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Subject: No dirty deed goes unrewarded....
During the recent election campaign, I and other Floridians received
a computer-generated telephone message from Mr. Bernard Kerik, identifying
himself as a "former NY Police Commissioner," questioning
Senator John Kerry's patriotism, strength and resolve, saying he could
not be trusted to protect our national security from terrorists. The
call from Mr. Kerik was placed on behalf of the "Bush-Cheney Ď04"
campaign, showing a fictitious caller ID of 1-111-111-1111 and was received
here at 2:21 PM on October 29, 2004. The FCC is issuing huge fines for
"indecency," so let Kerik's fine be Senate rejection of his
nomination. Confirming Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security would
only prove that no dirty deed goes unrewarded by Karl Rove and the tatterdemalion
Edward A. Slavin, Jr.
St. Augustine, Florida
Subject: Comment on column (as sent to Richard Reeves)
...I mentioned then that I once asked a presidential candidate what
was the worst part of running, and he said: "All the lying you
have to do."...
Kieran Mahoney, a very smart Republican consultant, took that up and
said: "You were probably having dinner with a Democrat, because,
frankly, the Democratic Party is out of step with the national electorate.
More so than the Republicans. John Kerry obfuscates, in my opinion,
because if he were to tell the truth -- the unvarnished kind of liberal
truth -- he would receive only the base Democratic vote, which would
leave him 20 points short of being president."
He was on to something....
ARGUMENT FOR CUTTING AND RUNNING (Yahoo)
Again, I say: OH PULEEZE!
I was all set--ALL SET--following a Kerry victory, to send letters to
media outlets across America asking where their stories were about the
GOP's failure to win the popular vote for THE FOURTH TIME IN A ROW!
Frankly, with the hundreds (thousands?) of allegations of voter intimidation--with
evidence, LOOOOOOOONG lines in Democratic areas, and paperless/non-transparent
e-voting apparati in swing states, I'm not ready to concede YET, even
if my candidate folded like a cheap card table.
But, back to the "liar = Democrat" meme:
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to end Roe v. Wade? How
many times did GWB promise in the debates to increase budget deficits?
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to look out for the interests
of millionaires and the politically well-connected at the expense of
the working and middle classes?
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to increase pollution
and global warming? How many times did GWB promise in the debates to
end affirmative action? How many times did GWB promise in the debates
to explicitly privatize Social Security? How many times did GWB promise
in the debates to bust labor unions? How many times did GWB promise
in the debates to bring on The End Times? How many times did GWB promise
in the debates to totally unleash Tom (The Hammer) DeLay (and protect
him if he was indicted)?
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to pardon Enron executives?
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to make artificial contraception
harder to obtain by allowing pharmacists to refuse to fill proper, legal
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to invade other countries
on faulty intelligence? How many times did GWB promise in the debates
to appoint only like-minded ideologues in his administration and to
How many times did GWB promise in the debates to detain anyone he feels
like for any reason he wants for as long as he wants with no bounds?
Because if he were to tell the truth -- the unvarnished kind of conservative
truth -- he would receive only the base Republican vote, which would
leave him 20 points short of being president.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Air America Radio
Why is Randi Rhodes the only host talking about the election
day voter stuff?
Why aren't Al Franken & Mark Marion & Reily talking about
the voter fraud etc.?
Subject: Reds and blues states
I feel kind of like Rosanne Rosannadanna - "What's all this
I hear about reds and blues states? Oh, never mind..."
It turns out we're split equally between puppy uppers and doggie
downers. How to get off this roller coaster? Go ask Alice. Anyway,
after last election, I'm surprised that only 44% of us are medicated
- I'd think it was at least 51%.
44% of Americans medicated
Subject: As Dead Serious as Any Serial Killer . . .
The below quote while Bush was in Canada from BartCop:
Defends Iraq Decisions in Canada (AP/Washington Post)
Even as thousands of Canadian protesters thronged the streets
to protest his visit, Bush brushed aside suggestions that his
decisions had damaged U.S.-Canada ties. Asked about polls that
show Canadian opposition to his policies runs high, Bush pointed
to his own re-election this month as the survey that mattered.
"We just had a poll in our country when people decided
that the foreign policy of the Bush administration ought to
stay in place for four more years," Bush said at a joint
news conference with Martin.
Not surprising . . . seeing all of the RATS jumping ship, not
because they have had an attack of conscience . . . if that happened,
there were better times to quit, such as before Bush invaded Iraq,
no, these rats are making room for Super Rats . . . Appointees
to be worse than those who held the jobs for the last four years.
Also, not surprising . . . to hear that Bush wants to go to war
with Iran. Don't be surprised when we have a draft. Maybe Bush
will decide instead of privatizing Social Security, that it would
be a hell of a lot cheaper if he just drafted all of the Senior
Why is Bush so predictable? Because he is a "serial offender."
They don't change. He has no intention of ever, ever doing anything
positive for the American people or the human race. People will
not want to think of Bush as a serial killer because he doesn't
kill with his own hands . . . but the fact that he doesn't, makes
him all the more dangerous and the more willing to repeat his
crimes because he has been given the power to keep killing until
our Congress decides to try and stop him. I wonder how many people
have to be killed before they have an attack of conscience? Or
maybe people really do believe in the Bush morality that we have
seen during the last four years.
Serial criminals repeat until they are caught. They don't stop.
Ever. Hard to swallow? So was hearing Bush making fun and joking
about hunting for WMD after he had killed thousands of men, women
Just a thought,
With some 30,000 reported cases of voter irregularities reported
in a recent William Rivers Pitt article, The Washington Post ran
a December 3rd front page story titled "Fellowship of the
Ring: Customized Cell Tones" about how Delvon Murray "Jazzed
up" his cell phone ring tones.
Errors Tallied Nationwide (Boston Globe/Truthout)
The feeling is understandable. ...When a former satellite of
the Soviet Union shames the greatest democracy in the history
of the world on something as elemental as the right to vote, things
are badly out of joint.
Subject: Karl Rove's "Guerilla Marketing Techniques,"
disinformation, and the systematic destruction of our institutions
In this morning's New York Times, JUDITH MILLER writes that "Kofi
Annan has lost the trust of the Bush Administration." You
would think that Kofi and George were bosom friends at one point,
so much so that Condi was jealous.
What a bunch of nonsense. This is the continuation of the plan
to undermine the U.N. permanently. Next week we will hear that
Kofi is a child molester.
I also read that someone posed as a Union Carbide executive and
duped a BBC journalist by telling him that Union Carbide would
be taking full responsibility for the Bophul disaster. (Admittedly,
to believe a claim like that would be somewhat naive.) But it
certainly brings the famous "fake" documents on Bush's
National Guard service to mind. I wish someone like Greg Palast
would investigate this. If he found ties between Karl Rove and
the fake CEO, I wouldn't be surprised.
The Bush Administration is attacking the credibility of all institutions
that would thwart it--the media in general and CBS in particular,
the UN, Kofi Annan, and prior to that Hans Blix, the weapons inspection
process, international treaties, NATO arrangements, and on and
on. Karl Rove functions as Bugs Bunny, confusing all the journalists
and Democrats into shooting each other. Journalists and Democrats
play the roles of Elmer Fudd and Porky Pig. The only problem is
that it's not funny to anyone in the world except Republicans.
Subject: Organized Crime
Many thanks for your excellent news service - I always start
my day at BuzzFlash. I love a good conspiracy story, and thought
you might enjoy visiting the Mad Cow Morning News at www.madcowprod.com.
He has posted a good article about Sequoia and ES&S voting
services - "The Big Fix 2004." His video is interesting
too - thought you guys might like to link.
The Big Fix
2004 Part I: Convicted Felons, ĎShadowy Financiers' Own Companies
Counting Votes (Mad Cow)
The Big Fix 2004 Part II:
Election Company Has Long Criminal History (Mad Cow)
Subject: Outrageous fax
I'm a Marketing Director for an aluminum case manufacturer in
California, and one of our sales divisions is for sports cases
and gun cases. A gun magazine publisher in Florida faxed our office
yesterday, soliciting advertising in his gun magazine-a special
"ShotShow" edition, to be distributed throughout the
Feb. show in Las Vegas.
What struck me dumb was the introduction to the fax: a several
paragraph lecture on how much better we all are with George W.
and how wonderful that the "Communists" Tom Brocaw and
Dan Rather were no longer on the air! This is supposed to be a
BUSINESS communication, not an opportunity to spout GOP hatred
La Verne, CA
Subject: Barriers of Secrecy
Kafka Would Have Recognized
This America (posted at The American Street)
Kafka was famous for his stories about people being caught up
in nightmarish situations. The worst were the stories of people
targeted by faceless and inhuman bureaucracies. His propagandists
were not told why they had been chosen or what they could do to
stop the horrors they experienced under the maws of the system.
When I first read Kafka, the
vivid and frightening images he evoked were ones that we associated
with the soulless and hateful Soviet Union - a government that
perfected the system illustrated by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn in his
masterful book: Gulag Archipelago.
So what is one to think of a government that callously decides
that a person Ė an immigrant Ė who had once, years ago, been arrested
with $5 worth of drugs, and thus deemed unworthy of ever being
allowed a place in the US, and so must be deported? That by itself
would certainly be a harsh punishment for such a minor crime,
but add to this story, the fact that the government decided that
before they deported the miscreant, they would lock him up for
two years and subject him to torment and abuse including using
dogs to terrorize him.
Were you aware that until this week dogs have been used to intimidate
detainees on US soil? When you saw the pictures of the terrified
prisoners in Abu Ghraib being threatened by vicious dogs, did
you know that rather than being the idea of some "bad eggs"
in a nasty spot, this had actually become common practice in US
Have we really come to this? Are we such a harsh and vindictive
society that we are not simply showing "zero tolerance"
for any immigrant that breaks a law, but we must find ways to
torment and torture them before they are sent on their way? What
could possibly be gained by this meanness? And why has it taken
so long for Americans to know what a cruel and awful place this
country has become? Certainly our government is not proud of their
actions, otherwise they would not be so careful to hide their
actions. Or is this just another one of those things that we are
supposed to leave to those in charge -- donít
worry your little head, the adults are in control?
Kudos to NPRís Daniel Zwerdling who broke this story. As he says,
it was not easy to break through the barriers of secrecy.
In my 30 years reporting on government programs and policies,
Iíve never encountered as much trouble getting information as
I did while researching these stories on immigrant detainees.
Hereís just one example: it took me almost three months Ė and
dozens of phone calls and e-mails Ė to get access to the Passaic
County Jail, just to interview one detainee who was attacked by
I am so ashamed of my government. I never thought I would see
it become an acolyte of the Soviet gulag. And where is the rest
of the media on reporting this story?
Subject: Your coverage of Election Theft '04--US edition
You're one of the two or three premier indy media news outlets
on the Web.
That said, I'm wondering why your Homepage hasn't become a clearinghouse
for any and all things related to the ongoing story on widespread
election fraud HERE on Nov. 2.
We need to keep "kicking" this story or it will die,
much like a shark that needs to keep swimming. It's clear that
it was stolen, and quite frankly, reading about election fraud
in Ukraine makes me absolutely indignant when worse happened here.
In no way am I saying you shouldn't be covering Iraq, Ukraine,
domestic affairs, etc. What I'm hoping is that you might simply
provide a link to these other "hot" topics at the bottom
of the page until the whole truth is unearthed. Yes, I know I
can go to a myriad of other sites devoted to the cause. The problem
is that your site is the hub, the vortex, that gets readers to
look at these other sites. Common Dreams has dropped the ball
a bit. David Corn at The Nation has myopically poo-pooed us tin-foil
hatters. TomPaine isn't saying much. You--like Olbermann with
the CM--can be a real trailblazer here.
A coordinated effort amongst all indy media outlets would ensure
that this story doesn't die. Thank you for considering my suggestion,
and thanks for all that you do.
[BuzzFlash Note: We post every non-speculative vote fraud/irregularity
story we know about. Also, we try not to duplicate efforts already
underway and some of the organizations on our Vote
Fraud page, like Voters Unite, are doing a great job of cataloguing
Subject: Steroid Diversion Scandal
As the myriad voting problems and statistical anomalies in all
the "swing states" continue to be ignored by the right-wing
controlled media, itís comforting to know that steroid use among
top athletes will get the same over-the-top coverage as Scott
Peterson, Kobi Bryant, Michael Jackson and Robert Blake.
The news showed a clip of GWBís SOTU speech were he discussed
the role of steroids among professional athletes and the need
to set a good example.
To help children make right choices, they need good examples.
Athletics play such an important role in our society, but, unfortunately,
some in professional sports are not setting much of an example.
The use of performance- enhancing drugs like steroids in baseball,
football, and other sports is dangerous, and it sends the wrong
message -- that there are shortcuts to accomplishment, and that
performance is more important than character. So tonight I call
on team owners, union representatives, coaches, and players to
take the lead, to send the right signal, to get tough, and to
get rid of steroids now. (Applause.)
Shortcuts to accomplishment? Please, if anyone ever benefited
more based on less merit, I would like to know who it is!
Despite shitty grades at Andover Preparatory School, gets into
Despite shitty grades at Yale, gets into Harvard Business School
MBA program even after being rejected for admission to law school.
Despite long waiting list to get into Texas Air National Guard
(TANG), gets in on the day application submitted.
Despite lowest possible acceptable score on pilot aptitude test,
gets into training program to fly jet fighters.
Despite having never been in combat, nor having gone to Officer
Candidate School, gets a rare promotion to 2nd Lieutenant usually
given to medical doctors.
Despite not showing up for duty as required by his commitment
to the TANG, and no one has claimed the $50,000 reward for proving
he showed up in Alabama, gets an early Honorable Discharge and
no repercussions for being AWOL or desertion.
Despite a classic case of insider trading and/or short-swing profits
while a member of the board of Harken Energy, gets to keep his
ill-gotten gains and suffers no criminal or civil liability thanks
to little friendly help from the SEC and delaying production of
documents, a tactic destined to become classic Bush.
Despite having Harken Energy forgive the loans given to him for
the initial purchase of Harken stock, purportedly gets this tax
free as he will not provide his tax return to show that the debt
forgiveness was claimed as income.
Despite making a profoundly untrue denial about what he had said
about Osama Bin Laden during a presidential debate, gets to escape
any media scrutiny about the apparent inconsistency.
Despite losing the election in 2000, gets to be president thanks
to a little help from the forever tainted Supreme Court.
Despite all the mounting evidence that the 2004 election was rife
with fraud, gets to claim he has some sort of mandate to pursue
his course of action with renewed "political capital."
By all means, letís set an example for the children that accomplishment
and reward should be based on merit. Especially, we should avoid
cronyism and nepotism in our endeavors. If there is a hypocrisy
index or quotient floating around somewhere, I would like to see
it applied to GWB.
And by all means, "To help children make right choices, they
need good examples." Unfortunately, the lesson is you often
can get what you want by lying. It is who you know, not what you
know. A lie told often enough becomes fact in the minds of the
people. Loyalty trumps competence. If youíre a rich and powerful
republican, you may be able to commit crimes with impunity. The
public can be sold anything, even the Corvair of Presidents.
Subject: Bush in Canada
President' Bush's speech writer probably thought he was being
very clever when he dug up some quotes from Canadian Prime Minister
William Lyon Mackenize King during his Halifax speech. Unfortunately
this illustrates the principle that a little knowledge is a dangerous
I have never heard a Canadian politician quote Mackenzie King
except in derision. King, who was Canada's longest serving Prime
Minister was a brilliant politician but also a master equivocator
and a bit of a flake.
He believed in spiritualism and consulted mediums to communicate
with the spirit of his mother.
There is only one quotation from King which is in common circulation
in Canada and, by coincidence, it is one that has some relevance
to present day America. During World War II Canada's volunteer
armed forces were stretched to the limit. There was a growing
demand for conscription but the country was deeply divided on
the issue. King's statement of his position was "Conscription
if necessary, but not necessarily conscription."
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Subject: Thanks for your efforts & work
Just want to commend you for your web site. And the article about
Election 2004 - Action Alerts. Just wanted you to know because
of your web site that I've done all I can to participate. The
article was so good and concise. I've sent emails to many friends,
Democratic Meetup groups, congressmen, etc. I've called Ohio Democrat
groups, sent emails to the Ohio important people, sent emails
to Congress people, and made contributions to the Ohio recount
efforts and so forth. That article was so good and took you to
all of the opportunities to express your concerns about the 2004
election. Just hope this last ditch effort will go "our way."
You do a wonderful job. I will buy one of your "premiums"
as soon as I can.
BTW, check out Jack Blood's article (by Wayne Madsen) about the
Saudis and Enron manipulating the 2004 election. It's an article
Enron money helped pay for US rigged election (Online
An avid reader of your web site
Subject: The Fear of Living
I'm rather enjoying this particular era in American history. Having
lived 57 years and lived
through and participated in the "Howdy Doody '50s, the "dynamic"
60's, the "Me" '70s, the
sleep walking '80s, the "let's get it together '90s, I now
find myself enjoying the "fear of
The herd mentality has taken over and people search for safety
in numbers. It had been
predicted in the early 20th century that the God is Dead movement
would drive religion to be practiced by a small percentage of
the population. They were wrong. Their primary theorem was based
on the belief that an educated populace would use reason and
logic when pondering questions about the unknown. They did not
foresee the dumbing down of the populace that began in the thirties
and has accelerated at an increasing rate each decade (the 60s
and early 70s did try to decelerate dumbing down to no avail).
Dumbing down helps to create a void in the minds by killing independent
thought processing. This void leads to a fear of anything and
everything different. To fill this void religion is offered as
the solution to fill the void.
I have no problem with religion in the hands of a congregation
with a spiritual guide who
acts as a facilitator, if one so desires. I do however, have to
take umbrage with religion as
a business dedicated to control through the creation of dependency
by preaching the "fear of living."
To put it bluntly, "The trouble with born-again Christians
is that they are an even bigger
pain the second time around." -- Herb Caen, 1981
If one's life is riddled with fears and insecurities and the belief
that the next life will bring eternal bliss, then so be it. However
when this sanctimonious way of living is forced on
me I just ask two questions of the practitioner:
1 Is god omnipotent?
2. Since the answer is always in the affirmative, I then ask,
Can he create a world he couldn't lift?
It may appear childish, but believe me it get the desired results
(i.e. if you can't dazzle
them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit).
The reason I rather enjoy this era is that I can say whatever
I want and I'm just looked on as the village idiot and am left
alone. But I'm still checking out the shortest route to Canada
for the time that heretics start getting crucified.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Why is MoveOn silent? From a House Party Host (as sent
Dear Friends at MoveOn:
A major focus of the discussion at our recent house party was
the lack of accountability of the Ohio vote. Discussion on election
reform was explicitly stated in the MoveOn agenda that day, and
all participants at our home (25) agreed on the need for a national
push for paper trails for voting machines.
Yet we would be missing the forest for the trees if MoveOn did
not push for an immediate Ohio recount. Something is going on
in Ohio because the evidence is not being examined. They are running
out the clock just like they did in Florida. We need to have transparency
and accountability in Ohio, and we need it now.
Why is there nothing on the MoveOn website urging a timely recount
in Ohio, and why is MoveOn not helping to subsidize what will
be a very expensive undertaking?
There is even a movement for a revote in Ohio, using Ukraine as
our model. Whether this will prevail is not at issue. What is
essential is for MoveOn to join the rest of the progressive movement
in standing up for the premise that our democracy is not
I have been listening to the Pacifica.org broadcast of the Ohio
rally. Cliff Arenbeck is a legal hero. MoveOn should at least
post the latest information on the Ohio recount for its members.
As Arenbeck states, we want the process to proceed. We need the
process to proceed because the evidence is there.
The voter disenfranchisement issue is equally important. Now we
know that Kerry's tally has grown in Ohio. The recount needs to
begin immediately, as that is the only way the 95,000 undervotes
will ever be considered.
The problems in Ohio began as you know when the man charged with
the election chose to be the campaign chair for the candidate.
And he has stalled in certifying the results, deliberately running
out the clock. This happened in 2000, and we cannot allow it again.
MoveOn should also publicize Representative Conyer's meeting in
Congress next week, and you should send an alert urging people
to contact their congressional members to attend and to have CSPAN
put it on the air. John Zogby will be speaking on exit polls.
If exit polls are good enough in Ukraine, why were they not good
enough for the USA?
The Rainbow-Push coalition is joining as a plaintiff in the legal
action that Cliff Arenbeck is filing. These are all major developments
that need to be brought to the attention to the MoveOn community.
We are being totally shut out by the media, and we need our progressive
allies now more than ever. MoveOn has the reach to do a national
mobilization in a short time. Even if it is only to request CSPAN
to broadcast the Conyer meeting, MoveOn needs to follow the issue
of the moment.
I'd like to also refer you to two recent articles by Ian Solomon,
Associate Dean at Yale Law School:
"Confessions of an Unwitting Accessory"--A Commentary by Assoc.
Dean Ian Solomon (Hartford Courant/Yale Law School)
the vote (Baltimore Sun)
As a Kerry volunteer in Florida, I can attest to voter disenfranchisement
and misallocation of voting machines.
This really IS the next level and the next issue. We cannot pretend
to move on if votes are still being counted and we cannot attest
to the integrity of the process.
If a recount ensues immediately and Kerry pulls ahead, and/or
if a case for fraud can be proved due to either voter disenfranchisement
or anomalous results from voting machines, then Ohio's electoral
votes need to be challenged. But there's little time, and we need
you to help.
The process is more important than the outcome, and this will
be a long struggle, as we ultimately don't have the votes in Congress.
Yet it is essential that the questionable Ohio electoral votes
be challenged in Congress on January 6. We cannot have the Senate
again be silent.
This will be a long struggle, as Jesse Jackson said by phone today.
Yet the freedom marchers in 1957 began with a small group of determined
souls in Selma that marched to Congress. And those few determined
souls marched enough and stood enough to make a difference.
The voters that have been disenfranchised are minority voters,
and the corporations owning the voting technology are partisan,
quoted on record as intending to deliver the Ohio vote for Bush.
As is the elections referee in Ohio.
This IS the civil rights issue of the moment, and we cannot MoveOn
without paying attention to what is going on this moment. To not
pay attention now compromises our very democracy.
As MLK reminded us, injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.
If we are to move on, we have to do so with the certainty that
there was an honest election.
I welcome a response - better yet - I welcome seeing something
on MoveOn that addresses the issue of the moment. Hopefully by
Subject: Talking points - we need them
NO way is it right for the head of the Re-elect Bush Campaign
Kenneth Blackwell to Preside over the Very Election in the single
State Deciding his Election- can we say Conflict of interest????
Talking points - we need them- The Bush Advocates have them!
The Unusual Suspects:
1. Grover Norquist- the Coordinator - (disseminates/coordinates
the message to all outlets) he has a weekly prayer breakfast,
well attended by media in DC where they hand out the talking points
to spread to all media everywhere)
2. Rupert Murdoch - the Sponsor (pays the tab) Owns Media Everywhere!
(If you say the wrong thing your FIRED!)
3. Karl Rove - the architect/Chief character assassin .. (can
we say Valerie Plame?) Strategy.
4. Kenneth Blackwell - the Executioner ... aka hatchet man ...
how long will he be able to delay the OHIO recount??? (2008?)
The Right/AKA the Bush Administration have unified messengers
- They repeat their lies until they seem like the truth. Who questions?
(can you spell Swift Boat? RIP Rather...)
They manipulate the media - the television news/talk radio/cable
so that any positive portrayal of their opponents is speedily
neutralized. What happened to Equal Time? What happened to Fairness
doctrine - repealed in the Reagan Era - right under our noses...this
mess has been a long time coming Kiddies!
They rigged this election - the Help America vote Act - ensured
the fix was in. Republican Companies supplied the machines. There
is evidence of access. There is Zero security on the tabulation
files. It was hacked.
More votes were cast for John Kerry in Ohio...Kerry Won Friends!
Disenfranchisement: 77% of provisional ballots were counted vs
90% in previous Ohio elections, Why?
*Voters were deceived into going to the wrong polling places....(in
all previous Ohio elections, voters were allowed to cast provisional
ballots at any polling place in their county, but the Republican
Secretary of State changed the rules for this election to confuse
voters, and slant the result for Republicans, so you had to be
in your correct precinct for the first time - result? - your vote
was thrown out.)
*There was a shortage of machines in Democratic precincts (but
not in Republican ones) so Democrats were hampered & discouraged
from voting by many hours long lines.
*Elimination of many polling places, (when you show up to vote,
your polling place has moved - but it is difficult to find out
where - so you try to vote provisional, but you are not in your
precinct result? - your vote is thrown out).
*There was Failure to process new registrations in time to get
names on the rolls - so you had to vote provisional, deliberate
misinformation about where they could cast their provisional ballots
resulting in a much higher number than usual being disqualified
(by Kenneth Blackwell the aforementioned Bush campaign officer/Election
supervisor. IE your vote is thrown out!
*Many Voters saw the computers switch their votes from Kerry
to Bush, and many thousands of Bush votes were simply fabricated.
*More John Kerry votes were wasted/discarded/switched
Why is it OK for so may votes to be thrown out? Hundreds of thousands
of Kerry votes in Ohio were thrown out! Unknown thousands of Fabricated
Bush Votes were added in.
Why is it OK for the Reelect Bush campaign manager to get to decide
whose vote does or does not count? How is this even possible.
This is simply insane, and must be illegal!
This is not brain surgery. We are being distracted and confused.
The Bush Administration are using War to get and keep power.
Thousands of innocent people have died. Countless thousands more
maimed and tortured.
Focus! Count ALL the votes! Speak the Truth!
Subject:One Month -- (as sent to TV news outlets) No TV!!! And
I'm a news junkie!!!
Your obvious news bias during the election:
- Purposely hyping the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ad to discredit
- Carrying only a few hours of the convention and thousands of
hours of Scott Peterson
- Refusing to expose the HORRORS of the Bush administration--excusing
his every move.
- Ignoring the VERY SERIOUS potential problem of paperless voting
and fraud capabilities
- Bowing to pressure from Republican-Corporate bosses and not
covering (or covering up) TRUTHS
The list goes on and on and on:
- Michael Jackson MORE IMPORTANT than potential voter fraud
- Kobe Bryant MORE IMPORTANT than Abu Ghraib rapes "ok'd"
by new AG Gonzales
- Allowing the People of the USA to believe Saddam Hussein was
part of 9-11
- Minimizing the impact of the record-breaking deficit and tax-breaks
for the wealthy
I can't wait for a Real, Honest, Fair TV Station NOT influenced
by corporate pressure, NOT bullied by the political party in power,
and NOT afraid of investigating and reporting the truth!!
Until then, consider me a FORMER TV viewer and NEW progressive
talk radio listener.
PS--What's this about ABC & CBS not airing a commercial for
a Church who welcomes everyone??? Too controversial??? Yet Jerry
Falwell and Pat Robertson's brand of exclusivity is OK???? How
low can you go? My heart goes out to Jesus who must be shedding
untold tears over our promotion of intolerance disguised as love.
Subject: Take All The Time In The World . . .
The below article says a lot about priorities in America. We have
laws that state that murder never has a time limit on it. Any
time a murder is committed, it can always be tried. We have elections
with fraud, they put time limits on them. Just as in Florida in
2000, no one went to jail, that's how important our elections
are, according to our laws. But, since the year 2000, Bush and
his administration have killed over 100,000 people . . . do Americans
not understand what those deaths mean? Is it that hard for Americans
to picture the genocide that has been committed in our name? All
because we put time limits on elections steeped in fraud. There
is not doubt in my mind that if Gore had been president, over
100,000 people would still be alive and thousands more would still
have their homes intact. And, Americans would not be suffering
from the loss of loved ones this coming holiday or the fact that
their loved ones came home in pieces.
George W. Bush's political allies appear to be slow-rolling
a requested recount in Ohio, leaving so little time that even
if widespread voting fraud is discovered, the finding will come
too late to derail Bush's second term.
People wouldn't think of having Charles Manson run for office
in the White House and he didn't kill 100,000 people. We have
fraud with our elections that effects our whole Country and our
position in the world and they put time limits on it. This is
wrong and it is Murder with a capital M. Murder. Killing our Democracy
and our members in Congress are the pallbearers.
These are laws that should be changed when it is fraud with our
election, but who cares, if we have a president who has lied us
into a war and killed over 100,000 people, whose administration
outed a CIA operative who was working against terrorism . . .
an administration who is in bed with every major corporation in
this Country and we don't even punish the fraud in our own elections.
We have time limits. It is way past the time to bring those responsible
for fraud in our elections and in our government to justice, instead
of seeing them rewarded with a 2 million dollar yacht and act
as if nothing is happening. Do not ask how much oil does it take
to sail a 2 million dollar yacht . . . ask how many American and
Iraqi people's blood does it take to sail that 2 million dollar
yacht for Bush.
Just askin . . .
Subject: Ukraine and Kerry
I think we all ought to look good and hard at what is happening
in Ukraine. This may be the last time we see groups of citizens
actually being allowed to challenge the official line.
I think it is shameful that given the same set of circumstances
in both places, the US simply blinked and went on about its business,
where the Ukrainians fought for their democratic process, even
in the cold Ukrainian winter.
But I also don't believe for one second that US citizens would
have been allowed to congregate in the same manner, keeping warm
by fires in oil drums, tents, refusing to budge. How ironic that
"the freest country in the world" showed how it handles
dissent during the Republican Convention, by police actively tricking
the demonstrators into traps so they could be arrested, mishandled,
locked up, made to pay for their effrontery. Police now have much
more sophisticated crowd "control" equipment which effectively
would be used to break up any large demonstration.
Yet in Ukraine, where you could imagine jackbooted police cracking
heads, etc., they are so far able to remain determined and standing
in place to demand democracy.
They have more civil rights than US citizens. They are able to
exercise those rights. It is a sad day for us when we have to
watch others participate in a democracy we no longer have.
Subject: Depressing but informative
Your site is both depressing and informative. And I can't help
but wonder after reading all the stories about the despicable
Bu$h policies, where is your outrage at the silent Democrats?
..after all his policies are *not* being opposed by the vast majority
of the Congressional Democrats, are they?
They helped him get the Patriot Act passed.
They helped him get his wars on...
They have helped him get the majority of judicial nominations
They helped put Ashcroft in as AG - and Leahy indicates he will
help torture-lover Gonzales take his place.
They complained about Rumsfeld and then immediately went silent
They have not stood up to the u.s. media whores...
In short, BuzzFlash should be equally outraged at the Bu$h enablers:
The Democrats in Congress.
P.S. Even if most of his policies would have passed even if all
Democrats voted against them, at least they could actually claim
to be the "loyal opposition."
Subject: Bush not pressuring GOP
Pressuring G.O.P. to Approve Intelligence Bill (NY Times)
That's B.S. Bush hasn't even bothered to send a letter to Congress
urging them to pass the bill.
This is a big FU to the Dems and the 9/11 Committee - sure, they're
just going to stall it out.
Subject: Shades of Nixon... more Bush talking points issuing
from puppets' mouths
On Meet the Press, I just heard "Interim" President
Al-Yawar say that Iraq's "silent majority" supports
the Bush style democracy.
NBC's 'Meet the Press'
Subject: Fe, fie, fo, fum
Although use of steroids by athletes needs to stop, I cannot help
but wonder why John McCain has gotten so sternly involved. Surely,
congress needs to be looking at urgent problems nagging the US
such as the economy, jobs, border security, etc.
Suspicions run deep when John McCain begins beating the drum on
the steroid problem. Could it be that he is being groomed for
the next republican president? It makes sense to me. I wondered
why John McCain prostituted himself for Bush during campaign.
You would have thought that they were the best of friends. Prior
to the campaign, McCain disagreed with much of what Bush stood
for, then all of a sudden he did a Jekyll and Hyde. Not only that,
McCain should have had deep resentment after the 2000 primaries
when the Bushites slimed him and his family so severely. When
I saw McCain sacrificing his principles and ethics by campaigning
for Bush 2004, I suspected that promises were made by the Bushites
and GOP. If my suspicions are founded, we will witness more public
grooming and development of John McCain, morphing him into Captain
Such a prostituted candidate would never get my vote.
Subject: (as sent to The Boston Globe)
In response to a letter, published online, Mr. Mitofsky called
the people "morons" who released and accepted the original
results of his exit polling, before they were "revised"
to match the results of voting machines that have, in more than
one state, produced more votes than voters. Yet now NBC, according
to a Yahoo report released Friday, has
made a "giant step" toward integrity by stepping *away*
from the doctored results Mitofsky provided. (link provided below)
I called Mr. Mitofsky on this. I asked whether he would now brand
NBC "morons" for correcting his seriously flawed results
to accurately show the astounding turnaround in support for Kerry
by Latinos. A 20 point turnaround in Texas alone!
Likewise, I wrote an imperative letter to the Globe a few days
ago, desiring to know the unnamed academics and analysts Brian
C. Mooney claimed had debunked the "conspiracy theories"
(as he termed them) of compelling statistics being provided by
professors and their teams in accredited universities from California
Neither the Globe nor Mooney saw fit to respond to my inquiry.
The Globe has not provided any academic or analyst, outside of
Mooney himself, to debunk the findings of Professor Hout and others.
That is, if one could call Mooney's lazy musings "analysis."
And now that NBC has been cornered into rejecting the wildly skewed
exit poll results of Mitofsky, I ask again. Are Mooney and the
Globe prepared to call NBC, Yahoo News, and the Velasquez Institute
"conspiracy theorists?" Or is the paper going to take
a giant step
toward integrity by informing the public of the ever-increasing
evidence that the exit polls were falsely adjusted, and in every
case, skewed in the favor of Bush?
Do we have to look to Ukraine to find a spotlight on the glaring
irregularities that reveal fraud? Those of us in the United States
who care enough to follow the story ourselves are weary of being
called morons and conspiracy theorists. You need to better serve
this country and demand the raw data of all of Mitofsky's results,
for all to see. He deserves no more time to doctor them.
Robyn Su Miller...
Dear Mr. Mitofsky:
According to a Yahoo business report, linked below, NBC made a
"giant step" toward integrity by revising the skewed
exit poll results obtained from you. The Velasquez Institute praised
this move and called on other networks to follow suit.
...NBC has set an example for network poll integrity by taking
step away from the Edison International/Mitofsky election results,
toward WCVI's findings.
There was a stunning 20 point turnaround in Texas alone! Are you going to
name-call NBC and Yahoo and the Velasquez Institute and brand
them "morons" the way you branded the people "morons"
who released your unrevised exit poll results on election day,
and those who correctly accepted the original results? Save your
invective and your spin, please. We know there were not enough
samples gathered later to swing the original results to the extent
they were reweighted. Astronomical turnarounds in exit polls?
How did this happen?
Just how do you explain these skewed results, Mr. Mitofsky? In
every single case, skewed in Bush's favor. If only to prove you
made honest mistakes instead of deliberately doctoring the results
to match the questionable outcome of voting machines with glitches
that produce more votes than voters, you need to release the raw
data for all to see. When may we expect to see the full data,
Mr. Mitofsky? Sooner is better than later. Are the people of Ukraine
to be better served than the people of the United States in the
unadulterated evidence of how we the people voted?
Makes Unprecedented Downward Correction in Latino Support for
Friday December 3, 7:01 am ET (PR Newswire/Yahoo)
18-point Margin of Victory for Democrat Kerry Among Hispanics
Doubles Previous NBC Estimates; Numbers Affirm WCVI Criticism
of National Exit Poll Figures
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In a stunning admission, an
elections manager for NBC News said national news organizations
overestimated President George W. Bush's support among Latino
voters, downwardly revising its estimated support for President
Bush to 40 percent from 44 percent among Hispanics, and increasing
challenger John Kerry's support among Hispanics to 58 percent
from 53 percent. The revision doubles Kerry's margin of victory
among Hispanic voters from 9 to 18 percent. Ana Maria Arumi, the
NBC elections manager also revised NBC's estimate for Hispanic
support for Bush in Texas, revising a reported 18-point lead for
Bush to a 2-point win for Kerry among Hispanics, a remarkable
20-point turnaround from figures reported on election night.
The NBC announcement came during a forum with the William C. Velasquez
Institute's president, Antonio Gonzalez...
"...NBC has set an example for network poll integrity by
taking a giant
step away from the Edison International/Mitofsky election results,
toward WCVI's findings...We hope the other networks follow suit
more adjustments in their findings," Gonzalez concluded
About the Willie C. Velasquez Institute
Chartered in 1985, the Willie C. Velasquez Institute is a nonpartisan,
non-profit, Latino-oriented research and policy think tank with
offices in San Antonio, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Miami,
Florida. For more information regarding WCVI, please visit our
website at http://www.wcvi.org .
Robyn Su Miller
Subject: The Republicans' Constitutional Amendment Scam!
For many elections now I have watched the Republicans' tactic
of using constitutional amendments to further their agenda and
get across subtle and not so subtle messages to their base. I
now see this has been one of their most effective tools for communicating
to the voter groups they wish to appeal to. Constitutional amendments
are extremely hard to go all the way with, needing to pass in
Congress and two thirds of the statehouses to succeed. But that
is also one of their great advantages as a propaganda tool. You
can propose things without worrying about them actually becoming
the law of the land. And you can keep proposing them every election
cycle and make the same cultural point because they never pass.
They also give the impression you are for something and have
ideas, a problem for the democrats recently. Take the flag burning
amendment. For a long time it has been trotted out every four
years to try and show how patriotic republicans are and how unpatriotic
democrats are. Until democrats stopped taking the bait that
is. Ever time a democrat would give a thoughtful answer about
preserving our freedom of speech to a question asked about the
flag burning amendment, he was vilified as unpatriotic. Eventually
democrats just started going along with it, surrendering the moral
high ground in our ever onward move to the right.
Free speech arguments were made to seem somehow unamerican, and
those against this amendment were called liberal scum. Of course,
when was the last time you saw anyone on the news from this country
burning a flag? But the issue isn't important, it's what the issue
can make your opponent look like.
This election it was the Gay Marriage Amendment. As far as the
republicans were concerned it was a jackpot. They were looking
for something to get the evangelical christians motivated to come
out to vote and they knew abortion wouldn't be enough to get the
job done. After al,all, republicans had a Supreme Court majority
and a majority in congress and what had they accomplished? But
gays getting married was the perfect answer. Democrats, being
suckers for equality, would have to be for it and as such would
be godless heathens in the eyes of every homophobic evangelical
This issue became known as the morals issue. We are now told
the election was decided on this issue. So when are the democrats
going to get back in the constitutional amendment game? The last
one they had was the equal rights amendment. Remember back when
they stood for something? How about a ban on displaying the confederate
flag on all federal and state governmental property? Can you imagine
the uncomfortable answer Bush would have given to a question in
the presidential debates about this amendment? This kind of lose,
lose situation for your opponent is what this game is all about.
Democrats do you want to get back your advantage among women?
How about an amendment making it unconstitutional to pay men more
than women for the same work? Or how about one making it unconstitutional
to get a tax refund if you paid NO TAXES that year? See, it's
fun. Come up with your own and send them to the DNC. Remember
they don't have to pass to be effective. They just need to put
your republican friends on the defensive explaining their sexist
racist homophobic policies to the rest of the country.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: a terrible thought
I just had a terrible thought: If Bush was SELECTED and not ELECTED
the first time in 2000, can he run for a 3rd term??????? YIKES
Subject: Canada's "Greatest Canadian Contest"
I thought that you'd like to know that the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation recently had a contest to name the greatest Canadian,
and the winner was not Wayne Gretzky,
not Pierre Trudeau, not Shania Twain, but the winner was...Tommy
Douglas. The winner was announced on November 29, 2004 and the
website is at www.cbc.ca/greatest.
Tommy Douglas was leader of the social-democratic party in Canada
and a member of Parliament in Canada, and he fought for the creation
of universal healthcare in Canada. In Canada, he is still considered
the father of universal healthcare. I thought you
would like to post this info on your website. So we are lucky
that we still remember important progressive values like universal
healthcare and a social safety net, etc.
I believe the Republicans plan to stay in power for a very long
time and the only way they can do is to control the ballot box.
I also think 2004 election was rigged from the start. Not just
in Florida and Ohio but some of these other states too. They couldn't
do it in Pennsylvania because they have a Democratic governor.
In 2000 G. Bush and with the help of Katherine Harris and his
brother stole the election. I believe those exit polls in 2004
were right. But the challenge now is to prove it. Which we have
no way of doing. This is the reason Jeb Bush didn't want his state
to have a ballot receipt and we allowed him to get away with it.
The Dems will not get back in power unless they can figure out
a way to stop all this injustice at the ballot box.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Late Night Humor
The Bush administration furnishes late night television with enough
material to produce a laugh a minute for the next 50 years!
"Last night over at NBC our good friend Tom Brokaw stepped
down. Out of habit President Bush accepted his resignation."
"Earlier tonight they had the national lighting of the Christmas
tree. They threw the switch and the tree came to life. And apparently
it worked so well they are going to try the same thing with Dick
Cheney." --David Letterman
"Elsewhere overseas, the invasion of and continued presence
in Iraq still evokes passionate response. Witness this demonstration
Tuesday, an angry mob shouting anti-U.S. slogans and toppling
a statue of President Bush in a public square in the rouge nation
of -- Canada. ... The angriest thing to come out of Canada in
the last 20 years was Bare Naked Ladies." --Jon Stewart
"Tom Ridge told friends he is resigning so he can go into
the public sector to make more money. Finally a Republican acting
like a Republican. That is an honest man. None of this crap about
spending more time with my family. Forget red and orange, I want
to see some green." --Jay Leno
"NAACP president Kweisi Mfume announced that he is stepping
down as head of the NAACP. President Bush issued a statement about
it today saying that this shows what a great country this is,
when a black man can rise to the head of the NAACP." --Jay
"Bush is visiting Canada today. It is the first time he has
visited since he took office in 2001. He said he was sorry it
took so long but this would complete his goal of visiting all
50 states. Actually Bush was going to go to Canada in '68 but
then his dad got him into the National Guard." --Jay Leno
"President Bush is up in Canada to mend U.S./Canadian relations
and pick up some discount Lipitor for Cheney." --David Letterman
"When President Bush's parents heard he was going to Canada
they asked if he could pick up some cheap prescription drugs."
"Down in Washington, Christmas is exciting because it's our
nation's capitol and the White House. They have it all decorated.
Beautiful! Quite a sight. A big huge 20-foot tree, 200 glass balls,
75 tinsel garlands and 50 resignations." --David Letterman
"Here's a late breaking bulletin from the Bush White House
-- the White House Christmas tree has submitted its resignation."
"Earlier today the president has called on all Americans
to do volunteer work. For example -- National Guard service"
over new Bush/Rumsfeld/Gonzales torture photos"
I found the CBS article most interesting in that its title was
"Arab anger over photos" as if that were the point.
As I wrote CBS, "Arab Anger over Photos" 1) the "anger"
is not over the photos, it is over the actions 2) Arabs may be
angry, Americans should be ashamed 3) I congratulate you on your
creatively prevaricative language - "appears to show,"
"seemingly showed," "apparently showed" etc.
You can't be much more limp than that in your language. The photos
do not "seemingly" show, they quite clearly show. CBS
"apparently" has no balls.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Please find somewhere to post this website. I emailed www.ballotintegrity.org
to tell them that a lot of people don't know about the movement.
They emailed me this site (www.helpamericarecount.org)
which frustrates me because I am looking for ways to get these
websites, rallies, and events to new people that would be interested
if they only knew. There has to be a better way than people just
stumbling on to sites or hearing from a friend. There must be
someway, the organizations that support this site haven't publicized
it. Any ideas?
Subject: Election 2004 Fraud? Mainstream Media is Losing its
First, if you are one of the rare mainstream media venues that
are truly covering the 2004 Presidential election irregularities
in a fair and adequate manner, I wish to thank you!
Secondly, I would ask that you let your audience know that there
is site they can use to quickly let the rest of the national media
know that they expect them to do their job too! Thanks again.
As you know, the national news media are rapidly losing credibility
and audiences. Many people simply don't trust the media any more,
because the media have failed to fulfill their responsibility
to investigate and report genuine hard news. The 2004 election
provides you with an unprecedented opportunity to get the scoop
on your competition, with a story of national, even global importance.
If you choose to ignore this story, you do so at your peril, because
your audience will be judging you on this, and will seek out information
from other outlets if it's not available on yours.
Here are just a few of the hard facts that indicate serious problems
with the 2004 election:
(1) Bev Harris of http://www.blackboxvoting.org
has obtained 'official copies' of polling place vote count receipts
from Volusia County officials. She has also obtained the original
receipts signed by poll workers, by rescuing them from bags marked
'shredder' outside Volusia County offices. The counts shown on
the two sets do not match.
(2) The Government Accountability Office (GAO, formerly General
Accounting Office) has decided to investigate the election, based
on over 57,000 complaints received from voters.
(3) The Wyoming Secretary Of State's official web site is reporting
106% voter turnout:
It's your choice. Investigate now or lose credibility and audience
share when the story comes out on your competitors' later.
Subject: Psy-ops and CNN's "Outrage"
I find the uproar by the media about "using" CNN to
"fool the enemy" prior to the election kind of ridiculous
(and, by the way, who IS "the enemy" in this case?).
Did these idiots really think that Rumsfeld closed the Office
of Special Plans when he said he did? (Well, to be fair, perhaps
he closed its door or something, so he could say he "closed
it" technically and not be lying, but the function continued.)
I think every single communication and non-communication to the
media is part of the Bush administration's manipulation of the
American public. I ask myself the purpose of every piece of information
they put out there. My husband and I look at each other pretty
much every day and say, "That was like learning nothing at
all." Actually, the more interesting problem is figuring
out what they are really trying to accomplish. I can't tell if
they are fiendishly clever master planners or total idiots who
don't understand the destruction they've wrought.
Leslie in Winchester, MA
Subject: My Comments
The news article reads, "For the life of me, I cannot understand
why the terrorists have not attacked our food supply because it
is so easy to do," Thompson said. "We are importing
a lot of food from the Middle East, and it would be easy to tamper
The food has not been tampered as yet even after importing a lot
of food from the Middle East is because the real culprit is Bush.
Where is Bin Laden and his attacks? If at all we have another
attack, it is for sure, just to prove that Bush is right, then
it is his doing and not any terrorists. They could be his hirelings.
No wonder, Thompson, left. I am sure he couldn't stand the mad
man and his lies.
Subject: "From The Mouths Of Babes" and "The Anti-Ford"
It's amazing the things kids say sometimes. Tonight I was talking
to my teenaged daughter about oxymorons. So I told her the standard
ones like "jumbo shrimp" and "military intelligence."
She started laughing and said, "Like President Bush?"
I thought that was pretty quick. So remember, any time you use
an example of oxymorons, be sure to say, "You know, like
'jumbo shrimp' or 'President Bush'."
Also, I was talking with a friend tonight and we were discussing
why we don't shop at Wal-Mart and why we do shop at Costco. Suddenly,
it struck me. Wal-Mart is the Anti-Ford. When Henry Ford started
producing his automobiles, he started paying his employees the
unheard of sum of $5.00 a day so they could afford to buy his
products. Wal-Mart picked up on that theme with a little twist;
they pay them only $5.15 an hour so they can
only afford to buy their products.
Gary in Phoenix
Subject: Harry Reid and Other Dems are in the Twilight Zone.
I just saw on CNN that Harry Reid already said he would support
("support," mind you) the nomination of Antonin Scalia
as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Note the word "support,"
how strong that is).
And of course CNN (Conservative News Network, Corporation News
Network) pounced on that statement. Reid agreeing that Scalia,
the man who thinks the Constitution doesnít really guarantee free
speech, and there is no separation of church and state, among
other things, is simply without debate whatsoever. Scalia is ok
to be the Chief Justice for life, for life, for life! And announced
it ahead of time!!! What?
When I grew up I watched the Twilight Zone on TV. Now I am living
in itÖI can hear the music in the background as I write this.
Is Harry another Zell Miller, John Breaux, or even worse, a Joe
Lieberman Republican being a Mole and infiltrating the Democrat
party? I liked Reid when he got Jeffords to cross over, and do
the Jeffords Jump. Where is Jeffords now? Where has he been all
these years? I havenít heard a word. However, that whole thing
was useless because what did they all do with their majority,
finally majority power (their "capital")? Nothing. No
more Jeffords jumps for us down here. And we all did many of them
in joy because we had a Head Start on Bush before the rest of
the U.S. from back from the 90ís when he was just the Gov.
But Senator Kerry back then with the Jeffords majority, what outcry
did he do? I never heard a thing. The Democrats even had subpoena
power and didnít do a damn thing. Bush was going crazy during
all those first months with all his executive orders and mischief,
together with Cheney who had his secret energy commission.
What a joke during all that time! Where was Reid then? Kerry then?
It was probably the last time for many years Dems were able to
subpoena anything. I blame Tom Daschle for that. He was an appeasement
wimp, in my opinion. I wasnít sorry to see him go because he sold
out from the day (about Dec.17, 2000?) when Bush made his first
appearance on the Hill after seizing power and the presidency
to right there announce standing right there in between Daschle
and Gephardt that heíd like to be a Dictator. I mean he just got
to be President of the United States and he stands between Daschle
and Gephardt and says he wants to be a Dictator? Where was Kerry
then? Where Was Edwards? How about Harry Reid?
I saw it live on CNN when it happened. Both gained nothing by
their milk-toast appeasement because they lost anyway, but so
did our country.
Now Harry just essentially gave Bush the nod, the permission,
yea, verily (as they say in religious right zealot circles) the
green light (oops, sorry, green is a bad word) to appoint ultra-extremist
Scalia to the head of the highest court in America, and, more
significantly, at the same time, put a damper onto those few Democrats
who wanted to fight against these two before the fight even started!
Way to go, Harry. (And I donít mean Truman.)
I am sick.
And they wonder about democrat voter fatigue, like here in what
has always been progressive Texas, which began after Ann Richards,
with her astounding 68% popularity and a booming state economy
under her leadership who didnít get re-elected?? Shock. Humm..the
fix was in, even back then. Just a trial run for the national
fixes, thatís all.
How about then Florida and now Ohio? And Kerry already abdicating
before I even woke up since I stayed up so late. I was in shock.
Oh yeah, what a "fighter" that guy isÖ. Barf. What "mole"
told him to cave in? Edwards didnít, and told him he wanted to
Many people with their whole heart and soul worked on his campaign
for weeks and months.
Go retire, snow board in Idaho. Or whatever a 60 something does
Hang it up, Kerry, along with Gore Ďcause both of you seem to
be clueless in your dependence on Bob Shrum, Terry, and Donna
B. inside the Washington bubble ("bubbleheads") who
all seem to love their money and power more than their integrity.
Very self-serving. Clueless about how the ultra right, the religious
right took over our country.
I couldnít stand it. I was still in shock and depression when
only a week after he abdicated Kerry comes out all happy, energetic,
and seemingly so out of touch with the nation, saying that he
says heís going to run again? Excuse me, you just ran a week ago
So many of us are still recovering from your run for president,
still in grief, shock, and emotional exhaustion. By the way, did
you still have on that yellow bracelet or was that just a prop?
Excuse me, but you just spent 2 years running spending lots of
other peopleís time and money, and you kept that 15 million? Are
you also going to "agree" and be "bipartisan"
like all our other leaders who are now gone, and left the party
in sheer ruins?
The only people who were fighting were all us other Americans
who had a clue, not the long-time Senators like Gore who chose
Lieberman, wore funny clothes, rejected Clinton, and had many
closet republicans working on his staff or Kerry who was snow
boarding as C-Span showed the Ohio Kerry headquarters with only
one young woman there while the Republican headquarters had banks
with at least 25 already making enthusiastic, organized phone
calls. Hope you had a happy time snow boarding while she was working
Oh well, whatís the use? Thanks, Harry Reid, for nothing. Go join
the RepublicansÖ Quit smilingÖ What a wimp. I donít have any energy
Iíll still read BuzzFlash, my lifeline. Well, maybe tomorrow will
be another day, but I donít think so anymore. Nope. The Bush cartel
understood political, financial, supportive and built-up for years
American people capital; yet, more than anyone Iíve ever seen,
Kerry squandered all of his in such an arrogant, careless, out
of touch manner (but he appears so deceptively nice). Harry Reidís
endorsement of Scalia as the Chief Justice just another pathetic
example of our out of touch, inside the beltway-reared Democrats.
Finally, I just took off my Kerry/Edwards and Martin Frost bumper
The Dems donít have a goal. We donít even have a team. We donít
have a leader. We donít have direction. Oh, "its too early
to decide on who will be the nominee," they say. Nope, it
isnít. Thatís why we had all those people who never had a chance
of being President looking silly, wasting time on national TV.
We had no leader then we have no leader nowÖ
Öand Harry Reid just said it was O.K. for Antonin Scalia to be
the Chief Justice for Life.