August 27, 2007 Volume 2029 – Costly Blunder

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chicago Jim @ 11:52 am Volume 2029 – Costly Blunder. Volume 2029 - Costly Blunder - top toon

In Today’s Tequila Treehouse…

Arrow Homegrown Hysteria 
Arrow Seeking Willie Horton HOT
Arrow Tortureboy Resigns 
Arrow Hillary’s Resume HOT
Arrow GOP Cheating in Cali HOT
Arrow Hating Hillary full-time 
Arrow Bush Fails Upward
Arrow Bush’s Nafta superhighway 
Arrow Vanessa Hudgens in HSM 

The Resume of Hillary Clinton

Filed under: Uncategorized — Centristdem @ 11:06 am

From DonkeyDigest

It’s often echoed in the netroots that Sen. Hillary Clinton lacks the necessary experience to be President… unless it’s Monday. Then “progressive” conventional wisdom tell us our candidate doesn’t need no stinkin’ experience as long as he has superior judgement. O… k!

But just in case anyone else still counts experience as a criteria (seven days a week), here is partial resume of Sen. Clinton. (more…)

Barack Obama: Foxes, Scorpions, and the Twilight Zone

Filed under: Uncategorized — Centristdem @ 10:51 am

From DonkeyDigest

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone… or the campaign of Barack Obama.

Trailing by double digits in national polls and in many primary state polls, Team Obama is denying reality with their latest line of attack against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Obama’s top advisor, David Axelrod, said friday Clinton is obsessed “with what she calls the Republican attack machine.”

Come now, Mr. Obama, are you so confident in the blind loyalty of your supporters you think they’ve forgotten the history of the “Republican attack machine?” Well, let me refresh your memory. (more…)

The Michael Vick bullshit

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 8:33 am

Apparently it’s OK with the NFL is he’s promoting dog fights, torturing dogs and then having the great fun of killing the loser. All the NFL is worried about is if there was any gambling involved, which is crazy.

Betting on yourself to lose should be the ONLY gambling crime the NFL should be concerned with. Why does the NFL take on this nanny profile when it comes to gambling?

Almost every state has casinoes* now, so what’s the “problem” with gambling, assuming the player isn’t betting on himself to lose?

Meanwhile, the judge who holds Vick’s life in his hands couldn’t care less if $50 was bet on some dog fight – why should the judge and the NFL see different outrages in this case?

August 26, 2007

Corporations don’t really pay taxes anyway. – Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 8:48 pm

Greyhawk says:
“I’d like the idea entertained that corporations pay no taxes,”
So much for the myth of the corporate person. Would you let Exxon/Mobile keep all the money they have gouged since Katrinia? Please note that came out of your pocket.
Now if I tell a hospital I’m here for a tonsilectomy what happens if they amputate my foot. Please don’t be sarcastic, mistakes like that happen every day at a hospital. I used to work in one. My only option should be free health care?
The person in the story repeatedly told the workers no cheese. If I place an order should I not get exactly what I order?
Now as to the finger thing, I agree and if I remember correctly the two people were prosecuted for fraud and Wendy’s won a civil action against their future earnings as well. The system can work both ways.


Der Monkey’s Analogy Quagmire

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 8:05 pm

  Whore Post

Bush entered risky rhetorical territory – likening the war in Iraq to Vietnam.
It’s an analogy Bush typically avoids, given how strongly Vietnam is associated in the national consciousness with the concept of quagmire — and with its lesson about the limits of American military power.

But Bush tried to turn the Vietnam analogy on its head, arguing that the U.S. withdrawal led to disaster there and emboldened American enemies around the globe. He even went so far as to argue that present-day terrorists like bin Laden are inspired by the turning of American public opinion against the war in Vietnam.

Bush’s speech was a big hit at the Kansas City VFW, but it’s hard to imagine that it will
go over nearly as well with a wider audience — not to mention with historians.

The obvious lesson of Vietnam is not that leaving a quagmire leads to disaster,
but that staying only makes things worse.
(And oh yes: that we shouldn’t get into them in the first place.)

Michael Vick jokes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 7:58 pm

Michael Vick wanted to prove how tough he was, so he volunteered to go into a room with bin Laden, Hitler, and Charles Manson. He said, “I ain’t goin’ in there without my gun and my guard dog.” So, they gave him a gun with three bullets, and a pit bull.

Vick and the dog entered the room, saw Manson, Hitler, and bid Laden
….and then Vick shot the dog three times.

Joe Conason: America Isn’t Conservative

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 7:56 pm


As Karl Rove exits stage right with his ruined dreams of rightist hegemony, all the political signs and portents tell us that America is turning the other way. No doubt the departing ‘boy genius’ would dispute that assertion as liberal wishful thinking, as would many on the right. But they cannot so easily dismiss The Economist, an avowedly conservative voice that is among the oldest and most respected periodicals in the world. Framing the shift on the cover of its Aug. 11 issue with a question – ‘Is America turning left?’- the magazine’s editors conclude in their lead essay that the answer is yes, probably. ‘Having recaptured Congress last year, the Democrats are on course to retake the presidency in 2008,’ which blames the destruction of the vaunted Republican machine on the ideological excess and breathtaking incompetence of Bush as well as the sleaziness of the G.O.P. leadership in Congress.”

‘Systemic breakdown’ at CIA before 9/11

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 7:51 pm

 LA Times

“The CIA never developed an overall strategy for confronting Al Qaeda and let precious resources and capabilities go unused in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an internal investigation that the agency had fought to keep secret for the last two years. The report from the agency’s inspector general, declassified Tuesday, adds disturbing new details to an already extensive public record of Sept. 11-related failures.

Among them was the revelation that long before the attacks, as many as 60 officers in the CIA had seen cables indicating that two Al Qaeda operatives — who went on to reside in San Diego — had entered the United States or possessed travel documents that would let them do so. The report, which was completed in 2005, also made the case that George Tenet and other top officials should face further scrutiny within the agency to determine whether they should be reprimanded for having any roles in the breakdowns.”

Bart says: Reprimanded? Bush gave him a medal for doing such a great job!

Why are some libs against the FairTax? -Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 12:54 pm

I wondered, “Why are some liberals against going to a FairTax?” Then an acquaintance of mine hit me over the head with the obvious and the dawn came:
It’s because the idea is being put forward by Neal Boortz, a right-wing conservative talk show radio guy.

I can’t help that. I’ve never even heard Boortz talk show. Just the same, the FairTax is an excellent idea.
Why don’t you liberals take the idea as your own? The Great and All Powerful Rush Limbaugh (whose radio show I’m not worthy to listen to) says Clinton took away ideas from conservatives and adopted them during his presidential campaigns. So why not you?
The idea is bigger than the man.
The FairTax is an excellent idea (so say I) which is worthy of exploration. Have any of you had to tussle with the IRS? This proposal would get the IRS entirely out of individual’s lives. No more 1040’s. No more federal income tax. No more social security tax. No more tax taken out of seniors’ social security checks.
Please get a copy of the FairTax book and secretly (under the blankets with a flashlight) read it.
You will be delighted. In the book are answers to questions such as “How does this benefit the poor?”
The FairTax can easily become a Democrat sponsored idea.
I don’t care; I just want it for our country.

August 25, 2007 Volume 2028 – Boneyard

Filed under: BartCop Page — Chicago Jim @ 12:02 pm Volume 2028 – Boneyard. Volume 2028 - Boneyard - Top toon

In Today’s Tequila Treehouse…

Arrow Rummy’s Resignation 
Arrow Bush vs New Orleans HOT
Arrow Warner: Bring ‘em home 
Arrow GOP Lobby backs Allawi HOT
Arrow Smashing Capitalism HOT
Arrow My Fellow Texan 
Arrow Why I Hate Hillary 
Arrow Pigs May Fly 
Arrow Hayden Panetierre B-day 

August 24, 2007

I’m having a really, really bad day. Grim

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 5:04 pm

“A Card for You”- “Virtual Card For You”-or “Postcard” Virus Warning-Fiction!

Summary of the eRumor
The eRumor warns of a virus just discovered by Mcafee and classed by Microsoft as the most destructive ever.

It says the virus destroys “Sector Zero” from the heard disk, sends itself to all the names in your email address book, wipes out the hard disk, and has caused a panic in New York, according to CNN.

It says that the subject will be “A Card for You”, “Virtual Card for You”, or “Postcard.”

The Truth
This email is a hoax.

It has circulated continuously on the Internet since at least 2001.

There is no known virus called “A card for you” or “A virtual card for you.”

In July, 2007, someone added “Postcard” to the story and said that it had been verified as a true virus.

It is true that there was a virus that appeared in the summer of 2007 with a subject line of: “You’ve received a postcard from a family member.” There were several other variations of the subject line that talked about a “card” or a “greeting card.” But that virus had nothing to do with this false warning about “A card for you” or “A virtual card for you” and the warning that CNN had termed it the worst virus ever.

Neither Microsoft nor McAfee has had anything to say about it except that it is a hoax.

The CNN part of the eRumor was added by someone along the way.

Response To Greyhawk – Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 4:52 pm

Greyhawk says:

I would like to know if your position is that a person who has been the victim of a bad injury at the hands of another should have no legal recourse.
What do you say to this case

I don’t think an individual should become wealthy as a result of a court action against a corporation. This is because in the long run, corporations don’t pay, the customers do. As in taxes, corporations imbed their other costs of doing business into the product cost. I’m sure you realize this, but perhaps it’s worth repeating. The same thing with corporate income taxes. I’d like the idea entertained that corporations pay no taxes, but are gone over with a fine tooth comb continually to make sure they are really in competition with each other. Not paying taxes (which expense is passed onto the consumer) and being in real competition are ways of guaranteeing that we get the best price when we buy stuff at the store. GW, for example was wrong in giving HAL non-competitive contracts. All contracts should be put out for competitive bid.
The same for McDonalds. They shouldn’t be sued for some outrageous sum, yet it should be enough so it isn’t worth it to them, and so they will have incentive to take corrective action if possible. The young man in question, being deathly allergic to cheese would naturally have checked the burger himself. Right? So I’m suspicious.
One of the reasons, supposedly, that medical costs are so high is the cost of liability insurance. So how much should a man get if the hospital accidentally removes his testicles when he’s in just to have his intestinal tract inspected (if you inspect the whole tract of the large intestine they put you out I’m told).
I don’t have a good answer, but it should be so painful to the hospital that the hospital never, ever does it again. How about free care for him and all his relatives for the rest of their lives at any hospital, and a complete external audit to see if the hospital had done other things that people have quietly decided to live with rather than sue, then compensation for them as well.
On the other hand, what should be done to people who fake putting fingers into chili?
Make then very financially libel so they won’t try again to victimize the evil corporation.
We are in a situation where doctors and hospitals are in it strictly for the money rather than being of service to the community and taking pride in good work done. At the same time, no one should be a multimillionaire because of an honest mistake.
Sorry for being long-winded, I don’t have any bright ideas here; I’ve not studied the medical issue very well.

BFEE Moves to Paraguay, HAL moves to Dubai

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bart @ 4:15 pm


The Cuban news service reports that George W. Bush has purchased 98,840 acres in Paraguay, near the Bolivian/Brazilian border.  There were no press conferences, no public sightings and no official confirmation of her 10-day trip which apparently ended this week.
The Paraguayan Senate voted last summer to “grant U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction.”

Immediately afterwards, 500 heavily armed U.S. troops arrived with various planes, choppers and land vehicles at Mariscal Estigarribia air base, which happens to be at the northern tip of Paraguay near the Bolivian/Brazilian border. More have reportedly arrived since then.

Bart says: That’s why I think Bush is leaving office early.
Once he’s out, if the Kuwaitis decide to keep his stolen billions,
what could private citizen Bush do?  Hire a lawyer?

He’s got to get paid WHILE IN OFFICE to ensure payment.
Once that money’s deposited in the proper shadowy spots,
I think they’ll walk out the door and say, “It’s all yours.”

Former GOP Rep. Foley Could Avoid Sex Charges

Filed under: Uncategorized — N @ 3:47 pm

According to reports, disgraced sexual predator Republican Representative Mark Foley will not be facing sex charges for his sick overtures to teenage pages in Congress. Over the last few days it has been reported that the courts will not allow Federal investigators to examine computers Foley used while he was as representative. Because Foley used the computers in his congressional office to solicit the minor pages it is impossible for the Feds to prosecute Foley without access to his computers.

While there is some new evidence that may nail Foley, it is truly unfortunate that someone as sick and twisted as Foley was to solicit innocent teenage pages, will get away with only losing his congressional seat. Members of Congress do deserve some element of protection for their correspondence when it comes to official business, however using federal government computers to break the law by soliciting sex from minors is not something that should be protected. Foley essentially admitted his guilt by resigning. Now the Feds should get the information they need and send Foley to a nice prison where he can receive some of his own medicine. The only problem with that is, he might like it.

New virus – bad one. – Grimgold

Filed under: Uncategorized — grimgold @ 10:40 am

You should not open these emails. Here is a link to
> the snopes page:
> A new virus has just
> been discovered that has been classified by
> Microsoft as the most
> destructive ever. This virus was discovered
> yesterday afternoon by McAfee .
> This virus simply destroys Sector Zero from the hard
> disk, where vital
> information for its functioning are stored. This
> virus acts in the following
> manner:It sends itself automatically to all contacts
> on your list with the
> title: ‘You’ve received a Post Card from a Family
> member’. As soon as the
> supposed virtual card is opened the computer freezes
> so that the user has to
> reboot. When the ctrl+alt+ del keys or the reset
> button are pressed, the
> virus destroys Sector Zero, thus permanently
> destroying the hard disk.
> Yesterday in just a few hours this virus caused
> panic in New York ,
> according to news broadcast by CNN. This alert was
> received by an employee
> of Microsoft itself. So don’t open any mails with
> subject: ‘A Post Card from
> .’ As soon as you get the mail, delete it !! Even if
> you know the sender !!!
> Please pass this mail to all of your friends. Forwa
> rd this to everyone in
> your address book. I’m sure most people, like
> myself, would rather receive
> this notice 25 times than not at all.
> Anyone using Internet mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail,
> AOL and so on.
> This information arrived this morning, Direct from
> both Microsoft and
> Norton.
> Please send it to everybody you know who has access
> to the Internet.

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