March 10, 2004
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Subj: AP article: Liberals hate Bush because he is 'a Christian'
First, directly to the point on this BS corporate media spin ..
The Quote --
Hah! Hog Wash!!
In the last year or two I have talked to scores of Democrats and Liberals at local meetings, state and regional meetings, and have read comments and corresponded with thousands and thousands on the internet from all over the country and have NEVER heard anyone, NOT ONE, say they were angry at Bush because he was from Texas or 'a Christian'.
Take note of this, because the implication is that there's nothing really bad about Bush, its just that liberals are anti-Christian.
And they compare it to anger against Clinton, but the big difference is they hated Clinton period, and used any excuse (like sex) to attack him. Americans oppose Bush not because he is a Christian, but because every single policy he has pushed is destroying and bankrupting our country, and he is killing Americans with un-necessary war, poison and poverty.
-- "In a recent focus group that Luntz conducted for MSNBC ... they were drowning out the president's supporters, who were more numerous"
Fact reminder-- Bush is only getting anywhere from 42% to 49% in all the national polls (even FOX has him at 48) ... So its good to finally have proof that MSNBC is stacking the deck with 'more numerous' Bush supports in their focus groups. Please keep this in mind when you see any future MSNBC polls and focus group reports.
I could go on, but would instead suggest you read the article below, there are many comments that are refuted by the facts stated in the very same report.
This is very bad news for Bush Inc and this AP report is a perfect example of how the US media will lie, twist the truth, and spin things until your head comes off.
The important thing is to be aware of that and keep a critical eye out for it,
Subj: I See Evil and Name Thee Hypocrisy!
I'm actually surprised you haven't spotted yet another hypocritical turn of the Republinuts.
Moveon.org begins airing political spots critical of GW Shrubya and the RNC's lawyer is crying foul. RNC chief counsel Jill Holtzman Vogel wrote, "As a broadcaster licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, you have a responsibility to the viewing public and to your licensing agency to refrain from complicity in any illegal activity, specifically in this case, violations of our nation's federal election laws."
But the fun doesn't end there...
Has anyone seen the Mastercard parody ads of John Kerry?
The ad was made and paid for by a group called Citizens United and is headed by former Republican congressional aide David Bossie and are not endorsed by GW Shrubya or the RNC. I'll be sending them a copy of the letter the RNC sent out and I'll even give your their website and email addresses so you can do the same.
Web address: http://www.citizensunited.org/
Has Ms. Voel has written the same letters telling broadcasters not to air that ad?
Of course not...that would be a conflict of interest in the increasingly futile attempt to get her goldenboy elected.
Subj: mailbag 3/8/04
To the loyal BuzzFlash reader who suggested the notarized receipt after the black box voting, I will volunteer in the State of Missouri. If everyone gets an avid dem to volunteer their services...we may at least scare the panties off Bush and his backers!
Calling all democratic licensed Notaries!
Subj: The group that Stern was talking about
This is for letter writer Karen Campbell. She asked if anyone knew what Howard Stern was talking about regarding "The Fellowship." I read about his description of this group online because I don't get Stern in my area, but it definitely rang a bell. There could only be one group like this, because it is quite strange and it is hard to believe that Senators and Representatives would affiliate with such a group, but apparently they do! This article is from Harper's Magazine - March 2003.
The article says the group calls itself "The Family," but Stern's confusion is understandable because it seems that the group has also gone by many other names such as National Committee for Christian Leadership, International Christian Leadership, the National Leadership Council, Fellowship House, the Fellowship Foundation, the National Fellowship Council, the International Foundation.
The article also says that the group has a townhouse where six Congressmen live at a time, and names some of them; it also names some prominent members of the organization:
I don't really know what to make of the article, but there is definitely something secretive and strange going on, with extreme theocratic and patriarchal beliefs and behavior hiding behind a bland religious front.
Subj: Electronic voting fundamentals
As a computer professional for over 15 years I just want to bring out a couple of simple points regarding electronic voting.
1. The other business Diebold is in happens to be ATM machines. How many ATMs or even gas pumps for that matter do NOT give a paper receipt? Is you bank account balance or your petrol meter more important than your right to vote? ANY application that is important enough to write a program for is SURELY important enough to have access to a printer for.
2. The software AND hardware Diebold use are NOT current updated technology and the builders and programmers of the voting machines are OBVIOUSLY not very proficient in their craft. It may even be too important a task to leave to private companies. Educational institutions should at least be able to audit the devices and the software they run.
3. The ONLY way to guarantee maximum reliability (never mind honesty) is for the software and hardware to be entirely transparent to the public and preferably “open source”like they did in Australia. Open source merely means the programs are available for public audit and inspection and not controlled by large corporations like Microsoft, etc.
I know these may not seem obvious to someone who does not have a lot of experience in computers but for us that do it seems obvious.
Thank you for listening,
Subj: 9-11 Commercial
This morning I woke to Laura Bush complaining and explaining to the world that they should be "able to discuss" September 11. Over the past week I've heard "bring it to the table", "talk about it", etc. Talking points. The army has its marching orders.
We'd all welcome you "talking about it". "Discuss it"! "Bring it to the table". Especially the table in front of the 9-11 Commission. Preferably under oath.
In what way is dragging the dead through the streets of America, via the airways, a discussion?
Subj: Rule Breaker
Bush is already breaking a major paradigm of Presidential politics: The incumbent never mentions his adversary's name. Bush is already mentioning Kerry's name from the podium. I have been following Presidential campaigns all of my life, and this is a new one to me. For example, in 1972, Richard Nixon never once mentioned the name of Senator George McGovern. The idea is to frustrate your opponent. Presumably, the public doesn't know the challenger nearly as well as it knows the incumbent; so, as the theory goes, you shouldn't use your presidential bully pulpit to mention your opponent's name, because then you're dissipating your prestige by taking yourself down to the level of the " lowly challenger". And, you're giving your challenger publicity he normally wouldn't get. But Bush is not a man who can stay above the fray. It's not in his nature. He and Rove are running scared, so they want to start hitting Kerry, and hitting him early. I say, once again, that this represents a golden opportunity to turn these attacks right back on Bush. For example, Bush criticized a bill Kerry voted for in 1994, that cut monies from an intelligence agency budget. Bush says this signifies Kerry's "weakness on defense", etc. Kerry in response says he voted to cut out a billion dollar slush fund for corporate contractors. What an absolutely perfect opportunity to turn the tables on Bush, by saying something like: "Now that we're talking about corporate defense contractors and their slush funds, could someone please explain to the American public exactly how Dick Cheney is benefiting from those Halliburton contracts? Did he engineer the Iraq no-bid contracts for Halliburton? Does this benefit him personally through his outstanding stock options? And, since we're talking about throwing around the peoples' money on defense contracts, I'd like to ask Bush: What is more important, spending billions on corporate defense contractors, or, balancing the federal budget so that you don't have to take away peoples' Social Security and Medicare benefits? In the final analysis, I still say, as Kerry says: "Bring it on". Bush has gotten away with never talking about specific domestic issues. Every time he now mentions a specific John Kerry vote in the Senate, this represents a golden opportunity to turn the tables on him and force him to answer specific questions about that particular public policy issue.
Donald P. Russo, Bethlehem, Pa.
Subj: What Kerry should say
You have some great articles. I do have a question though. Do you send these possible speeches to Kerry or a member of his campaign staff? I think these are exactly how one needs to deal with these issues.
[BuzzFlash Note: We don't make an overt attempt to send our articles to the people they specifically or generally address, but we are aware that they make the rounds in national and local political circles.]
Subj: The Dean Legacy
OK, BuzzFlash, you were so careful not to endorse any candidates, and now the coast is clear because Kerry's the nominee. Fine. Howard Dean is not the nominee, but I see you are using one of his best lines, "god, guns, and gays," without giving him credit. Is that the norm now, since Kerry and Edwards used so many of his themes, lines and ideas so well to their advantage, again, without giving credit?
I am going to support Kerry with everything I've got, but let's not throw out Dean with the bathwater! He may not have won the nomination, but he is still a BRILLIANT resource for the Democrats and for our country. He could head a think tank, he could write for the New York Times, he could host a radio or television political talk show; heck, he could even write for BuzzFlash!
Or he could start to feel totally unappreciated and used, and we'd lose our only real hope for change in this country. Yes, he received a few kudos for mobilizing the youth; but for the party and liberal organizations to co-opt his very words as if he no longer exists, is unconscionable!
Subj: Question of Unity
The Democrats are coming together as never before and I am proud of them, proud to be part of such a movement.
Kerry has just said Edwards and Dean will come aboard his team. That's wonderful.
But I have a question which I would like to address to one of your editorial writers, maybe they could use it to suggest the idea, because I think it's needed.
My question is: What if Bush tries to steal the election again through the use of the supreme court and the election is once again contested? The Democrats are organized but DO THEY HAVE A CONTINGENCY PLAN for this situation and shouldn't they????
Shouldn't some group start organizing NOW so that if it happens, there is an organized effort to stop Bush from walking away with the election again?
There should be a plan in place for organized marches, protests, letters, something to stop it. Because if it happens, the word unity will no longer have a meaning in this country.
Subj: Maureen Farrell's article, "On a Mission From God: the Religious Right and the Emerging American Theocracy"
Ms. Farrell's March 9 article on the religious right's hold on the Bush Administration was the most chilling article I have ever read on this bunch. One can't reason with religious fanaticism, one can't say, "hey, there's an alternate point of view." An alternate point of view is Evil with a capital 'E', and those of us who dare to hold out for rationality are in serious jeopardy. I think I just realized this, after reading Farrell's piece. It's not some abstraction, a vague possibility. It's real. These people want to provoke Armaggedon--and they are in a position to do it.
The world described in the novel, The Handmaid's Tale, is not that far away.
Subj: Bushite "Prior Restraint" on Scientific Publishing
Please post the following web links- The US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has decided that US scientific publishers can no longer publish papers from Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Syria if the articles need to be edited prior to publication.--If they do the slightest editing, they are subject to 50,000$ fines and 10 years or more in jail.
To hit back-
1-contact your reps and senators
2-get email and phone to Bushite (un)science advisor John Marburger, or David Mills, the idiot treasury (un)official in charge of implementing this totalitarian policy.
Nature is a journal, need to be subscriber but partly quoted in "jeff.cs..." above.
Nature Vol. 427, 663 of Feb. 19, 2004
Nature Vol. ? of Feb. 1, 2004
NYT Feb. 28, 2004, Sat.--Late Edition, Final, Sect. 8, pg. 8 Col. 1 by Adam Liptack--"The crime of editing"
Another irate citizen
Subj: Bush -- Full Access
AP headline: Bush to give full access to Sept.11 panel.
Lies! Someone needs to call the media on this BS. All they have done is allowed more than an hour of questions, not questions from the full panel mind you, just the ringers on the panel. They still are blocking the release of documents and are not cooperating w/ the investigation. The AP headline is obviously deliberately misleading. This issue (and the Plame investigation) will cause more damage to Bush than jobs, economy or Iraq. They want to use 9/11 but only what happened after, not before. I'm amazed that they got away w/ this lie, you know some people only read the headlines (too many I'm afraid) When it becomes clear this administration dropped the ball on 9/11.... they're all finished! Anyway I love BuzzFlash most every day, keep it up.
an avid reader in Oregon, C. Lance Hancock
Subj: Quote to Remember
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Subj: This is not News
I see more and more people turning off the TV in disgust.
I see where Mr Novak thinks that the fact he betrayed an American undercover agent is funny.
The few times that I have seen CNN of late, I'm usually treated to the sight of Wolf (lap dog) Blitzer genuflecting to Dick "Emperor Boy" Cheney with fervid devotion. How cute.
Television news isn't. What more and more people have come to realize is that TV news is not a reliable source of information.
This is a fact that will be illustrated in dramatic fashion when GW Bush is fired in November.
I don't imagine that President Kerry will much care for "newsmen" that betray CIA field agents or the corporations who employ and harbor such traitors.
I will be watching with amusement.
Subj: Regarding Oklahoma
Why does Johnie have to drag Clark into this?! My friend, who has her Ph.D. in parabolic partial differential equations and gets published in BuzzFlash all the time, voted for Clark, in Oklahoma. What does Johnie have against Clark?
Subj: Religious Right on the March!
I was reading your column on the inroads of the religious right and an idea came together in my head. I have suspected for some time that Dick Cheney will have a convenient "heart attack" in the middle of Bush term 2 (should such occur). He's not electable in '08 and this would give the GOP the perfect opportunity to anoint Bush 43's successor. This new veep would have all the advantages of incumbency, and no one but the Republican controlled Senate would have any say in the selection.
So, who would this be? My initial thought, Rudy Giuliani, would win Senate approval in a walk and probably in '08 too.
But to those religious right guys you profiled, he's way too liberal. So, thinking, thinking, thinking, ding! Tom DeLay? Maybe since he's a Texan, that would be too obvious (and the public might realize the whole thing has been a put-up) but if the GOP increases its hold in Congress this year who's going to effectively object?
Subj: Pep talk
Although some of them won't even talk to me anymore, I really feel kind of sorry for people who still like bush. None of them I know are independently wealthy. They cling to the illusion that poor george has just fallen on some back luck, what with 9/11 happening on his watch and then the economy tanking. It's just not his fault. He's a great guy.
You know, these people are going to be the last to know what's going on. And I do believe that most of them are basically decent people, though frequently misguided in a self-righteous kind of way.
Everything makes sense once you apply the proper intent. 9/11 - that was intentional to instill fear and grab power. The war on Iraq - intentional to establish a permanent base in the middle east. Failed economy - intentional to impoverish the middle class and consolidate wealth at the very top. Culture war - intentional to divide america and pave the way for a theocracy. And the thing that let's them get away with it all - their incredibly cynical exploitation use of their own supporters. They've got so many people in this country just unwilling to believe bush is anything but a decent guy just doing the best he can with the cards he was dealt. I think the clinical term for this is denial. So the way I see it, out here in the trenches our opponents have some dark sunglasses on...to shield their eyes from the bright light.
One of the best things we can do is be confident and strong when talking to our friends and family. While usually it's true that there are two sides to a story and the truth is somewhere in the middle, I think we're at a turning point in history. The right has abandoned truth. The facts do not support the president, no matter how hard they stretch them. So don't let anyone throw you off. Stand your ground like they all stood theirs in 2000. Bottom line - anyone who still needs a paycheck to survive should be voting for Kerry.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subj: Maureen, you are AWESOME
I loved Farrell’s “On a Mission From God,”about the theocrats that are threatening our republic. It is not only brilliant but important. I was raised in the conservative evangelical subculture in Iowa, so at a personal level, too, I’m deeply grateful for Maureen’s essay, which I linked to tonight on my blog. Check out www.isebrand.com.
Keep up the good work!
Subj: MSNBC twists the poll
MSNBC tilted the playing field a few more degrees today and the tilt was in favor of George Bush, of course.
A perky little commentator announced that a CNN, USA Today, Gallop Poll indicated that 52% of responders chose Kerry for president and 44% were for Bush. Nader got 2%. The next comment from the perky one, "Well, if you take Nader out of the running, Kerry would lead only 52% to Bush's 46%." She automatically gave Nader's 2% to Bush.
Question for the perky one: Where is it written that all of Nader's votes would go to Bush if Nader wasn't in the race? Even though you are trying to tilt the playing field, never assume anything, regardless of what your bosses tell you to say, perky one.
Subj: Note on Maureen's "emerging theocracy"
I've been watching all of what Maureen mentioned in your recent posting from her for years. Not a day goes by when it does not give me pause, and make me think of all the dystopic Heinlein theocratic stories. "If This Goes On". Or Atwood's "Handmaid's Tale". Harlan Ellison's "Quiet Lies the Locust Tells".
I'm only 51. I'll be around awhile barring catastrophic illness. I thought we might see it in my life time, I was hoping we wouldn't.
So much insanity right out there for all to see, and what seems like few people seeing it.
Thanks for making Maureen's piece available to those of us who see. It helps when the "am I nuts?" feelings come.
Donna, on the dastardly Left Coast
Subj: hey coward boy!!! :):):)
WOW, GO KERRY! KERRY HAS CHALLENGED BUSH TO A DEBATE A MONTH. WE KNOW BUSH WAS TO SCARED TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY, IS BUSH TOO SCARED TO DEBATE KERRY? NO ONE WILL BE SHOOTING AT HIM. :)
COME ON COWARD BOY! YOU GOT THE GUTS TO DEBATE KERRY ONCE A MONTH UNTIL THE ELECTION? :):)
RANDI AND ROOMIES, MADISON WISCONSIN
Let's win so big that even if they try to steal it they will lose.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subj: Paper Trails
I voted today here in San Antonio.
I asked the voting officials about it. I asked if there was a paper trail. They just looked at me like "duh."
My fear is, this could really lead to an ugly ugly ugly war within America. I can envision neighbors fighting and accusing neighbors of cheating. This could lead to a civil war. This could lead to us being like Haiti.
I know all of that sounds extreme but my God if you can't have a true vote, then how far back in time have we gone?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subj: mailbag 3/9
P.jones from mesquite, Tx...great line about the pretzel...!
And Cathy, great post and so true!
All of the polls are heartening today...even with Nader (the jerk) taking three percentage points! Bush does not even seem to be scared....except for the bashing of Kerry..and he does plenty of that!
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today...our state legislature is obviously much like our federal govt. We have a senator John Loudon from a high-end neighborhood of Missouri, county of St. Louis who...in 1998 sponsored a bill to bribe couples with $1000 to get married. Opposes hate-crimes legislation increasing penalties for crimes against gays or disabled persons...his battle cry: "Where's the protection for fat people, bald people or rich people?" Actual quote. The article reads, now Mr. Loudon has crossed the line from dumb to dangerous. He has sponsored a pair of bills that would loosen the state's laws on vaccinating children against such diseases as measles and whooping cough. Let's say, someone discovers a vaccine to cure the common cold...the bill would prohibit the state from requiring it...as the paper says, even by Loudon's standards, this is amazing.
It might be well to divulge Mr. Loudon's real life job....he is a health insurance broker. If he quotes the same rates for unvaccinated children as vaccinated ones, he likely would not be in business long. It really amazes me, how republicans think!!! He is one!!!
In one of the people who writes in, they say that it is not a surprise that 113 school districts in this state have had to put bond issues or property tax increases on the ballot this election. These are sadly from our state house speaker (from Warson Woods), another high-end suburb of St. Louis, and Peter Kinder, Cape Girardeau...another upscale town...college...previous home of Rush Limbaugh. These two refused to close corporate tax loopholes that have cost this state hundreds of millions of dollars. The overall state revenue fell from 6.5% to 3.1% because of these loopholes...And I might add, we have three casinos in this area who all pay millions of dollars in taxes each year, which never seem to make it to the schools (which they are aimed for).
Even in our town..and state...it is horrid.
My cousin who was a representative previously, lost to a republican in the Bush Sr. election...I think he had a "Howard Dean:" moment watching television...and thought " Well, am I going to sit here and worry about it...or do something?" He is running and I cannot support him because of the district....but, we need good dems, even in the state houses. Texas must be riddled with slimy republicans by now...right up to the Governor!!
PS: The look on Prez. Bush's face when he heard of the planes crashing into the towers...was very different that the news that Gore was being handed the state of Florida...Go back if you can, and see them both.
On the day of the towers incident....He looked smug...really! We know that Norad should have scrambled within ten minutes of any of those planes...but, I think we all know now, why they did not!
When Gore was said to be winning Florida...the look on his face was mad...irate, insane..pick one! His words were "Hey, not so fast, wait a minute..we are not giving up yet...my brother promised me that state"..only an idiot would say anything like that, and likely I do not have the words exactly right. He was frantic!!!!
Subj: The Wimps of the Radical Right
I am sick and tired of all the whining from the White House and from the Radical Right. It seems like every day they are either beating someone down, lying, or crying because someone out there doesn't like them. Well, it sure sucks to be them, doesn't it???
The latest example of this is the Re-elect [sic] Bush ads featuring footage of a body coming out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, despite Shrub's claims for the past two years that he would not exploit that tragedy for political gain (we didn't really believe it anyway). Some people were upset by the lie, some by the images, some by the sheer gall of using such a tragedy in that way. The Bushie's reaction has taken two predictable prongs: attack and cry. They attack by claiming that the complaints are all part of a vast left-wing conspiracy to lie to the American people. Then they bitch, whine, moan and cry about how unfair it all is that Kerry gets to talk about his Vietnam experience but Georgie can't tout how wonderful he was in his responses to the 9/11 attacks. Waah. Waah. Waah.
And it's all part of another big lie; the lie that they are tough, they are mean, and undefeatable. They are not tough, and they can be defeated. Take for instance, the USA PATRIOT Act. This is a reprehensible piece of legislation, to be sure. But did you know that not a single challenge to the Act has made it before a judge? There have been a lot of arrests with it, and a number of challenges filed on Constitutional grounds, but not one has made it before a judge for an actual ruling yet. Do you know why? Because in every case where the Constitutionality of the Act has been challenged, the charges have been dropped, or replaced with charges of crimes that have nothing to do with the Act. In other words, the big, bad, evil bastards have backed down every single time they've been challenged. Just like the school yard bully who will only chase down and beat up kids who are too timid to fight back, this Administration has backed off from every challenge around the USA PATRIOT Act, rather than let a judge decide the Constitutionality of it.
Face it, folks -- the foes of freedom on the Radical Right are not only mean, despicable, lying curs -- they are also cowards. Learn this, understand it, use it, and we can still restore Liberty and Democracy to the United States of America.
Subj: Right at this moment, it seems we have 'em runnin!
Kerry does not tire...he is out there campaigning like he is the presidential candidate, so I suppose he is! He is pissing Bush off...I have been watching them both all day, and it is funny to hear the lies Bush can tell. He accused Kerry of voting for all these things, now he says he didn't! (he bites his lip a lot...makes faces!)
I have no idea why Bush wants the job again...I thought maybe he accomplished what he came in for. He wanted to go and get Saddam...and he did, until Saddam meets with some unkindly accident....somewhere down the line.
He does not want either of them, Saddam or Osama, doing what Aristide is doing now, and will do more of if he gets the American Lawyer, and sues us and the French!
Jeez...what a mess. I was out of town when this happened...did not know that he was accusing the US of kidnapping him...but last night I was watching Amy Goodman on Democracy Now...and they were discussing it a lot...Many things that I never heard.
When I am visiting relatives, we do not have access to news. I have no idea why. My son in law is democrat....my daughter is Independent...and will not even get to vote in the Florida Primary! She expresses remorse for voting for Bush...but they both think Howard Dean was too liberal.....I have some weird relatives. One son, the one with the daughter in Baghdad, is apolitical...Has never voted in his life, but likes war....I am serious! He is into the Glory of the thing...It kills me, because I know what can happen in a war!
The other son....Loves the war and Bush...and got really pissed at me, 'cause i did not vote for Lieberman (I am serious) in the primary here in Mo. I told him I would not vote for Lieberman for dog catcher...and he couldn't understand it. "But," he said "He was the vice pres. candidate to Gore", I tried to tell him the history of the entire Gore/Lieberman thing..how they both wanted to divorce themselves from Clinton (BIG MISTAKE...BIG ONE!!!)....and that is what lost the election for them!
Really, now...if you listen to anyone in the democratic or republican party...who do they refer to most....BILL CLINTON!!! Yeah, the Big Dog!!
When he was up on the Hill a couple of weeks ago....they just swarmed him...he will be in this Kerry Administration somewhere...he will be an ambassador....a liaison of some kind...And no one could do it better!
I hope we are not disappointed in November. I think any person with a brain, should know by now, if Bush trots Osama out between now and Nov....people gotta know!
I have bets!!!
I watched c-span a while ago, and they were having one of those discussions they have late at night...this time Rahm Emanuel was discussing the cuts Bush had asked for from this country...but he wants to build three airports in Iraq...he has cut spending in this country for vaccinations for school kids, but is vaccinating school children in Iraq...what the hell does he plan to do....live there? I am sure, he could then be a supreme King or something...As I read in your late night funnies, laughed until my stomach was sore), and did not finish.....but, one of them said,
"He wondered how our oil got under their sand! Sounds like George!!
Subj: Thank God for Maureen Farrell
Every man, woman, and child in America should read Maureen Farrell's " On a Mission From God." Might I suggest not taking it off the front page. Put a permanent link right there with the date and "Donate to BuzzFlash" link.
Subj: Adding Insult to Injury
I just heard on the news that the cost for extra security for the Republican Convention here in NY this summer is estimated at $65 Million. The RNC has offered to provide $25 Million. I don't even want those creeps here, yet as a taxpayer, I will be helping to fund the $40 Million shortfall. This while my son's school can't even provide enough books for its students (remember No Child Left Behind?). Not only are they expecting us to put up with the exploitation of New York City and the 9/11 tragedy, but now they're asking us to pay for it. Despicable!
Buzzed in NY
I am making an huge billboard for my yard with the number of (reported)deaths of our soldiers (553 to date) from bush's war for oil. I would like to also list injuries..can't seem to get a number for that. Can anyone point me in the right direction ?
I live in a small republican dominated town with only one daily and one weekly newspaper. Hardly ever see any news of Iraq in it.
Just thought I would remind my fellow citizens that Bush has a war on and it is costing us lives.
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[BuzzFlash Note: Paula, below are the new statistics. They will be on updated Bush Lied cards in a week.]
Subj: Growing list of Bush's flip-flops, broken promises and waffling
I have a list compiled below of George W. Bush's flip flops (/broken promises/waffling). The list is not complete yet (I've barely started looking at topics like national security and foreign policy) but it has 43 instances already. I thought you would definitely like to take a look at this growing list.
Subj: They want counter-tenors.
When will the boobs, like Shurden, in the Oklahoma legislature going to wake-up to the fact that most rape has to do with angry, power and revenge for treatment in their childhood and nearly nothing to do with sexual desire. If you can't rape her, just go ahead and beat her to death instead.
Now they have decided that chemical castration doesn't work so they are going for actual castration. With the propensity for Oklahoma prosecuting attorneys convicting innocent rapists and murderers, what are they going for filling the Oklahoma opera with counter-tenors.
Maybe O'Neal, if convicted, should be first.
Karen Webb, Moore, Ok.
otherwise noted, all original