Bartcop Radio links are at
the bottom of
the page!

Current Issue
Back Issues
 Subscribe to BartBlog Feed
How to Read
Members ( need password)
Subscribe to BartCop!
Contact Us
Advertise With Us
Link to Us
Why Donate?
The Forum  -
The Reader
Poster Downloads
Shirts & Shots
BartCop Hotties
More Links
BFEE Scorecard
Perkel's Blog
Power of Nightmares
Clinton Fox Interview
Part 1, Part 2
Money Talks
Cost of Bush's greed
White Rose Society
Project 60
Chinaco Anejo


Search Now:
In Association with

Link Roll
American Politics Journal
Barry Crimmins
Betty Bowers
Consortium News 
Daily Howler
Daily Kos
Democatic Underground 
Disinfotainment Today 
Evil GOP Bastards
Faux News Channel 
Greg Palast
The Hollywood Liberal 
Internet Weekly
Jesus General
Joe Conason 
Josh Marshall
Liberal Oasis
Make Them Accountable 
Mark Morford 
Mike Malloy 
Political Humor -
Political Wire
Randi Rhodes
Rude Pundit 
Smirking Chimp
Take Back the Media
More Links


Locations of visitors to this page

Politics * Humor * Chinaco Anejo * Trip Reports * World Series of Poker * Concert Reviews * Mountain Lakes * Bartcop Radio * BC-Hotties * 

WELCOME TO BARTCOP.COM A modem, a smart mouth and the truthNews and Commentary NOT Approved by Karl Rove, bcause vicious extremists can NOT be appeased.

Thurs-Friday, Oct 10-11, 2013    Vol 3136 - Fracking the GOP

And as we wind on down the road...

Arrow Citigroup Gains if We Default?
Arrow Making the Economy Scream
Alaska is Slowly Sinking
Arrow Rep Lee Polls Drop Back Home
Arrow Obama Picks Yellen for Fed
Arrow Amazon Helps Tequila Treehouse
Arrow Still on 90210?  Jennie Garth

Advertise       with,

Spend Money, Make Money
Two days just $35
One week just $70

Don't let Bush's recession kill your business.

Fight back!

Advertise on

Please donate, if you think is worth saving.

If you'd like to donate, but are short on cash,

    Shopping at really helps.

You could PayPal something to

Click to Subscribe

or make a one-time Donatation
. OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK  74155


"The GOP shut down government because they wanted to negotiate,
  something they failed to mention the 21 times they rejected negotiations."
    -- LOLGOP in a tweet

 Send e-mail to Bart

Citigroup Gains if We Default?
Is that who's backing the Teabaggers?

Who are the reprobates that are cheering for the possibility of a technical default on the U.S.?
Who stands to gain? Who might be happy to set off this financial bomb?

Some people will play with sovereign debt just to put a few more dollars in their own pockets.
On August 2, 2004, when it was the world's largest financial services group, Citigroup sold €11 billion
of eurozone government bonds in less than two minutes and 30 minutes later bought back €4 billion at
lower prices to pocket a profit of €17 million ($23 million).

Today, Citigroup's 2004 manipulation of European sovereign debt seems quaint. In subsequent years
Congressional testimony revealed massive fraud, suppression of bad loan data, violation of internal
guidelines, persecution of whistleblowers, and reckless mismanagement at the very top levels of the bank.

Citigroup received $476.2 billion in cash and guarantees from U.S. taxpayers. Citigroup was the top
recipient of U.S. aid. Bank of America was second with $336.1 billion an enormous figure that was
still $140 billion behind Citigroup.

To be clear I'm not saying that Citigroup is in any way interested in shenanigans in the U.S. debt market
or credit derivatives markets, I'm only reminding you that our financial system is prone to outrageous
behavior and control fraud. Regulators, Congress, and the past and current presidential administrations
have let criminals skate with little more than a wrist slap.

But don't worry.

Next time these gangsters get caught stealing billions from us,
Obama will make then pay a $5M fine and promise not to do it again.

  Send e-mail to Bart


Making the Economy Scream
  by Robert Parry


Americans who have studied CIA destabilization campaigns around the world may see some
striking parallels to the strategy of Tea Party Republicans who have provoked a government
shutdown and now are threatening a credit default. The idea is to make the country appear
ungovernable and to make the economy “scream.”

This approach is similar to what CIA operatives do to get rid of disfavored political leaders in
other countries, such as when Nixon ordered the spy agency to sabotage Chile’s economy and
upset its political stability in the early 1970s.

The CIA’s thinking is that most people just want a chance to make a living. So, if an economic
crisis can be ginned up – while propaganda outlets put the blame on the government leaders
who are ostensibly in charge – then the people will ultimately turn against those leaders in
an effort to restore normality.

In effect, the CIA takes the political process hostage by inflicting economic pain on the average
citizen, sponsoring “populist” disorders, spreading confusion through propaganda outlets and then
waiting for a weary population to give in. This technique has worked in many countries over the
years – and surely the idea long predated the formation of the CIA in the late 1940s.

But that seems to be not working, right?
Voters blame the Republicans - they're going to pay next November and in November 2016.

The only thing that could stop that is if they knocked off the hate - what are the odds?

o Bart

Pure Costumes Halloween Store

Just in time for Halloween

 Subject: Obamacare website

  >on Tuesday people were locked out until 10 a.m.,

 If this is the worst they can say about Obamacare – we couldn’t sign up
until after breakfast – I don’t think we have much to worry about.
 Dennis in DC

They say you can sign up in December and get all the same benefits.
Everyone wants to sign up for Obamacare as soon as possible, which
causes the system to crash, which gives America's whore media the
opportunity to say that's "proof" that Obamacare is bad.


 Send e-mail to Bart


We worry about al-Qaeda, we worry about nukes and Sarin and WMDs.

Those are important, but what about the BIG stuff?

Did you see that recent story that some streets in Miami are ocean-flooded at certain times?
The oceans are rising because the poles are melting as the planet cooks like a Thanksgiving turkey.

Republicans like Jim Inhofe say, "We don't believe your facts" and the Democrats
stop trying to convince them and Earth just keeps getting hotter and hotter.

 Send e-mail to Bart

 Subject: Is America committing suicide?

America is a government gone mad.
With shutdowns, sequesters, NSA Spying, and debt ceilings we are like a madman
holding a gun to our own head threatening to blow our brains out if we don't get
what we want, and we don't even know what we want.

We used to be a great nation but no one remembers that anymore.
Now we're the laughing stock of the world. Where is the outrage?
Is there no voice of sanity willing to speak up?
 Marc Perkel

Even if they're scared of getting primaried, what about retired Republicans?
Why can't they come forward, as a groupo, and say, "Stop this insanity?"

How many elections will they lose before they see the light?

 Send e-mail to Bart

Shop Online sells everything


If you would, find your purchase
then come back here
and use this link
and they'll throw the Treehouse some pennies...

Amazon business has been slower than usual.
I hope things pick up between now and Christmas
because Amazon has become my financial lifeline.

Extra thanks to those of you who
use the Amazon Portal.

Since last issue,  someone purchased from 
an Optoma HD (720p), Home Theater Projector

  for   $484  so Amazon donated   $19 to the Treehouse!

Thanks for using this link

Buy online
Free Shipping

Look for 'bartcop' in the link when you place the order.

Add the Amazon link
to your Favorites Bar


Search Now:
In Association with

Rep Lee Polls Drop Back Home
Cruz's Pal in trouble in Teabagger Utah


The senator who spearheaded the "I Hate Health Care" campaign has seen his popularity sink at home.
A little more than half of Utahns — 51 percent — have an unfavorable opinion of Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
Only 40 percent said they have a favorable opinion of Lee, down from 50 percent in June.

Utah Republicans have even cooled on Lee. In June, 71 percent liked him, that's now down to 57 percent.
Lee was dismissive of the poll numbers.

Well of course he was.

What else can he say?
"I screwed up and I wish I hadn't?"

 Send e-mail to Bart

Subject: Nothing changes

Republican leaders come out from a meeting with the President and a reporter ask. "Any change?".

They reply, "Nope, he's still black!"

 Send e-mail to Bart

Follow Bartcop on Twitter and Facebook

Get notified when a new issue goes up.

Sirius XM

Marty's Entertainment Page
has new stuff every day

Marty's TV Listings are the best!

Marty always has good stuff.

Click on the E!

Today's OMG!  Don't Look Down Picture


 Send e-mail to Bart

See more at

Obama Picks Yellen for Fed
She's a woman, the GOP will hate her


Obama has nominated economist Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve.
If approved, Yellen would replace outgoing Ben Bernanke as chair of the Fed next February.
Obama called the first woman ever named to take the helm at the world’s most powerful
central bank as “exceptionally qualified” for the job.

Excellent move on Obama's part.
(I don't get to say that much.)

The GOP will accuse her of all kids of wild-ass shit, and the White House will say,
"It's apparent that the Republicans' war on women continues to this day," which is true.

She'll eventually get approved and a million more women will switch their vote to Democrat.

 Send e-mail to Bart


Today's Wildlife Photo

 Send e-mail to Bart

Here's another chance to donate.


You could PayPal something to

Click to Subscribe

or make a one-time Donatation

. OR you could send a "love" check to
PO Box 54466
Tulsa, OK  74155

Also, shopping   really helps, too.


Today's Mystery Celebrity Photo 


 Subject: last issue's Mystery Celebrity    Link

Bart, that's actress Gina Gershon.
In still somewhat sane Delaware

 Send e-mail to Bart

Today's Mystery City

      Beautiful photo today

Subject: last issue's Mystery City     Link  

Bart, that is Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, looking south
from  the Lowry Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River,
Love your site!!
 John W.


 Send e-mail to Bart

Name the Mystery Car


 Subject: last issue's Mystery Car    Link

Bart, that's a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II.
 Paul in VA

 Send e-mail to Bart

What is today's History Mystery?   


Subject: last issue's History Mystery    Link 

Bart, that's Chester Nimitz US Navy Highest Officer in the Pacific during WWII.

 Send e-mail to Bart

Subject: donations

Thanks to (your name here) for the donation.


Humor can get us thru the worst of times
so we will keep on.  
As my buddy Ray Coleman used to say, "Never quit!!" seems to be my best bet to stay on the Tubes
...and if you shop with them, you might even save some money.

Please remember the Bartcop Portal when you shop online.

It never hurts to check prices.

Still on 90210? Jennie Garth

  Check out  dozens of sexy and tasteful photos of Jennie Garth

More hot babes in BC Hotties

Thanks to Blue in Seattle for helping me corral the hotties...

 Send Your Hottie Suggestions to Bart

Shopping online?

 Use this Amazon portal
and they'll send
a few pennies from each dollar.

Use this link to Order


Search Now:
In Association with


Read the  Previous Issue  of

 It had everything.

 Copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,

Looking for something in a back issue?


Thanks to  subscribers.

We know you work hard for your money, so we take it as
a compliment when you throw some our way each month.

Click Here to see if reality
 is a good fit for your life

ComputerTyme Hosting is owned by Marc Perkel, who first put Bartcop on the
Internet back in 1996 and keeps Bartcop online today.

Marc hosts several other political sites including American Politics Journal, Political Strikes, Faux News Channel, Seeds of Doubt and interesting sites like the
Church of Reality - a religion based on believing in everything that is real.

Our motto for this year is - "No Anti-Bush Site Left Behind". So - if you have an anti-bush site and you are  choking on hosting fees or dealing with threats - let us know and we'll help keep you online.

 We also have that strongest server side spam filtering on the planet.
Check out Marx Mail for info on how you can have a Spam Free Email Account.

Marc Perkel's Church

If it's Real - we believe in it!
Click here to join the Church of Reality mailing list.

Bartcop radio

To hear the RADIO SHOWS, you must have a login and password.
Click Here  to subscribe and get your login and password.

Click to get to the Archived Radio Shows and BartCop are trademarks of attempts at humor


Privacy Policy
. .