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Subject: Staggering Silence
Maybe I'm missing something. The usual public faces for legitimate liberal
outrage seem strangely silent. Is everyone slowly emerging from shock,
grief, anger, election exhaustion...and consolidating Votergate information
that is to powerful that it can't be incinerated by the Bush Blast Force
Kerry obviously won. Are tens of millions of cheated Democrats busy
watching "Desperate House Wives"? What gives?
Subject: Gonzales is REAL bad news
But better he sit in the DOJ than on the SCOTUS.
That bastard omitted mitigating evidence from all the petitions for
stay of execution that were presented to Gov. Bush for signature - unethical
and illegal - the man should have been disbarred.
Subject: The Reason We Lost
I hope the election of George W. Bush is seen as a wake-up call to
all the liberal Democrats who oppose God's will. It is His doing that
George W. Bush is still our president. Millions of born-again Christians
helped win this election through our prayers and votes. Jesus speaks
through the Republicans. The Democrats will not be able to win elections
until they renounce their sinful ways and stop encouraging abortions,
gayness, and trying to take away our guns.
speaks through the Republicans (The Morning Call online)
I was not surprised. Bush has said for some time now, God picked him
to be President. It was his "will."
More like Karl Rove's. These are the kind of people that Rove pandered
to. Now the Bushies owe them a debt of gratitude, and the rest of us
are going to have to pay for it with an even bigger deficit, the loss
of more lives of our servicemen and women, the death of Social Security,
the rape of the Supreme Court, the rebirth of the draft, and more repression
of our freedoms and civil rights.
Bush and the religious right have hijacked our country. We need to
take it back. We don't need people who want to run to Canada, we need
true liberals to stay and fight. We need to take our party back from
the weak-kneed appeasers like Tom Daschle, and the wild-eyed Bush ass-kissers
like Zell Miller. We need to kick these people out of the party. They're
GOPers at heart, why not make them one period.
We need to start this process by regaining control of the house and
senate. We need to revive the days of street protests, war protests,
sit-ins, peace-ins, be-ins, and all the other things that cost LBJ his
second term, brought the Viet Nam war to an end, and got Nixon impeached.
Bush needs to go, and he needs to go BEFORE his second term is up.
We need to demand that the news media cover the voting problems that
have surfaced across the country. We need to demand that they stop giving
Bush a free ride, and take a long hard look at him. We need to demand
that they really look into the 9/11 Commission reports on Bush's failures
to do anything about the warnings pre-9/11. We need to remind them that
his blaming of everyone else for his screw-up that cost 3000 Americans
their lives won't cut it anymore. We need to remind them that as Commander
In Chief, the responsibility to step up security in this country after
he got that PDB was his. Not the previous administration's, not the
FBI, the CIA, or anyone else's, but his. His administration was in the
White House on 9/11. He was the one who sat there reading about a goat
while the people he was supposed to be protecting were dying. He's the
one who ran all over the country that day instead of rushing to Washington
to take command the way he was supposed to do. His failures. Not anyone
We need to force them to do their job. If they don't, we hit them where
it hurts them the most...in their wallets. Boycott their shows' sponsors.
Write letters to them and tell them they need to stop supporting them,
or we'll stop using their products.
But most of all, we need to get back to the Democratic party of old.
The one that stood up to the GOPers, not the one that appeases them
and kisses their ass. Chamberlain kissed Hitler's ass, and look where
that got the world.
Will it be easy? Hell no! But if we don't start now the GOPers are
going to control this country for decades to come. They will shape the
future in their image. They will make the law of the land in their image.
If we don't start to take our party back, if we don't start to force
our leaders to act like Democrats, we might as well admit now that the
United States Of America is no longer home to a two-party system. We
might as well admit that we are through as a political party.
I don't want to. I'm proud to be a Democrat. I've been one my whole
life. But we, as a united party, can get the job done. We can do it.
I have faith that good Democrats won't take this laying down. We're
the party that is dedicated to fighting for the values that make America
great, and we will never give up that fight. Remember our past. The
Democratic Party has had a long and proud history of representing and
protecting the interests of working Americans and guaranteeing personal
liberties for all. That's the party we need to return to.
Sam in NC
Subject: Bush Picks Abu Ghraib Mastermind to Replace Ashcroft
It is difficult to believe that George W. Bush could pick anyone worse
for Attorney General than John Ashcroft, but I guess I "misunderstimated"
Mr. Bush yet again.
Channel 5 WOI-TV has decided not to air the ABC-TV Thursday night
presentation of the film, "Saving Private Ryan", at 7:00pm.
The film was to air uncut. The following is a statement from the President
of WOI-TV, Raymond H. Cole.
We made this decision after considerable thought and reluctance.
As many of you may be aware, the Federal Communications Commission
has changed its standards for certain content related to programming
broadcast before 10pm. These changes followed the Janet Jackson incident
at the Super Bowl earlier this year. The inconsistent manner in which
the FCC is choosing to apply these rules puts TV stations like ours
in a most difficult position. As this relates to Saving Private Ryan,
our concern centers on whether the FCC would consider the context
in which the intense adult language and graphic battleground violence
is presented in the movie. Would the FCC conclude that the movie has
sufficient social, artistic, literary, historical or other kinds of
value that would protect us from breaking the law? Can a movie with
an "M" rating, however prestigious the production or poignant
the subject matter, be shown before 10pm? With the current FCC, we
just don't know. This is the case even though this same movie has
been broadcast in prime time twice before on this station without
complaint. Adding to our frustration is the fact that a fine motion
picture like Saving Private Ryan can be shown on cable or satellite
without any government agency restriction or regulation.
We regret that we are not able to broadcast a patriotic, artistic
tribute to our fighting forces like Saving Private Ryan. However,
on this Veterans Day, we do wish to pay tribute to all the men and
women -past and present -who so nobly serve our country. Thank you
and good evening.
Update: As of this writing several other major station owners across
the country have also decided to pre-empt the film including ABC affiliates
in Boston, Orlando and Atlanta.
Subject: Neighbors and Bush's Fraudulent Mandate
Thank you BuzzFlash (buzzflash.com), Randi Rhodes, Bev Harris (blackboxvoting.org)
Keith Olbermann, and all the Progressive Web sites in cyberspace for
being the last lit candles of investigative journalism for the previous
7 days concerning our Presidential
Election just past! And I am sure I speak for many others when I say
this, in that I overheard a caller on Air America Radio earlier today
explain how she felt 'relieved' and able to 'smile' at her neighbors
again for the first time in a week because of the truth you guys are
reporting on! :) And the truth is that real America (the Democracy)
did not approve of President Bush's polices these last four years, and
did not cast a majority of votes for him this time......Either!
As for myself, I live in San Diego, in a kind of upper middle class
neighborhood. California, where no one really gets to know their neighbors
very well (a cali thing) unlike many parts of the country where I suppose
they do? Anyway my house was the only house on the block with a Kerry/Edwards
yard sign out front through the election. In fact no one else as far
as the eye could see had any sign out there in or around the neighborhood.
No other Presidential Candidate yard signs except my Kerry sign! And
I had visions for the last month, that someone was going to tear the
sign down, egg my house, key my car (Kerry Bumper Stickers) you know
the usual immature vandalism pranks played in what I perceived as being
a Republican Dominated neighborhood, and city....
So this past Halloween (2 days before the election) my immediate neighbors
on either side of me, brought their kids by to trick or treat .... and
told me how frustrated (upset) they were with President Bush and to
my surprise how they were in the 'Anybody but Bush' fold, and were Voting
for Kerry! ~ They were (under the radar) letting me know how happy they
were that I had the nerve to put up my Kerry/Edwards yard sign in this
perceived 'Red' neighborhood, and city.
What I am trying to say is this .... these Red States, Blue States,
Red Counties, Blue Counties, Red Neighborhoods, Blue Neighborhoods thing
is just another unfounded and propagated untruth which President Bush
is now trying to sear into the American thought through his Fraudulent
And thanks to the fantastic job of the above mentioned progressive,
honest hard working and truth oriented people and organizations, more
of us can take solace at least in the fact of knowing that a majority
of our neighbors in this land in reality do not see eye to eye with
you on things, Mr. President.
Your self proclaimed Mandate is Fraudulent. Your Mandate is Void. That's
what the real votes tally, and that's what real America went out on
Nov 2nd to tell you.
PS: I for one am replacing my Kerry/Edwards yard sign with the following
rotating basis weekly ..... A Buzzflash.com sign! A Blackboxvoting.org
sign! And an Air America Radio sign!
Subject: Kerrey promised to keep Bush 9/11 out of campaign?
What's up with this Bob Kerrey remark from CNN transcript--says he
made some sort of promise to keep a Bush 9/11 vulnerability out of the
campaign? A promise to whom, the 9/11 Commission, the White House, or
perhaps John Kerry and the Democrats, who failed to, as Kerrey notes,
"make the case"? Why is this reported on CNN now, AFTER the
KERREY: Well, the 9/11 report says in chapter eight -- now that
it's beyond the campaign, so the promise I had to keep this out of
the campaign is over.
The 9/11 report in chapter eight says that, in the summer of 2001,
the government ignored repeated warnings by the CIA, ignored, and
didn't do anything to harden our border security, didn't do anything
to harden airport
country, didn't do anything to engage local law enforcement, didn't
do anything to round up INS and consular offices and say we have to
down, and didn't warn the American people.
The famous presidential daily briefing on August 6, we say in the
report that the briefing officers believed that there was a considerable
sense of urgency and it was current. So there was a case to be made
that wasn't made.
ZAHN NOW Aired November 8, 2004 (CNN)
[BuzzFlash Note: Kerrey, a 9-ll Commission member, explains further
into the interview: "And what did you (Bush) do? Nothing, so far
as we could see on the 9/11 Commission. Now, that's in the report. And
we took an oath not to talk about it during the campaign, I think correctly
so, to increase the capacity of that commission's report to be heard
by the people's Congress."]
Subject: Well, I guess he IS a "uniter" after all...
I just read this afternoon's Buzz headlines, including the NYT story
on the latest assault on Falluja. And here we thought Bush was divisive!
Silly us. Just look at what he's accomplished: Shiites and Sunnis, once
bitter, irreconcilable enemies, have joined forces to fight the powerful
(and self-righteous) invaders. In fact, almost ALL the non-puppet Iraqis
seem to have come together in a common cause: getting rid of US. I wouldn't
be surprised if Bush snares a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for his success
in avoiding civil war in Iraq! Nothing like a common enemy to bring
irreconcilable factions together.
Hmmm...maybe we could use that strategy here at home. Just a thought.
Barb in Athens, GA
P.S. I know this is off-topic, but I really get irked when Buzzers suggest
that red states go off and form their own country, while blue states
join Canada or otherwise secede from the U.S. I'm a native (bluer-than-blue)
New Yorker economically trapped in GA (as red as red gets) and I don't
appreciate being identified with my geographical circumstances. I'd
move in a minute if I could afford to. It's bad enough being looked
on as heathen, socialist scum by my neighbors/co-workers; being shunned
by Buzzers rubs salt in the wound. Maybe there should be a relocation
fund for other displaced blues like me. But I guess George Soros has
bigger and better causes to address.) Sigh...
Subject: Please no finger pointing
Please everyone no finger pointing again.
Kerry/Edwards, and family, us the grass roots, did all we could possibly
do to get it right.
As usual, the repugs found a savvy way to steal election 2004.
Unless we find a way to keep them from STEALING elections we will never
get back our country. We have to bring these thugs to justice. Also
the media is in George's pocket, and that won't change. We should do
this, and we should do that, will not cut it!
It's beating our heads against the wall. All we'll get is a headache!
MEDIA=REPUBLICAN=THEFT and FRAUD!
Bring them to justice. Bring them to shame!
Subject: FYI re: Bev Harris' site (Wed)
Bev Harris' site, www.BlackBoxVoting.org, is offline, according to www.BlackBoxVoting.com
(which points out that their site is NOT Bev Harris' site). They say
her site has exceeded its bandwidth capacity for the month, and is offline
until the problem can be resolved. It's good to know she is getting
that much traffic!
Subject: what the hell is going on?
what the hell is going on up there in ohio? counting votes in secret
and telling the media the fbi and homeland security said they were under
a terrorist threat on the scale of a ten! then the fbi and hls says
they never said such a thing! what the hell is going on? and why in
god's name would anyone in their right mind make a voting machine with
no paper trail? how dumb is that?!
A BuzzFlash Reader
where can we get a bumper sticker like this?
VOTER FRAUD GAVE
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: BBC documentary - The Power of Nightmares
Greetings...I recently watched the BBC documentary, The
Power of Nightmares, via the link listed below. It's a long show,
in 3 parts - if someone is short on time, I'd recommend starting with
part 3 first. I believe each part is 1 hour long.
If you haven't seen this documentary, I'd strongly recommend it - very
powerful. I'd love to see this show / link reach a wide audience - it's
time to start spreading the truth on a large scale.
Tom (another one) offers the link via his site Information
Maybe you could sell it as a premium? Maybe you could help to advertise
it? Maybe you could get your own link? Maybe (wouldn't it be wonderful)
you could find the right people to have it shown on US TV?
I was feeling pretty blue (no pun intended) before watching the 3rd
part of the docu - after watching the show, I actually felt hopeful,
because the BBC obviously knows the truth about bushco and isn't afraid
to state it. How I long for independent, responsible mainstream media
again in the US. Keep up the good work...
Subject: Decision to back off
Howdy all! I know many of us are angry that Kerry conceded and reneged
on his promise to count every vote.
Let’s back up a few steps here and consider a possible reason for Kerry’s
decision, right or wrong. I believe that Elizabeth Edwards' doctor told
her days before the election that she needed to get a biopsy as soon
as possible because she exhibited all of the characteristics of breast
cancer. She finally had the needle biopsy the morning of Nov. 4, bearing
out her physician’s suspected diagnosis. Surely, she told her husband
about what her doctor strongly suspected days before the election. And
I feel that John Edwards felt it was his duty to inform John Kerry of
the horrid and untimely circumstances.
I wonder if John Kerry, being the gentleman that he is, based his concession
on Elizabeth’s revelation. I can see where a man with the character
of John Kerry would feel that he could never put John Edwards through
a lengthy legal fight by contesting the election at that point.
Some day John Kerry may include this reasons in his memoirs or possibly
speak publicly about it. And if my suspicion proves to be true, we may
realize that John Kerry had more character than we ever dreamed possible.
Subject: News outlets...and the vote story
I have taken the time to write to every television news outlet...that
I could get an e-mail address to...and asked pointedly why they have
not been reporting on the irregularities in the voting process last
I have made it a point to say that MSNBC's Keith Olbermann must be
the only one who really cares about real reporting...
It will not move their tired asses...likely...but if we all do it,
According to Right Wingers Republican = moral and Democrat = immoral.
The states that voted for Bush, the "red states," are moral.
The states that voted for Kerry, the "blue states," are immoral.
The blue states that voted for Gore in 2000, and voted for Bush this
time were immoral for 4 years, but now they're moral.
The red states that voted for Bush in 2000, and voted for Kerry this
time were moral for 4 years, but now they're immoral.
So if the above is true: The states that voted for Bush but also a
Democrat for governor or senator must be "mixed moral."
And the states that voted for Kerry but also a Republican for governor
or senator must be... "mixed moral" ?
Nancy Lynn Nagy (TN)
Subject: This Passes As Journalism
ABC had a report dismissive of the people who question whether the vote
was fraudulent and Peter Jennings sought to ridicule anyone so inclined.
Remember him from the democratic debates and his defense of AWOL?
To show that there was no basis for comparing voter registration with
vote tallies they came up with this:
The congressmen's letter mentions the Web site ustogether.org, which
questions why so many counties in Florida that have more registered
Democrats than Republicans ended up voting for Bush. The Web site
implies someone fixed the results.
In regard to Lafayette County, one of the counties in question, it
is true that there are far more registered Democrats in that county
than Republicans (3,570 to 570, respectively), and that the county
elected Bush in this year's election, but the county elected Bush
in the last election, too.
Theories Abound After Bush Victory (ABC News 11/9/04)
So, being a world-class news organization, they use as an example to
discredit theorists, a county with 4140 registered voters and don’t
provide a breakdown of the votes. Obviously, this county was of no consequence
in this election or the last one.
Were there any counties of consequence with more registered democrats
than registered republicans that voted for Bush this time AND last time?
One would expect that the data is available since they had the data
about Lafayette County. I don’t know the answer to my query, but using
only Lafayette’s results is very odd. So why would they give us that
stats on Lafayette County that was of no consequence and not give us
the stats on any other county? Is it incompetence or obfuscation? For
me, it’s exactly this kind of bullshit that makes me suspicious.
Bob Fertik at http://www.democrats.com/
thinks that Rove and Co. are getting nervous about the stories so the
media has once again been enlisted to put the old kibosh on the story.
When I heard Jennings' report, that’s exactly what his tone suggested
to me; that anyone with such a notion that the election was less than
legit must have a screw loose.
BTW, the more I think about 60 Minutes and the Bush National Guard story,
the more I believe that CBS took one for the team. Isn’t 60 Minutes
the premiere news program with seasoned professionals? There’s no way
they could have made such a rookie move unless they did it purposefully.
And it worked, too! No more stories about GWB deserting and the faux-diatribe
against the liberal media got more ammo. Further, why didn’t CBS defend
itself by shouting loudly that the content of the letters was true even
though their authenticity could not be shown? Another failure of the
Also, seems we’re still “making progress” in Iraq--what with the assault
on Falluja and the declaration of a national emergency by Allawi. I’m
positive that the timing had nothing to do with our elections.
Oh, and BOYCOTT SINCLAIR BROADCASTING!!!!!!
Subject: Stop AG for AG
To our Democratic Senators:
Oppositions exist to OPPOSE.
Enough of you didn't do it when President-Select Bush nominated John
Ashcroft (R-Lost to a Dead Man) and the American people have paid a
high price--failure to protect American lives (from a lack of action
on FISA requests and cutting counter terrorism budgets prior to 9/11/2001)
AND a failure to protect/respect civil liberties or even states' rights.
Now, you've got another chance to send a message to George W. Bush,
who could only squeeze a 2% victory out of his supporters' unaudited,
no-paper-trail voting machines (that's another thing only YOU can get
Anyone, like Alberto Gonzales, who suggested we needn't follow the Geneva
Conventions is UNFIT to be our chief law enforcer. That memo puts more
American soldiers' lives at risk than nearly any other action of the
last 4 years. When an enemy declares OUR captured soldiers "enemy
combatants" and fails to treat them in accordance with the Conventions,
how will WE be able to make a case in the court of world opinion? We
helped WRITE the Geneva Conventions for goodness sake!
And the TORTURE (if you think that's too strong a word, call it whatever
you'd call it if Americans were on the OTHER END of the dog leashes)
at Abu Ghraib (and elsewhere) is the best recruitment AGAINST us there
could be. Did that make us safer? Did that build our stature in the
world? Did that improve our ability to expand the "coalition"?
Even if we lose, we'll let Bush know we're going to fight and we can
start educating the American people about the abuses which, somehow,
were not discussed in the presidential campaign.
Anyone who thinks we can "play ball" with this bunch of bullies
had better talk to FORMER Senators Cleland or Carnahan to see how that
works out. This bunch is GUNNING FOR YOU, whether you play ball or not,
so you might as well show your constituents (and America) that you stand
for SOMETHING--like PROTECTING OUR TROOPS. You WILL be the next one
eaten, even if you play nice with the alligator! (Yes, I'm talking to
BOTH of you, Senators Nelson!)
"Congress should look very carefully at Mr. Gonzales's role in the
downward spiral of legal violations that led to the atrocities at
Abu Ghraib," said Reed Brody, counsel at Human Rights Watch, a watchdog
group that monitors human rights violations globally.
Nominates Gonzales to Replace Ashcroft (Reuters/Yahoo)
It's quiet this morning with my neighbors having the day off, as I
live in a military community, today is Veterans Day,and everyone is
sleeping in. I sit here thinking of all the lost lives and think of
the waste that has happened for an unjust war based on lies by the liar-in-thief.
My father served, as did my brother, and my uncle, and everyone else
that was lucky enough to come home in one piece. I am so saddened thinking
of the waste of it all, knowing that if that war monger living in the
White House had stayed the course in Afghanistan and killed Osama Bin
Laden, would we be where we are today, with thousands dead, and several
more thousand maimed? I think not, and what about the hundreds of thousands
of Iraqis that are dead?
Iraq never was a threat to us, and had never made a threat to the United
States. All of this in the name of oil, and the fanatic religious of
a man who is forcing his religion on us, and dismantling the constitution.
God help us all, and may God watch over all the men and women who are
serving in Iraq and all the other countries around the world on this
And may God also bless the millions of BuzzFlash readers, and also
to BuzzFlash for the wonderful job you do.
A Loyal Buzz Fan Forever!
Subject: Well, it's obvious now.
Democracy in this country is dead. I don't know how many elections of
the past have been tampered with, but for sure all major ones in the
future will be. Maybe they'll start fixing things right down to the
county level once they really get a foothold. Even if a particular vote
isn't tampered with, how will we know, and how will we be able to
trust any results?
It makes me laugh to see so many Democrats blaming Kerry as a weak candidate
and spinning themselves into the ground with "Where did we go wrong?
We'll run a better campaign next time!" Kerry certainly had his
flaws as a candidate, but I would say George Bush had a few as well.
All your truly heroic campaigning and getting out the vote is just an
extremely expensive and soul-sapping distraction. The elections themselves
can't be trusted, and so there is no democracy. My suggestion is, in
the next election, nobody in the opposition vote. Let George or whoever
their next front man is, win with 100% of the vote like the rest of
the dictators around the world. Why help them disguise it?
Fix the electoral system or nothing else you do will matter.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: provisional ballots for Kerry in Ohio being thrown out
(sent to media outlets)
Are we to overlook this evidence of FRAUD as well? It seems as if we
are being asked to be STUPID and ignore the systematic stealing of our
rights!! This is wrong!
And so the sorting and discarding of Kerry votes begins --
Are the provisional ballots in Ohio being thrown out? A new rule
for counting provisional ballots in Cuyahoga County, Ohio was implemented
on Tuesday, November 9 at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon, according
to election observer Victoria Lovegren.
The new ruling in Cuyahoga County mandates that provisional ballots
in yellow packets must be 'Rejected' if there is no 'date of birth'
on the packet. The Free Press obtained copies of the original 'Provisional
Verification Procedure' from Cuyahoga County which stated 'Date of
birth is not
mandatory and should not reject a provisional ballot.' The original
procedure required the voter’s name, address and a signature that
matched the signature in the county’s database.
Theft Round 2: And so the sorting and discarding of Kerry votes begins
by Bob Fitrakis (OpEdNews.com)
Contact: Ohio Secretary of State (GOP)
J. Kenneth Blackwell
180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: King Bush's Coronation
Bush's inauguration ceremony will include "21-gun salutes, fancy-dress
balls and tighter-than-ever security, the day will resemble nothing
so much as a coronation." It will also include "a 1.7-mile
procession along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House before a massive,
cheering crowd" (Pageantry
Planned for Bush Inauguration, AP/Yahoo).
Why do news people assume the crowd, while massive, will all be cheering?
One of your readers suggested that we anti-war protesters go to Washington
and when Bush's motorcade passes by, instead of waving signs and shouting,
to just turn our backs on the president. I think that would work better
in a small, televised venue (say a news conference, where reporters
just get up and walk out in disgust, leaving Bush to speak to an empty
room--hopefully seen by millions of viewers). But with all those waving
flags and Bush cheerers outnumbering the protesters, I'm not sure anyone
will notice. I think we need to make our voices heard here.
Maybe instead of standing and turning our backs, we need a massive Die-In---thousands
of people dressed in black, suddenly lying down en masse (so it looks
like a disaster felled). The police will have a hard time pulling up
and dragging off 1,000 protesters (who can claim then suddenly they're
merely resting---is even that illegal now?).
Think about it--This will be far more effective: Everyone is in black,
silent, lying down. This will confuse the flag wavers and Four-More-Years
shouters. ("Are we under a chemical attack?) They (the protestors)
could each wear little signs that say: "The Death of Democracy."
If nothing else, it would put a dent in the celebratory aspect of this
ceremony, reminding the president-in-the-bubble that half the country
is not celebrating his "victory."
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bushites and the Commandments
As a baptized christian, I find it very difficult to see where the attitudes
and actions of the christian bushites are found anywhere in the Beatitudes
or the most important admonition from the lord, "to love your neighbor
In my view, george bush is not a "peacemaker" and his acts
have created great sorrow and injustice by his acts against the innocents.
He and his disciples are steeped in the blood of innocent victims by
their acts and intentions.
george bush may proclaim his righteousness but he too will ultimately
be judged by the souls of the innocents whose testimony is written in
his book of life.
Is george bush meek or act poor of spirit; or does he mock those who
question his veracity with arrogance and vengeance?
Has george bush acted with mercy? Was mocking Carla Faye Tucker and
then allowing her to be executed an act of christian mercy?
Can one be pure in heart and speak untruths?
Is george bush a peacemaker or a warmaker?
The Commandments of Blessedness (The Beatitudes)
1 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven
2 Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted
3 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth
4 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness
5 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy
6 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
7 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God
8,9 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness
Subject: Letter to BuzzFlash
Over 30,000 reports of "Glitches" do not a fair election make.
Exit poll percentage anomalies and inversely mirrored party registrations
vs voters, more votes than voters and more voters than ballots and the
waiting-hour after hour after hour, in no way is this election legitimate
on that last fact alone.
While there are way too many questions to obey going away, in what has
got to be the most decrepit name-and absolutely void of nobility- "Operation
Phantom Fury," lives are being massacred in Fallujah to try to
throw us off the scent. It is a disgusting time to be an American. I
am horrified. I naively clung to the belief on Nov 2 that we were a
country, it is almost a relief to finally live in the truth.
Acceptance must come before change.
I do not for a moment believe a majority voted for George Bush and I
will not act accordingly or pretend my values are “ less” because of
tolerance. I do not know why the Democratic Party seemingly gave up
the fight so easily. I was warned the two parties were no different
and it is very difficult to believe otherwise today. CorporParties [sic]
Another Bush term will surely convince even more that we must wrest
government back from the super voter, the corporation. An entity that
knows only profit, not accountability.
And hopefully more will find a strict adherence to the constitution
is essential at this crisis and will hold their faith privately lest
it allow them to absolve from responsibility.
But, I can dream because ……
…Back at the Bat Cave, Mr. Ralph Nader has received permission to have
a recount in New Hampshire where the exit polls were allegedly wildly
If the ballots show differently than the machines…..
And six US Congressmen have signed on to ask the General Accountability
Office to investigate electronic voting…
And those Freedom of Information Acts all over the country are collecting
computer log files.….
And North Carolina has just declared the election a disaster and may
actually have another one…
And there is a huge and determined community on the Internet that would
rather live in election limbo than FraWd. ( sic)
This election is not certified by any means. The State Electors don’t
meet until December 13. And on January 6th at the US Senate you can
bet the Black National Caucus will find the one needed US Senator to
sign on (this time) and call for an investigation before BushCo. seals
the utter hijacking of Government from the People.
Christy K. Sweet
Subject: There IS
You just posted an article by a reader stating that we need an open
source solution to electronic voting:
Well, actually, there already IS a very viable solution:
Please go check it out – and then please POST this info so that people
will start to see it for themselves, and (hopefully) start supporting
Subject: I have just witnessed a murder on my TV screen
As I sit here and write this I have tears streaming down my face,
I am shaking and my heart is pounding. I have just witnessed a murder
on my TV screen.
While watching Lateline on Australian ABC television there was a report
from Fallujah. In the story they showed a marine saying, “I’ve just
injured one, he’s between the two buildings.” At that moment another
marine walks over to the gap between the two houses, he then climbs
on a forty four gallon drum, aims his gun at the injured Iraqi and
fires one shot.
The marine then climbs back down saying, “He’s done.”... Cont'd
Posted at http://mparent7777.blog-city.com/read/905415.htm
The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the
urge to rule. -- H.L. Mencken
Subject: re: f**k the south
Someone once told Virginia Woolf that they were disillusioned with her.
Her reply was, "Good, I don't like illusions." I've provided
you with the perfect comeback now that I am going to say, dear Buzzperson,
that I am disillusioned with you. You, who have worked so hard to bring
people the truth, a person I thought was invested in TRUTH and clear
thinking is now indulging, enjoying, the same lizard brain thinking
that has brought this country (and many others) to the edge of ruin.
If you look at a map of the election results by county posted on Robert
Vanderbei's web site, you see very clearly that you cannot blame "the
south" for this mess. The "divide" looks vertical, not
horizontal, doesn't it? But that doesn't feel as good, does it? To be
mad at cowboys.
You're mad. Never mind the absolutely awful bigotry westerners have
towards Native Americans and Mexicans (who have settled quite peacefully
in the southern states, by the way), never mind Farrakhan's "I
say you call yourself Goldstein, Silverstein and Rubinstein because
you [sic] stealing all the gold and silver and rubies all over the earth.
. . we call it jewelry but it's really Jew-elry" crap, never mind
California's Schwarzenegger and anti immigrant laws, NY's cops who raped
Abner Luima with a plunger.
When I moved to the red rock deserts to try and get my teenager settled
down, he was chased from his high school by a pack of at least thirty
white kids screaming "nigger go home" at him. He had to take
refuge in a nice white person's drug store until the police could safely
get him home. He looks Samoan. That was enough.
Luckily, the right wing states of the west make it easy to home school,
once you convince them that, incredibly, someone with a southern accent
actually has a B.A. and is qualified to do so. A friend of mine from
out west came to see me this summer in my log cabin built by the ignorant
sub-humans of the evil Appalachia and laughed in the face of the checkout
girl because of her accent and then got totally freaked out when we
went into Nashville and the clubs were packed with rich black college
kids. She thought they were all "gang members." She was really
nervous. But she saw through her ignorance in the end. When I lived
in D.C. people asked me things like, "do they have paved roads
in the south?" Serious ignorance.
Demographics are complicated Buzzsapien, life is suffering for us all,
and assumptions based on ignorance will bring us all down every time.
My best friend teaches gifted kids in a poor white mining community
here and they suffer terribly because of the assumptions of arrogant
adults far more ignorant than they. You, apparently, among them. The
not as gifted ones suffer too. They are just kids. When you post something
this hateful and totally ignorant (the north does not have monopoly
on righteousness or the founding fathers, remember Jefferson and his
Sally, George and his plantation of slaves, that John Adams was a shining
anomaly, the founding fathers did not count black people as people in
their Bill of Rights) you are condoning telling a class of savagely
poor gifted kids f#ck them.
You are telling MLK, Malcolm, and Robert Kennedy that killing them
worked. No dreams, no truth to set you free. None of Malcolm's "blonde-haired,
blued-eyed men I could call my brothers." The glorious journey
that was his life ignored and forgotten. Just more of the same. Back
and forth through generation after generation. It's awful. I am totally
depressed. Thanks BuzzFlash-