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Subject: Slogan -- 11/2 is the new 9/11
This is because terrorists hijacked our democracy using unauditable
voting machines run by major GOP partisan players.
Imagine if it were reversed and Dem contributors who controlled secret
balloting machines delivered states for Kerry. The GOP and GOP media
would be screaming 24/7.
Our Dem "leaders" are not worthy of leading. They do not fight
on the people's behalf. They're ignoring this issue, which is the only
Subject: Fired Up
When I read the Nov 3 mailbag I noticed there was a mixture of depression,
apathy and fear of impending doom. Some said they were moving to Canada.
Some said they would willingly become uninformed citizens.
Now is not the time to give up. Now is not the time to get moody and
depressed. Now, more than ever, we need people out there saying, “55,949,409
voters told George W. Bush that his vision of America is not their vision
of America.” Obviously the republicans are going to declare Bush has
a mandate. We, the 55,949,409 voters, have to show the republicans that
they are wrong.
If I can watch Fox news the day Kerry conceded the election (as painful
as that was), then you can stomach fighting another day. Let me tell
you one thing I heard on Fox news that day, and don’t let it discourage
you. This should make your blood boil.
One idiotic talking head was interviewing a hatchet man for the GOP.
The talking head asked, “Wouldn’t you agree that now is the time for
Republicans to reach across the aisle to Democrats to heal the nation?”
The hatchet man’s reply, “I think we should reach across the aisle and
slap the Democrats around.”
Look into your children’s eyes, your grandchildren’s eyes and ask yourself
if you can give up on them and their future because you are too depressed.
This is your country, too, don't give up on it.
A BuzzFlash Reader
P.S. I tried to find out the hatchet man’s name but was unable to find
Subject: The election aftermath
The Bushies are pumped up, as evidenced by the normally-affable Alan Simpson's
"mandate"-inspired and adrenaline-fueled Zell Miller impression
on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. In the few days since
the election Mr. Bush is already spending his "capital" with
Mr. Bush's "reform the tax code" initiative will, no doubt,
not include higher taxes on his friends who so resolutely supported
the Iraq invasion. So it looks like spending without taxing will continue
and the deficit will keep on growing.
Speaking of the war, the bloodbath in Fallujah is underway as the "liberators"
(or is it, occupying army) seek to crush the "insurgents"
(the formerly "liberated" Iraqis). Are the insurgents in Fallujah
Saddam loyalists or are they the very people who suffered under Saddam's
tyranny? The Bush administration, free of concerns about bad press affecting
their re-election bid, has begun their Nixon-like offensive. As more
of the "liberated" become "insurgents" one can envision
the situation worsening and more and more people will die.
There is little cause for optimism, looking ahead to the next four
years, as Justices Thomas and Scalia become the moderate voices on the
Supreme Court, unless, thanks to stem cell research, we can find a way
to regenerate the spinal chords of Democrats.
BUSH said to a reporter.....
Again, he violated the one-question rule right off the bat. Obviously,
you didn't listen to the will of the people.
I'm sorry, maybe I just missed it, was there something on that ballot
about voting on whether or not the media can question Bush and how
many questions? I didn't see that on my ballot.
Subject: Exit polls and Republicans
I find it ironic that there are Republican members of Congress talking
about investigating the practice of exit polling because the exit
polls showed Kerry winning in every state he needed to win. I've even
heard them say they would like to outlaw the practice.
Yet these same Republicans turn around and tout the figure 22% of
those exit polled say "values" was their top concern in
this election. Keep in mind there was no definition for "values"
so it could mean different things to different people. Lou Dobbs pointed
out that 11% of those folks who chose "values" as their
top concern also considered themselves to be liberal to moderate.
According to the Republicans and their puppets on tv, the exit polls
were wrong because they showed Kerry winning. But the same exit polls
were right on what issues were important.
Can you help me make sense of it all????
Subject: He nearly beats her to death
Are we the only ones to notice? Per capita, the red states have the
highest number of high school drop outs, the highest number of teen
pregnancy, the highest number of people being on some form of welfare,
the lowest wages, and the most people living in poverty. These are the
very people Bush hurts the most. These people are like abused women
who continue to go back to the abuser saying they love him. Clearly
the most trusting people, willing to accept without question. A snake
oil salesman's paradise!
Randi, LIz,and Renee
Subject: A Solution to the Whole Mess-O-Votomania
I have come up with a solution to the whole problem of votergate and
a way to democratize Iraq at the same time. Bush should love it and
Bush’s brain may fall for it. Tony Blair will surely support it since
he thinks now something else should be done besides just use force to
I propose that we get John Kerry, as a gesture of good will, to agree
to allow a no-bid contract to Diebold to conduct the voting in Iraq,
WITH ONE STIPULATION. The machines that are used must be the same machines
that were used in Ohio and Florida and they have to use ALL of the machines
that were used in Ohio and Florida. Also, the voting must go on, no
matter what! Kerry can insist that Halliburton deliver the machines
to the voting places, under their no-bid contract of course.
When Bush and Cheney win in Iraq using those machines, we will have
our proof. Bush and Cheney can then both be impeached and they can go
to Iraq and fulfill their term of office. Bush can even be a dictator
if he wants and he can extend his term as long as he wishes.
If they refuse this generous offer, we will know the election was fixed,
and we can proceed with impeachment. If they accept the offer, and call
off the war or the elections in Iraq, we will know the election was
fixed, and we can proceed to impeach them. In either case, they can
go live in their red states, and Cheney can decide earlier than 2008
if he is a resident of Texas or Wyoming.
Do you see anything wrong with this logic?
The numbers are off in Jackson County, FL. which is largely populated
by African Americans.
71.5% of the voters are registered Democrats.
On November 2, Bush won two-thirds of the votes cast.
Remember that Optical Scan machines have Ballot Definition Files that
are programs that can be manipulated, just like touch screen machines.
I'm told that the FL Sec'y of State has mandated that none of the Optical
Scan Cards, which are paper ballots can be released. Moreover,
the Sec'y will not reveal the manufacturer of those cards. Please go
to this web site and subscribe if interested.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Their hypocrisy is nauseating
Must begin by commending my fellow Buzz readers on the quality, insight
and intelligence of their letters. I can't believe what I saw occur
right before my very eyes on Tuesday night. CNN announcing the Bush
motorcade warming up the engines to take the Victory ride before all
the votes came in. Democracy is a myth in America!
Did the Dems fight the Diebold voting machines when it was first known
they were going to be used in this election? If they didn't, I sure
hope they will start fighting IMMEDIATELY to prevent another stolen
election in 08'. I am sick inside and still in shock. I can't stand
another ten minutes of the Bush cartel, let alone another four years.
Every American that voted for Bush, from the minute they voted for him,
now has blood on their hands too.
On Wednesday, the day after the coup d'etat, channel surfing all the
news stations, CNN's talking puppets were implying that the left just
doesn't have the moral values of the right and that is why Bush won.
I was beside myself with fury at this ultimate hypocrisy! These holier-than-thou
*&%$#@ cheerleaders for an unjust, illegal and immoral war, promoting
the theft of ANOTHER election without batting an eye, the aiders and
abettors to an evil, and corrupt administration.
These pro-lifers make me sick--did they for one minute think about
all the 100,000 innocent Iraqi citizens killed, most of whom were killed
by U.S. bombs and weapons!
Osama bin recruiting big time thanks to Bush&Co's warmongers pouring
gasoline on the fire of their rage against U.S. foreign policy. I feel
very sad for the Anti-Bush Americans that have to live under his dictatorship
for another four years. It was a dark day for the whole world on Tuesday!
I have never been so grateful to be a Canadian citizen! When the next
terrorist attack happens under Bushies' watch, who will they blame then?
Thanks for your time, and, BuzzFlash, keep up the great work.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Talk about the dumbing down of America. The vast, vast majority of Americans
voted against their own best interest. They voted to keep shoveling
huge amounts of their own tax dollars to the pockets of corporations
and the very wealthy.
The dismantling of the middle class and the rich/poor gap should just
about be complete by 2008. At that point, an angrier and poorer electorate
will struggle to get to the voting booth and once again will vote for
the person that talks about God, gives a firm handshake and looks you
in the eye. The issues be damned. The struggles and hardships in your
family be damned. The sleazy campaign, the lies, the misrepresentations,
the rape of the treasury and the cheating be damned. The true morals
and values of this administration be damned. Just let the flock know
God speaks to you. That is the only morality and value you need.
This has been two weeks of hell for me. After returning from St. Louis
where I buried my mother, I got back to Ohio in time to vote. Granted,
I'm at a low point now and my kids (two of whom were poll watchers protecting
voters from poll challengers) keep telling me to buck up-there's nothing
I can do about it. But there is - I can think and try to figure out what
is wrong with this country and the Democratic Party. I've spent all week
listening to advisers, pundits, and pollsters telling me and everyone
else that the Democrats have lost touch with real people, that we have
to do it like the Rethuglicans and relate to people on their moral values.
But my moral values seem to be different from theirs. I don't think an
extramarital affair is as shameful as lying about a reason for war that
gets our youth killed in a foreign land (today I learned that the death
toll for our largest coalition partners, the Brits, has reached 73 since
the war began!) I don't think that either losing money or making money
on stock deals 20 years ago is as sinful as allowing oil companies to
set our energy policy and keeping it secret or giving the whole ball of
wax to my old company from which I still earn largesse. And, I think deserting
your country in time of war because you know you can get away with it
or exploiting a group of minorities and harming them for political gain
is perhaps the biggest sin of all. So, to me extramarital sex means little
(although I wouldn't have appreciated it if my late husband had felt the
I'm frightened because of the decline in the decency and compassion
of the American people and the ease with which they are misled. I'm
scared because I can envision my country turning into a sex-obsessed,
fundamentalist theocracy creating generations of narrow-minded, ignorant
bigots. And I'm mostly scared because everyone seems to be telling me
to bridge the gap and make peace with the right wing. But I'm not right
wing, I consider them immoral, unethical, vicious and compassionless
so what the hell am I supposed to do? I'm going to do the only thing
I can and stay true to myself. I'm a Democrat who is disgusted with
the Democratic Party that doesn't have the courage to be what we were
created to be. For the people - whatever the polls and the pundits and
the dirty politicians say. When we turn left unapologetically and stand
up for ourselves, we won't have to endure the mocking of the likes of
Bush and Cheney. Remember, the old Dixiecrat segregationists (the Republicans)
didn't do too well until they turned right and appealed to the lesser
angels of the American people. And now they rule the world.
Subject: A diatribe - By Me
If I had my way I would take everyone who supports this criminal war
and pry their eyes open. Sit them in front of a large movie screen and
fill it with images of the assaults on Iraq.
Show them their soldier friends and relatives sending Iraqi civilians
to their bloody end.
Show them their soldier friends and relatives being sent to their own
bloody end by a nation of civilians defending itself from what it perceives
as nothing more or less than imperialism.
I would force them to sit there and watch it all, for months on end.
I would burn it into their brains, what we are doing. And they would
never ever return to the world of the sane.
Our kids, our soldiers, will have no glorious homecoming. The ones who
are dismembered, disemboweled, torn apart. The ones who see this happen
to their friends. The ones who do it to Iraqi civilians. Dead or alive,
they will never ever come back.
They will be the homeless vietnam veteran, talking nonsense to himself
under a blanket of truth so heavy it can not be lifted.
And only they will understand.
If I had my way all of the Uber Patriots all of the jingo vomiting "God
Guns and War" fools
all of those who do not believe Iraqis should have the right to defend
their country all of those who would choose death for others to bring
a false sense of security to their own indoctrinated minds all of those
with their eyes pried wide open would understand too.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: What moral values?
I seldom get involved in discussions about abortion and religion.
However, this election boiled down to a great deal about religion.
Ever since the Christian Right joined the Reagan coalition to help
anyone get elected who would champion their brand of religion, we
have abandoned separation of church and state. John Kerry stated that
he would not let his religious beliefs interfere with his presidency.
George Bush is just the opposite, he attempts to force his religious
beliefs on this country. That is against freedom of religion.
This election was about fear, morals and propaganda. I believe the
religious right would sell their souls to the devil to rid this country
of gays, perverts, abortions, heretics, atheists and anyone who has
not been saved by evangelicalism. They haven't just been brainwashed
politically, but also religiously. The sorry members of this administration
are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites who only desire to appease the
wealthy, corporate America and their supporters. And the religious
right care absolutely nothing whatsoever about everyone else. They
are not compassionate people, only blind followers of those who use
them for their creed of greed. Their religion teaches that the rapture
is coming soon when Jesus returns to earth and takes them all to heaven
and everyone else will be destroyed. It is not based on the Bible,
only dreamed up by a religious leader in the 1800s. They are brainwashed
both religiously and politically.
Subject: Shame on the Democrats
It was clear in the run-up to this election that fraud would be a
dominant factor. Yet, even though to everyone watching it was obvious
that the election results did not reflect the exit polls, the Democratic
leadership threw in the towel and conceded the election.
This is shameful when you implicitly promised that if people got
out and voted that you would stand up for their rights. By asking
people to participate in democracy, you
promised that the vote of these people, people who often do not vote,
something. Yet before even any whiff of impropriety had time to emerge--before
any election watchers have time to consider the what and the how of
a complex fraus that will ultimately come to be be clear--you have
given it all up.
This is the Democratic Party that I abhor. Stand up and fight.
Anthony S. Rausch
living overseas, somewhere over the big ocean
Subject: Voting fraud?
Look at this excel file: http://www.geocities.com/flfraud04/flVoting.xls
I got the numbers directly off the FL elections web sites:
First, look at the numbers in red font/yellow background. For example,
Palm Beach county. 542,835 votes for president were cast, but only
452,061 voters turned out, a difference of 90,774. Does this mean
that there are 90 thousand EXTRA votes?
Secondly, look at the numbers in green font. For example, Escambia
county. 142,990 votes for president were cast, but 161,183 voters
turned out. So, 18,193 people did not vote for president? That's a
high number. That's 11%.
Subject: We Need A Bigger Soapbox
Now that the Republicans have stolen yet another election what are
we to do? Yes, as some of you know, this election was literally stolen.
Just check out the ballot counts versus the exit polls and take a
look at BlackBoxVoting.org is you need some background.
But the Republicans also stole the election discourse with the help
of the lazy, corrupt, and compliant media. From the Swift Boat Veterans
to Mary Cheney, it was all lies, or pointless, or both. Consider that
a majority of Bush supporters believed that:
Saddam/Iraq attacked us on 9/11,
Saddam/Iraq were allies with Al Qaeda,
The WMD have already been found.
How can you combat disinformation like this? Getting the truth out
is the first step to taking back what was stolen from us, but we need
some help. BuzzFlash is great, but we need someone with pockets deep
enough to build or buy a really big soapbox. We need someone to start
a liberal media empire that is as unashamedly progressive as Fox News
is right wing. We need someone to start buying up radio stations,
newspapers, and TV stations. We need someone to establish a news organization
that has the guts to investigate real stories like the stolen elections,
and all of the other fraudulent and illegal activities of the Republicans.
This person doesn’t even have to have been born in this country, just
like Rupert Murdoch. Maybe someone from someplace like, I don’t know,
Hungary. It would help if this person was highly motivated because
he had just spent a big chunk of money on an election that was rigged
George Soros are you listening? Help! Please start building this media
empire now! Start investigating Fox media bias, the stolen election,
what really happened on 9/11, etc. You could even make a profit, while
helping to save Democracy as we know it. A lot of ordinary people
would probably even contribute or subscribe, thus reducing your expenses.
That’s my two cents, George, and I’ll give you more if you ask.
[BuzzFlash Note: In May, Al
Gore and Joel Hyatt were purchasing a cable tv network. Maybe
you can persuade them to alter its focus?]
Subject: Yet one more bit of weirdness down in Florida
I just got a notice from ACORN that the minimum wage increase proposition
won overwhelmingly in Florida. So how did that pass and Kerry lose?
I think it very likely that most of the people voting to raise the
minimum wage are Democrats and would have voted for Kerry.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: About your latest article
I just read your article, dated november 7th and I just want to say
to you that I feel you're absolutely right. I'm Dutch, I have my own
views on the U.S. and the possible causes for this insanity over and
over again. The U.S. has an image-problem, I think. Bush represents
the archetypical "America the greatest-feeling" that too many
Americans still have. John Kerry, in my view, also lost because he tended
to be more of a cooperator with Europe... He was more modest, not the
Bruce Willis-Die Hard American Hero-Bullshit, the "World leader"-machoism...
He had to fight this imperialistic identity, one more reason for his
But I'm a drop in the ocean, it doesn't matter.
Bushie is doing what Hitler did to Germany, leading you to the biggest
trauma and greatest lesson in its history. But in America's case there
are so many people that already have learned, who don't want this...
Besides that, I strongly agree with you, the pathetic "we will
accept," and "next time"... No doubt in my mind that
these elections again were settled by the Republicans. I agree with
you not to give up your protest, that's exactly what they want.
I wish you strength, best regards,
Subject: On your repost of Bush was wired.
Bush was wired and so was the election.
Subject: Didn't vote for Bush
Don't know whether you have seen it anywhere else, but people who didn't
vote for Bush here in Virginia have started wearing Resistors. They
cost about a dollar, and can be found at almost any electronic supply
store, like Radio Shack. Seems to be a visual way of saying, "Don't
blame me, I didn't vote for him."
Subject: New election
With so many irregularities rolling in so quickly after the election,
maybe our strategy should be a thorough investigation of the results and
then if we find massive unexplainable numbers, demand a new election by
paper ballot. I know we would be able stage huge protests until they had
to give in. But your job, along with other friendly media, is to rouse
the masses after this investigation takes place.
Subject: Re: Nations
do go crazy sometimes
Wow! The best commentary I've seen among numerous good ones at BuzzFlash.
Kudos to Ruth Lopez. We all need to stay off our butts.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Ruth Lopez' Article
I love what she said - very powerful. But why stop there ... with her
motivation and access through BuzzFlash to hundreds of thousands of
people ... why don't we start bombarding our elected officials with
demands to clean up this fraudulent election process NOW? Let's not
give them a moment's peace until this is done.
Why waste the passion of Ruth's letter and file it away. Let's do something!
San Mateo, CA
This is a report from an attorney who went to Ohio to monitor the election.
What he describes shows how widespread and organized the Republicans'
I worked for 3 days, including Election Day, on the statewide voter
protection hotline run by the Ohio Democratic Party in Columbus, Ohio.
I am writing this because the media is inexplicably whitewashing what
happened in Ohio, and Kerry's concession was likewise inexplicable.
Hundreds of thousands of people were disenfranchised in Ohio. People
waited on line for as long as 10 hours. It appears to have only happened
in Democratic-leaning precincts, principally (a) precincts where many
African Americans lived, and (b) precincts near colleges. I spoke to
a young man who got on line at 11:30 am and voted at 7 p.m. When he
left at 7 p.m., the line was about 150 voters longer than when he'd
arrived, which meant those people were going to wait even longer. In
fact they waited for as much as 10 hours, and their voting was concluded
at about 3 a.m. The reason this occurred was that they had 1 voting
station per 1000 voters, while the adjacent precinct had 1 voting station
per 184. Both precincts were within the same county, and managed by
the same county board of elections. The difference between them is that
the privileged polling place was in a rural, solidly republican, area,
while the one with long lines was in the college town of Gambier, OH.
Lines of 4 and 5 hours were the order of the day in many African-American
Touch screen voting machines in Youngstown OH were registering "George
W. Bush" when people pressed "John F. Kerry" ALL DAY LONG. This was
reported immediately after the polls opened, and reported over and over
again throughout the day, and yet the bogus machines were inexplicably
kept in use THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Countless other frauds occurred, such as postcards advising people
of incorrect polling places, registered Democrats not receiving absentee
ballots, duly registered young voters being forced to file provisional
ballots even though their names and signatures appeared in the voting
rolls, longtime active voting registered voters being told they weren't
registered, bad faith challenges by Republican "challengers" in Democratic
precincts, and on and on and on.
I was very proud of the way so many Ohioans fought so valiantly for
their right to vote, and would not be turned away. Many, however, could
not spend the entire day and were afraid of losing their jobs, due to
the severe economic depression hitting Ohio.
I do not understand why Kerry conceded and did not fight to ensure
that all Ohioans would have a chance to vote, and for their vote to
MY NOTE: There are many, many similar reports of fraud committed by
Republicans throughout the country. The exit polls showing a Kerry victory
were RIGHT! The election WAS stolen AGAIN! The question is: What are
we going to do about it this time? For one, we have to keep seeking
the truth on this election and exposing the Republicans' dirty deeds.
We can't continue to let them get away with this. The only way this
will stop is if we expose their dirty deeds to the light of day. Even
though these machines leave no paper trail it may be possible that the
votes would still be on the hard drives or other storage devices.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: America, Two State Solution
Dear Family and Friends,
The biggest divider of the U.S. since slavery has again used dubious
elections to retain power. And I'm being told to get over it and move
on. Get over what? The Bill of Rights? A record deficit? Lies that lead
to wanton war with more violence to come?
Who do you think I am? I have no allegiance to war profiteers, fear
mongers and the global elite. I pledge my allegiance to America, the
home of the brave and bitterly disappointed who will continue to demand
liberty and justice for all the global wretches because I wish the same
for me and my own.
But what's your story? Where are you coming from? After 9-11 the whole
wide world stood still for us. It was the most moving sight I'd ever
seen. Cameras showed traffic coming to a halt, people standing outside
their cars, outside cafes, gathered in parks and at our embassies, tears
streaming down their faces, in Britain, Saudi Arabia, Russia, France,
in Germany, in Spain. All over the globe a worldwide moment of silence
for a grieving America.
Didn't you see this? Didn't it matter? Am I just a sap?
I am intractably baffled. I see no bridge building here.
The only solution I see for this cross eyed vision of America is a Two
State Solution. Why fool ourselves? Those Americans who believe in peace,
a clean environment, the Bill of Rights, corporate accountability, good
ol' basic human rights and the like, should not be at the mercy of schizophrenic
Bush followers who believe in war with no reason, killing with no end
and a bankrupted future for generations to come. I have no desire to
"heeling" to family and friends who voted for Bush because
they weren't gonna vote for no damn liberal, because Teresa Heinz Kerry
came off like a snob, because abortion is killing innocent life but
100,000 dead Iraqis don't matter and the lifetime of terror inflicted
on orphaned children and widows carries no moral weight. Who IS your
Just where are you coming from? Oh never mind. I am wasting my time
and yours. Back to the Two State Solution. It's a state of mind, mind
I can't physically leave. I am too attached. To our house and our home
and our yard big and tree-filled enough to house a hawk and a screech
owl and many a squirrel. But emotionally and spiritually I am gone from
you. I have no energy to spend tip toeing around or playing nice. I
am doing you a favor. I am protecting you from my self righteous rage
against anyone, anyone who voted to maintain Bush and his criminal agenda.
So have a nice Thanksgiving. I never remember birthdays anyway. Don't
consider visiting. I won't leave you alone. And I don't see myself crossing
State lines anytime soon.
Subject: Family Values Statistics
Being an oxymoron myself (that is to say I have strong moral values
while being a gasp! DEMOCRAT), I decided to do a little research on
family and divorce. Remember that slam against Kerry by Republicans
that he is a liberal Democrat from Ma.? Well guess what? Massachusetts
has the lowest divorce rate of 2.4 per 100,000; and the great state
of Idaho (mostly all Republican) has a rate of 5.6 and ranks 44th among
all the states. So I ask just who is liberal? Is it the red state of
Idaho or the blue state of Massachusetts? No, I am not condemning those
who need a divorce in cases of abuse or alcoholism but we Democrats
do not usually hold ourselves up as paragons of virtue, either, as do
most Republicans. I am just fed up with all this hypocrisy.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Ohioans for Vote Recount?
I am a concerned Ohio citizen, outraged by widespread reports of vote
counting errors. Have you heard if there are any action groups coming
together to demand a recount of all Ohio's votes? Or are we at the mercy
of Secretary Ken Blackwell? Any information would be helpful.
[BuzzFlash Note: Another reader sent us the following: "...Stay
in touch with CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com
CASE Ohio is helping organize a public hearing this week regarding this
year's election. It will be in Columbus, Ohio at a time a place TBD.
Please consider attending. More information later."]
Subject: While you whine about election, Bushies horrifyingly moving
The State of Emergency in Iraq, declared by their government, which
is the Bush government, means that they are now able to keep the press
out, to keep information at a bare minimum, to kill everything that
moves and do whatever they want without any accountability.
Thousands will die, nobody will ever find out, they will bulldoze their
election through like they did in Afghanistan and will have another
puppet government set up within 3 months.
Nobody, not even you, in the US paid any attention to how the election
was prepped in Afghanistan. Karzai HAD to win, nobody even knew about
the other candidates, the press belongs to the US. You may have many
readers, but you - and they - are extremely naive and ignorant.
Don't you see what is happening? The Bush Administration could care
less about your whining, they are screaming ahead as if you and your
readers, 55 million voters and the rest of the world simply don't exist.
They have a "MANDATE" a word which they will use like a bulldozer
to mow down protest, criticism, civil rights, hospitals, houses, and
human beings if they have to.
You have many readers and thus the power to give information that the
mainstream media withholds. Don't lose sight of where you are going.
Subject: 40,000 more evangelicals voted for Kerry than for Clinton.
If 26% of Evangelical Christians voted for Kerry, that is a full percentage
point more than voted for Clinton. If there are 4,000,000 Evangelical
voters, and that number remained constant, then that is quite a chunk.
That would mean 1,000,000 ( one million) Evangelicals voted for Clinton,
and 1,040,000 voted for Kerry. So, 40,000 more Evangelicals voted for
Kerry than they did Clinton. Why does Bush think he owns the Evangelical
vote? Why do people believe the media spin? What has Bush done to turn
repel 40,0000 MORE Evangelicals? That is the question I would ask of
anyone thinking Bush has the "Christian vote."
Clarkie 4 Kerry
Subject: 8 more years?
Have you thought that this Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage
might have another unforeseen consequence?
If the Bush Administration can pass this, why couldn't they also revoke
the one banning the President from serving more than two terms?
[BuzzFlash Note: Scary, if this is just a practice run for the rest
of their wish list.]
Subject: Photo of Joe McGinnis selling touch screen system in Ohio
He's the ES&S "former" employee who was manning the tabulation
computer on election night in Ohio, against protocol. This photo is
from August 2003. When and why did Joe become a "former" employee.
By the way, a Dan McGinnis was the VP of Business Records Corporation
before it merged into ES&S. Any relation I wonder?
Subject: From today, resolve to be a constant thorn in their sides
every hour of the day
Whatever Karl Rove and Grover Norquist and all the other right-wing
Christian and Straussian fascists have been doing, they have done it
brilliantly. Call me slow, but I just figured out something.
These so-called people now control the following:
the means of communication (the media)
all branches of government
the entrenched political process
the voting process, quite literally. (They have worked it out so that
exit polls will be permanently inaccurate.)
The various critiques of the loss of this election all have important
elements of truth in them. We need to communicate more clearly, we need
to reclaim the language of moral and political discourse, we need to
field more candidates, we need to keep organizing, speaking, yelling,
pointing out the dangerous criminality of these people.
But, because THEY control everything, including the production of meaning,
we will ultimately be forced to engage in massive, persistent, long-term
civil disobedience. We have to withdraw our money, inasmuch as we can,
from the corporations that fund the Bush junta. This will be hard, because
the mission of the military-industrial complex and the so-called U.S.
government are identical, and their infrastructures are intertwined.
There are two things that will help us all. Even though I am extremely
angry at the Christian right, I do distinguish the followers from the
leaders. The followers are participating in screwing themselves on the
pretext of religion. They will continue to listen to their leaders until
objective reality comes crashing down on them. By objective reality,
I mean the systematic deterioration of their lives and the descent into
crushing poverty (because that is what the Bush economic policies will
do). We have to try very hard to reach out to them and let them know
that we have no intention of interfering with their moral and religious
lives, but want to talk to them about structural economic issues.
I don't mean to be over dramatic, but in four years we are not going
to succeed if we believe that the other side will play fairly. They
have been assaulting our political system and our whole way of life,
guerilla-style, for 25 years. They are now in power. Now we have to
become the dissenters and protestors, just as we did in the sixties.
Leslie in Boston
Subject: My answers to the DNC feedback form: If they don't want the
truth, they shouldn't ask the questions
1. How did you participate in this election?
Mostly by writing or protesting because I don't have any money.
2. Is this the first time you participated in election activism?
No, I was on the way back from Miami, with the Houston NAACP, when they
gave the election to Bush. I have picketed in various places, including
DC, Crawford, OKC, Houston and had an Austin police officer spit at
me from his horse in April, 2001. I was active in some before that.
3. How would you like to continue to stay involved? (Volunteering,
phone banking, fundraising, local organizing, etc.)
I won't do a damn thing for the DNC or any organization that gives up
before the votes are counted and when thousands were disenfranchised
again. Not one thing was improved since 2000, except Michael Moore had
cameras in some places. You guys did the same thing you did in 2000,
you just did it before any of us could do anything. This time there
will be more people upset. A lot of people thought Bush was a uniter
and now they know he isn't and doesn't plan to be.
4. Did you feel the actions you took were effective?
I think I may have increased the number advocating for change. I don't
feel guilty because I think I did all I could and was sold down the
river by the DLC. I don't care if it is Hillary Clinton, I will have
difficulty backing a DLC member.
5. Was it a good experience for you?
It was 104 in Crawford and that wasn't a good experience. There was
sleet and snow protesting the first inaugural in OKC and that wasn't
pleasant. Being spat at was no picnic. Protesting the war with people
calling me unpatriotic was not good. Being proved correct on WMD's and
the reasons for the war hasn't brought one apology for being called
a traitor. Having 1100 guys and 100,000 Iraqis killed hasn't been edifying.
Any more stupid questions? Was it good for you being raped by the Neo-cons?
6. How would you make it better?
I would tell the undecided voters who are just attention-starved junkies
to take a long walk off a short pier. I would fire every TV news anchor
on the planet for being the lapdogs instead of watchdogs of society.
I would actually put the lives of our kids ahead of the blessed corporate
buck. Or maybe I will just stay quiet and claim to be un-decided and
get into as many Bush campaign events as I can just to call him the
butcher of his kid's generation and the bankrupter of his grandkid's
generation. He isn't a fiscal conservative, he is a fiscal disaster.
7. Please share other thoughts and comments you have about the
2004 election and what Democrats and the Democratic Party should do
Stop expecting the GOP to follow the golden rule. They never have and
never will. You can treat them the way you want to be treated, with
respect, and they will continue to think you are as naive as a newborn
If you ask me for one thin dime so you can screw me again, forget it.
Subject: Something to Think About...
At the end of October, I was flying high with optimism. Kerry would
win, and the last 4 years would simply be an awful, horrible nightmare
that we finally woke up from. Since Tuesday, I've had the feeling we
were all in a Twilight Zone episode where we wake up from the horrible
nightmare only to find reality is much more horrific.
And so, my depression began. And the progression through the stages
of grief. I've read about possible voting fraud, laughed maniacally
at Bush and his people's claim of a "wide victory" and a mandate.
And I've come to accept it, finally. He's President. He won. No court
stepped in, if there were voting irregularities, there wasn't enough
to make the tide turn to Kerry.
But here's the thing: He won, his party won, because of one simple fact:
we scared the HOLY HELL outta them. They saw how organized we got, they
saw the tide turning. They knew they would lose. They got so scared,
they scrambled and organized (in that brutally efficient way they've
got) and convinced (frightened) enough people to get out there and vote
for them. And he eked out a win. Barely.
And that's what we have to take from this election: We SCARED these
guys. We were never more organized, more tenacious, more serious, more
determined in our lives. They saw it. They recognized it and were THREATENED
by it. Take heart in this! Continue with this! Take what we learned,
and what we did (and nearly everything we did, WORKED--don't forget
that--a record number of voters voted AGAINST Bush--we did something
right!) and build on it! We have two years to take control back in the
Legislative Branch of our Government. Let's stand on the shoulders of
those who worked so hard these past 4 years and continue the work, take
it to the next levels. If we do that, we will win in 2006, we will win
in 2008, and we will continue to win every election!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Latino Votescam carries Bush to "Victory"
At around 6pm Election Nigh t,CNN released Exit polls showing that Mr.
Kerry had made inroads against Gang Bush in the Cuban Latino Community
in Florida, a key voting bloc in the Sunshine state. He was was also
outperforming Mr. Gore's showing among non-Cuban Latinos in Florida.
(The story was posted on Raw Story.com.) This accounted for much of
the Kerry lead in Florida, as measured by the Consortium Exit Pollsters.
One polling wave would place Kerry at 53%, another at 50% and then back
back to 53% and so forth.
Kerry's final result: a paltry 47%. We are now being told that a silent,
very silent, "Morality Renaissance" suddenly leaped into the
breasts of the the heavily Catholic Hispanic Community in Florida and
elsewhere. Well, the despicable Bush league Media would have you believe
that. Before the election no such "Morality Renaissance" was
discernable: Witness this Washington Post Poll of Latino Voters.
Note:The Post/ABC tracking poll was not Kerry-friendly in the slightest:
Has Strong Advantage Among Latino Voters: Majority
of Hispanics Surveyed Disapprove of Bush's Handling of Economy and Iraq
War (Washington Post, Thursday, July 22, 2004)
Well those same Kerry friendly Latino Exits were "adjusted"
at 6 am EDT, the following morning. The consortium faced a dilemma:
1) either change their numbers to accommodate massive vote fraud or
2) stand by them and, in effect, accuse the President of the United
States of stealing yet another election.
They chose the easy road and bowed to the powers that be. So what
happened to the Exit polls showing Kerry doing better than Gore among
Hispanics? They were "adjusted." Nationwide, Gang Bush gained
9% over his 2000 showing, with Bush "poll vaulting" from 35%
to 44% while Kerry plummeted to a bare majority among Hispanics, 53%
down 10% from the vote totals garnered by that King of Charisma, Al
Did anyone in Florida see a lot of old Hispanic ladies marching to
the polls chanting "Hail Mary, full of Bush," clutching rosary
beads in hand and crucifix on chest? Must be very shy folks.
Subject: Exit Polls
Aloha and thank you for your excellent site.
I am wondering why the exit polls were deemed accurate in reflecting
voter issues such as moral values but could not be trusted to forecast
for whom folks were voting. How can both be accurate? Please explain
this to me. I fear the election was stolen via the black boxes...
Aloha and thanks again!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Re: Another Piece of the GOP Ohio Election Theft Puzzle?
Jonathan Swift also said, "You do not reason a man out of an opinion
that he was not reasoned into." And Daniel Patrick Moynihan said,
"Every man is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."
Dirty tricks? Actions beneath contempt? We need a whole new lexicon
to plumb the depths to which some Republicans will go to achieve their
ends. And these are the "moral, God-fearing, patriots" we
When things get bad enough that Joe Sixpack realizes he's been had
in a big way, we might see some changes. When the squeeze on states,
counties, townships and school districts becomes unendurable we may
see a popular uprising against the saltimbanques now running our government.
I'll hold my fire and keep my powder dry until the day arrives that
calls me into the streets to protest the hijacking of my great country.
Meantime, I will continue to support the organizations like this one
that bring the truth to the American people.
Jack Eilar in Michigan
Subject: (as sent to major media outlets) lots of tape:):):):)
BUSH CONSIDERS CLARENCE THOMAS FOR CHIEF JUSTICE
great for comedy shows and pubic hair jokes......lots of tape!:):):):):)
does he hang with o'reilly? :):):)
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: The Drudge Report is circulating this awful rumor...hope
it's not true.]
Subject: The Switcheroo Has Begun
As per the Republican strategy laid out in Thomas Frank's mandatory
"What's The Matter With Kansas?" the Bush administration has
already begun the shift from its "values" sales pitch to giving
the economic shaft to middle America. Take the following line from an
AP story covering Rove's views on the election outcome:
"Rove played down the importance to the campaign of "moral
values," which exit polls last Tuesday unexpectedly identified
as a major consideration of many voters, especially those who voted
Votes Key to Bush Win, Rove Says (AP/Yahoo)
I expect to see some window-dressing cultural issue action out of the
white house, but they'll waste no time with deregulation, outsourcing,
centralization, and the shifting of the tax burden from wealth to work.
You can see it happening before your very eyes.
Subject: clarence thomas for chief-ugh
drudge is reporting that bush's favorite pick for rehnquist job is clarence
thomas. is this a bad joke on the democrats or what. that should unify
all the democrats-even more against bush. I cannot believe anyone could
possible think this guy has done a good job. he sits there like a stone
and it is oblivious he has his mind made up before he hears the arguments.
egad it just gets worse fast!!!
Subject: Rove's "deft" strategy?
That's how Rove's "dissembling" strategy is described here:
Votes Key to Bush Win, Rove Says (AP/Yahoo)
The article goes on to quote Rove as saying Bush's 51-49 victory--I
repeat, FIFTY-ONE TO FORTY-NINE--is proof of the country's Republican
drift! This is more face-saving drivel from the operative who's made
a career of electing candidates with razor-thin margins, on the belief
that a win by 1 point is still a win.
The problem is there is no clear mandate to govern, just fractiousness,
hostility, and embittered feeling. Oh well, on to the next election!
There's a side note at the end wherein Rove indicates his heart just
aches for the poor tailor whose reputation and sense of self-worth have
been damaged by rumors surrounding the bulge on Bush's back. "The
poor tailor ... he's an awfully nice fellow, he's a rather flamboyant
dude," Rove said. "I'm not going to use his name, but he's
just — he's horrified. And, you know, it's — there was nothing there."
Gee, Karl, you feel these unfair attacks against fellow travelers so
deeply, how you must writhe when
you recall circulating the lies in push-polling about McCain's illegitimate
black child and his wife's
drug-addiction, to say nothing of trashing the record of decorated war
heroes like Kerry!
Ann Arbor, MI
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