Gray Davis wasn't pulled from office because he
wanted to pay the bills.
He was pulled from office because he won his
Barely ten weeks after he won, The Republicans
began the effort and really got going when
Darrel Issa (R-San Diego, Car Thief) funded it
with $2 million dollars to gather signatures.
Many months later when it finally had the signatures
and had passed all the legal hurdles,
the claim was...because he was because he was
doing a bad job.
(enron energy crisis, failing Bush economy, and
wanting to pay the bills)
I can't follow Cali politics from here but I was
told the fire started when Davis
increased license plate fees, which is what I
was calling "paying the bills."
The way I heard the story, Cali idiots want tons
of services AND low taxes.
And let's remember, anti-democracy Arianna
was fanning those flames with both hands.
Excerpt: Pat Buchanan is coming under fire for arguing
that Hitler didn’t want a European war,
and that World War II could have been avoided
if Poland had agreed to hand over Gdansk to Germany.
He even appears to have implied that the Holocaust
wouldn’t have happened if the Allied powers hadn’t
guaranteed Poland’s security. Buchanan
The German-Polish war (sic) had come out of
a quarrel over a town the size of Ocean City, Md., in summer. Danzig, 95 percent German, had been severed
from Germany at Versailles in violation of Woodrow Wilson’s principle of self-determination. Even British
leaders thought Danzig should be returned.
Why did Warsaw not negotiate with Berlin, which
was hinting at an offer of compensatory territory in Slovakia? Because the Poles had a war guarantee from
Britain that, should Germany attack, Britain and her empire would come to Poland’s rescue.
Buchanan followed his assertion that Poland could
have prevented the war with an argument
that Hitler was not interested in a broad war
to conquer the world.
The GOP will rewrite history unless we stand up and stop them.
You just know Clinton will be painted as the guy who funded Al Qaeda
and Monkey Fuhrer Bush will be the hero who saved America from them.
After seeing your website this evening, seeing
Jeri Ryan brought back a flood of memories!
I use to work with her dad in Paducah, KY, before
I went into the military.
Her dad is a "perfect ass". After my right foot
got butchered by Navy doctors and I came home,
this SOB had the never to tell me that there
was nothing wrong with me and I shouldn't be parking
in handicap parking. I looked the asshole straight
in the eye and told him, "Gee, I guess that 30%
I get from the VA says otherwise doesn't it?!"
I told him to "fuck off".
Talk about a half-ass Nazi, this guy was. He
seriously thought he was the "shit"!
The hotel had a bar in it called the Silver Saddle
and one night she was in there with her "future husband"
Jack Ryan and her mom and dad. Her dad was drunk
off of his ass. Anyway, a slow song came on and I
asked her to dance, she was really sweet. Nothing
like her old man. I really liked holding her in my arms!
Actually, she was very down to earth, very proper.
I do remember her asking me how I knew her dad
and I told her I use to work him at the "Big
E". After that, she felt at ease with me.
They moved to California to be close to the grandkids
and his daughter.
But, I never forgot about dancing with the future
Excerpt: The Senate's chief Demo-backstabber on health
care is indicating it's time to act
and has told his colleagues he won't wait much
longer for a Republican compromise.
"I am committed to getting health care reform
done — done soon and done right,"
Montana Sen. Max Baucus said in a statement.
He is considering making a formal proposal
soon to the small group of Senate negotiators
who call themselves the "Bipartisan Six."
Baucus held a nearly two-hour teleconference on
Friday with the other five negotiators from
his committee. The group has struggled for months
to come up with an acceptable bipartisan bill.
While careful to leave the door open to a long-sought
deal, Baucus clearly signaled the time
has come for him to move ahead.
President Barack Obama plans to address a joint
session of Congress on Wednesday to
boost health care reform, a key element of his
ambitious domestic agenda.
The president, meanwhile, is trying to placate
some unhappy House members who fear he's too eager to compromise with Republicans
and conservative Democrats to get a bill.
I LOVE your open letter to Republicans and plan
to publicize it like crazy.
However, please correct one error of grammar.
It's "Teddy Kennedy, a man WHOSE boots you
were not worthy to lick." Your fan,
I really dropped the ball this time.
I promise I had no intention of claiming I wote that.
Truth is, I'm not that stupid.
Bartcop.com is read by dozens.
Any attempt on my part to steal someone else's rant would be uncovered
When I ran that, I didn't know it would get hueueueueuege.
(Do I owe Paris Hilton $5?)
It was sent to me without an identified author and I liked it so I ran
it, but looking back,
I can see how the way it was presented, one could assume it was mine.
Sidebar: Over the years it's been suggested that I should sometimes write under
perhaps in an attempt to gain "journalistic
My first reaction to that is "Blow me, I already have more
credibility than those sell-out sons of bitches." ...but the truth is I have no
chance of disguising my writing style.
A religious GOP rethug is a train wreck handjob waiting to happen and
I call them as I see them.
If I disappeared and someone else showed up screeching about
"the religio-handjobs who steal from the sick
and the old," I think some people might say, "That sounds
The guy who wrote the "Fuck you, GOP"
rant can't help but ring a familiar tone.
They are lying, cheating, murdering, torturing, democracy-hating, torture-loving
of bitches so anyone who tells the truth about them will likely sound something
like a typical Bartcop rant.
Excerpt: When Beck throws up a graphic of a segmented
snake as his project's mascot, or Palin speaks of her native land
as the "sovereign" state of Alaska, they're blowing
a kind of dog-whistle for the armed and paranoid who make up
the right-wing, neo-militia "Patriot" movement
and the broader "Tea Party" coalition.
The loose affiliation of right-wing groups under
the Tea Party umbrella can make it difficult to discern who's truly dangerous,
and who's just an angry blowhard...much of their
ideology stems from the states' rights philosophy of the Confederacy in
Civil War, and sometimes the ideas and symbols
of the two wars are drawn together in a tangle of rage.
Some self-described "patriots" take part in the
resurgent militia movement, but many do not. However, gun enthusiasts are
rife in their ranks, and many view their role
as one of "resistance" to what they see as government encroachment in their
They oppose virtually all forms of taxation and
almost anything run by the government.
(Hence, the title of the site run by Grassfire.org
known as ResistNet.)
Here are some words and images used by right-wing
political and media figures as signals to the birther handjobs, signals
used to organize the throngs against health care
legislation, environmental reforms and all things identified with Obama.
1. Snakes! 2. The tree of liberty 3. Patriots 4. Tea Party 5. Sovereign 6. Tenth Amendment 7. Second Amendment 8. Revolution 9. The government
He forgot The Race Factor, but maybe his editor
didn't want him to include that.
Excerpt: Obama accepted the resignation of his special
adviser for environmental jobs after a number of
his past statements became fodder for conservative
critics and Republican officials.
The adviser, Van Jones, a controversial and charismatic
community organizer and “green jobs” advocate
from the San Francisco Bay Area, signed a petition
in 2004 questioning whether the Bush bastards had
allowed the terrorist attacks of September 2001
to provide a pretext for war in the Middle East.
He also used a vulgarity(assholes)
to refer to Republicans just before being appointed to his
White House post early this year, and he has
publicly supported Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on
death row for the murder of a Philadelphia police
wow.... "go fuck yourself" cheney....
"torturing suspects" cheney valerie plame is "fair game" rove
Van Jones .... medal of freedom
winner ? lol
That's how it works - the GOP screams, "Fuck
off, we do what we want," and meanwhile,
the Democrats are busy surrender ing and ther whore media calls us
"Presidents always encounter rough patches.
What is unusual is how soon Mr. Obama has hit his. He has used up almost all his goodwill
in less than nine months, with the hardest work still ahead. At the year’s start, Democrats were
cocky. At summer’s end, concern is giving way to despair. A perfect political storm is amassing,
and heading straight for Democrats." --
Karl Rove, whorestreetjournal
I think Karl Rove is right this time but I think the perfect storm
is already here..
Last time we saw a president in this much trouble it was 1973.
Obama has guided the Democratic boat towards Niagara Falls.
If he doesn't change course six weeks ago, we're in real trouble.
Bart, the Administration gives up on Van Jones
because of Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck!! WTF?
It appears to me the White House (and Democrats)
are practically in chaos.
They are giving the opposition everything they
could want to defeat the policies they were elected to pass!
It seems the whole purpose is no longer 'change
we can believe in', or 'changing the way Washington works',
but trying for bi-partisanship at no matter the
Obama's quasi need or desire, to work with and
try to please everyone has become an albatross
around the Administration's neck. It could end
up sinking him.
If you're going to go down, why not at least
go down FIGHTING?
Democrats are looking weak! We had 8 years of
Dems looking and acting weak and I am sick of it!
In the meantime.Glenn Beck (and his ilk) becomes
even more empowered. He believes he has succeeded.
People are already taking bets on who his next
"victim" will be.
Then you have the criticisms of the President's
speech to children. Unbelievable!
But we know the speech is not the real issue
Racism. Politics. A determined attempt to undermind
All this is tied in together.
We have several very real problems, and I am
Subject: Obama's statement about
keeping your health plan NOT TRUE
President Obama says, "If you like your health
care plan you can keep it."
This statement is not true.
When health care reform passes you will no longer
be able to buy the kind of health insurance you have now.
For example, if the plan you have now excludes
coverage for preexisting conditions, that will go away.
If they have a cap on what they will pay out
if you are really sick, that will go away.
If they want to drop you when you are sick or
raise your rates so you can't afford it, that will go away as well.
You will no longer be denied life saving procedures
by insurance company death panels like you have now.
So when Obama says that you can keep your health
plan, don't believe him. He's lying to you.
He's going to force you to get a better plan
for less money whether you like it or not.
"The Democrats recently sent me a pledge form.
I returned it with a note saying that I wouldn't be giving another dime until it got a spine implant.
This is a party that will ALWAYS snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Unless something changes, unless Obama
and his lieutenants come right out and tell the GOP to bugger off, I'm done with Reid and Rahm and the
rest of the prevaricating, wavering, cynical, triangulating, pants-wetting, fair-weather cowards. It's all quite
sad -- and infuriating." -- BID
Excerpt: The youngest of four men charged in the bone-chilling
rape of a 35-year-old West Palm Beach woman and her
12-year-old son pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.
Avion Lawson, who was 14 when the woman and her son
were gang raped in her apartment in 2007, wants
to accept responsibility for his actions, his attorney said.
He has agreed to testify against the three others
charged in the rape — (Two were found guilty,
third yet to be tried).
However, while his cooperation may win him some
points with Marx, there are no guarantees, Winkler admitted.
Lawson, now 16, faces a maximum 11 life sentences
plus 50 years, according to sentencing guidelines.
He faces a minimum of 49 years
in prison and he could get life in prison.
I know this is dumb question - but why did he
and his stupid friends do that?
He left a used condom at the scene. He had
to know he was going to get caught\
so he had to know he was probably going
to do some time in prison ...probably a lot of it.
If even you're the most crazed, starved-for-sex
idiot ever, was your "fun" worth 49 years in prison?
For 49 years, he's not going to have any kind
of normal sex with a woman.
For 49 years, he's not going to have a great
steak or a flat screen TV or a nice car.
For 49 years, he's not going to see a beach or
a sunset or a live football game.
For 49 years, he's not going to see his friends
and family in any meaningful way.
He chose to give all that up and I have to wonder
why that doesn't bother him..
This dumbass was 14 when he threw his entire
life away for a couple of hours of wilding.
If we could figure out what makes a kid throw his life away, things
would be better.
"This is a quality magazine paying a high school
dropout, whose only conceivable credential is that he knocked up a governor's daughter, who
has been called a liar by Sarah Palin, engaging in payback by trashing the family. This is supposed
to be what? Journalism. I felt like taking a shower afterwards." -- CNN's Howie
Kurtz, as always, taking the GOP's side and attacking Levi Johnston,
Howie, is it your bad memory or are you just a GOP whore?
During the campaign, he was touted as the best and the brightest
among young GOP men.
Levi was so important to the GOP back then, they bought him a
suit and flew him to NaziCon
2008 so all young Rethugs could see what a great family could be built
without the sacrament of marriage.
As I remember, YOU helped them by saying they were "about
to be married" when you knew that was a lie.
Howie, you're supposed to be "the media watchdog," but you're just another paid-for barker for the GOP bastards.
Excerpt: Achieving humane and affordable healthcare in
America was never going to be easy, even with an audacious
new president and large majorities in both houses
of Congress. But the mundane grind of making legislation
need not have been quite as painful as it is
today, when progressives feel betrayed, and Democrats feel deflated.
Obama’s problem can be found in an anonymous quote,
attributed to a White House official. "It’s so important to get a deal,"
confided the unnamed aide, that the president
"will do almost anything it takes to get one." Such desperate confessions
as usual not only serve the president poorly
but damage the fresh brand that he brought to Washington after his election
They are the residue of an ill-conceived strategy
that has left Obama politically vulnerable, attenuated his connection with
progressives, and blurred his most important
For a president who wants reform and change, citizen
agitation is an important instrument of power, not an obstacle to deal
But Obama surrendered that powerful weapon when
he chose aides who prefer lobbyists to activists and adopted a strategy
bipartisan agreement above policy substance.
The telltale remark came from still another anonymous aide who boasted
recently that the
White House would welcome a "confrontation" with
Democratic liberals over healthcare because it would "show he is willing
to stare down
his own party to get things done."
We keep seeing the same thing and I have no idea
how to explain it.
The ONLY time Democrats get tough
- is with each other.
According to this unnamed aide, Obama "would
welcome" a chance to stare down his own
yet he refuses to stare down the Fascist dogs
who are thwarting the will of the people who voted for change.
part? Obama was THE guy who was going to do things differently.
Obama was THE guy who would finally and certainly bring change,
but his main goal seems to be to get the rabid dogs to like him and
they hate his f-ing guts.
The media told us thousands of times about all the new faces
Obama brough to politics.
How betrayed will they feel if Obama continues down this road of same-old,
Excerpt: Mexico has taken a bold and pragmatic step in
how they will deal with the “drug problem” that currently
is being felt in much of the industrialized world.
Here are the provisions of the new drug law:
Drug Users: no arrests for personal possession
of 1/2 gram of cocaine, 5 grams of marijuana, 50 milligrams of heroin,
40 milligrams of meth, or .15 milligrams of LSD.
If caught with less than these amounts the police will give the person
the address of the nearest rehab center and suggest
that they visit. Hell, they don’t arrest small-time users anyway,
instead they shake them down for a little bribe
Treatment: third time offenders get mandatory
Dealers: Anyone with up to 1,000 times
the legal amounts can be arrested by the state police. People with larger
amounts would be deemed to be traffickers and
handed over the the Feds. You don’t want to mess with the Feds.
It doesn’t take a genius to see that the never-ending
“war on drugs” has been a colossal, expensive failure for over 40 years,
both at home and abroad. The present system has
filled the prisons in the US beyond capacity with pot smokers and has
turned Mexico into a country being terrorized
by the mighty drug cartels. This ain’t working, and my hat is off to President
Calderon and the Mexican Congress for seeking
a new direction.
I offer a shot of Chinaco to the Mexican government
for doing what needed to be done.
Our district is allowing parents to have their
kids “opt out” from viewing the President’s address. (Letter attached)
I don’t get how they can decree that this exception
is for this “one endeavor,” and this “one endeavor only.”
How do they know that? Are they able to
see into the future and determine that there will be no other challenges,
no other reasons to make an exception?
Did I mention that we live in an openly gay community?
It’s all very mixed here in our town/district,
but our school board is right-wing whacko nuts!!!
Everyone is starting to sound like Glenn Beck!
How the hell did this happen?
They’re all going over the deep end.
Give me strength.
Lisa, Ballet Mom in PA
Lisa, I have a theory about this:
Obama is on the ropes, and like a good boxer, the Rethugs are pounding
This talking-to-the-kids is a smokescreen - it's just the latest excuse
to pummel him.
They're going to pound him until he fights back.
They're testing him to see where his breaking point is.
Once Obama does fight back, they will feign outrage and say,
"We had no idea that the president
was capable of this much anger. We wonder if he's fit to govern with
his uncontrollable rage. Is Obama mentally capable of
running the country and the free world?"
It was a blunder to say, in effect, "No matter
how mean you are, I won't get angry."
It's like several years ago, when Britney Spears said she was a virgin.
We all knew it wouldn't last, and now Obama's in the same corner.
If he'd shown some normal temper and some normal fight
we wouldn't be watching the GOP push him and push him and push him.
The first time he shows even a sliver of anger, they''ll call
"Also with women politicians, they want to
make sure no women, no woman becomes president before a Democrat woman, and so they’re doing
everything they can to sabotage women like Sarah Palin, perhaps women like myself, or similarly situated
women, to make sure that we don’t have a prominent national voice. -- Michelle Bachmann, saying
she's a threat to be our first shrill, harpy-bitch president,
"We don't have to sabotage her. Just like her
idol, Sarah Palin, the fact that she's dumb as a rock and loves to prove
it publicly will do that." -- jeevmon,
I have come to think that about 90% of this horseshit
spewed forth by the birthers, deathers,
Obama's-gonna-steal-our-kid's-minds crap is all
about race. You nailed it.
ANYTHING said from the batshit rightwingers is
tainted with race.
How COULD the good ol' U.S. let a N****r get to
the Presidency? The split has come.
Grab hold and spur 'em in the shoulders.
It's gonna be a wild ride in our country.
You, my friend, are in the center of the cyclone.
Enjoy the corn and stomp dances.
I once thought about coming home and getting
a place on Barren Fork, just east of Tahlequah,
but, with Inhofe and Coleman and the crazies
electing them, naaaaah.
Jack and Mary. former Okies
After the election, we thought our country was healing from the race
Little did we know Obama's presidency would energize every racist-birther-handjob
OMG, the speech is scheduled for NEXT Tuesday,
and yet his speech is already angering some parents?
The link goes to a story with the headline "Many
conservatives enraged over Obama school speech"
- not "proposed speech," the speech he
has not given yet. They are mad because he might say something
they do not like? Can't they wait for him
to talk first?
"Many conservative parents aren't buying it.
They're convinced the president is going to use the opportunity to press a partisan political
agenda on impressionable young minds..."
So the article admits these people have no idea
what he will say, but they are sure it will be something partisan?
This "Many conservative parents" - is it what?
10 people? In a crowd of 3, 2 is 'many', all things being relative...
Subject: Reaction to Obama’s
school speech is tragic, sinister and sickening
Excerpt: First, they gave away single-payer before a single
gavel had fallen, apparently as a bargaining chip to the very insurers
mostly responsible for creating the crisis in
the first place. Then they watered down the public option so as to make
almost meaningless, while simultaneously beefing
up the individual mandate, which would force millions of people now
uninsured to buy a product that is no longer
certain to be either cheaper or more likely to prevent them from going
The bill won't make drugs cheaper, and it might
make paperwork for doctors even more unwieldy and complex than it is now.
In fact, the various reform measures suck so
badly that PhRMA, the notorious mouthpiece for the pharmaceutical industry
which last year spent more than $20 million lobbying
against health care reform, is now gratefully spending more than seven
times that much on a marketing campaign to help
the president get what he wants.
Interesting article, but it's by Matt Taibbi, who is the Left's Glenn
Beck (not a compliment).
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"Van's colleagues SHOULD have fought for him.
The entire Obama administration SHOULD have fought for him. But they didn't. Instead they cow-towed
to a screeching, frequently weeping, mostly lying, dry-drunk who hallucinates false images on buildings
and calls our first Black president a racist." -- Linda Milazzo,
Obama gave his lunch money to the bully on Monday.
Why does he think he's going to keep Tuesday's lunch money?
We were told he was street-smart, growing up in rough-and-tumble
Is that why he's so skinny? Becuse he never
got to eat lunch?
I'm not counted among that 35 million on food
stamps. I'm a retired firefighter, living on an $837 a month
Social Security stipend and a $33 a month SSP
allowance from the State of California. When I first went on SS,
that SSP grant from the state was $127 so not
being able to get food stamps because of it wasn't a big deal.
Now that Schwarzenegger and his Yacht Party cronies
have f**ked up California beyond any hope for repair,
it's down to $33 a month and guess what?
I'm STILL not entitled to food stamps because of it.
Thank God for ramen noodles, eh?
Tom the Firefighter
Tom, sorry to hear you're going thru that.
Some people say all of our budget troubles began in California with
those idiot "Initiatives" that said,
"We want to go to Disneyland every day and
not have to pay for it."
When you put Free Candy on the ballot, it's gonna pass.
"Fox News screaming head Glenn Beck now tells
Obama to fire White House employees, and Obama obeys. While Obama presumably believes obedience
will cause Beck to like him and begin praising him, Beck is building a list of additional people whose heads
he will demand and denouncing Obama as hiding vast secrets by having complied with the demand to fire Van
Jones." -- David Swanson,
"Van Jones is the tip of the
iceberg." -- Glenn Beck,
Who couldn't see this coming - besides Obama?
Somehow, we need to get word to Obama that constant surrender
is a bad thing.
- 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
out. Ditto Monkeys
are welcome to call!
language decent so I can
play it in BCR@
"If Jones left under pressure from Obama then
we are in for a very long and painful four years."
That's not even open to interpretation,
Beck screamed, Obama heard him, and Jones is gone.
"I would hate to think that Glenn Beck can
simply shout down any member of the administration he
chooses to target." -- Melissa Harris Lacewell,
a political science professor at Princeton, Link
"I'm heartbroken over Van’s departure. You
get folks all riled up about change. You empower a man who embodies that change. And
they let him be run out of office by fucking Glenn Beck? So Glenn Beck is running the White
House now? Did I knock on all those doors for nothing? When will Obama learn that you can't
negotiate with terrorists?" -- Baratunde Thurston,
Somehow, we need to get word to Obama that constant surrender
is a bad thing.
Excerpt: Oklahoma's medical staff was still taking a look
a treatment options for Bradford on Sunday.
The injury to Bradford's right, throwing shoulder
has been called a sprained AC joint.
Four days before he was hurt, Bradford said he'd
taken out an insurance policy
after he decided to pass up the chance to be
a first-round pick in this year's
NFL draft and instead pursue a national championship
That was smart - getting that insurance policy.
It's possible he'll never throw another football.
TV guy wins for Dallas Cowboys ...and that ruined my whole weekend
All the right-wing blowhards keep talking about
how afraid they are of...well...just about anything the Obama administration
wants to do.
Why are they so afraid? Why should the
country listen to such scaredy-cats? Perhaps the "progressive blogosphere"
should remind people
over and over that these loudmouths are just
shooting off their mouths while they piddle in their pants!
Funny, they had no problem with Bush reading My Pet Goat during
the worst attack since Pearl Harbor,
but now "that Black guy" wants to talk to my kid with his "nigger ideas?"
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