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 Friday  October 23,  2009 Vol 2416 - Plastic death

Quote of the Day

"It's like undressing women in public, exposing 
  their most personal issues on the Internet." 
      -- Lora Davis on OK's tattletale abortion law    Link

   They should pass another law:
   Every time a man buys a condom, they post his 
   name and personal info on the Internet.  When he
   gets home, he has to explain to his wife (who's on 
   birth control) why he bought the condoms.


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Is Obama a street-brawler? 
Arrow War with FOX? Bad idea HOT
Arrow Why are we in Afghanistan? HOT
Arrow America Using Music to Torture 
Arrow Hate Crimes Bill Protects Gays 
Arrow Montreal Burns Bush in effigy HOT
Arrow Poppy Decries Lack of Civility  
Arrow Amanda Bynes on marriage 


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"Medical bankruptcies are an epidemic in the United States. Nearly 62 percent of all U.S. bankruptcies 
  in 2007 were due to health care costs - and 78 percent of medical bankrupt people had insurance."
   -- --Zaid Jilani ,   Link

"Who gives a fuck?"
   -- The Republican party

 If you have $100K worth of insurance and you have a $250K heart attack, you better have 
 $150K in savings or you're filing bankruptcy and losing your car and your almost paid-for home.

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Obama: effete or 'street-brawler'?


Since the Democratic presidential primaries, Barack Obama has been accused by friends and enemies alike of
being too weak, too passive, too effete. His Democratic supporters wanted him to attack Hillary and, later,
to bash McCain. More recently, Washington pundits have started opining about whether he’s tough enough
for the job and whether he incites enough fear in his opponents.

Clearly, he does not incite enough fear in his opponents.

With all that chatter about Obama’s alleged weakness, it was a little weird to hear of a Republican taking to the
floor of the Senate to accuse the president of the opposite: “streetbrawling” with his foes and keeping an enemies list...

The confusion over Obama’s essential personality suggests that he doesn’t play the game like most Washington politicians,
so Washington insiders are having troubling fitting him into their usual stereotypes.

But if Obama has a Republican Senator up denouncing him for “streetbrawling,” he should keep right on brawling.
Republicans have no intention on working with the White House on anything. So if the GOP is upset, the president’s tactics are working."

Hmmm, that's like reading a back issue of

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"There are 52 solid Democrats for the public option. Only about five Democrats oppose it. 
  Should the 52 give in to the five? Or should the five go along with the vast majority of the Democratic caucus?"
   -- Tom Harkin, making more sense than usual,    Link

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 Subject: Your U2 Concert Review


Thanks for your review, which was (as always) spot on.
My wife and I are huge fans, and we have seen several shows so far.

Thanks, ...but I've never... Oh, you mean U2.

I'm amazed at how small your stadium is.  That "spaceship" (aka The Claw) is actually turned
sideways compared to how it's been at the other venues.  Seeing as how my biggest complaint
with stadiums is how far away you have to sit, your show must have been especially good.
We had seats for a few shows, but had standing tickets for a the rest.

It's too bad you had to leave early.  You missed what is IMO the best part of the show.
If you can believe it's possible, the visual effects kick up yet another notch for Ultraviolet.
I guess you'll see what you missed on Sunday, but it won't be the same.
Take care, and keep swinging that hammer.

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War with FOX? Bad idea
 by David Corn


For years I was a liberal commentator on Fox News. I enjoyed working with the hookers and producers. But the place
often felt like a foreign territory. On air, I was always the visiting team. The routine usually went something like this:
A right-wing host would turn to the conservative guest and ask, "You think the war in Iraq is a stunning success.
Please tell us why it's going so well." Then she would introduce me and say, "Now, I understand you're against
fighting for freedom. Can you explain to our audience why that is?"

Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes have the right to make Fox as right-wingish as they desire.
But polite society doesn't have to accept any or all of this.

I like David Corn but I think he's wrong on this one.
He writes "polite society doesn't have to accept this," but the stupid ones do
and they're the majority in ths country and they sometimes vote..

Most people don't follow the news the way you and I do.
Most people are getting the kids to school and working two jobs - they don't have time to watch
Meet the Whore or read a newspaper so they just catch sound bites and that can be dangerous.

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Why are we still in Afghanistan?
  by Gene Lyons


One of the enduring oddities of the American foreign policy debate is that asking the most obvious questions
is all but forbidden. For example, how does Afghanistan pose a threat to the United States?

Certainly not in any military sense. The impoverished, largely illiterate Afghans have no army, no air force,
no navy, no offensive military capacity whatsoever.

From the U.S. perspective, Afghanistan is the absolute end of the earth. Indeed, it's not a nation at all.
The idea that well-intentioned Westerners can create an efficient central government on, say, the Swiss model,
where none has ever existed, much less one acceptable to Afghanistan's many warring tribes, sects and ethnic
factions, is almost certainly a delusion.

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"He's going to run out of gays, blacks and females and will 
  have to target a straight, white male at some point, right? 
    -- Digby, on Glenn Beck attacking minorities in the Obama admin,    Link

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Subject: Observation

Bart, Olbermann said:

"Emotionally, Rush Limbaugh is a 14-year-old boy."

The correct observation is...

"Emotionally, Rush Limbaugh is in love with a 14-year-old Dominican boy."

 ha ha

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Marty's has a whole bunch of new stuff
on her tons-of-fun Entertainment Page

Marty's page - updated 821 days in a row
She's the Lou Gehrig of bloggers (compliment)

True Translation of Cheney's Latest 'Obama Diss'

Bill Murray: respect the oddball 

Obama Confirms He Has a 'Frenemies List'

How to Kill Republican White Men!

The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol

Marty always has good stuff.


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People tell me they can't get in the Bartcop Forum

Can anybody tell me what's going on and how we can fix this?

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Subject: yesterday's Monkey Mail

Bart, that Monkey yesterday talking about the "goofball triunverate?"

I think this is what he was talking about:


 ha ha

I remember those tuinals from when I got my four impacted wisdom teeth extracted.
That'll be a highlight of the Bartcop Autobiography.

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Subject: It all depends

Term Limits Good, when Dem's control congress.
Term Limits Bad, when Repub's control congress.
Filibuster is a necessary tool of democracy, when Repub's do it.
Filibuster is being "obstructionist", when Dem's do it.
Special Prosecutor Statute Good, when Dem is in the White House.
Special Prosecutor Statute Bad, when Repub is in the White House.
Polls mean something, when Repub numbers are up
Polls are "fixed", when Repub numbers are down.
Violating UN resolutions is justification for action, when they are our enemy.
Violating UN resolutions is only ignoring a bad resolution, when they are our ally.
Exit Strategy Good, when Dem is Commander in Chief.
Exit Strategy Bad, when Repub is Commander in Chief.
Polls mean something, when Dem numbers are down.
Polls are "fixed", when Dem numbers are up.
"The courts have ruled", when they agree with the ruling.
The courts are "legislating from the bench", when they disagree with the ruling.
Over-site Good, when Dem is in the White House.
Over-site Bad, when Repub is in the White House.
Deficit spending good, when Repubs do it.
Deficit spending bad, when Dems do it.
Dismissing drug use Good, when a Repub does it.
Dismissing drug use Bad, when a Dem does it.
Dismissing sex acts Good, when it's a Repub.
Dismissing sex acts Bad, when it's a Dem.
Hypocrisy Good, when engaged in by a Repub.
Hypocrisy Bad, when enguaged in by a Dem. 

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America Using Music to Torture
You'd think this wouldn't happen in late 2009


A group of top US acts including REM and Pearl Jam on Thursday expressed outrage that loud music was being blasted 
at helpless Gitmo detainees as part of "terror" interrogations.  They said they were filing a lawsuit in a bid to declassify 
documents on the use of the music, and joining the "National Campaign to Close Guantanamo." 

"Guantanamo is known around the world as one of the places where human beings have been tortured -- from waterboarding 
to stripping, hooding and forcing detainees into humiliating sexual acts -- playing music for 72 hours in a row at volumes just 
below that to shatter the eardrums," said Morello.

"Guantanamo may be Dick Cheney's idea of America, but it's not mine. The fact that music I helped create 
was used in crimes against humanity sickens me," sais Morello.

Instead of stopping the music torture, let's stop all the torture.

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Subject: High hopes for Marijuana Users

It's good to see Obama deciding to not go after medical marijuana the way Bush did. it gives me "high hopes" that 
some day the ridiculous prohibition on marijuana will go away. This is a drug that, if fully legal, would be a benefit to society. 

I believe that it would replace alcohol, which is a much more dangerous drug, as a choice for those who want a little buzz 
but don't want to wreck their car or become violent and drug dependent. This is a step in the right direction and America 
is better off for it. Thank you President Obama. 

Marc Perkel
My blog:
Founder of the Church of Reality
"Reality Based Voter"

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He was almost director of Homeland Security

Who's the biggest crook in New York?

Subject: Twenty minutes with the President...

If you haven't yet been made aware of this, here's a link to Charlie Sheen's "Twenty Minutes With The President" contest.
You'll find his open lettter to the President there and you can download his script...
I'm also sending links to Charlie's video message to President Obama and a very clever film produced from his script...
The truth waits for no one,
  RB Ham
Video contest:
Charlie Sheen's message to Obama
This is Christo Garcia’s adaptation of Charlie Sheen’s script “20 Minutes with the President.” 
Opening with the prophetic statements of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy about the New World Order’s 
“Ruthless Conspiracy”, the tight script will illuminate how truly absurd the “Official Story” of 9/11 is. 
Hopefully, this film will help re-invigorate the 9/11 Truth movement, and inspire other filmmakers 
to create their own films about 9/11 Truth.

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Mike Malloy Live

New Hate Crimes Bill Protects Gays
 Looks like America is very slowly moving forward

"Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes 
in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved Thursday and sent to Obama.

A priority of the late Ted Kennedy, that had been on the congressional agenda for a decade, the measure 
expands current law to include crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. 
The measure is named for Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student murdered 11 years ago.

To assure its passage after years of frustrated efforts, Democratic supporters attached the measure 
to a must-pass $680 billion defense policy bill the Senate approved 68-29.

Right-wing haters like Pissquik Inhofe gotta be steaming over this.
It means you can no longer beat up gay people for sport.

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Mike the Dealer's Football Picks HOT


Send in your picks to Mike any time before kickoff?

The Patriots/Bucs game is live from London.

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Do they still love Der Monkey?

And who was president 22 years ago 
when unemployment was even worse?

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U2 concert reviewHOT


U2's concert is Sunday  free on YouTube at about 8:30 California time.  Will they have any guests?

They're at the Rose Bowl live, in the first full-length YouTube global concert.

The show will also be available for replay TWICE only after Sunday.

If I hadn't read Marty's E Page  I wouldn't have know about this.

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 ...and if you hate U2, don't watch.

Bush burned in effigy in Montreal
 It's what everybody wants to do to him



As Der Monkey Fuhrer joked with rich, right-wing Canadians inside a historic hotel ballroom Thursday, 
hundreds of people outside the room cheered while he was being burned in effigy.

Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including several people 
who tossed shoes at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in a demonstration of disdain for the man speaking inside.

Two protesters tried forcing their way through the line of shield-and baton-carrying police, 
were wrestled to the ground, and arrested.

The anti-war protest took place at the hotel where John Lennon recorded Give Peace a Chance in 1969.

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Subject: Why is the Left so sleepy when it comes to 9/11?


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Poppy Decries Lack of Civility 
 He got elected using Willie Horton rape fear


There is a lot of unnecessary ugliness being thrown at President Obama, "people ought to be civil," as he said, and it's true 
that we should "worry about yelling at people and this yelling mentality" that has taken over our politics. He's also not wrong 
that cable news has a lot to do with the problem - our television discourse has, for the most part, devolved into a screaming 
match between operatives and journalists in the New York/DC corridor whose whole job it is to yell at each other (and sadly, 
that increasingly goes not just for Fox, CNN and the networks, but also for some of the left-leaning shows on MSNBC). 
And I'll even go out on a limb and say that he's not even wrong in suggesting that a portion of the progressive media seems 
obsessed with continuing to blame every problem on  W. Bush - even the problems continued by the Obama administration.

However, the origins of incivility in politics can be traced right back to Bush, the man now complaining about it. 
This is the guy who used what is history's single most powerful symbol of incivility - The Willie Horton ad...

"If you vote for Dukakis, 
  Imma rape yo wife and kids!"

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U2's shape-shifting video screen
 Free concert Sunday night on


Willie Williams, U2 show designer, says “Video is the most powerful tool you can have on stage. But now that video 
is so ubiquitous in rock stage setting, we needed a very extreme change of canvas to be heard. The transformable LED 
gave us the chance to create a transparent 360° moving video element, unprecedented in this industry.

Chuck Hoberman adds. “The screen is like a living thing, it continuously changes shapes and forms 
and the video acts like live skin on it. It is one of the most fascinating objects in the world now.”

“We wanted to create something that was bigger than a conventional stage,” says Mark Fisher, U2 stage designer. 
I wanted to create a transparent stage and really needed a video screen that would fit in that environment, 
a round screen that would not block the view for the audience."

 Thanks to Jack

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