Excerpt: The epic struggle for healthcare reform is entering
its final days in Washington. And the Democrats (being Democrats)
have managed to snatch political suicide from
the jaws of legislative victory. But, I keep thinking, it didn't have to
be this way.
If we had had some real leadership from two key
Democrats named Obama and Reid, we wouldn't be where we are now.
A shot of Chinaco for Chris Weigant for telling the plain, simple truth.
Obama has refused to come to work and Reid is a total failure at everything.
Obama could've used his influence to shape this legislation and he
could've used his
presidential powers to force it thru - but he went on f-ing vacation,
instead - Kerry style.
Democrats have now positioned themselves so that
they will lose politically, no matter what happens in Congress
in the next few weeks. Well, I should qualify
that by saying there's a slim chance for a better outcome than the one
that appears inevitable at this point, but that
chance is rapidly disappearing as the calendar dwindles between now
and the real deadline for a signing ceremony
-- President Obama's State Of The Union address next month.
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of stupidity Climate change deniers fight against science by Gene Lyons
Excerpt: So what's next? A series of essays by Sarah Palin
about the Large Hadron Collider and the mysteries of dark matter?
An MIT lecture series by Rush Limbaugh regarding
the thermodynamics of black holes? A Festschrift of Sean Hannity's
scholarly articles on plate tectonics and volcano
formation? Glenn Beck performing live heart-lung transplants on Fox News?
Everybody understands that these things couldn't
happen. That when it comes to serious scientific endeavor, years of study
and professional apprenticeship are required.
In a word, expertise.
Ex-beauty contestants, drive-time DJs, TV sports
announcers, hairstylists, newspaper columnists -- basically anybody
whose math skills topped out in the 10th grade
-- rarely have anything substantive to add to the sum of technical and
scientific knowledge. That's what they most resent
It's not impossible that such persons could educate
themselves sufficiently to have an informed opinion, but it's rare.
But once again, the Democrats - with the facts
on their side - can't figure out how to debate.
When the Rethugs say, "the poles are not melting,"
the Democrats say, "I respect your opinion."
If the Dems had half a brain cell between them (should I bother to finish
this sentence?) they could
at least carry this picture around and flash it when they say, "Global
warming is a hoax."
A hundred years ago, Robert Peary discovered the North Pole.
Rethugs would tell you he sailed there in a fucking boat - but he didn't.
This is how Peary got there but today you can take a Carnival
So why can't the idiot Democrats win this argument?
Losing control of the oil pipeline that runs through
Afghanistan is the threat.
The power that comes with control of that pipeline
is way above Obama's pay-grade. He's doing what he's told to do.
The only question would be - is Obama an unwitting
stooge... is he a willing participant...
or is he simply caught between a rock and a hard
place? I don't suppose it matters - he's doing what he's told.
The only thing I'm sure of is that he is smart
enough to know what the hell is going on here.
Those are facts that need listing too.
This is more than a compromise. This is
collaboration on a deal that kills more soldiers, and more civilians
to protect an asset of the Global Elite.
This is an outrage - and would be from a Republican President as well!
To hell with Obama coming to work. When
are the people going to come to work and demand that our
representatives represent our best interest -
instead of the interests of thieves?
Bart - I've written you this many times, and I'll
say it again. Poppy Bush wrote NAFTA...
Clinton signed NAFTA. Dumbya stole the
land for that pipeline... and Obama is protecting it.
This is professional wrestling Bart. The
Big Dog and poppy are pals.
Elvis in NC
There you go again - comparing Clinton to some perfect, mythical president.
And what's wrong with two former presidents not being openly hostile
to each other?
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"Oh, it's fine. Sarah said she wanted to be a little bit incognito. I don't blame
-- McCain, when asked about Palin wearing
a McCain cap
with his name blacked out Link
I wonder what he said behind closed doors?
"That f-ing c-word! I f-ing made
her and she f-ing backstabs me this way?"
Excerpt: If it's December, then there must be frost in
the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ... right on time, Bill O'Reilly
other defenders of Christmas bemoaning the prevalence
of "Happy Holidays" - rather than "Merry Christmas" - greetings.
There's a war on Christmas, O'Reilly recently
reminded viewers, driven by those who "loathe the baby Jesus."
This season, a holiday-dÉcor company is
marketing the CHRIST-mas Tree, a bushy artificial tree with a giant cross
where the trunk should be. And Focus on the Handjob
is continuing its Stand for Christmas campaign to highlight the
offenses of Christmas-denying retailers. The
campaign was launched, according to its website, because "citizens across
the nation were growing dissatisfied with the
tendency of corporations to omit references to Christmas from holiday promotions.
Democrats can't even win this non-argument.
The GOP is so devoid of any substance, they plant
their flag on 'They-Hate-Baby-Jesus' hill
Seriously, couldn't a drunk Okie with an IQ of 64 do better?
Excerpt: Less than a year after Inauguration Day, support
the Democratic Party continues to slump, amid a difficult
economy and a wave of public discontent, according
to a new WhoreStreet Journal/NBC News poll.
The findings underscored how dramatically the
political landscape has changed during Obama's first year.
In January, despite the recession and financial
crisis, voters expressed optimism about the future, the new president
enjoyed soaring approval ratings, and congressional
leaders promised to swiftly pass his ambitious agenda.
In December's survey, for the first time, less
than half of Americans approved of the job Obama was doing,
marking a steeper first-year fall for this president
than his recent predecessors.
Also for the first time this year, the electorate
was split when asked which party it wanted to see in charge
after the 2010 elections. For months, a clear
plurality favored Democratic control.
The survey suggests that public discontent with
Mr. Obama and his party is being driven
by an unusually grim view of the country's status
and future prospects
I saw a poll last week that said 44% of Americans want Bush back.
Wouldn't it be great if this toon wasn't true? Why has Obama turned his power over to Kissyface?
Subject: Politics or Treason?
People like to describe what the Republicans are
doing as politics but that's not the word I would use.
I call it treason.
All they are proving is that it's easier to destroy
America than it is to fix it. All one has to do is
look around at the way the country is today and
know that it was the Republicans that did it to us.
I think it's time to call it like I see it.
When you are out to make America fail, it's treason.
Due to my financial circumstances, I could never
make any of the previous Bartfests
despite especially wanting to go to Chicago and
Breckenridge is almost at my back door...within
driving distance. Count me in if you would have me.
I will likely bring my own booze and food (others
may want to as well...ski towns are expensive),
and of course I will try to bring some flowers
of my own. I look forward to finally meeting folks
with a similar mindset as myself.
Also, I loved the mention on Olbermann.
I recognized the reference right away. Kudos!
At these Fests, that feeling of being with like-minded people is great.
You can speak freely without worring about "being caught."
Plus there's the poker, the legal herb, the Chinaco etc.
Please address the issue of passing progressive
legislation in the Senate with a majority of 51 votes!
The Dems won the 2008 election and have clear
majorities,, why can’t the majority rule with 51?
Why does the minority GOP still dictate legislation?
Jack in Alabamastan
Jack, basically you're asking, "Why does the
bully take their lunch money every day?" and the answer is "because he can."
The Democrats have no desire to win - they just don't have the fire
in their bellies.
When Bush was brealing ther law and killing thousands of soldiers, every
Democrat told us,
"They have the majority - we can't stop them."
When Obama won, the Rethugs slammed the brakes on everything (that Kissyface
We found out in 2009 that ANY senator can block ANYTHING he wants,
but the Democrats
refused to use that same veto power under Bush because they're scared
The only time the Democrats find a spine is when they're attacking each
Finally, somebody in the mainstream media
was polite enough to quote you while they were stealing from you.
So in 13 years, w/sometimes 60 subjects perday,
I said something worthy one time?
In 2000? :)
I'm sure you know by now that (yesterday, I think)
Keith Olberman quoted your long-ago response to the
old wingnut whine that the media is 'liberal'
and that poor widdle conservatives can't get their message out.
It was great to see Keith use your words and
style, and even greater to se him actually gave you the credit for them.
But how long must KO or his staff have been reading
Bartcop.com to just now use something from long ago?
Have they been perusing back issues?
One thing is for certain:
We don't have to wonder anymore whether TV pundits
are reading your page and stealing from you.
We now have first-person proof.
You ought to be flattered when a writer as good
and a democrat as passionate as Olberman
turns to YOU to hear his feelings expressed.
I'm sure proud of you.
Now, if we can only get the Democratic Party as
a whole to listen to you.
Not gonna happen - they enjoy losing too much.
I worry that the effort and pressure and creative
demands (and small returns) of continuing to put out
your page and your radio shows are eventually
going to burn you out. I can't stand that thought.
That's why I hope you quickly become better known,
more listened to and much wealthier from doing
what you do.
That way, I'll be pretty sure you'll...
Congratulations! You EARNED your way onto national
P.S. I'm up for a Colorado PokerFest, if one happens.
Ray, I think a Breckenridge Pokerfest/Tequilafest
is a done deal. It'll be great to see you again.
I had some experience with legal weed, but the
story didn't fit on BCR 160.
The idea of legal weed blows my mind.
"Officer, isn't my dope a great color?" "Officer, check out how great my dope smells!" "Officer, I don't understand - I'm just too
"Barack Obama is a sleeper agent dedicated
to destroying the American left. This isn't literally true, of course.
But his extraordinary ability to get liberals to abandon their convictions in exchange
for symbolic gestures puts Bill Clinton to shame." -- Reihan Salam,
I'm guessing Salam was a Clinton hater - until he compared him
to someone else.
I'm pissed off at health care reform. I'm pissed
off at this endless process of emotional highs and lows
and exhilaration and dejection and history and
I'm pissed off that Obama "thanked" Kissyface
even though he nearly killed health care reform this week.
I'm pissed off at Joe Lieberman. I'm pissed off
at his childish, vengeful, opposite-day hackery. I'm pissed off
at his giant pie-shaped head and his passive
aggression. I'm pissed off that he enjoys government-run Medicare
benefits while opposing government-run insurance
for the rest of us.
I'm pissed off at the Senate. The whole Senate.
The rules, the senators, the color of the walls, the fact that a doof
like Chuck Grassley can actually be elected to
it. Multiple times. I'm pissed off that even though we finally have a
60 seat supermajority, it's dysfunctional and
Harry Reid is in charge of it. I'm pissed off that senators of both parties
receive government-run primary care from the
Office of the Attending Physician, while denying it to everyone else.
I'm pissed off at cable news and the establishment
press for focusing more on Tiger Woods than health care reform.
I'm pissed off at Rahm Emanuel and I'm pissed
off at the "scary profane a-hole" mythology that's built up
around him, and how he only seems to use his
powers of intimidation to bully the left.
Every story has the same angle:
We lose because we're scared and stupid and we
fight each other - not the enemy.
How did I get stuck in a party of lame-ass surrender
Excerpt: Russ Feingold announced that he would support
the Senate's final version of health care reform. But in doing so
he cast blame for the loss of a public option
for insurance coverage partially on the president's shoulders and urged
congress to re-insert the government-run plan
back into the legislation during conference committee.
"I've been fighting all year for a strong public
option to compete with the insurance industry and bring spending down.
I continued that fight during recent negotiations,
and I refused to sign onto a deal to drop the public option from the Senate
Unfortunately, the lack of support from Obama
made keeping the public option in the bill an uphill struggle.
Removing the public option from the Senate bill
is the wrong move, and eliminates $25 billion in savings. I will be
urging members of the House and Senate who draft
the final bill to make sure this essential provision is included.
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"Practically every activity in this country
is regulated and all regulations do is add to cost. You don't realize how cheap you could
buy a house were it not for federal, state, city, county regulations." -- der vulgar
Rush is right this time:
Think how cheap steaks would be if we didn't
have meat inspectors bothering us all the time.
Think how cheap airlines would be if we
didn't have safety inspectors bothering us all the time.
Think how cheap loans would be if we didn't
have usury laws bothering us all the time.
Why regulate something when we all know
we can trust American businessmen to do the right thing?
My eyesight's not so good lately.
Is that Tiger?
Poor Eldrick - he never listend to my advice.
Rumor has it he took
off on his yacht with that Rachel Uchitel homewrecker.
Hey Eldrick IF YOU WANT TO LOSE EVERYTHING, let the media get
of you and one of your sluts partying on your $28M yacht so they can
to run it next to
a picture of your crying wife trying to explain to your kids why you're
no longer there.
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