Excerpt: The Court’s landmark ruling that lets corporations
spend all they want to punish political enemies
and reward political friends is a reminder that
the panel’s Republican majority has become one more
potent weapon in the Right’s already intimidating
Over the past several decades, the American Right
has assembled such an array of political weaponry
– ranging from a vast propaganda apparatus that
defines “reality” for tens of millions of Americans to
specialized attack groups that can target troublesome
figures in the press or academia – that it’s hard to
envision how this powerful grip on U.S. democracy
can now be broken.
The Right's influence is so wide and so deep that
it can front for wealthy special interests under the guise
of “populism” and persuade many Americans that
their real enemy is not Big Corporations, but Big Government.
Guided by Fox News and other well-financed parts
of the right-wing media, the Tea Partiers apparently
believe they are engaged in a movement to free
the Republic from the tyranny of the federal government,
when they’re actually helping consolidate the
power of corporations against the only force that can possibly
check corporate domination, a democratized federal
"Overall, it was a nice (SotU) speech. Could
have been given by anybody. George W. Bush could have
given that speech." -- Mary Duffy of Redwood City,
Calif., uninsured two-time breast cancer survivor
and Obama campaign
volunteer, who says she gave up on Obama weeks ago, Link
*I* have not given up on Obama, but I think I'm in the minority.
Besides Tally, nobody writes to say they're still with him.
"The whole thing basically went like that:
Republican asked obnoxious question rooted in Glenn Beck-ian talking points; Obama
swats it away, makes the questioner look silly, and then smiles at the end. It got
so bad, in fact, that Fox News cut away from the event before it was over. Democrats were
asking: "Where the hell has this guy been?" -- Mike Madden, on Obama's refusal
to fight back in his first year, Link
"It took a fucking year for Obama to step into
the ring and start throwing some verbal blows. I'm praying that this Obama doesn't
take another 12 month vacation." -- Dem e-mailer to Marc Ambinder,
on Obama's refusal to fight back in his first year, Link
"I was very happy to see him engage and question
and answer - and kick some GOP ass. I tried not to ask where this fighting
man had been for these last months; better late than never." -- Joan Walsh, on Obama's refusal to fight back
in his first year, Link
Have I mentioned lately what whores Douche Blizter and CNN are?
I missed the original Q&A session Friday but Wolf said they'd
rerun it Saturday.
The original ran 80-90 minutes, but whore CNN reran it in one
hourwith commercials after each question. They cut out the Obama-zinger answers, the
sons of bitches.
> "Is it just me, or are there a lot of disingenuous
stupid shits speaking for Oklahoma these days?" -- Frugalchariot,
No, it's not just you and it's not just 'these
Inhofe has been spouting dumbshit since 1994,
likely probably sooner (no pun intended),
but on the national stage only since then.
He's an embarrasment. I don't know how many times
I have had to slink away from a conversation
at a nice little gathering somewhere when people
ask me where I'm from and I say 'Oklahoma' and
they say "What's with Jim Inhofe?"
Tom Coburn, Don Nickles, Wes Watkins, Frank Lucas...
What a motley and embarrasing crew.
Ughhh...How do you do it Bart?
I made a deal with the Devil.
I said I wanted to be the smartest man in the
so he kept his word - but he banished me to this
You kids out there - don't make any deals with
You might end up an Okie.
Excerpt: Last year, in a series of "town-hall meetings"
across the country, Americans debated healthcare reforms.
What happened was an explosion of rage and barely
Polling evidence suggests that the numbers who
think the reforms go too far are nearly matched by
those who think they do not go far enough.
But it is striking that the people who most dislike
the whole idea of healthcare reform - the ones who
think it is socialist, godless, a step on the
road to a police state - are often the ones it seems designed to help...
The Republicans have learnt how to stoke up resentment
against the patronising liberal elite,
all those do-gooders who assume they know what
poor people ought to be thinking.
Right-wing politics has become a vehicle for channeling
this popular anger against intellectual snobs.
America's poorest citizens have a deep emotional
attachment to a party that serves the rich.
This is a culture war but it is not simply being
driven by differences over abortion, or religion, or patriotism.
And it is not simply Red states vs. Blue states
any more. It is a war on the entire political culture, on the
arrogance of politicians, on their slipperiness
and lack of principle, on their endless deal making and compromises.
And when the politicians say to the people protesting:
'But we're doing this for you',
that just makes it worse. In fact, that seems
to be what makes them angriest of all.
People have taken to the streets to DEMAND to be bankrupted by health
I blame the Democrats, who couldn't sell female companionship on a troop
"The Whore Street Journal reports the U.S.
economy "surged at the end of 2009, a bigger-than-expected gain driven
more by slower inventory liquidation than by consumer spending. Gross domestic product
rose a seasonally adjusted 5.7% annual rate October through December.
Nothing would change the political landscape more this year than a growing economy.
It's the big wild card for the midterm elections." -- Political Wire, Link
But I think you're too quick to be so heavily
I think he's playing four quarter football here
So why did he refuse to play hard in the first quarter?
I think a calculated, measured approach is perfect
for the first part of his presidency.
I agree he should be tougher at times...I hated
those times when he'd go soft during the SOTU.
I think he should go more Samel L. Jackson in
his tone...people don't fuck with Samuel L...
cause his voice tells you not to fuck with him.
He needs more of that.
But dude, talk about back-stabbing Democrats...have
Urging my quarterback to get in the game isn't
I still think he knows what he's doing mostly...he's
smart enough to have
a strategy for long-term effectiveness...short
term losses, long term gains homie.
History says we're in trouble. Can you name a time when everyone said,
"Why doesn't the Democrat fight back?" and
the Democrat ended up winning?
"The decision I took -- and frankly would take
again - was: if there was any possibility that Saddam could develop WMDs, we
would stop him. It was my view then and that is my view now." -- Tony Blair, on why
5,000 American and British lives are a cheap price to pay
when it comes to the possibility that, someday, a fully contained Saddam
might get WMDs. Link
Blair doesn't really believe that - but he's stuck.
What's he going to say, "I wish I hadn't
help kill those 5,000 soldiers?"
Excerpt: "I think it's a shame people are focusing on
this," said the lying back-stabber
"I couldn't have sold as many books without including
the sex tape," Young told "GMA."
"We've been offered gigantic amounts of money.
And we've said no."
Young didn't say who offered to pay for the video,
but it's apparently in demand.
Hunter has a TRO preventing Young from distributing
photos and the sex tape, saying they belong to her.
Young told ABC News' Judas Maximus that he "truly
doesn't understand" what Hunter is asking for.
"I'm not clear anything she's asking for is hers,"
Why would Edwards videotape his career crumbling?
Or did the bitch use a hidden camera to blackmail
Excerpt: Buoyed by their surprise victory in Massachusetts,
Republicans in Illinois sense the Senate seat
he left vacant is ripe for their picking come
Obama's Democrats have long dominated Illinois
politics. But Republicans view Brown's capture of
Teddy's seat as a sign of voter dismay with Democrats
in the White House and Congress.
Polls ahead of Tuesday's party primaries in Illinois
show Mark Kirk likely to win the Rethug nomination.
Favored to face off Kirk for the vacant seat
is Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois treasurer and Obama's buddy.
One poll showed Kirk trailing Giannoulias if the
two face off -- but only narrowly.
That's a far cry from the 62 percent that Obama
won in his 2004 senate race.
Politically, 2010 is a far cry from 2009, when we won everything.
Excerpt: On January 28th, 2010 the Ninth Circuit Court
of Appeals basically screwed the Church
of Reality issuing a memorandum decision. As the founder
of the Church of Reality I’m fairly pissed off about it.
What the courts often do is to clear out the
case load by letting law clerks decide cases using memoradum
decisions and signing the judge's name to it.
That way the judges only deal with the cases the law clerks find interesting.
This is especially true of cases where the party
is doing it themselves and is not a lawyer. They think
that we aren’t smart enough to figure out when
we’re getting screwed so they can blow us off easilly.
And usually they are correct, but not with me.
The case is not over. I am going to file a motion
for rehearing en banc, and I’m in the process of sending
a letter to the chief judge of the court Alex
Kozinski. The letter is to get their attention so that I might get
some due process when they consider it. I need
some public attention and public scrutiny to get a real
decision out of the court.
Excerpt: Obama said Rethugs have attacked his health care
overhaul so fiercely, "you'd think that this thing was some Bolshevik plot."
His proposals are mainstream, widely supported
ideas, he said, and they deserve some GOP votes in Congress.
"I am not an ideologue," the president declared
- and nobody challenged him on it.
But Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., pointedly asked Obama:
"What should we tell our constituents who know that Republicans
have offered positive solutions" for health care,
"and yet continue to hear out of the administration that we've offered
Obama showed little sympathy, disputing Price's
claim that a Republican plan would insure all Americans without raising
"That's just not true," said Obama to the live
Republican Uber handjob Mike Pence defended Price
on the health care proposals. He said a GOP agenda booklet given to
Obama at the start of the session "is backed
up by precisely the kind of detailed legislation that Pelosi and your administration
have been busy ignoring for 12 months." Obama
shot back that he had read the Republican proposals and that they promise
solutions that can't be realized.
In another barbed exchange, the president said
some Republican lawmakers in the audience had attended ribbon-cutting
ceremonies for projects in their districts funded
by the 2009 stimulus package that they voted against. Pence said Obama
was trying to defend "a so-called stimulus that
was a piecemeal list of projects and boutique tax cuts." Obama replied,
"When you say they were boutique tax cuts, Mike,
95 percent of working Americans got tax cuts."
"This notion that this was a radical package is
just not true," he said.
Last Monday, I wrote:
> Obama should announce that he's going to
do three town halls and the only people > allowed to attend are crazy-ass teabagging
handjobs and right-wing Rethug fuckstix.
Thursday, David Axelrod said
“It’s time to put up or shut up. We will put the other party to the test and they will have to explain
why they are standing in the way.”
Friday, Obama entered the lion's den and it became
a highlight of his presidency.
He should read bartcop.com every day and consider
taking my advice.
Mike Pence (Indiana handjob) said "Having TV
cameras there might've been a mistake." Obama confronted the ignorant liars and listed the facts.
That's always a recipe for disaster for the GOP.
Too bad the Democrats do this so rarely.
The Rethugs excuse?
"We didn't really have a chance to get some
good questions put together."
Really? After telling your constituents for a year that
wants to destroy America" you couldn't think of any good questions for The Destroyer?
How the hell can we be losing to these troglodytes?
Excerpt: Obama told Republican leaders Wednesday that
he will schedule regular meetings with them
to discuss his agenda, a gesture GOP lawmakers
demanded so Obama, as always, caved in.
Democratic leaders and their aides said they did
not expect Obama to make such a proposal to the Fascist dogs.
But GOP senators earlier in the day said that
Obama had to reach out to Mitch the Bitch (R-KY.) if there was
any hope of them signing on to a scaled-down
version of healthcare reform, energy or jobs legislation.
House Republican Leader John Boner (R-Ohio) spread
his arms in somewhat ironic embrace
when television cameras turned to him to capture
reaction to Obama’s proposal.
Obama acknowledged that Republicans might view
his offer skeptically.
911, Civil Rights, Corporate
Fraud, Ethics, First Amendment, HateCrimes-Domestic Terrorism,
HealthCare, Human Rights, Marijuana reform, Privatization, Spirituality,
War on Terror, Women's Rights, War crimes
"In a comparison with the 14 quarterbacks to
make the Hall of Fame in the last 25 years, Kurt Warner has a better career completion
percentage, yards per pass attempt and yards per game. Only Dan Marino had more career 300-yard
passing games." -- ESPN, after
Warner announced his retirement, Link
"I'm a little offended by the lack of journalistic
ethics. (ha ha
- is he kidding?) I thought that the reporter was blatantly
unethical. I thought it was bad form." -- Sen. John Cornhole, on being outed
by Ben Smith for sending out a press release
delivery before the SOTU speech was given, Link
I can see criticizing a speech in advance if you
have a copy of it,
but how in the hell do you whine about the delivery of
Regarding the article "Statement from Sam Clauder"
currently appearing on BartCop.
Where did this statement come from?
I'm curious mainly because on the San Bernardino
court website search,
the bail for Mr. Clauder remains unchanged at
$25,000.00 and since that entry
was updated on Friday am, presumably shortly
after the appearance of Mr. Clauder.
Is the court website wrong? Was the bail
increased by $100,000.00?
Did the "statement" come from Mr Clauder and
if so, how---since the court website
says Mr. Clauder remains in custody?
I don't know much about this.
Maybe these days you get one e-mail instead of one phone call?
I'd gotten a dozen e-mails from Sam in the last few months (about CA
politics) and when
he wrote that he was being railroaded by a crooked judge (my words)
I Googled him and
saw that he's a Democratic activist and he seemed like he needed some
If anyone in Cali is able to help him, I'm sure he would appreciate
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