July 21, 2004
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Subject: Bush Ladin
Just watched "Katie" and Candy Crowley (Bush's new best friends) and their coverage of the flight of the Bin Ladins out of the US post Sept. 11. Apparently the Bushites are feeling the heat from Michael Moore's movie and are trying desperately to white wash that decision. It is nauseating how the major networks scramble to cover for their patrons.
Subject: Maureen Farrell's...Hillary/Karen Hughes ,etc.
What a great article, thanks to Maureen...also loved the many retarded comments,, and the revised ones!
But, you know, Ditka and Nugent would be good together. What one idiot would not think to say.....the other could come up with.
At least Ditka, realized it likely would not be a good place for him....the fear is that Nugent might like it! (are republicans that stupid, really???)
Subject: Jenna's behavior toward reporters
Sure wish you guys could get a copy of the picture shown on CBS national news about 3 a.m. this morning, July 21. She was sticking her tongue out at all the reporters from the inside window of the presidential limousine where she was sitting next to her father!.
They showed it in slow motion and it is a hoot! Talk about ‘family’values! Talk about helping on the campaign trail! Contrast that with the Kerry/Edwards older children! What very spoiled, immature children the Bush family raises. That picture should be as widely circulated as possible.
[BuzzFlash Note: There's a pic of it here.]
SUBJECT: Outrageous accusations
I just found the following "statement" on the ABC News website at 11:45 p.m. EDT.
Saxby Chambliss was interviewed on Lou Dobbs's show at 6:00 p.m., and this is what he had to say: "Sandy Berger was seen stuffing documents down his pants." Note the use of plural, as in documents. He then stated that Sandy Berger worked as an adviser to the Kerry Campaign. Innuendo, innuendo, innuendo. Subliminal message. (This is the same a**hole that conducted such an outrageous campaign against Senator Cleland.)
It should be noted that Jennings finished his report this evening by commenting about the timing of the leak since the investigation started last fall and the 9/11 commission report is due in two days.
Earlier today I heard a "news"caster report that Sandy Berger had stuffed documents into his socks. I read another report in which it stated Sandy Berger had stuffed documents into his pockets. Next I expect to hear that he stuffed a few into condoms and swallowed them, taking a cue from drug mules.
Mind you, all of this occurred today after Pew Research reported that the pResident's approval ratings have dropped to 43 percent. Ahem. Mere coincidence, to be sure.
So this is what the leak of Sandy Berger matter is all about -- a sleazy, underhanded attempt to smear John Kerry. My roommate and I were wondering when the shit would hit the fan when we first read the news early this afternoon. Now the cat's out of the bag. When John Kerry announced over the weekend that he planned, as President, to create a cabinet level position for Secretary of Intelligence -- in advance of the 9/11 commission recommendation -- it must have really pissed these morons off.
I am curious, though, as to why Sandy Berger wasn't stopped by security personnel when leaving the National Archives last fall. If he had such a volume of documents stuffed into his socks, his pockets, and his pants -- I have visions of the the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas here, if you get my drift -- he must have been a sight indeed! LMSAO!
Subject: Chalk Up Yet ANOTHER Shrubya Flip-Flop
February, 2004: "I'm a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind,"
July, 2004: "Nobody wants to be the war president. I want to be the peace president."
Perhaps John Kerry will take notice and toss Shrubya's insult back at him? You know, the one that it depends on what day you talk to John Kerry as to what his position is?
Subject: Orwell revisited
Below is a clipping from a small regional paper in Silver City, NM. (And you thought all of the control came from Washington D.C. or from the media-controlled boardrooms! Orwell is alive and well from the new peace president who just yesterday was a war president.)
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First off, I love your site! Thank you for your work!
I'm writing to you to request that you post a link on your site to my new web site:
Built on 10 well-researched and documented reasons, Ten Reasons to Stop Bush is an entertaining, yet informative site designed to give the facts on George W. Bush's record as president. Each reasons is supported by at least three sources including; The New York Times, CNN, BBC, CBS News, various research organizations and even Fox News.
I appreciate your consideration and am happy to answer any questions you have. If you are interested, I can also provide images or flash animations linking to 10 Reasons to Stop Bush.
Subject: Yesterday's News
Good old Rick Santorum, a republican senator from Pennsylvania... he flaps his jaws about Sandy Berger, just like a good republican robotic soldier. Santorum says that Berger smuggled classified Clinton papers from the archives in order to feed information to Kerry about the insecurity of our ports. Earth, to Rick! Every major newspaper and news outlet worth their salt has reported concern over the insecurity and vulnerability of US ports.
Next thing 'ya know, Rick will be bumping his gums accusing Sandy Berger of telling Kerry that election day is November 2nd !!!
Subject: Double standard
I'd like to see how the media would respond if a Democrat had stuck her tongue out at the media. But, it's Jenna Bush, so that is "cute," right?
A BuzzFlash Reader]
SUBJECT: News Cycle
Now the doddering John Warner is on the record -- in advance of a report due in late August or sometime later in September, mind you -- leaking details of a report about WMD being "found" in Iraq. Oh, he scolds, not in large numbers and mostly leftovers from the first gulf war, but yes, there is some evidence of Saddam's latest attempts to constitute WMD in Iraq just prior to the latest invasion. Well, you ol' rascal, crank up that ol' spin maw-chine! Nevermind that news reports from Iran two months ago implicated the U.S. in surreptitious, heavily guarded shipments INTO Iraq, our military personnel (since when is the CIA considered "military"?) offloading the "booty" from ships by cover of night and loading it into trucks taking off for the Sunni triangle. Remember there were two separate reports of these activities, and the sources for those reports are purported to be members of the Iraq Governing Council itself. I don't know about you, but it seems to me those folks would be in a position to know.
And two days before the 9/11 commission report is due, Sandy Berger is outed for "stealing" documents from the National Archives last fall, sometime in the three-month span of time he spent reviewing documents at the behest of Bill Clinton in preparation for Berger's testimony before the 9/11 commission. Ashcroft's henchmen wasted no time leaking "old" news of a concerted, targeted DOJ investigation. The GOP hatchet men clamored to the nearest reporter and the nearest Fox and CNN broadcast to describe the number of documents with great embellishment, and great specificity, to the point you'd think Sandy's clothes were stuffed like a Mexican pinata: into his socks, into his pants, into his pockets. Uh-huh, right. Charges of treason and criminal behavior are flying. Even while the personnel of the National Archives state they don't know what is missing exactly, the GOP spokesdevils can describe the "unknown' documents in glowing detail. Even while former officials candidly remark that were formal charges brought against Sandy Berger of which he were to be found "guilty," punishment would constitute no more than a few hundreds dollars fine or a temporary loss of security clearance and such charges would only rise to the level of a misdemeanor. Hmmm, as I recall Poindexter and North, et al., were convicted of felonies. Golly gee, James Woolsey himself -- you know, that paragon of virtue (he introduced Chalabi and cohorts to the other neocons at DOD) --stated that he had committed a similar offense while working at an embassy and dismissed the accusations against Berger as being of only minor significance. Ah, but the deed was done. The link between Berger and Kerry was promptly noted, the sinister plot was promptly alleged, and the smears on Kerry began to take on cries as shrill as those emanating from beagles on a foxhunt, or in Saxby Chambliss (of Max Cleland smear fame) the bays of coon hounds at the base of a tree. Berger must be slipping the government's secrets to the Kerry campaign. Subsequently, Berger resigned from his advisory position with the Kerry campaign, and Kerry had to go on the record to defend himself. Sheesh, I can't remember the media in such a frenzy since Dubya refused to release all his national guard records. Nah, I'm funn' yah now. I'm just making that part up.
On the very same day that (1) the media inform us that the death toll on our armed forces in Iraq reached 900 and continues to rise, and (2) that only half of our armed forces can be counted on to vote for Bush in November, markedly short of the 80 percent he received in 2000, and (3) that the insurgency in Iraq is now so powerful that the country has plunged into a virtual civil war, and (4) that the wire services finally pick up the story that Alawi -- the U.S.-blessed, CIA-connected president of Iraq -- murdered six bound and blindfolded insurgents in cold blood by shooting them through the head in front of witnesses, and (5) that Iran gave aid and comfort to Al Qaeda, more so than Iraq, and (6) that the U.S. is secretly -- well, if it's in the news, then it ain't so secret, now is it? -- plotting to send U.S. "secret agents" into Iran to foment internal rebellion to overthrow the current Irani regime, and (7) that presidential daughter Jenna is photographed taunting the press and disrespectfully sticking her tongue out at them -- the venomous look in her face is captured with priceless perfection -- and (8) that Michael Moore has arranged a benefit show of, Lawd have mercy, Fahrenheit 9/11 in Crawford, Texas, of all places, for a local anti-war/peace group, and (9) that the Pew reports Dubya's approval rating in its latest nationwide poll has sunk to an all-time low of 42-43 percent, and (10) that the DNC platform committee unveiled the party's 2004 platform making protection of the homeland and national defense top priorities, and (11) that just two days hence the 9/11 commission is posed to report as part of its findings that there were ten -- count 'em, ten -- instances where at least some of the 19 hijackers could have been apprehended and interrogated -- with our super-duper White House-mandated list of allowable techniques -- and the plot might have been uncovered and the devastation might have been averted for wont of a few "lucky breaks," the Bush administration was generally "inattentive" -- excuse me, I believe the term is "on vacation" -- to the dangers posed by Al Qaeda in particular and terrorism in general prior to September 11th -- phew!!!!! -- our very own "war president," Bush, intones his faithful worshippers -- no others need attend, thank you very much -- at dual campaign rallies that he now wants to be known as a "peace president." He grimaces and pleads, "Give me four more years, and the country will be at peace and the world will be a safer place."
Dang, all that's even better than Dubya's "trifecta." But it makes me wonder to myself, isn't the Lawd speaking with you these days, Dubya? Has your channeling hit a rough spot? Has your direct line to the almighty been rudely disconnected?
Subject: Jenna Bush
Just where did Jenna Bush get her manners?
[BuzzFlash Note: No idea where she would learn manners in the Bush family, but I bet George could give her tips on drinking.]
Subject: My goodness we're a gutless bunch.
Gay groups, by request of the Kerry campaign and the DNC, cancel a performance by Margaret Cho during the Democratic National Convention citing "fear of a potential media firestorm" a la Whoopi Goldberg. Chalk up one for the Republicans.
Subject: Jenna Bush
My, my what a trashy girl! The picture of Jenna Bush riding in a black limo, childishly sticking her tongue out at the press shows clearly that although she has money, Jenna Bush has no class. Just like her Father, and her Grandfather and her Grandmother...
Nancy Lynn Nagy (TN)
Subject: Another Strange Bumper Sticker
With all this talk about the osama sticker for the bushies, I saw another one here in Florida that made me look twice. It said “10 out of 10 terrorists WON’T be voting for Bush”–it has the official bush type of name with the flag ‘waving’off of the end, so it leads me to believe that it’s from the rnc, although I just checked out both sites (rnc and shrubbies) and don’t see the sticker anywhere.
I also did a google search and found waaaay more anti-bush sites selling stickers than I did pro-bush sites! Makes me smile and say, maybe the message is getting out there!
Subject: Fox News Exclusive
Fox News apparently has an exclusive mea culpa from Sandy Berger in their July 20 article "Sandy Berger Probed Over Terror Memos."The fifth paragraph reads:
Of course, Berger and his lawyer have challenged the source of the absurd "socks" charge to come forward. GOP rumors appearing as fact in a Fox News story? Pretty standard stuff. But attributing the lies directly to the person who is in fact denying them, 100 percent shameless.
Subject: Why don't the media ever use search engines?
It took me less than a minute with Google to find confirmation of these two diametrically opposed quotes and yet the so-called Liberal media have either failed to spot them or ignored their existence.
he with us or against us?
a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign
policy matters with war on my mind. " - George War Bush, NBC's
Meet the Press interview with Tim Russert, February 8, 2004
enemy declared war on us, and you just got to know nobody wants to be
the war President. I want to be the peace President."
where George got the idea?
"KUCINICH: As president, I will see myself as a peace president. And I think we have to change this metaphor of war in our society. We have to quit talking about addressing problems "a war on this, a war on that. We already see this last war was not necessary."
Subject: War President = WIMP
Hello Again to BuzzFlash and to all BuzzFlash readers,
So GeeDubya has now ducked the NAACP. What a WIMP !!! Now we know what the W really stands for.
GeeDubya said "I would describe my relationship with the current leadership as basically nonexistent . . . You've heard the rhetoric and the names they've called me." So our big, bad, fearless, self-appointed "War President" . . . Mr. "Bring 'em On" . . . Mr. "Wanted - Dead or Alive" . . . didn't have the courage to face the NAACP at their recent annual convention in Philadelphia for fear of being subjected to "hostile comments". Apparently he is the "Commander-In-Chief" only of those who follow him like Lemmings.
He can fly into Baghdad under cloak of darkness, but can't speak to the NAACP? He can swoop onto an aircraft carrier, at great personal peril, but can't address the convention? Little wonder, since NAACP Chairman Julian Bond was not all that complimentary of GeeDubya - after he refused to attend the convention, of course.
What a Woossie War President!! What is he afraid of, anyway? Does the NAACP serve Pretzels?!?
Apparently, he is afraid of much:
service in Vietnam by choosing to hide out in the Texas National Guard
Shunning from the NAACP is just another in a long line of ducking adversity in life. When the going gets tough, GeeDubya ducks - and hides.
By the way, he must afraid of horses also. President's Washington and Grant must be rolling over in their graves.
Have you ever seen GeeDubya on a horse (one that didn't accept quarters to activate)?!? Some War President we have - owns a big range and won't even get on a horse.
GK, a Fervently Loyal, Devoted and Proud Liberal BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Who fried Berger?
How do we know that these supposedly "highly classified" reports on the Millennium Plot were really purloined by Berger. The FBI, home of John Ashcroft(a great friend of Karl Rove) and Robert Mueller, could have easily tasked agents to remove the docs out of his home in order to frame Berger. Could the rogues mentioned above have learned of Berger's admittedly stupid actions from the Archives and pounced on his mistake for political gain. One scenario: The Archives inform the FBI of Berger's actions. Seizing on a grand opportunity to stick it to their political opponents,The FBI -at warp speed no doubt- find out the content of the inventory missing. Unbeknownst to Berger, they remove the most sensitive documents, the Millennium Plot Papers, from his house. After the FBI purloins these papers ,Berger is asked to return all the docs he took from the archives- as per their request. The G-Men then raid his house and office and ask him what he did with the the "Millennium Papers". BERGER CLAIMS HE MUST HAVE THROWN THEM AWAY . If this "investigation" was legit, Mr. Berger would have been interviewed by the FBI at least ONCE in the intervening 8 months between the staged raid on his home and now. The leaking of this supposed "investigation" is timed to embarrass the Clinton administration and thereby deflect attention away from the Bush Administration and their famous "intelligence failures". Berger, a Kerry foreign policy advisor, is also forced to resign a week before the Democratic Convention. A kind of Twofer for the dirty tricksters in the White House.
Subject: "Flip-Flopper-in-Chief" suddenly reverses course!
This is so-o-o-o FUNNY! - Rove is really grasping at straws, now!
All of a sudden the self-proclaimed, and mighty-proud-of-it "War president" now wants to be our "Peace president" - HAH!!
Sounds like our War Horse has decided to switch *us*, in the middle of the stream!
Too bad boys, it ain't gonna work!
BUSH *IS* "OUT THE DOOR IN 2004!"
nerdeaux in Idyho