December 10, 2004
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: The Dick Times: A Right Rum Job
A BuzzFlash Reader
George Bush says if he were a soldier in iraq he would want to ask the secretary of defense the same question.
hellooooo :):) Bush YOU are the president, you are the commander in chief! why aren't YOU asking that question?!
Subject: How to be a Loser and Win . . .
Peat, repeat, . . . Florida 2000, probably happened in more states than people realize. Bush never has to worry about being caught for cheating or even lying. The GOP are very brazen about their dishonesty. Even the Democrats in Congress are in denial about the obvious problems in Ohio and other states and whether we had a fair election or not. I can understand why people feel downtrodden, when we have leaders in the Democratic Party who constantly stick their noses up in the air to smell which direction the GOP wind is blowing before they decide to act.
People have lowered their standards and expectations for the Bush administration and for the US government period. So low, that for the US to climb back up to what our morality and standard of government should be . . . would be the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest without any equipment.
Americans are the losers because we have a Bush administration that doesn't give a whip about the integrity of the votes that gave them their privileges in the White House. If citizens of America consider Bush an illegal president for 2000 and 2004, it doesn't bother Bush and he probably sleeps quite well. He will take the presidency any which way he can. This comes as no surprise to me. I have often pictured Bush being dragged out of the White House, hanging on to the pillars with all of his strength and then handcuffing himself to those pillars in order to try and win in a tug of war when told he lost the election. Now, we have nothing to look forward to except more moronic talk, more death, more debt, more draft, more poor, more secrets, more taxes and more war. And, just four years ago, none of the above existed. That is leadership? No, that is the legacy of a loser.
And, we have a Congress that is unwilling to fight for the one snip of power of the people that could keep a politician honest, if he wanted to keep his job. From now on, the next phrase of propaganda will be Bush preaching about his so-called "mandate." Further establishing in my mind that Hell is really here on earth. The horrors of the deaths of 911 are shrinking daily in comparison to the horrors and death caused by the Bush administration.
Not one question or answer . . . just ignore the obvious is the program followed by the Bush administration . . . listen to no one, never say you're sorry and do whatever the hell you want to do. That is the real morality in this moment of time. No credibility, no integrity, no real leadership (anywhere) and definitely, no morality. What does any of this say about the Right Wing religious movement? A whole hellava lot.
Only losers . . . the Bush lowering of the standards for America and those Americans who voted to accept this, makes all of us losers. That is the only way Bush could ever lead would be to cut us all down to his level.
Instead of an open door to the world as a leader in democracy, we have seen that door slammed shut, and we, American citizens, have become the doormat to a brutal war mongering Bush administration that views the life or the death of others as unimportant in their quest for money and power.
Subject: Talking Heads
I have reached the point of political punditry saturation. On and on and on the talking heads answer all of society's dilemmas with such profound "wisdom" that I, for one, can't decide who to follow or who to degrade. Mixed in with comic pictures of Bush in his Beatles "Hard Day's Night" jacket and Rumsfeld nervously trying to think fast before the whole battalion pounces on him, I come to the conclusion that Television "NEWS" is as destructive to the psyche of the average viewer as daily torture is to enemy combatants. And there is no remedy in sight...I believe we are on the highway to irrelevance in this world and our Media is leading us under the direction of the Bush Cartel. History is writing itself a new chapter in the story of failed nation states. And it ain't even Christmas yet.
Richard from Michigan
Subject: Bumper Sticker
I was following a car yesterday and they had a bumper sticker that said, "Support President Bush And Our Troops."
I think it should have said, "Support President Bush Or Our Troops."
Gary from Phoenix
Subject: Rumsfeld's remarks about protection
Mary in Indiana
Subject: Sent to CBS News concerning truly awful Social Security
Chuck Van Wey
[BuzzFlash Note: We applaud your effort to keep them honest. Let us know if they issue a public apology. Most coverage of this Social Security story toes the administration line.]
Subject: CIA whistleblower fired for NOT LYING ABOUT IRAQ WMDs
Ex-CIA officer alleges agency retaliated after he didn't falsify report (Washington Post/Seattle Times)
Subject: Where is the outrage?
Does this make sense? If it does, perhaps we can use it to WAKE
PEOPLE UP and help them to progress beyond denial?!! I'm not sure
how, but perhaps some other people will have ideas.
Subject: An idea for Bush's coron...er, inauguration.
I just read (in today's NYT) that Bush & Co. are soliciting contributions of $100,000 (for an intimate "candlelight dinner") and $250,000 (including an exclusive "lunch" with W and Laura; maybe it's half-price if the twins attend too) as part of the inaugural celebrations (or, for the rest of us, deep mourning). Here's my idea: Why not turn ALL of the inaugural events into costume parties? Attendees would buy -- in lieu of cash donations -- and wear full body armor to the dinners, lunches, and balls. (Of course, no one would be caught dead wearing the same armor twice, so multiple outfits would be purchased.) When the festivities ended, the armor would be shipped -- presumably even THIS administration would foot the shipping bill -- to Iraq and distributed to our troops. The faithful elite would have a blast pretending to be authentic military personnel (isn't that what key members of this administration do all the time anyway?), and maybe our military personnel wouldn't have to dumpster dive for scrap metal to protect themselves. Just a thought.
Barb in Athens, GA
(Blue soul in Red state)
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