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Subject: open letter to Senator Kerry
Dear Senator Kerry,
I am 44 years old and a life-long Democrat. Until "Selection 2000,"
I was a "talk the talk" but not a "walk the walk"
Democrat. I voted and would cheerfully argue with any and all wingnuts
but I was never fired up. When the Extreme Court foisted the moron from
Crawford upon us, I got mad. Around the end of 2002, I was disappointed
when Al Gore decided not to come back for the 2004 and claim what was
rightfully his from 2000. I looked around for a candidate to support
in the primaries and settled on Howard Dean. Then Dean dropped out.
So, I decided to support you. It was more Anybody But Bush (ABB) than
I have to say that in the last several months, I have grown to admire
and respect you so much. You inspired me to knock on strangers' doors
for the League of Conservation Voters and to phone bank for NARAL ProChoice
New Mexico. I had never given any candidate money until the primaries.
I heard you speak here in Albuquerque twice and you made me believe
that we could wrest our country back from the lunatics. I am depressed,
devastated and heartbroken but I know you and your family and the Edwards
family all feel the pain so much more acutely. I want to thank you for
working your heart out for us and thank you for getting so many of us
As for healing and uniting, sorry no can do. Those fools in the red
states picked an evil little dictator over a man of courage, strength
and brains. They're getting what they deserved. Hope they enjoy it.
Subject: letter to the editor
I think the FIRST thing we need to do is to fix the corrupt electoral
system. We need a major movement to nationalize the voting process -
same procedures and methods in each state. We need to prosecute people
like Sproul who engage in voter suppression efforts. We need to uphold
the Voting Rights Act - no state should disqualify a person who fails
to check a little box on competency or citizenship when they have to
sign affirming those things to be true. I thought literacy tests were
And, why are we allowing conservative suburbs to have more than enough
voting machines while urban and more liberal areas have too few to accommodate
It upsets me and other progressives that there is no paper trail -
no way to check for machine fraud - this is insane! As long as the system
is corrupt, the Karl Roves of the neocon party will continue to manipulate
the process to their benefit.
We also need to roll back the "corporate media" - this is
not helping progressive causes. Conglomerates need to be broken up and
there needs to be a new "fairness doctrine." Pundits should
not be allowed to play over and over campaign commercials of one party
or the other - as they did with the Swift Boat Liars for Bush. The FCC
needs major overhaul.
And the FEC also needs to either "put out" or "get out"
- they have done NOTHING to earn their salaries.
Hope you don't think this too negative, but the progressives that I
network with are all saying these things, but nobody seems to be paying
any attention - WHY?
Hope you guys can help spearhead a movement in these directions.
Linda and Ron Weekley
The Jesusland map has spread like wildfire in the last day. Some forum
needs to be developed for a discussion of secession. While the flip
answer is that the red states would be happy to see us go, this link,
containing an introductory article on the "Ethics of Secession,"
suggests that the idea would meet with resistance, likely strong and
violent. In a sense, the notion of "joining Canada" differs
from classic secession in that no more states would be created, but
rather there would be a large transfer of territory from one to another.
This may be styled "accession" according to the descriptions
given in the above article.
Nonetheless, the idea has a great deal of currency, and ought be seized
upon as worth serious consideration. Obviously, the South's attempt
to secede failed, and in the most bloody possible manner. We are still
paying the price to this day. The suggestion of joining Canada is somewhat
different, however, than forming a new state altogether. This, so far,
leaves out entirely any discussion of Canada's view on the matter. There
is no doubt, however, that, at base, the "Blue State" ideology
much more closely matches that of Canada and Europe. They certainly
don't want our civil war at their doorstep.
The best way to start is by introducing the idea through language. Referring
to my state, CT, as "Blue America" or a "Blue State"
already creates a linguistic division between Blue America and Red America.
This subtle linguistic change has already been developing since the
last election, and to a much lesser degree, prior elections (at least
since colored maps). However, the idea has now crystallized because
of the contiguity of Blue America, with itself and Canada.
I honestly think a movement could build rather quickly. Let's look into
this. So much to consider. Shall we get started?
John C. Pitblado
Subject: Fantastic Idea!
Judy's idea in the Nov 4 mailbag that red states get Bush as their misleader...and
blue states will have President Kerry...was excellent! California is
already the world's sixth largest economy by itself....NYC is capital
of the universe...Chicago...well it has Buzz. In fact all the coolest
states are blue.
Only problem I see in Judy's otherwise terrific notion....is that we'd
do so well...they'd come and bomb us, too. My son, who has just moved
back to Paris and said he "will never live in the US again"
because doesn't want to live in Bushlandia, says we should just attach
the blue states to Canada and rename it.
Subject: Yankee Stay Home - Please! We need you there!
As a Canadian, I was both flattered and disturbed to read about the
number of disillusioned Democrats who are talking about moving here.
During the Vietnam War Canada benefited by the influx of talented and
committed young Americans. Many of them have played important roles
in transforming Canada into a country that so many Americans admire.
Today the stakes are higher and the issues are different. Borders do
not offer the protection they once did. Canada cannot hope to remain
a free and tolerant nation if America becomes the kind of country that
the Bush cartel wants to make it.
This doesn’t mean that I am worried about an actual invasion. That won’t
be necessary. Economic pressure, cultural influences, control of the
media and the support of our own right wing establishment will be all
that is needed. There are ominous signs already. The Progressive Conservative
party, after years of splits and turmoil, has dropped its
"Progressive” from its name, side-lined most of its progressive
members and re-emerged as a Republican party light.
Canadians don’t like to admit it, but much of what is good and enlightened
in our country has its roots in the United States. American legal precedents
and social influences have played a critical role in shaping Canada’s
whole social and political structure. We have always tried to build
on your successes and avoid your mistakes.
Even Anti-Americanism in Canada has a made in the U.S.A. label underneath.
Most Canadian criticism of the America is simply an echo of what progressive
Americans are saying. The root of this criticism has been a belief that
America was not living up to the core values that both Canadians and
On Tuesday that belief in shared core values was shattered. The country
that Canadians have thought of as a rich, brash but basically good-hearted
cousin now seems like a stranger.
I know that American liberals are often uncomfortable with the suggestion
that their country has a special mission in the world, but the fact
is that it does. There has never been a free world without a free America.
Subject: "The Reaching Out" of George Bush
After listening to the pundits for the past two days -- both left and
right -- two things are abundantly clear: any Democrat who thinks this
Administration intends to reach out to them is either a fool or has
been living on another planet for the past three years. It's
Republican hogwash, ain't gonna' happen. Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly
and the rest of the Wingnuts continue to call Democrats liars, unpatriotic
scum. Their tone will never change. They continue to spew the hate they
have for all things not Republican right down to the personal attacks.
Mrs. Edwards gets cancer -- hey -- she deserves it!!!
The second thing I've come to realize is that we -- the Democrats --
have let this
happen. If all the votes in Ohio had been counted and the president
of Diebold had been outed for raising funds for Bush and making it clear
he "would do anything" to have Bush elected (not reelected),
then John F. Kerry would be the President-elect.
Instead we go on these right-wing interview shows ill-prepared and
cowed by the right; when they lie, we say they misspoke; when the Ann
Coulters of the Right says liberals should be hanged, we let it go unchallenged.
When any Democratic leader says we should work with the President, he
or she should be told to shut up; Hell, no we won't work with this Administration
because almost 50-million Americans voted that they are sick and tired
of the lies and the deception and the stealing of our country by big
don't pay taxes but contribute mightily to the GOP. And if we don't
find a leader with some backbone then we can anticipate many years of
regressive legislative and Executive programs that will set back the
true meaning of America.
As for me, I intend to fight every inch against ANYTHING the Bush administration
does. Anyone care to fight with me???
[BuzzFlash Note: Kerry's actual vote tally was 55,949,798, according
to CNN; and contrary to what the pundits have implied, 49% of those
came from "red states," Media
Matters tells us.]
Subject: U.S.of Canada & Jesusland
If y'all want to join Canada, you should understand that it is a different
And we'll have to talk about that map - it's not nice to leave Alaska
stuck way up north, all alone like that ... and we Canadians do try
to act nice. North Yukon? Yulaska? Alaskon? Oilistan sounds honest -
if a little, uh, crude ?
Canada is different.
For example, when our Liberal government has a financial scandal, it's
because we had an election and they claimed there was a billion dollar
Actually, it was a 9 billion dollar surplus. Shameful - Liberal spending
promises that don't need any tax increase! Sneaky Liberals - they must
Also, Canada has a different history.
For example, in WW I and WW II - Canadians were dying "over there"
while your big businesses were busy making money from both sides. Like
the Iraq/Iran war. We'll have to stop that.
You all will have to relearn some ancient history too. Benedict Arnold,
for instance, was almost a traitor, a rebel who saw the error of his
ways, and tried to make amends ... A generation later, y'all started
to paint the President's House White. Sorry about that, but you all
started it. No Thanks for burning York, but Toronto is much more tidy,
It might be good for the mental health of the folks in Jesusland. We
could stop telling people from Georgia that they have yankee accents.
And, they can stop trying to understand the difference between a confederation
and the Confederacy.
Canada's values of respect and compromise may be foreign to you all
- but it's time to learn.
e.g.: What's with the name? United States of Canada ? Canada's provinces
are not states.
Confederation is what happened here, but we understand that word has
unpleasant memories for you. How about the "Dominion of Canada"?
Lest the new minority feel excluded, the new government could help.
Y'know ? - the believers who don't know that the bible was not written
in English? We could pay for enough lessons that they could sing "O
Canada" in the original, French language.
"Sait porter le croix - sait portee l'epe"? What's that about,
On second thought, perhaps pot smoking married lesbian Marines might
need some lessons too !
Canada will have to make some sacrifice, too, y'know.
Our steel industry will die. Your joining the rest of the world about
sensible gun control will flood the new country with recycling. Your
gun crazed madness is not negotiable.
Of course, as Canadians, we know that everything is open to discussion.
And federal-provincial conferences. How about a right to bear arms -
as long as we mean black powder, muzzle loading & smooth bore, at
least 2 m. long... or, let's compromise - 6 ft.
Let's all do better at remembering our history - and let's end the U.S.
Our place at the trough called "missile defence" will also
have to go. Because science tells us that it is an impossible dream,
we will have to leave it to Jesusland's pork barrel. They believe in
miracles, and that is their right and their taxes.
Canada's medical system will also be in trouble. We have a single-payer
insurance system, but millions of new Canadians will have their
heads full of a myth of a "socialist" system ... and there
will be many doctors who will be unhappy that it takes more than two
years after graduating to become millionaires.
Let's be clear - Nobody Invades Anybody, o.k.?
No boat people arriving and making real estate prices go crazy, again.
Promise? We'll call it re-unification, or reconciliation, or something,
eh? (I mean, huh?) Of course, our hemp farmers will have to move to
California, and learn to live without snowmobiles.
Hmmm... Never mind. No Thank You. Yankee stay home. Your women are wonderful,
but like the song says - "we don't need your war machine - we don't
need your ghetto scene - American Woman - stay away - Bye bye! "
call me tedintoronto
USA, Love it or Fix it
I personally do not believe that Bush won this election. I think a
combination of voter suppression, tampering with electronic black box
totals that have no verifiable paper trail and under and over votes
that were discarded caused the election to appear to have gone in Bush's
favor. See: Greg Palast's web site.http://www.gregpalast.com/
If you look at the pattern, they did exactly what they did in 2000.
Created an appearance that he won in the media and then made it look
like Kerry fighting it would disrupt the unity of the country (well,
Gore conceding certainly did not unite the country). So, my thinking
is that-- progressives cannot ever win anything in this country again
until we get control of the media-- Media Matters for America is a wonderful
thing but it doesn't change anything.
We have to have a concerted, fierce effort to hit the media in the
pocketbook. A good first idea would be to totally refuse to watch NBC
and related stations because of their calling Ohio for Bush and not
leaving a clear way for the vote counting to go forward. We need to
boycott them and let them know that their viewership just sunk by the
47% (probably a lot more) of this country that wanted Kerry because
we won't put up with their unfair and partisan behavior.
The common line is that they are "corporate" and control
the slant and content of news. "Corporate" means "money."
If they lose one-half of their viewership and the advertisers know why,
they will not be as eager to be partisan. When the corporations that
own these media outlets see that it is not in their interest to lean
to the right, they will lean to the middle or the left.
Our efforts with Sinclair Broadcasting were certainly partially successful.
Most far righters watch Fox and CNN--why should we allow their opinions
and values to color the media that most of us watch?
If every progressive group, you guys, MoveOn, Common Cause and on and
on start a long, consistent media boycott of the unfair we can change
this. See Media Matters 11/4/04 for the myriad ways that all of the
media influenced the election. This makes it clear what we have to do.
If we do not, we will never achieve anything nationally.
Subject: this is really weird
Look at the voter turnout in Hernando county. 109,656 registered voters
and not one single person voted???
Subject: Bush pushing Catholic health care plan on fed workers
Bush is trying to move forth legislation that would only provide workers
with Catholic health care, depriving them of birth control, sterilization
and abortion services. Please link readers to the following site for
With Bush in power for four more years we must move to pass the Freedom
of Choice Act (FOCA) which would protect us if Roe v. Wade was overturned.
The link is:
Please post these links and help us keep our rights.
Subject: Areas hit by 911 terrorists went for Kerry
I wonder how Freepers who swear their toad-in-chief keeps America "safe"
justify the fact that PA, NYC, and WDC that were actually hit by terrorism...went
for President Kerry.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Don't Stop Fighting For What is Right!
My faith in the American people has diminished, not because they voted
Republican but because the lies, smears, and half-truths spewed by the
GOP right-wing zealots against John Kerry, a decorated veteran, did
not appear to matter to the people that voted for Bush. Although the
voters said they based their votes on morals and family values, they
cast a blind eye to the values of truth and looking out for the least
of our brothers and sisters.
Bush has extended an olive branch and asked all of us that voted for
Kerry to give him our support and unite the country. The President must
first move to the center and listen to and represent the wishes of all
the people, not just the religious right, corporations and the wealthy
elite. Otherwise, our nation will remain divided. His pledge to cash
in his political capital only reinforces his lack of sincerity in uniting
our country. I see further and deeper division within our country in
the years ahead if Bush proceeds as if he has a mandate. Clearly, he
has no credibility left with half of the American voters and yet he
asking for our trust.
In Fort Collins, Colorado, Nancy Hunter, the Larimer County GOP chairwoman
stated that Bush's detractors will be able to see he is committed to
doing what he believes is right for the country and added "I think
they'll come around." I don't think anyone questions the fact that
Bush believes he is right, the problem is that he believes only his
viewpoint is the right one and everyone else is wrong.
To Ms. Hunter and the GOP I say no.....
I will not come around and accept policies that benefit the mega-wealthy
and corporate CEO's at the expense of the poor and the working middle
class. I will not come around and accept obscene, taxpayer-funded profits
for the drug companies at the expense of my 75-year old mother and all
elderly Americans that cannot afford prescription drugs .I will not
come around and accept policies that continue denying affordable health
care for all Americans .I will not come around and accept the ravaging
of our environment and
natural resources that belong to the many, all for the pursuit of profits
by the few.
I am a Roman Catholic and attend mass every Sunday yet I will not come
around and accept policies that blur the separation of church and state.
I will not come around and accept policies that favor corporate control
of our free press. I will not come around and accept the drafting of
laws and regulations by corporate and special interest lobbyists instead
of our elected representatives .I will not come around and accept policies
and rhetoric that demonize the poor and single mothers on welfare and
rewards the wealthy with corporate welfare. I will not come around and
accept policies that continue to widen the gap between the rich and
The Democratic Party needs to take stock and assess what the party is
all about. The party was energized and the local wins in Larimer County,
Colorado are a start. We must maintain that energy and do our best nationally
to articulate the Party's core values. The Democratic Party must get
back to its roots, fighting for the middle class and the poor, not to
give them hand-outs but a hand up. It must expose and fight injustice
wherever it occurs. It must expose fraud and abuse of power.
I strongly believe, as do many Americans, that corporations have taken
control of our government and our media. The Democratic Party has always
made the fight for the "little people" against the greed and
corruption of the rich and powerful a winning strategy. It needs to
get back into that fight. We need to expose fraud, abuse of power, injustice,
discrimination, and corporate welfare on a daily basis. We shouldn't
have to wait another 4 years to wage that fight.
May God Bless America, especially during the next 4 years.
Subject: A new Democratic Party leadership
Well, the DNC did it again. Lost 2000 without a fight, got beat bad
in 2002, and went down in flames in 2004. One gets the feeling that
something is really terribly wrong with democratic party leadership.
I suggest it's time for a change.
So here's a few ideas for starters:
1. Lobby hard for Bill Clinton to take over as Chairman of the Democratic
Party. Lord knows, we need someone with a big pair of balls to bring
this party together again, and Bill just might be the guy to do it.
2. Tom Daschle getting beat could be a good thing. How about lobbying
for Joe Biden to become Senate Minority leader? I don't know squat about
Harry Reid, but Man, talk about cajones; Biden sure has em.
3. Find a spot for Howard Dean. Somehow, someway, we need him to continue
energizing the party base.
I'm so sick and tired of "republican Lite" leadership running
this party, I want to scream. If I hear one more Dem telling me that
"if we want to get along, we should go along," I will rip
their face off.
BuzzFlashers, we've got the power to make changes. Let's start lobbying
Someone once said, "I will fight till hell freezes over, and then
I will fight them on the ice." We need to make this our rallying
cry, and let the democratic party know they had better heed this advice
now; or there will no longer be a democratic party.
Howard from Phoenix
Subject: Subject: Rove's October Surprise ..... Nov 2nd
Dear MB and BuzzFlash,
Thank you so much for your beautifully written letter to BuzzFlash mailbag.
I read it three times and had to write to you. I'm feel so very bad
for us all. I myself have been mumbling incoherently about the bible
belt and the moral moms in the red states. My sister said she felt there
was something fishy about the whole thing. She worked at the polls in
Philadelphia and it was Kerry 5-1. Something Chris Matthews said last
night really stuck with me. He said that when he keeps looking back
to the map of red and blue states, and if you show that map to someone
in India they'll say, "I know that map, it's of India and Pakistan
and for the first time I realized I was living in a third world country
too." Anyway, thank you so much for your wonderful letter, I pray
that someday, George Bush and Karl Rove (the architect) will be exposed
for the moral-less men they are.
Subject: The gay marriage thing
I had stated in a letter to BuzzFlash earlier this year (which was elevated
to BuzzFlash Reader Contribution status on February 10, talk about flattering!)
that Rove would use the gay marriage issue to divide the country. And
it worked, didn't it? The question was on the ballot in several states,
which sent hundreds of thousands of the fundamentalists to the polls.
And they voted for their guy on this bogus issue, perhaps to the point
of giving him the election.
I totally agree with one of the letters in today's (November 4) mailbag
that said "Outlawing Gay Marriage must equal outlawing divorce."
If these people really care about protecting marriage, then let's pass
laws that outlaw divorce between any married couple. But then, that
wouldn't sit will with your Newts and your Rushes, would it?
I took the opportunity to make this suggestion to Representative Dennis
Moore. He is the lone Democrat in the Kansas congressional delegation,
so we Kansans are not entirely Republican no matter what you hear on
TV. He thought it was a great idea. To its credit, our district re-elected
Mr. Moore over his right-wing bigoted opponent, Kris Kobach, whose campaign
promised that he would "protect marriage." My question to
him was "from what, or whom, does marriage need protection?"
He never answered the question--I was directed to his web site for his
As I said, if you really want to protect marriage, then make divorce
illegal. Suggest that to all your Republican friends and members of
Congress! See what kind of response you get. I'll be anxiously awaiting
the response I get from the Kansas Senators.
Subject: For Bush, unity means surrender
George W Bush is the great uniter; the great healer. He'll heal America
like he's healing Iraq. Surrender or die. Accept your fate. Accept his
omnipotence. Unite behind his agenda for war, racism, pigs at the trough
and fundamentalist values. I don't envy you Americans a thing. That's
Bush's idea of unity.
A reader from Canada
Subject: Into the Shrub Dark Ages
O.K., here we go into the deepest dark ages of George II's second term.
Iraq civil war. The Shrubbites had been holding off unleashing heavy
duty havoc till after the Election. By the way, wonder where RUMSFELD,
PERLE, and WOLFOWITZ have been all through the campaign? It's safe for
them to come back out now.
Other wars in lots of places.
Draft. Yep, George promised absolutely no draft, nowhere, no time. Expect
a draft and lots more invisible, flag-draped boxes.
Bye-bye, Fidel. If there is one thing George actually does for himself,
it is to take revenge on Poppy's old enemies. Expect George to travel
to Havana personally afterwards for a huge party, with lots of cigar
Bye-bye, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and whatever else is left.
Bye-bye, IRS. Hello, "consumption tax."
Oh, and those pesky Supremes. Four, count'em, four Supreme Court judges
of the rabid wingnut variety.
But, hey, according to the t.v. yakkers, it was our own religious fundamentalists
and those married women wanting security from George who made it happen,
whose so important issues are being anti-choice and anti-Gay civil rights--as
opposed to such trivial matters as illegal wars and pillaging the national
economy through cronyism.
Subject: Divided we fall
Every great nation in history has fallen for the same reasons ...arrogance
and greed. It looks like the United States is no exception to that rule.
We have just elected a president that cares only about two things...wealth
and power...at the expense of everyone and everything else. Instead
of "government of, by, and for the people," he wants to instill
a government of, by, and for God...and only a strict, fundamentalist,
Christian God. No
other God need apply.
Bush will now implement his entire arrogant crusade for world domination
and listen to no one. Under the guise of "family values" he
has already recklessly murdered 100,000 innocent Iraqis including women
and children, not to mention sacrificing 1,200 of our own men and women
and injuring close to 10,000. As long is it is not "on our shores,"
cares about anyone else in the world? No one else counts. He will run
our country into hopeless debt that our children will be unable to repay,
while he mocks "tax and spend liberals." He will destroy the
elderly by taking away their hard earned social security and medicare
benefits and forcing them to seek help from Canada or other nations.
He will destroy our air, water, and earth by refusing to sign any reasonable
legislation even when it's backed by the entire rest of the world. What
do they know? He will get us into endless wars and endanger our security
out of sheer arrogance and an unwillingness to even sit down and talk
to other world leaders. And for what? Wealth and power? Moral "superiority"?
Just plain stupidity?
This will be the beginning of the end of the United States of America.
Whenever a country gets too selfish, too arrogant, too morally self-righteous,
and too condescending of others, it is a recipe for disaster. If condescending
voices like Rush Limbaugh have become the rule of the day, we are lost.
United we stand. Divided we fall. Unless citizens can
unravel the truth behind this arrogant, corrupt administration...the
U.S. is doomed to defeat.
Unfortunately, with a media now controlled largely by the Bush administration,
it will be difficult to get any semblance of truth out to the American
people, and with only Bush propaganda to go on, the public will blindly
follow this man into Hell. I CRY for my country,
because it doesn't have to be this way.
U.S. Navy Veteran
There is no longer any need to vote. As long as the outcome of
an election can be stolen using rigged voting machines, what is the
point? Just let the powers that be announce the man they've chosen to
lead (ruin) the country. It's what they are doing anyway, and we wouldn't
have to listen to all the slanderous garbage or stand out in the cold
rain to vote in a rigged election where the winner has been chosen before
the first vote is even cast.
We have lost more than an election, we have lost the heart and soul
of our nation.
Linda in N. C.
Subject: The Exit Polls Were Not Wrong!
The exit polls were not wrong. The Diebold voting machines could easily
be programmed to register every vote for Bush to Bush and every other
vote for Kerry also to Bush. We will never have a fair election again
unless we get rid of the paperless voting machines and go back to paper
ballots. I do not think we will ever have fair elections again.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bill Bennett on Election 2004 on National Review Online
This SOB is going to lecture on personal behavior and morals to the
"great unwashed?" His statement about a mandate should have
everyone on edge.
Having restored decency to the White House, President Bush now has
a mandate to affect policy that will promote a more decent society,
through both politics and law. -- Bill Bennett, National
Subject:Don't Cry To Me
So your guy won. You're so happy you're gloating. Finally, your ideology
will not only be rammed down our throats but put into law. So over the
next four years, don't cry to me when your ideology (which you really
just want imposed on everyone else) comes back to haunt you.
When you reach retirement age and there is no longer any Social Security,
don't cry to me about being broke. You traded an established program
that was to remain solvent until at least 2047 for keeping the word
God in the pledge of allegiance.
When there is no cure for your grandmother's Alzheimer's, don't cry
to me about your sadness. You traded the breakthrough possibilities
of stem-cell research for having abortions outlawed.
When your son is drafted and sent to war, don't cry to me with your
worry. You traded your only hope of the draft not being re-instated
for a president that won't attend a funeral of a soldier.
When you work 60 hours a week, but instead of getting paid for the extra
20 hours you get 2 comp days of vacation (which of course you won't
be able to afford to take, because you're not getting paid for your
overtime), don't cry to me about not being able to make ends meet. You
traded a fair employment system just to have the Ten Commandments installed
When you discover that your mail is being read, your phone calls listened
to, your email examined, which web sites you visit being watched, don't
cry to me about feeling violated. You traded your rights to privacy
for the Patriot Act.
When your loved one is harmed by a prescription medicine and you find
that you can no longer sue, don't cry to me with your frustration. You
traded many legal rights for a "moral" president.
When your gay or lesbian child is fired for their sexual orientation,
don't cry to me with your outrage. You traded anti-discrimination protection
for the protection of the "sanctity" of marriage.
When you're sick and can't afford medical care, don't cry to me about
your desperation. You traded a realistic solution to the nation's health
care crisis for lower taxes.
When your loved ones are killed by the next terrorist act on American
soil, the first of many sure to come, don't cry to me about your pain.
You traded peace talks and non-violent solutions for a "tough"
president who constantly provokes retaliatory attacks.
You traded a system with safeguards, safety nets, compassion and protections
just to have your "values" 'become government policy. So for
the next four years, when these "policies" start affecting
you, just remember you asked for them. You got what you wanted. So don't
cry to me.
I don't want to hear it.
Beware of those who sell the tools of war, because they may also
sell you war. And when we buy war, we buy the death of our own children.
-- General Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Depressed in Florida
Subject: Voting in Florida
I am an attorney in Miami, Florida. You may want to know that the
front page of the Miami Herald this morning ran a story regarding 70,000
missing votes in the Florida election in Broward County. Apparently
there was a "glitch" in the computer program that affected
voting on Amendment 4 (to allow slot machines in Florida). The company's
electronic machines apparently had some kind of programming that "cut-off"
votes after 35,000 to avoid what they said could be ballot stuffing.
This resulted in an undercount of 70,000 votes in favor of the Amendment.
If it could happen with this Amendment did it happen with anything
else? Bush did "better than expected" in Broward, Dade and
West Palm Beach. I know the media has made this sound as if it was just
a large Evangelical turnout all across Florida and the US that resulted
in a Bush win. I am much more skeptical. My skepticism also rests on
the fact that the Republican controlled Florida legislature and Executive
determined several months before the election that: (1) no electronic
voting machines would have a paper trail and (2) the requirement that
there be a witness on an absentee ballot was eliminated.
It turns out that most of the electronic voting machines (15 counties
have them in Florida) are the heavily populated democratic areas.
I also was told that in some places in Florida when a person pressed
the voting screen for Kerry it came out Bush. They complained and it
was corrected but I don't know how many more times it happened and was
not corrected. I obtained this information from a person who was doing
monitoring of elections.
Subject: The Bush Era
It looks like you have four more years to counter the forces of reaction
who have taken over this country. I hope this web site and all the other
progressive sites keep up the battle. Thank You.
Subject: The tip of an iceberg?
Dear friend in the media:
How many times did this happen in Ohio? How many times did it, or something
like it, happen in Florida? Why do a number of Counties in Florida show
returns in which over 50% of registered Democrats would have to have
voted for George Bush to account for the results?
Where is the independent voice of journalism when the soul of the nation
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Subject: The 2000 stolen election vs the 2004 stolen election
November 2000: I was injured in an out-of-state accident which made
me permanently disabled. I lost my 6 figure job. The three insurance
companies involved (all big Bush supporters) fought against each other
and against paying me. I was in the middle and used up all my savings
on medical expenses. I voted absentee in 2000, stayed in bed and listened
in angst to all the Florida fighting. At the end I knew that Gore won...but
accepted the inevitable outcome...and started researching and writing
a book on Bush Inc.
November 2004: My son..and only child...and to me the most wonderful
person in the universe...has a masters degree in International Relations/Foreign
Policy/UN Charter Law. This is a kid that from childhood was kind, other
oriented, and totally responsible and hard working. He is a computer
whiz and has dual US/French citizenship. He moved back to Paris saying
he will "never live in the US again." I miss him but am glad
As soon as he stepped his foot on French soil he had full health coverage
from the #1 rated health care system on earth. US healthcare is rated
37. French citizens work 35 hr weeks, and get 7 weeks paid holidays
a year. Here he worked 60 hours a week and more until his job was outsourced.
France is 1/5th of our 300M population, and the size of Texas, yet it
is the world's 4th largest economy and the world's second agricultural
producer after the US.
I wish I were in France right now...and will be moving there as soon
as possible...and can be an e-activist from anywhere.
It is clear this election was stolen. I do not care about analyzing
"where we failed" because we didn't fail, we won. Senator
Kerry has $45 million in his recount fund..and if the rules permit it...should
use this to unleash lawyers and criminal investigators in Florida, Ohio,
and New Mexico. I will not waste one second of my time on analysis.
My own mother drilled into my four brothers and sisters and me throughout
our childhood "Never say hate...never even think it." I've
gotten to age 50 never having said hate.
I sincerely HATE BUSH'S GUTS. He STOLE the election...again. He does
not have a mandate. He is NOT my president. He is a psychopath. I WILL
NOT get over it. It is now a serious health risk for me to continue
living in the US.
Subject: election results
Is there anything being done about the discrepancy between the exit
polls in the critical states and the Diebold election results? Why did
the Democrats even allow Diebold to provide a machine that, a)does not
produce a paper record, and b) have proprietary software? Did all the
states that had a discrepancy between exit polls and the election "results"
use electronic voting machines? How many used the Diebold machines?
Any information you could provide would be appreciated. I just can't
believe there are this many stupid people in the U.S. - I believe this
election was stolen once again.
[BuzzFlash Note: For starters, see BlackBoxVoting.org
and the BuzzFlash Voter
Subject: How Republican operative Ken Blackwell won Ohio for
The fact is that significantly more Ohio voters went to the polls intending
to vote for Kerry than for Bush. But those in neighborhoods most likely
to vote for Kerry were faced with the defective voting machines that
Ohio voting official and Republican operative Ken Blackwell purposely
provided for them. They were also faced with the prohibitively long
lines that resulted.
But by their very nature, Kerry and his ilk are afraid to get into the
realm of such "conspiracy theory." They shrink at the prospect
of even considering the possibility that Republican operatives systematically
placed worn-out, third-rate voting machines in the precincts that were
most likely to vote heavily Democratic. Yet it was in precisely these
precincts that machines produced large numbers of defective ballots
and even broke down, producing lines of would-be voters that were so
long that many gave up and went home before they could vote. And even
if the machines didn’t break down, there were so few of them allotted
for these precincts that prohibitively long lines were assured.
Similarly in 2000, Al Gore refused to associate himself with the notion
that black voters in Florida were systematically disenfranchised by
the tens of thousands -- and not just by means of placing defective
voting machines in their polling places. Gore preferred to give up and
preserve his 'reputation' -- at immense cost to America.
Understand that worn-out, third-rate voting machines produce the greatest
number of 'spoiled' ballots. Lots of run-down punch card machines were
used in Ohio, just as they were in Florida in the 2000 election. And
once again they produced punch card ballots with chads that were not
completely punched out, causing Ohio's largely Democratic vote not to
be counted in full measure.
Let's be perfectly clear about where Ohio's chief voting official and
Republican operative Ken Blackwell saw to it that these defective voting
machines were located. They were placed in the precincts that were sure
to vote against Bush. And where was that? One was near Kenyon College,
where virtually all of the students were sure to vote against Bush.
There, most of the machines actually broke down, forcing many students
to wait 10 hours to vote. Very limited numbers of (defective) voting
machines were also placed in low-income and minority neighborhoods,
where people waited for many hours in long lines for their chance to
help defeat Bush. Unfortunately, many gave up and went home -- just
as Bush operatives knew they would.
This is the kind of scummy immorality and criminality that it took to
get Bush re-elected. And what is the likelihood that any of our corporate-owned
mass media will even touch this story? For that matter, what is the
likelihood that any of our establishment politicians (like Kerry) will
Subject: Re: Don't
Think of an Elephant! / How Democrats and Progressives Can Win
In the weeks to come, we will see a new and improved George W. Bush.
Under Karl Rove's direction, he will pretend to be a "unificator"
(lol) dedicated bipartisan government. He will talk about mending the
rift between Democrats and Republicans.
Do not be fooled. The Bump camp did the same thing during Florida 2000.
This charade is designed to discourage Democrats from questioning the
election results in Ohio and Florida. Within a few months, Bush will
be back to his old partisan self. And the Democratic Party and America
will have lost the chance to uncover Karl Rove's Goebelesque Big Lie.
Vote fraud was committed in a massive scale this election. How do I
know this? Because on election morning, Ohio's GOP Secretary of State
tried to prevent exit polls from being performed in his state. There
is only one reason why he would have done this----exit polls were likely
to conflict with the vote which Diebold's president vowed he would deliver
to Bush. There are suggestions of similar fraud in Florida.
Now is the time for concerned Kerry supporters to speak out in letters
to the editor, emails to Congress and (if necessary) public demonstrations.
Also, send letters to Kerry urging him to demand manual recounts in
Florida and Ohio. For those with computers and math skills, perform
statistical analyses of exit poll/vote count discrepancies precinct
by precinct to see if there is a relationship with voting technology.
Even if the results of this (stolen) election can not be overturned,
if we speak out now we may be able to ensure that electronic voting
is overhauled (or scrapped) to make it impossible for anyone to ever
again do what Bush and Rove have done.
Fort Worth, Texas
Subject: first broken promise?
I thought President Bush swore he'd never allow a foreign leader to
make decisions about our national security....
"We are making last preparations. It will be soon. We are just
awaiting orders from Prime Minister (Iyad) Allawi," Marine Colonel
Michael Shupp told Reuters near Falluja. "
Forces Set for Imminent Assault on Falluja (Reuters, Nov.
Subject: Senate Switches
Progressive web sites should all begin campaigns to
have readers write to moderate Northeastern Republican Senators and
urge them to switch parties. Olympia Snowe and Lincoln Chaffee in particular
should be reminded that Tim Coburn and Jim DeMint are not their kind
of Republicans. They are the American Taliban and ultra-extremists.
What do you think??
Subject: Martial law, anyone?
Let me get this straight. The first words out of Buff Daddy's mouth
were; "I have a mandate." And we're supposed to believe that
this guy is a uniter? These are not the words of someone who is interested
in reaching out to the opposition. These are not the words of a "healer."
These are the words of someone who is determined to push through his
agenda, come hell or high water. If the Democratic leadership tries
to extend the hand of conciliation to this fraud, it will pull back
a bloody stub. If the Democratic leadership thinks it can "work"
with this fraud, it will get rolled. More importantly and to the point,
if the Democratic leadership tries to reach out to this fraud in the
spirit of compromise and goodwill, America will be administered a bath
at the hands of these ruthless thugs. The Rove Administration interprets
magnanimity as weakness, and they will respond accordingly.
Speaking of fraud, for some reason I have these visions of election
fraud dancing in my head. And electronic voting machines, too. Dancing
in my head, that is. Visions. What's next, compadre? Marshal law? (
Or is that "martial" law? Alack. Where's Dan Quayle when you
need him?) The righteous beat goes on. The noble fight continues!
G. Will Hunter
[BuzzFlash Note: It's martial, but we really don't feel we need Dan
Subject: Same song different verse
A slightly altered sentence from “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”
by William Shirer. The names have changed but the song remains the same.
To some Americans and no doubt most foreigners it appeared that a charlatan
had come to power in DC. To the majority of Americans Bush had - or
would shortly assume - the aura of a truly charismatic leader. They
would follow him blindly, as if he possessed a divine judgment....
Subject: BuzzFlash mailbag greatest idea for action
So many of us have the SAME IDEA...turn off the t.v. week. It can be
done if you and other independent web sites give us a date. This will
send a message of action and could even be repeated once it catches
on. We will need a stated philosophy behind this protest action and
that's where you come in---maybe working with mediamatters and others.
I just know so many of us are angry at mainstream media maybe as an
alternative we could call it C-SPAN only week!
What do you think?
Subject: Ironclad proof of fraud ...
Just for example:
Franklin County: 77.3% of voters registered Dems.
Only 15.9% registered Reps.
58.5% of the votes reported FOR BUSH???
Holmes County: 72.7% of voters registered Dems.
Only 21.3% registered Reps.
77% of the votes reported FOR BUSH???
Calhoun County: 82.4% of voters registered Dems.
Only 11.9% registered Reps.
63.4% of the votes reported FOR BUSH???
And on, and on...
Subject: Want your guy to win?
Want your guy to win?
We've been going about spreading the word regarding electronic voting
machines all wrong. We're using the difficult method of waking people
up from their natural resistance to devastating information. Instead
of saying, "These machines are flawed and open to abuse,"
or "George Bush stole this election," or any of the whining
style of spreading
information, we should be saying, "Want your guy to win? Learn
to rig elections at http://www.blackboxvoting.org."
For this to work, it must be a very public and extremely repetitive
call to teach as many people as possible how to rig elections in their
favor. We should be encouraged to print and distribute flyers, write
to newspapers, post to our blogs/message boards, etc. inviting people
to learn how to rig elections in their favor. Keep in mind, the goal
is not to conspire for a rigged election, but to cause panic about too
many people knowing how to do
This will have the effect of appealing directly to people's fear (thus
waking them up quicker than calm logic can). Eventually, people will
start to be afraid that the wrong people are learning this, and then
they will look into it for themselves. Eventually, if we reach a critical
mass, there will be widespread panic over people competing to be the
one who rigs the election their way – thus forcing people to demand
that their government fix this problem.
On top of everything else, it'll give all us grieving progressives a
lesson in creative and peaceful dissent.
I'm writing this letter to every progressive broadcaster I can find.
Please join me in this campaign. The lesson from Bush is that fear works,
so let's use it creatively to our advantage for once.
Subject: New US map
the only problem with that map is that the province of Alberta would
also have to be in green. They're the only province that supported Bush.
that's also where most of the rednecks live in Canada, coincidentally.
that's also where the oil is. IT'S BUSH COUNTRY.
Subject: Give them enough rope...
First, I want to say thank you for being such a beacon of hope and community
in these strange, troubling times.
Second, I have to admit, only one thought brings me satisfaction these
days. What better punishment for Bush than to have to wallow in his
own mess? The horror of Iraq, our economy in shambles, poverty, the
nation divided, these are all the problems he made, and for once in
his life, let him stay to clean them up. I don't believe his second
term will be a good one. Almost half the country hates him -- compared
to 25% several years ago. As the disasters pile on top of each other,
as more of our children are sent to die in the Middle East for Halliburton,
as more people lose their homes, as the inevitable terror strikes happen
in our cities, our numbers will only increase.
Time and truth are on our side. It's a shame that given a choice between
learning a lesson the easy way and learning a lesson the hard way, the
majority chose the hard way. They're going to learn a lesson all right.
It's a shame the rest of us have to learn it with them.
Hooray to the high school kids who staged a sit-in at their school
to protest the election. Thanks also, to the demonstrators in California
(San Francisco, I think) who marched to protest this election. We all
need to do something because the exit polls and the results don't jell!
Karl Rove has pulled another one of his tricks on this nation. At least
we should all go to the blackbox voting web site and offer our help
to see just what has happened. If we don't start now, the two party
system that we now know will no longer exist!
And please, will somebody tell Hillary Clinton to not even think about
wasting our time in 2008, we need a viable candidate like John Edwards.
Subject: antiwar mobilization
we need another big antiwar mobilization!
San Francisco bluest bubble in America
Your readers are driving themselves crazy trying to make sense of Kerry's
loss. They're never going to make sense of it because republican beliefs
don't make sense. It doesn't make any sense that republicans believe
the war in Iraq is justified, Saddam was personally involved in 9/11,
Iraqis welcomed us into their country, weapons of mass destruction have
been found, the missing explosives were gone when our troops got there,
every person, group and organization opposed to the war is supporting
Republican beliefs aren't based on common sense, logic or facts. They're
based on ignorance, intolerance and superstition and they will maintain
those beliefs regardless of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Republicans
call their set of beliefs "bible based." Let's not forget
that this is the same bible that was used to justify the burning of
witches, the massacre of Indians and theft of their lands, slavery,
and other injustices.
A BuzzFlash Reader
As ye sow, so shall ye reap"!
If this is true, this nation will be in for a very bitter harvest
over the next four years.
With the Radical Right Wing Republicans in charge of this administration,
we are likely to see the following: At least three Supreme Court
judges replaced by conservatives; overturning of Rowe v. Wade;
continued erosion of our civil liberties; further damage to our
environment with unlimited drilling for oil in the Anwar region
of Alaska; greater and permanent tax cuts for the wealthy;
dismantling of our Social security benefits; privatization of
Medicare; a ban of importation of prescription drugs from other countries;
the invasion of at least one other country which, with our military
forces stretched thin, will result in a reinstatement of the draft;
increasing casualties in Iraq; greater deficits that will take generations
to erase; continued distrust of the United States by other nations; a
greater threat of attacks by terrorists and further blurring of the
separation of church and state.
A bitter harvest, indeed! We can only pray for a massive
Subject: "Must Read Commentary"
You post a commentary as "A
Must Read Commentary. Thomas Frank: Why They Won" (NY Times),
and this is well intentioned. Even so, this commentary is simply part
of the circular firing squad. I was doing that myself for the first
couple of days after the disaster.
It's the last thing we need.
Three days after, I am convinced that John Kerry won the election.
Greg Palast is pointing out problems in Ohio and New Mexico, but my
own wrath is directed at the touch screen voting machines. These machines
are rigged. The are rigged.
I'm a computer programmer and the things these machines are doing
aren't what I'd expect from programming errors; they don't pass the
smell test. They are purposeful behavior intended to look like glitches
and bugs. The Bushists are stealing elections in plain sight!
The Bushist Party is taking over the government, permanently, with
There is one and only one thing we need to do for Democrats to start
winning again: get rid of the machines. Until we do that, there won't
be any Democratic presidents, and we never will control Congress.
John Kerry's campaign was great. You saw the debates. You saw how
he survived the Swift Boat Lies to win those debates. Then why didn't
he win the election? Answer: he did win the election.
Today is Friday, November 5, 2004. Randi Rhodes and Mike Malloy have
spent their programs on the subject of the stolen elections, and requesting
that you donate a dollar or more to blackboxvoting.org (not blackboxvoting.com),
on-line or by mail, to support FOIA requests. I'm mailing a check
the E-vote In Ohio Was sorta flawed but that's only an assumption
that may never be proven (although people are trying to prove it)
but prevention is a better remedy in this case first of all when using
the evote talking point with republican friends don't dare say bush
elections were stolen
to start off the talking point with this question is it fair for corporations
to own source code or the programming guts of election software without
the public's ability to scrutinize this code for fraud and security
most people will say "no it's not fair" continue the talking
point stating that chuck hagle is also in the company ES&S then
you say do you know what that stands for Election Systems and Software
then ask them do you think there should be a standard for fixing this
problem like a paper trail with an encrypted result on it for a ballot
box and a printout with a verification for the voter along with the
giant mystical election counting machine
we must get every day republicans to see the issue for what it is,
not a political dem vs repub, but american people vs govt & corporate
we need more people getting scared about this orwellian vision of
only a machine counting things we may have only one shot to fix this
before the next election
Subject: Jeb Bush, "Opsam," and the small Black Counties
It is brazen beyond belief, the stunt Jebby Boy pulled on small rural
counties - largely populated by African-Americans. The Op scan System
was used in the small counties in the state of Florida. In those counties
where Democratic registration outpaces Republicans by a margin of
greater than 3-1 or (75% - 25%), it is a virtual certainty that those
jurisdictions in question are largely comprised of African Americans.
The % increase of Republican voter participation relative to the percent
of registered Republicans in these counties is astonishing. 200% to
even 700% increases are noted in these largely forgotten backwaters
For example if X County, largely populated by blacks, has a GOP registration
of 10%, the "OP-Scammers" would frequently show an increase
in the GOP % share of that county's vote to 20% or even 40%. Rural
Black republicans suddenly find a secret hankering to join Team Bush!
The number of votes stolen in these areas were small but it demonstrates
that BushCo. had a deliberate plan to steal African American votes
in Florida - as has been clearly demonstrated in Ohio. (The phantom
increase in Bush support in the African-American community of Ohio
from 9 % to 16 %, Bush support among Ohio blacks rising by nearly
80% from 2000.) In the tiny counties, caution was thrown to the wind.
In huge Florida counties, the approach had to be much more subtle,
lest even the news media would catch onto the Confidence Game.
I feel confident that the "surge" in Bush support among
African Americans was almost entirely centered in the battle ground
states - and constitute great part of Mr. Bush's mysterious 5% bulge
in those states. The goal was not just to carry Ohio and Florida,
thus securing the needed 270 electoral votes, but to keep the Kerry
margins down in vote heavy states to insure a decisive Bush victory
in the popular Vote. http://ustogether.org/Florida_Election.htmFlorida_Election
Little wonder that Bush and Rove, faced with a barrage of horrible
exit polls late into the evening, were crowing like cocks of the walk,
they had pulled off the greatest political Scam in the history of
Subject: Please cover the voting irregularities in Broward County
Spurred by the unwillingness of the broadcast media to report voting
problems during the 2004 election race, we want to alert our friends,
family and colleagues to the widespread voter suppression and disenfranchisement
that occurred in Broward County, Florida. We staffed the emergency
hotline for the Kerry Campaign Headquarters in Broward County from
late October through the election. All of us were devastated by the
margin of Bush's win in Florida, particularly since polls predicted
the race would be extremely close.
Many of the calls to our hotline were from voters who had pressed
the 'Kerry' button on their electronic voting screen, only to have
'Bush' light up as the candidate they had chosen. In some cases, this
would happen repeatedly until about the 5th or 6th time the voter
pressed 'Kerry' and eventually his name would light up. In other cases,
the voters pushed 'Kerry' but were later asked to confirm their 'Bush'
We had calls about a road block, put up by the police at 7 am on Nov.
2, which blocked road access to two precinct locations in majority
black districts. There was no justification for the road block, no
accident or crime scene or construction.
Many of our calls dealt with voter suppression, or manipulation, of
the Haitian population occurrences which seem too numerous, and their
targets too indefensible, as primarily poor, first-time-voter, Creole-speaking
refugees, to be anything but systemic. In one example, a voter whose
hands were bandaged could not press the touch-screen himself; he asked
the nonpartisan election official to press 'Kerry' for him, but the
election official pressed 'Bush' and sent his vote immediately into
the machine. Many, many others were denied the right to vote and were
not given provisional ballots, while others were refused assistance
at the polls, even though provisional ballots and voter assistance
are legal rights. Others were told they had already voted and were
turned away, although they had never voted previously. This latter
experience was a complaint not isolated to Haitians but also included
other surprised voters with no recourse except their word against
that of the Supervisor of Elections.
We spoke with hundreds of voters who were certain they had registered
to vote in the past 6 months, well before the October 18 deadline,
but were not on the rolls. And those were just the people who had
the information to contact us.
The local paper, citing the Supervisor of Elections office as its
source, told all people voting by absentee ballot that they could
turn in ballots by hand to any of its seven offices by 5 pm on Tuesday,
Nov. 2. Every single one of those offices except one was closed on
We had numerous calls from voters on Nov. 2 whose precincts had closed,
yet the Supervisor of Elections office had given voters no notification
of the closure, and no notification of where to go to vote. Thousands
of people were likely disenfranchised because of inexcusable mishaps
such as this.
We had many calls from people who had been harassed by poll workers,
who were turned away without being allowed the right to vote provisionally
(another breach of voter rights). Other people were turned away because
the address on their driver's license did not match the address on
their voter registration card; again, this is in direct violation
of election law.
All of these problems do not even take into account the 58,000 absentee
ballots that had been 'lost' by the Supervisor of Elections, in perhaps
the most democratic county in the state, disenfranchising thousands
of people who were disabled, out of the country, or elderly and unable
get to the polls.
These events, and many others, have been documented and also reported
to lawyers, but we fear they will not get the attention they deserve.
This is what we witnessed in just one county. We believe that these
“voting irregularities” raise serious concerns about the legitimacy
of the results in Florida, and more broadly, about the health of democracy
in this country. Please circulate this widely.
Libby Anker: Libanker@berkeley.edu
Ryan Centner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Greenlee: email@example.com
Rachel Van Sickle-Ward: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forwarded by Bonnie L.
Subject: montana news?
Why no news about Montana, at least that I could find? The Dems won
back the Governor's office for the first time in 20 years. The Dems
won back the state Senate and are one seat away from winning the State
House as well. Also, if I'm not mistaken, Bu$h won Montana with the
smallest margin of victory of any republican in recent memory. In
Montana there are clues as to how the Dems can once again win the
White House, and start picking up some red states in the process.
Subject: Thanks for the wisdom of your readers
Thank you for allowing us to read your mailbag. I have been so upset
these last couple of days. Reading the letters sent to you by other
BuzzFlash readers has given me a lot of comfort. I know I am not alone
in my anguish over what happened. I truly believe that the
diebold machines were rigged it is so obvious! Yet the mainstream
media is not even picking it up. Typical of them! They are all scared
because a lot of print newspapers supported Kerry and we all know
that the bush mafia is getting ready to give them the big
payback. What happened to truth and honesty in this country? bush
knew he wasn't going to win fair and square and that's why they suppressed
the people's right to vote and rigged the machines. I bet Kerry probably
won more than 55% of the vote but since they
shuffled Kerry's numbers over to bush with no way of checking for
accuracy they got us thinking we are a minority. We can't let them
get away with this. I'm disappointed Kerry gave up so easily. I would
have fought all the way until all the votes were counted
absentee, overseas and provisional.
What would happen if they do find out Kerry actually won the election
through the electoral college? Will they sweep this under the rug
or will it get out in the open? We should all call or write the state's'
election directors and demand full accountability. I
won't give up and I won't stand by and let the bush mafia destroy
When you lie enough your lies catch up to you. Let's hope bush gets
caught soon before he inflicts more damage on this country.
A loyal BuzzFlash reader.
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