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 Thursday  April 15,  2010  Vol 2508 - Smooth music 

Dawn at Mica Mountain photo by Keith

Quote of the Day

"March retail numbers just came out 
  and they were up! I guess the American 
  consumer is ignoring the radical Muslim 
  President who is trying to destroy our country."
     -- Andy,   Link


In Today's Tequila Treehouse...
Arrow Palin is no Reagan HOT
Arrow Glacier causes tsunami HOT
Arrow Taxing Myth-understanding
Arrow Rush & the miner's union 
Arrow Teabaggers: Palin unqualified HOT
Arrow Time to draw the line 
Arrow Elin Is Furious at Eldrick 
Arrow 'Pirates' without Keira Knightley? 



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"...the aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger ..." 
    -- Little Miss Crabby Pant's contract for giving a $100K speech,   Link

 Palin's taking those sheep for every last dime, all the time claiming
"I'm just a hockey Mom trying to keep up with her kids like you are."

 Maybe she's not running for the White House.
 Being president doesn't pay $12M a year

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Palin is no Reagan
 by Joe Conason


Listening to Sarah Palin, it is often difficult to determine whether her remarks demonstrate ignorance or dishonesty. 
She frequently waxes on about Ronald Reagan, for instance, revered ancestor of today's far right, whose real record 
bears little resemblance to the fantasies of extremists like her.

While attacking Obama's nuclear weapons policies -- and the strategic arms reduction treaty that he signed with Russia
-- Palin said, "We miss Ronald Reagan, who used to say, when he would look at our enemies, he would say: 
'No. You lose. We win.' That's what we miss. And that is what we have to get back to."

Now, Palin usually sounds bereft of even the most basic knowledge of history, let alone diplomacy, but in this case
she had already graduated from college by the time Reagan decided to encourage peaceful change in the Soviet Union 
and rid the world of nuclear weapons entirely. In other words, she might be expected to remember those events, 
however vaguely, without reading a book.  ha ha

Reagan's utopian aspirations were never achieved, of course, but the elimination of nuclear weapons was certainly 
what he proposed, more than once, in negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The actual history of the 
Reagan era is worth recalling for the edification not only of Palin but of the many right-wing politicians and commentators 
who blather on in the same clueless (or disingenuous) way.

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Glacier causes tsunami in Peru 
 It's not like they're melting on anything...

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A huge glacier broke off and plunged into a lake in Peru, causing a 75-foot (23-meter) tsunami wave
that swept away at least three people and destroyed a water processing plant serving 60,000 local residents, 
government officials said on Monday.

The ice block tumbled into a lake in the Andes on Sunday near the town of Carhuaz, 
some 200 miles north of the capital, Lima. Three people were feared buried in debris.

Investigators said the chunk of ice from the Hualcan glacier measured 1,640 feet by 656 feet.

"This slide into the lake generated a tsunami wave, which breached the lake's levees, which are 23 meters high
-- meaning the wave was 23 meters high," said Patricio Vaderrama, an expert on glaciers.

They use that glacier for fresh drinking water.

When it melts and they no longer have fresh water at least they'll know
they died because the liberals have been lying about the glaciers melting.

"You goddamn right it's a lie.
 Those glaciers are getting colder!"

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on her fine, fine Entertainment Page

Marty always has good stuff.

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A Taxing Myth-understanding
 by Gene Lyons


Journalists often look askance at politicians who opportunistically praise the wisdom and common sense 
of the voters. Granted, some office-seekers can be as obsequious as waiters at fancy French restaurants.

Reporters and pundits, however, can also be flatterers, rarely more so than on Tax Day, April 15. 
Perhaps because they, too, have spent the previous weekend digging through canceled checks for itemized 
deductions, many join the yearly lament about sky-high taxes and runaway government spending.

This season's caterwauling, however, has taken an even more self-pitying tone. The Associated Press ran a 
feature headlined, "Nearly half of U.S. households escape federal income tax." For them, the dreaded April 15 
deadline "is simply somebody else's problem ... About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009.
Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability."

Paradoxically, this revelation set off weeping on the right. After campaigning for generations to slash tax rates, 
many conservatives now see themselves as victims. Washington Monthly's Steve Benen chronicled the lamentations: 
"Rob Thy Neighbor," headlined the Drudge Report, "Half of Households Pay No Fed Income Tax."...

Nothing racial about it, of course. Perish the thought! Reading it, one couldn't guess that more than 80 percent 
of Arkansas voters, hence the vast majority of the state's Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, Unemployment
Insurance and Food Stamp recipients are as white as the buttocks the columnist inadvertently displayed.  ha ha

But then hypocrisy and a determined refusal to think seriously about taxes and government spending characterize 
much of the U.S. electorate. Back to those households escaping income tax, for example: How many are retirees 
living on savings and Social Security? How many soldiers? Students? How many are unemployed amid the current 
recession, thus have no income to tax?

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Subject: Roger Waters 

I wouldn't care if Roger was rogering the pope onstage, I stilll wouldn't go see it. 
It's not Pink Floyd without David Gilmour.

I like Gilmour, too, but that's going to be a killer show.

I was happy to see some of the old fire back re: OK militias. 
When's a new radio show coming out?
 Steve in MT

I've been sitting on a completed show for a couple of weeks.
I just need to do the opening and closing.
I'll have that up next week for sure.

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"News broke overnight that Pataki has decided not to run for Senate, leaving Kirsten Gillibrand 
  all but assured to win the election for her first full term in November.  (Pataki's decision not to run 
  makes it harder for several Republicans upstate to win House races, as they'd be counting on a 
  solid ticket-topper to help them.)  And now comes word that Tommy Thompson won't challenge 
  Russ Feingold in Wisconsin.  With Wisconsin and New York safe, Democrats now have good reason 
  to believe that even a tsunami election in November won't be able to dislodge their Senate majority, 
  though they still expect to lose at least three to five seats." 
       -- Andrew Sullivan,  Link

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Subject: Re: bumper sticker

Hi Bart,

I'm a graphic designer by trade, and I have Photoshop. 
Not clear if you're looking for someone to come up with a design, 
or to take a design idea and make it into a printer-ready pdf file (or both.)

I know there's tons of creativity lurking among your readership, and you're probably inundated with offers of assistance.

Not really - my request was phrased so clumsily, the response has been minimal.

I'd be happy to help with your project if needed though. 
My IQ clocks in at a very enviable 63 if that helps.


p.s. You and Mediawhoresonline basically kept me sane during the first years of Bushco 
when hardly anybody else was out there. I never said thanks so I'm saying it now.

That was nice - thanks.
I wonder what The Horse would be doing if she were online today?

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How insane is America? Quotes

"A new Public Policy Polling survey finds Americans "are now pretty evenly divided about 
  whether they would rather have Obama or Der Monkey Fuhrer in the White House. 
  48% prefer Obama while 46% say they would rather have the old President back."
       -- Political Wire  Link

 Our no-brain Democrats refuse to list the facts.

 As a result, half the country wants the stupid crook back,
 the guy who killed all the soldiers and the economy.

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We need a new Bartcop bumper sticker. 

Any design guys/gals out there?

I feel like there's a disconnect, here.

I'm not looking for a bumper sticker slogan.
Christ, if you could think of snappy slogans you'd have f-ing KOS money.

I'm looking for some sweeping, hammer-lightning-comet logo graphic for a bumper sticker.

Hell, I don't care if you steal it.

A sticker in the Superman font would be cool.
A maybe a Spiderman thingy..

Wait - I got it!

Who can produce a killer Bartcop Signal?

Who can Photoshop some nasty, hard hammer into that Bat-Signal?

When a Rethug tells a lie that we're not sure how to refute,
we send up the BartSignal and good-ol' Bart brings his IQ of 64, 
and his smart mouth to the fight and we declare victory and go home.

There's a "valuable" prize for the winner!

   I have Photoshop, Bart - Glad to help!

Rush: Where was miner's union?


Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh asked why a coal miner union didn’t protect the 29 miners who were killed 
when Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, WV, exploded under unsafe conditions:

"Was there no union responsibility for improving mine safety? Where was the union here? Where was the union? 
The union is generally holding these companies up demanding all kinds of safety. Why were these miners continuing 
to work in what apparently was an unsafe atmosphere?"

There’s a simple reason the union didn’t protect the miners: the Upper Big Branch Mine, like nearly all of the mines 
under Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s control, is non-union. In fact, the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) 
"tried three times to organize the Upper Big Branch mine, but even with getting nearly 70 percent of workers to sign cards 
saying they wanted to vote for a union, Blankenship personally met with workers to threaten them with closing down 
the mine and losing their jobs if they voted for a union."

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Subject: Supreme Court nominee

Bart, someone said:

Everyone thinks Hillary would be a good SC  justice. Agreed. 
But to get those other thugs in line, Obama should appoint a "young" ( 40's) BLACK WOMAN. 
Let's see them fillibuster that!  I m sure there's plenty qualified.  That would break the last glass ceiliing.

So why not nominate Michelle? 
Wouldn’t that put a kink in the colons of the Rethugs?!

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Mike Malloy Live

Teabaggers: Palin unqualified
 Maybe they're not as stupid as they seem?

    "I can clap my hands!"


If Sarah Palin still has any plans to run for president, now might be an ideal time to call them off.

A large majority of Americans already consider her unqualified. But now even a considerable plurality 
of Teabaggers, her political epicenter, deem her unfit for the job, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Forty-seven percent of self-identified Tea Partiers say Palin is unqualified, while 40 percent say qualified. 
Thirteen percent were too stupid to understand the question..

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Subject: Palin's California problems


Get a grip Dorothy. Sarah Palin ran for Governor of Alaska campaigning by telling the residents 
all the things she was going to do for them. They believed and they elected her only to have her quit on them 
when the going started getting a little too rough. 

She quit which means she went back on her word to them and after she took the OATH of Office. 
She quit and she lied. After that incredibly easy interview with Katie Couric when Palin couldn't even name 
one newpaper that she read now she has all questions pre-screened so her handlers can come up with the 
answers for her well in advance. SP is dummer than a box of rocks and you and all the other tea baggers 
are gulping her koolade. Makes me want to barf!

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MMA Rumors

Do you like to write?

We could use a stock market person.  Hard to believe nobody wants that position.

We could use a sports person.  Who doesn't like sports?

We could use a "What's new in gadgets" person.

We could probably use a "What's new at Apple" person.

We could also use utility writers - I hear Rob Blagoevich (whatever)
is about to go on trial for his "crimes."  Anybody care to cover that?

We need more writers.

  I want to write, Bart

Subject: tax rates


Obama should say he wants to roll taxes back to the 50's rates...
You know "the good ole days" the tebaggers pine over. 

Eisenhower was president and the top tax bracket was 90 percent.
And Eisenhower liked it that way.

Jim, I like that - thanks,

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Poll: Obama slips, Dems too 


Obama's national standing has slipped to a new low after his victory on the historic health care overhaul, 
even in the face of growing signs of economic revival, according to the latest poll.

The survey shows the political terrain growing rockier for Obama and congressional Democrats heading 
into midterm elections, boosting Republican hopes for a return to power this fall.

Just 49 percent of people now approve of the job Obama's doing overall, and less than that — 44 percent 
— like the way he's handled health care and the economy. Last September, Obama hit a low of 50 percent 
in job approval before ticking a bit higher. His high-water mark as president was 67 percent in February of 
last year, just after he took office.

The news is worse for other Democrats.

His base isn't happy, the Rethugs and Teabaggers hate his guts - who is he making happy?

No telling how bad it will be, but yes, it looks like a replay of 1994.
The president is seen as "going too far" and his own party keeps stabbing him in the back.

The good news?
It's still six months until the election.
If you're going to have hard times, have them now.

But, as always, the Democrat's biggest problem is their refusal to list the facts.
The Bush bastards stole America's future and voters want Obama to fix that - right now.

Here's an example:

Do you think anybody knows there taxes are lower?
No, because the idiot Democrats refuse to list the facts.

The Rethugs are going to run on tax cuts (for the super-rich)
and braindead voters will eat that shit up with a giant spoon.
Things ARE getting better, but the Dems are keeping that a secret.

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Subject: Cable news silent when Democrats win elections

The first post Health Care Reform election was held but you won't see any news about it on the cable news 
networks because a Democrat won. On April 13th Democrat Ted Deutch won 62% to 35% over Republican 
Ed Lynch in a special election for Congress held in Florida that was billed as a referendum on health care, 
the Obama administration, and the direction that America is heading.

If a Republican had won the news coverage would be covered continuously and would be hailed as the end 
of the Democratic party. But when Democrats win elections the Republican owned media doesn't say a word about it. 

I don't know why the media is on a mission to elect Republicans this year but we took back 
America in 2008 and we aren't going to give it up in 2010 in spite of media bias. 

Marc Perkel
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Founder of the Church of Reality
Reality changed my life. It can change your life too.

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Time to draw the line

TV has a problem and I'm tired of seeing it.
It's the back-and-forth time traveling crap.

They start an hour on TV, then 2 minutes into it, they say "Six years ago."
Suddenly, everybody has more hair and their make-up is different - and they speak 1985.

Then something happens and the TV says, "Present day"
and then 2 minutes into that, they say "Six years ago."

Seems like this crap has infected half the shows on TV and I'm sick of it.

Truth is, most producers and directors have no goddamn idea what they're doing,
but they saw Tarantino forge the cinematic Holy Grail with time-shifting in Pulp Fiction,
so now every tempus fugit with a HandiCam thinks he's Hollywood's Next Big Thing.

New Rule:
If you're name doesn't begin with "Q" and doesn't end with "T,"
and if you're not Robert Zemeckis or Winrich Kolbe or Francis Ford Coppola
we're just fine without your silly-ass time-shifting. 

If you can't tell the story straight, 
maybe it's just not worth telling.

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Subject: Benny the Rat's cover ups

You know, they sentenced more women to burn at the stake for being "witches" on far less "evidence." 
Apparently, torturing the innocent is a long-standing tradition. 

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Rick Del Castillo - bad ax...

Lido                      Berlin, DE        Thursday Apr 15 10
Die Werkstatt     Cologne, DE     Friday      Apr 16 10

All you Teotons should go see Del Castillo.
Tell the guitar players that Bart says hey

I hope 'Teutons' isn't an insult.
I remember it from Blazing Saddles.

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Elin Is Furious at Eldrick
 Divorce is 'on the green', friends say  - Have you seen his creepy commercial?


Friends of Elin say she’s reached her breaking point. It was bad enough that Tiger went against her wishes 
and returned to golf, but now Elin is also reportedly furious over Tiger’s recent Nike commercial, which 
tastelessly included his late father, Earl Woods. “She was violently angry … and thought it was a cheesy thing to do,” 
a friend of Elin’s tells People. “She wouldn’t have gone near the Masters under any condition, but that just 
made her madder. She is over Tiger. I wouldn’t be surprised if she files for divorce sometime soon.”

“She’s so far beyond hurt now,” a source tells People. “If she were angry or if she hated him, they might 
still have a chance to work it out. But she’s beyond that. She’s numb. She just doesn’t care anymore. 
She’s like, ‘Whatever.’ Elin’s not the type to get all weepy or have pity parties for herself. She mourned 
the loss of this marriage, and now she’s moving on.”

Can Tiger change?

Once you've had a different girl every night, can you go back 
to straight vanilla sex with the same woman, night after night?

Maybe Tiger isn't the marrying kind.

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"Anybody who underestimates Sarah Palin as a political force in America does so at some peril, 
  because she is speaking for a lot of people out there. I don’t know what her future is, 
  but I’m just saying everybody should listen."  ."
       -- Joe Lieberman, traitor to his party and country,   Link

  Joe, do me one small favor?

 Go fuck yourself.

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'Pirates' without Keira Knightley?
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