June 26, 2007

Ye Olde Scribe Presents: A Short Double Creature Features

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ye Olde Scribe @ 11:22 am

Scribe offers two fictional shorts just to make a few valid, chuckle-based, points…

Broken Record

Scribe was at a party and the host, a Neo-Con, was playing a record. It was skipping, “Weapons of mass destruction, weapons of mass…

The player, a rather odd looking contraption: short, stupid looking, sort of human-like in an evil, satanic way… amazing how some appearances are deceiving, and some aren’t… was in the corner. Scribe gave it one swift kick in what was shaped like a crotch.


William Rivers Pitt: How Dick Cheney Broke My Mind

Filed under: Uncategorized — Volt @ 10:02 am

William Rivers Pitt: t r u t h o u t , June 26, 2007

I was absolutely savaged by an unexpected emotional detonation on Thursday. Every rough emotion I am capable of experiencing – anger, fear, sorrow, rage, bitterness, despair, loathing, astonishment, woe, regret, horror, fury – erupted within me at the same time that day. I spent hours in the aftermath trying to type an accurate description of what had happened to me and why, but I failed. For the first time in a long, long while, I was completely unable to write.

What could have been powerful enough to huff and puff and blow my house down? What manner of mind bomb could hurl me so far off kilter that I was incapable of explaining it on paper?

It was, of course, Dick Cheney.


June 25, 2007 Posts 2000th Issue

Filed under: Housekeeping — Chicago Jim @ 4:59 pm

Volume 2000 – Corn 2007 

Congratulations Bart! That is quite the milestone. Thanks for being there all these years. Volume 2000 – Corn 2007

Filed under: BartCop Page — Chicago Jim @ 4:25 pm Volume 2000 – Corn 2007 is online at Volume 2000 top image by Bruce Yurgil

In Today’s Tequila Treehouse…

Levin’s False History
White House: Trust us
Why I hate Hillary
Preacher in blackface
Chemical Ali 2 B beheaded
Marijuana & Violence?
Coburn helps killers?
Bartcopwatch drops
Bionic Michelle Ryan

Bush Court Tightens Limits on Student Speech in ‘Bong Hits For Jesus’ Case

Filed under: Uncategorized — Volt @ 12:46 pm

Mark Sherman, The Associated Press, June 25, 2007

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court tightened limits on student speech Monday, ruling against a high school student and his 14-foot-long “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” banner.

Schools may prohibit student expression that can be interpreted as advocating drug use, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court in a 5-4 ruling.

Joseph Frederick unfurled his homemade sign on a winter morning in 2002, as the Olympic torch made its way through Juneau, Alaska, en route to the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Frederick said the banner was a nonsensical message that he first saw on a snowboard. He intended the banner to proclaim his right to say anything at all.

His principal, Deborah Morse, said the phrase was a pro-drug message that had no place at a school-sanctioned event. Frederick denied that he was advocating for drug use.

“The message on Frederick’s banner is cryptic,” Roberts said. “But Principal Morse thought the banner would be interpreted by those viewing it as promoting illegal drug use, and that interpretation is plainly a reasonable one.”

Read More Here

Steven Weber: Daddy’s Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — Volt @ 9:03 am

Steven Weber, The Huffington Post, June 25, 2007

We Americans have been in foster care for decades now. Every four or eight years we get shuffled off to the next house, headed by a new foster daddy. And we try to adjust to our new surroundings, which don’t look terribly different from our last ones. Maybe there are some new gadgets.

And each new daddy smiles and pats us on the head and bounces us on his knee and tells us all the things that make us feel like we finally belong, that we finally matter and that our real daddy — him — is at last come home.


June 24, 2007

this is excellent. Grin gold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 1:57 pm


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Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 11:41 am

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The Marketplace is the Answer to Foreign Oil Dependence. – Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 10:29 am

There have been several important developments in the energy market as a result of stubbornly high gas prices over the last few years.

First, there is the hybrid vehicle. For those who haven’t explored this, the hybrid automobile runs on both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, in one car. Thus, the word hybrid. Most vehicles on the road get poor gas mileage especially in stop and go traffic – something like eight to twelve mpg. The hybrid, on the other hand, uses its electric motor under these conditions and gets five times that. Hybrids can use a smaller more efficient gas engine, because if more power is needed than the small engine can produce, the electric motor comes on line and both respond to the consumer mashing on the gas pedal.

I know a couple who owns a prius. They have gotten 50 and 60 mpg both in town and on the highway. The gas mileage in hybrids really is that good.

As a result of their popularity, work is ongoing to improve these vehicles and noises are being made about a car in the near future that gets 100 mpg.


June 23, 2007

Maureen Dowd: A Vice President Without Borders, Bordering on Lunacy

Filed under: Commentary — Volt @ 9:44 pm

Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, June 24, 2007

WASHINGTON – It’s hard to imagine how Dick Cheney could get more dastardly, unless J. K. Rowling has him knock off Harry Potter next month.

Harry’s cloak of invisibility would be no match for Vice’s culture of invisibility.

I’ve always thought Cheney was way out there — the most Voldemort-like official I’ve run across. But even in my harshest musings about the vice president, I never imagined that he would declare himself not only above the law, not only above the president, but actually his own dark planet — a separate entity from the White House.


Frank Rich: They’ll Break the Bad News on 9/11

Filed under: Commentary — Volt @ 9:22 pm

Frank Rich, The New York Times, June 24, 2007

By this late date we should know the fix is in when the White House’s top factotums fan out on the Sunday morning talk shows singing the same lyrics, often verbatim, from the same hymnal of spin. The pattern was set way back on Sept. 8, 2002, when in simultaneous appearances three cabinet members and the vice president warned darkly of Saddam’s aluminum tubes. “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud,” said Condi Rice, in a scripted line. The hard sell of the war in Iraq — the hyping of a (fictional) nuclear threat to America — had officially begun.

America wasn’t paying close enough attention then. We can’t afford to repeat that blunder now. Last weekend the latest custodians of the fiasco, our new commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, and our new ambassador to Baghdad, Ryan Crocker, took to the Sunday shows with two messages we’d be wise to heed.


Sorry, Bart. I couldn’t resist. Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 2:12 pm

A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard when,
all of a sudden, he hears some music. No one is around,
so he begins to search for the source.

He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads: Ludwig von Beethoven
1770-1827. Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward!


Interesting article – grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 11:58 am

White House Confirms Big Business Is Behind Amnesty Bill
And the National Council Of La Raza, Too

By Bluey

The Bush administration’s latest piece of immigration propaganda (not even posted on highlights the efforts of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Restaurant Association, Business Roundtable, National Association of Manufacturers, National Federation Of Independent Business, National Restaurant Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, American Subcontractors Association, American Health Care Association, Poultry Federation, Georgia Farm Bureau, Tyson Foods, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and many others.

But perhaps what’s most shocking is the White House’s inclusion of a quote from National Council Of La Raza chief executive Janet Murguía. This is a group with a radical agenda that has ties to the “Reconquista” movement to reclaim the Western portion of the United States. This article by the late Rep. Charlie Norwood blew the lid off many of La Raza’s activities. Why is the White House legitimizing this organization?

June 21, 2007

Encouragement – Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 10:43 pm

As you can see from the public reaction to Congress and the president concerning the amnesty bill (80% disapproval by republicans and 55% disapproval by democrats) our lawmakers have become isolated, arrogant, out-of-touch elitists. They really can’t understand what all the fuss is about. But they, at last, realize people are upset at the sneaky attempt to ram the amnesty bill down our throats in one week. As a result of this latest stupidity, approval ratings for Congress are at a record low, 14%, the president is at about 28% and falling, and John McCain’s campaign is swirling down the toilet, soon to disappear – thankfully.

But in spite of the low approval ratings and the death rattle of McCain’s campaign, they still aren’t convinced. Can you believe it? They still want to grant amnesty, apparently because the republicans want cheap labor for industry and democrats because they want new voters. They are going to try again to ram this bill through Congress.



If Politics Were Restaurants

Filed under: BartCop Page — Centristdem @ 9:51 am

Once there was a restaurant – a very popular one. It was called The Donkey Diner. The owners and managers created a menu that catered to a wide variety of people. You couldn’t find everything on the menu you liked and no one was completely happy with it, but there was enough selection to keep you coming back and that is what made it a success. And the prices weren’t that bad, either. Not surprisingly, the eatery attracted people from varying walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, and economic classes.

At some point, a few of the patrons felt the menu lacked a sufficient amount of items they liked and some of the dishes weren’t prepared they way they thought they should be, so they began complaining to the management. The management said, “hey, look, we’re trying to make everyone happy. But naturally, if a type of menu item is popular, we feature more of it. If a dish just isn’t selling well, we’re not going to push it.”


Cindy Sheehan: Turn, Turn, Turn

Filed under: Uncategorized — Volt @ 9:34 am

Cindy Sheehan, t r u t h o u t, June 21, 2007

To everything there is a season.
A time for war, a time for peace.

–Ecclesiastes, Hebrew Scriptures

I wish I could say I thought of something profound as I saw the picture of the president and his wife’s on that billboard on Highway 317 in my rear view mirror on my way out of Crawford, Texas, today. I will be back for the final weekend farewell to Camp Casey on July 6, but I won’t be back as the owner of property there, or as a leader of the American peace movement.

The protests that were Camp Casey I and II that evolved into the five acres on Highway 317 (Lone Star Parkway), which was known as Camp Casey III, definitely were effective and served a relevant purpose in the national discourse of the pros and cons of the Iraq war. In an occupation that was and still is kept far from apathetic American eyes, summer ’05 was one of the first times the cost of BushCo’s Iraq fiasco was made public, and many people sympathized and resonated with and some even traveled for miles to be with the Mom in the ditch.


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