"In September or October there will be a hyped
up outbreak of the swine flu which they’ll say is as bad as the bubonic plague to scare
the bed-wetters to vote for healthcare reform. That is the only way they can push something on
to the American people that the American people don’t want." -- Armey the Dick, accusing
Obama of bio-terrorism to push his "radical agenda,"
Excerpt: Washington’s punditocracy is in mourning over
the death of Robert Novak, with many warm remembrances
about his outsized personality and his supposed
love of reporting. But Novak often served as a dishonest
propagandist and would have been condemned in
a healthy journalistic world.
For instance, not only did Novak disclose the
identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame in 2003 – in line with
a White House campaign to discredit her husband
for criticizing the deceptions behind the Iraq invasion – but Novak
continued a jihad of lies against Wilson and
Plame for the next several years.
In one such attack on March 22, 2007, Novak reprised
right-wing myths that had been disseminated about the
Plame-gate case to protect the political flanks
of Bush, Cheney and other participants in the anti-Wilson campaign.
Despite containing a litany of lies, Novak’s column
was uncritically published in the Washington Post’s editorial section,
which even cribbed from Novak’s disinformation
for use in the Post’s own ugly attacks on Wilson, whose principal sin
appears to have been that he was the first Washington
insider to accuse Bush of having “twisted” the WMD intelligence on Iraq.
It's my understanding that Novak is in Hell playing canasta with Russert,
Lee Atwater and Nixon.
"So the birthers, the anti-tax tea-partiers,
the town hall handjobs -- these are "either" the genuine grass roots or evil conspirators staging scenes for YouTube?
The quiver on the lips of the man pushing the wheelchair, the crazed risk of carrying a pistol around
a president -- too heartfelt to be an act. The lockstep strangeness of
the mad lies on the protesters' signs -- too uniform
to be spontaneous. They are both. If you don't understand that any moment of genuine political change always
produces both, you can't understand America, where the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy, and
where elites exploit the crazy for their own narrow interests."
-- Rick Perlstein, Link
I’m getting fed up to the point of quitting the
battle. Obama and the blue dogs, and the senate dems are useless.
It’s become quite clear that they view their
political jobs over the well being of the people of this country.
The people lose and the insurance companies win.
It’s no mystery why…they have a better team.
Bill from ct
I often feel the same way - but we can't give up. Our country and our quality of life is at stake.
my 10 yr old son told me he had some kind of sore
on the roof of his mouth.
he had been eating some hard candy and it may
have cut or irritated the tissue there.
usually, after a couple of days, mouth sores
go away but his hadnt... it was getting painful for him to eat.
i told him that he might have an infection and
that we should go to a doctor. so around 2 o clock,
we walked over to the local clinic, about 200
meters, and asked if there was a doctor on duty.
we were told that the doctor was still out for
lunch but the dentist was in, which was perfect for us.
the dentist examined my sons mouth. indeed, there
was a small infection on the wound so the dentist
prescribed a childrens dose of antibiotic and
told him to swish with salt water several times a day.
we walked over to the nurses station and gave
her the written prescription and she returned
a moment later with the medicine. i paid the
bill, we left the clinic and went back home.
total distance traveled... about 400 meters.
total time spent... about 30 minutes.
total cost... about 3 dollars.
Excerpt: Drug manufacturing and distribution is too dangerous
to remain in the hands of unregulated criminals.
Drug distribution needs to be the combined responsibility
of doctors, the government, and a legal and regulated
free market. This simple step would quickly eliminate
the greatest threat of violence: street-corner drug dealing.
We simply urge the federal government to retreat.
Let cities and states (and, while we're at it, other countries)
decide their own drug policies. Many would continue
prohibition, but some would try something new. California
and its medical marijuana dispensaries provide
a good working example, warts and all, that legalized drug distribution
does not cause the sky to fall.
Having fought the war on drugs, we know that ending
the drug war is the right thing to do -- for all of us, especially
taxpayers. While the financial benefits of drug
legalization are not our main concern, they are substantial. In a July
referendum, Oakland, Calif., voted to tax drug
sales by a 4-to-1 margin. Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron estimates
that ending the drug war would save $44 billion
annually, with taxes bringing in an additional $33 billion.
Without the drug war, America's most decimated
neighborhoods would have a chance to recover. Working people
could sit on stoops, misguided youths wouldn't
look up to criminals as role models, our overflowing prisons could
hold real criminals, and -- most important to
us -- more police officers wouldn't have to die.
This is going to make God very angry.
He wants His sick children to die in pain.
Excerpt: As of this school year, all Texas public schools
will be required to offer a course on the Bible.
“Apparently, there are quite a few politicians
and school board members in Texas who are either
1) unaware of the existence of the Establishment
Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or
2) actively trying to subvert it.”
Nonsense, said William Mattox Jr.(R-Handjob).
“You can’t effectively explore American history, or even pop culture,
without knowing the stories, themes, and words
of the Bible. Kudos to the Texas Board of Education for not skirting
this “contentious fight.” As long as the teachers
avoid “engaging in religious indoctrination,” these classes should benefit
That’s one of the problems with the law, said
Jeremy Burchard in The UT Daily Texan. Teachers haven’t been trained to
“such an explosive topic,” and Texas didn’t provide
funding to instruct them. That means biblical literacy classes will “devolve”
into legally questionable, polarizing free-for-alls—and
“dozens of inevitable lawsuits” will follow.
These religious frauds are so unsure of their
faith, they want the government to say, "You
worship the one, true God." The fact that they always say they want the government
to stay out of their religious affairs is lost on them.
They are scared little ninnies who can't make
it thru the day with out someone saying,
"You're not crazy."
Why does Texas wage a constant war on science, logic and common sense?
"God spoketh unto Abraham, "Abraham. Hey. Kill
the public option." So Abraham dragged the public option up a mountain, and stabbed it in the
face. "Jesus Christ," howled the Lord. "That was just a test. You weren’t supposed to do that, really." And then
Abraham shrugged and gave an exhilarating speech at Right Online, in the sinful city of PittsburgH. The
-- Riley Waggaman, Link
If the Right wants to end socialism then the Dems
need to put forward a bill to end Medicare and Social Security.
Since the Right are such dipshits reverse psychology
should work like a charm. The Dems could just say that they
are going to let the market decide who lives
and who dies. If any Republicans argue against it then we can just
call THEM socialists.
I can guarantee we would pass health care reform
that would make the British system seem tame.
And to counter act all those morons carrying guns
to public rallies the people on the left need to carry swords.
For some reason people are much more afraid of
a nut with a sword than they are a nut with a gun.
T the MSgt, USAFR
"Why is the public option dying now? It's dying
because of a lack of political ambition. The Democrats are too scared of their
own shadow to use the majority the American people elected them to in November
to actually pass something they said they favored." -- Rachel Maddow, Link
Hey rachel, I have a great idea:
When the gutless Democrats are on your show
WHY DON'T YOU ASK THEM ABOUT THAT???
Maybe YOU should stop being so nice and polite and call them on
Excerpt: A Rasmussen poll now has the Republican Party
as more trusted on the health care issue than Democrats. That's insanity.
The Republicans have killed all efforts at health
care reform before, they're killing it as we speak and they almost exclusively
represent the interests of the private insurance
companies who want to continue to jack up our rates (private insurance
have gone up 119% in the last ten years).
So, how are they winning? Because the Democrats
brought a scalpel to a gun fight.
The Republicans have attacked and attacked and
attacked. Meanwhile, what has been the Democratic response?
They're reaching out in a spirit of bipartisanship.
Why do the Democrats continue to help the Republicans
in killing this thing?
It is the unbearable weakness of Democratic being.
They cannot find it in their hearts to strongly argue for their own position.
To be fair, in this case, the weakness is mainly
Obama's. Frankly, it's pathetic.
Obama might be a genius with some great tricks
up his sleeve, but the evidence so far says that's not true.
More likely, he thinks he can reason with rabid
dogs and we know that's a sure loser of a position.
If Obama doesn't get a handle on this soon, he'll
be a one-term president and some insane handjob
like Sarah Palin could get in there and make
Bush look like a decent president by comparison.
What will it take for Obama to abandone his "Let's
be friends" approach to the wild animals?
Excerpt: Ms. Sarkysian had leukemia, and was admitted
to a hospital for a bone marrow transplant. There were complications
and her kidneys and liver failed. Her brother
donated a kidney. She was ready for a liver transplant (a relatively routine
procedure), but her insurance company would not
approve the procedure by claiming it was "experimental". In other words,
a bean counter at Cigna made the decision that
since they had already shelled out a lot of cash for the bone marrow and
kidney transplant, that the cost of a liver transplant
and followup care was just too high.
The bean counter at Cigna effectively sentenced
Nataline Sarkisyan to death. Cigna eventually reversed course following
a public outcry, but it was too late. She passed
away the evening that Cigna finally agreed to cover her procedure.
Are you tired of my suggestion that the coward
Democrats need to list the damn facts? If we would shove Natalie Sarkysian's story down
the throat of every handjob screaming "death panels,"
they would STOP screaming that and move on to
a different scream. Natalie's family went thru hell so
they might enjoy her legacy being that insurance
bastards had to change their ways because of her.
But because the Democrats refuse to list the damn
facts, we end up losing even when we control the game.
I'm telling you, WINNING IS EASY but our
side refuses to even try.
I had a martial arts teacher who said: "If you're
in a fight and the other guy leaves his balls uncovered,
forget all the fancy stuff and kick 'em hard,
he'll go down in a second, and that is what you want."
Why can't the democrats EVER take off the gloves
and bash the GOP in the balls?
The balls in this case are those lunatics screaming
insane things and that idiot Palin
(and Beck, Limpbaugh, O'Reilly, etc) who are
the party's greatest liability.
Why, why, why????
For reasons I can't explain, the Dems #1 goal
isn't to win, it's to be polite.
And if they ever slip up and speak their mind
or list some facts, the GOP says "Boo!" and they wet themselves and apologize and promise
never to list the facts again.
It makes no sense but that's a constant in our
Use this Amazon
portal and they'll send bartcop.com pennies from each dollar.
Subject: Pot and the Invisible
I don't know where you get this idea that people
are against the legalization of pot
because of the "Invisible Cloud Being".
I thought people were opposed because they thought
pot would lead to harder drugs,
like cocaine or heroin (after all, how do you
think Robert Downey Jr. became an addict?).
I blame religion because the anti-pot people have no other excuse.
Medical science says pot is ten times better for you than booze,
yet it's illegal "because it's wrong." That's all they've got.
And when the logicians try to legalize it, ity's the churches who
come out fighting the strongest and if you disagree with your preacher
he will use scare tactics to guarantee that you'll burn for eternity.
Your second paragraph was comedy that didn't work.
Robert Downey Jr did NOT become a heroin addict because of pot.
More likely, he became an addict because he's a "try anything and everything
and when you do, take it to the very limit" kind of guy. You
know, the kind
of guy who'd do a dozen shots of Cuervo Gold and then race his motorcycle.
Did you know 88% of all heroin addicts were breast fed?
Should we outlaw breast feeding?
Did you know 99% of all heroin addicts drank mild as children?
Should we outlaw milk?
If there's any relation between pot and heroin it's the fact that both
and your heroin dealer probably has some pot he can sell you, too.
If they sold pot at Wal-Mart and Walgreens, that wouldn't be a problem.
Bottom line, legal pot is the only logical answer and when you fight
you're fighting the doesn't-exist Invisible Cloud Being.
Sidebar: The most dangerous thing about pot is its illegality. If you get caught
with a joint
you could be put in a steel cage with thugs who might rape you or beat
you or murder you.
That's the most dangerous aspect of pot.
Sometimes I wonder why we are even arguing with
the Repukes about the cost of this and that.
Those dumb monkeys just dumped 6 Trillion
dollars down the toilet over the eight (stolen) Repuke monkey years.
Let's make them a deal, they can pay to fill in
the 6 trillion dollar hole that those dumb fucks created.
And we (the mostly sane 80 percent that want
Bush & Cheney in front of a firing squad for mass murder
and the destruction of America), will pay for
our health care plan which the Repukes are not invited to participate in.
Sounds like an honest and fair trade to me.
Mitch in CA
Excerpt: The let-Congress-do-it approach meant that multiple
bills would be written in committees on both sides of the Capitol,
which gave the health insurance and drug company
lobbyists a target-rich environment. They could nibble a little here,
gnaw a little there, find the weak points and
exploit them. Republicans could find opportunities for demagoguery - the
proposal to have Medicare pay for end-of-life
counseling, for example, which was twisted into euthanizing the elderly
and infirm. Opponents could write a script for
chaos at town hall meetings, designed to create the impression that
Americans love their health care system just
the way it is.
Clearly, the White House feels itself on the defensive.
Consider the political landscape. Democrats control
the White House and both houses of Congress. No matter how
disciplined Republicans are in opposing any reforms
- even if Republican objections are accommodated - they don’t
have the votes to kill a final bill.
If conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats are successful
in nixing a public health insurance option and watering down other
reforms, progressive voters have a right to ask
why they went to such trouble to elect Democratic majorities and a
Democratic president. But the Senate
still has the option of resorting to a parliamentary maneuver that would
only 51 votes, rendering most objections irrelevant.
Historical trends indicate that it’s unlikely the Democrats will expand
their majorities in 2010. Politically, therefore,
there’s not likely to be a better moment for health reform than right now."
I'm basically happy with Obama. In the area I
know most about, foreign policy, he has excelled,
beyond what I anticipated, and gotten to the
heart of critical issues bogging our nation's military etc unnecessarily.
So, what do we have to do to get Harry and Nancy
kicked out? I spank my representatives all the time,
but not sure what it takes Constitutionally to
get rid of these two idiots. Does any one in Bart World know?
We have folk who would perform well in those
jobs - how'd we get stuck with the pink tutu surrender monkeys?
PS - As for our pal Dr Julius Youngner and his
critical role in eradicating polio, and why he is not on Wikipedia
- why the hell hasn't one of his students or
family members written a paragraph about him? Are they that lazy?
I could research him and write it up if no one
else does, but I will need the good dr's assistance.
Pelosi and Reid were elected by our idiot senators and representatives.
It may have been a case where nobody else wanted the jobs, but yeah,
they're as bad as it gets..
Dr Youngner is a true hero who saved millions of people from
a horrible life, so naturally,
he got thrown under a bus while we worship people who can throw a ball
or sink a putt.
Any volunteers out there who know about Wikipedia and Dr Julius Youngner?
you'll get an instant Twitter alert when
a new page or radio show is fresh and hot.
Subject: Olbermann not obeying
Bart. All I’m saying is after the deal was
supposedly made and his boss supposedly gave him this order,
he is still kicking O’Reilly’ ass. He has a contract.
He can say what he wants. If they want to fire him,
he will sue them and then go somewhere else.
Not everybody is a whore.
Not everybody is a craven whore.
- 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@
"Cheney is coming out with a memoir and he
said during the second term, Bush stopped taking his advice. That
has got to hurt. When the most gullible man in America stops buying your bullshit. It's so
annoying when your boss stops being obedient."
- Bill Maher
I once had the mind-numbingly exasperating task
of covering city government in Grand Prairie, Texas.
In the early 90s (that's the 1990s), the council
was considering granting allow a permit to a restaurant that served "al-kee-hawl."
Grand Prairie, a shithole full of vast auto junkyards,
violent clip joints just across the "dry line" and crooked bidnessmen,
didn't even have a Chili's Restaurant at that
One of the more progressive council members remarked
to a council chamber packed with than 300 religiously
crazed handjobs that Jesus did, in fact, turn
water into wine (like, 5 kegs, man!). Then a voice in the crowed shouted:
"Yeah, but you caint prove thar was al-ke-hawl
in it!" to wild applause from his fellow handjobs.
The council member, unruffled at all, shot back:
that would make it grape juice, and the Bible says it was wine, not grape juice. And I believe
in the literal Bible, unlike some here."
She was damn smart and she read the entire Bible, so when some idiot
would make a wild-ass claim, Madalyn
would reply, "That's not in the Bible, but
in Corinthians 22 it says blah, blah, blah" and shut them up.
I believe I got a lot of my debate style from her.
Each time they'd get cornered and change the subject, she would catch
them and call them on it.
"Apparently you surrendered that last point
because you changed the subject."
Madalyn Murray's lawsuit resulted in the removal of compulsory prayer
from the America's public schools. That alone should make her a hero to every religious person because
who wants their prayers picked for them?
Instead, in 1964, Life magazine referred to her as "the
most hated woman in America."
Damn, she was fun to watch - until they murdered her.
As I was enjoying bartcop yesterday, I got a call
soliciting donations to the DNC for election of senators and reps.
I told the guy that I'm not inclined to contribute
to the election of more blue dogs and he immediately said
"I agree. You should consider giving
money to Howard Dean's organization."
Even their telemarketers don't support them.
Dude, here's a donation.
Hopefully it will be doubled.
My two cents on the page vs show debate.
You could publish a page Mon, Wed and Friday
and use the time off to do radio or work on getting
the satellite radio dudes to recognize you.
Jerry in Tennessee where the people are
"Keep government out of my Medicare!"
Jerry, thanks for that.
Since we didn't hit the $500 in matching donations
Rocky agreed to match any donations until we
Excerpt: Word to the wise: While you may want to
share Vanessa Hudgens' topless photos, you'd be wise not to post them on
Or your Twitter feed. Or on any square
inch of Internet, whether or not it belongs to you.
Legal experts agree that anyone spreading
semi-nude photos of the 20-year-old star is liable to face a lawsuit.
Nonsense - she posed for the pictures and it appears she
took them with her cell phone. She showed them to people (obviously) and then she (probably)
e-mailed them around.
If she didn't do it, someone with access to her cell phone did,
so who can they sue?
Vanessa needs to sue herself for taking and distributing the
nude photos of Vanessa.
Besides, like with the naked
Dr Laura pictures, if it went to trail what would Exhibit A
Every tabloid and whore network (which is all of them) would
cover the trial and Vanessa Hudgens
would soon be "another Paris Hilton" which may be what the bogus
lawsuit warning is really about.
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