I really am missing Bart. His was the first political site I ever frequented. I loved Bart's fiesty demeanor, but I think his greatest contribution was teaching all of us that there is some way for each of us to fight back against the injustices in life. To quote a great American, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." (MLK)
Go in peace Bart. We miss you.
Glenn, I like your thinking. I don't do facebook, so this is where I come to honor/enjoy/mourn bart.
Here is from issue 6. It's a great story and funny, but this is a fine (aside) in the story...
"I also saw the largest rotweiller in America. This dog had a neck the size of Limba's leg!! He was on a chain that could hold the Queen Mary, so I hopped a small fence to not meet him.
I've met a lot of rotweillers in my life,and I've never met one that voted democrat.
That dog was so big, I almost said a prayer! "
damn, that's funny.
I still open the page also. I suggest we take a look at the old pages and find the things that we like and share. Post the issue number and what you find.
RIP Bart - thank you for all you've done... I also still look daily, hope someone will carry on what Bart started...
I still come here daily, as a sign of respect, and I use the link roll to get to Daily KOS, instead of going there directly, as I always have, and hopefully always will...
It's been almost a month and I still find myself checking the page, almost in denial...or...I don't know. I posted earlier here in the guestbook and I peruse the entries to see what other have been saying. I'm missing a friend I never met. I'm in withdrawals for the daily drug of your page, Bart.
I got laid off in the Bush Recession and went back to school for nursing - graduated back in December. I haven't gotten my first paycheck yet, so I can't afford anything better than Cuervo Gold right now (I know, I know). But here's a shot for you, my friend.
A favorite old saw "Even when the lights were on and nobody was home, there was never a For Sale sign on the front lawn". RIP BART
You've brought me a lot of joy and sanity in difficult times. The world is a darker place without you.
I've only just learned about Bart's passing. I learned about Bartcop back in 1998 and it was great fun and not only helped usher me into my love for politics, but also helped framed my own point of view on how the world stood.
Bartcop.com was my lifeline during 9/11 when I was strapped to a desk and not allowed to watch the television. I even sent a letter to Bart and he put it up on the page (I was furious at what was happening and somehow proud to have my voice show up on this page).
I once sent Bart an old Garbage CD, unannounced, and we shared a few private emails back and forth. He was a real good guy and a pleasure to read.
We've lost a good man, he will be missed!