December 3, 2004
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Fraud anyone?
Fraud in Ohio !!??
If you are a member of the Quakers in Colorado or the Catholic Peace Ministries in Iowa, or if you champion the "environment, animal rights, labor, religion, Native American rights, fair trade, grassroots politics, peace, social justice, nuclear disarmament, human rights or civil liberties," you just might be a possible terrorist worthy of being spied upon. The ACLU is charging the FBI is spying on individuals and groups as a penalty for practicing their first amendment rights. I realize with the volume of emails you receive per day this may be stale by the time you read it. But on the off chance it is not, it might be a worthy headline link.
Is the FBI Investigating You? (It Affects You)
Subject: Is it just me, or.....
mother described as gentle soul (AP/Seattle PI)
Mike in Spokane
Subject: CIA Leak Investigation
[BuzzFlash Note: Maybe they're intimidated?]
Subject: Kerry felled by Invisible 1-2 punch!
1) Bay County: Bush gains 2,172 votes from '00 while Kerry gets 212 less votes than Al Gore. Bay County had a voter turnout of only 9,918 votes.
2) In Holmes County: Bush receives 6410 votes (+ 1,402 from '00), while "Sonny" Kerry loses 267 votes from Gore's tally in '00. Total turnout in Holmes was only 8210.
Then there is the outstanding issue of 232,000 more Fl. "voters" casting a ballot for President than showed up to vote.
I did a little experiment to see if the entire state of FL. had been gripped with Bush Fever. I focused on three counties in the state whose '00 results most closely matched the Fl. '00 statewide vote, Bush 48% Gore 48%. Pollsters call these jurisdictions bellwether counties. If there were to be any areas of Fl. that would demonstrate actual Bushmania--rather than "E-Voting, Opti-scan or double-punching" Bushmania--it would be found in these counties.
Result: An ever slightly more Bush-friendly climate.
1) In small Madison County, the Bush/Gore race was Bush 49%, Gore 49%. In '04, Bush 51% Kerry 49%.
2) In slightly larger Monroe County, Gore bested Bush 49%-47%. In '04, Kerry 50%, Bush 49%.
3) In very large Orange County, Gore defeated Bush 50%-48%. In '04, Kerry defeated Bush 50%-49%.
Now let's check in on 2 Counties where "ghost voting" was most prevalent: 1) In Volusia County, Gore defeated Bush 53%-45%. In '04, Kerry squeaked by, 51%-49%. A Red Margin swing of + 6.
2) In Osceola County Gore defeated Bush 51%-47%. In '04, Bush defeated Kerry 53%-47%. A Red Margin swing of 10%!
Most of the Ghost Vote is found in Palm Beach (90,774) and Miami-Dade (51,979). "Coincidentally," they form 2 parts of Kerry's (alleged) Big 3 County strategy--the other being Broward County. Broward was not spared the sword of Bush. They were attacked by different means--like those 58, 000 "lost" absentee ballots, etc.
On 3 November, shocked Fl. Democrats could not understand how Bush kept pace with Kerry gains in the Big 3. Now we know, or as they used to say in the golden days of radio, ONLY THE SHADOW KNOWS.
Subject: Show me what democracy looks like
Subject: Re Social Insecurity
Insecurity/Attention recent grads: Your parents are charging
your future. (The Village Voice)
Subject: Big phony thank you
I've always thought of the Dubya, his family, and associates as a mafia. Interesting that you refer to them as the WASP Corleones! Do you think the Bush mafia aims to replace Annan with one of their own? I've never been into conspiracy theories, but the Bush mafia seems so transparent.
Am I nuts or onto something?
Subject: Let NBC and CBS's Lay Clergy Write Your Church
Just an observation......I myself have stated among others,
that John Kerry conceded way to early. But upon thinking
about that, I realize that Kerry did not say anything about
possible fraud because you and I know that the self righteous
Repugs would have been crying foul for weeks on end, and
being that John Kerry has more class in his little
Another thing...the reason we didn't win is that Democrats don't play dirty like the Repugs do. I know if the Democrats acted like pit bulls and didn't let up, the Repugs would by far back down. They'd have to. But being that Democrats are acting so wishy washy, no wonder the Repugs are like pit bulls at a dog fight! The object here is not to back down! Like right now I don't hear of any mass demonstrations going on, or many law suits. Quit heeling like some mangy dog and get out there and fight as if your life depends on it...which it does! Get down and dirty, and watch the Repugs raise their eyebrows at us for a change...just a thought.
A Loyal Buzz Fan Forever!
Subject: The Bush Moralistic Conservative Republicans .
See this from the League of Conservation Voters:
Approves $8.08 Billion for EPA, First Budget Cut in Recent
Subject: Worst President EVER
Subject: MOVE ON !
Subject: Regarding "Axis of Evil"
So, an offhand remark with a completely different meaning
has become major Foreign Policy, and everyone just let it
happen. Seems to be the norm these days.
SB, I am in total agreement with everything you say!
To Bob Lambert....Yeah, I am with you, too, I am sick to
death right now of every
Dems have dropped to a new low...so maybe true, there is
nothing we can do about it
I have a feeling though...that many people are going to live to regret this evil administration.
There is a sign in West County of St. Louis that says..."so
many have lost their
If anyone out there knows....please straighten me out...otherwise,
I am going to find
PS: We do need to get our party back..the one that we had
with a back bone!!!!
Subject: Giuliani and Co-Liar Bernard Kerik getting their
reward for being lying loyal soldiers.
Subject: My letter to the Globe
Does Mooney really question the probability of GW Bush's receiving fewer votes in a Democratic stronghold than he did in 2000? Just because there were more ballots cast? Stands to reason that such a result could be attributed to a strong GOTV uprising for the very purpose of ousting Bush. And it more closely corresponds with accounts about the mood and the energy on Nov. 2, from those who were on the ground.
Mooney asserts that those doing statistical analysis believe in a "vague conspiracy" to manipulate elections on behalf of Bush and then he goes on to say such studies "have not stood up to scrutiny from academics and other analysts." Does Professor Hout know that Mooney is calling his University of California team conspiracy theorists? And where are the unnamed academics who refute the study, according to Mooney? That still leaves "other analysts" and since none of them are named, either, we can conclude Mooney is referring to himself as an analyst.
The Boston Globe might consider treating its readers to a better analyst. Might I suggest Juan Gonzalez, who in the New York Daily News, noted a similar pattern in Ohio? Only in this case, John Kerry was the one who netted fewer votes than Al Gore did in 2000, despite record turnout. In black communities, who vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Where did the extra votes go? This year, to obscure third party candidates, whose votes skyrocketed in those same precincts, compared to the last Presidential election.
Does this pass the smell test? Or is the Globe's news hound only trained to sniff out "conspiracies" when presented with facts.
Ohio tally fit for Ukraine (NY Daily News)
Subject: Check out WSJ.com - Politics & People
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: liberal media...where?
Subject: Abstinence Ed. Report from Waxman
Subject: UCC ad
Subject: Miami Herald Suspends Bush PR Stunt in Suwannee
Miami Herald hand recount of 3 Florida counties indicates significant Kerry gain (Independent Media TV)
Review finds Fla. counties voted for Bush (AP/Independent Media TV)
CNN and other pro-Bush outlets fobbed off this scam on the public. This county, along with 10 other northern counties investigated, was cited for possible pro GOP vote scamming four years ago in the Online Journal Special Report: "Bush's fifth ace: A crooked Panhandle" by Elizabeth Jordan and Oliver Dawshed.
Subject: Hey BuzzFlash- Editorial Suggestion- No Confidence
Subject: When will the Bush Twins begin their careers?
Subject: Ukraine LTE or commentary or correction
Subject: Kofi Annan....(To THE NEW YORK TIMES)
Subject: Gestapo...where's the outrage
John Kerry's day yesterday:
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