Excerpt: The tea party movement is dead. The one I was
familiar with anyway.
Judson Phillips held it down and Sarah Palin
drove a stake right through its heart
live Saturday night on C-Span in front of an
Sarah Palin didn’t give a tea party speech last
night. She gave a partisan Republican address.
It was a purely political speech designed to
position her for a presidential run in 2012 or 2016.
She wasn’t there to celebrate the organic nature
of a movement she had nothing to do with creating.
She was there to co-opt the name and claim the
brand as hers. And she did.
The movement, that came to be officially recognized
almost a year ago but whose roots go back
further than that, has been snuffed out and replaced
in the public mind. The movement that began as
a people’s movement of angry independent, libertarians
and conservatives will now be thought as
the movement of people like Palin, Dick Armey,
Judson Phillips, Mark Skoda, etc. a wholly owned
subsidiary of the “Official Conservative Movement”
and the Republican Party.
The Teabaggers must've known they were hiring an airheaded Republican
offered her $100,000 to give a speech that sounded like Bush talking
(not a compliment.)
Bart, your take on Tebow made me giddy with mirth!!
That dude is so far out of touch with reality…
It is interesting how this notion of ‘articles
of faith’ can encompass so much
oddly conflicting behavior and allow it’s inherent
exposure of hypocrisy to be disavowed…
Dang confounding matey, dang confounding!!
PS. That Jeff Beck solo was deeeeeep…and your
intro did it justice…thanks!!
"Endowed by their creator. Not endowed by their
senator or their regulatory czar or their president.
God is the grantor of rights. No one else..." -- Glenn Beck, after sharing needles
with Rush Limbaugh, Link
Butt Glenn, why does God refuse to give North Koreans their rights?
Why does God refuse to give North Koreans their rights?
Why does God refuse to give Saudi women their rights?
Why does God refuse to give Iranians their rights?
Why does God refuse to give his own gay children rights?
Are you saying God only does a half-ass job at granting rights?
Why can't God get it right?
I'm absolutely opposed to waterboarding because;
1. It doesn't make the waterboardee give more
or better information, in fact it does the opposite.
2. It is extremely cruel.
3. It doesn't work. (see 1.)
4. It makes us the bad guys.
5. It doesn't work. (see 1.)
6. It means we're OK with it being done to our
7. It doesn't fucking work.
8. Monkey boy masturbates to it.
Besides that, it doesn't work and produces no
results except for more hatred directed toward the U.S.
Oh, did I mention it doesn't work? Well, it doesn't.
Not at all. Ever.
I don't know why people claim torture doesn't
Of course it works - just not every time.
You can't give up information you don't have
but if you have the info, you'll give it up in
If you have the combination to a safe and I have knitting needles,
I'll have that combination in less than five minutes so torture does
Why do people say torture doesn't work?
Because that's the Democratic auto-response?
Recognizing the fact that torture often works is merely recognizing
It doesn't make you pro-torture to admit that torture often works.
Saying torture never works is like saying coercion doesn't work,
or blackmail doesn't work, or twisting arms doesn't work.
Geez, implied torture works.
If you show me a waterboard, I'm going to tell what I know -
all of it.
Excerpt: 11:17 AM Western Union clerk: Stamped this
time on the telegram Ruby sent to Little Lynn for $25.
Ruby probably arrived a few minutes prior to
this time. Ruby left immediately. (13 H 222)
If you had a historical murder to get to, would you stop for a $25 matter
with 240 seconds to go?
They also said it was weird how history plays out.
As they were getting ready to move Oswald to the County Jail, he was
a little chilly
(It was November) so Oswald asked for a sweater. It took several
minutes to locate
a sweater for him and that delay allowed Ruby to cross paths with Oswald.
Ruby showed up just seconds before Oswald appeared. Had Oswald not been
Ruby would've been late and Oswald might be rotting in a Texas prison
Ruby says, "The world will never know the true
facts of what occured, my motives, etc. I'm the ONLY person who knows the truth but
it will never come out because these people have so much to gain and had such an alterior
motive to put me in the position I'm in, they'll never let the true facts out to the
Asked "Are these people in very high positions?
Actually, it's much cheaper with a vaporizer.
The product looks the same when you're done with it
so you can sell your ashtray contents to your friends :)
Thanks to Archie for that.
Subject: f-ing Vegas?
Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has a tendancy to exaggerate
and use bizarre statements to get noticed.
I don’t think it's an ego thing because he’s
drawing attention to a topic, not himself.
He mentioned putting graffiti taggers in public
stocks. Until he said that no one was paying attention to the problem.
Goodman is a good Democrat and certainly had
no real intention of using public stocks but suddenly people were talking
He got attention to the homeless sleeping in the
city parks by making a huge deal out of
a campaign to ban them from those parks.
It got people to talk about the subject again.
Vegas is not the evil place where people come
to throw away their money.
It is the place people come to be entertained
by spending their money.
A lot of people don’t know how to gamble, but
they also don’t play golf as well as they think they do either.
Ever owned a boat? It’s a hole in the water
you pour your money in.
Just as bad an investment as a trip to Vegas.
No really worse as you might get lucky in Vegas.
Ole zenferret – going home to Vegas eventually
Excerpt: Close inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during
a speech in which she mocked Obama for his use
of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written
on her left hand. The words "Energy", "Tax" and
"Lift American Spirits" are clearly visible.
Sarah Palin knew that speech like the back of
The Q&A answers, however, were on the front
of her hand.
Or so it appeared.
During the Q&A following her speech at the
Tea Party Convention,
Ms. Palin appeared to read from her hand in answering.
With the latest revisions, a clearer picture of
the financial collapse emerges.
As Obama took office in January of 2009, the economy
shed 779 thousand jobs.
It would continue to shed jobs at a 700k+ rate
in both February and March.
Over the entire decade, 421k jobs were lost,
net. See chart.
In contrast, over Clinton's term, twenty-three
million jobs were created.
Excerpt: Poor Leslie Calhoun, chef at NBC's 30 Rock headquarters.
The black cook thought she was paying
homage to her race by hanging a sign up that
read: "In Honor of Black History Month," followed by a
yummy menu of fried chicken, collard Greens w/smoked
turkey, white rice w/black eyed peas, and
jalapeno cornbread. Seems pretty innocent and
festive, right? Well, not according to "Questlove" Thompson,
the drummer for the Jimmy Fallon show, who apparently
equates fried chicken with the "N" word.
Why can't a Black person like fried chicken?
Remember Magic Johnson at Michael Jackson's funeral?
He said he was hanging with MJ
at mealtime and MJ asked Magic what his personal chef could prepare
for Magic's supper.
Magic said he'd like a grilled chicken dinner, which he got, but Michael
Was it racist of Michael to order KFC? Of course not.
In most cases, racism depends on the intent of the user.
If the vulgar Pigboy did Jesse Jackson fried chicken jokes, that would
because his intention is to show you how stupid
"those people" are.
I doubt that the Black chef at NBC was trying to insult anybody.
Pigboy, however, lives by the racial slur - that's why he's super-rich.
Republicans like being told that it's OK to hate and mock Blacks.
Hate is the glue that holds the GOP together.
"Historians will puzzle over the fact that
Obama, the best communicator of his generation, totally lost control of the narrative
in his first year in office and allowed people to view something they had voted for as something
they suddenly didn't want. Communication was the one thing everyone thought
Obama would be able to master." --
Jim Marone, "political scientist." Link
Last summer, when the tea-baggers were defining
the Obama presidency,
he chose to ignore it and go on vacation
like his name was John Kerry.
Will the Demcorats lose the House and the
Senate bacause of that stupidity?
Will Obama be a one-termer because of that Texas-sized error?
Will we get President Bush-with-a-vagina in 2012 because of that
Mr President, if only you had a staff that could see snakes before
Excerpt: Senate Republicans don’t have much of an appetite
to give Obama their version
of question-and-answer time - not after seeing
how Obama handled House Monkeys last week.
"We’re always happy to hear from the president,
but I don’t really feel any compelling need
to do it [on camera]," Texas Sen. John Cornyn,
the Republicans' chief campaign strategist, told Politico.
The White House has suggested that it would like
Obama to address the Senate GOP Conference,
with TV cameras present. Obama officials are
eager for voters to see Obama operate in a format
he relishes - and manhandle the Senate Monkeys
the same way he did last week to House Monkeys.
Asked about the White House invitation to Senate
Republicans, Cornyn said: "For what purpose?
Was it for photo op or is it serious? The president
can invite Mitch the Bitch and his Boehner or
anybody he wants for a serious talk about issues."
Subject: Do we have a problem
with waterboarding the certainly guilty?
Yeah. We do. Because once you do it to one, you've
slipped into the abyss.
And then you find excuses to do it to the next
guy and the next guy and suddenly
you're doing it to people who 'might' be guilty,
or 'might' know something.
But we know the two I mentioned were certainly
Torture is never the answer and never the right
thing to do.
It only brings us down to their level.
I'd say torture is very, very rarely the answer.
And besides, any information you get is going
to be dubious at best. Why?
Probably because the guy made up something just
to get you to stop.
Dee in NJ,
Info obtained might be good and it might not be
but I appreciate getting your opinion.
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In this Bush Depression, more people are staying
home and watching Free TV.
I'd like some volunteers to write about three
TV shows. The more writers the better.
Americal Idol gets serious tomorrow
Survivor Heroes vs Villians starts
The Amazing Race starts Sunday.
In your weekly report, tell us what happened but
add lots of opinion.
"I like this girl and here's why" and
"I hate this guy and here's why." "This guy choked, this girl picked the wrong
song." "Russell found the first Immunity Idol" and
"Dumbass Fred lost his passport."
Each week, send me your report as text inside
No attachments, no fonts, no pictures - just
text in your e-mail.
(I can't spend hours re-formatting your writing.)
As the weeks go by, you should eventually decide
who you think will win.
And don't bother to tell me how stupid and usless
these kinds of TV shows are.
Soon I'll be starting my 15th year doing
Bartcop.com and surely one
of the tricks to longevity is to have other interests
Also, no sense in writing to say,
"I'd like to help." Just watch the show(s) and send your report soon after.
No minimums, no maximums, OK to skip a week etc.
Use whatever language you like but don't get gross.
People will want to write to you.
If you don't want your e-mail public, go to Yahoo or hotmail
and open an account like Mikethedealer@hotmail.com
This pays nothing, but you might develop a following
and that could lead to quitting your job and that's tons
Excerpt: Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory
usage of the word "retard" collided with her
campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives
today, with confusing results.
So, Yahoo says there are acceptable uses
of the word?
A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier
criticism of Der Pigboy. Yesterday, when asked
for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "R" word
in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman said, "Palin believes
crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense
of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement
was meant generally and she was not specifically
referring to the vulgar Pigboy. Still, she declined to say that Palin
believes Limbaugh's statements were acceptable.
Pigboy had taken offense to people, presumably
including Palin, protesting Rahm Emanuel's remark. On his hate show,
Limbaugh lamented that "our political correct
society is acting like some giant insult's taken place by calling a bunch
people who are retards, retards."
That comment caused the press to request a reaction
from Palin's spokeswoman. It also caused confusion
over whether Palin believes Limbaugh's public
statements - like Emanuel's private ones - crossed the line.
It's funny - she's stuck.
Palin pretends she's this populist teabagger, but she's 100% GOP Fascist
dog, so she's stuck.
She can't go against Mr. GOP Pigboy, who tries so hard every day to
be an ass, and keep her principles.
She's stuck - and I love it when the bad guys turn on each other.
Bart, wonderful description of her consistency,
(like warm baby shit)
very good, will use that
with some of my conservative acquaintances.
As a Republican she doesn't have to be consistent,
only able to lie about any fact, subject or make
up fairy tales at the drop of a hat.
Honesty and integrity have no place in the modern
republican party. If one of them had
such qualities they would no longer be members
of the modern republican/teabag/gasbag party.
Bart, you are right about these "too big to fail"
banks - we let them grow and grow,
particularly by buying up smaller banks and mergers,
then we let them hit us with high fees
and high interest rates on their credit cards.
Then they cry poverty to Congress.
Bart, I keep my money in a community bank, where
the people treat you like a person,
where there are no shenanigans going on, and
where there is no "let's get bigger" mentality.
Just recently, Bill Maher and Arianna Huffington
have been promoting an idea of having
so much of the population move their money into
smaller, community-run banks and credit unions.
I can see that making sense, mostly because,
as you've said, if one of the "Big Six" -
Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan
Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo
- should fall on their keester, it would be a
disaster for us all.
The White House (and other sources) have told
us that Underwear Boy is giving them ALL KINDS
of good information without torture, by using
the normal interrogation procedures.
You don't need to kill people like they did at
Gitmo (Oh, wait, those were "suicides") to get information.
Oddly enough, the things we have used since WWII
still work now that the torture monkey is out of office.
Excerpt: According to the below contract, Ford demands
that when his limo driver picks him up, the chauffeur must be
carrying a sign reading "H.F.." Presumably, if
the Democrat's name was spelled out, hordes of fans/groupies
would be alerted to his impending arrival and
swarm him (something that has bedeviled the Jonas Brothers).
On the security front, if he is appearing before
a packed house, Ford, 39, needs an "alternate entrance & exit
at the venue," to, again, apparently avoid the
crush of devotees.
Hillary should try to get the Democratic nomination
while still acting as Secretary of State.
It isn’t like Obama would do anything about it.
“Would you resign while you campaign against me? Please? Pretty please?”
I’ll bet Joe Lieberman is still chuckling over
the 2008 campaign. I mean, what a chump
Obama was to come up to Connecticut and campaign
for Joe Lieberman and against Ned Lamont.
I doubt Hillary has another campaign in her.
She'll retire and be "Madame Secretary" for the
rest of her life,
probably with an approval rating in the seventies.
There are 162
shows online to listen to and more are coming
That's a lot of BCR
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"Congress is full of whores. Since Iowa
has the first presidential primary, corn is king. They put corn syrup in Coke and Pepsi
and corn ethanol is even used to fuel our cars. If the first primary was in Vermont,
our cars would run on f-ing maple syrup."
-- Bill Maher, who's coming back
He's got a point about tiny states having too much power.
Why should a senator from Oklahoma or North Dakota or Montana
have the power to shut down health care for the other 99% of
It's crazy that the senators from South Dakota and Wyoming
(1M people) have the same voting power as the senators from New York and
History would be a lot different (and better) if the bigger, smarter
states had more control.
It's a crime that ignorant, religiously-insane farm states can
make a mockery of a super-power.
The man might be innocent. He could be insane,
in which case he is criminally innocent.
He could be under a death threat, in which case,
he might not be technically innocent,
but guilty of a lesser crime. He could be under
the false understanding that he is working
for the US government testing homeland security.
I'm stretching here, but the point is that the
man could very well be innocent.
Maybe he never thought he was going to hurt someone
doing what he was doing.
Maybe his family was being held hostage.
Bart, I don't know! But I know that one of the
principles this country was founded on
was the presumption of innocence, and I'm not
willing to throw it away so casually,
just because it's "obvious" that someone is "guilty"
of a crime
Throwing away the presumption of innocence is
a bad idea.
What if you get accused of terrorism?
It could happen to me, too.
This is a great example of how to come after me if we
disagree on an issue.
Dr Babs didn't set her hair on fire and call me The Great Satan.
We could probably put our heads together and come up with 500 reasons
to go easy on these airline bombers - but why would we want to?
If a fella is forced to blow up an airliner, those people are still
Like I always say about Koresh's kids or North Koreans or Iraqi kids,
some people are born into bad luck but that's no reason to go easy
What signal are we sending to the terrorists when they hear that even
if they get
caught trying to murder 300 Americans, some Democrat will plead their
Isn't a thoughtful response better than a dogmatic, knee-jerk response?
Oh, and if they catch *me* on a plane with explosives in my underwear
I'll be a man and accept the consequences because that won't happen.
Remember, this started when I talked about the "obviously guilty."
Thank you, Dr. Babs, for acting like an adult in this debate.
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