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 Tuesday  March  16, 2010 Vol 2490 - Alaskan dingbat 

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In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Flirting with Birtherism HOT
Arrow How guilty is Benny the Rat? HOT
Arrow They rape kids in Ireland, too  
Arrow Answer remains no for now 
Arrow Democrats Unwilling To Fight HOT
Arrow Dems to Blacks: Drop Dead HOT
Arrow Workers 'crushed' by Toyota
Arrow Marilyn Monroe in Salinas  



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"Tell that to someone who just lost their job, their retirement, 
  their health care and their home - that we're moving too quickly." 
    -- Chris Dodd, after Rethugs demanded that he delay action on a bill to rewrite the nation's financial industry,   Link

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If only this were true...

Flirting with Birtherism


Despite inquires from the Cincinnati Enquirer and Plain Dealer, Rob Portman's campaign won't directly answer 
the question of whether he believes that Obama is a citizen. (Obama is.) So now, we're up to five Republican Senate 
candidates -- major ones, not including J.D. Hayworth in Arizona for the moment -- who have flirted with Birtherism.
Several of these candidates have later corrected their initial hesitation, but it is precisely that initial hesitation that contains
so much information about what Republican candidates fear right now. No doubt that Portman and Marco Rubio know 
that Birtherism is bullshit. The gap between their private beliefs and how they articulate them publicly is fairly wide. I'm not 
a fan of stories that begin with X 'refuses to denounce' Y -- I usually skip them. I make an exception here because the 
accusation is so reckless, so tied to race and culture, and so stupid that those who try to Wink at the Birthers are adding 
potency to a poison that everyone is forced to gulp.

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Subject: Speeding Toyotas

Back in the nineties my father owned a Camry.  One day while on driving on the interstate with the thing 
on cruise control it started to speed up.  It proceeded to slowly go faster and faster adn he couldn't get it to stop.  

After taking it out of gear (with the engine still revving) he was able to kill the engine.  When he went to the dealer
they looked at him like he was crazy and said he must have done something wrong.  It was a jarring enough 
experience that he sold it and bought a Taurus.

At some point, our government will stop dragging their feet and give us some answers.


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"The image of having the members of one branch of government standing up, literally surrounding 
  the Supreme Court, cheering and hollering while the court - according the requirements of protocol
  - has to sit there expressionless, I think is very troubling. I’m not sure why we are there." 
       -- John Roberts (R-Whiner) accusing Obama of "cheering and hollering" at him at the State of the Union,    Link

  John, you are there because you were appointed by the most crooked president in history.

"Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected? I think we've had enough of them. 
  I think what we need are people on that bench who have been legislators, people who are lawyers, 
  people who are academics. You look at our Supreme Court and all these people, all they know is 
  working with people in black robes. We have got to change that." 
       -- Harry Reid,     Link

"I don't know why they'd feel uncomfortable, they made the decision. Look, the president disagreed, 
  and polls show 80 percent of the country disagrees with that decision. The president would have said 
  that in that room had they been sitting in that row or not been there at all." 
       -- Robert Gibbs,    Link

 For the record, the topic is the whore court's decision to give First Amendment rights to, among others, 
 foreign-owned corporations.  This will change our elections and not for the better.

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Subject: Filled out my census form - but... 

I got my census form yesterday and I filled it out except that I refused to answer questions 8 and 9
because I think that asking what race you are is a racist question. The way I see it if you go back in time 
we all come from Africa and humans are not very genetically diverse and there's no reason to use race to 
distinguish people. Most people are mixed race. How, for example would President Obama answer the question?
Is he black or white? What about Tiger Woods? Is he black or asian? And what race are Tiger's kids?

The time has come to lose racial identity to end racism and start seeing ourselves as fellow humans and not 
to assume that you can determine anything from the color of someone's skin other than the color of their skin. 
I don't want to give the government information so that they can make decisions based on race. If the government 
doesn't know what race you are then all people are equal. I urge everyone to write in "human" for the race answer 
or just refuse to answer it.

Marc Perkel

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How guilty is Benny the Rat?


Catholics have been on the defensive in Germany since January, when at least 50 cases of sexual abuse from 
the 1970s and '80s were reported at Canisius College, in Berlin - with two priests linked as alleged perpetrators. 
That was the catalyst. Within weeks, dozens of victims came forward with accusations at other Catholic schools. 
With up to 200 allegations of abuse, 22 out of Germany's 27 Roman Catholic dioceses have been affected. 

Benedict himself has been linked to the latest controversies. In the early 1980s, a priest suspected of abuse was 
transferred to the Pope's former archdiocese in Munich - and that case has raised further awkward questions about
the Church's handling of abuse allegations. Last Friday, the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising confirmed that 
"serious mistakes were made in the 1980s" after the priest, known as "Father H," was moved from Essen to Munich 
and was allowed to continue with his pastoral work. According to the SÜddeutsche Zeitung, Father H had been 
transferred from Essen after he allegedly forced an 11-year-old boy to engage in oral sex.

Church officials in Munich said Benny the Rat was Archbishop of Munich from 1977 to 1982, and was involved in 
the decision to house the priest at the archdiocese so he could receive therapy. Father H was convicted in 1986 of 
sexually abusing minors, receiving a suspended prison sentence and a fine. Despite the jail sentence, the priest 
controversially carried on with his pastoral duties.

It seems the Catholic higher-ups are addicted to child rape.
How many events have to occur before it's no longer a coincidence?

This child rape addiction occurs in every country that has Catholics.
Isn't anybody going to insist that it stop?

They rape kids in Ireland, too


Ireland's senior Roman Catholic, Cardinal Sean Brady, said Monday he would not resign despite admitting 
he helped the church collect evidence against a child-molesting priest — and never told police about the crimes.

Brady, as a priest and Vatican-trained canon lawyer in 1975, said he interviewed two children about the abuse 
they suffered at the hands of the Rev. Brendan Smyth. He said both children were required to sign oaths 
promising not to tell anyone outside the church of their allegations.

Smyth went on to molest and rape scores of other children in Ireland, Britain and the United States before British 
authorities in neighboring Northern Ireland demanded his arrest in 1994. The Irish government of the day collapsed 
amid acrimony over why Smyth was not quickly extradited to Belfast.

Smyth abused at least 90 children in Ireland, Britain and in Rhode Island and North Dakota from 1948 to 1993.

If I had a son that was molested by these monsters I'd probably get violent.

But then, I'm not stupid enough to turn my kids over to child molesters.

Statistically, there are parents reading this who have sons in a Catholic school right now.
When your son turns quiet and moody and then eventually tells you he was attacked,
what will you say?   "Sorry, I should have acted sooner?"

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MMA Rumors


"Yeah, this is what it has come to for Pope Nixon, he's being set up. 
  Where is Sister Rosemary Woods and Monsignor Haldeman?" 
       -- attaturk,   Link

by Bruce Yurgil

A nice gift

The band Garbage had a recording studio in Madison, WI that recently closed.

John B was nice enough to go inside the shuttered building and take a few pictures
and he even grabbed some pieces of plaster from the walls as a physical souvenier
which he sent to me - thanks for that, John.

I've had to store the plaster chunks in the tequila drawer
because the cats, mostly Rusty, find the plaster delicious!

John, send me an e-mail so I can fix you up with some Bartcop Radio.

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Subject: income taxes over the years

Bart,  This graph shows that the simpler time that "Tea Baggers" long for only exists in their minds.  
The periods of American prosperity and recession are inversely related to the highest tax rates for the wealthy.  

It appears from the chart that if you want to improve the economy then you raise taxes on the wealthy.  
The 1950's not only saw a huge boom in the economy  but also a huge increase in the number of "middle class" families.  
Ironic that the income tax on the wealthy was at 91 percent,  guess "trickle down" was all in Ronnie's demented brain (obvious).  
We need to raise taxes on the wealthy  NOW to get the economy rolling.
 Jim in Utah

Clinton showed us how to get the economy moving - you raise taxes on the super-rich.

Too bad no Democtrat can remember that far back..

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"They're right on the cusp of losing their image as a news organization. Do they want to be 
  the go-to place for conservative populist ideas on television, or do they want to be a news 
  organization? Ailes has done a good job of doing both."
       -- TV analyst Andrew Tyndall, on Glenn Beck dragging down the "fair and balanced' image of Fox News,   Link

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Subject: Clarence 'Slappy' Thomas

bart i dislike "slappy" thomas as much as you do, but showing him as 
a gorilla is as bad as any of the things rush limbaugh says about blacks . 

surely someone with your intellgence knows this. 
i'm a lifelong democrat and a black man.

Michael, I'm not sure how to answer that.

It was meant as an insult, but most everything I write is meant to insult the Rethugs.

Is it racist to call Thomas a "knuckle-dragger?"
Is it racist to call him a "ditto monkey?"
Is it racist to call Michael Steel "Tom?"
What if I get "Monkey Mail" from a Black person?

One thing's for certain - I wasn't refering to "Black people."
I was talking about one hates-his-race backstabbing judge.

BTW, I first published that toon June 23, 2001.

...but you could be right.

Subject: Clarence 'Slappy' Thomas

Bart, I think the gorilla picture steps over the line.  
"Monkey" business in its various forms is all too often a symbol latched onto by racists.  
My instant reaction was, oh no, Bart wouldn't do that!

Thanks for listening.
And keep hammering.
Carol Philadelphia, PA

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"Nancy Pelosi has got them all liquored up on sake and they're making a suicide run here." 
       -- Lindsay Graham (R-Gay), comparing the Democrats to Japanese Kamikaze pilots,   Link

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Workers 'crushed' by Toyota 
 by Bob Herbert


California is one of the key reasons that Toyota is the wealthiest carmaker on the planet.
Toyota is paying the state back with the foulest form of ingratitude.

The company is planning to shut down the assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., that makes Corollas 
and the Tacoma compact pickup. The plant closure will throw 4,700 experienced, highly skilled and 
dedicated employees onto the street during the worst job market since the Depression, and it will 
jeopardize nearly 20,000 other jobs around the state.

It is a cold and irresponsible act on Toyota’s part, a decision that was not necessary from a 
business standpoint and that completely disregards the wave of human misery it is setting in motion. 

So - we want Toyota put out of business - but we want them to keep making cars?

What did you think would happen after you scream "Toyota kills" every day for a month?

And if they didn't shut down for business reasons, tell us, Bob, what was the "real" reason?

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Grayson rips into Palin 


In response to Palin's attack on Rep Grayson, Grayson actually complimented Palin. Grayson praised Palin 
for having a hand large enough to fit Grayson's entire name on it.  ha ha  He thanked Palin for alleviating the 
growing shortage of platitudes in Central Florida.

Grayson added that Palin deserved credit for getting through the entire hour-long program without quitting. 
Grayson also said that Palin really had mastered Palin's imitation of Tina Fey imitating Palin. Grayson observed 
that Palin is the most-intelligent leader that the Republican Party has produced since George W. Bush.

ha ha

Make him stop!

When asked to comment about what effect Palin's criticism might have, Grayson pointed out, "As the Knave's 
horse says in Alice in Wonderland, 'dogs will believe anything.'" Earlier Grayson said, "I'm sure Palin knows all 
about politics in Central Florida, since from her porch she can see Winter Park," which is Grayson's district.

Grayson said that the Alaskan chillbilly was welcome to return to Central Florida anytime, as long as she brings 
lots of money with her, and spends it. "I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, 
in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them," Grayson added, alluding to Politifact's 
"liar, liar, pants on fire" evaluation of much of what Palin has said.

Scientists are studying Sarah Palin's travel between Alaska and Florida carefully. 
They hope to learn more about the flight patterns of that elusive migratory species, the wild Alaskan dingbat.

Damn, Alan Grayson is ready to kick some ass - I like this guy.

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The answer remains no for now


 Link  (then scroll)

The House voted yesterday to deny the resolution put forward by Dennis Kucinich that called for Obama to 
bring the troops home from Afghanistan. The vote was 356 against the resolution, 65 in favor, with nine not voting.

It was clearly a vote that showed that there is one key issue in Washington where the Republicans and Democrats
largely agree and that is on endless war. Out of the 356 votes to shoot down the resolution 189 of them were 
Democrats and 167 were Republican. Only five Republicans voted in favor of the Kucinich resolution.

Can anyone tell me why we're in Afghanistan?

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Durbin leads ther surrender party on cocaine


Sen. Dick Durbin announced that he and Sen. Jeff Sessions had reached a "compromise" in the Senate gym 
over Durbin's bill, which would have eliminated the 100 to 1 sentencing disparity for crack vs. powder cocaine...

The compromise was that Durbin would accept Sessions' amendment to change the disparity from 100 to 1 to 20 to 1. 
In return, Sessions offered to withdraw his amendments that would have narrowed the circumstances under which 
a judge could reduce penalties for offenders who acted with "fear, impulse or affection," and would have imposed 
a 10-year mandatory maximum for simple possession rather than eliminating the five-year mandatory minimum for 
simple possession entirely.

"My position is for one to one, equity and equality in sentencing, but in order to get things done you have to be 
prepared to surrender at every opportunity," Durbin said. 'That's what I have done."...

Instead of eliminating the crack/powder disparity, the cowards opted to make the law one-fifth as racist as it used to be.

It's not news when a Democrats surrenders.

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Why Does Glenn Beck Hate Jesus? 


When Glenn Beck told his sheep that they should "run as fast as you can" from any church that preached 
"social or economic justice" because those were code words for Communism and Nazism, he probably thought 
he was tweaking a few crunchy religious liberals who didn't listen to the show anyway. Instead he managed to 
outrage Christians in most mainline Protestant denominations, African-American congregations, Hispanic churches, 
and Catholics--who first heard the term "social justice" in papal encyclicals and have a little something in their 
tradition called "Catholic social teaching." (Not to mention the teaching of a certain fellow from Nazareth who 
was always blathering on about justice...)

He also managed to bring the National Council of Churches--once a powerful umbrella organization for Christian 
churches--out from hibernation, in the form of a withering response from leader Peg Chemberlin. Progressive 
evangelical leader Jim Wallis, taking a page from his conservative counterparts, is calling for Christians to boycott 
Beck's shows. And Beck has given the folks who come up with slogans every week for church signs plenty of 
material to work with. After initially doubling-down on his statements, Beck is now trying to walk them back 
somewhat, making a distinction between religious injunctions for individuals to help the poor and the broader 
notion that society has an obligation to care for the "least of these." 

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Mike Malloy Live


"I won’t leave the party. I'm more comfortable here and still believe in a role within it for 
  the right-to-life cause, but this bill will make being a pro-life Democrat much more difficult. 
  They don't even want to debate this issue. We’ll probably have to wait until the Republicans 
  take back the majority to fix this."
       -- Bart Stupak (D-Backstabber) hoping the cave people will win and "fix" things,   Link

 Hey asshole, go ahead and leave the party.
 We have too many backstabbers in the Democratic party as is.

"I believe that he has a right to his personal, religious views, but to deprive his constituents 
  of needed health care reform because of those views is reprehensible."
       -- Connie Saltonstall, who will challenge Stupak in the Democratic primary,    Link

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Subject: Benny's immunity

Many do not know that popes are routinely given immunity from prosecution by the State Department. 
He's the only church leader we deal with as a head of state.
 Steve in MT
Lawyers for Pope Benedict XVI have asked US President George W. Bush to declare the pontiff immune 
from liability in a lawsuit that accuses him of conspiring to cover up the molestation of three boys by a 
seminarian in Texas, court records show.

The Vatican's embassy in Washington sent a diplomatic memo to the State Department on May 20 requesting 
the US government grant the pope immunity because he is a head of state, according to a May 26 motion 
submitted by the pope's lawyers in US District Court for the Southern Division of Texas in Houston

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