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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:58 AM

 

In memory of Bartcop

March 5th marked the second anniversary of Bartcop's passing. With all of the distractions I almost let the month go by without a word of thanks to this man who did so much to kept us sane during the * years. A guy who used the Internet to hit back in a world where voices were silenced. I wonder what his words of wisdom would be today? We'll raise a glass for you tonight friend.....better late than never! Peace and love to all who miss Bart.

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Reply In memory of Bartcop (Original post)
peace13 Mar 2016 OP
yourpaljoey Mar 2016 #1
Human101948 Mar 2016 #2
OriginalGeek Mar 2016 #3
Gregorian Mar 2016 #4
LaydeeBug Mar 2016 #5
bmbmd Mar 2016 #6
homegirl Mar 2016 #58
oioioi Mar 2016 #7
Gidney N Cloyd Mar 2016 #37
byronius Mar 2016 #8
Stinky The Clown Mar 2016 #9
DemoTex Mar 2016 #76
Galileo126 Mar 2016 #10
annabanana Mar 2016 #11
Javaman Mar 2016 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2016 #25
OriginalGeek Mar 2016 #35
PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #13
bearssoapbox Mar 2016 #14
The Blue Flower Mar 2016 #31
40RatRod Mar 2016 #74
Greybnk48 Mar 2016 #15
NightHawk63 Mar 2016 #36
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #16
The Second Stone Mar 2016 #17
Octafish Mar 2016 #18
blm Mar 2016 #53
SCantiGOP Mar 2016 #19
WilliamPitt Mar 2016 #20
haikugal Mar 2016 #29
SFnomad Mar 2016 #21
peace13 Mar 2016 #38
Still Sensible Mar 2016 #22
mountain grammy Mar 2016 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2016 #24
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #26
JI7 Mar 2016 #27
SFnomad Mar 2016 #32
GoCubsGo Mar 2016 #33
Raster Mar 2016 #28
R. Daneel Olivaw Mar 2016 #30
GoCubsGo Mar 2016 #34
Tab Mar 2016 #39
Jerry442 Mar 2016 #40
deutsey Mar 2016 #41
Sky Masterson Mar 2016 #42
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2016 #43
cureautismnow Mar 2016 #44
COLGATE4 Mar 2016 #45
demigoddess Mar 2016 #46
vanlassie Mar 2016 #47
denpat1 Mar 2016 #48
Dyedinthewoolliberal Mar 2016 #49
bigwillq Mar 2016 #50
lordsummerisle Mar 2016 #51
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #52
MrMickeysMom Mar 2016 #54
Loki Mar 2016 #55
xocet Mar 2016 #56
peace13 Mar 2016 #57
SCVDem Mar 2016 #59
Ellen Forradalom Mar 2016 #60
MasonDreams Mar 2016 #61
corkhead Mar 2016 #62
bermudat Mar 2016 #63
bobja Mar 2016 #64
PlanetBev Mar 2016 #65
Hamlette Mar 2016 #66
laundry_queen Mar 2016 #67
AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 2016 #68
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libodem Mar 2016 #69
Blue_Tires Mar 2016 #70
ProfessorPlum Mar 2016 #71
scarletlib Mar 2016 #72
GoneOffShore Mar 2016 #73
90-percent Mar 2016 #75

Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:08 AM

1. Please pour tequila for all.. and one more for absent friends

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:09 AM

2. I drink a shot of Anejo to that...

 

He was a most amazing writer!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:21 AM

3. Drinking one for my Zep buddy

It was nice to know ya, BC.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:26 AM

4. He is missed. His ability to cut through the bullshit was like no other.

I am spending time on a youtube channel that reminds me of those days. It's simple, raw, effective. We're a family of friends. Every time I hang out there I think of Bart's "treehouse".

What would he be saying now?



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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:27 AM

5. Chinaco Anejo for bartcop, who stuck it to Rush years before most

 

I was honored to know this man.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:34 AM

6. I check his website at least once a week

from force of habit, I guess. And I still do my Amazon shopping through his portal, hoping to send a few coppers Mrs. Bartcop's way. He was more than a blogger-he was a friend I never met.

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Response to bmbmd (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:11 PM

58. You expressed perfectly

my feelings about Terry (Bart) Several years ago Terry sent me a lovely turquoise and seed bracelet as thanks for an item I sent to Bartcop. I am holding it now and sending him warmest wishes and deep thanks for all he did.

Thanks for letting me know that the Amazon link is still available.


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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:38 AM

7. Shirley Manson...

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Response to oioioi (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:43 PM

37. ...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:13 AM

8. I read everything he ever wrote.

Every day.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:23 AM

9. Bartcop was, and remains, a favorite of mine and was THE go-to for sanity.

Terry Coppage

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 02:35 AM

76. My all-time favorite!

Love to hear Terry's comments on Trump!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:25 AM

10. Man, I so miss Terry (Bartcop)

Loved his "in your face" attitude (with a modem, even).

Besides the politcal musings, I loved his "Today's mystery photo". They were quite a challenge, and kept my brain cells firing.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:25 AM

11. ! . . . . .n/t

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:30 AM

12. Damn, it's been two years.

I miss Bartcop. :/

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:49 PM

25. How come we lose Bartcop while Breitbart goes on and on?

 

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:36 AM

13. Important enough to have a Wikipedia page...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:42 AM

14. I found DU through his site.

I check the site a few times a month also.



He was a friend I never met.

Cheers all.

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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:46 PM

31. So did I

We all owe his memory a debt of thanks. He was the voice of sanity.

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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:29 AM

74. Me too!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:48 AM

15. I found DU through him as well

along with another site he was active on. RIP Bartcop, and thank you for your important work.

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Response to Greybnk48 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:38 PM

36. Same here (nt)

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:53 AM

16. Bartcop...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:58 AM

17. Thanks for the shot glasses!

 

and keeping it real.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:59 AM

18. Bartcop knew his BFEE

Last edited Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:56 PM - Edit history (1)

BFEE Scorecard



Bartcop coined the term "Bush Family Evil Empire" to denote the 60-year pre-eminence of one family in the formation of the political philosophy in the United States, that of the War Party. The first to do so to my knowledge on the World Wide Web, Bartcop chronicled their ascension to the top of the national security state by hook and by crook. At least three generations have held high national office, while also making big money off war and looting the public Treasury. The last president of the United States, a man who wasn't elected fair and square by any stretch of the imagination, actually said: "Money trumps peace" at a press conference. For some reason, not a single "journalist" had the guts to ask him what he meant by that.

Bartcop did. And We and Democracy are better for it.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:31 PM

53. Not a day would pass without exposing the BFEE on one of their thousands

and thousands acts of evil.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:17 PM

19. Outlook groups by alphabet

I always put favorites in order based on type of site, so for years DU and Bartcop were side by side. I disagreed with him about 10% of the time, but hell I don't agree with anybody on everything. His site was a breath of fresh air.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:17 PM

20. Seedcorn, Pioneer, Patriot

 

William Rivers Pitt | In Memory of Bartcop: Seedcorn, Pioneer, Patriot
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/22376-in-memory-of-bartcop-seedcorn-pioneer-patriot


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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:11 PM

29. It's good to see you again.

Thanks for the memories about Bartcop.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:19 PM

21. Thanks for putting this up ... Bart was a good man

 

I had the pleasure of meeting him (and Mrs. Bart) several times ... he was a one-of-a-kind and is certainly missed.



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Response to SFnomad (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:16 PM

38. You're welcome.

 

It's good to hear his story! I miss him and his interesting take on things!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:22 PM

22. He was a wonderful person

true to the cause. Gone too soon!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:25 PM

23. He made a difference and is certainly not forgotten..

in the end, isn't that what we all want? Much love for Bartcop, the saver of sanity. Love those shot glasses. Salute!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:38 PM

24. He was a standard bearer for the Cause and cracked me up in email....

 

He published several of my submissions on his site during the Bush years.

I miss him.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:52 PM

26. An example of why the internet is so valuable. Without it we would likely have never

heard his voice or work.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:52 PM

27. he was a huge Clinton fan

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Response to JI7 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:22 PM

32. ... and when Clinton lost the primary

 

Bart backed Obama 100% ... because he knew what was at stake.

Some people could still learn from him today.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:31 PM

33. And?

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 12:59 PM

28. Here's to Bartcop!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 01:30 PM

30. I swear to Koresh

 

that I miss Bart Cop. He used to post the artwork I would send in from time to time.

Raise a glass of Chinaco and toast his life and work. The world was a better place because of him.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 02:35 PM

34. I learned of DU from Bartcop.

He always linked "Top Ten Conservative Idiots." He's one of a list of several that I wish was still around right now.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:17 PM

39. Is it only two years?

It seems much longer than that.

I always tried to contribute some artwork or something to the page. He was very incisive, and wasn't afraid to take on any comers and told it like he saw it. A shot of Chinaco Anejo for him.

p.s.: And I bet he would have loved to have some things to say about the current GOP.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:47 PM

40. I thought I was going nuts in 2000.

Things got even worse in 2001. Bart was a voice in the wilderness saying, "If you think you've lost your mind, there's a bunch of us over here that see the world the same way you do."

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Response to Jerry442 (Reply #40)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 03:52 PM

41. Same here...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:01 PM

42. I came here from Bartcop

Many many years ago.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:40 PM

43. He was a stalwart during the early Bush years

Before I found DU, I found Bartcop.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:43 PM

44. Bartcop was a straight shooter

He really stuck it to the GOP and their pink tutu enablers. RIP, BC.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 04:43 PM

45. Raising a glass of Chinaco in memory of him.

We lost a Democratic fighter when we lost him. I miss him.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 05:54 PM

46. I miss Bartcop. He always had a post that made me mad and made me laugh.

he always made my day.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 06:28 PM

47. I will eat sweet corn in the summer and think of him.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 06:34 PM

48. Bart was the man!

Long time lurker first time commenter because Bart was a first read for me daily. I discovered Bartcop during the media bombast in the run up to the Iraq invasion. I remember thinking there must be others like me who see this utter fiasco for what it was, and I found a kindred spirit. Bart had a way of swinging the hammer that left no doubt and took no prisoners, his voice is dearly missed. He was a pioneer in political blogging, it was thru Bartcop that I discovered almost every progressive site that i read daily including this one. I can only imagine the joy he would find in seeing Trump sailing thru the primaries headed for the nomination. He would see Trump as the just desserts for a political party that has gone berserk. I rarely disagreed with him on context, but he could swing that hammer mighty hard sometimes.

A shot to Bartcop! Keep swinging that hammer

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:20 PM

49. I always liked his statement

"I'm a conservative's worst nightmare, a liberal with a gun"

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:22 PM

50. RIP Bartcop

 

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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:25 PM

51. I think of Bartcop a lot

When going through my daily sites to visit...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:26 PM

52. A glass of Chinaco Anejo. - We will keep swinging the hammer.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:34 PM

54. Like Mike Malloy, I couldn't get through a day without stopping off at Bartcop...

I wonder how our souls are measuring up to his...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 07:54 PM

55. A place of sanity after the 2001 selection

RIP you are not forgotten.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 08:19 PM

56. Bartcop

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 09:43 PM

57. You guys,I have to say the contributions here are amazing!

 

Each post celebrates something different about Bart and together they paint the picture of the work he did. We have put our differences aside for one man. Thank you so much! I think he would have liked that!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:21 PM

59. Bart answered every donation with a note

 

plus a free month of Bartcop radio.

I still keep the bookmark.

Cheers Terry!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:29 PM

60. He is sorely missed

I'd love to have known his take on this crazy, crazy year.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:38 PM

61. thank you for all you did @DU I loved it


wish you were here miss your wisdom

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 10:58 PM

62. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Bartcop.

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Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:40 PM

63. Like all of you, I came to DU and Mike Malloy thru Bartcop.

Keep the Hammer Swinging! What I would give to hear what
he thought about Drumpf.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2016, 11:57 PM

64. I found DU thanks to Bartcop

way back in '02.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:12 AM

65. Anybody here go to Bart Fest West?

I met him and Mrs. Bart in 2002 in Las Vegas. What at hoot that party was. I ended up making some lifelong friends there.

I miss Bart sorely. He had the best site on the net and got me through eight years of hell. What a loss.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:15 AM

66. does anyone know

what he died of? I was shocked to hear of it. While I read him early on, I must have lost track of things near the end.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:16 AM

67. Another one who found DU through Bartcop

before finding the link to DU though Bartcop was my link with sanity through some dark times.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 12:17 AM

68. Going through some paperwork today I found a Bartcop.com oval sticker.

He brought me to DU, and I miss him too. You led me to finish off the last sips of Chinaco I bought years ago. Most expensive liquor I have ever purchased, but I wanted to know what he was talking about. Many Blessings on all his relationships.

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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:44 AM

69. .

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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 02:29 AM

70. +1

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 07:43 AM

71. I found both DU and Media Whores Online through Bartcop

In 2001. An amazing voice, and incredibly prolific on his website. And those were the days when filling up a website with content every day was a huge amount of work. His anger, his passion, and his zest for life were loved and will be missed and remembered. Thank you for the post.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:55 AM

72. Missing Bartcop as welll

Believe it or not I first heard Bart when he gave a brief telephone interview on C-Span Washington Journal. That had to be just shortly after Bush was put into office. Bart and MWO were my 2 must reads everyday. Like so many others that led me to DU.
I miss both websites.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:21 AM

73. Was just thinking about him last night.

Damn I miss that profane bugger.

He was funny and infuriating at the same time.

And he led me here.

I wonder what he would make of our current crop of candidates.

I'm guessing he would be 'berning' up the innertubes.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:26 AM

75. I wrote him a couple of times

He either responded or posted my stuff on his site.

His "Worst President Ever" GWB tee was classic and I always got compliments on it when in public. I think it would still sell if reissued today!

He is missed and he pointed me to DU and other sites.

-90% Jimmy

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