"On what planet do you spend most of your time?
Trying to have a conversation with you would be like
arguing with a dining room table." -- Barney Frank, aftyer
a birther handjob asked him why he supports Nazi policies, wehateclintons.com
"It's about time we had evidence of an elected
official having some balls. What's hilarious is that the only Democrat that has managed
to man-up so far is also as gay as they come. That has to sit well with the Republicans. God, I love me
some Barney Frank." -- smidget, Link
Excerpt: Howard Dean is emerging as a thorn in the side
of a White House, regularly challenging Obama and Congress
as he crisscrosses the country preaching his
progressive vision for universal health care.
Dean he sees his role as fighting for progressive
values, asserting again and again that health-care reform
without a government-run insurance option is
hardly reform at all.
"The worst thing that could happen is to pass
a bill without a public option," said Dean. "We'd put 60 billion new dollars
a year into the health insurance industry that
is busy taking away your health insurance when you need it most, stopping
from getting health insurance, taking it away
if you lose a job and not giving it back to you if you get it back."
"We all voted for change we can believe in.
If we don't get it, we'll get some more change in 2010,"
I want to stand with my president, but Dean is right.
Why doesn't Obama FIGHT to get this done? Why did he say the public option wasn't "everything" when the experts
say it is?
I wish Obama would stop playing footsies with the evil sons of bitches
and if that includes the Blue Dog Democrats we'll vote them out, too.
Why do Democrats always fucking roll over when the going gets even a
When you murder over 100,000 innocent civilians,
shouldn't you have a reason?
Bernard Goetz shot and wounded 4 thugs,
and we sent him to prison. The Son of Sam killed less than a dozen,
and he's in prison for life. Ted Bundy killed how many, 25?
...and we executed him. That al-Zaqaurwi dude killed a few hundred,
and he has a $25M bounty on his head. Bush's partner Osama killed 3,000, and
he's hunted worldwide (alledgedly.)
...but George Bush kills 100,000 and
wins re-election as "the morality president."
People of America - what happened to
your sense of decency?
fault for being such a douche
and refusing to fight like I prmised."
Excerpt: Damn, Jon Stewart was right.
You're a fucking Jedi Knight ten steps ahead
of everybody fucking else.
You KNEW what was going to happen at those town
hall meetings during the slow news month of August.
You KNEW the Republicans would start feeling confident
that they could knock you out while they had you on the ropes.
You KNEW whacked out Birthers and Deathers and
Teabaggers were going to project their ignorant assed bullshit on eveyrbody.
And I'll even bet you KNEW Charles "I Tweet Dumb
Shit" Grassley would fucking BRAG about how he wasn't negotiating in good
Well, August is now more than half over.
You already have the chief Republican negotiator
for bipartisanship in health care reform saying he wasn't
negotiating in good faith, AND THEN ADMITTING
THERE WAS NO WAY HE'D VOTE FOR ANY BILL!
Your ducks are all in a row.
You now have every right to say, "we negotiated
in good faith with the Republicans to develop health care reform legislation.
You now have the chief negotiator bragging about
how he wasn't negotiating in good faith but was rather using some sort
stalling tactic to slow down the legislation
and even admitting there is no bill we could come up with that he'd vote
Health care reform is simply too important for
this kind of gamesmanship, so the Democratic Caucus in the Congress now
no choice but to go it alone. We'll now develop
the legislation that Democrats can vote for and pass that however we have
BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
I'm sorry I ever doubted you.
This would be great if we could believe it.
As a logician, I'm forced to look at the downside if we lose.
We're betting our health care that Obama can pull this off and
that's one helluva gamble.
So far, he's been nice, nice, nice with the Fascist dogs and what's
it gotten him?
Some poll says people trust lying Republicunts more than Obama on the
issue, so where are we now?
Excerpt: The Obama White House got caught napping as the
paranoid train left the station once again. Presidential aides told reporters
that the barrage of falsehoods and insane Nazi
talk "had caught them off guard and forced them to begin an August counteroffensive."
So where were these geniuses back when Clinton
was being called a drug smuggler and mass murderer? When militiamen spotted
U.N. "black helicopters" over Western skies?
When thousands hoarded food and water in advance of the imaginary Y2K catastrophe?
Conservatives determined to prevent Obama from
succeeding understand that their best chance is to frighten poorly informed
historically susceptible to conspiracy theories
– particularly in rural states far from centers of power.
Too often, the Democratic response goes something
like this: "The claims can be debunked a million times and it would make
bit of difference to them. They hate President
Obama, most of them are racists, and they are out to destroy him. They
(barely) human beings with no conscience."
Persuasive, don't you think? OK, so I took that
from a fellow on my Facebook page. It's sadly typical. For a generation
the well-organized and lavishly funded right-wing
noise machine has dominated American political debate with poisonous nonsense
like McCaughey's, with little effective pushback.
To the extent Democrats resist, it's mainly on
Web sites like the invaluable Media Matters for America. What's needed,
is a strong counter-narrative informing voters
that they're being had: conned, tricked and manipulated by, yes, New York,
and Hollywood "media elites" who lie for money.
Vulgar? You bet. It's called "populism," and it once dominated the very
where talk-radio bombast now holds sway.
No, the argument can't be won overnight. On the
other hand, it can't be won at all by calling people stupid racists.
Subject: missing the point on
the Texas Bible School
Hey Bart, This is pure comedy gold! Imagine
Genesis 19 being taught in school --
30 Lot dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. 31 And the firstborn said unto the younger,
Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us
after the manner of all the earth: 32 Come, let us make our father drink wine,
and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. 33 And they made their father drink wine that
night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; 34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that
the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my
father: let us make him drink
wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve
seed of our father. 35 And they made their father drink wine that
night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; 36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with
child by their father.
If people actually read all of the bible, their
views on it would radically change.
"Nevada Sen. John Ensign says his affair with
a friend's wife was different from Bill Clinton's affair with a single woman because Clinton committed a
felony when he lied to a grand jury. The Republican liar told The Whore AP: "I haven't done anything legally
wrong." It was Ensign's first public appearance since acknowledging that he was boinking a staffer's
wife, Cynthia Hampton." -- Scott Sonner, Link
Excuse me, piece-of-shit-liar, Clinton was accused of lying
and was found Not Guilty.
Your words, however, are not only lies but they are slanderous
Excerpt: I know something about Wikipedia: They don't
want people "in the know" to write the articles.
The mantra is "no original research", even if
the article would benefit by someone who has all of the facts, inside and
So Wikipedia is fine for "fun stuff". But for
research it tends to be watered down
by the faceless and nameless pseudoanonymous
For example: A website I put together years ago...
I actually told God that I would go to church,
pay tithes, all of this faithfully if he would get Texas to succeed.
I promised him or it that I would go to
an Evangelical Christian church rather than the Unitarian Church
but has Texas succeeded from the union?
Excerpt: Marc Emery sold seeds through his magazine, "Cannabis
Culture," OPENLY, for YEARS, to Canada
and the United States. NOT some shady back-alley
enterprise, but a business which was fully open to sunlight.
Everyone knows that about half of Americans are
morons who believe pot-smoking to be roughly on a par
with the Jewish Holocaust, so Emery's business
put some hornets up a few Yank backsides.
When the US DEA said, "We want to arrest a Canadian
on Canadian soil and EXTRADITE him to the US
for a likely life sentence in a Maximum-Security
Federal prison," our Justice Quisling, Irwin Cotler, replied,
"Sure, come on in boys. After all, we aren't
REALLY our own country, but the 51st American state."
And that's what happened. To save a couple of
people who worked with him, Emery agreed to be extradited
? locked up for a "mere" five years. Hey, it's
only FIVE years out of a man's life, in a stinking, under-funded,
over-crowded US prison system where he JUST might
get shanked or HIV from "inconvenient" anal-rape (God forbid).
For selling seeds...
God, America is such a backwards country.
Will Obama let this abomination happen?
Probably - after all, he's not running in South Chicago anymore.
Where does the US get off pressuring other countries to surrender their
for victimless crimes that are only illegal because the Invisible Cloud
being wants it that way?
I recently saw a shaman smoking pot on Nepal on the History Channel.
Are we going to invade Nepal and bring him to justice?
Tom Ridge, in his new autobiography, wrote that
he was pressured into raising the terror color alert by Bush and Cheney
the day before Bush's re-election . He now admits
the alert was staged and entirely politically motivated.
When are we going to hold these jerks accountable?
"Well, I’d like the President to produce his
birth certificate. I can. Most illegal aliens here in America can. Why can’t the President produce their
birth certificate?...Chris, will you do me a favor? Will you ask the President to show me his gift certificate
- I mean, his - gift certificate - his birth certificate?" -- Tom DeLay,
trying his best to speak on coherent sentences, Link
Use this Amazon
portal and they'll send bartcop.com pennies from each dollar.
Subject: Texas's mandatory Bible
From the article:
> Nonsense, said William Mattox Jr. in USA
Today. “You can’t effectively explore American history, > or even pop culture, without knowing
the stories, themes, and words of the Bible.”
Actually, American history and pop culture are
fairly transparent without a knowledge of the Bible.
American history is what it is, and pop culture
is vapid and shallow.
The foundations of our Democracy has some influences
from the Bible. However, there are as many or more influences from
classical Greek and Roman civilizations.
I don't hear any call for the teaching of Greek mythology or Roman history
in our classrooms
(frankly, I wish there was more of it).
Those who are so concerned about teaching the Bible might try doing it
at home sometime.
I continually run into Born-Again Christians
(who seem to have no qualms about cheating, stealing, screwing, drinking
because they can always say "Gee, I'm sorry Jesus...)
who have no functional knowledge of the bible short of what "Pastor" has
hand-fed to them, while conveniently telling
them how to interpret it so no brain cells have to be disturbed.
I continually point out to Christians that the
majority of people in prisons ARE Christians.
They are there because they have committed actual
CRIMES; thety are not there because they are "being persecuted for
Righteousness' sake". Somewhere between 8 and
15 per cent of the American populace are Athiests and Agnostics, yet
the percentage of the prison population from
THIS group is only ONE TENTH OF ONE PERCENT.
Perhaps what we need to do to reduce recidivism
is get the Christian chaplins out of our prisons!
Grape juice was developed by minister, physician,
and dentist Dr. Thomas Brantwell Welch in 1869.
The good doctor wanted to be able to arrest the
fermentation of grape juice.
He marketed it as non-alcoholic substitute for
Either Jesus' miracle was an early version of
this process and it was lost for over 1800 years,
or they was boozin' it up, New Testament style.
Joel, I think grape juice was developed the first time someone crushed
Excerpt: Palinism. What is it? It is an updated version
of McCarthyism, which takes it name from the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy,
the Wisconsin liar, demagogue and drunk, and
means, according to Wikipedia, "reckless, unsubstantiated accusations,
as well as demagogic attacks on the character
or patriotism of political adversaries." As far as we know, Sarah Palin
is not a drunk.
But she certainly shares McCarthy's other attributes
-- and this one as well: the ability to drive the debate. In McCarthy's
it was anti-communism coupled with national security,
and it hardly mattered that he frequently did not have his facts straight.
He got huge amounts of attention anyway.
With Palin, the subject is health care, which
is the Red Menace of our day and lends itself to a kind of political pornography.
For sheer disregard of the facts, her statement
about President Obama's "death panel" has to rank with McCarthy's announcement
that "I have here in my hand a list of 205" (or
57 or 72 or whatever) names of communists in the State Department.
They were both false -- McCarthy's by commission,
Palin's probably by omission. She rarely knows her facts.
Bart, I have been watching the town hall meetings
and see mostly seniors (who have medicare?)
shouting and disrupting. It reminds me
of something that happened at work last year.
Our office of about 20 people voted on whether
to buy a bottled water service to deliver those big 5 gallon
water containers to the office. About 15
people voted to get the service. However, about 5 people of the 15
who voted for it started worrying about whether
the other 5 would drink the water and not pay for it. We ended up
deciding not to get it, even though all 20 of
us were bringing separate bottles of water to work!
Isn't that what this is? The seniors who
have medicare and those who already have insurance are worried
that the other "5" (or 47 million) will get a
drink of "their" water! So, like my office, we may cut off our nose
to spite our face and end up with no public option
and maybe no bill at all.
I don't think people would be so upset if they
hadn't just watched the big bank/insurance bailout,
followed by the auto bailout. And of course,
Obama is black so lots of knuckle-draggers,
especially here in the South, think he doesn't
know what he's doing.
Excerpt: Obama's health care plan and his presidency are
going down the toilet.
This is well, and right, and just as it should
Obama is turning out to be a disastrous president,
wholly unsuited for the times
and our national and global challenges, and his
job approval ratings reflect this.
In Obama, we get all the corporate toadying of
the last Democratic president, along with an even greater
unwillingness than Clinton - and who would've
thought that was possible - to name names, call out enemies,
and throw a freakin' punch every other year or
so. (We're also getting a continuation of the civil rights and
civil liberties policies of Dick Cheney, as an
extra added bonus, but that's another story.) What makes it even
more astonishing this time around, however, is
that we've seen this movie before, and we know how it ends.
There is apparently absolutely no bottom - as
the events of recent weeks have reconfirmed - to the pit of
vicious lies, brutal tactics, and democracy-demolishing
antics of which regresses will avail themselves in their
practice of contemporary American politics. In
addition to not being prepared for that, Obama is still seemingly
unable to raise his voice a decibel or two against
the very people who are helping him to destroy his own presidency.
Indeed, he is negotiating 'bipartisan' (read:
total capitulation) deals with them, even as they relentlessly trash him
before a national audience.
"We already have death panels in America -
it's run by the insurance companies. They already decide who gets and who doesn't get coverage;
who can keep and who will lose their insurance; and if they do insure someone - they also decide if
they will pay the claim. These are the real Death Panels. It's time for the Dems to stand up and..."
No sense in finishing that quote.
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