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Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013    Vol 3142 - Off their chump

And as we wind on down the road...

Arrow Poll: GOP in Deeeeeeep Shinola
Arrow The Obamacare Phone Number
Cruz & his Stupid Supporters
Arrow Did they Learn their Lesson?
Arrow Let the Confederate States Secede
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Poll: GOP in Deeeeeeep Shinola
Nobody likes those bastards anymore  by WaHoPo's Dan Balls


The hostage-taking shutdown dealt a major blow to the GOP’s image and has exposed significant
divisions between Teabaggers and sane Republicans, according to a new WaHoPo-ABC News poll.

The survey highlights just how badly the GOP hard-liners and the leaders who went along with them
misjudged the public mood. In the aftermath, eight in 10 Americans say they disapprove of the shutdown.
Two in three Republicans or independents who lean Republican share a negative view of the impasse.
And even a majority of those who support the tea party movement disapprove.

Nobody else is saying this - but this didn't sneak up or or surprise the GOP.
THEY KNEW this hostage-taking shutdown was wildly unpopular before they did it.

It's exactly like impeachment - Clinton was at 70 percent when the GOP was impeaching him.

THEY KNEW it was the wrong thing to do - but they did it anyway.

If not for Gore's glaring incomptence and refusal to fight, the Democrats would've won
the last six presidential elections in a row - but Gore chose to surrender, instead.

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 Subject: my experience with Obamacare

Hey Bart,

I've been reading a lot of letters lately, like the "Honestly" one you posted and responded to,
about how the ACA is supposedly raising people's insurance rates.  I would like to add my
experience to counter what's been said.

I am a 64 year old, self employed, professional.  My wife and I have a $10,000 deductible HSA.
Our latest  monthly premium was $753.  We've had this coverage for a long time and every year
our rates have gone up 10-20%  even though we never use it - both because of the high deductible
but also because we have been very healthy.  When the ACA first kicked in my insurance company
had to send me one-month's premiums back because they weren't spending 80% on health payments. 
The next year it was only $135.

This year I got a letter from them in August telling me that my policy was going to renew on 9-28 and my rate
was going to go up $100- a 13% increase.  They they went on to tell me that my policy was compliant with
the ACA and that I was very lucky because I would be grandfathered in.  I didn't need to do anything when
the law went into effect.They didn't mention anything at all about the exchanges or the tax credits.

I called them up and asked why they were renewing  my policy on 9-28 when for the last ten years it
has always renewed in January.  The lady on the phone gave me some bs answer that made no sense. 
I told her that I thought they were crooks and were just trying to cheat me. The next thing I did was to
go to the Cover Oregon web site where I found out  that I could get a better policy, with a maximum
out of pocket of  @$6500  and, with my tax credit ,it would only cost me $350 a month. This would
be a $500 per month savings.

The next thing I did was to call the Oregon insurance commissioner and  file a complaint with them.
I sent them a copy of the letter from the insurance company.  The person I spoke to told me that the letter
probably violated the law.   That case is still pending.  I don't know what, if anything they can do about it.

The reason I am writing this is because I believe the insurance company raised my rate four months early
just so they could steal another $400 from me before I could sign up under Obamacare.  Their letter was
also intentionally deceptive and misleading.  If I wasn't as involved with this as I am,  I might have been
tempted to stay with my "grandfathered" plan without ever knowing how much I was being ripped off.

Let's face it.  Health insurance is just a racket.  The insurance industry is  scared to death that people
will wake up and realize that we don't need these dishonest middle men taking 30% of our health care
dollars without actually providing any health care.  We could all have much better health care for much
less money without them. The fact that so many people just can't seem to grasp that is a good indicator
of just how brain washed they are.

By the way, good response to "Honestly."   (yesterday)
 Tom from Oregon

The goal of the American business is to screw you.
Maybe ten years ago, I had some extra money and I wanted to pay down my mortgage.
It was New Years Eve so I went to Bank of America and specifically asked if that telller
was on "today's business" and she assured me she was so I made my deposit.

When my statement came, I saw that they waited until Jan 3 to post my payment (bastards!)
so they could screw me out of a little more interest.  I called and complained and they feigned shock.

"How could this have happened?"
they wondered.

Bart's Law #2Any 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.   Link

They apologized and promised to fix it "right away."

When the February statement came they had fixed NOTHING.
American business hopes you're not paying attention so they can screw you.

I called BoA and they gave me more "Tommy Dimwit."

"How could this have happened?" they wondered again.

They eventually made it right, but ONLY after I'd caught them stealing from me - TWICE.
They gambled that I wouldn't follow up on the BoA's crimes - they lost.
This is why we need a stronger federal government - to reign in these crooked mega-corps.

BTW, did you see where JPMorgan Chase is expected to pay a $13 BILLION fine
for cheating thousands (or was it millions?) of people out of their homes?

Knowing pennies-on-the-dollar Eric Holder like I do, JPMorgan must've stolen TRILLIONS of dolars
if Holder's making them pay a $13B fine and, of course, nobody goes to jail when you steal TRILLIONS.

Jail is for darkies who get caught with drugs.
Steal TRILLIONS and you only have to pay a fine.

"Eric, we need to crack down on poker!"


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The Obamacare Phone Number
It's easy to remember if you use this little trick

It spells out 1-800-F1U-CKYO.
I called the number, it appears to be legit.

Did the Democrats pay Republicans to set this up?
Is that why it doesn't work?

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 Subject: Losing insurance because of Obamacare?

Losing insurance because of Obamacare?

Conservatives are whining that their employers and insurers are dropping them
and trying to blame Obamacare because they cannot keep their coverage.

Obamacare does not mandate that the coverage be dropped.

The employers and insurers are dropping coverage because
it is a free market choice, just like republicans want.

If the Democrats had half a brain (why do I torture myself this way?) they'd be collecting video
of the GOP claiming, "Obamacare is the biggest disaster since slavery" and then PLAY those
clips next October-November when Obamacare is helping millions of voters.

But, ... using your opponents words against them isn't considered "nice."

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How Stupid Does Ted Cruz Think His Supporters Are?

Recently, Ted Cruz spoke to the Values Voters Summit, and his speech was really weird.
It’s like he’s living on another planet.

On Planet Cruz, there was a massive outpouring of public support for a government shutdown
over Obamacare and it scared the hell out of Democrats.

Meanwhile, back on planet Earth, the public hates the shutdown, Americans are 20 points more
likely to blame Republicans for the shutdown than Obama, the Republican Party is scoring its
worst poll numbers on record, (They're down to 24 % approval) Cruz’s colleagues hate him,
and they caved to the president by reopening the government and funding Obamacare.

Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing
and was doomed to fail. He’s probably right.

How much longer will the GOP follow this nutjob over the cliff?

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 Subject: Maine Flirts With Legal Pot

Bart, you wrote: 
"Wait, if this law passes you can HAVE pot, but you can't GET pot?"

Guess this means you'll just have to grow your own....

(I'm good with that; how about you?)
 Rose in Michigan

Rose, good point.
That tells me the BIG money is in pot seeds.

Once it's legal everywhere, the guy with the killer seeds
will make millions per week doing business all around the world.

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Did they Learn their Lesson?
You read Bartcop,com, you know the answer is no


If you think Republicans have learned a lesson from their “defeat” over the shutdown,
then you’re not paying attention to what they’re saying to each other online, on the radio
and elsewhere. Here is a quick look around right-wing online media today.

There is a lot of talk that the “adults” in the GOP have learned the lesson that the threat to
take the country into default was a mistake. But the Republican “base” — primary voters
— mocks these people as “the Republican establishment.” The base is taking away a very
different lesson. The base thinks the shutdown and threatening default was the right thing
to do; remember that 18 Senate and 144 House Republicans voted to default on the debt.
They think the mistake was not holding out until the country was killed off so they could
start over from the ashes. Polls confirm that the base remains on the shutdown/default side,
the numbers show that Ted Cruz is overwhelmingly their hero. Democracy Corps today
shows how he is “mainstream in the Republican base.”

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 Subject: Del Castillo

It's Larry Monroe, your Blues DJ friend in Austin, Texas.
My radio station is KDRP, Dripping Springs Texas, and our signal in Austin is Solar Powered.

I also host a program called "Texas Radio Live From Guero's Taco Bar" on Wednesdays
from 6 till 8 PM. This Wednesday one of our guests is Del Castillo. I will interview them and
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BartCop is my favorite page on the whole damn internet.

Keep it up,
Larry, that was way cool, thanks.
Tell Rick and Mark that Bart says Hey!

Hey, ask them if they remember playing Rock Island in Tulsa :)

I'll be listening tomorrow night.

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Let the Confederate States Secede


The Tea Party is nothing new.

The activism we see from Tea Party radicals in Washington today is just a modern-day reboot
of the same government obstructionist strategies that have been around since the days of slavery.

From the battles over segregation and discrimination of the 1950’s and 1960’s to the war on
voting rights that’s taking place in state capitols all across the nation today, Tea Party-esque
strategies and values have repeatedly reared their ugly heads throughout American history.

As Chuck Thompson over at points out, the Tea Party strategy of today is the
“same old obstructionist strategy that’s been pursued by traitorous Southerners in government
since long before Robert E. Lee’s doomed charge at Gettysburg.”

Thompson goes on to say that, “It’s part of the same soiled fabric that stretches from John C. Calhoun
and South Carolina’s 1832 Ordinance of Nullification…all the way to Newt's 1995 shutdown…”

Simply put, the Tea Party represents the 21st century rebirth of angry 19th century white male
Confederates who wanted to secede from the United States and start their own dysfunctional
country based on a plantation economy.

Maybe we should let them.

And while we’re at it, let’s make it easier for Ted Cruz, Michelle Bachmann and the rest of
their Tea Party friends to start their own plantation-economy style country, by starting a
secessionist movement of our own in the “blue” states.

I'm all for this.
The Teabaggers are intent on destroying what's left of the America we currently have.
They want an all-white America will all-white leaders - fine - go somewhere and do that.
Let's give them the Southern states - everything from OK-TX to Florida-Carolina.


But we can't let them steal our name - let them call it Dixie or The Fifties or Niggers Keep Out.

I'd have to move, but I've been wanting out, anyway...

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Nobody got The Good Wife's Amanda Peet?

She's one of Letterman's favorite guests.

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Today's Mystery City


 Subject: last issue's Mystery City     Link

Bart, that is the V-shaped beach near Zlatni Rat on Brac Island, Croatia (an island in Adriatic Sea).

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 Subject: last issue's Mystery Car    Link

Bart, that's kind of a tough one. It is a 1970 Plymouth GTX with the "air grabber" hood
so it either has a 440 cid or the 426 Hemi under the hood. What makes it odd is that someone
has added a Superbird style spoiler on the rear; to the best of my knowledge the only original
option was the regular standard spoiler. The 2 foot tall spoiler only appeared on the Superbird,
however they sold aftermarket spoilers and nose cones to convert a regular Roadrunner on
which the Superbird was designed. The spoiler only had any down effect at speeds above
150mph so it was just decoration on the street.

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 Subject: last issue's History Mystery    Link

Bart, that is former heavyweight boxer Gerry Cooney.
He had one brief shining moment.

That referee should've done six months in jail for allowing those last 3 punches.
Norton was sound asleep when those last three crushing blows to the head landed.

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