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Subject: Rumsfeld vs. reality
A quote of the year from Rumsfeld, a man who has never faced combat
himself, but has the gall to remind our soldiers, complaining to him
about lack of protective armor, that...
"You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and it can
(still) be blown up," Rumsfeld said.
Troops Complain to Rumsfeld (AP/Yahoo)
Spoken like a true armchair warrior.
When is he going to be fired? When are our soldiers coming home?
THE HEADLINE WE SHOULD SEE...
Rumsfeld Faces Tough Questions from Press Corp
THE HEADLINE WE DO SEE...
Faces Tough Questions from Troops (AP/CNN)
Subject: the charlie rose show pbs
i have a favour to ask, can someone please obtain the transcript
of the Charlie Rose show that took place on Dec 7 / 2004, with an
interview with LEE RAYMOND, Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation
i caught some of it, and the way i heard it, everything, according
to Raymond, that is happening now on this planet is about oil and
gas, all the wars, everything, but you should read the transcripts,
after what i heard, this guy Raymond basically says it's about survival,
and he and those like him will do anything to get the oil in any
part of the world, whether one gives consent or not, it is a scary
interview...a must, it sums up everything that the US is about and
its real goals
thanks for reading this............
Subject: More evidence of vote fraud
On election morning, the Bush margin of victory was about 3.56 million
votes. Well it's shrinking down to 3 million - a shift to Kerry
of nearly 600,000 votes. In '00 Gore gained about 300,000 additional
votes to his margin from Election Day after all the votes were cast
and certified. Absentee Ballots continue to be counted around the
US. Who knows how many Kerry votes will come crashing down from
I believe we are seeing this fairly significant "readjustment"
to Kerry because Board of Election officials around the country
fear that an audit of their results might be in the offing. Why
not head them off at the pass by "readjusting" their books
to reflect reality rather than this alleged Bushmania which struck
the country on 2 November?
Anomalous results usually indicate vote fraud. Cleaned up results
may keep them out of jail. They prefer life outside bars over George
W. Bush. Most BOE officials are standing pat-and sweating it out-while
others are in full panic mode.
new jacket creeps me out!
There is something about Bush's new faux-military "outfit"
that makes my skin crawl.
[BuzzFlash Note: Maybe it's because the American way is to have
civilian control at the top of the military chain of command. Or
is it because, in this jacket, our Commander in Chief resembles
Buffalo Bob of the Howdy Doody Show?
Subject: question about muzak at Wal-Mart
I want to thank you, first of all, for your great web page. I read
it every day and spread the word as much as I can. I am hoping you
can help point me in the right direction.
Yesterday, I had to call our local Wal-Mart regarding an account
issue, and of course was not really surprised when I was switched
from one person to the other and put on hold for extended periods
While I was on hold for the last 11 minutes, I was surprised to
hear that the hold music that was being pumped into my ear was Christian
music. I am not kidding. I don't know the name of any of the songs,
but one in particular that really "got my goat" was one
where the guy was singing about how our nation, the good ole USA,
was in such trouble because we had turned away from God. Can you
It has been on my mind since last night, as I was wondering who
chooses the music that you are forced to hear when you've called
Wal-Mart and are put on hold, so I called the front desk and asked
them. The lady said unless she was mistaken, the content of what
you heard while on hold was chosen by Wal-Mart's main office, which
she believed to be Missouri, and she also is under the impression
that that same content is played at all of the Wal-Marts in the
I am wondering, first of all, if that is true, and am hoping that
whoever answers this email will call their local Wal-Mart and try
to be put on hold for something, to find out. And if it IS true,
is this even legal? How can I find out? I think if you could somehow
choose to at least turn it off that it may be, but of course that
isn't the case.
I hope this email finds you well.
North Bend, OR
Subject: Campaign to spend inauguration money on service people
I just sent this email to the Mr Bush and I am wondering about
the idea of trying to shame them (a joke) into canceling the inaugural
Subject: Humvees and Balls
I heard Mr. Rumsfeld's elitist remarks today concerning the armor
or lack thereof, to protect our children in your war. I think
a person who cares would consider their protection first and foremost
especially since none of you have any first hand experience in
a war. How much did I hear the taxpayers are spending on your
inauguration and the fancy dress balls? I would love to see that
postponed as long as we are mired in this war, and the money better
spent to take care of our servicemen and women. This would be
the fair and proper thing to do in this emergency. Like any other
family, the government must pay their bills before they play.
The address is Whitehouse.gov and I copied to one of my senators,
Hardball and Russert. I want them to at least know their opposition
is still out here and we will never give up the fight for what is
Subject: How Would Rummy or Bush Know? . . .
Regarding CNN.com and your article Rumsfeld
faces tough questions from troops . . .
It is hard to read this stuff without just becoming so pissed off
. . . it is my understanding that Rummy has never had to be in any
type of combat and yet, his cavalier answers. Well, Rummy, it was
you and the Bush administration who decided to attack an unarmed
country, knowing we didn't even have the equipment for an "invasion."
Is there anyone in the Bush administration who has the background
for their job? Anyone?
Promoting because of loyalty is one thing, but when it kills people,
is quite another thing, and since we have to provide such ungodly
protection for our illustrious leader (cough), then I think if they
make such outlandish and dangerous decisions for Americans and put
American lives in danger and not their own, then those Americans
should have the same protection that Bush is so inclined to give
himself. I mean, really, who is in the most danger here . . . our
soldiers, or Bush?
Subject: Bush Masthead Photo
On that Bush-in-uniform photo on your masthead--maybe I'm crazy,
but it looks like on his chest it says, "George W. Bush/Commander
In Chief." How insecure is that? He needs a Commander
In Chief UNIFORM? Most wartime presidents were PROUD to wear civilian
clothes to highlight that the military was under civilian control
at all times. Who does
he think he is, frigging CASTRO?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Every Dictator's Dream . . . uh, Becomes a Nightmare .
Regarding your article sent in by a blogger on Americablog: Because
a great nation deserves the truth
I couldn't agree with him more, yes it is great because when there
is no justice in the world, even a little justice here and there
can give one hope . . . and it would seem that Bush and his administration
are becoming victims of their own propaganda . . .
These actions are very telling in their own way. Bush and his cabal
know they are hated and what they don't know is by whom. They know
everything they have done has been against the majority of people
in the US and around the world. They know this, and that is one
reason why their paranoia will only grow to giant proportions and
we are already seeing such results in Bush's behavior and his protection
blankets he wears every day and night. In fact, when we heard questions
raised about why no threats to our food chain, well, Bush couldn't
care less, with seven people used as tasters. What a job. How useless
could one feel by one's boss . . . I wonder how many people lined
up for that job or does he use family members? What are the benefits
of such a job?
And, I don't care except that we taxpayers are paying for his asininity.
We didn't cause him to be hated. He did it on his own. And, if there
is any success story to the Bush administration, it would be that
. . . he has done the best job in the shortest amount of time of
being the most hated Pseudo President in the US history. I have
visions of him ending up like Hitler, in a room with just a few
people, because he can't trust anyone and wondering who or when
they were going to come and get him. But, unlike Hitler, I envision
Bush on his knees crying and begging for forgiveness because God
made him do it and promising that he won't do it anymore . . . if
we would just tell him what he did wrong.
Bush and his administration are carriers of the disease of "the
fear of terrorism." They breed fear into people who have a
low resistance to the Bush administration and fall as victims of
this fear that drives people to make decisions that under normal
circumstances, they would not make, i.e., such as believing the
duct tape advice by this reckless regime, and their decisions to
vote for Bush or any Republican.
The terrorists are winning the mind game, at least with Bush and
his Gestapo. Mental abuse and programming are far more effective
than physical abuse, unless a person gets killed in an attack, of
course, or if the abuse is just for the enjoyment of abuse itself
and used on innocent people in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib. The terrorists
can just sit back and watch the Bush administration do a much better
job than they (the terrorists) can do by constantly terrorizing
US citizens because of their own paranoia. I can understand their
paranoia, if I were anything close to what these monsters are, I
would be scared of my own shadows, too, because when a person is
a criminal or dishonest . . . they can't be trusted . . . so it
is no wonder that the Bush administration does not trust anyone
. . . even their most loyal Geheime Staatspolizei.
We will know when the Bush administration reaches the "breaking
point," because they will start living underground or in caves
in the mountains (how ironic) . . . of course, does it count if
Cheney already lives underground . . . I remember all those miniature
explosions over three years ago and now Bush with his water palace
. . .
Who wants to bet that Bush will have helicopters or planes circling
constantly above his floating boat and it will also be surrounded
by small boats, and then there will probably be hundreds of divers
with their underwater detection equipment swimming around the boat,
not counting all of the nets to make sure that no angry whale gets
close or those horrible electric eels, they can be dangerous, and
those porpoises, well, they just pretend to be friendly, one can
never tell what dangers lurk in the shadows of the deep . . .
Maybe the Bush administration has reached the breaking point already,
or do they know something that maybe they just forgot to tell the
rest of us? Hmmm . . . I wonder how much caves are going for these
Just wonderin . . .
Subject: 60 minutes
for the first time in several years, I decided to watch 60 minutes...what
i observed in the first 10 minutes made me physically ill...some
jerk interviewing awol soldiers in canada...he was saying 'but u
signed a contract'...so did our sanctimonious resident in washington
d.c....where is the outcry from these broadcasters (not)...where
is the outcry for all the innocent iraqis being slaughtered...I
am so ashamed of this country I would leave if I were a young person
but I am not...my heart aches for all the injustices being heaped
on us all
suzy in tucson
Subject: mailbag 12/8/04 (Judy Walsh)
Judy Walsh....I too, refuse to lie down with the dogs...never, never,
never, never!! I am sick of the dogs...I have had it with the dogs...unfortunately,
I have to live in a world
with the dogs...but, I still refuse to lie down with them.
Most times.....I just mope....but, each day I read a good article
on BuzzFlash, and I think
hopefully...I will still be here in 2008, and Howard Dean still
is the smartest man alive (dem.) so, we can always hope! Even Democrats
say...ignorantly....Howard is not Presidential material....how in
the hell does one know...he never had a chance....between the 'suck
up' dems, and the right wing media....they did the Dogs' job for
them...and they knew that!
Howard Dean would never lie down with the Dogs!!!
I get a smug satisfaction when someone gets to Don Rumsfeld, like
happens like the lies regarding Pat Tillman (God rest his soul)
and bless Jessica Lynch
for living and telling us the truth...those things make me realize
that I am not just
imagining all this!
Thank you Buzz...for telling the truth and giving us a place to
vent. And a special thanks to JUDY WALSH!
Shirley St. Louis
Subject: President dress-up
Oh my God, now there's absolutely no doubt about it; Bush's favorite
part of being pResident, next to starting wars, is that he gets
to play dress-up. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw
him in that ridiculous jacket at Camp Pendleton. What a freaking
joke our thieving leader is. That is, it's a joke until you remember
history's past tyrants who also loved to dress up in snappy uniforms.
Then it seems rather ominous.
Rumsfeld was so disgusting with the troops today. What an arrogant
bastard. Of course, that's why he fits in so well with this administration.
He and all the other chicken-hawks should be fired, or at the very
least, they should be shipped out to an Iraqi combat zone, some
hot-spot like Fallujah, and let them experience first hand what
our battle weary soldiers are going through. Let's see how they'd
like to try to fight a war when they're ill equipped, poorly trained,
ill informed and under appreciated. It's such a disgrace the way
this administration treats our military. They're nothing but cannon
fodder to them.
They better watch it though. Even the most casual observer had
to pick up on the tension with the soldiers at the briefing today.
If the military turns on Bush and his criminal cohorts, that'll
put an end to their dreams of global imperialism. By the way, does
anyone know what the military vote was? I never heard anything although
I can't help wondering why anyone in uniform could possibly vote
for pResident Dress-up.
[BuzzFlash Note: We thought they would've learned from the "Mission
Accomplished" flight suit costume. Maybe we should create paper-doll
outfits for Bush to try on, like cowboy, fireman, etc.?]
Subject: something to think about
Recent news reports suggest that the United States is on the leading
edge of a homeless veteran's surge that may rival the post-Vietnam
era. Similar news stories have reported wholesale warehousing of
wounded soldiers absent conscious medical care.
Still more media coverage reveals backdoor draft of previously discharge
military personnel. Even some special ops personnel from the Vietnam
days are looking at Iraq as a deja vu all over again quagmire.
The original Russian Revolution of 1917 began as a soldiers' revolt.
Until crushed, the old Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World)
unionist movement sowed seeds of discontent among potential American
troops during World War I. Nineteenth century European history is
replete with various military mutinies.
Thus, the question arises as to whether the disruptions caused by
the *war* in Iraq, when combined with a faltering economy and political
corruption at home, might lead to rebellion from within the ranks
in 21st century America.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: good thing
also, i want to know where is the outrage by the public as to the
lies they have been told--what is happening to our military and
innocent iraquis? who are we fighting and why? what is the definition
of insurgent? what is happening to the mentally ill and old and
sick and children in iraq? it drives me nuts.
Remember how we used to scoff in disdain over the 'state-run'
media in the USSR. Well, Russians are reverting back to
what they used to be (if they ever really did change) and the
good old USA is becoming more and more like the former 'evil empire'.
Doesn't this sound as if it could happen here?
TV Journalist Suspended for On-Air Sarcasm (Reuters//Yahoo)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A leading Russian television presenter was
suspended on Wednesday from the NTV channel's flagship news
program after making sarcastic comments on air about the sacking
of a journalist.
The suspension of Alexei Pivovarov will raise fresh fears of
press censorship in Russia after the sacking earlier this year
of journalist Leonid Parfyonov for publicly objecting to his
NTV managers' role in editorial decisions.
Pivovarov anchored the evening news show Strana i Mir created
Subject: My Note to the DNC
After several columns about powers that be in the Democratic party
continuing to insist that we need to shift ever further to the right,
I decided to send them the note copied below:
The Democratic party CANNOT shift further to the "center."
That's in quotes because, guided by the DLC, this party seems
right of center already on some issues.
We stand for equality of people, with all citizens above corporate
power; we fight for civil liberties and basic Constitutional
freedoms, even for unpopular views; we know that "privatization"
and "deregulation" are code words for shifting wealth
further from hard-working Americans to those already blessed
with much material comfort.
We have MORALITY on OUR side because we're disgusted by poverty,
discrimination, job loss and the death of women in back alley
We should shout these beliefs from mountaintops, not bury them
under acquiescent protestations of the need to get along. Republican
pols and pundits call us traitors and terrorists. Why on earth
should we open our arms to them? Or deal with them on their
If the DNC leadership continues to insist that the party needs
to be more like the Republicans, it will be demoralizing at
the base and the polls.
Choose leadership that reflects what we really are and what
we know this country can be.
Subject: What's this crap???!
What's this crap about we had to go to war with the army we've
got? Hell, it's been Bush and Rumsfeld's army for four years!
I want to know why, if we can buy things like flak jackets to
send to our family member in Iraq...why the hell can't the army
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Silence of the Lambs
There comes a time in every wedding ceremony where the pastor
gets to the part where he looks at the audience of friends and
relatives gathered before him and says, "If anyone knows
why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony speak now
or forever hold your peace." Well that's exactly where we
are right now in the history of this country. We must speak up
now or forever hold our peace. Some people refer to it as the
tipping point. Or the point of no return. Whatever you wish to
call it, it is upon us.
It is the place in time where those in power are so encouraged
by the lack of resistance to their lies and corruption that they
feel there will be no consequences to more and more overt acting
out of their schemes.
Much like a child who pushes its parents to see how far it can
go, our government has been trying for the last four years to
see just how much it can get away with. And the answer so far
has been relative silence. It's amazing just how far we have let
things go when one outrage after another has piled up around us.
The stolen election of 2000. The lies of this administration to
get us into a war in Iraq. The totally inept waging of that war.
The turning of a huge surplus into the mother of all deficits.
The deliberate rolling back of environmental standards and ignoring
of the solid global warming science. The trade deficit and the
devaluation of the dollar which threaten the global economy. Iraq
Prison scandals, the failure to get Osama, distracting from the
war on terror with the bogus Iraq war, And the steady chipping
away at our civil liberties... I could go and on.
And, look, I know it's part of the problem. When confronted with
a mess of epic proportions the natural tendency is to run and
hide. Just pretend it's okay and go on with your life. Maybe someone
else will clean it up. But we all know that if we do that eventually
things get so out of hand it becomes a crisis. I hate to say it
but we have arrived at that point.
This administration has stolen another election through voter
suppression and fraud. You don't want to admit it or believe it,
but it's true. You know in your gut there could not be a majority
of americans who observed the wreckage piled around them and said
"YES GIVE ME FOUR MORE YEARS OF THIS"! There is more
than enough evidence out there to convince your average american
if they only looked for it. But you don't want to see.
Yes the Major Media outlets are controlled by the corporations
and they are not telling us about it. But if you are at BuzzFlash
reading this, you already know how to find the info.
Why are we silent? Why are we not in the streets raising our
voices? After 2000 when they told us we were crazy and stopped
the vote count and it turned out when all the votes WERE counted,
Gore won, do we not have the right to raise bloody hell at the
merest hint of such tactics again? I understand your fear. These
people are ruthless. But that fear is also telling you this threat
to our way of life is real.
People who would rule through fear are the opposite of what this
democracy is all about. That is the way of dictators and facists.
So this is it folks. Four more years of this and America will
be an entirely different place just as it is now from where we
were four years ago. Let them steal the will of the people yet
again and there will be nothing left of our democracy. We didn't
ask for this nor do we want to face it. But it is here none the
less. It's up to you and I to raise our voices and let them know
this cannot be tolerated.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Rummy gets an earful from the troops!
I heard part of the Rumsfeld dog and pony show on CNN this morning,
and was stunned by Rumsfeld's "answers" - quite frankly
I have a hard time understanding why this man has not been sent
either to prison, or the funny farm!
When asked why - after almost 2 years of war - so many vehicles
in Iraq still lack sufficient armor to protect our troops, the
best he could say was "You can have all the armor in the
world on a tank and it can (still) be blown up." Who did
this man study military management under, Robert MacNamara?
He said that we are working as hard as possible to produce the
6,000 plus armored humvees (and bolt on armor kits) needed now
in Iraq - at the astounding rate of 400 per month.
What happened to the nation that produced thousands of liberty
ships in a matter of months during the 1940's, while also producing
thousands of B-29's in those same months? Is our industry so weak
it can no longer function to meet the demand for vehicles - are
they so badly hampered by outsourcing that we can no longer produce
enough vehicles in TWO YEARS?
Man, this just boggles the mind - that the nation that can put
out millions of cars and trucks for the paying public cannot find
the capability to produce more than 400 vehicles every month that
could save lives.
Perhaps, just perhaps, the administration needs to consider additional
emergency contracts to manufacture the needed vehicles - even
if this does upset some of Bush's friends in those companies currently
struggling to keep up with demand.
Subject: Greetings from the White House
December 8, 2004
How was your Pearl Harbor Day?
Happy Holidays!!!! The House passed the Intelligence Bill so Bush
can go ahead and put Goss in charge since he has been extraordinarily
successful at getting rid of most of the guys at the CIA who told
Bush the truth, which he proceeded to ignore.
Two ladies from the 9/11 group were on the Today Show and said
they would have liked to have had something in the bill about
people who funneled money to terrorists. Surprisingly there was
no mention of there being disappointment that bin Laden is still
out there which brings me toÖ
Seasons Greetings!!!! to the USA and Afghanistan from the Cheneys.
Hamid Karzai was inaugurated president of Afghanistan. Cheney
has declared that Afghanistan is now free. Presumably they are
free because they had a controversial election, but succeeded
in electing Bushís chosen one. Let me predict now that Allawi
will be elected in Iraq, even if Bush has to wipe out every Sunni
in the country.
Gucci Fashion House has come out in favor of Karzai and they need
a fashion plate. Bin Laden is much too ethnic. Karzaiís sense
of fashion will only get better when the oil pipeline is secure.
Happy Birthday, on Christmas Eve, Mr. Karzai. What happens if
Karzai decides to speak up for the Afghanis and tell Bush to get
the hell out of Kabul? Ask Mr. Aristide in Haiti or Chalabi in
Iraq, what happens when our puppets try to cut the strings?
Deck the halls with regime changes. I know Bush campaigned against
nation building and regime change and that wasnít a mistake (he
doesnít make any), but he has changed his mind. We did it in Haiti,
we supposedly did it in Afghanistan, we probably will get Allawi
in Iraq, but Venezuela didnít cooperate. We just need to shock
a little awe into those people, but how? We canít just go bomb
the crap out of them, can we? Hell yes!
They wonít be home for Christmas, you can bet on that. Bush went
to Camp Pendleton in a strange, but stylish, Star Trek meets GI
Joe jacket. I noticed that not all soldiers in the usual photo-op
choir loft were cheering or clapping. He wonít be in Iraq because
those Marines are armed.
"In the battle for Fallujah, the terrorists hid weapons in
a cemetery, they hid ammunition in private homes, they hid bombs
in mosques," the president told the cheering crowd of Marines
and family members. "But they could not hide from the United
And you bombed cemeteries, private homes and mosques and how many
civilians, who couldnít afford to leave the city, did you slaughter,
Mr. Bush? You canít tell us because then the US citizenry will
know why the Iraqis donít want us there.
Rummy was with Cheney in Afghanistan, but he ran into a GI with
an actual question about sending soldiers to Iraqi junkyards to
search for armor for their vehicles. Searching for something appropriate
to say, since his boss had said the soldiers are sent with everything
they need because we take care of our troops, was a no-win situation.
Most of the Humvees are as well armored as the one belonging to
Governor Schwarts-his-fart and he does occasionally run into people
who hate his administration almost as much as they hate hearing
him say things like, "I'll be back, girlie boys."
I canít seem to find Rummyís actual quote for some unknown reason,
but I heard it on the Today Show and it went something like, "sometimes
you have to go with what you have and not what you might want."
You would think the guy had asked for accommodations at the Holiday
Inn. They want Kevlar vests, they want armored vehicles, they
want to live to get their college benefits, they want an actual
reason to be there, they want what you and Bush promise, you pompous
turd. You said the best.
They went to war without preparation because we had to get there
before they debunked all the reasons for the war. They want the
best and you gave it in tax cuts to the people with the highest
incomes. Maybe Bush will dress like Santa and take vests and armor
to the troops for Christmas. Nah, he will be at the ranch, safe
and secure, with his girls while yours are dying.
Peace on Earth? Not a chance, but there is another Christmas decoration
controversy. We had a manger scene stolen in OKC and the owner
hopes they learn about Jesus from it. Madame Trousseau's in England
is being accused of being offensive in their treatment of the
same. They have not chosen wisely.
Tony Blair, Prince Phillip and Dubya as the wisemen, is good and
sarcastic. I have no idea why they put poor silent Phil in there,
but Tony and Dubya are quite amusing. Bringing completely useless
baby gifts is very Bush-like, except for the gold, but Bush would
have given that to the guy who told them where to find Godís other
chosen one. Jesus would have been given no health care. They could
have had Scalia, Thomas and Rehnquist. One wiseman is always depicted
I have never heard of the people portraying Mary and Joseph, but
they could have used either of Bush's "virginal" type
daughters and maybe Clay Aiken or Jebby Bush. They seem to be
more upset about Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Grant as the lowly
There was a priest asking why be so offensive. Which is more offensive,
recasting the nativity or using Jesus and God to wage a completely
unjustifiable war for fun and profit? Portraying George W. Bush
as Godís man, the savior of the world, when he takes from the
poor to give to the rich and the only jobs he creates involve
getting kids shot at, is as offensive as it gets.
All of you "Young Republicans" and "College Republicans"
give George W. Bush a really good Christmas present and dig out
your patriotism and sign up. There should be NO young or college
Republicans on campus to protest anything, they should be fighting
THEIR war in Iraq. The next one who tries to convince me that
Bush is God's man for us is going to get a snoot full.
Subject: Take a minute or two
Here's the link to contact the Democrats on the House Judiciary
Committee. Send them a brief note to express your feelings on
the rigged election.
Here's the one I sent:
Free and fair elections are the bedrock on which democracy
rests. Failure on elected officials to ensure free and fair elections
will lead to chaos and civil breakdown. If you fail to address
the most recent shortcomings, we the people will have been robbed
of our franchise. This may have worked for Caligula, but the Romans
didn't have the Internet. Our future as a democracy depends on
your actions today. No retreat, no surrender. We will not go quietly
into that dark night. The p-Resident and his gangster cohorts
in Congress must be exposed. These guys make the Corleones look
like Walt Disney.
Subject: Check out Kerik
made millions from agency contractor (AP/MSNBC)
Isn't this a MAJOR conflict of interest...or with the BUSHEVIKS...BUSINESS
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Back to the past!
All across the country we have read reports about unreliable
electronic and optical scan voting.
We all should insist on going back to the old fashioned manner
of voting....no punch cards...no optical scans...nothing but the
real thing. Yes, a paper ballot with boxes next to a candidateís
name. Just like the Canadians, you mark an X in the box next to
your candidateís name. And Canadians can attest to the smoothness
of their elections. I can just hear the republicans howling their
objections...we wonít get national results for 2-3 days after
poll workers hand count the ballots! We will have to hire more
poll workers! I say to the howlers, "Better late than incorrect.
Better to hire extras...human error is a lot easier to uncover."
We should be yelling back, "SO WHAT, if we donít get the
total national votes for 2-3 days. Whatís the big hurry?"
And if it takes more poll workers to guarantee the correct count,
then so be it! Our votes should never be compromised by those
who insist on instant vote results and half-assed, cheap and manipulated
Subject: Jonathan Greenberg Interview--BEST EVER
I must tell you that, as a political historian, the interview
is the best I have read which means 200,000 pages, or more, copied
plus many books since Bush came into power.
This interview should be circulated through the internet and major
press. I have not read his book but will start tonight.
What has distressed me is the absence of study on PNAC and ATR
whose policies are exactly what Bush is proposing and some he
has implemented. Is not Bush a TOOL of those two groups?
BuzzFlash is a great site. I never miss a day on it and copy much
of your information.
OK! Why not support us? I will. I have been remiss and my only
rationale is that I visit so many I cannot afford to support all
of them. You are SPECIAL.
"At a well-attended Christmas party where Vice President
Cheney stood sipping white wine a few feet away, Snow explained
he was at the White House for the regular weekly economic lunch
when Andy Card appeared and ushered him into the Oval Office.
President Bush asked Snow to remain on the job and Snow agreed.
Was he surprised? 'I'm not going to say anything more,' but
his expression confirmed it."
Oh, great. Cheney, who is not only bat-shit crazy but has a history
of multiple DUIs, is still drinking. God help us all.
Subject: What they really need....
Let's see, 2.3 trillion or is it 3.2 trillion goes missing from
the DOD (poof - gone, no investigation, just money down the ol'
memory hole -- even BuzzFlash can't jog people's memory now and
then) and the military can't get decent equipment?????? How many
new billionaires were made with that missing moola? (And what
else do you think it got spent on?????) But what those troops
really need is to get home and stop dying for, as Ted Rall so
aptly puts it, George Bush's geopolitical aims.
In the long run, like so much of the planned chaos, it's just
another way to get more money sent their way and to get the draft
reinstated. Fighting for America has absolutely nothing to do
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Conyer's hearing on ohio vote fraud coverage...Please
pass this on
Pacifica broadcast the entire John Conyers hearing on Ohio Vote
Fraud Coverage on Dec. 8, 2004, but not the mainstream media.
No Republicans attended the forum held by the Minority members
of the House Judiciary Committee. Below are some reports.
John Conyers is trying to collect a couple million emails on the
voting investigation. He has set up a special form for you to
ask questions of the committee.
Please send off an email with a question for the Democratic members
of the Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Ohio Vote.
Click below and take a moment to write your opinions of the 2004
on Ohio Vote Fraud Coverage (truthout)
Selma to Ohio: A Report from the Conyers Hearing
Subject: Neglected Coverage of 2004 Election Irregularities
On December 8, Rep. John Conyers hosted a congressional forum
in which verifiable evidence of vote suppression and compelling
indications of vote manipulation in Ohio were detailed by panels
of witnesses. One witness who previously served as an international
elections inspector recounted incidents in Ohio that would never
have been permitted in El Salvadorís elections. Yet we ignore
these disturbing reports from within our own borders?
C-SPAN and several radio stations carried the forum live. Concurrently,
mainstream media covered stories such as Basketbrawl, Martha Stewartís
incarceration and Scott Petersonís sentencing hearing. One day
later, a search on CNN.com returns no hits regarding this forum
and the only mention at MSNBC.com is on Keith Olbermannís blog.
ABC.com has a short story, but the headline does not appear on
their home page.
I am baffled by the media silence and appalled by the republican
absence in this critical moment in American democracy. This may
well be the least partisan yet most important issue facing our
nation today. We cease to function as a representative republic
when we cannot guarantee that the will of the people has been
upheld. I urge the media to begin full and prominent coverage
of the investigations into the 2004 election and the process to
reform our voting systems.
Link to watch the Conyers Forum online:
(click on House Forum on Ohio Election Voting Procedures
Link to 113 under-reported election irregularities/potential fraud
stories (11-2 to present): http://www.independentmediasource.com/election_art_1128_1204.htm
Subject: Spoiled Ballots are overwhelmingly in favor of Kerry
A hand recount should be able to discern voter intent of at least
40%, as possibly as high as 60%, of the 92,000 uncounted ballots.
They will break for Kerry in the range of 70% - 80%. Projected
Net Kerry gain: 25,760 - 44,160. That would reduce Bush's margin
down to as little as 63,000 or as high as 81,000.
That is why it is urgent that these vote counters be watched
like a hawk.
VOTES IN HAMILTON COUNTY Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D. December
8, 2004 (northnet.org)
Challengers need to be present to raise objections if the crooks
start throwing out Kerry votes - as they have no doubt been instructed
to do by Uncle Tom Blackwell. Uncle Tom wants to be governor,
Subject: The Associated Press is a whore
Here is a "press release" I just sent to the Associated
Press. They are really pissing me off lately.
Thanks - you guys rock.
Here's a news flash: You people are whores for the crooks in
power. I urge any honest people with journalistic integrity
who work for the AP to quit and start news organizations that
The headline says
Fla. Voters Had No Voting Problems (AP/Yahoo)
and then a couple of paragraphs down in the article, it says:
... 95 percent of the Republicans quizzed said they were
very or somewhat confident in the result, compared with only
58 percent of Democrats...
So nearly half of Democrat voters were less than "somewhat
confident" that their vote was counted and the headline
says the voters say there were "no problems." That
is a case of the headline misrepresenting the content of the
And your article Jackson
Vows to Continue Ohio Vote Probe (AP/Yahoo) says:
Many of the election complaints, such as disparities in
vote totals and a shortage of voting machines in Democratic-leaning
urban precincts, have already been cited and explained.
What on earth does that mean? Explained by whom? The co-chair
of the Ohio Bush campaign? As it stands, the sentence suggests
that Rev. Jackson and those investigating this election are
wearing tinfoil hats. However, if you actually included the
"explanation" you cite, it would make the investigators
seem very sensible indeed.
This is not journalism. I see what you are doing. You are using
the good name of the Associated Press to blind people to the
fact that you are discrediting those that seek to preserve democracy
in an attempt to further empower the counter-democratic coalition
of which you are a part.
This will be the downfall of the Associated Press as a credible
organization. If I was running Yahoo news, I wouldn't even bother
printing the crap that you send out.
Thanks for nothing,
Subject: today's headline
Today's headline on your website should have read:
RUMSFELD TELLS TROOPS TO TOUGH IT OUT, EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T HAVE
TANK ARMOR, BODY ARMOR, ENOUGH BULLETS, AND OTHER CRITICAL EQUIPMENT
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: A plan for fighting back
We can challenge their licenses, we can get institutional investors
to question their officers, and we can boycott them and their sponsors.
Challenges Miami Licenses (Broadcasting & Cable)
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/9/2004 10:33:00
The United Church of Christ has asked the FCC to yank the licenses
of CBS' WFOR-TV and NBC's WTVJ-TV, both Miami, charging that
they unreasonably refused to air a UCC ad and because they and
their parent networks do not air enough programming reflecting
"the full range of religious expression."
NBC says the ad violated its policy on controversial ads, though
it has suggested changes that would pass muster. CBS says its
station was never approached to run the ad in question.
In fact, neither station is being targeted for its own actions.
The UCC ad buy was national, with the CBS and NBC networks not
taking it due to standing policies. The two Florida stations
were targeted because they are network owned and because their
license renewals have come due and can be challenged up until
Subject: Rumsfeld Poetry
A little Rummy poetry to lighten the day for U.S. troops.
(I didn't edit this...he actually made these statements. Only
Good luck Mr. Wilson.
The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld
(in reply to Specialist Thomas Wilson question)
You go to war with the army
not the army
you might want
or wish to have
at a later time
That is the way
You go in
you have an enemy with a brain
that does things
and then you make adjustments
Does everything happen instantaneously
as the brain in the enemy
sees things and makes changes?
it doesn't happen instantaneously
I don't know what the facts are
but somebody's certainly going to
sit down with him
and find out what he knows
that they may not know
and make sure he knows
what they know
that he may not know
and that's a good thing.
I think it's a very constructive exchange
by D. Rumsfeld
Subject: Am I nuts?
Okay, I've heard the tape of O'Reilly saying "Christmas is
a federal holiday to celebrate the philosopher Jesus" on
Air America Radio twice today. I swear, each time I heard it,
it sounded to me like he said "felafel-er." Am I nuts?
Cory Hinman, another liberal Evangelical who, if he's not nuts,
fears that his brother in Christ Bill O'Reilly makes a mistake
common among Christians, in that rather than letting Jesus impress
His values on him, O'Reilly impresses his values on Jesus.
Ann Arbor, MI