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THIS IS PART 2 OF THE NOVEMBER 15,
2004 BUZZFLASH MAILBAG. CLICK HERE FOR PART
Subject: Bush's sky-high DISapproval ratings
zogby poll proves this jerk wasn't elected, how do you go from 53
percent disapproval to elected by a landslide in the course of 3 days?
Just have Diebold count!
Subject: Was the 2004 election manipulated? Ask yourself these 6
At this time, there is a lot of information and disinformation out
there. It's like trying to pick fly feces out of pepper. Meanwhile,
ask yourself these 6 questions:
1. Do you think that the 2000 election was manipulated in Florida?
2. Which party is supported by the CEOs of voting machine companies?
3. E-voting machine companies could have provided a paper trail,
but did not. Why?
4. Voting machine companies could have volunteered to make their
available to 50 secy's of state -- and did not. Why?
5. Voting machine companies left the central tabulators open for
6. Who stood to gain from the above questions?
Subject: Re Washington Journal St. 11/13/04
I turned off Washington Journal once this morning, November 13 - it
hurt my heart. Then I turned it back on, then switched it off again,
finally deciding that I donít want to acknowledge consideration being
given about whether torture is acceptable in particular circumstances
or for certain types of people. It seems to be a veiled attempt to
cue in the audience to accepting or justifying such ignorance.
Itís been shown that torturing only forces people to tell you anything
you want to hear, and it puts our own soldiers in more danger when
theyíre captured. And if the prisoners at Abu Ghraib were so deserving
torture, why were most of them set free after a couple of years of
Yet those who, even if unwittingly through policy memos, condone such
awful activities as we saw at Abu Ghraib and other places, get off
scott-free, while the troops take the blame. Those men and women surely
"did a bad bad thing," but I hope there is accountability
for the contract workers, and all the way up the ranks of the military
and government officials.
The Bush administration wears religion on its sleeve, but where is
the Christianity in torture, sexual humiliation, rape, and killing?
"Christ wasnít fighting a war like this," Pedro's soft-spoken
guest implied. No, thank God, he was not, and if I believed that he
had or would, my own faith would be completely destroyed.
So much of cable news has become mean-spirited lately that Iíve stopped
watching. The debates range from topics irrelevant to my life such
as what Christianity means in politics, or gay marriage, or out-there/wacko
professionals trying to justify things that are in my heart at least,
immoral - such as recorded U.S. policy statements that might lead
some to believe that there are circumstances where it could be legal
to torture human beings.
I won't listen to one-sided lectures about "very bad things"
being, well, sometimes OK.
Boca Raton, Florida
Subject: for Shirley in St. Louis
Just wanted to let Shirley in St. Louis know that I too have a Republican
family (totally -- not a Democrat in sight, other than my grown daughters),
and not only are they Republicans, but they are rabid fundamentalists
who think Rush Limbaugh and James Dobson are God's salvation for America.
My God-fearing, otherwise warm and wonderful mother actually told
me (in response to my mentioning the dead Iraqi people) "we should
just kill them all -- that's the only thing those animals understand,
BRUTE FORCE." I was so stunned by this "good Christian woman"
saying such a hateful thing, that I began to question whether or not
I could possibly be genetically related to her.
My only brother believes that the news on TV is all lies (which I
pretty much agree with). However, he followed that statement with
"but Fox news is not quite as bad as the others." Thank
goodness we don't see each other more than two or three times a year!
Take heart, Shirley. You are among friends. We're all in this together.
Sue in NC/FL
Subject: Florida Panhandle Votes .... Please Forward!
The following was sent out three days ago to void the Republican Dixiecrat
theory of the Florida Panhandle .... and a few updates have been added
....... please forward this message ...
Ok, so that was that, but it made me think about how now, more than
ever, sites like "BuzzFlash" need to be supported, people...keep
writing and posting those letters, because the rest of us need to
know that you are still there and will continue fighting the good
fight, we need to be constantly reminded that the US of A has not
collectively lost its marbles, and that there are still those of you
that care and understand that life does exist, and does matters beyond
your shores. Don't give up! If you do we will all be the
worse for it.
D.M. Reid (NZ)
[BuzzFlash Note: Check out the letter and web site below.]
Subject: Sorry everybody
Please check out this web site. It features photos of americans showing
signs that apologize to the rest of the world about our recent election.
Truly heartwarming are the photos of people from other countries
accepting our apologies. Of the people, for the people. They've had
1200 postings so far! Let's spread the word before the government
yanks them off the air.
All of you, please keep up the good work.
Subject: Frenzied and Frightened Exit Pollsters "Invent"
By 1 am EDT, the Consortium Exit Pollsters were wetting their pants.
Bush is up by 3 % (51%- 48%) but their polling results show the opposite,
Kerry 51% % Bush 48%. Two options:
1) Accuse the President of the United States of grabbing an additional
3% from cyberspace, or
2) Start creating votes -and create them they did.
In their fear and haste they got sloppy. They invented the Hispanic
Surge, totally contradicting their findings released by CNN at 5pm
EDT - and scores of National Pre-election polls showing Bush deeply
unpopular and mired in the low 30's in support among Latinos nationwide:
support for Bush debated: Exit-poll math doesn't add up, one institute
says (Houston Chronicle)
There is another curious demo that piques my curiosity. To lurch
Dubya to 51% in Ohio, we are told by the boys at Exit Central that
Dubya got 15% of the African American Vote statewide, nearly doubling
his showing against Gore in 2000. Are there raw results from any African
American dominated precincts in Cleveland, Toledo or elsewhere in
Ohio that corroborate that scenario? I've been trying to find the
data but have not been able to do so. Is this "surge" for
real or puffery to explain away Ohio Votescam 2004.
RE: That couple in TX who wanted to sacrifice their kids...
Bet they voted for Bush. :):):):):):):):)
Someone should do a show on all the horrid things done in the name
of God. Expose all these religious nut cases! And what's with Ashcroft
saying judges should not be able to second guess Bush? Yikes! DIctatorship
here we come!!!
Karen Massey in South Carolina
Subject: re: George Soros
I want to add my vote to the person who suggested that George Soros
start his own cable news channel. I am so sick of hearing about the
"liberal media." People have no idea what a liberal news
outlet would be like. It's time to give them one. Then they would
begin to see CNN, ABC, CBS etc. as they are; middle of the road at
best, corporate apologists at worst.
And George, while you are at it, please start your own electronic
voting machine company and loudly announce that you don't plan to
have a paper trail. This is the best, and perhaps the only, way we
will ever get Republicans off their ass and voting in favor of requirements
for paper trails.
Remember, when it comes to reaching out across political boundaries
to bring the country together, JUST SAY NO!
Subject: CIA Diverted By In-Fighting
Bush's psychosis is a virulent miasma that releases corrosive poison
wherever it is quartered. It seeps into the soul of things squandering
them with its black death. Bush madness presently unleashed in the
halls of Langley is unraveling the shreds of his father's legacy.
What creepy irony worthy of a dark ancient myth.
If one is willing to overlook the lying, cheating, stealing, intimidation
of voters, exploitation of religion and war for political and personal
business gain, the Republicans do seem to be the party of values.
Subject: Our cup runneth over
We Democrats scored a huge and unrecognized victory in this election.
If a Hispanic lesbian, running as a Democrat, can win a sheriff's
post in Texas, this election was not won on moral issues. Moral issues
added a margin of safety for Republicans but this election was won
on pure, old fashioned nationalism, whipped to a frenzy with elevated
terror alerts, talk of terrorists disrupting the election, a peek
a boo appearance by Bin Laden, promises to wipe the Fallujah insurgents
off the map, etc. etc. Minus the unintentional and not so unintentional
voter fraud, voter suppression and intimidation, there is no doubt
that victory was on the doorstep and knocking. We do not need to be
tearing ourselves apart or trying to reinvent ourselves in the image
of the Republican Party. We won minus a whisker and a bag of dirty
We now stand poised to watch the neocons collapse as Iraq comes apart
at the seams. A deep reading of stories on the in-fighting at the
CIA and the Pentagon, indicates that the Bush administration is practically
on the verge of self immolation. John and the Democrats are spared
the blame for the coming disastrous pullout from Iraq and the crazies
will have taught the world (and especially ignorant Americans) a lesson
not soon to be forgotten about preemptive war on a country that hadn't
lifted a finger against us. To have come as close to victory as we
did in this election in this political climate was a miracle. We have
only to wait. Our cup is about to runneth over.
Barbara Minich, Illinois
Subject: Election Fraud
Please don't let up on exposing alleged election fraud. If this story
passes away without reform, how can we win in 2008?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: A CALL FOR A WHISTLE-BLOWER
When Clinton ran against Bush Sr. in 1992, exit polls taken the day
of the election made it clear by mid-afternoon that Clinton would
win. The polls were so widely accepted that Clinton was interviewed
during the afternoon by the network news about his victory. The interviews
were not aired until after the polls closed. Bush the First also was
interviewed and he likewise acknowledged that afternoon -- before
the polls closed -- that Clinton had won the election.
Something this year has gone terribly wrong.
Exit polls on November 2, 2004, suggested persuasively that Kerry
won the popular vote in the three most important states he needed
to win the election, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. But when the
votes in those states were reported by local governmental officials
responsible for reporting the election, the reported votes did not
reflect the estimates derived from the exit polls.
In Pennsylvania, for example, exit polls showed Kerry leading Bush
by 60 percent to 40 percent. When Kerry ultimately was declared the
winner of Pennsylvania, the calculation was on the order of 52 percent
to 48 percent in Kerry's favor.
In Ohio, exit polls showed that Kerry was leading by an approximate
margin of 53 - 47 percent, but after the votes were processed electronically
the result was essentially reversed, with Bush given 52 percent and
Kerry 48 percent of the vote. In Florida -- which, like Pennsylvania
and Ohio, also used electronic voting machines -- the exit polls showed
51 to 47 percent of the vote in favor of Kerry. But the result reported
by the state was on the order of 52 - 46 in favor of Bush, practically
a mirror image of the exit polls.
In New Hampshire and New Mexico, states that used electronic voting
machines, the results reported by the states deviated dramatically
from those suggested by exit polls, with Kerry winning in New Hampshire
by about two percent of the vote when exit polls indicated he had
defeated Bush by something on the magnitude of 57 to 42 percent (a
15 percent differential), and with Kerry LOSING in New Mexico by approximately
two percentage points after exit polls had shown him defeating Bush
by about three points.
In Illinois, on the other hand, where paper ballots were used, the
exit polls and the results reported by the state were nearly identical,
with Kerry winning 55 percent and Bush winning 45 percent. Similarly,
Maine and Wisconsin, where paper ballots were used, came out as the
exit polls indicated they would.
When electronic voting machines were introduced, people wondered what
safeguards there were to prevent election fraud. The answer was simple:
if there was a substantial disparity between exit polls and reported
results, this would be one indication of foul play.
Based on the extreme disparity between exit polls in states that used
paper ballots and states that used electronic voting machines, it
seems clear that there was foul play.
IF THIS IS TRUE . . . then what this country needs, and needs right
now, is a hero, someone to come forward and expose the wrongdoing
of the corporate and governmental officials and employees who have
participated in the theft of the election and the destruction of our
cherished democracy. Now, more than ever, America needs an insider
to blow the whistle on the corporations and local government functionaries
who have perpetrated the theft of the 2004 election.
In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson spoke carefully about
what it meant to have a democracy, with one fundamental underlying
value being "a jealous care of the right of election by the people
[and] absolute acquiescence in the decision of the majority . . ."
After suffering the indignity of an aborted national election in 2000,
the Republic has again been defrauded of the certainty of an unquestionably
America needs a whistle-blower in the ranks of one of the electronic
voting machine companies or the offices of the secretary of state
of Florida or Ohio. If the election was stolen in one or both of these
states, it is essential that someone with knowledge come forward.
This is a call to an unknown someone to make a personally difficult,
costly but morally crucial decision -- to come forward with specific
information about how the election was stolen and by whom. The survival
of our constitutional democracy demands nothing less. Hundreds of
thousands, if not millions, of Americans have died to earn and defend
their and our right to vote. The history of the struggle to protect
the vote in this country is a bloody one. A dishonest national election
will have a horrific and indelible impact on American democracy.
In our recent history, good people such as Jeffrey Wigand and Daniel
Ellsberg, at great personal cost, came forward to report on abuses
perpetrated on the People by industry and government. Dr. Wigand,
a former employee of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co., bravely exposed
the perjury before Congress of the CEO's of the tobacco industry.
Daniel Ellsberg, a government employee, courageously released secret
government documents, "the Pentagon papers," exposing the
lies of the U.S. government in perpetrating the fraud on the public
known as Vietnam.
Both Wigand and Ellsberg paid the price for their heroism, and both
You will also survive the cost of your heroism.
Is anyone out there as upset as I am over the money that will be wasted
on the inauguration? How about all the revelry and parties that will
be going on? Wouldn't you think that with a war going on and our servicemen
getting maimed and killed that we would not calm this down? Where
are we as a nation? Is this moral?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: EMERGENCY!!! Mass
Media In 'Lock Down' Not To Cover Vote Fraud (rense.com)
THE TECHNOLOGY OF FASCISM
This situation is a full-tilt emergency. I have been receiving reports
for a week now that the major media are in a near-total lock down
on the subject of vote fraud, and this article confirms it.
The only major media person to treat this subject with any semblance
of the seriousness it deserves is Keith Olbermann on his "Countdown
with Keith Olbermann" show on MSNBC. Friday he detailed the study
by the University of Pennsylvania professor that showed the mathematical
probability of the exit polls in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida all
being so far off the "actual" vote counts as being 250,000,000
This was a major breakthrough for our side. But now, if this article
can be believed, his job may actually be in danger. I hope not. I
can only hope that this is a wildly hyperbolic exaggeration of the
situation at MSNBC.
However, I do have reason to believe that the situation at CBS is
as described, based on other info I've gotten.
This is a crisis. The public is absolutely NOT going to be given the
information they need to decide for themselves what is going on, unless
a great many people make a huge stink about it. As many people as
humanly possible need to be made aware of this situation.
If this election was hijacked by hacking the vote electronically,
as I strongly suspect, then this constitutes nothing less than the
technology of fascism. What could be more perfect for the fascists
of today than a system that surreptitiously alters vote tallies to
suit their purposes, while maintaining an illusion of democracy and
Subject: Letters to the editor or whatever or whoever.......... OSAMA
Maybe I shouldn't read all the BuzzFlashes because last night, thank
the Creator, it was only a dream and one that occurred in the future.
There was this really immense place, and in it this tremendously large
creature that I knew
at once was Satan. Standing in front of him were three people. I am
willing to swear that one was Osama, however it was so murky and filled
with smoke I could only see that the one Osama was so friendly with,
had a leash tied around the neck of the third. Osama and the man holding
the leash were embracing and talking like old friends. At one point
asked the man holding the leash who the third man was, and the answer
was, Oh you know he is the Caped Crusader. Osama then said, oh yes
I recognise him now, but why the cape? The answer was, It covers a
device that allows me to speak to and for him.
Then Osama looked up at Satan and said, but why did we have to die
now? Satan replied,
the two of you were given the greatest gifts I have ever bestowed.
To you Osama I gave you leadership and power over one billion Muslims.
Satan then turned to the other and said, you were given power, through
the fear of your nation's Nuclear weapons over the "free"
world. However the two of you have killed over twenty million Innocent
children before I had a chance at their souls and so I brought you
Then Osama said, but we did keep the bargain we made back in the 90s
when I and my Al-qaeda, thru fear, helped his administration receive
not just eight years but power for life and he kept his word and helped
me escape, took out Saddam, my worst enemy, and helped start the Holy
War and then also we both chose you over the true teachings of our
religion. When do we receive our rewards, like the 77 virgins? Satan
then said, you truly have done so well your rewards shall be 77 times
77 virgins. Of course they are all males and as of now you are eunuchs.
Satan then added, "This is hell, after all." At that point
his great booming laughter awakened me.
Subject: Rove: We stole the Election.... Nah.. Nah ..Nah Nah.. Nah,,
Rove, a genuine psychopath, must have been in unbridled bliss, reveling
in his criminal theft of a Presidential Election.
2004; Karl Rove on the Dis-Information Trail (opednews.com)
Karen Hughes, a Bush aide/babysitter who does nanny work on a part
time basis while living in Texas most of the time, says she advised
Bush to authorize his speechwriters to start working on a concession
Bush, at around 10 pm EDT, staring those apparently fatal exits in
the face, did no such thing. "I got it in the bag," said
the Grandmaster of the Lodge of Vote Fraud. Even Dick Morris has written
that late exit polls are never wrong.
They will be from now on. Polling is useless as well. Elections.
Subject: How They Did It
"Those who take power through a coup do not relinquish
it willingly." -- Unknown
Of course they were prepared, they started four years ago. Minister
of Propaganda Karl Rove knew that this time they had to dominate the
popular vote to legitimize their coup.
For years I was a professional magician. My partner was renowned for
fooling other magicians. His secret was this: Use many different methods
at once so that if someone discovers one thread it will only lead
so far. Overlapping methods and using misdirection to draw attention
away from "business" usually caused spectators to begin
looking for sleight of hand long after it had taken place.
I believe that is exactly what happened in this election.
First, they had all of the voting machine manufacturers in their camp.
The Secretaries of State of both Ohio and Florida were partisan Bush
supporters. Then, by using a combination of rejecting and destroying
Democratic voter registrations, voter intimidation and suppression,
not sending out absentee ballots, rejecting signatures of voters and
never re-instating most of the so-called "Felon's List 2000"
in Florida, coupled with inflated turnouts, fraudulent e-voting, "glitches"
and hackable computers that tabulate the ballots and other as yet
undiscovered tactics, we were had. Plus they had the lapdog press
all along the way to echo the charges of "Flip-Flopper"
and never investigate Bush's enormous record of lies and failures.
By showing such an overwhelming popular vote advantage by Bush, all
cries of election fraud look even less legitimate than in 2000. With
the exception of Keith Olbermann on MSNBC and the Internet, it is
a non-story. Even NPR has moved on. Hey, with a 24 hour news cycle,
who even remembers that election, what was it, over a week ago?
We thought we were prepared and vigilant. We had Michael Moore, Jon
Stewart, MoveOn, George Soros and millions of hard working volunteers
across the country. What we didn't imagine was that they would have
no scruples whatsoever and would do whatever was necessary to win.
Can you imagine the outcry by the right if Kerry had won and received
more votes than there were registered voters?
"Those who take power through a coup do not
relinquish it willingly"
Why did we even expect them to allow a fair election? It would have
been totally out of character for this crew of villains. We must use
every resource at our disposal to uncover the fraud that was committed
upon the American people. We must be smart and dedicated and look
for courage and inspiration to the great leaders of the Labor and
Civil Rights movements of the past and never ever give up. No surrender.
Vive La Resistance!