from right-wing protesters bent on blowing the whole process to pieces.
No debate. No conversation between intelligent
parties. Just yelling.
Reported the San Francisco Chronicle last week.
"But those traditionally sleepy town hall meetings have become rowdy
shout-fests across the nation, including Northern
California, with opponents hanging members in effigy and mocking them
with Nazi and devil imagery in an effort to derail
discussions of health care. They're organized in part by conservative think
like FreedomWorks, which offers tips on how to
disrupt a meeting ('Watch for an opportunity to yell out and challenge
statements early,' says one) and helped in some
cases by 'Tea Party' sympathizers. More than 500 people packed a Napa
town hall hosted this week, some shouting down
panelists by yelling 'This is America!' and 'What's wrong with profit?'"
"I have been abducted by aliens for years
and found stopabductions.com
by a happy coincidence. The Thought Screen Helmet, invented
by an expert, has stopped the unwelcome visitations and has raised me and my family's quality
of life. Therefore I highly recommend it." -- a woman in
I wonder who the expert was... and how does one get to be
an expert at blocking human thoughts from alien abductors?
I know that you know that these Repubs aren’t
really Christians they’re just using the name of God
to cover their evil agenda --- and I know that
you know that when Conservatives like Tommy Benton
want to outlaw pot they really do not have God
on their side – but often you will connect the two,
enforcing the myth that exists out there that
God doesn’t like it when you have any sort of fun.
I am a Bible student, which means I have read
the whole thing through and several times and could
tell you all about it. And it doesn’t even have
laws against drugs in the old testament, and though it
does talk in negative terms about drunkenness/intoxication,
it does not label it a sin, either.
In the NT the word used is “pharmakeia” which
could be interpreted all sorts of drugs, which would
leave Christians unable to consume even coffee.
But in the context it is clear it is speaking of the sorts
of drugs that are used to make you be in contact
with the occult or debilitate you, and would refer in
punishment to those who push that upon people
not their victims.
Whenever I hear one of these conservatives
scream how he’s against drugs and against gays and
against adultery and that makes him such a good
Christian, I always wonder, what’s in his closet?
For something is there for sure.
In the meantime, here’s one potsmoking Christian
and I know many.
Not all of us are strict Baptist lol
Jitske, Colossians 2:16
I'm no Bible scholar but I remember Christ's FIRST
miracle was to conjure up a shitload of great wine.
If God doesn't want us intoxicated, why did he
decide to make alcohol for Miracle #1?
The way I understand it, the DEA was dragging
their feet on giving him an answer, so he went
to the 9th Circuit and produced a writ (whatever)
that says the DEA's refusal to decide is a denial
and since he's been denied he's asking the 9th
Circuit to overrule the can't-decide DEA.
There's a chance that members of his church, after
presenting their membership card to a cop,
would be invulnerable to arrest on religious
grounds. I can't wait.
I'm not only a member, I'm the Seventh One in
I guess that would make me a high Cardinal or
Geesuz, Barcop - what are you ? 12 years old?
Your rant about guitar players is so misguided
I am now wondering if you have no ear at all.
I don't give a rat's ass about Rolling Stone,
or what is written in that magazine.
But I have been playing guitar for over 50 years,
and what you have to offer
in the way of opinion on the subject is pathetic.
Please, in the future, leave such evaluations
to people who aren't tone deaf.
Stick to politics, my man.
Bob, you had a chance to educate me and you missed
Instead, you choose to call me names and act,
well, like a 12 year old.
Worse yet, with your wealth of superiority,
you didn't offer anything to the discussion.
I guess it's easier to grunt and slur people than
to add to the debate?
BTW, I don't care if you've been playing 500 years.
My opinion is just as valid as yours.
you'll get an instant Twitter alert when
a new page or radio show is fresh and hot.
"So Obama campaigns for 2 years with the public
option as the centerpiece of his health care reform. He's elected by the largest majority
in 20 years, and the public gives him a Democratic majority in both houses. Obama then publicly lobbies for said
public option after he takes office. Then Kent Conrad, who represents like 7 people, and a handful of corrupt
Blue Dogs say "No way." And Obama caves. Big victory!" -- Blue Texan,
So why didn't Obama take my advice on how to handle these Blue
Why didn't he have Kent Conrad to the Oval Office and say,
"Are you the man who's going to kill
health care for 45 million people?"
But no, Obama wants to be nice.
I like him, but his naivete could get us killed, politically.
- 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@
Randall the Caddie here. As you know, long time
Have even bought merchandise when I have a spare
Can you tell me why you hate Tiger so much?
I've been lucky enough to interact with him on
a couple of occassions,
he is FAR from the biggest A-Hole on Tour.
Keep on hammering.
I really don't hate him, I'm just tired of the
Each time some idiot sportswhore says, "Tiger
can't possibly lose," I get a great kick when he hits a bad shot and curses and slams his
club into the dirt.
You say there are bigger a-holes on the tour than Tiger?
I truly, flat-out hate the Dallas Cowboys for
the same reason, but x 100.
Every year it's "Nobody
can stop dem Cowboys," and then they get
thumped, year after year.
I'm surprised there's not a bigger backlash against Dallas, which we
called "South America's Team," when they were having all those rape and cocaine problems a few years
Compared to the Dallas Cowboys, I'm president of the Tiger Woods Fan
Excerpt: A homeless man spent the night camped outside
the Forum, hoping to finally get glasses to help him see better.
An unemployed grocery clerk waited in desperate
need of root canal surgery. A former auto mechanic came with an aching
One by one, about 1,500 people made their way
through the Inglewood sports arena, where dozens of volunteer
doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare
professionals are providing free medical services this week.
Remote Area Medical Foundation is a trailer-equipped
service that has staged health clinics in rural parts of the
United States, Mexico and South America. It brought
its health camp to urban Los Angeles County on Tuesday
to begin an eight-day stint that the group's
officials described as its first foray into a major urban setting.
Organizers expected big crowds, in a county with
few jobs and 22% of adults lacking health insurance.
On Tuesday, the turnout was so large that hundreds
had to be turned away.
Excerpt: There's not much I agree with when it comes to
Republicans. They want to keep the health care system as it is
because we must not interfere with the private
sector's freedom to gouge and bankrupt us while we're sick and dying.
But there is a Republicans idea that I find fairly
persuasive, however. They say that those of us on the left are just a
bunch of weak sisters, not inclined to stand
up for what we think.
They might have a point. When the top Democrat
in the Senate is Harry Reid, you can see why Democrats
have gained a reputation as people lacking spine.
Most of the self-proclaimed liberals I know simply
cannot be persuaded to raise their voices except in the company
of their own kind. Since I began writing this
column five years ago, hardly a week has gone by that someone doesn't
approach me in the supermarket or at the post
office to tell me they're grateful someone is saying the things I'm saying.
These comments are nearly always offered in a
whisper. By now I can count on it; if someone is going to say they agree
with my politics, that message is telegraphed
when they drop their voices, anxious not to be heard uttering such heresy
a community like this one. You'd think we were
resistance fighters in an occupied nation, skulking about with opinions
subversive we risk being rounded up just for
exercising our First Amendment rights to free speech.
Excerpt: Gibbs insists Obama has not shifted
its goals on health care reform or distanced itself from a government-run
public insurance option.
Gibbs said that news stories suggesting that Obama
was ready to abandon the public option were "overblown."
The rash of reports began after HHS Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius appeared to signal the president was open to
health care cooperatives as an alternative.
Gibbs said there was no intention to indicate
a change in policy.
He said, "If it was a signal,
it was a dog whistle we started blowing weeks ago."
What? The president's spokesman can't speak in terms
we can understand?
What the fuck does that dog whistle answer mean?
I never liked this Gibbs fella, he speaks "funny."
Earlier in this issue Obama said:
"The public option, whether we have it or
we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform..."
That sure sounds to me like he's willing to let
Do you guys need me up there to straighten
everybody out? I think you might.
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