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 Tues-Wed,  Feb 16-17, 2010  Vol 2472 - A Stiff Jack and a Cracker

Quote of the Day

"You don't relish combat when 
  it becomes personal and nasty."
    -- David Axelrod to Obama, 2006   Link

   And Obama's refusal to fight
   is killing the Democrats right now.

In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Bayh  Democrats HOT
Arrow Cheney's Torture Conspiracy HOT
Arrow More Dems Dissing Obama 
Arrow 'Tom' to Meet Teabaggers 
Arrow Teabagger Gathers Weapons HOT
Arrow Bartcop/Hillary ? my sympathy
Arrow Obama worse than WWII? 
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"Obama is trying to re-engage with Republicans, but quite frankly he is not dealing with 
  the party of Lincoln, he is dealing with the party of Palin, McConnell and the Boehner. 
  They have a political strategy, which is that fierce opposition, trying to say no to everything 
  will endure to their political benefit, and so far it looks like that is working for them, 
  so I don't see them changing all that much." 
     --  John Podesta, Link

  So why does Obama continue to try to reason with the barking dogs?

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Evan Bayh  Democrats


Senator Evan Bayh's abrupt announcement on Monday that he will retire at the end of his term 
has further united disparate voices within the Democratic Party behind the idea that legislative action 
is the only remedy to avoid future political calamity.

In the wake of the Cowardly Quotter's announcement, a host of figures have chimed in to warn 
that failure in jobs and health care legislation have sapped the party's momentum and fortunes.

Kos said that the best way for Democrats to salvage the fate of the party before the 2010 
elections is clear: "Deliver on their campaign promises."

"No one is asking them to go out on a limb and do something they didn't first run by the American people," 
Kos wrote. 'The Dems are where they are because they got elected promising to be a party 
able to govern, and then spent the last year proving themselves wrong.'"

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Subject: smearing Toyota

I own a 2009 Toyota Corolla LE, it was made in Japan (the VIN number starts with "JT" so it's not part of the recall).

Before buying it I did a ton of research and test driving.
I LOVE the car, it's roomy, quiet, ? comfortable I get 32mpg combined, it's solidly built,
it's fun to drive, this was a great choice. Power everything and cruise control-$14,600 out the door.

I've had the same experience since 2004.
It's a perfect car that runs like a dream.

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"At some point it became clear that the consensus of official Washington, including many Democrats, 
  is that torture is awesome, the rule of law only applies to Al Gore, Bill Clinton's penis, and all people 
  who don't have important DC jobs, and all it takes to nullify the constitution is to call someone a terraist. 
  I don't know how to change this, and electing the Hopey Changey guy didn't help much." 
     -- Atrios, telling it like it is,  Link

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Subject: where is the snow?


According to the Yahoo news report on your website, there is no snow in Hawaii right now. 
That's right -- no snow on the 13,769-ft. peak of Mauna Loa, which generally holds a little snow year-round. 
What happened to the snow?  It sounds like global warming!

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Cheney Exposes Torture Conspiracy
 by Robert Parry


If the United States had a functioning criminal justice system for the powerful – not just for run-of-the-mill 
offenders – Cheney would have convicted himself and some Bush bastards with his comments on "This Week."

On Sunday, Cheney pronounced himself "a big supporter of waterboarding" and that has long been treated 
by U.S. authorities as a serious war crime, such as when Japanese commanders were prosecuted for using it 
on American prisoners during World War II.

Cheney was unrepentant about his support for the technique. He answered with an emphatic "yes" when asked 
if he had opposed Bush’s decision to suspend waterboarding – after it was employed against three "high-value 
detainees" sometimes in repetitive sequences. He added that waterboarding should still be "on the table" today.

Cheney then went further. Speaking with a sense of impunity, he casually negated a key line of defense that 
senior Bush officials had hidden behind for years – that the brutal interrogations were approved by independent 
Justice Department legal experts who thus gave them a legitimate reason to believe the actions were within the law.

However, on Sunday, Cheney acknowledged that the White House had told the Justice Department lawyers 
what legal opinions to render. In other words, the opinions amounted to ordered-up lawyering to permit the 
administration to do whatever it wanted.

I think Parry is saying this isn't really news in and of itself - we always knew they cooked the books
and told the Justice Department what legal opinions they'd like to hear, but Cheney's willingness to
admit this on national TV shows how safe from prosecution Cheney thinks the Bush bastards are.

Think how much more reckless and law-breaking the next criminal admnistration will be knowing 
that the Democrats will NEVER, no matter what, charge a Republican with a serious crime. 

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Subject: Japanese quality

Bart, I'm 43.  I remember my grandfather had a Japanese-made 'transistor' radio (from the early '60s). 
Back in those days anything Japanese made was considered junk.  A couple years ago I found that radio. 
It had a solid heft to it, it still worked (although the volume knob was noisy and needed cleaning), and the 
plastic fit and finish were still very nice.  By today's standards that was far superior to any radio sold now.

I'm reminded of the great song by The Clash, The Maginificent Seven, which includes the line,
"Gimme Honda, Gimme Sony, So cheap and real phony..."

Maybe that meant something in England in the late seventies
but it sounds way off-target 30 years later.

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More Dems Dissing Obama


Remember back when Republicans didn't want George Bush to campaign with them? Well, 13 months into 
Obama's presidency, and Democrats are already rebuffing him: Some Democrats keep distance from Obama.

As Obama's approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates 
are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials.

The candidates are acting no less frustrated with the Obama administration than people back home.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat who represents a California Central Valley district burdened by 
high unemployment and home foreclosures, said in an interview: "The Obama administration has failed 
miserably in trying to solve the problem."

I'm stunned! Who could have possibly thought that a problem couldn't be solved by a guy who has 
no experience in the private sector, has never been in charge of anything of consequence, tended to vote 
"present" on the tough legislation, and has surrounded himself with beyond partisan Chicago hacks and 
extremists while he plays golf, shoots some hoops, and uses Air Force One to see the sights? 

Besides the "outsourced most of his agenda to Congress" issues, of course.

Obama's problem isn't that he lack experience.
Obama's problem isn't that he was never in charge of anything.
Obama's problem isn't that he tended to vote "present" on tough issues.
Obama's problem isn't that he surrounded himself with partisan Chicago hacks
Obama's problem isn't that he plays too much golf or uses AF1 improperly.

But you're right about that that last sentence.
His problem is his refusal to come to work, sending Pelosi and Reid, instead.

If we wanted Reid and Pelosi to run the country, we would've voted for them.

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"If Democrats demanded an "up or down vote" on individual issues because "elections have consequences", 
  they would be appealing to Americans' basic sense of fairness.  When the concept of a filibuster is properly 
  framed as a procedural roadblock employed by a small number of malcontent senators to prevent their colleagues
  - who won the last election - from voting, the public strongly disapproves. Why? Because even partisans agree 
  that our democratic system should not permit a minority from grinding the government to a halt." 
     -- JO,    Link

 The poor Democrats can't even frame a question - how did they get in politics?
 I can frame the mother-effer out of a question - I do it every day, but our idiot 
 Democrats are so inept and frozen with fear - they can't do anything right.

 It might be different if the Democratic party had a leader who would come to work.

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Subject: Olympic luger

Oh, come on, Bart! 

Hundreds of world-class athletes trained on that luge course prior to the Georgian luger's unfortunate accident. 
I'm the last one to pre-judge a complete investigation, but if hundred's of others stay on course and one does not, 
that seems to indicate that the individual had a bigger momentary problem. How many times have automobile drivers 
lost control on a highway corner that others navigate just fine at both higher and lower speeds? 

How about that one rare airplane that crashes at the end of a runway when thousands of planes successfully take off 
and land every day? More often than not, it is pilot error. As for wrapping those posts, it would have been a ridiculous 
exercise in futility. Did you see the film? The athlete flew off the course at about 90 mph and completely stopped on 
sudden impact with the post. There is nothing on his uniform or on those posts that could have saved him. 
To say that padding could have helped or saved him is to defy physics and physiology.

The wall that was put up afterward made a degree of sense but the course is not meant to be a tunnel. Yes, the course 
was fast, but then the Olympic motto is "Swifter, Higher, Stronger," and that's what engineers seem to have achieved. 
The truly elite athletes in the sport were ready to take on the challenge. I can't guess what caused the crash. The athlete 
was young and from a poorer country without its own training facilities. He was not that experienced, but then again, 
how does any driver or pilot build experience but by doing? In an icy chute and at lightning speeds, anything can happen. 

The vast majority of the racers did not crash and only one died. The course did not wobble, the rider's sled did. 
Not to belittle his tragic loss in any way but the odds indicate that the individual was at "fault," if you want to call it that.

You might have a point.
Spending $1200 to make that luge safe would be wasted money.

I wonder what a casket costs in Georgia? 

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Team Obama now using chart from last issue.

They should borrow from  more often

'Tom' to Meet w/ Teabaggers


Michael Tom Steele plans to meet Tuesday with about 50 teabaggers. The California GOP chairman recently 
trained teabaggers on political organizing and is planning a party-sponsored rally. The South Carolina GOP has 
a resource-sharing agreement with tea party groups. The North Dakota party chairman hosted a tea party-GOP 
rally Friday and is urging fellow state chairs to do the same.

But for teabaggers, who want desperately to be taken seriously, it’s a little bit of careful what you wish for.

Some have welcomed the attention, forging tentative alliances or at least opening channels of communication, 
usually to intense criticism from fellow teabaggers. But most have either proudly spurned Republican advances 
or approached the barking dogs apprehensively, keenly aware that while Republican resources and infrastructure 
could both boost the tea party movement to a new level of effectiveness, the GOP’s tainted brand could also 
jeopardize the independence that is part of their populist appeal...

"The Republican Party has always been a grass-roots party," lied Steele  "And I respect the healthy debate that 
is going on in the states," lied Steele again, who was denied a speaking slot at an April teabagger protest (though 
he said he hadn’t requested one) but has heaped praise on the movement and sought to affiliate the RNC with it.

"It is extremely important to find common ground and fight this uppitty nigger in the White House so we can have 
smaller government, fewer resources, lower taxes for the super-rich, free enterprise to ensure another round of 
looting on Wall Street and the Constitution shredded by Sarah Palin," Steele said.

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Subject: "Tea Party Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right"


"Mary Johnson, recording secretary of the Las Cruces Tea Party, described why she fears the government.
 She pointed out how much easier it is since Sept. 11 for the government to tap telephones and scour e-mail, 
 bank accounts and library records."

 Funny how these clowns supported all that until a black man was president, huh?

You're right.
When Bush was destroying America, they remained silent.

When the Black man inherited a destroyed country, they got angry and belligerent.

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"If we couldn’t get a bill through the Congress that had 
  broad support, I said we shouldn’t have a bill." 
   -- Sen Mary Landrieu, (D-Backstabber) throwing her president to the wolves,   Link

 But Mary, the Rethugs won't support ANYTHING Obama does.

 How do you not see the obvious in front of your face? 

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Why did Bayh Retire? Quotes

"Bayh has a 20 point lead and tens of millions in the bank. So … live boy or dead girl?"
     -- rafflesinc    Link

"Was the Enquirer about to reveal that he was "hiking the Appalachian trail?' " 
     -- Joh Hawkins    Link

 Bayh's actions sees to be deliberate sabotage.

 He announces his retirement when it's too late for another Democrat to take his place?
 I never liked that son of a bitch. 

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Great toon.  The GOP keeps screaming, 
"We can't afford Social Security, Medicare and Health Care"
while also screaming "We need more tax cuts and more wars!"

...and the Democrats can't win this fight?

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Writers w/ Opinions Wanted

Americal Idol - do they pick the final 24 next week?

Survivor Heroes vs Villians - Fantastic premier

The Amazing Race - starts Sunday

I think we should put a full day between opinions.
So we'll do Idol on Fridays (if anyone writes) and
Survivor on Mondays and Amazing Race on Tuesdays.

Idol has their first 7, the other 17 will be revealed tonight.

Why do they always vote out the cute girls first?

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Disturbing ads from the past

This is the America that the tea-baggers want back.


"How the hell can you have partisan gridlock when your party has 60 freaking seats? 
  How can you have partisan gridlock when you have a super majority in the Senate 
  and a clear-cut majority in the House, how can there be partisan gridlock?"
     -- El Pigboy, taunting the idiot Democrats

 This is what happens when the president refuses to come to work.

 Why did he fight so hard (and make Hillary into a racist)
 if he never wanted the job in the first place?   Where is he?

 Obama's performance is seen as so bad, voters might reward the Republicans 
 (who destroyed everything) with full control of the government once again.

 Next election, the average dumb-ass voter just might be asking for more of this:


 If only we could get Obama to start leading, we could still come out of this.

 But does anyone think he's going to change?

 Is Obama going to give us President Palin in 2012?

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Pigboy: Obama worse than WWII


According to the U.S. government, 405,399 Americans were casualties during the second world war, 
a conflict that claimed over 50 million lives all around the globe.

But that's nothing, apparently. According to Der vulgar Pigboy, the United States has already suffered 
a much more devastating blow at the hands of President Obama, just one year into his presidency.

Happy Presidents' Day?

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Subject: Obama's Passion for Nukes!  Not People.  Not Jobs


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"Let's put the blame for this lack of action and acomplishment squarely where it belongs: Obama. 
  He has noble intentions of  "changing the tone" in Washington, but sometimes high-mindedness 
  is simply naivet?. Enough with the Gandhi-esque shit - it's time to pass some bills that will make 
  a positive impact in the lives of millions of Americans." 
       -- TW,  Link

 One of Obama's problems is he's too nice.

 If, say, Mary Landrieu comes to him and says, "I can't vote with you this time,"
 Obama smiles and laughs and says, "It's OK to have an honest difference of opinion."

 Is he going to keep playing Mr Nice Guy?
 The election is less than 10 months away and voters are angry as hell. 

 How can we get word to Obama?

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Subject: The Iran Situation


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Medical Marijuana Week 2010
Saturday, February 13th, through Sunday, February 21st.


Every year, Medical Marijuana Week focuses public attention on the need for safe access to medical marijuana.

Activists and organizations across the country use Medical Marijuana Week to educate the community and get active. 
ASA allies, chapters, affiliates, ambassadors, and activists hold events and activities that help with their local goals.

I am a PATIENT not a criminal
My other medicine is addictive

While we're at it, Poker is NOT a crime.
Why can't these busybodies find something constructive to do with their time?

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State Marijuana Penalties

The Amazing Race: TV shows vs. world domination
 by Jane Stillwater


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Obama would never allow this to happen.
He says punishing the guilty is "looking back."
 Can't have that.

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"The United Kingdom has forcefully rejected Glenn Beck. In fact, the UK broadcast of his show 
"was forced to run without any advertisements" for five days in a row as of yesterday. Additionally, 
103 companies have agreed to stop their ads from appearing on his program. Some of the latest defections 
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  On the other hand, they love him so much they'll lose money running his hate show ad-free? 

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Teabagger Gathers Weapons


The Massachusetts man charged with stockpiling weapons after saying he feared an imminent “Armageddon” 
appears to have been active in the Tea Party movement, and saw Sarah Palin, who he said is on a "righteous 
'Mission from God', "as the only figure capable of averting the destruction of society.

Gregory Girard was found with a stash of military grade weapons, explosive devices including tear gas and 
pepper ball canisters, camouflage clothing, knives, handcuffs, bulletproof vests and helmets, and night vision
goggles, say police. They believe Girard, who pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, was “preparing for 
domestic and political turmoil,” and feared martial law would soon be imposed.

Girard’s wife said her husband had recently told her: "Don’t talk to people, shoot them instead,” (Cheney's motto)
and "it's fine to shoot people in the head because traitors deserve it."

But it appears that Girard had lately found a community with which to share some of his growing fears. 
A "Greg Girard" of Manchester, Mass., has a personal page on the "Patriots of America" online network, 
a popular site affiliated with Teabaggers. The phone number listed on the page is the same as the number 
listed on the website of Girard’s consulting firm, which appears to have been run out of his home.

Watching the Olympics, Vancouver seems like a nice place to live.

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Palin lashes out at FOX cartoon
Have you ever seen such a publicity whore?


Sarah Palin is angry at Fox Broadcasting Co. because its saucy cartoon show "Family Guy" portrayed 
a teenage girl with Down syndrome telling another character that her mom is the former governor of Alaska. 
A song and dance routine followed, with language ridiculing people with disabilities.

Funny, when the vulgar Pigboy (head of the GOP) does it, "it's just satire."

But when a comedy cartoon does it, "it's a vicious kick in the gut."

Sarah, thy name is whore.

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