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Subject: Judiciary Committee
Keep up the good work!! Got the news alert on the Judiciary
Committee and the letter exchange between the committee and
Blackwell. Connected the dots for committee chairman Sensenbrenner
with this letter:
Dear Representative Sensenbrenner,
I recently read the letter exchange between your committee
and Ohio Sec. of State, Mr. Blackwell. I am writing to ask
if you are aware that Mr. Blackwell ordered his election subordinates
to lockdown the information of the results of the election?
And are you aware that this is a direct violation of Ohio
statute and constitutes voting fraud?
Ohio Revised Code Title XXXV Elections, Sec. 3503.26 that
requires all election records to be made available for public
inspection and copying. ORC Sec. 3599.161 makes it a crime
for any employee of the Board of Elections to knowingly prevent
or prohibit any person from inspecting the public records
filed in the office of the Board of Elections. Finally, ORC
Sec. 3599.42 clearly states: "A violation of any provision
of Title XXXV (35) of the Revised Code constitutes a prima
facie case of election fraud within the purview of such Title."
Would it not be a felony or some other serious charge? Considering
that criminal act, should he not immediately be ordered to
cease and desist as acting Sec. of State and be arrested of
such criminal acts? We would not negotiate with terrorists,
so why should we negotiate with criminals? After all we are
just talking about the foundation of democracy, fair and representative
Subject: Letter to the editor/Giving the Iraq War Meaning to
Dubuque has around 65,000 people living in it. In the Iraq war
over 1300 US soldiers have died and over 20,000 have been injured.
Imagine one of every three people you meet today in Dubuque has
a physical injury resulting from the war in Iraq. The person might
be missing a limb combined with psychological trauma. Imagine
one out of 50 people you meet or pass by today will not be here
Imagine if Dubuque was an Iraqi city. Over 100,000 Iraqis have
died. Dubuque wouldn't be here.
Now do you get it? Was this war necessary? Will you please think
Subject: Phone Taps
Apparently nobody seems upset that the Bushiveks tapped the phones
of Dr. El Baradei. If I was a Democratic member of the House or
Senate, I'd have a security expert come in and check my offices
for microphones and wiretaps. We already know that Bush is a liar
at the direction of Karl Rove, what makes Dems think these criminals
haven't already tapped each and every office of every Democrat
on the Hill? Get on it...don't be timid...As we used to say in
the military..."You'll never take the hill sitting on your
Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the
voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down
the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a
source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where
everyone lives in fear. -- Harry S. Truman
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: Truman's entire speech, delivered to Congress 8/8/50,
is interesting...For instance: "It would be tragic in the highest
degree if we were to frighten ourselves into destroying those very
liberties which are the basis of our moral leadership in the struggle
for peace." He vetoed the anti-communist internal security bill,
later overriden by Congress.]
Subject: How Many Have Actually Died???
We all know that the Bushiveks are liars of the worst sort. They
lied us into this Iraq War and I suspect they are lying to us about
the actual number of American casualties.
In 'Nam, we had the "Five O'Clock Follies" where the military
Public Affairs personnel would brief reporters each night -- none
of them "embeds" by the way -- regarding the latest casualties.
They lied to us then and we all knew it. We're not even getting a
"Follies" from Iraq. We also received press releases on
the medals awarded for certain battle actions. It set me to wondering
how many medals have been awarded for the Operation Iraqi Freedom
and how many GIs have actually died?
According to the Department of Defense (DoD) approximately 250,000
GIs have served or are serving in Iraq. D0D says 1,297 (probably more
as I write this) are KIAs. Another 9,000 are wounded (WIAs) although
that number is in dispute and it could be as high as 25,000. These
numbers posed two questions: how many GIs actually have died during
this conflict -- not only the 1,300 reported -- but how many wounded
later died from their wounds who have not been officially counted?
If a GI is KIA in Iraq, then it's counted but not if the GI dies in
Germany or Walter Reed or any other military hospital after being
airlifted out of the zone.
I suggest that DoD well knows that the KIA number is closer to 3,500
if one can speculate that 10 percent of the wounded later died from
their wounds. And 10 percent is a realistic if not low percentage.
Secondly, I wondered how many medals for gallantry have been awarded
during this conflict since the Liar in Chief proclaimed "Mission
Accomplished"? Well, it turns out that among the 250,000 GIs
who have served in the combat zone, the following awards for gallantry
have been awarded according to www.homeofheroes.com:
Air Force Cross -- 2
Distinguished Service Cross -- 1
The Navy Cross -- 7
Bronze Stars -- 16,000
Am I the only one who sees something fishy here? The awarding of
16,000 Bronze Stars indicates to this old GI that there's been a hellava
lot of action over there that we Americans are not hearing about.
This number means that one in 15 soldiers was involved in some serious
combat action that merited the Bronze Star. ONE IN FIFTEEN!!!
I also queried DoD about how many Purple Hearts have been awarded...so
far I have received no answer. Based on experience from Viet Nam,
we can expect a 10 percent or higher rate for the Wounded in Action
category. That would mean more than 25,000 Purple Hearts. Given another
10 percent of that number will die from their wounds...that provides
another 2,500 KIAs.
If we truly had a "Free Press" someone would be inquiring
into this. But we know that will never happen so we need to uncover
this travesty ourselves... If the Fourth Estate had been doing its
job, this information would have been made known to the American electorate
and these criminals would be headed to where they belong -- the military
prison at Fort Leavenworth.
Get moving, get motivated..."You can't take the Hill sitting
on your ass..."
Subject: Conyers Deserves a Medal!!
I was appalled by Colette Miller's slam of Congressman Conyers [mailbag
12/13]. She uses him as an example as to why "the Dem. party
is in such tatters." If only the Democratic party had many many
more like Mr. Conyers -- ones with courage and determination to ensure
that voting is fair and democracy exists. If it were not for Mr. Conyers,
the voting fraud would have passed without Anyone to contest it. Who
else is speaking out about what occurred? Who else is holding forums
on this issue? No One. No Democrat [not even Kerry]. No Rethuglican
[not even FuriousGeorge]. And No Media.
Buzzers should be emailing Mr. Conyers and thanking him for standing
up for us when no one else would. Certainly he is getting a great
amount of hate mail about this -- we need to let him know we're behind
him 110%. He's getting no cooperation from Blackwell so surely he's
not having a lot of giggles over this as Ms. Miller seems to think
he should be. This is not entertainment and not a "party"
-- this is an investigation of felony fraud, an investigation he carries
with little support. Many people wish to speak, so he has to keep
a tight limit on each speaker, otherwise the forums would turn to
chaos. Speakers at the first forum were very passionate and very informative
-- they each could have gone on for hours.
Mr. Conyers is NOT "pathetic" -- he's a hero amongst cowards.
Again, Buzzers must let him know we appreciate and support his courageous
efforts on our behalf.
Subject: "Religious Right"
Hi, Buzz -
I really have to object to Jane Hawes' suggestion that the religious
right be called "Pharisees." Even with all the interfaith
education going on, it's surprising how little many Christians know
The Pharisees were NOT the "religious right of Jesus' time."
They were the liberal wing, who believed that holiness belonged to
all of the people, not just the priests, and should be brought into
all areas of life, and their creativity and FLEXIBILITY were responsible
for the survival of Judaism after the destruction of the Temple.
There certainly were Pharisees like those Jesus complained about (as
did other Pharisees), but the over-scrupulous, publicly pious ones
were no more representative of the group than Jerry Falwell and George
Bush are representative of Christians. In fact, outdated, long-discredited
views such as those of Ms. Hawes are a slap in the face to today's
Jews, virtually ALL of whom are spiritual descendants of the Pharisees.
I don't really have a suggestion as to what to call the so-called
religious right, since the real analogue in Jesus' day would have
been the Sadducees, and I'm afraid that they haven't gotten enough
Keep up the good work!
Subject: The Idea Hits The Mainstream
About a month ago, I proposed an organized "Turn Your Back on
Bush" effort during the inaugural parade.
I also sent out mass emailings to every progressive and protestive
website I could locate out on the web and I seem to have started something.
First, there was this: http://www.turnyourbackonbush.org/
Now, MSNBC has caught onto the effort: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6715130/
If this really works and the media sees it happening...I'm going to
cry for joy.
As I asked of everyone I sent the email to: Bring nothing but yourself,
speak to no one except those you go with, and refuse to acknowledge
Shrubya sympathizers who harass you. Large crowds of screaming voices
and negative signs detract from the message. Turning your back on
the man who simply does not represent the America you love in any
way - shape, form, or fashion - will speak volumes that no conservative
pundit can hope to scream down.
If you can, go to Washington. Show the bastard how much you really
care about him.
First, they ignore you. Then, they laugh at you. Then, they fight
you. Then, you win. -- Mahatma Ghandi
Subject: Stolen Election: Don't Fix What Isn't Broken
What is going on with the Democratic Party's leadership? Why are they
talking about restructuring the Party? When will they realize the
Democrats won the last two Presidential elections? Then both were
stolen. The number of voting irregularities across the country is
in the thousands. Even states that John Kerry won had their problems.
Multiply the thousand of irregularities by any reasonable, not so
imposing number and three million votes suddenly can and most certainly
would disappear. Almost 100% of the voting irregularities favored
Bush. John Kerry probably won by more than Al Gore, but the level
of deceit and fraud has risen to new unmitigated heights. The election
was stolen, pure and simple.
The Democrats will never win another Presidential election, until
they put an end to the fraud and deceit. First and foremost, the unverifiable
electronic voting machines. Machines that are owned and operated by
Bush supporters. How disgusting and un-American. Yes, the elections
were stolen. They can listen to all the Conservative hype, the religious
angle, Kerry wasn't likable enough, the AWOL Bush is more of a hero
than the proven hero, John Kerry. All that Rove, Hannity, and Limbaugh
drivel; it doesn't matter. Bush lost the election, in spite of all
the Republican smear tactics. It is not the voters who are at fault.
They made their choices clear in the last two elections. The election
was lost through lies, fraud and most of all electronic votes that
cannot be checked.
Except for a few brave souls, such as John Conyers, Robert Wexler,
Sheila Jackson Lee and very few others, the rest of the Democratic
leaders have to get their heads out of the sand. They have to start
demanding recounts, confiscation of all electronic voting machines
and bring to justice once and for all the perpetrators of these treasonous
acts against the majority of the American voters. The Democratic Party
doesn't need to be restructured. They won the elections. The current
Administration is being run by the most fraudulent and lying pack
of thieves in the history of our country. They have to be stopped.
Subject: Beating the Bushes
Thanks to BuzzFlash and other valuable internet resources (many linked
via the Buzz), I've read a lot of intelligent, well reasoned commentary
on what we democrats must do to shed our loser image and win back
the presidency and the majority in the houses of congress. I am particularly
excited by the prospect of having Howard Dean take over the leadership
at the DNC. Yes, it would be a sacrifice for democrats who want to
see him run in '08, but if he's willing to take over the chairmanship
of the party then that's where I believe he could be most effective
in the near term.
Think about it: If we take back the majority in '06, especially in
the House of Representatives, then we'll empower tigers like Nancy
Pelosi, John Conyers and other good democrats (perhaps even a few
good republicans) who are ready and willing to tear into Bush and
that sorry lot of head bobbins surrounding him. Without the congressional
connivance now supporting him, Bush would be exposed for the shallow,
posturing nabob that he actually is. We need the chairmanships of
the committees that have the power to investigate and the power to
appoint independent prosecutors. Only then can the invisibility cloak
that has allowed this "man in miniature" to wreak such havoc
on our government, our economy and the good name of our country be
Who knows, we might even uncover Dick "W" Cheney in his
Yes, I readily admit that there's an element of revenge in this vision.
Monica, the blue dress, Whitewater -- all of it. But this time there's
plenty of material, not just little sexual indiscretions, but weighty
crimes, just begging for the bright light of day. Enough to ensure
that this little freak of political mutation gets the ignominious
fate that he deserves: impeachment, trial and removal from office.
After all if we don't interrupt this particular line of political
genetics, then we could all wind up looking like monkeys.
Americans deserve better than the kind of political devolution that
we have been subject to over the last four years.
A fundamental difference between republicans and democrats is that
democrats believe that God lives within us, that we control, and are
responsible for our own fate. That the study of science is the study
of how God/"the universe" works. That truth actually matters.
The "karma runs over dogma" philosophy of life.
Republicans believe in an external god and are ready to drop to their
knees in front of the first golden calf (or monkey) that happens along.
They see images of Jesus in their dental x-rays, instead of realizing
that their dentist simply needs to clean his film processing equipment.
They're still bitter that Y2K passed w/o incident and this time they're
determined that the world is going to go up in flames even if they
have to give it a little nukular assist. Trash the planet to your
heart's content, that's their version of "tending the garden."
Torture the animals, destroy their habitats, whatever. All you have
to do is profess Jesus to be your saviour and you're in like flint.
Misery is their most important product. Theirs is a vision of missionaries
in humvees. Everyone must look like them, speak like them and believe
like them or else be left in the dust to die. Only they (and unborn
children) are pure enough to be worthy of life.
They're certain that Jesus is going to appear on a cloud and "lift
them up" even as they toss fast food trash from windows on either
side of their SUV's. Jesus will lift them up leaving the rest of us
If they're correct and this does happen, then I only pray that Jesus
lifts up each and every one of them. Don't miss a single right wing
ahole. I don't really care what he does with them. Take them to heaven
or send them to hell. Better yet promise them heaven, and -- then
-- cast them straight into hell. In other words: give them the bush
[BuzzFlash Note: We were cheered by your vision of a W. impeachment...but
expect many will dispute your generalizations about the religion of
I knew the exit polling was right the night of the election. John
Kerry not only won Ohio, he won Florida as well.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Medal of Freedom "Honorees"
Honest to God truth here! I heard about Dub’s awarding the Medals
of Freedom yesterday 12/14/04 around 11 AM on NPR and checked this
site to find out more about it: http://www.medaloffreedom.com/,
and there it was, speaking historically in past tense at around 11.30
President George W. Bush awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
to L. Paul Bremer III, Tommy R. Franks, and George J. Tenet in a
ceremony at the White House on December 14, 2004.
Talk about shock and awe! I tried hard to find out if the historical
reference here actually preceded the ceremony, but I wasn’t successful.
I guess these guys really do "create history" and move on
while we squabble about it! My take is the Commander in Chimp was
simply handing out awards to "See no Evil" ("[George
Tenet]…was one of the first to recognize and address the threat to
America from radical networks." -- George Bush.), "Hear
no Evil" (Bush praised Franks for leading a campaign on Baghdad
that used "a force half the size of the force that won the Gulf
War," while not acknowledging the controversial lack of adequate
forces to maintain the "peace."), and "Speak no Evil"
("Did Paul Bremer clinch this honor for speaking out against
the administration's bungled war planning only after he'd left the
job?" asked David Wade, a spokesman for Sen. John Kerry.)!
A Loyal BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: President Awards Himself 3 Freedom Medals
Some of your readers may have missed this:
President Bush today presented three Freedom Medals to Himself. Asked
whether there was a conflict of interest Bush said, "Let me talk
slowly and make this issue clear. No, there is no conflictation of
any kind." Don Rumsfeld said, "Would it have been better
if someone else gave the president the medals? Of course. Could someone
else have given the president the medals? No. Does the President deserve
the medals? Of course!" Condoleezza Rice said, "There are
secret documents that explain this matter very clearly to be appropriate,
just, and in the best interests of the country. I wish I could share
these documents but until then just trust everyone in this administration."
Your BuzzFlash Underground Reporter
Subject: Island in the sun
In reference to the US building a new prison in Guantanamo, it might
be interesting to look at this article from the encyclopedia:
DEVILS ISLAND The history of French Guiana was to be forever marked
by more than its 100 years of use as a penal colony. The first French
convicts were shipped there in 1852, and numerous detention centers
were built on the mainland as well as on the Iles du Salut. By the
time the penal colony was closed in 1953, no fewer than 70,000 deported
prisoners had crossed the Atlantic. Two of the better known were Alfred
Dreyfus and "Papillon" (Henri Charrière) of book
and film fame. Of the various penal facilities, the best known includes
those on the Royale and Saint-Joseph islands, which were used for
convicts and deportees from 1,000 to 2,000 depending upon the period
[while Devil's Island was reserved for political prisoners]. In 1880,
the temporary buildings on Royale and Saint-Joseph were replaced by
permanent ones when the islands were turned into a prison for repeat
Hmm yes, it does sound like the republicans want to have their own
Subject: Bernie Kerik!!!
Why isn't this "alleged" mobster and scoundrel being investigated
by the proper authorities??? From all evidence presented, he should
be in JAIL.
Subject: dear jon stewart!
Dear Jon Stewart:
i just saw something on msnbc, a little after 9:30 am wednesday.
i was stunned! you should use it on your show! :):)
Don Evans was on and some blond bimbo was doing the interview. evans
was saying stuff like Bush is very fiscally disciplined, does not
want to leave problems to the next generation, on and on! the blond
acted as if she bought it all! it was like being in the twilight zone!
Subject: Check out this article
A Democratic write-in candidate won over a Republican incumbent but
the courts wouldn't allow the votes to count because people failed
to fill in the oval next to the write-in box. The Times and other
news organizations paid for the recount.
Review Favors Frye (LA Times)
Wonder what would happen if they really counted all the votes in
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Trying a dead man
Proof we should have turned off the television a LONG TIME AGO concerning
this wa r...
April 7, 2003, the headlines read, "Body of 'Chemical Ali' found."
CNN tells us:
The notorious Iraqi general known as "Chemical Ali" ...
was killed in a coalition airstrike on his home over the weekend,
U.S.-led coalition officials said... "We believe that the reign
of terror of Chemical Ali has come to an end," Defense Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld told reporters.