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Subject: Collaborator NYT writes Bush script on Fallujah by way of
shhh shh memo....
So we haven't won like Allawi said a week ago Sunday, and so there
ARE civilians in Fallujah like the marines said there WEREN'T on the
day they didn't let the aid trucks in, and like Allawi says was an
oops, and the trucks can go in now, presuming the food is spoiled
and the civilians are all dead, and so it turns out that 95% of the
insurgents are NOT foreigners like the DoD said, but actually good
old Iraqis who are supposed to be jumping with joy at seeing our troops
not trying to kill them with guns and mortars and bombs and anything
else they can get their hands on....
So the NYT "leaks" some paper that says things MAY suck
if this happens or that doesn't. Thanks, but we read the Independent
and The Guardian and BBC and Al Jazeera and we ALREADY KNOW THAT!
What we don't know, dear NYT, is how many civilians were killed in
Fallujah and why the US is able to count 1,200 dead insurgents but
no dead civilians; what we don't know is why the NYT doesn't write
how many Americans are being killed every day and how many wounded
or describe the terrible ways in which they are being killed, and
also killing; what we don't know is why no American media outlet has
taken the Bushies to court to insist on the right to take photos of
the coffins that are arriving in the US every day, or WHY the media
is not willing to tell the American people the way things REALLY ARE
and that Iraq is in total ANARCHY!!
It seems to me that the NYT has nobody IN Iraq...they get their news
through briefings or are as deeply imbedded in the marines as they
are in George Bush's derriere.
Falluja report is gloomy (NY Times/Int'l Herald Tribune)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Stop Arnold
Yesterday (November 17, 2004), marked the one year anniversary of
the inauguration of California's governor. I remember that day like
it was yesterday holding my "I don't trust Arnold" sign
outside of the fenced off area at the state Capitol. I remember carefully
choosing the word "trust" based on the dictionary definition
"firm reliance on the integrity,
ability, or character of a person." I didn't trust him then,
I don't trust him now, and I will never trust him. He is not my governor
and I certainly hope he will not be my president either. With that
said, I just found a new website: www.arnoldexposed.com
A BuzzFlash Reader in Sacramento
Subject: Re: selective service
Hello there! I noticed that you posted how Louisiana residents are
required to register for the Selective Service when getting their
driver’s license. I was wondering if you were aware that here in Alaska,
to receive our Permanent Fund Dividend checks, Lisa Murkowski made
it a requirement as well that young men must register for SS when
applying for PFD's.
I love your website by the way, you’re giving me HOPE in this lacking
Annette R. Koutchak
Subject: It's my way, and that's not Frank's voice you hear!
There is a sign on the White House door that reads, "By order
of the King -- Only the loyal, the Far Right, those who will keep
a secret, those who will agree with me are allowed to enter these
hallowed halls," signed George W. Bush! The rules are posted
at the entrance. Since they are a security risk, Moderates are not
allowed in the meeting rooms unless accompanied by a Conservative!
Dissenting opinions will not be tolerated! Before entering, all Democrats
must be cleared by the Secret Service. Liberals are not allowed.
Are we living in a Dictatorship, a Monarchy, a Theocracy or a bit
of all three?
With our system of checks and balances all skewed, so that there are
no checks, and the balance is way far to the Right, we can’t call
our form of government a Democracy!! Dissenting opinions were not
only missing from those pre-war intelligence reports, but are missing
today with the Neo-Cons in power! Ole impartial Porter Goss is cleansing
the CIA of all Moderates, and avoiding answering Jane Harman’s letter
about releasing Phase 2 of the 9/11 CIA investigation! Republicans
are ignoring former rules to excuse Tom DeLay’s unethical behaviour!
The CIA Outing of Valerie Plame, long overdue, continues to be stonewalled.
Who told Chalabi what?
Bush and cohorts think if they continue to hide the truth from the
American people, we will soon forget about it all. After all, 51%
of us forgot, and the wind is at his back. He has capital to spend
and will spend it! It is not about getting over losing an election,
but more about shedding light on this Administration's policies, and
Mr. Bush, glad to see you pardoned a turkey today. There is a Turkey
in the White House and 49% of us will not pardon you!
Subject: Less than 1 in 1000 chance e-vote results in Florida due
Here is a more in-depth article about the new UC BERKELEY study of
the election results in Florida that show that mathematically there
is less than a tenth of one percent chance that these results are
due to chance.
Which means fraud. And coupled with the U of Penn study showing a
one in 250,000,000 chance that the difference between the exit polls
in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and the "actual" final
vote was due to chance, we have a very powerful indication that all
is not copacetic in the Republic.
Which means fraud. You know, the reaction of the vast majority of
the media just kills me. They all seem to act as if vote fraud was
unthinkable. They apparently know nothing of American history. The
entire history of this country is that whenever vote fraud in an
election was possible, somebody did it. All that money, power and
perks riding on the outcome of an election, and we're supposed to
believe that everyone involved is just going to be purer than the
Which is a ridiculous proposition. Anyone who knows anything about
human nature whatsoever, knows that you HAVE to have a voter-verified
paper trail if you're going to have electronic voting. Having a system
where we just have to trust private companies who are all aligned
philosophically and ideologically with one party, and who don't have
to turn over their source code to government officials, or provide
some secure method of recounting votes is insane. That is a prescription
for fraud. To sit around and just hope for the best, and assume that
everyone is playing by the Marquess of Queensbury rules, flies in
the face of everything we know about human nature and history.
Research Team Sounds 'Smoke Alarm' for Florida E-Vote Count (Common
Subject: I want my vote
On every election day, I go over to some church basement and vote
on the same machine that my grandfather probably used to reelect Eisenhower.
I flip the switch, the ratty curtain bangs open, and that's it. For
all I know, my vote has never actually been counted toward any election's
result in the last thirty years. In an Age of information when computers
easily track billions of lottery tickets, millions of multiple call
phone bills, and trillions of stock trades without losing a penny,
something here in the American voting process does not make sense.
Anyway, I don't want any computer that any high school computer
freak can bore into messing with my vote. Here's what I want. I want
to vote on a ballot that's been engraved like United States Currency
that I can mark with an x and that has some sort of carbon duplicate
engraved in the same manner attached. I want the number of my precinct
recorded at the top of my ballot. Just like a dollar bill, I want
an individual number on my ballot. I also want that number printed
on the duplicate, so I can tear it off, put it in my pocket, take
it home and keep it for evidence. Forget about the paper trail in
the machine because that can be changed as soon as I walk out of the
door. I want the hand-counted ballots put in a box and saved. I want
the ballots that come into each precinct numbered sequentially,so
it's easy to see if votes have been slipped out or stuck in. And here's
how. I want to see my number posted on the wall of the precinct showing
by my number how I voted, right along with the other voters in the
precinct. I want the tallies to be published in the local paper, too.
That way, ripped off voters can show up waving their duplicate ballots
at city hall and send the crooks who are stealing their way of life
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Re: Tens of Thousands of Bush Votes in Florida Challenged
You know what angers me about this? You see reports of this in the
newspapers as tiny yet very important stories and yet the public does
nothing! They allowed for the Supreme Court to install a president
which under the Constitution is not allowed and they just threw up
their hands instead of raising a fist at this court. I look at it
this way, a person's vote equals their trust that those handling the
elections will actually count their vote correctly. As we have all
witnessed, that trust has been broken several times over and the country
could not give a damn. When a trust has been broken like that, the
system itself becomes broken. I keep praying that things will get
better, but there are just too many signs that say the opposite.
Subject: Re: ATMs and Electronic Votes
Dear Ms. Applebaum [Washington Post columnist and editorial board]
Hope this letter finds all well with you.
As to comparing voting machines to ATM's: I can track a bank. If they
are stealing from me, and from others, they will be caught and will
be out of business, if not in jail. So they don't do it.
I cannot track a computer vote. When it is a fact here in the real
world--a place you folks in Washington Social Circles need to see
1) all the voting machines are made by people with direct ties and
stated loyalty to the Republican party and Bush
2) that these machines have been demonstrated repeatedly by literally
hundreds of professionals, some who have testified to Congress, to
be open to faulty and fraudulent programming and hacking
3) that the companies with the machines refuse to let their software
be examined by third parties so the inner workings are hidden (endless
examples of counters turning backwards when certain numbers are reached,
and the like)
4) that in every place these machines have been introduced a Republican
has had an astonishing surprise victory (see for example Sen Hagel's
victory, wherein machines from a company he owned were used to count
5) that the Republican party is in the hands of a lying bunch of thugs
(see the endless personal threats/smears to anyone who dares criticize
them, and the lies about Iraq, the budget, Medicare funding, No Child
Left Behind, global warming, Bush's insider trading...the list literally
has hundreds, all demonstrable from the public record)
6) that it is indisputable that Republicans used various methods to
keep down the vote in Democratic areas (putting out false information
about changes in voting places/dates, the Sproul campaign--paid for
directly by the Republican Party--to register Democrats and throw
out their registrations, in several states, the placing of one voting
service thousands of voters in a district, etc etc)
Why, in the face of just plain common sense, do you make non-informed
and, to be frank, half-witted statements like comparing ATMs to Diebold
equipment? Please apologize to the public for your irresponsibility.
Clearly there was a drive to steal the election, and it is documented
in literally tens of thousands of complaints (including pushing "Kerry"
and seeing "Bush" register on these machines). Give one
reason why the Republicans would stop at computer-vote fraud, especially
given that the means to do so are completely available to them at
practically no risk. (The only risk would be that journalists demand
these things be checked.)
Are you really unaware that these people have no morality beyond grabbing
ever-more power and wealth? Do you have a stake in their agenda? Why
else would you say such silly things, when I know you are very intelligent.
A twelve-year old can see that something is rotten in America. And
it starts at the head. And it runs through the election.
Legend has it that there is a practice, evidently unknown to America's
press, called "research." See what you can find out about
this mysterious thing, and THEN, after using it, form an opinion.
Believe it or not, fraudulent elections are a threat to all of us,
our children, and our nation, and cannot be allowed.
Thank you for your time, and I don't mean to offend you. I am just
extremely frustrated that our press has become so degenerate and irresponsible,
and so unfailingly acts as enabler to that incompetent megalomaniac
who fancies himself wise, just, and good.
[BuzzFlash Note: Anne Applebaum's column is here... In
ATMs, Not Votes, We Trust.]
What the Democrats should have done was actually lost the Presidential
That way when the Republicans switched the numbers, we'd be analyzing
why we won
instead of flagellating ourselves over why we lost when we
technology was hackable. Some have said we don't have enough proof.
But if Bush were behind and this was an option, would Karl Rove hesitate?
Has he ever hesitated from screwing anyone in the past? One of the
scenarios Ms. Harris documented probably came true. On the central
tabulating machine you open up a spreadsheet say, put the election
results in, switch the numbers then put them back into the original
people write Sean Hannity's sponsors. They want to know why Disney's
ad money is paying Hannity good money to insult half of America. Might
result in serious action.
R. David Goldberg
Subject: Matt, why not look at both sides?
This morning Matt Lauer was interviewing an NBC analyst about Fallujah.
They have found what appear to be classrooms where insurgents were
trained to attack us. Supposedly they are attacking just because they
hate democracy and love Saddam. We have given them absolutely no reason
to be upset.
Matt, just once, try listing some of the reasons why Iraqis might
want to join an insurgency against their occupiers. You stay with
the Bush line and never, ever, ever come out with the civilian casualty
estimates and never, ever, ever show the destruction the people of
Fallujah will come back to.
Never, ever, ever mention the fact that you back completely and totally
the attack of Iraq on your program and never once questioned the reasons
given by Bush. Matt, we all know that you want to keep your job and
have the courage of a toothless mongrel guard dog, but if we don't
stop this, then your son will be old enough to go shoot unarmed injured
men in the name of Bush.
The Iraqis should just lay down and play dead so Bush can have their
oil and their country. The Bloody Bush cartel can count on you to
sit back and allow them to kill as many Iraqis as they like and never
even investigate the numbers, destroy everything in Iraq and on top
of that get as many of our kids killed as he likes just to keep his
twins in designer clothes.
Every time I see the twins, or Lauera, or any of the other Bushes,
I see them like Carrie in the movie "Carrie" where she is
drenched in blood."
"Out, damned spot! out, I say! One; two: why, then, ’tis time
to do ’t. Hell is murky! Fie, my lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard?
What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?
Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in
him?....Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia
will not sweeten this little hand. Oh! oh! oh!...Wash your hands,
put on your night-gown; look not so pale. I tell you yet again, Banquo’s
buried; he cannot come out on ’s grave."
Saddam is in jail and he isn't going to get out, but still blood,
If one is willing to overlook the lying, cheating, stealing, and intimidation
of voters in association with but not limited to the exploitation
of religion, 9/11, and war for political and personal business gain
the Republicans do seem to be the party of values
Subject: Peter Jennings Interview with President Clinton
This is an absolute must for all BuzzFlash fans, and all Dems to get
a copy of…tonight’s interview with President Clinton on ABC by Peter
Jennings. Today the beautiful opening of the Clinton Center (which
was not shown at all in real time on C-span!) and was "talked
over" and edited by CNN and MSNBC, was only summarized on tonight's
special with Peter Jennings and President Clinton. However, it is
something to keep for all schools, children and grandchildren. Why?
Because Clinton really tells it like it is, and even argues with the
pompous Jennings about the media, yep, the media's coverage all those
years. That was the very best part! Why didn't he do it years ago?
But better late than never! I just loved it. What audacity and arrogance
Jennings displayed to the former President of the United States, but
how the Big Dog came right back so articulate, brilliant, and strong!
Please get a copy of this program, if you can.
President Clinton Reflects (ABC News)
A BuzzFlash Reader in Texas
Subject: White House crows over "certain" victories in
Ohio, Fla - before polls close!
In Florida Kerry was seen as having as having a 50-49% lead in the
5pm exit polls. Yet the White House was telling the Neocon Chickenhawks
at National Review that it's over. We won.The polls had not closed
In Ohio the exit poll results bounced back and forth all night;
Kerry 51-52%, Bush 48-49%. No problem, states the White House--again
no results in from the Buckeye State. The Spin: "Great Ground
Game. We're getting massive turnouts in rural Ohio. It's doubled in
electoral clout since '00!"
State Echoing White House/BC Sources (National Review)
Reality: The White House lit up the cigars in the early afternoon
when the electronically generated "rural turnout" in Fla.
and Ohio counties was being created by their friends. Confirmation
of this mission's success was cause for the celebration. They couldn't
give a fig about Exit Polls.
Of course Exit Polls couldn't pick up President Miracle's Invisible
Cyberspace Caucus. The exit polls were not wrong. Bush knew he was
going to win 3 years ago - that's the reason he governed in such an
extreme and bellicose manner. His "victory" was the handiwork
of computer programmers.
They used the exact same template in both states. Turnout in Kerry
vote-rich counties in Ohio (Cuyahoga, Franklin, Mahoning) were reduced
to the low to mid 60's while a berserk Bush wave sweeps rural Southern
Ohio. Bush wins 75% of the vote on turnouts ranging from 73-80%!
Florida. The same formula. Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties
were stuck in the low 60's in turnout while the Berserk Bush Superwave
strikes Rural Florida. As in Ohio, 75% victories for Team Bush on
turnouts ranging from 73% to 81%! The pre-election pollsters couldn't
find the surge. The much maligned Exit Pollsters couldn't find the
surge. Only Karl and George knew the surge was a com'in. Hurricane
JEB in Florida and sudden the Blackwell-generated lake effect Superstorm
off Lake Erie had guaranteed four more years of "compassionate,
conservative Fascism" in the White House.
Subject: The End of the Charade
What seems the reigning stupidity -- the might-is-right totalitarians
in the White House who would do away with the Constitution (indeed
all enlightenment from the Magna Carta on) and replace it with the
Bible literally interpreted -- is in reality the end of the charade.
Centuries of practice have been realized.
The painful truth of what is essentially American is now manifest.
Why bother any longer with the empty pieties of "the land of
the free and the home of the brave"? What began in 1492 or thereabouts
has pushed its way into total control. Images of American soldiers
and armored vehicles mowing down defenseless women and children in
Fallujah meld with the countless massacres of Pequot and Cherokee
and Dakota and Apache peoples all across this American continent.
And the plight of the African slaves, their children and grandchildren
hanging from the cottonwood trees. Nothing has changed except the
The American thrust remains the same. It's still cowboys and Indians.
The swagger of Custer stands astride the Fertile Crescent, having
its way with her. The end of "civilization" where it began?
The birthplace of writing the graveyard of humanity? The American
way plays itself out on a wounded Iraqi-Indian-African in a Fallujah
mosque. Whose side is God on?
American soldiers didn't need Israeli advisers to show them how; they
were already thoroughly conversant with the ways of massacre, and
well-practiced. This country has been working on it for centuries.
And now the "mandate." The charade is over.
(Ironically-synchronistically, while writing this, NPR's "Morning
Edition" was reporting the fraud case against American contractor
Custer-Battles for its alleged improprieties in Iraq, to the tune
of millions. Can't make stuff like this up.)
David J. Zaido
Subject: Statesman Award at Claremont Institute
Dear Mr. Kennedy,
I read with interest the goals of your organization, especially