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"I don't think we have a battle for our soul
-- I think we have lost our soul. We have been cowed into not talking about the things that made
us Democrats in the first place; that we believe the government can and should make a difference in
people's lives; that we can protect the most vulnerable in our society; that we can, in fact, give opportunities
to people who haven't had it. And that government can be an important catalyst -- they can't do it by itself
-- but they can be a catalyst for growth. That's what we believe in. But
the GOP has us cowering behind the shower curtains.
We have been out-spun and we are scared. And when you are scared, you can do one of two things: you can
circle the wagons and hide inside or under the wagon, or you can get out
and fight for what you believe in. I think
we are starting -- President Obama started when he went to the Republican caucus - to fight back and for what
we believe in. If we do that, I think our losses will be much less [in
2010] than what anybody suspects." -- Ed Rendell, Link
If you watched America Idol last night, they showed how
the very poorest Americans live.
They went to West Virginia and Mississippi and they showed extreme,
Those people could use more government in their lives, but the
"Fuck 'em. We got ours, so those lazy
people can get theirs ...and we're Christians, too."
"For the last 40-plus years we had a 'Southern
Strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote
in the South. Well, guess what happened in 1992, folks, 'Bubba' went back home to the Democratic
Party and voted for Bill Clinton." -- Michael Steele, calling out
his racist GOP masters, Link
For the first time, I have a sliver of respect for Michael Steele.
This one time, I won't call him Tom.
Hey, Bart. I decided to actually do the math and
see whether President Obama is taxing me to death,
and it turns out that I actually did benefit
from a middle class tax cut -- sort of. I say sort of because,
as a resident of California, all the Federal
benefit I got was eated by The Governator.
Here are the numbers, 2009 vs. 2008:
Federal Income Tax Reduction: 3.8%
State Income Tax Increase: 6.6%
Other State Increases:
Vehicle License Fee/Tax: 27.5%
State Sales Tax: 6.3%
Other Federal Increases:
Social Security/Medicare: 0%
Not to mention that they dropped the qualifying
income for the California Renter's Tax Credit
so ridiculously low that even Burger King employees
don't qualify -- and yet, in this state,
the majority of taxpayers are renters, 'cause
we can't afford to buy.
So, to recap: Evil Socialist Foreign Born (LOL)
Democratic President lowers my taxes.
Evil on Film Nazi Foreign Born Republican Governator
Raises them, and then bankrupts the state.
But that's okay, because one is white and the
other is scary.
Sorry -- when did I sign up to travel back in
time to 1861?
"Iím telling you that this works. You know,
before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring
a chicken to the doctor, they would say Iíll paint your house. I mean, thatís the old days of what
people would do to get health care with your doctors. Doctors are very sympathetic people.
Iím not backing down from that system." -- Sue Lowden, the Rethugs likely
running against Harry Reid Link
She makes a great point.
If you have a heart attack that costs $500,000, instead of using
costly insurance to pay him,
you can give him 25,000 chickens and paint his house 10,000 times.
I live in Nebraska, which is beyond a doubt one
of, if not the, most rightwing, conservative state in the universe.
I am an imported left wing, bleeding heart, liberal
democrat. Living here is politicly challenging, to say the least.
I have been hearing all this negative nonsense
from my elected representatives, among which is this item of being
punished for not buying health insurance under
the new federal health law. My response is to ask if they would
sponsor a bill to repeal the compulsory automobile
liability insurance law in the state of Nebraska.
To which, of course, I get the reply that it is
not the same thing.
We all know that it is exactly the same thing
and was enacted for exactly the same reasons.
Liberty, I don't think you understand this correctly.
If anyone fails to have Obamacare insurance by a certain date, he will
put your kids in a
"federal learning camp" where they'll have the "homosexual agenda"
shoved down their throats.
"A lot of the motivation behind these Tea Party
crowds is a spiritual component. I think itís very akin to the Great Awakening before the American
Revolution. A lot of our founders believed the American Revolution was won before we ever got
into a fight with the British. It was a spiritual renewal. People are seeing this massive government growing
and theyíre realizing that itís the government thatís hurting us..." -- Jim DeMint, asshole of the
week, on the evils of big government, Link
DeMint voted with Bush to borrow from China to give two
trillion dollars to the super-rich. and he's bitching about Obama's $200 billion dollars to
make health care more accessible?
Seems a "Fuck you, asshole"
is the only appropriate reponse.
"Sarah Palin has been an exercise in Pygmalionism
gone wrong. The most famous female politician in the world today is a vain and sanctimonious
woman of boundless ambition and no vision." -- Janet Bagnall; Setback for
Women; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Feb 12, 2010.
Did you ever see that old Andy Griffith where Barney bets Andy
that he can make Ernest T. Bass into a gentleman with manners?
It's possibly the funniest Andy Griffith ever.
Well, maybe after the show where the escaped-convict, hardcore-lesbian
kidnapped Barney and Floyd and made them slow dance in a cabin
in the woods.
South Park included a guy called Muhammad in a
teddy bear suit, in episode 200.
This was a reference to the stupid incident where
a school teacher was sentenced to
having her kidneys broiled in a microwave, or
something like that, for letting her
kindergarteners in a muslim country name their
class bear Muhammad.
Some of the believers in the myths of the middle
eastern paleolithic goat herders
(AKA Islamo-Judeo-Christians) decided to threaten
Matt and Trey by putting their addresses online.
These bullies are the same loonies with invisible
friends that murdered a Danish cartoonist for doing
some doodles of he-who-shall-not-be-drawn.
Threatening the creators of South Park doesn't
seem like a good thing to do.
If I were a South Park fan, I would be busy tagging
photos of teddy bears with "muhammad" all over Facebook.
Doing the opposite of what a bully is trying to
achieve is a small victory.
"Look I'm sorry I told you to go fuck yourself
last week. I know that I criticize you and Fox News a lot, but only because you're truly a terrible,
cynical, disingenuous news organization." -- Jon Stewart, who has been ON
660 Fulton st. (at the corner of S.Elliott) Brooklyn, NY
Subject: Value Added Tax - Bad
News reports say that President Obama is considering
a value added tax. That would be a really bad idea.
A value added tax is really a national sales
tax and it is a tax paid mostly by the poor and middle class because
they spend all their money and the rich don't.
Instead, I would rather see them raise taxes on the rich to pay off
the deficit because the deficit was caused by
During the Bush administration the deficit ballooned
because of the huge tax cuts for the rich. The bank bailout
was to bail out the rich. Subsidies for the housing
market were to keep housing prices up for the benefit of the rich.
So why should we tax the poor to pay the debt
of the rich?
The poor and middle class already pay taxes the
rich don't pay. We pay medicare, medicaid, and social security taxes
on the wages we earn where the rich pay no payroll
taxes on their capital gain income, which is taxed at a lower rate.
And finally Mr. President, you pledged not to
raise taxes on people making less that $250,000 a year and we expect
you to keep that promise.
Excerpt: Priests Rape Boys: an air-tight, three word case
against the Catholic church.
The Catholic Church is the largest, most well-funded
and organized pedophile group in the history of man!
No further proof need be given on the Judgment
Day against every single person of authority in that
monstrous organization of perverts. The case
is as open and shut as a murder case where the murder
is actually witnessed by the judge and jury themselves.
You know, if there was a rumor floating around that some priest
had given some teenagers some pot,
he'd be gone faster than a baked ham at Rush Limbaugh's house.
Note: I'm not a fan of breast implants, but Kate might
be the exception.
What kills me is when a girl seems perfectly proportioned, like
early Pamela Anderson,
and then she pays a doctor to put comical, watermelon-sized balloons
on her chest.
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