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Subject: Satan in Fallujah
In spite of Bush's conciliatory tone after squeaking by another election,
the real direction was set the next day when the military began to soften
up Fallujah by destroying Nazzal Hospital and the media began to do
the same to us with propaganda. U.S. Col. Gary Brandl says, "The
enemy has got a face. He's called Satan. He's in Fallujah and we're
going to destroy him."
See, in Bush's world he is with Jesus and those who oppose him are
not insurgents - they're with Satan. The U.S. Army has also assured
us that "80%" of Fallujah's civilian population have left.
That means they will simply kill everyone they see; they're not human,
you understand. They don't have rights now anyway because the first
thing 'President' Allawi did after his boss won was to declare martial
Now George can celebrate 'four more years' by putting an entire city
to the torch - just like in the Bible. The most recent (and barely reported)
study of Iraqi civilian casualties estimated 100,000 dead! They didn't
count Fallujah, it was too dangerous to do the poll. Maybe when Bush
is done with it they can add its dead to the total. Statistics are fun,
Hockey strike be damned...this week we can watch mass murder.
Subject: A Divider, Not a Uniter
Never in a thousand years would I have believed that George W. Bush
would be reelected after the many disastrous policies and bad decisions
made during the past four years. Any one of which should have sealed
his campaign to failure. The lack of action to protect the country before
9/11, when all warnings had been given; the decision to abandon peace
talks between Israel and the Palestinians, which likely encouraged 9/11;
the lies about WMD; the unjustified war against Iraq; the misjudgment
regarding the war in Iraq; the treatment of prisoners; the largest tax
cuts in history while engaged in a world-wide struggle against terrorism,
which have resulted in record deficits for the foreseeable future. We
could go on and on for many important issues facing the nation on the
economy, education, environment, energy; Social Security, unaffordable
health care and the declining state of our foreign relations around
The main issues put before the American people during the election campaign
by the Bush campaign were not all the afore-mentioned issues, but moral
issues -- gay marriage, abortions, stem-cell research, appointments
to the US Supreme Court, tort reform -- all of which are causing more
division and intolerance than uniting the country.
If Bush continues on his senseless course of irresponsible fiscal policies
and tax cuts for the wealthy and corporate America while promoting the
Christian fundamentalists' faith and failing to solve the country's
real problems, history will undoubtedly portray his presidency as it
Subject: Athan Gibbs and Tru-Vote systems
I want to thank you, BuzzFlash, for keeping me up at night, wondering
if I will be the change I want to see in this world....
Put this link on your site, and I will donate 200.00 to your incredible
cause. Athan Gibbs died trying to make sure all votes were counted...read
this and pass it on. Tru-Vote systems. Pass it on. Write your senator,
wanted every vote to matter; Athan Gibbs, Sr. dies in crash
(The Tennessean, 3/14/04)
I believe this man died because someone didn't want his dream to be
realized.... I will not stop until all my friends and family know
that THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THIS MESS.......TRU-VOTE SYSTEMS!
LET EVERY VOTE COUNT.
Subject: Do The Math--Demand a Paper Re-Vote
On November 3rd, I felt like an Austrian must have felt when the
Nazis were about to take over. Maybe I saw "The Sound of Music"
too many times. The headlines yesterday should have read "America
Chokes on Its Words," instead of "America Speaks."
So why will nobody comment about the obvious number discrepancy
in the US Election? Tuesday night, I noticed the tally numbers given
in Ohio and Florida, where there was a much larger difference between
the number of people voting for President only, compared to other
state-wide Senate races and Amendments. BuzzFlash printed my November
3rd letter about a Huge President/Senate numbers problem, and here
is my follow-up research, starting with Florida:
Difference from Senate Turnout 171,537
Florida Statewide Senate:
Difference from Highest Other Turnout 208,475
Florida Statewide Amendments:
#1 Teen Pregnancy: Yes 4,495,784; No 2,450,261; TOTAL 6,946,045;
#3 Medical Malpractice: Yes 4,435,179; No 2,540,736; TOTAL 6,975,915*
Difference from President: 380,012
*highest turnout of other statewide elections
#5 Minimum Wage Increase: Yes 4,958,726; No 1,960,438; TOTAL 6,919,164
Why would 380,000 people go to all the trouble of voting an incomplete
ballot? Why would 208,000 people only vote for President? From this
data (Source: Yahoo Election: Results, 11/3/04; my math), it is apparent
that "Ghost Votes" were inserted into the Senate Race numbers of voters,
most likely credited to Martinez. The scariest part is that over 380,000
"Ghost Votes" were credited to Bush there, leading over Kerry by 376,000
Did Kerry really win Florida by 4000 votes? Does Florida even have
9 million registered voters, considering they reported over one million
Absentee ballots that had yet to be counted, if at all? I'm also counting
spoilage, and Provisional Ballots in this 9+ million.
Next is Ohio:
Ohio race for President, 11477 of 11477 precincts - 100 percent
x- George W. Bush (i) Rep 2,796,147 - 51 percent
John F. Kerry Dem 2,659,664 - 49 percent
Michael Badnarik NP 14,331 - 0 percent
Michael Peroutka NP 11,614 - 0 percent
Difference from Senate Turnout 193,540
Ohio race for U.S. Senate 11477 of 11477 precincts - 100 percent
x- George Voinovich (i) Rep 3,380,364 - 64 percent
Eric Fingerhut Dem 1,907,852 - 36 percent
Total: 5,288,216 / Difference from other turnout 27,891
Ohio Amendment 1 Define Marriage 11477 of 11477 precincts - 100 percent
x- Yes 3,249,157 - 62 percent
No 2,011,168 - 38 percent
Difference from President 221,431
I can't find any statistics for numbers of voters typically ignoring
the entire ballot other than the Presidential race. All the other
States have varied numbers among voters, but I did check the eleven
states which also elected a Governor (DE, IN, MI, MT, NC, ND, NH,
UT, VT, WA, WV). All eleven combined only show a difference of 156,622
between those voting for President, but not Governor (although why
would they want to do that?).
These 11 states have a combined voter turnout of 14,332,606, making
the total percentage of extra votes slightly over one percent; Utah
had the largest (37,124 out of 857,062 or 4.5%), followed by Washington
(30,768 of 1,987,491 or 1.5%) and North Carolina (22,177 of 3,421,477
or .65%). Remember Florida (380,012 out of 7,355,927 or .05%), but
just enough to put Bush ahead? How about Ohio (193,540--way more votes
than Kerry needed to win) or any of the other states with electronic
or optical scanners?
These are questions worthy of careful scrutiny by published, investigative
journalists, and not just some woman in Atlanta, as one of my friends
pointed out. I hope at least one of you investigative journalists
thinks so, too.
Subject: A telling map of Florida
You published the reply from Anthony Lappe along with my information
on Broward county voter suppression. I agree with Anthony that the
voter registration lists don't show the sweeping Dixiecrat effect.
However, the way the pieces were juxtaposed, it looked like he was
saying that my analysis was part of the registration conspiracy theory.
This is not the case.
I believe the voter registration data and rural swing from Dems to
Reps is real except possibly in Hardee county. I come to this conclusion
by mapping gradients of vote swing from Dem to Rep. My map shows a
few islands of staunch Democrats in university and large city type
counties of the panhandle and armpit of Florida, in a sea of Republican
drifting rural counties. As you move south, the effect is reduced
until you get to the major southern cities where Democrats actually
increased their dominance over Republicans.
My point is that Collier and Broward are both in the same area and
have exactly the same increase in Republican turnout while there is
a vast difference between them in Democrat turn out. This cannot be
a Dixiecrat effect since Collier county, the more rural, actually
saw a 46% increase in Democratic votes. Broward, a bastion of Democrats,
showed only a 16% increase in Democratic votes.
The rural counties are a cup of gnat urine compared with the elephant's
wash room of south Florida. If Broward had the same vote swings as
the demographically and spatially similar Collier county, Kerry would
have 140,000 more votes. Such a figure alone swamps the rural vote.
Subject: Dark Age
HOLY WAR AGAINST SATAN IN FALLUJAH
... Evangelical Marines prepare to battle barbarians... Outside
Fallujah, 35 marines swayed to Christian rock music and asked Jesus
Christ to protect them... waved their hands in the air... and chanted
lyrics in praise of Christ...
Holy War: Evangelical Marines Prepare to Battle Barbarians (Agence
France Presse /Common
"The marines that I have had wounded over the past five months
attacked by a faceless enemy," said Colonel Brandl. "But
the enemy has got a
face. He's called Satan. He lives in Falluja. And we're going to
the problem of Falluja (BBC News)
AND THE DEVILS IN FALLUJAH PRAY, TOO
... If a big bomb lands somewhere nearby, you often hear crying
afterwards... Another sound you hear during the bombing is that
People pray loudly because they are so scared. Sometimes, you hear
say quite unusual things - they improvise, making up their own prayers...
and tears in Falluja (BBC News)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Good news for a change...forwarded by a friend
The Low Down on Ohio
I just got off the phone with the office of the Ohio Secretary of
State and was told the following:
-Kerry's concession has no legal bearing on who wins the election.
-Ohio has been using and counting provisional ballots the exact same
way for the past 10 elections.
-Ohio and Federal law dictate that the state will wait 10 days and
then begin counting the provisional ballots. AND THE UNCOUNTED OVERSEAS
-All valid provisional ballots will be counted.
-The winner of the state of Ohio shall not be considered official
until such time as all provisional ballots have been counted.
-*If* Kerry is found to win Ohio, regardless of his public concession,
he will win the election.
The woman I spoke with asked that people post this information far
and wide because, for whatever reason, the media aren't reporting
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Media - - Missing In Action
It has been a week since the "election" and I am stunned
to see the media's reaction to Bush's surprising victory. Every day
reporters muse on the failure of Exit Polls -Republicans were reluctant
to say who they voted for; the early polling was predominantly Democratic;
there's been a major shift towards moral issues that pollsters didn't
pick-up on - in short, every possible explanation except the only
one that makes sense. The actual voting was
corrupted and fraudulent.
Why is no one asking how the Exit Polls got it right in the precincts
that depended on paper ballots but significantly wrong in the precincts
that depended on electronic voting? In fact, why is no one asking
why exit polling that has worked perfectly well in every election
before 2000, has not performed accurately since?
Why is no one wondering how a President who lost the last election's
popular vote by over half a million votes (another 2.8 million if
you consider Nader); who in the many months before the election never
got above 48% approval ratings; who has painfully mismanaged a war
that he lied to get us into; whose vice president's company stands
accused of illegally receiving military contracts and then bilking
the taxpayers with inflated invoices, picked up 8 million new votes
in this election? Why haven't you posed the question that if recorded
new Democratic registration was up by 250% in Ohio and Republican
registration was up by only 25%, how it is possible that all the new
voters in Ohio seemed to suddenly discover their religious concerns
and voted for Bush at the polls?
When you consider all the conservative pundits, all the conservative
newspapers and magazines and all the moderate Republicans who publicly
jumped ship to endorse and vote for Kerry, Bush's win seems like a
mathematical feat of heroic proportions. Yet no one is asking why.
It really begs the question, what is wrong with our media, and where
are today's Woodward and Bernstein?
Carole Simon Mills
San Rafael, CA
Subject: Exit Polls
Frank Luntz, a Republican Pollster predicted every race correctly
except Bush v. Kerry. He got that Martinez would win in Florida, Salazar
in Colorado and other races too. People and pundits (Including the
execrable Ann Coulter) brush off the Kerry poll results by saying
that voters lied about who they voted for to influence voter turnout.
Let's examine this... Most people are proud of who they voted for
and are happy to say it. Others prefer to not reveal their choice,
but to lie about it? Does it really make sense that proud honest Bush
voters, those "moral values" true, patriotic Americans,
are going to lie and tell an exit pollster that they voted for Kerry?
The polls were correct. It was the vote counting that was screwy.
Subject: pdf Cuyahoga County Precincts
I read were there are PDF's of web pages to preserve data on Florida
Department of State Elections that show more votes in presidential
election than reported citizens.
Other article on BuzzFlash on Cuyahoga County Precincts in Ohio over
93,135 extra votes beyond 100% of precinct.
Could you or direct someone else who knows how to transfer the data
of Ohio Department of State Elections onto a PDF file in case the
Certainly would appreciate it since I think if it important and I
don't have the knowledge to do so.
Subject: "Fixing Fallujah": BBC Radio Orwell Reporting
"Fixing Fallujah": BBC Radio Orwell Reporting for Duty by
William Bowles 8/11/04
Under the headline "Fixing the Problem in Fallujah," the
BBC Radio 4's Web site (7/11/04) tells us "Troops say they are
ready to reclaim Falluja for its citizens."
That is, what's left of Fallujah and its citizens after almost continuous
pounding by the US since last April. So as far as the BBC is concerned
Fallujah is merely a 'problem' that has to be fixed, what like a leaky
Archived at: http://www.williambowles.info/ini/ini-0284.html
"Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." -- Frederick
Subject: We demand a halt to all official certifications of votes
in all states!
I am writing to demand a halt to all official certifications of votes
in all states due to the mounting evidence supporting the probability
of fraud in the presidential election of 2004. The ballots are evidence
of possible foreign intelligence, terrorist, or domestic criminal
interference in a USA national election.
shows that only exit polls conducted where Optiscan machines were
used were different across states. Other machines and methods of voting
fit exit polls - only Optiscan machines did not. This strongly suggests
the Optiscan tallies were either wrong or hacked. Exit polls are used
with great statistical certainty in many countries. This is the first
time that exit poll numbers have disagreed with actual results, and
evidence suggests that the votes in certain areas - and not the exit
polls - were not recorded properly.
I have been an Information Technology professional for the past two
decades, and have worked with Microsoft Access databases for the past
12 years. As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer who designed,
programmed, and implemented scores of Access databases, I can say
with authority that this product is not suited to the transmission
and storage of sensitive information, such as one of the assets Americans
hold most valuable, their private vote.
Optiscan machines are vulnerable to outside hacking because they transfer
balloting results through common modems to central tabulating machine
- an unprotected Windows PC. The votes themselves are stored in unprotected
Microsoft Access databases, which can be easily hacked through the
same modem or by simply using the central tabulating PC. This was
dramatically illustrated during a program on MSNBC which featured
guest host Howard Dean and BlackBoxVoting.org's Bev Harris. The video
is available on www.blackboxvoting.org.
As this is a crisis with tremendous implications for our electoral
system, and is of a time-sensitive nature, I urge you to publicize
this information immediately.
Losing when you won is worse
Losing when you won followed by indifference is really bad
Losing twice in a row when you won followed by indifference is the
Subject: overcounts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
29 localities in Cuyahoga County which the Board of Elections results
indicate had more than 100% voter turnout, with a total of some 96,000
"extra" votes at a minimum.
This web site points to the data, and summarizes the results:
The data comes from the BOE's current results page. To be fair, the
BOE canvas report
has these figures, but also a different set of precinct by precinct
figures for Ballots Cast (some of which also have peculiarities such
as Parma Precinct 5-E). The BOE turnout figures are based on these
latter numbers. But at the minimum, these results indicate that the
BOE can't be trusted to add two numbers together, and an audited recount
Hope you publicize this,
Subject: letter from a fan -- A People Divided
In my protest days in the 80's (against Reagan and Bush I's atrocious
AIDS policies), we use to chant "The People, United, Will Never
In light of the past election, I urge the 48% of my fellow Americans
who voted for change, to adapt that phrase to "The People Divided,
Will Never Be United."
After the diabolical plot by the Bush Administration to divide this
country on highly charged emotional issues (gay rights, abortion,
stem cell research) for the sole purpose of political gain, to then
have the audacity after the election to call for unity is the most
heinous, insidious abuse of power I have witnessed.
I will not go quietly into this immoral abyss created by this administration
and I urge my fellow Americans, all 48% of our voting citizenry who
know this is our country too, to SPEAK UP! FIGHT BACK!
Santa Fe, NM
Subject: Please! Stop siding with the Republicans!!
I keep seeing Democrats on TV and newspaper editorials giving the
Republican slant on the election! STOP IT!!
John Podesta, Sunday on CSPAN, was wringing his hands and gnashing
his teeth about how Democrats have to find some way to get the people
to support them and their causes! Say again!? Not a WORD about election
fraud. Merely a whisper about rigged electronic voting machines.
Hardly any mainstream Democrat is touching voter fraud post election.
On the Center for American Progress homepage, there isn't even an
obscure link to Blackbox Voting. I think they must be a secretly Republican
group intent on subterfuge through misdirecting Democrats to small
(however meaningful) inequities and injustices.
Get real, guys. We won the popular vote. We won the electoral vote.
We got the people to the polls. We clearly have a LOT more votes than
the Republicans do, at least for the office of President. Flailing
at philosophical differences isn't the important thing. We have to
stop Republican vote rigging. It doesn't matter if we have 99% of
the votes so long as we allow the Republicans to simply throw a switch
and put them in their column. Trying to get more votes is a counterproductive
waste of our time when our focus should be on counting the votes we
This is to Barbara:
Brava Barbara - Keep up the fantastically good work and commentary.
I am with you a trillion percent! Moral Majority my ass.
These guys are neither moral nor a majority (to recoin an old phrase)
- they are wicked, evil thieves!
Subject: Keith Olbermann BELTS IT OUT OF THE PARK!
The first segment of tonight's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann,"
on MSNBC, was an extraordinary piece of TV journalism. It was a vivid
and hard-hitting exposé of the whole pattern of electoral fraud,
as represented especially in Ohio and Florida. It wasn't just a summary
of others' stories, moreover, but included some amazing scoops. KO
also had Rep. John Conyers on, to talk about the glaring need for
a full-scale investigation by the GAO. (Three more congressmen recently
have signed on to the petition, which now has
It was a glorious moment for the First Amendment, and a powerful blow
for the reclamation of American democracy.
Olbermann is going to stay on the story. We must therefore support
him loudly, thank the network ostentatiously, and pointedly urge other
congressmen and women to sign on as well. We want to make sure that
MSNBC does not decide to fire him, and that all Democrats, and all
honorable Republicans (there are still some in office), add their
names to the list of righteous signatories.
E-mail Olbermann at KOlbermann@msnbc.com.
E-mail MSNBC news at World@msnbc.com.
And check out Olbermann's blog at http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240/.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: ReCall the Fraudulent Count . . .
As Congress sits by and allows the "third finger salute from
Bush," we, the people and proud citizens of Democracy for the
US, need to demand a recall and we need to pursue jail time for this
People, maybe a "normal" person would respect the Americans
who did not vote for him and his war, but Bush has proven over and
over again, that he "doesn't care what any of us think"
and he will . . . as I predicted before the 2000 election on some
web site . . . end up killing us all.
There are a number of leaders in the world with a personality defect
who would use preemptive strike and get away with it.
We need a recall and we desperately need to act with or without a
Congress. If every person who voted against Bush could rise up . .
. maybe we could change this. If our votes are not made to count .
. . nothing anyone does will make any difference. Our votes need to
The Republicans have used recall for vengeance . . . why not a recall
for honesty? We have to stand up and be counted until we are sure
our votes are counted or just count this Country out for generations
Subject: RE: George, John,
and Warren (Keith Olbermann)
I wholeheartedly agreed with the bulk your column titled "George,
John, and Warren." You pointed out a whole host of voting irregularities
that should be national headlines and subject to intense inquiry.
I have read dozens of accounts of vote tabulation problems with
electronic voting machines and optical scan machines. There are precincts
in Ohio that magically tabulated thousands of extra Bush votes out
thin air, you have (as you pointed out) areas in Florida that the
Bush tally far exceeded Kerry votes in areas with a large majority
of registered Democrats. I have seen reports that some of these Democratic
areas in Florida had Bush votes increase upwards of 400%(!) over the
expected average, while Kerry votes were off ~60% from the expected.
And you are right in wondering whether these votes were tabulated
correctly; was there some sort of orchestrated vote count manipulation?
But I lost you as soon as I read your bulleted question, "Who
fixed the Exit Polls?" After ALL you just pointed out, isn't
the more OBVIOUS and pertinent question, WHO FIXED THE VOTE?
There are articles out there by people who have done some statistical
analysis of the accuracy of Exit Polls around the country. Apparently,
the Polls are quite accurate in states that don't rely mainly on computerized
voting and very wrong in the areas that have computerized voting.
For instance, how is it that the exit poll errors ALL FAVORED BUSH??
Personally, I find the probability that in all the precincts in Florida
that had voting discrepancies from the expected to the "actual"
"result," nearly ALL FAVORED BUSH by wide margins highly
unlikely. And nearly all of the battleground states that Exit Polled
in favor of Kerry somehow all fell towards Bush? DOESN'T THAT SEEM
ODD TO YOU??
Then there is the matter of Karl Rove calling all his "connections"
on election day. I saw a segment on CNBC with Gloria Borger on November
3rd or 4th, relaying how Rove was confident Ohio and Florida would
come around for Bush despite what the Exit Polls were showing, and
that he was on the phone all day "getting out the vote."
She said this with a straight face that Rove somehow could have a
real impact on voter turnout on election day by making phone calls.
In another article, from the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3987237.stm),
this account resembles the comments by Gloria Borger. Here's an excerpt:
By the time election night came around, Mr. Rove was in the White
House, where, unusually for a political adviser, he has an office.
He set up computers in the Old Family Dining Room and started tabulating
results. He had set up a massive network of contacts, not just in
state capitals, but individual districts and precincts to monitor
turnout and support.
Early exit polls quoted by media seemed to give Mr. Kerry the edge,
colleagues said Mr. Rove indicated right away that they did not
tally with his
He used his own data to put Ohio and Florida in the Bush column
-- bringing cheers from the president and his family when he went
into the Roosevelt
Room and told them.
And when the TV networks gave either Ohio or Nevada to Mr. Bush
both -- which would have led him to be declared as the winner -
Mr. Rove was one of the president's aides who got on the phone to
news chiefs to try to pressure them to change their minds.
I would like to know how it is that a President's political advisor
would have access to real-time vote tabulations from around the country?
I would like to know if it is ethical or even legal for Mr. Rove to
have such intimate access to vote totals and individuals counting votes.
An article titled, "Evidence Mounts that the Vote May Have
Been Hacked" (http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1106-30.htm)
highlights how all the vote totals are compiled and stored on regular
PC computers and these machines are very easily hacked.
Now you might find this far fetched, but I would like to know -- given
if it is TRUE that Karl Rove had access to real time vote tallies
(that is he was tied into the machines that stored the totals) --
Is it possible that Karl Rove himself manipulated the data? He is
already a possible figure in the CIA agent outing of Valerie Plame,
why not this too?
Subject: 2004 ELECTION FRAUD!
A gentlemen working with a team of people from OSU in Ohio has personally
asked me to ask you for your help. They need you to do your thing.
Please read it, understand it, spread it around. So the rest of the
country knows. I would encourage you to investigate this immediately--in
Ohio and in all other
states. Here are the links to this news story:
Subject: Wag the dog
Wow, after months of Rumsfeld missing in action, he's suddenly all
over the evening news. The Bushes must have been hiding him from the
electorate all this time. And how about the timing on this whole Falluja
thing? How coincidental that the military wasn't ready for the assault
until AFTER the election. I mean, I'm sure little prince george never
considered how American casualties would look to the voting public
if the assault had been launched prior to November 2. Nonetheless,
it appears he is back on track for his goal of sending more Americans
to their deaths than Osama Bin Laden.
Oh, by the way, I heard on an NPR report this morning that "thousands"
of Iraqi soldiers deserted yesterday prior to the attack. Why isn't
that getting a little more airtime? Certainly, this isn't the
"highly-trained" military force the Commander and Thief
bragged about in the campaign, is it?
Civil disobedience . . . it's time.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Why did CNN change the election results for OH?
Thank you for your posting. I thought I was crazy. I saw your 1:05
am result at midnight, and the 6:00 result was already posted at 3:00
am. I have asked CNN why they altered the results, and why won't they
release the real exit poll data by precinct so it can be statistically
analyzed to see when (e.g. what types of machines) are associated
with inaccurate results compared to the final count?
Subject: A New Party For Liberals
To my daughter, an activist in the Los Angeles Area.
I received information directing me to a new web site (below) from
Kerry-Edwards disciples this morning. Just like I was saying on the
phone to you the other day; these people still don't understand what
happened to them on November 2nd. There wasn't enough 'moderates'
or 'progressives’ to go around and most of the so called moderates
voted for the village idiot, Bush. Now they are trying to promote
a new web site dedicated to moderates, progressives and independents.
LIBERALS have to recognize that the Democratic Party no longer represent
true liberal causes. The DNC has tried to position the 'party of the
people' as progressive or moderate in an attempt to distance itself
from the L-word. Now is the time for true Liberals to distance ourselves
from the Democratic Party. It has twice failed to win the day against
a sorry candidate that should and could have been beaten. Liberals
need a new party, new leadership and new champions. As much as I respect
Bill Clinton, John Kerry, and Ted Kennedy; just to name a few, I do
not want their moderate views in a new Liberal Party. Moderation,
middle-of-the-road politics will not put a Liberal president in the
White House or place a majority of Liberal representatives in the
Pam. Remember the analogy of the pendulum. Conservatism has swung
the pendulum so far, so high while collecting a huge amount of energy
that when it begins to fall, momentum is going to swing it to new
heights of liberalism. Liberals, with a new Liberal party in place,
need to be aware of this process and enjoy the wild ride that they
will be taken on. We also need to allow a few well placed conservatives
to see the inside of a jail cell for their parts in the manipulation
of the American election process in the past three major elections.
All my love,
Subject: The American peasantry (more placards)
Like everyone else I am shocked and saddened at the thought of four
more years of Bush. I do want to point out though that Bush and his
friends are going to have to take the entire blame for the dreadful
decline our country is in. The Europeans are mostly relieved that
they do not have to support this war, something they were very likely
going to have to do if Kerry went in. It is not all bad. Just hold
on and watch.
I was also thinking about history and how throughout history the peasants
have revolted. In America our peasantry is a wonderful mixed bag and
all of us come from the same stock. If you do genealogy long enough
you realize that we are all cousins. Probably we are even related
But our rural people, our peasants, revolt in a very backwards fashion.
I can just envision a cartoon and if anyone wants to steal this idea
and draw this they are welcome to do so.
The American peasants gathered in mass, shaking their placards and
DON'T EDUCATE US! KEEP OUR WAGES LOW! DON'T GIVE US HEALTHCARE! FORCE
US TO HAVE UNWANTED BABIES! TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS! SEND US TO WAR!
MISINFORM US! DISINFORM US! GIVE US ONLY JUNK NEWS! LIE TO US! BREAK
OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES! RIDICULE US! FORCE US INTO
CHURCH! EXPLOIT US! WE LOVE GLOBAL WARMING! INCREASE THE GAP BETWEEN
YOU AND US! USE US AS CANNON FODDER! NO SEX! RIG OUR ELECTIONS! PUT
KOOKS AND GOONS AND FOOLS IN HIGH PLACES! WE LOVE INANITIES! SUPPORT
THE ENDARKENMENT! NO TO JUSTICE!
All the best,
Wassenaar, the Netherlands
Subject: Florida Pan Handle Votes
Rebuttal to the republican disinformation on the Voter fraud allegations
in the Florida Panhandle. You are going to get some Republican responses
stating that the area is 'Democratic' in name only, claiming that
theses are actually 'Reaganites' and have been voting republican that
way ever since. Something about history and having only one party
back when to register as, and that happened to be Democratic. They
will tell you to look at the last election in 2000 voting patterns
for the area ..... don't buy into it ..... In fact all that would
tell me is maybe the area was rigged in 2000 also, just to a lesser
Fact is that Dixie County, Franklin County, Calhoun County, Taylor
County, Wakkulla County, Levy County, Leon, County, Jefferson County,
Gladden County, Madison County, Citrus County, Gilchrist County, Hamilton
County, and more around the corner of the bend of the Panhandle were
Blue Counties for President Clinton in 1996. And that pattern was
actually increasing from the 92 Election. Anyone can go to the Florida
Elections Web site and see the numbers. The argument of this area
having some sort of Orwellian populace which registers overwhelmingly
in one party (Democratic) and somehow votes for the other guy since
the dawn of time just doesn't hold water.
As a side note .... if anything, with Clinton going out campaigning
as he did this year after OPEN HEART SURGERY .... well I think that
in itself would have fired this area up, ya think?
No Retreat, No Surrender .....
Subject: Need Birth Control? Good Luck!
Below is a link to a news story I read at Prevention.com. Apparently
there is a large and growing group of doctors and pharmacists who
refuse to prescribe or dispense birth control pills because they believe
them to be abortifacients. Is this the first salvo in the war against
abortion? Is this a test balloon before they go after Roe v. Wade?
This is a huge story and it needs to be told. Thank you in advance
for bringing the important stories to the American people.
Subject: Fwd: Why? Why? Why?
After listening to Air America, watching Keith Olbermann, and reading
various web bloggers, there can be no doubt that the Repuglicans again
have tried to steal this election. Given this fact, I have several
questions that I would like answered:
Why did John Kerry concede this election less than 24 hours after
the polls closed?
Why did John Kerry concede this election before all Ohio and Florida
ballot counts were completed?
Why did John Kerry concede this election when loads of verifiable
examples of voter intimidation and fraud were occurring during the
Why did John Kerry concede this election knowing the Democratic Party
had accumulated over $20 million in litigation funds? (What happened
to this money?)
Why did John Kerry concede this election when most exit polls in
most states had him winning by a comfortable margin?
Why did John Kerry concede this election knowing that the final national
vote count would not be officially certified until December 12, 2004?
Why did John Kerry concede this election when the youth vote broke
all records, despite what the Repugs want us to believe?
Why did John Kerry concede this election when every bit of historical
data indicated he should win?
Why? Why? Why?
How I wish everybody would stop accepting the fact that the moron
won. Bush will not be certified (he should be; crazy!) the winner
until Dec. 12, 2004. Why aren’t the Democrats spending that $20 million
right now? Each day brings more evidence that this election was thrown
and the best the dems can do is to concede this loss and give us “Wait
till 2006 or 2008.” Bullshit! If the party goes down now without a
fight, we’re stuck with the moron for 4 more years, Jeb Bush for the
next eight years after W, and Barbara or Laura Bush for another eight
years after that. Hello! If that thought doesn’t motivate someone,
I don’t know what will.
Lord, what’s wrong with this freakin’ Democratic Party? The repugs
and the media are trying to tell us that it was a “values” thing.
That’s called “framing”; which serves to take our mind off this stolen
election. And, oh yeah, let's not forget the attack on Fallujah the
day after the election. That’s another frame to take our mind off
an election stolen right from under our noses. And we’re buying this
load of crap hook, line and sinker, accepting the fact that Bush won?
Why? Why? Why? Please somebody; give this 71-year-old life-long Jewish
democrat some answers -- so he won’t have to aggravate himself about
the possibility of having to wear a yellow armband in the years left
Howard from Phoenix
Please request that your readers contact democrat U.S. Senators and
ask that they stand to "contest" the 2004 Presidential election.
Evidence of black box irregularities and other cases of fraud and
intimidation in the last election is mounting. There must be an official
investigation to insure the integrity of the voting process itself
which is the very heart of democracy in America. The only way to draw
enough attention to the issue and insure that there is an actual investigation
is to "contest" the election. To do this we would only need
to convince one, single U.S. Senator to join us. We already have members
in the House of Representatives who will contest. This is a time for
Please announce plans for major protests on inauguration day. Thanks.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: re Evangelicals
Brokaw said on Letterman, 43% of the voters are Evangelicals.
Maureen Dowd, this morning on Meet the Press, said their campaign
for Bush was brutal, like a jihad--and Bush was one of them, not just
Are we seeing a pattern here? A cult, that has flown under major media
radar? And how much influence do they have when the voters (and most
of the workers and tax payers) in big cities who are voting Democratic
but have no say in their government.
I think it is time to put some SPOTLIGHTS on this group, their leaders
and what they actual stand for. I'm told by some friend in rural communities
it is not just religion, it is all about THEIR GOD, THEIR RELIGION
AND THEIR WAY OF LIFE AND NOTHING ELSE IS ACCEPTABLE.
I think this is a group that needs major focus--starting with some
things they have said about their power and what they are going to
get from Bush. I think your web site would be a great beginning because
from what I see--the things they are saying are quite frightening
for a country built on freedom.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: voter fraud?
Why are the left organizations like moveon.com and United for Peace
ignoring this issue? What is wrong with a left that goes 99% there,
and then gives up. Why won't the organized left join us in this mission
to save our democracy?
I am so frustrated with these professional losers! And what about
John Kerry? He "had my back." Oh? Why haven't we heard from
him? Is he on vacation? There will be no unity! There will be no protest
in the streets of most of America either. Why? Because the American
left are so used to losing
that they can't even recognize when they won.
Subject: Media, Heal Thineself
We have had a week of mainstream election analysis telling us that
the Democratic Party has to change. It has to get with twenty first
century values. It has to appeal to the theocrats in the South. Separation
of Church and State is passe. The Bill of Rights is passe. The Geneva
Conventions are passe. Freedom of Speech is passe. Loyalty oaths are
in. Innocence before proven guilty is out. Jailing dissidents without
trial is in. Constraining cruel and unusual punishment is out. Torture
Media pundits stop wagging your finger at the Democratic party; You
who self-censored stories critical of the Bush administration. You
who repeated every slimy lie of the Bush administration as if it was
worthy of You who substituted polls for news analysis. You who called
Fahrenheit 9-11 Liberal propaganda even though it contained factual
information that you were afraid to present. You who wondered how
Germany could have ignored Mein Kopf, yet ignored The Project for
the New American Century, available on the web for over four years
Media pundits, wag thine finger at thineself.