February 28, 2007 Volume 1935 – Rats and mold

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chicago Jim @ 6:36 pm Volume 1935 – Rats and mold

In Today’s Tequila Treehouse…

‘No’ to Iran Attack 
Does anybody care?
W to wounded: Shut up! 
Doomed to failure 
Bush aiding Al Qaeda 
CIA Torture Prisons 
Losing Afghanistan 
Vanessa Marcil TV 

So where are all these lawyer staying? In fenced cubicles?

Filed under: Uncategorized — SDent @ 3:17 pm

The Pentagon has said they won’t support the buildout of facilities for a $100M+ courtroom on Gitmo:

“…’We’ll be handed our hat if we go up to the Hill for 100 million dollars for these courthouses.’…Gates said trials of ‘non-high-value individuals’ were likely to begin in July.”

Setting aside the issue of how they determine the “value” of defendants and what they assume the return on investment is for these types of trials, the article also states:

“The plan also called for building housing for the hundreds of lawyers, witnesses, clerks, translators, journalists and other observers expected to descend on the spartan base on the southeastern tip of Cuba.


“I don’t know that we see it as impacting on the schedule,” he said. “It certainly impacts on the conditions and the environment if you don’t have to build a brick and mortar type facility, if you’re going to go with something more expeditionary.”

Hey public defenders!! Want to take an “expedition” to Cuba to defend some terraists?!? Notice they’re planning on starting the trials in July…

Home Front Pledge

Asslutiated Press Confuses Obama Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — SDent @ 2:55 pm

So..some clever reporter (Nedra Pickler), who’s obviously hurting for headline stories to submit to her Editor comes up with this opening paragraph:

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wants to change the government’s formula for giving states money for homeland security, with the early voting states getting a little extra.”

Of course, if you read on, the article later states:

“…Obama doesn’t determine which states have higher risk and therefore would get more money. Those calculations are made by the Department of Homeland Security, which won’t reveal its methods or say just what makes Iowa more vulnerable than, say, New Hampshire.”

So, if he doesn’t determine higher risk, why imply that he has some political agenda??? Who has time to sit around calculating all that crap state-by-state anyway if they’re only going to turn around and state that the decision isn’t made based on that criteria?

Heaven forbid we would actually do something that makes sense from a security/risk standpoint! The Whore Press might try to make us look bad! Kudos to Obama for doing it anyway. Thoughts? 

Do you trust Bush’s economy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 12:56 pm


In America, the selling seemed to add to worries that a decline in the housing market, and problems in particular with loans to risky borrowers, could spill over. And a report yesterday indicating that orders for durable goods — items like washing machines and computers — were surprisingly weak in January revived doubts about the strength of the American economy.

The CIA’s “Disappeared”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 12:55 pm


The room contained a wooden box, about 3 feet by 3 feet in size, which his interrogators called the “dog box.” “They said that KSM [Khalid Sheikh Mohammed] had spent some time in the dog box and then he talked,” said Jabour. “They kept threatening me: ‘We could do this to you.’” As far as Jabour could tell, his interrogators could do whatever they wanted: there were no rules, no laws, and no protections.

416-point plunge in the Dow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 12:51 pm


After a shaky start, the major indexes showed some resolve as the market sought to regain its footing after plummeting amid growing concerns about slowing economies in the U.S. and China. Investors were trying to digest a batch of economic data that came out in the opening minutes of trading.

Social revolution in Venezuela, Neocons trying to kill it

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 12:47 pm


 The chilling Oliver Stone film Salvador got a rare airing on television this week. It was a reminder of a time when, for those on the left, little victories were increasingly dwarfed by big defeats – not least in a Latin America which became synonymous with death squads and juntas. How different things seem now. Yesterday US Vice-President Dick Cheney came uncomfortably close to the reality of Afghan resistance to foreign occupation. On the same day Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez delivered a mightier blow to the neocon dream of US domination, announcing an extension of public ownership of his country’s oil fields – the richest outside the Middle East. 


Only 2 super-efficient cars sold in US compared to 113 in Europe

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 12:42 pm


Doggone socialists have all of the choices while the free market US economy has only two options. Sounds a lot like the old Soviet days when the Lada offered either with or without a radio. So where are all of the so-called free market Republicans? Oh that’s right, they’ve been on the “let industry dictate policy” bandwagon and made sure they were lending a helping hand with the Soviet-ization of Big Auto, ridding them of any need to offer fuel efficiency. Who could ever forget Reagan starting the removal of fuel efficiency standards and then the Gingrich Congress implementing the final blow to any hope of minimum standards? Once again, witness Republican economics at work and try hard to figure out how it differs with Soviet style economics.

Why I don’t support Hillary, right now, almost two years away from the primaries.

Filed under: Guest Comment — PeninsulaJim @ 11:38 am

I look for three things from my presidential candidates. 1) I want a candidate to show leadership, 2) I want a candidate who understands that he/she represents PEOPLE and not dead presidents, and 3) I want a candidate who is capable of reacting to real time facts, and not constrained by imaginary precedents.

By leadership, I’m talking about a candidate who understands that politicians are not elected to command, but to serve. However, political leadership understands that the best policy is not necessarily the policy that people currently think they want. When a politician is confronted with segregated schools, and Jim Crow laws, said politician must understand what it will take to turn the public perceptions around. I don’t want a politician who will accept those evil standards because doing otherwise will risk re-election and financial contributions.

Hillary has failed the leadership test by voting to authorize Bush’s reckless adventurism in the face of a legitimate enterprise to scrub Afghanistan of Al Qeada killers. Whether or not she believed the basics of Bush’s false intelligence, she risked the failure of measures required to extinguish the more immediate threat. Even if Saddam had WMD, he did not have the capability, espoused by Condi Rice, to send us all up in a mushroom cloud in 15 minutes. As the head of a nation (albeit a despotic head), Saddam was constrained by his own place in the world. An attack on the US would have meant Saddam’s immediate and unquestioned destruction (not “mutually assured destruction” which was the Cold War standard). Osama was not, is not, so constrained by geography. Between Saddam and Osama, Osama always was the greater threat, and the waste of lives, money and manpower in Iraq severely curtails our ability to meet that threat.

Both John Kerry and John Edwards acknowledged this after their failed bid for the White House. I don’t want an apology from Hillary Clinton. I want an acknowledgement that she miscalculated and will not do so again. Whether or not Saddam had WMD, Hillary made the wrong and deadly choice. She cannot blame 9/11 for her vote. It was not Saddam who attacked her New York constituents, it was Osama.

While Hillary argues that her conclusion was the only one possible if what was being presented was true (and certainly the majority of the congress acted in order to appear patriotic at the expense of reason), there are others who ignored the chance to look patriotic, preferring to protect America and Americans. One such person was Al Gore (recipient, as former Vice President, of the same intelligence that Hillary was getting), who wisely had this to say at the time. (see link –, again, I don’t want an apology from Hillary. I want an acknowledgement that she made a political calculation which was not in the best interests of the American people. I just want to know that she understands that, and that she won’t make that calculation again. If she won’t do that, then I won’t vote for her in the primaries. I’ll vote for someone who sees that folly for what it was. Should she fail to do so, it doesn’t mean that I won’t vote for here should she win the nomination, because the alternative will likely be someone who helped create the political climate in which unreasonable decisions are proclaimed reasonable.

February 27, 2007 Volume 1934 – Bagism, Shagism

Filed under: BartCop Page — Chicago Jim @ 9:19 pm Volume 1934 – Bagism, Shagism

  • In Today’s Tequila Treehouse…
    Cheney survives blast
    WaHoPo  right-wing
    Kentucky Closet Case 
    Proof she can’t win 
    Let’s save our planet 
    Bush to Paraquay 
    Romney’s BS bio 
    Vic Beckham TV 

February 26, 2007

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Filed under: BartCop Radio — Chicago Jim @ 3:00 pm Volume 1933 – Chucklenuts

Filed under: BartCop Page — Chicago Jim @ 2:59 pm Volume 1933 – Chucklenuts

  • Gore’s Iraq Warning
  • ‘Terrorist’ GOP donor
  • Sharpton / Thurmond 
  • Why I Hate Her
  • US generals ‘will quit’
  • Thank You, Al Gore 
  • Arianna on Gore
  • Wonder Woman 

White House Erasing Mistakes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 4:53 am


On March 16, 2003 Dick Cheney went on Meet the Press. His absurd claims in that interview have since become politically embarrassing to the White House. For example, he declared…

I think things have gotten so bad inside Iraq, from the standpoint of the Iraqi people, my belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.

You won’t any longer find a link to this transcript on the White House website—nor, indeed, are there links to most of Cheney’s interviews from before 2006. Don’t believe me? Just do a search for that infamous sentence at

February 24, 2007 Volume 1932 – Raisin brain

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chicago Jim @ 4:50 pm Volume 1932 – Raisin brain

  • Clinton Truth Trouble
  • Albright – Bush is WPE
  • What Kissyface wants
  • Regime change here
  • Fox Slime Machine
  • Not sorry enough
  • Bush Chided by Fitz
  • PJessica Alba on Top

February 23, 2007

Why I Don’t Hate Her by KE

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 4:44 pm
Hey Bart,

Man, does EVERYBODY hate Hillary, or are those just the only letters you’re printing? This is like the letters you were getting about hating the military — unreal.

Here’s my problem — I know that the primaries start up in only a short 300+ days, so I should hitch my wagon to someone’s star immediately, but I haven’t done it yet. I like Hillary, and Obama, and Edwards, and Richardson, and I strongly supported Clark in 2004 and hope that he runs again. Our field of candidates is awesome.

And after all the balloons and confetti are on the floor in Denver next summer, our candidate deserves and needs our total support. I’m not going to go around telling my family and friends that Hillary is the devil incarnate and then expect them to listen to me next November when I plead the case for her to be the next President of the United States.

Why do we always do this shit?

- karateexplosions


Bart Here: The activists are the squeakist wheels.  People who don’t pay much attention know that She’d be better than a Republican and they plan to vote for her.




Her by TH

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 4:43 pm


I hate politicians in general, but have a special place of loathing in my heart for Republicans. They’re all corrupt and look out for themselves and the wealthy.

That means I’m not a fan of Hillary (who seems a little right-leaning to me)
and feel no special desire to support her over anyone else that’s currentlyrunning.

However, once the primaries are over, and assuming she is the nominee, she’ll have my full support. I hope all democrats, progressives, liberals, etc., do the same because the Republican candidate, no matter how attractively packaged, is going to be far far worse. Until then it would be nice if everyone would calm down and save up their vitriol for the GOP nominee in 08.


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