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Subject: Bush fracas during Chilean visit
I am a Chilean citizen but read your paper daily. Most of us here
in Chile share your views and that of like online papers such as
Truthout, Whatreallyhappened, Commondreams, etc.
Bush´s visit to Chile has left - so far - most of us chuckling
because of the overkill in the security measures taken by his entourage,
which is also disproportionate to those of the other leaders. By
far. Especially in a town almost empty because of the three day
Two Jumbos filled up with secret service people; 40 (yes, forty)
cars in his caravan including two limos just alike so to inspire
doubt as to which one he´s in, a huge ambulance, ominous looking
vehicles with 6 antennaes; Two planes (Awacs); 200 9mm weapons introduced
into the country; Snipers galore; An entire hotel cut from all contact
to the exterior for blocks around it; Bush sneaking in and out of
tunnels and back entrances: he even refused, and was the only one
to do so, to receive honors in the square in front of La Moneda,
our government house, because he would have had to walk 80 yards
to get inside the latter.
He broke protocol a few times arriving whenever he pleased with
disregard for the other leaders including Putin who was not bothered
by it, apparently.
The gala dinner that was scheduled for tonight (Sunday 21st) and
was to be hosted by our president with an attendance of 250 ministers,
government people, and big Chilean entrepreneurs was cancelled by
my president due to the insistent requirements of the US Secret
Service (SS?) to check everybody bodily for arms with metal detectors
and such. Since we did not want to subject our people to such manhandling
the dinner is going to be a smaller affair of 20 people. Hours before
this happened, before Bush was to arrive to the CEO Summit, everybody
had to leave the room (from all 21 countries, mind you) so the SSs
could check seat by seat with detectors and dogs.
Then he made his grand entrance after ignoring the host of the
Summit, a Chilean, and read a speech titled "Peace and Prosperity
in the World." Of course the irony of it was not lost on us,
simple spectators, or the press. All this to great applause, half
of it real, and half of it pre-taped.
As for the fracas that your paper mentions, reading the news article
one may think that Chilean secret service and police just interfered
without reason. The truth is that the protocol indicated (and this
was made known weeks ago) that each leader was to go inside the
dinner place with only one bodyguard. They all complied, except
Bush, that tried to enter with six. Of course five were stopped.
Some papers said Bush had "imperial airs."
I think he was hiding as usual.
By the way: My president improvised in his second language (English)
while Bush had to read in his native one.
"A passion for trust. A quest for excellence"...that is what J.
Kenneth Blackwell has written on his web site. Yet he did the Katherine
Harris thing to a tee, for Bush.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Colt's Coach Tony Dungy's Hypocrisy?
What with Coach Dungy's amusing uproar over the offensive and sexist
nature of the recent NFL skit...
others outraged over ABC promo (Indianapolis Star/Yahoo)
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed,
and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an
endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -- Henry
Subject: anderson cooper
Just got home, flipped on the tv, just in time to see Anderson Cooper
talking with Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson about the changing cabinet
in the administration. Paul Begala made the point that the administration
was purging any dissent and replacing with "yes" men.
Tucker, of course defended the administration in his usual condescending
tone. Paul Begala had the last word and upon closing Cooper said,
"spoken like a true democrat." Now, I didn't hear him
say to Tucker, spoken like a true, spinning, misleading, neo-con
like me. Cooper has never tried to disguise his political affiliation,
which would be ok for it is his show. But his words and tone have
always always talked down to those with opposite views. This little
(very) rich boy is so out of touch with the people, that his snobbery
is the only thing about him that shows through.
Subject: Letter to Disney company, re Sean Hannity
I understand that Disney owns ABC Radio Networks on which Sean Hannity's
radio program airs three-hours/day on nearly 400 of your stations.
As a patriotic American, I am appalled that your company has made
the shortsighted business decision to actively promote Sean Hannity's
crass efforts to enrich himself by insulting, belittling and slandering
well over half of the citizens in this country -- all of which are
your potential customers. The rightwing extremists that Mr. Hannity
panders to are only a small portion of Americans.
Is it really Disney's wish to drive the mainstream majority of the
marketplace away from buying Disney products by being associated
with a gratuitously divisive personality such as Mr. Hannity? If
so, this is not only bad business, it is also rather misguided loyalty
on your part, as Mr. Hannity would be first to besmirch both Disney
and ABC for being part of the so-called "Liberal Media"
that he and his ilk enjoy using as a straw man when contrary view
- or inconvenient facts - are disseminated.
While it is ironic (and certainly hypocritical) that Mr. Hannity
airs his views via the airwaves of a company he pillars as "liberal"
(aka objective), that is his problem. Your problem, however, is
that you risk alienating well over half your potential customers
when you promote a shrill personality who has made a career out
of offending them. I believe that the more people who are made aware
of your company's support of Sean Hannity (who is currently associated
by most people solely with Fox News), the less people will be inclined
to support Disney or ABC. I intend to make sure that people are
made aware of the complicity between Mr. Hannity and your company
to offend and belittle them.
Dolores M. Dryden
I was just reading 'Free Republic.com'...all I have to say to those
folks out there calling for the "reporter" who caught
the marine assassinating that poor wounded Iraqi and the other folks
out there calling for annihilation of the Iraqis........
HOW VERY GODLY....NOT
suzy in tucson
Subject: Upper Hand
Republicans keep pushing their "Marriage rights" agenda,
but how about if we usurp the debate? Here's my idea for enterprising
progressives. Get this on the ballot in your town:
"Shall the government have the right to tell any U.S. citizen
who they can or cannot marry?"
That would expand the debate and make it clear why so many of us
don't want anti-gay initiatives to rule the day.
U.S. Navy Veteran
Subject: Election reform
Hi to All at BuzzFlash,
After carefully reviewing the 2004 election results, & subsequent
commentary, I have concluded that at least 90% of all reported errors
were in President Bush's favor. This is a statistical anomaly of
great importance, since machine errors are non-partisan in the real
world. So, what happened?
Is there reason to believe that computers have developed artificial
intelligence (AI), and they changed thousands of Kerry ballots into
votes for Bush? Or did the machines just count every third vote
for Bush as two votes, instead of one? What can we do to make sure
this doesn't happen again?
My suggestion is to assign each voter an individual number. Let's
say that we would use our Social Security #. Each voter would log
in to the voting machine before casting a ballot. The program would
record both the voter's selection & Social Security #, allowing
the various election committees to post their results in a way that
each voter could check to see if the vote was recorded properly.
How hard is that?
Subject: New Mexico: The Case of the Missing Latinos
Where are the Bush supporters in the New Mexican Latino Community?
They gave Bush his victory there. The "adjusted" Exit
Polls state that Bush was down 2% from his '00 showing among whites,
who comprise 56% of that state's votes. Al Gore barely defeated
Jorge statewide in 2000. Where does Bush regain the advantage? The
Latino Community. The Exits conclude that Bush increased his support
among New Mexico's Latino population by a whopping 12% to a grand
total of 44%. They comprise 32% of the voting universe in New Mexico
and that gain would more than bridge the gap Bush faced among whites
in 2004. Bottom Line: Bush ekes out a 50-49% victory.
One Problem. WHERE ARE THE BUSHITE LATINOS? The top 3 counties
comprising 137,000 of New Mexico's total Latino vote of 258,120
must show a big increase for Bush. He's 12% ahead of his 2000 share
of the Hispanic Vote. Right?
Here's the data: There are 69,000 Latino Voters in Bernalillo County,
42% of the County's Vote. How did Bush do in comparison to 2000?
2000 results: Gore 49% Bush 47% Nader 4%. In 2004 the results were:
Kerry 51% Bush 48% Nader 1%. Where is the Bush Hispanic Power Surge?
In Dona Ana County there are 38,040 Hispanic voters, they comprise
63.4% of the County's Vote. In 2000 Gore carried the County; 51%
to Dubya's 46%, Nader 3%. In '04 Kerry received 51%, Bush 48%, Nader
1%. Anyone see a 12% Bush boost there?
In Santa Fe County, Latinos comprise 49% of that jurisdiction's
vote. 31,850 Hispanics vote there. In 2000, Gore received 65% of
the vote, compared to Bush's 28% and Nader's 7%. In 2004 Kerry defeated
In these three counties that comprise roughly 55% of the Hispanic
vote in New Mexico, we see a Bush net gain of 1.5% from '00 to 04'.
WHERE IS THE MISSING 11%?
What's more, Kerry outpaced Gore's % support among Latinos by 2.5%
in the BIG 3. The net victory margin for Kerry increased by 1% from
As the Velasquez Foundation Exit Poll of Hispanic voters nationwide
has shown, there is no gain for Jorge Bush.
In Florida, the New Democrat Network exit poll showed Kerry winning
among Florida Hispanics; 53% - 45%. The early network polls confirmed
that analysis as well. They later adjusted their results to show
Bush winning 56% of the Latino vote in Florida.
This Hispanic surge is a chimera. E Voting fraudsters targeted
rural areas and then placed the blame, the horror, of four more
years of this MESS on Minority communities -- supposedly whipped
up into an anti-homosexual mania by Gay Marriage Constitutional
amendments. Oh Brother!
Rural Votes were created in cyberspace and taken away in Big Cities.
The Result: A 51 -48% Kerry victory was turned into a 51%-48% Bush
"victory." There can be no other way. The numbers don't
add up. And we're suppose to go along with Electric Electoral "9/11"
and just keep our mouths shut and look the other way. That's the
Road to Hell!
Subject: FDA's response to flu shot shortage questioned
A large percentage of the elderly face a serious threat to their
lives if they contact the flu virus this season.
I traveled to the nearest VA hospital last week and obtained
a flu shot. But my wife, who has a history of pulmonary problems
and a collapsed lung has not been able to get a flu shot. The
VA would furnish it if I were 100 percent disabled.
After contacting the national hotline, I was informed that Midland
had sufficient flu vaccine. I moved from there last year, a Republican
area, and the adopted home of Bush. It is about 700 miles round
trip. I checked with the local county, city, clinics and hospitals,
even Fort Hood (which only had vaccine for active duty personnel),
and none to be found. I believe the vaccine has been given to
young school children.
It seems this country is only concerned about making plenty of
money, and not enough profit is made to satisfy pharmaceutical
companies. And evidently the government isn't concerned enough
about the health of citizens.
"FDA's Response to Flu Shot Shortage Questioned
Lawmakers Want to Know When First Hints Emerged on Problems at
By MARK SHERMAN, AP
Subject: My letter to Mr. Olbermann re: Kerry's e-mail
I agree with you, but consider.....Kerry received a lot of money
via e-mail from folks like me. He is in essence betraying his lack
of interest in democrats who didn't support him with money, I guess.
I do think he has decided not to raise much of a finger at all concerning
the two most important issues we face as a country--
1. war, including an imminent one with Iran:
Diplomatic overtures to Iran do not appear to be part of the
U.S. strategy, but Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage
told the Arab world Friday, "We're talking about resolving
this problem by diplomatic means."
"War is obviously not an option that we want to consider
if we can help it," Armitage said in an interview on the
Al-Jazeera television network."
Echoes of Iraq in Case Vs. Iran (AP/Yahoo)
and 2. The very real takeover of our country by the wealthy, who
have done everything in their considerable power to disenfranchise
the little guy.
Remember when there was a vast, global protest against the U.S.
going to war against Iraq? (Including untold numbers of people in
The Bush administration called us focus groups. I really AM considering
Oh, if you get the chance, get your news company to show the ripped
apart children, arms and legs blown off, eyes blinded, etc. that
have resulted because Congress and the Administration didn't listen
to the "focus groups." You can find these pictures on
the internet in foreign news sources.
I don't know at this point what the U.S. is headed for. But as
long as G.Bush and D. Cheney are in power and this right wing agenda,
America is headed for a disaster. These people are spreading hate
and the freedom of speech. It's their way or the highway and that's
a dangerous path to follow. Look at all the debt we are in. The
Dems. have to rise up and take this country back.
A BuzzFlash Reader
There is no doubt in my mind G.Bush and the Republicans stole this
election again. I believe on election day when they found out that
J.Kery was winning they immediately converted the machines to their
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Grading Bush even on a Curve shows continued failure!
Oh, Mr. Bush, you financial genius, you! Your money wizard, Mr.
Greenspan, today announced he’s afraid the U.S. dollar is getting
the short end of the stick against the Euro. Then there is the matter
of that huge trade deficit which will raise our interest sooner
rather than later. We also can’t forget the now 8.1 trillion debt.
How nice of Congress to raise the limit so you can borrow more.
How much interest will you be paying now? If your budget in 2005
gets approved like you want, that eight trillion could go skywards
again. Does that mean Social Security is more endangered, or less
money for health, education and many other services? I guess we
can’t have it all, huh?
What about our system of checks (very few and getting worse) or
balance, way to the right now. Love your new cabinet, Condi, Hadley,
Gonzales (who writes great memos promoting torture) and the strictly
impartial Mr. Porter Goss. Of course I forgot, you have all that
capital to spend. Forget grandchildren paying, maybe we ought to
say our great grand children’s future will answer for your fiscal
Ah, but in the war on terror, according to you, that’s progressing,
along with over 1200 deaths and major injuries to our soldiers and
the slaughter of innocents. Our continued policy of bomb and blitz,
kill and conquer, has reduced their cities and their mosques to
rubble. That will win their hearts and minds! But what, us worry,
after all, their oil is going to pay for it all! By the way, I hear
they found what could be Al-Zarqawi’s hide out. Of course he has
been gone for awhile, probably he was alerted by all the military’s
prior plans broadcast all over kingdom come. Do you think he got
out of Dodge? He did leave all that good info, on purpose I presume,
because he is too dumb to get a headache. All he needed was to leave
us a note signed LOVE, AL-ZARQAWI! How’s his friend, Osama doing,
you remember him, the guy that sent planes into our world Trade
Center? He is still tripping merrily through the poppy fields you
promised to get rid of long ago. I don’t know what I appreciate
more, that “strictly by the book election” (what’s a few people
voting more than once, or disappearing ink, mean anyway?) in Afghanistan,
or the legitimate puppet government you installed in Iraq!
I noticed Mr. Chirac and Mr. Blair agreeing to agree about all except
Iraq. Too bad you were too busy to join them and Russia, when they
talked to Iran, especially now when they are suspected of developing
nuclear weapons. Please don’t start priming the pump or the public
for invading Iran. We shouldn’t worry because you said last time
it would only be a last resort. Now you are stretched too thin,
unless you turn the back door draft of those who already served
or medical personnel into a front door draft. I also hope you consider
talking to North Korea, since you have been asked many times to
You know those investigations that you stonewalled until after the
election, the CIA outing of Valerie Plame, who told Chalabi what,
Phase 2 of that CIA report on 9/11 that blames your Administration,
what’s happening with them? Did you ever punish Richard Foster with
severe consequences for telling the truth to Congress? I remember
now, your Republican buddies blocked that investigation with their
majority. So many questions so few answers, but you have the wind
at your back with the 51% that you claim gives you a mandate to
do it your way!
Don't you just love the way protestors greeted you a couple days
in a row, it wasn't with flowers that they give to liberators. I
see how the world's still respecting you! What about the 6 countries,
including your former buddy, Spain, who do not want to send anyone
to be trained to assist in your Egotistical war in Iraq?
Just over a couple weeks since your so called mandate, and your
progress is well noted by all of us who did not vote for you!
Subject: Early Voting Trend Backs up "Discredited" Exit
Poll Projection of Kerry win
The evidence continues to mount up that Bush stole the election
- BIG TIME.
1) The Des Moines Register polled citizens who voted before Election
Day. The result among this group - 27% of the Iowa Electorate -
Kerry 52% Bush 41%. The Final AP results showed Bush defeating Kerry
in Iowa 50 - 49%. Another Miracle for President Miracle.
2) Quinnipiac College surveyed early voters in Florida. The Result:
Kerry 56% Bush 39%. The Final AP results: Bush 52% Kerry 47%.
3) ABC News polled voters who had voted early at either a polling
station or by absentee ballot. In those 25 states (AL AK AZ ARK
CA CO FLA GA, HAW IND IA KS ME NEB NV NM NC ND OR SD TENN TX UTAH
VT and WVa), the result: Bush 51% Kerry 47%. The major 2 Party split:
Bush 52% Kerry 48%.
NOT GOOD NEWS FOR BUSH. In 2000, Bush defeated Gore in these 25
states with Bush on 54% (24,464,219), Gore on 46% (21,029,219).
In these 25 states, Bush was running 2% behind his '00 showing against
Gore. In 2000, the Major party split nationwide was Gore 50.2% Bush
Subtract 2% off the Bush % share of the vote and add 2% to Kerry's
share of the vote and you end up with a Kerry winning the national
popular vote, 52.2 % - 47.8 %. Factoring in third party candidates
-- as the exit pollsters did -- and you come out with a final tally,
Kerry 51.6% Bush 47.4% Others 1.0%
The unadjusted Exit Poll projection for the Presidential Race Popular
Vote: Kerry 51% Bush 48% Others 1%. The ABC Poll factored in the
Democratic bias amongst early polling and the GOP bias among absentee
voters. And as has been shown in North Carolina, the combined absentee/early
voting numbers match very closely the final results -- except in
the NC. Senate Race (Bowles v. Burr) and in the Presidential Race.
Republican Burr won, thus helping Bush grab a greater stranglehold
on the US. Senate while Cheney nemesis John Edwards was humiliated.
Despite all the pre-election polls, the Senator added not a single
percent to the Democratic ticket. Not likely. Meanwhile, our "free
press" has been ordered from on high to not breathe a word
of this larceny to the great unwashed masses. Just chalk the whole
thing up to internet conspiracists.
Subject: Photos as protest to the violence in Iraq
Dear Friends -
Americans are, due to a well orchestrated news blackout, seeing
far too little of the true effect of what 'our' side has been doing
to innocent civilians during the most recent assault on Fallujah.
The site reachable with the link below was created by an individual
who compiled photos from many sources as a protest against that
Yes, some will say we should then also show equally graphic photos
of the victims
of terrorist bombings and attacks, and perhaps we should - anything
to show the true effect of bombs and bullets on human flesh, whatever
their source. But even if the attack on Iraq and Fallujah were a
justifiable reaction to such terrorism (which it is NOT!) the manner
in which this 'cleansing' of terrorists and insurgents is taking
place is reprehensible by any standards of human decency.
Warning: The photos on this site are very, very grim . . .very unrelenting,
but a very real reminder of the reality of war. I pass them on because
photos like these have during past wars helped bring the realistic
consequences of armed conflict into the public consciousness and
perhaps contributed to their ending earlier. Please pass them on
spirit. May they help now.
The passage below was written by Bob Potter, Vet for Peace, in reaction
to seeing these photos.
The images from Fallujah were, just as you warned, disturbing.
In fact I had some trouble sleeping last night, and as I woke
up this morning the pictures seemed almost to come to life, as
if I could smell the blood and the corpses as well as see what
had happened in that devastated city. The neat alignment of the
rows of agonized bodies reminded me of the first sight I had of
the atrocities in the Nazi death camps, in a newsreel when I was
eleven years old.
Will our grandchildren grow up with the images of this war (and
its prisons, from Abu Ghraib to Guantanamo) engraved in their
guilty memories? Is this the legacy we are leaving them?
I called Bush's comment line this morning and said I understood
he claimed to be a Christian, and I hoped that was the case --
because Christians believe in a Last Judgment, when all one's
actions on earth are revealed for what they were, and subjected
to eternal justice.
As for me, if that's the case I will be judged for letting my
tax dollars pay for this kind of slaughter. As for Bush, he will
stand there with that blood on his hands, and judged for issuing
Thanks (I guess) for directing me to the site.
Subject: Forwarded, a funi
The Democrats' mistake was thinking that a disastrous war and national
bankruptcy would be of concern to the electorate. The Republicans
correctly saw that the chief concern of the electorate was to keep
gay couples from having an abortion.
Subject: Jane Hawes' Letter to President Bush
I would like to congratulate Jane Hawes (November 19th Mailbag,
second item) on a thoughtful, powerful, spiritual message I would
hope the President would prayerfully consider, but, like Ms. Hawes,
I doubt he will even see it.
Jane Hawes is much more kind to the President than I. I have always
considered him a Pharisee posing as a Christian. But, as Jesus says,
Never, under the previous eleven presidents have we witnessed
a worse administration in this country. Not even under the previous
five Republican presidents who were either guilty of impeachable
crimes, pardoning their predecessor, or both.
The whole country will wake up after the Bush regime tears it apart.
I foresee four more years of disaster. Iraq will end badly, I am
convinced, with Muslim terrorists swarming from every country in
the region. It will be another Vietnam or worse. I don't believe
any more countries would come to our assistance if we get our asses
They are destroying the economy, environment, education, etc.,
and the fiscal irresponsibility will likely reduce the middle class
to a minuscule remnant of yesterday. Our children and grandchildren
will carry the burden of the irresponsible fiscal madness.
Someone worse than Nero rules in the USA today. I thought we were
just about to relax and enjoy some semblance of reason and competence
in government -- wrong! I feel for those who are young and face
a future created by the Bush regime.
Click here: Church
and State (bushflash.com)
Subject: Boycott Christmas!
This Christmas, what if Americans refused to shop and instead
spent their money on supporting charities, environmental groups,
and civil rights group, for example. That would send a message loud
and clear to the corporate blood-suckers who think we can be distracted
with pretty shiny things forever.
A Loyal Reader
Subject: volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to act as observers and provide housing during
the Ohio recount. Please help spread the word.
Subject: Why a Democracy . . .
Why should any Country try for a democracy or use the US as an example
for democracy today? Bush says that he never reads anything and I
have come to believe that the main reason Bush doesn't bother to read
news or books is that he can't take any kind of rejection or criticism,
probably without going into a blind rage.
Just today, I am signing and sending emails against the genocide in
Sudan. This is a statement from Truemajority about the legislation
in front of Congress:
Before the election, a bill pressuring the Sudanese government
to end the genocide in Darfur passed both houses of Congress unanimously.
Now the bill has to pass both houses again. The Senate has promised
to act as soon as the House has. We can't let this issue get lost
in the post-election crunch. The bill contains strong sanctions
against the leaders of Sudan, including a freeze on their assets
and an arms embargo against the government, as well as providing
$200 million in aid to help the victims of the genocide.
Why can't our Congress do the same for the genocide happening in
Iraq? Why can't they sanction Bush's actions?
I cannot help but feel that "who in hell will listen to anyone
in the US about stopping a genocide, when the US is doing that very
thing in Iraq and Bush has killed more people in Iraq than the figure
quoted in Sudan." Even though I sent the letters, I am not
convinced that our Congress or Bush and his Republican administration
could care about stopping the genocide in Sudan, while we are committing
one in Iraq. Who will listen when the Bush Republican White House
Demolition Party has given the world an example of invading, killing
and devastating a country for nothing other than power and greed
and a Congress who has failed to stop them.
Now Bush wants to start implying that Iran has nuclear weapons or
a program for nuclear weapons? Well, so does the US and that is
why everyone in the world wants a nuclear program today because
of the Bush Republican Administration and their propensity to attack
other countries pretending to advance Democracy.
Anyone who had the inclination for criminal activities in our government,
but was always held back due to getting caught, doesn't worry about
that in today's America. It has become completely insignificant
and crime has paid for many in the Bush administration and the bigger
the crime, the bigger the promotions.
Tom DeLay, for instance, why would it be necessary for him to change
the rules in Congress, that allowed anyone indicted for a felony
to keep his job, if he wasn't sure his own actions would bring about
indictments for felonies? How more brazen can it get when a person
like Tom DeLay, who hasn't been charged and he says he has done
nothing, yet, makes sure that he will have a job if he is charged?
He knows what he has done better than anyone else, I guess. But,
he is not afraid of being convicted, only of being charged. I can
only imagine if a Democrat had made those same moves, what the screaming
conservatives would have done by now, along with big media.
Why should any nation even pretend to want Democracy, if the US
is supposed to be an example of how it works today? Our Democracy
in the US is being held captive for not punishing those who have
committed crimes against our Democracy over the last 30 to 40 years.
Pardons and promotions and rewards for loyalty are given instead.
How can any citizen in Iraq believe in the Democracy of the US after
Bush has killed over 100,000 people in that Country based upon a
lie? How can anyone in the world believe in the Democracy of the
US when we have proof of fraud in the last three elections held
here and nothing has been done about the fraud? What difference
could a US Democracy make for Iraqis with the Bush administration
in charge of their Country?
Just askin . . .
Subject: Christians and Evangelicals
I am having a problem with your use of the word "Christians."
You use the word "Christian" like it is a dirty word.
There are a lot of your subscribers, me among others, who are Christians
and don't like the un-Christian-like actions of most Evangelicals.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would make the finer distinction
between Christians (who are good, decent, tolerant, people who attempt
to walk in the footsteps of Christ) and Evangelicals (who appear
to be a large group of intolerant, hypocritical unChristian-like
people who proclaim a way of life they do not emulate.)
Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
[BuzzFlash Note: You're right, of course. But it's "hard work,"
as our President likes to say, finding the right language to describe
the extremists who pretend to speak for Christians. Our dictionary
says "evangelical" refers to the writings of Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John...and they are not all bad either, so where
does that leave us? Maybe we have to say "so-called" or
Subject: What about Boycotting Major Media til Election story covered?
Everyone Threaten to Cancel Media?
The media is biased as you know. It is not covering Iraq, and it
is ignoring this story: The thousands of fraud stories coming out
about the 2004 election and that the fraud is leaning toward Bush.
I propose that en masse, everyone call: news mag subscriptions,newspaper
TV satellite, TV cable, Yahoo, MSNBC, and other portal news sites--everyone--email
them and say, "If I don't see this story covered like the major
story it IS--and fairly, and accurately, without minimizing its
importance or the truth--I'm out of the media, I'm canceling my
subscriptions, my paper and cable and satellite services. I'm giving
you til Nov 30. I'm notifying your top advertisers that this is
happening. Good bye ratings."
Reason: The electors need to see this. It's our only hope.
And on Dec 1, if we haven't seen a change, everyone cancel (or put
on hold through December if it's too expensive to cancel and restart).
carolyn coughlin weissberg
Subject: Great site!
Thanks for being there. I get most of my news from your site. We
have to be the voice or else, the enemy will devour us.
I liked the snapshot of Clinton entering the library and yes, Bush
is pushing his way in like a 4 year old. Hasn't he done the same
in iraq, went ahead without consulting others?
I am also proud of Black Box Voting efforts. I hope they will succeed.
It seems we are a nation that puts up a lot of nonsense and just
talks and no actions within. It is only shown to the outside world.
Here we bicker and fight and no solutions.
Regarding the amputated soldiers likely to be sent to iraq in the
future is maddening. Are we that desperate to send them in order
to gain what? The silly land of iraq, or Pres. Bush's mad surge?
Thanks again for reporting.
Subject: Amy Goodman's Left Hook for Cable TV
The following sent to Tucker Carlson,
Amy Goodman - the Most Important Journalist today!
You apparently said, Ms. Goodman is "hostile to America."
What a sorry state of our nation when a journalist of high repute
telling the truth of our government's mayhem and murder is labeled
"hostile to America." Maybe if this savage administration
stopped slaughtering innocent civilians, bankrupting our country,
stealing elections, and destroying our civil rights, Ms. Goodman's
truth-telling would be more benign. But FuriousGeorge is a war
criminal, a mass murderer, so the truth Ms. Goodman tells is UGLY!!!
You feebly try to dismiss her because she puts to shame all of
you men who suck up to your "conglomerate owners" and
who "know so little about so much, commenting on every issue."
But We The People aren't that dumb - we know Truth when we hear/see
Get used to it - Ms. Goodman is a powerhouse journalist who will
roll over all you faux, tin-horn TV 'personalities.'