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Tues-Wed  July 3-4,  2012    Vol 2898 - Outhouse rats

In Today's Tequila Treehouse...

Arrow Romney, Obama, Scalia all agree
Arrow GlaxoSmithKline Pays $3B Fine
Obama wants to enslave us
Arrow Ambushed by Optimism
Arrow CNN is a big ratings loser
Arrow Mini-Pigboy leaves GOP
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Romney, Obama, Scalia all agree
They say Individual Mandate not a tax


The Supreme Court last week upheld Obama's health care law because John Roberts' opinion considered
the federal mandate to buy health insurance lawful under Congress' taxing power. But neither Mitt Romney
nor Obama are buying it—for two different reasons.

Romney strategist Eric Fehrnstrom confirmed Monday that Romney disagreed with Roberts' decision to
consider the individual mandate a tax, despite the fact that Republican groups and members of Congress
are already running ads criticizing Obama for raising taxes through the health care law.

"The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court; he agreed with the dissent that was written by Scalia,
that very clearly said that the mandate was not a tax," Fehrnstrom said on MSNBC. "The governor believes
what we put in place in Massachusetts was a penalty, and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax."

This is so funny.

The Republican wild dogs are screaming "Biggest tax increase in history," but if that's true,
that means Willard brought health care to Massachusetts by raising everyone's taxes - and he's
the GOP standard-bearer this year?

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GlaxoSmithKline Pays $3B Fine
Is you-know-who the worst negotiator ever?

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline Plc agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges
and pay $3 billion to settle what government officials on Monday described as the largest
case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history.

Wait, stealing $18B is a misdemeanor, but obeying Montana pot laws is a 20-year felony?

The agreement, which still needs court approval, would resolve allegations that the British
drugmaker broke U.S. laws in the marketing and development of pharmaceuticals.

GSK targeted the antidepressant Paxil to patients under age 18 when it was approved for
adults only, and it pushed the drug Wellbutrin for uses it was not approved for, including
weight loss and treatment of sexual dysfunction, according to a Justice Department investigation.

The company went to extreme lengths to promote the drugs, such as distributing a misleading
medical journal article and providing doctors with meals and spa treatments that amounted to
illegal kickbacks, prosecutors said.

Yesterday, CBS News said GlaxoSmithKline made $18B from cheating.
So, naturally, Obama's Justice Department let them off with a $3B slap on the wrist.

Bart's Law #2

Any time a person or entity makes a "mistake" that puts extra money (or power)
in their pocket, expect them to make that "mistake" again and again and again.

Since nobody at GlaxoSmithKline is going to jail (and they made $15B profit) expect them to
continue their crime spree because Obama gave them no reason to stop.

In America, if you're rich, when you get caught stealing $18B, they make you give back 1/6 of your loot.

Why can't my friend Tom Daubert pay back 1/6 of the money he earned LEGALLY and just walk away?

"I might get 20 years in federal prison because Obama
  has a problem with the legal pot laws in

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Subject: Roberts's Real Reasoning

The thing we need to remember about politics is that it's like pro wrestling.
You know how in tag team matches, whenever one of the good guys puts a foot on the rope,
the ref is all over him, making him get his foot off the rope because that's Against The Rules!
Meanwhile, the bad guys are double-teaming the other good-guy, beating the crap out of him,
pounding him with chairs and the ref absolutely refuses to turn around and see what's making
that strange chair-pounding noise.
That's politics.
Right now, Roberts is the guy in the corner, distracting the ref's attention away from the insurance
companies high-fiving the ever-loving crap out of each other. Because if the Supreme Court struck
down Obamacare, the only other option was Medicare for All. The system as it currently exists would
eventually bankrupt this country. Even the very rich could see that day coming. Something had to be done.
So, we could have Medicare for All, or we could have a system whereby the government gives
money to poor people to buy insurance from a private company, while requiring everyone who can
afford it to... buy insurance from a private company. If you happen to own one of those companies
where everybody in the country has to spend eight or nine hundred dollars a month, every month,
until they turn 65, John Roberts's decision just delivered 200 million captive customers into your hands.
They can't leave until they buy something from you. Oh happy day.
Basically Roberts took one for the team. He saved the insurance companies billions and billions of dollars.
Conservatives know this. But right now, it's their job to scream at him and call him a traitor, otherwise
somebody might point out what I've just pointed out.
The other thing to remember about politics and pro-wrestling - when the match is over and the
screaming fans go home, the wrestlers and the polticians and the corporations all go to the same
locker room and shower together. 
In other news, my book comes out today.
I wish John Roberts would send me 200 million captive readers.


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Marty always has good stuff.

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Obama wants to enslave us:
Rep. Allen West could win Tom of the Year


Rep. Allen West (R-Tom) can't seem to stay out of the spotlight, for better or for worse.

During a Sunday rally with constituents in a newly drawn district he wants to represent,
West accused President Barack Obama of wanting to enslave the American public.

"He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that
title of American," West said, according to a WPTV report. "He'd rather you be his slave."

West is running against Bob Crowder in the Republican primary, set for Aug. 14.
WPTV quotes Crowder saying he is "offended" by the things that come out of West's mouth.

"I think trying to label some people that he would have to work with in Congress as
being Communists... I just think that's the wrong thing to do," Crowder said.

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Subject: Finally I pay a little for the lots I've gotten...

BHey Bart!  Maybe i have some kind of idea for you. 
I'm like lots of your readers, a majority probably, that have never stepped up and tossed
some food on your family like our fearless leader used to say.  We all have habits that
cost us our left over money after basic survival.  We all make plans for money coming
our way beyond the daily nut.  And maybe a weekly double shot frapachino or a six pack
is part of the weekly budget. 

I just realized that I would miss you more than most things I do spend my extra dough on. 
So here's the deal: Since I just did send you a 10spot: I'm gonna try to do this each month,
just like I give those homeless vets on the Seattle Center off ramp I see every Wednesday
morning when I go to the office some V8 juice, bananas and sandwiches...

We need to prioritize our time and resources, just like if we were grownups finally. 
I promise to spend $10 each month on you instead of one of my habits I could cut back on...
 your friend Jamie in Tacoma

Jamie, thanks for that.

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Ambushed by Optimism
  by Marty Kaplan


Twice in the past few weeks, my train of thought has been hijacked by hope.

I am not by nature pessimistic. But for a while now my mood about America's prospects has been grim.
Big money has swamped our politics. Power has been concentrated into fewer and fewer hands.
Extremism has been mainstreamed. Fact-based reality has increasingly little bearing on public discourse.
Institutions like education, the media and self-governance have grown sclerotic, pernicious and dysfunctional.
Faced with looming catastrophes like climate change, we're - oh, hell, there I go again, talking myself out onto a ledge.

But two recent events unexpectedly heartened me, and that they happened
in the runup to the Fourth of July has not been lost on me.

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Subject: trying to stay alive in the Bush depression

Hey Bart!

Here is my latest creation: R-Money bumper stickers.

I'm taking some of my last throws of the dice here. 
Wouldn't it be nice if the little guy won one for a change?

Remember - the Church of the Afternoon Nap recommends that
religion only be used for peaceful, social purposes - no smiting allowed!

Tom at the Funny Farm

Tom, that's a good-looking sticker.

I hope you sell a bunch of them.


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CNN is a big ratings loser
Their lowest ratings in 21 years


CNN had its worst ratings in twenty-one years, according to quarterly figures released on Tuesday.

CNN drew an average of just 319,000 total viewers and 129,000 viewers ages 25-54 in the second quarter.
Ratings fell 35% among total viewers and 41% in the key demo compared to the same time last year.
Primetime ratings also suffered big losses — 35% and 45% in those audiences respectively.

The news was inevitable, after months of terrible ratings at the network. CNN had its lowest-rated
month in over a decade in April. May was its worst month in primetime in over twenty years.

As usual, Fox News dominated the ratings in the second quarter, taking 13 of the top thirty programs.
MSNBC and Fox News also saw drops, though smaller than CNN's, from last year.

There's a reason why nobody watches CNN - their top reporter's first name is Douche!

Blitzer is the biggest joke in news and he's their biggest star.

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Subject: re: Arizona's Pink Panty Sheriff


Many of us 'Zoners' often regard Arizona as 'Alabama-West.' 
One of the reasons that there have been calls to set up a separate state
that excludes Maricopa County is the political dominance of that region. 

Because of that county, we get SB 1070, McCain, Kyl, Brewer, Arpaio
and other assorted Tea Party nuts defining the state and its goals. Now we've got Palin too.

I suspect that a major factor is that the state is a retirement target for all
the elderly kooks from places like Alabama, Georgia, and yes---Oklahoma.

"Goldwater Country" still beckons too much.
 Cheers, Jay

I don't think the 'baggers would let Goldwater (or Reagan) in their 'lil hate club.

I remember Goldwater saying on The Tonight Show, "Bill Clinton is MY President."

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BTW, Darrel Issa has a criminal record,
as in car theft and other crimes.

Why is he investigating anybody?

What is today's Mystery Car?

Subject: Last issue's Mystery Car   Link

It's an Excalibur, but I lost the e-mail of the guy who ID'd it.

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Subject: Sheriff Joe

These stupid mother-effers love to hedge their bets eh Bart?

Come the revolution Limbaugh and this sadistic prick will be hanging upsidedown
from a tree somewhere mewling like sick kittens wondering what it was that gave offense.

Couldn't anyone tell Pig Boy was just "kidding" and that
Sheriff Joe's only crime was that he "cared too much"?

  Scott M

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I have half a mind to leave this up until the election.

Will Christian Rethugs really vote for
a guy who thinks God lives on Kolob?

Sarah Palin Nude


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Subject: please post John Cole's comments from

“For once in your god damned lives, put aside your fucking stupid beliefs about purity and how the
public option was the bestest thing since sliced bread, accept the massive, game-changing victory you
got today, and use it as a god damned bludgeon against the troglodytes whose health care plans are
modeled after Ebeneezer Scrooge. For once, focus your bloodlust on Republicans instead of the
DLC/Firebaggers/ANYONE WITHOUT AN (R) AFTER THEIR NAME. I’m begging you.

For once in your lives turn a win into a win, just like the Republicans were able to do when I was
a wingnut (and half the time they were able to turn a loss into a win). Don’t argue amongst yourselves
about what would have been better- smash the Republicans around the head and neck with the cudgel
you have been given. We’re not debating which Democratic plan would have been better, we’re debating
the reality of what we have now versus the 18th century version of what Republicans would replace it with.

Again, as a former wingnut and lifelong Republican until 2006 or 2007, I am fucking begging - treat a win
like a win and use it to your advantage. The most depressing thing about becoming a Democrat after being
a Republican for so many years is just watching Democrats shit the bed whenever they win.

Press the fucking advantage.

Please?”    Link


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Subject: Rupert vs. Church of $cientology

IMHO, the Co$ (church of scientology) could teach Rupert a whole new level of evil. 
As someone who has been labeled an 'SP' (suppressive person - it's not a compliment),
they are willing to go the extra distance in a way Rupert can only dream.
Back in the late '70s, when Co$ went after Paulette Cooper, they broke into her house
and stole her writing paper (it had her fingerprints on it) and then used that paper to issue
death threats in her name.
She was arrested and had years of legal wranglings.
My own experience was creepy enough.  My apartment was broken into several times. 
Nothing was ever stolen, but things were messed up - books pulled from shelves,
papers moved into another room, messages written on the bathroom mirror...
My car was tampered with - brake fluid was drained, radiator was drained, oil cap was removed... 

My employer received anonymous phone calls telling him that I was a thief, a liar, a whore, and worse.
Unlike Paulette Cooper, I didn't write a book.  No, all I did was try to explain to my then-boyfriend
that a lot of Hubbard's philosophy was lifted from others.  I even had the works that had been plagiarized handy. 
That was all it took.
Once labeled 'SP', that means they feel you are less than sub-human, and all gloves are off. 
Lying is encouraged, especially if it assists in their quest.  And that quest is to destroy you.
While I despise Rupert and all he stands for, I hate Co$. 
Rupert still has to operate within some legal boundaries. 
Co$ has no boundaries and a total lack of ethics. 
If you think Kolob is wacky, look into Xenu.
Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology

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Mini-Pigboy leaves GOP
Embarrassed by creepy CPAC performance

        "I'm not half the tool I used to be..."


In February 2009, 13-year-old Jonathan Krohn gave, for some reason, a big televised speech at CPAC,
the Fascist Teabagger movement’s annual convention, in which he expounded on “the future of conservatism”
in a sort of political version of a creepy child pageant or impressive performing animal act.   

ha ha

Liberals said that Krohn would eventually regret being thrust into such a prominent venue at such a young age,
and it turns out we were to be proven right much faster than we expected. Krohn is now 17 years old, and he is
so much more mature. He tells Politico’s Patrick Gavin that he is no longer a conservative.

Krohn’s having completed the David Frum/Andrew Sullivan conversion process
before he can even register to vote. He’s now pro-gay marriage and pro-Obama.


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Subject: your Blazing Saddles joke


Even seeing that quote, from Slim Pickens if I remember correctly, cracked me up. 
What a movie!!!!! 
And yes I’m a liberal atheist in 2012, and no,
I find nothing offensive about the Kansas City faggot quote.
I don’t know any liberal who would, including my gay friends and co-workers. 
Carry on BC.
 Steve H

Heck Bart – I’m as liberal as they come and I still laugh at Blazing Saddles.
It’s humor…of courses I also enjoy Shakespeare as well…just crazy after all these years, I guess…
 Tony Mac

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Obama's Mess: Medical pot in Montana


"I might get 20 years in federal prison because Obama
  has a problem with the legal pot laws in


Tom sent me a DVD of Code of the West, (See Trailer here) which features much
of his story, but it's mostly about the insane busybodies who have nothing else to do
but crusade against dying people getting their medicine.  Buy DVD HERE

It was so frustrating to watch because it proves we haven't learned anything since Reefer Madness.

Tom is getting sentenced in September - for obeying Montana laws.

What's that like - to be facing 20 years in prison when you're a law-abiding citizen?

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  Subject: last issue's Mystery Celebrity    Link
  Bart, yesterday's Mystery Celebrity?    
  That's Ella & Satchmo  (Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong).
Andy from Takoma Park

Bart, it is the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald and Satchmo Louie Armstrong...,
 Harold S

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Subject: Corn and Cats

Welcome back Bart,
I’m checking on the Bixby corn situation back there....too hot? too dry? Just checking.

So far the sweet Bixby corn at Conrad Farms rocks.
I took this picture yesterday.

They took my advice - I used to say I'd pay a dollar per ear?
Last year's crop was so bad they just let it burn in the sun.
This year, I'm guessing, they spent a lot of money on water because a dozen ears costs $9.99.
I'm driving to Bixby daily (8 miles) to get fresh corn - yum!

Finally ... as a cat lover (my good old jeremiah is still going but he’s like his mom,
getting older and hurtin’) I don’t know if you caught these....
I love the Canada one.
  ducks in cool oregon

It's only 94 here today.
Yesterday it was 95 in f-ing Minneapolis and records for high temps were broken in dozens of cities,
but that's no proof global warming is real - neither are the out-of-control forest fires in Colorado.

Do you see the thousands of dead trees on this Colorado mountain?

They are LYING, just to help Obama's global warming hoax - just ask Jim Imhofe.

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Today's Mystery City


Subject: last issue's mystery city

  Last Issue's Mystery City 


Hey, that's Yorba Linda CA and the home is the birthplace of "Tricky Dick"
aka Richard Millhouse Nixon. I still would not buy a used car from him but he
certainly would be considered a moderate or even a liberal by today's party of Lincoln.

He created the EPA after all.
 Jeff in Santa Fe

We've become addicted to Pawn Stars on the History Channel.
You can learn a lot watching that show.

Recently, a customer sold the pawn shop a letter from Hellen Keller.
In the letter she wrote, "In the time it talkes you to read this, TWO American workers
will lose their sight due to metal or cinders (whatever) hitting their eyes while at work."

I thought, "Thanks to Democrats and OSHA, that number is waaaay down."

The GOP's motto is "Fuck 'em, you take your chances. It's too big a burden
on business to be worrying about worker safety all the time."

Another thing I learned watching Pawn Stars - they used to have "medicinal whiskey."
Swear to Koresh, during Prohibition, if you really needed a drink, you went to your doctor
and he'd write a prescription that you could take to the pharmacy and get a bottle of hooch.

Why can't Americans learn from their past?

"I wondered the same thing...."

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Today's History Mystery


Subject: last issue's history mystery

Bart, Last Issue's History Mystery  is Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee, and I don't know who the 3rd guy is.
Steve SJ

Bart, that's Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee (with Little Eddie Karpinsky).
 Mark with no last name

That is Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee & Robert Wall,
probably when they we filming the Way of the Dragon.
  Andy from Takoma Park

The History Mystery that I screwed up is HERE

Anyone know who the four dudes are? 

Subject: those four dudes...

Bart, those are the original stooges, plus one. 
They're Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren Harding and Harvey Firestone.

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