"How come you don't use it? You don't
have it. How come you don't have it?"
Video -- CNBC slut Maria Bartiromo, asking
Weiner (D-NY), why he isn't on
he thinks its so great,
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
to 46 percent
ignore the lies
House in Afghanistan
join HC fight
- No Boob Job
Like to write about beer? Professor Good Ales wants
Excerpt: If Senator Tim Johnson ascends to the chairmanship
of the Senate Banking Committee, the biggest winners will be
Wall Street, pay-day lenders and credit card
companies. The biggest losers: widows and orphans.
In late 2006, the South Dakotan spoke out against
an effort by his fellow Democrats to cap the interest rates that members
of the military pay for short-term loans. "This
time it's military. Who's to say it isn't going to be widows and orphans
or other sympathetic groups in the future?" he
griped in an interview with the American Banker. That's the man who's next
in line to lead
the Banking Committee if Chris Dodd vacates
the position to take the H.E.L.P. chair left empty by the death of Ted
Dodd has yet to make his decision public, but
assuming he takes the health post, it will be up to Harry Reid (D-Wimp)
elevate Johnson. Although Johnson would be entitled
to the post due to his seniority, Reid could still choose to route around
"The big question for Senator Reid is, does he
want somebody chairing this committee who is hostile to the senate majority's
consumer protection reform agenda?" said one
If it's up to Spineless Harry, the banks will get everything they want
and screw the people.
I'm so old, I remember when the Democrats were for the little guy.
Just ask them how that unitary executive thing
is working for them now.
"Sorry guy, but if the president did it, that
makes it right. It was that way with Dubya and his co-executive. It should be that way
under Obama, too. Right? Oh, and if you're not with us, you're against us. Love it or
leave it. Let's roll." Steve in MT
That won't work because the Dems are all about playing fair.
Excerpt: I don't write about torture as much as I used
to. But I do think a little clarification of what the law is, and what
of Eric Holder and Barack Obama under the Convention
Against Torture are, is in order. Further, if Mr. Holder, as expressed,
wants to prosecute those who went beyond the
good faith interpretation of the Department of Justice memos, then with
all due respect,
Mr. Attorney General, Richard B. Cheney should
be a target of those investigations.
From the interview with Chris Wallace:
Let me ask you, you say you’re proud of what we did. The Inspector General’s
report, which was just released,
from 2004, details some specific interrogations:
Mock executions. Uh, one of the detainees threatened with a handgun and
an electric drill. Uh, waterboarding Khalid Shaykh
Mohammad 183 times. First of all, did you know that was going on?
I knew about the waterboarding - not specifically in any one particular
case but as a general policy we had approved.
Bush's Justice Department reviewed all of those
allegations several years ago. They looked at whether or not somebody had
drillin an interrogation session. It was never
used on the individual, or they brought in a weapon, never used on the
The judgment was made then that there wasn’t
anything there that was improper, or illegal, with respect to the conduct..."
In other words it was impossible for a torture session to go
What about the 100-plus kidnap victims who didn't survive their torture?
Excerpt: They should convene a panel for the next Meet
the Press with Jenna Bush Hager, Luke Russert, Liz Cheney, Megan McCain
and Jonah Goldberg, and they should have Chris
Wallace moderate it. They can all bash affirmative action and talk
vitally important it is that the U.S. remain
a Great Meritocracy because it's really unfair for anything other than
merit to determine
position and employment. They can interview
Lisa Murkowski, Evan Bayh, Jeb Bush, Bob Casey, Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller,
Dan Lipinksi, and Harold Ford, Jr. about personal
responsibility and the virtues of self-sufficiency. Bill Kristol,
and John Podhoretz can provide moving commentary
on how America is so special because all that matters is merit, not who
you know or where you come from.
NBC will do anything to please those Bush bastards.
"They say Jenna will contribute about once
a month. It's the same schedule her old man
had." -- Letterman,
Democrats don’t seem to understand the difference
between Politics and Policy.
On health care, it’s time for them to do some
Step 1: Obama tells the Repugs to shove
it. “I held out my hand; You gave me the finger”.
I like that.
Step 2: Obama calls the most liberal 31
Senate Dems and tells them: “Replace Reid with Schumer tomorrow.”
I really like that.
Step 3: Schumer tell the Senate Finance
Committee, with its silly “bipartisan” gang of six, to take the rest of
the year off.
The Senate will produce one bill, from Dodd’s Health, Education and Labor
I like that.
Step 4: Obama tells Senators Nelson, Lincoln,
Lieberman and whoever else, that they WILL vote for cloture, even if they
eventually vote against the bill itself, because if he has to use Reconciliation,
which he will, then he will campaign
for the REPUBLICAN in their re-election bid, seeing as they were no better
when he needed them.
I like that so muich I got wood.
Step 5: You have the 218 votes in the House
and the 60 votes in the Senate you need, so just PASS the damn bill.
Ignore the death panels and the Blue Dogs, stop trying to teach ignorant
people who aren’t listening anyhow
what the ‘public option’ is. Just pass it.
Step 6: Recognize that the Repugs cannot
stop the bill, that they are simply already campaigning for 2010,
and that your best campaign attack will be: They voted AGAINST health
Maybe from this exercise they can learn how politics
actually works and build on it.
It all really starts with dumping Reid though.
Leo in NC
Leo, good stuff.
If we only knew some people who weren't afraid to act.
"That 800 to 900 billion dollars is going somewhere.
And the 'somewhere' doesn’t want to give it up." -- Big Dog, on
the health care scam we've been paying for since the last time they shut
us down, Link
Lets call evil evil and get to the business of
righting the wrongs for the future generations.
No one is above the law especially when it comes
to subversion of democracy, negligence, treason, murder and torture.
Let's stop acting like a bunch of babies. The
fact of the matter is Bush/Cheney stole the 2000 election with a corrupted
court decision, and let 911 happen on their watch
without a prompt and full investigation.
They did that because the Democrats allowed it.
Bush/Cheney stole the 2004 election in Ohio with
many of the involved precincts destroying election records
in violation of federal cour orders, and shady
GOP web servers (SMART-TECH) controlling Ohio's election returns.
We owe them nothing. They subverted our democracy.
An important CIA covert front company specializing
in stopping nuclear proliferation in the Middle East was destroyed
by Cheney (Valerie Plame's Brewster-Jennings),
and an illegal war started on lies derived from torture, in order to steal
The war crime of Iraq. Fact.
And Cheney wants us to believe he kept us safe
as his actions exploded terrorist recruitment worldwide?
Where's Bin Laden Mr. Torturer in Chief? Your
'highly effective' cruel punishments couldn't bring him to justice.
Mr. Cheney you are a phoney a liar and a failure.
Let's show the world what it means to have honor
and dignity and Cheney can forever shut-up (or we can).
Investigate Cheney and his accomplices fully,
prosecute if laws were broken or subverted, and punish accordingly.
Why? Because it's the right thing to do, and
international law and common decency demands it!
Have we not a shred of courage?
No, we don't.
To make things worse, Obama only wants to look forward.
The goal of the Democrats is to be nice and to be fair to the murderous
Excerpt: Scott Rasmussen, whose poll measures likely voters
and is an especially good indicator of public attitudes,
now has Obama’s job approval dropping to 46%.
Zogby, the other good poll, has him at 45%. These surveys
suggest that healthcare reform and the continuing
bad economy are driving Obama down at a record clip.
On Election Day, 2008 - less than a year ago -
Obama got 52% of the vote. Now, he is six to seven points
below that level in his job approval — one Obama
voter in eight is now disillusioned and turning on him.
I was kidding when I asked if Obama was waiting for his approval to
drop to 40% before he got serious
about getting health care reform passed ...at least I thought I was
Excerpt: Obama, faced with falling approval ratings and
increasingly impatient with Senate negotiations over health care,
is weighing a shift in strategy that would offer
more details of his goals for overhauling the nation's health care system.
The president is considering a speech in the next
week or so in which he would be "more prescriptive" about what
he feels Congress must include in a bill, top
adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday in an interview. The speech might
occur before the Sept. 15 deadline the White
House gave to Senate negotiators to seek a bipartisan bill, Axelrod said.
Some Obama allies, watching his approval ratings
tumble in polls along with support for a health care overhaul,
have urged the president to take a more hands-on
approach. They feel he gave too much leeway to Congress,
where one bill has passed three House committees,
another has passed a Senate committee and a third has been
bogged down in protracted negotiations in the
Senate Finance Committee.
Why so soon? What's the rush? His approval rating are still in the forties
- why not wait until they're in the thirties? Or twenties?
Imcompetence is the last thing I expected from Obama.
Isn't it amazing to you that the very same shit
that happened to Clinton's Administration is happening to Obama's?
One problem they have in common is the Dems refuse
to stand with their president.
Republicans stayed with their Monkey until the
end, but Obama is cut-off before he gets started.
The MSM distorts and lies continually about every
little and big thing, day after day after day.
The Republican "message" gets blared from every
nook and cranny, from the NYT to MSNBC to Fox to CBS
to every talk radio show, every Sunday morning
TV show -- mostly lies and distortions and outright evil propaganda
with literally no criticism, while the Democrats'
message is laughed at and belittled - ad nauseum.
And then there are all the bloggers like yourself,
who bemoan the "spineless" democrats.
But how are the democrats going to get the message
back or even out when the MSM
makes sure they never even get to the microphone?
When a Democrat gets on TV he says stupid shit like, "I
often disagreed with President Bush."
When a Rethug gets on TV he says, "Our Marxist
president wants to murder Sarah Palin's kids and his gay agenda will force men to blow
other men each day before they start work and he's not even an American so why shouldn't we riot
and take our country back?"
Which do you think is better for ratings?
I'm not saying the Democrats should turn neanderthal but they could
least list the damn facts about Bush's crimes, the torture, the illegal spying, him freezing
on 9-11, the housing crash etc.
The list is endless but you never hear of such talk on
TV unless it comes from Bill Maher or Jon Stewart.
The scared Democrats are too spineless to talk about the country they
Excerpt: Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation,
taking vodka shots out of buttcracks-- no, the perpetrators of these
Animal House-like antics aren't some depraved
frat brothers. They are the private security contractors guarding Camp
otherwise known as the US Embassy in Kabul.
These allegations, and many more, are contained
in a letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday by the
Project on Government Oversight, which has been
investigating the embassy security contract held by ArmorGroup
North America (a subsidiary of Wackenhut, which
is in turn owned by the security behemoth G4S).
The contractor was the subject of a congressional
probe earlier this summer that found serious lapses in the company's
handling of the embassy security contract, which
internal State Department documents said left the embassy compound
"in jeopardy." Nevertheless, the government opted
to extend the company's 5-year, $189 million contract for another year.
Obama seems to be stepping in a lot of Bush-Cheney footprints.
If he HAS to use Blackwater, why not start training a different company
to do their job?
At least that way, we can stop using Blackwater in 3-5 years.
On Bill Maher they talked about Blackwater bringing in child prostitutes,
boys and girls,
to service these animals who, apparently, got tired of anally raping
roofied female soldiers.
> “Who's to say all bridges were well-lit and
clearly-marked back in 1969? > Who's to say Ted didn't hit his head
in the crash (steel dashboard, no air bags, no padded steering wheel) and
Not lit in 1969? No it wasn’t. And
it’s not lit in 2009. The railings are newer than 1969.
He was driving down an unlit two lane dirt road,
missed his turn.
It continued on then suddenly with no signs it
becomes a one lane bridge.
Kennedy did not apparently hit his head.
Mary Jo very well might have.
The inquest testimony makes that seem possible.
Yeah I fully believe it was a “I’m really tired
so I gotta go home” accident.
So tired he missed the turn and the fact the
road on the side disappeared into a one lane bridge.
If you hit a bridge with only half the car on
the bridge the other half goes down.
This beach dirt roads blend into the shoulder
with almost no perceptible difference.
I fully believe the accident was just that, an
I also fully believe in panic mode,
Teddy wasn’t thinking clearly and screwed up
He was charged with the correct charge, “leaving
the scene of an accident”.
He pled guilty.
I believe you, but I don't understand the “leaving
the scene of an accident” charge.
occured between midnight and 1 AM.
Was he supposed to sit on the shore and hope somebody drove by that
He didn't have transportation or a cell phone so he walked back to the
claiming he saw no lights on in the homes he passed. What did he do
"Health care reform cannot pass. What we have
to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This
will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn’t pass... Right now, we are looking at reaching
down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom..." -- Michelle Bachmann,
accusing Obama of ripping the guts out of freedom, Link
And what is Obama's response?
Is he golfing again today?
"Michelle, God is in that refrigerator in your
basement. Climb in, close the door behind you and wait patiently. Shortly He will
there with you and all your problems will go away." -- Tachinidae
Excerpt: So this time, when it came to the "death panels,"
The Washington Post's whore Howard Kurtz, observed:
"For once, mainstream journalists did not retreat
to the studied neutrality of quoting dueling antagonists."
Reporters took the additional step of pointing
out, on their own authority, that the proposals don't contain
any such provision. To "he said, she said," was
added: "we say."
Trouble is, it hasn't really mattered.
Even though news organizations debunked the claim,
45 percent still believe the reforms
would allow the federal government to halt
treatment to the elderly -- a staggering
Why? Maybe because, by Kurtz's count, Palin's
"death panels" were mentioned 18 times by his own paper,
16 times in The New York Times and at least 154
times on cable and network news.
Are we surprised that our for-sale whore media is siding with big business?
I wish we could find a way to wake up the president.
How about we put some librul firms in place? wonder
how that'll turn out?
Sidebar: Republicans follow a mob mentality and if you're
not following the mob you're screwed.
This is inherent in the so-called town hall meetings.
Its mob mentality at it's very best.
Meanwhile I am trying to find the point in history
where this came about.
It doesn't go back to Lincoln, even though he
may not have done anything with emancipation
if things were not so inclined. Maybe
that kind of environment is necessary to get things done again.
Why doesn't Obama fight? It's my thinking
he's programmed himself that it doesn't pay
to engage in a fight stoop to their level, and
just to ignore that and focus on his priorities.
Fighting gets you sidetracked and off message.
So there you have it, mob vs "above the fray".
Clinton was a fighter and he was the most sucessful
president since FDR,
but there's no reason for anyone to follow the
blueprint of our only double winner.
"There's been nothing like this in my lifetime
in terms of undisguised, undiluted, pure hatred aimed at a president. There was never this kind of hatred
and vitriol with Clinton. It was policy oriented... there wasn't all of
this personal animosity and rage that today defines
the Democratic Party and its kook fringe which has become its mainstream." -- the vulgar Pigboy, in 2004, saying the
GOP didn't hate Bill Clinton,
...and I guess their only problem with Obama is policy differences?
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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
out. Ditto Monkeys
are welcome to call!
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BTW, I have recently discovered THE best Garbage song ever and go figure - it's not on any of their albums and not on iTunes
I've never heard this much sex in any song in my 55 years.
I was so totally hooked even before the song was over.
Bart, someone needs to explain to Texans what
would happen if they tried to leave the union.
1. Troops from Fort Hood would be sent to secure
2. The marines and navy units would secure the
ports with the coast guard watching the rest of the area
3. Every federal project in Texas would be farmed
out to other states.
(The Robert C Byrd Space Center
would look good in Beckley WV.)
4. As a lesson Texas would be broken up into
5 states as permitted by the legislation which brought it into the union.
5. Any one resisting would be charged with sedition
and lose all rights as a citizen.
6. Ten or more army divisions would roll through
the rest of Texas like crap through a goose.
At least that's my take. By the way what would
I assume Texas Democrats would move here and cause a housing boom.
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