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This is a copy of the letter I have sent to Al Gore. (FYI)
I demand that the Vote NOT be certified on January 6th. This
country is going to get cleaned up with or without the help
of the media.
Dear "President" Gore,
I plan to go to D.C on January 6th to demand that the 2004
Vote NOT be certified. I have enclosed information as to why
I believe that the election of 2004 was tampered with and
stolen. It was hijacked and the hijackers aren't going to
get away with it. Not this time.
Then I plan to March down to the White House and tell George
W. Bush (the squatter) to leave OUR White House. We own it
and it is reserved for the real President of the United States.
John Kerry is a fine man but he is not the real President
of the United States. You are. You were robbed and I am going
to demand that you take your rightful place in American history.
That is, if you want the job.
It will be a tough job. We have many problems that have been
neglected and compounded.
The first, of course, is Iraq. We need to bring the troops
home ASAP. Then we need to have a Summit outside of Iraq with
the Sunnis, the Shiites and Christian Iraqi leaders. At the
Summit, the U.S must give Iraq the 300 Billion earmarked for
Iraq, subject to a Peace Agreement and a territorial agreement.
The Iraqi provinces must all have an equal stake in the Oil
revenue. Because we know that is what all the fighting is
Then you must round up the terrorists--Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld
and yes, even Powell. They are war criminals. I am sure there
are other terrorists too. The Patriot Act allows for this.
Then you should demand that there be a tax increase on American
businesses. We gave them a break and how did they reward us--by
Anyway, you and Clinton did a fine job. Let's try to right
the wrongs and get this country back on track. It is 1960
again. It will take a while to get back up to speed. But we
can with conviction and determination.
Subject: A Call for New Elections
Given the new revelations of illegal activity and cover ups
in the bush administration there should be widespread demand
for new primary elections and a new general election.
George Bush and his cohorts have used the coercive power of
their offices to commit grievous crimes far beyond the "high
crimes and misdemeanors" provided for in our Constitution
for impeachment and removal from office by the congress.
As an electorate we were not sufficiently aware of the nature
of these crimes to make an informed decision. George Bush and
Dick Cheney are criminals and therefore not qualified to hold
Detainee Abuse Alleged: Guantanamo Prison Cited in FBI Memos
President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore should be
reinstated in the interim as though the bush administration
Subject: my opinion--To: Maureen Dowd, Re Christmas
Eve of Destruction By Maureen Dowd (NY Times 12/23/04)
I wish to take exception to your characterization of the American
People as having "decided" to live in a theocracy.
It is quite clear to many of us that the majority of Americans
Ė especially republican Americans Ė do not yet know, i.e. are
not yet aware of the fact that we are no longer a democracy!
Instead of waggling your finger at us for being uninformed and,
therefore, unable to have intelligently "decided"
anything about our current form of government, I would suggest
that you turn your finger 180 degrees the other way and point
at yourself and your colleagues with the question, "Why
didnít you sound the alarm that something so catastrophic was
happening right under our noses?"
Like any other communal animal, take the prairie dog for example,
certain of the members of the community accept responsibility
for alerting the colony when there is a predator skulking in
the bushes or in the air above their heads so that they can
dive for their holes and, therefore, not get eaten alive. The
media was supposed to have been our watchdog. WHERE WERE YOU?
The New York Times, especially, holds much of the responsibility
for our current state of affairs because it was The New York
Times that arbitrarily decided to withhold information following
the 2000 election and subsequent appointment of GWB to the presidency
by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the fact that Al Gore actually
won sufficient electoral college votes and could have supplanted
Bush as President for the past four years -- if we had only
Where is the big media coverage about Conyers and his struggle
to get the votes properly counted in Ohio?
Where is the big media coverage about the fact that Bush used
napalm on Falluja? Every other country in the world has outlawed
the use of napalm because its action of gluing fire to flesh
is so inhumane. Not so the U.S.; i.e., Bush.
Where is the big media coverage about our governmentís plans
to legalize GMO (genetically modified organism) pollution of
world food crops because Monsanto wants to make more money and
doesnít care if their Frankenstein crops are not adequately
tested to determine their effects on people before being loosed
upon the world! In fact, according to Organic Consumer Association,
Monsanto is actively suppressing information regarding their
WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE!
Subject: fox news and "good" news
I sent the following to Fox News yesterday after I heard Rumsfeld
make comments about none of the good things being reported in
the media -- wonder why Fox isn't reporting on all the "good"
things either. I suggest a write-in campaign to Fox and ask
the same question.
To whom it may concern:
I have been following Fox News for several years, in addition
to the other more established media, and I have found that
Fox prides itself on delivering a different view of world
affairs. Specifically, Fox is not the typical, liberal, administration-bashing,
menagerie of liberals. You folks tell it like it is.
So it is in this vein that I must ask why the news directors
at Fox aren't publishing more "good" stories about
Iraq and our war against terror? Even Secretary Rumsfeld has
noted during his most recent trip to bolster the spirits of
our fighting men that the media seems to ignore all the good
that we're doing over there. No one seems to be covering the
good that we do. Why doesn't Fox? I'm sure that there are
stories that are worthy for our viewing that don't include
fighting, bombing and the atrocities that we find on a regular
basis on the evening news (not that I watch those other networks,
So how about it? Why can't we get those stories that we need
to see? If any organization can do it, it's Fox News. Thank
Keep the Christ in Christmas.
Subject: Re: Rumsfeld's visit to Mosul (as sent to LA Times)
Donald Rumsfeld's visit to the troops in Mosul fits the pattern
of how this administration treats the troops, and average Americans
in general. After that soldier asked why he had to dig through
garbage to find armor, Bush responded by saying Rummy has "a
good heart," prays for the troops, and visits the wounded
in the hospital. This is all nice but symbolic gestures that
Looking at their decision-making process and spending priorities
paints a very different picture.
While planning the war, they ignored the uniformed military's
assessments of whether Iraq was a threat, what the outcome of
an invasion would be, and even the number of troops that would
be needed. Instead they listened to the advice of a handful
of ideologues who never got closer to combat than a tough game
of croquet at the country club.
Armor for the troops and their vehicles, combat pay, and medical
care for veterans moved to the end of the budget line behind
no bid contracts in the billions for Bush cronies. And those
cronies threatened to stop feeding the troops when the Pentagon
asked too many questions about their accounting practices.
Perhaps worst of all, they continue to hold soldiers on active
duty after the end of their enlistment contract to avoid the
political fallout of the only other way to get more bodies on
the field: a draft.
No one would care how gruff Rumsfeld was or if he signed letters
by machine if the substance of how he did his job showed respect
for the troops. But he treats them the way the Bushies treat
all of us: with platitudes, a pat on on the head, and smirking
Subject: A Day In The Life Of Joe Republican
The best pro-union ad I saw at a huge rally in Victoria, BC...
"Unions... the people who brought you the weekend"
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE REPUBLICAN
Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to
prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because
some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality
With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication.
His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie
liberal fought to ensure their safety and that they work as
All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's
medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their
employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.
He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon
is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws
to regulate the meat packing industry.
In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle
is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in
the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for
his right to know what he was putting on his body and how
much it contained.
Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air
he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal
fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our
He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station
for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable
money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants
liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which
gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent
pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation
because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for
these working standards. Joe's employer adheres to these standards
because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call
If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get
a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid
liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his
It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he
can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by
the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's
money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system
before the Great Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his
below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal
decided that Joe and the government would be better off if
he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime. Joe
also forgets that in addition to his federally subsidized
student loans, he attended a state funded university.
Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening
at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the
drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some
America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to
go along with the taxpayer funded roads.
He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation
to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration
because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.
The house didn't have electricity until some big-government
liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded
He is happy to see his father, who is now retired.
His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because
some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could
take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.
Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a
radio talk show.
The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives
He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought
against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout
Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals
ruining our lives!
After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should
take care of themselves, just like I have."
Subject: comment about Man of the Year
I was absolutely flabbergasted when I saw who had been chosen
as Man of the Year 2004. Was I reading the same news as Time
Magazine? Was it a joke? Or just bad taste? After all, this
man just managed to kill over 100,000 Iraqi civilians in 18
As man of the year, a better choice (I think) would have been
that Iraqi civilian from Abu Ghraib, who stood on a box with
a pointed hood on his head and electrodes on his arms. This
is what should have been chosen. Just lift his arms a bit and
you get the image of Christ on his cross.
Americans say they are attached to values. Choosing Bush as
Man of the Year is just another missed opportunity to show the
world that it is true.
Subject: When are we going to GET GOING?
OK, time for the whining to stop. When are we going to start
hitting back? What team will dig up the dirty secrets of the
Repugs? When are we going to tell the DNC that we have had enough
of their weak replies? When are we going to demand that people
like Howard Dean play a pivotal role? When are we going to acknowledge
that we've been damaged by people like Terry McAuliffe -- and,
yes, I'm going to say it: 'those who were more interested in
promoting Hillary in 2008 than in winning NOW. As a supporter
of the Clintons, I am extremely disappointed at the handling
of the Democrats -- with voices like that of BuzzFlash and others,
big money was raised and masses of voters turned out. What is
really behind our losing?
Subject: Rummy In Iraq
Rumsfeld's visit to Iraq on Christmas eve is particularly interesting.
He traveled around the area in highly protected and secured
means of travel. Wouldn't it have been nice if he had traveled
in one of the many un-armored Humvees that remain, due to his
lack of priority? It could have been a great boon to the troops
to know that their SecDef would ride in one of the machines
that is good enough for them. Of course, had he done so, the
chances of his having become hamburger from an RPG or an IED
would have been higher, but a brave and decisive leader such
as he could have shown his true colors. Too bad he didn't think
of it, because if he had, I am certain he would have leapt at
the chance to show his macho. What a guy!
Subject: Stand and Fight
Iíve had enough of the radical right, vote suppression and the
failures of our current government. For me, itís time to do
something about it.
Starting in early January, I am putting progressive issue ads
on WGY, an AM radio station in Albany, New York. Anyone who
wants to do the same (in Albany or anywhere else) is welcome
to use the ads Iíve created.
It isnít difficult to put an issue ad on the radio. All it takes
is an e-mail address, a credit card, and access to a fax machine.
Progressive Issue Ad Topics:
1. DEFICIT SPENDING
3. JUSTIFICATION FOR WAR
4. RIGHT TO VOTE
5. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
I believe that the ideas expressed in these 30 second recordings
will resonate with anyone who values fair play and good government.
And to repeat, they are available to anyone. My one condition
for use is that any spot must be played in its entirety, other
than that; I offer them for public use.
If this idea appeals to you, send me an e-mail and I will send
all 7 audio files to you in mp3 format. Your return e-mail must
be able to accept attachments totaling 3.25 MB. And if you like
them I invite anyone to post them on a web site for public downloads.
We are in a war of ideas, and fair play is a potent idea.
Please forward this message,
Subject: Guantanamo and US torture
When in god's name are the so-called christian right wing-nuts
going to make a statement on the torture that is being used
by this "christian" administration? This is rampant
and from reading many articles it was condoned by the president
and by his appointed attorney general.
What in hell is wrong with all of you? Can't anyone call the
sin a sin? AND this one is more than a "mortal" sin.
No, we allow the idiots (fox news) manage the news on whether
to say merry christmas or happy holidays.
I refuse to capitalize anyone's proper name...don't deserve
it and yes, at one time I was a roman catholic...
SHAME ON ALL RELIGIONS OR SECULAR GROUPS FOR THEIR NEGLIGENCE
ON THIS BARBARIC PRACTICE.
Grand Rapids, MI
Subject: Bush Tries Again on Court Choices Stalled in Senate
If one thinks about it, it would be very difficult to comb the
dregs of the "eligible" jurists to meet the criteria
Bush has no doubt set: anti-abortion, anti-poor people, quietly
racist, tendencies towards repression, fond of torture, willing
to allow elections to be rigged and not a disbeliever when it
comes to putting religion in government where they believe the
forefathers meant for it to be. One would really have to look
far and wide and dig into the most murky depths of the pool
to come up with even one. Is it no wonder he is recycling the
Subject: remember the Florida Fourteen
Fourteen courageous members of the House of Representatives
stood up to reject the illegal Florida electors. They did this
on January 6, 2001. Although many of us called several Senators,
not one Senator would support them. Thus, Bush is in the White
House. Thus many young men and women died needlessly in Iraq,
to say nothing about thousands upon thousands of innocent Iraqis.
Will the Senate sit quiet this time too?
Subject: election fraud (as sent to media outlets)
Irrespective of party or candidate preference, all citizens
of any enduring democracy should be appalled, alarmed and outraged
if a vote is rigged or fixed. Athletes are expelled from their
sport for such conduct. We sneered at Iron Curtain and "banana
republic" countries for such political conduct. And yet,
Jimmy Carter recently stated that U.S. elections fail to meet
international standards and that the Carter Center would decline
to monitor our elections due to their huge methodological deficiencies.
We allowed right-wing Republican business owners to design,
manufacture, and program electronic voting machines used throughout
the country, machines without paper verification that have been
proven by computer experts to be easily vulnerable to hacking.
We fail to require independent, non-partisan voting boards and
officials. We fail to provide standardized, tamper-proof and
manipulation-proof voting procedures. And as a predictable result,
we are now faced with massive testimony regarding voter suppression
in Ohio and overwhelming statistical evidence of vote tabulation
fraud in Ohio, Florida and other states. This evidence has convinced
me and millions of others beyond a reasonable doubt.
And I'm a Ph.D. scientist, not easily sold. I'm also a psychologist.
This scenario may appear unthinkable and wildly unlikely to
many citizens, but as a psychologist I find it not only likely
but probable since vote fraud perfectly fits the enduring Bush/Cheney/Rove
behavioral pattern. With nearly four years for the right-wing
foxes to play unsupervised in the electronic voting henhouse,
and in the light of Bush's personal history and his administration's
record of flagrant, continuous violations of rules, truth and
law, how can any sensible person believe that the vote wasn't
rigged? Why else would a company that makes ATM machines design
voting machines without paper receipts? It would have been entirely
out of this administration's character to passively allow a
fair contest. The long Bush history of outright deception, bait-and-switch
campaign tactics, and manipulation through false appearances,
described by Kevin Phillips - a former Republican - as "the
politics of deceit," is extensively documented in at least
a dozen meticulously detailed books by authors of unimpeachable
integrity over many years. The neocon strategies and attitudes
are unapologetically Machiavellian and their style secretive
and authoritarian in the extreme. An extensive reference list
on these matters, issue summaries, and links to web sites documenting
vote fraud are provided on our site, www.squadron13.com.
Everyone resents being conned, treated with contempt, and played
for a sucker. But that is exactly what the Bush administration
has done to the American people repeatedly, habitually, and
at enormous cost in lives, dollars, risk to our people, and
risk to the world. The media have failed miserably to present
salient facts to the American population shown elsewhere throughout
the world (e.g., massive killing of Iraqi civilians, destruction
of Iraqi homes and communities, and understandable motives of
In our 2004 election we see what I devoutly hope is the final
straw that, once fully exposed, will collapse this corrupt and
unprincipled regime. The heretofore unfailingly accurate exit
polls indicate that Kerry won. The same pattern of evidence
was enough to trigger a revote in the Ukraine. The Ukrainian
election rigging, evidenced by exit polls showing 54% for the
loser, has received extensive press coverage while the identical
pattern in Ohio, where exit polls showed between 51% and 53%
for Kerry, has been almost totally ignored by the U.S. mainstream
media that have reportedly "locked down" this story.
By the twin criteria of citizen demand and press support for
honest elections, Ukrainian democracy appears considerably more
advanced than our own.
Based upon exit polling data on November 2 after the polls had
closed in the three key swing states, the unerringly accurate
Zogby poll was calling 313 electoral votes for Kerry, even in
the face of massive Republican voter suppression. Suddenly,
like magic, the vote count turned toward Bush - but only in
jurisdictions with electronic voting, a mean disparity of 6%
between exit polling and reported results, all favoring Bush,
in the three key states. In jurisdictions using paper ballots,
the vote counts closely matched exit poll data (less than 1%
disparity). The likelihood of this occurring by chance has been
calculated by a University of Pennsylvania statistics professor
at one in 250 million, a conclusion confirmed by re-analysis
Thus, these data cannot be casually dismissed as paranoid delusion,
wishful thinking or a fanciful "conspiracy theory"
by sore losers. Especially after the outrageous 2000 voter manipulation
and suppression in Florida that revealed the unconscionable
Republican desperation to win at any cost to our system.
As a veteran who has walked among the vast sea of graves in
the American cemetery at Normandy, I know that they did not
die on the beaches of France for future leaders who, after avoiding
personal risk in time of war themselves, would steal the votes
of their countrymen. In the names of all those Americans who
have left their lives and their limbs on a battlefield, and
those who have carried lifelong visions of horror locked in
their nightmares and intrusive memories, we are entitled to
demand a full investigation and a relentless media spotlight
upon these grave, unanswered questions that it is the constitutionally
protected duty of a free press to provide.
If found true, hell should have no fury like that of a democracy
deceived. And if found true after being concealed or ignored
by the media, our fury will be directed at you, and justly so.
Jack Dresser, Ph.D.
Capt., Medical Service Corps., U.S. Army, 1962-65
Subject: DeLay always asks privately before going public?
"What worries me is that we are aiding and abetting
the enemy," DeLay told Lt. Col. Oliver North, who was filling
in on Sean Hannity's ABC Radio network broadcast.
Without naming names, DeLay pointed the finger at "all
these naysayers" who he said "constantly criticize
and call everything a mistake."
What he is saying to the parents of kids killed because of
a lack of armor is, "Stifle Yourself, Rumsfeld is perfection
personified. You are not allowed to disagree." Ollie North?
The guy who got by with dealing arms for hostages in Iran, the
next Bush target for nation building.
"I have the utmost confidence in Rumsfeld. Secretary
Rumsfeld has done an unbelievable job, particularly in the last
three years," he told North.
I don't often agree with Tom DeLay, but considering Rumsfeld's
performance, I find it completely unbelievable that he did it
either. It is incredible that the USA would attack without an
imminent threat, without sufficient forces and without an exit
Particularly the last 3 years, Tom? He has only been at the
DoD for 4 years.
Those who disagree should have contacted the defense chief
privately, DeLay said, rather than air their differences in
a way that could damage the war effort.
"There's a way you do it," he said. "The way
that I do it is that when I have a question about something,
I call them up and I get an answer to the question."
Yes, Tom, I recall how often you went quietly to the Democrats,
when they were in charge, before blasting them in the media.
Hell, yes. Like the time you aired Jerry Falwell's fantasy,
"The Clinton Chronicles," the night before the impeachment
vote and when you sent federal forces to gerrymander Texas.
DeLay complained that "most of those who are criticizing
[Rumsfeld], starting with the national media, never wanted us
in the war to begin with. And then you have a lot of these Democrats
who voted against the war. They're the appeasers. They want
to go back to the days of Clinton when we appeased these terrorists."
Which part of the national media is he talking about? I don't
recall even one national newsperson who questioned the attack
at all. A lot of democrats voted against the war, Tom? Name
5 who didn't vote to give Bush the power to use force. We went
to war in Iraq without an ounce of provocation on purely fictitious
Stifle yourself Tom.
Blasts Rumsfeld's Critics (newsmax.com)
Subject: bush to "adjust" Iraq Elections?
2nd part of article -- scroll down
if he did it here -- why not there?
A spokesman for Iraq's election commission yesterday rejected a suggestion
from the Bush administration that it adjust the results of next
month's vote to expand the Sunni Arab presence in the new legislature
and government if low turnout in the volatile Sunni areas means
Shiites win an exaggerated majority in the new 275-seat assembly.
The New York Times reported yesterday that Shiite leaders had
been discreetly approached about the idea by American officials,
who argued that including the Sunnis, who make up about 20 percent
of the population, would diminish the chances of post-election
violence against the Shiites, who are 60 percent of Iraq's 26
Calling the U.S. overtures unacceptable interference, Electoral
Commission spokesman Farid Ayar said: "Who wins, wins.
That is the way it is. That is the way it will be in the election.
We won't adjust vote results (Philadelphia Inquirer)
House Proposes Guaranteed Sunni Role in Iraq, Election Committee
Rejects Proposal (Al-Jazeera)
exiles win right to vote in January poll (The Herald)
A BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: Because we could no longer find your excerpt
from the Seattle Times, we provided the other links.]
Subject: Bush says we are going to send aid to natural disaster
Bush says we will send aid, but Rumsfeld says Iraqis will
have to clean up the mess left by the un-natural Bush disaster
victims. We will clean up God's disasters and everyone else
will clean up our disasters.
Travel problems are the result of a sick out and have nothing
to do with the sick management idea of betting employees will
continue working without their needs being met. Give it a rest
and next time do something about employee needs before the holiday.
They do the same to health care workers and school teachers.
They are supposed to continue working without proper health
care benefits and income for their own families because they
are dedicated and the scrooges at the top blame them.
Speak up or they assume you agree!!! ABB
Subject: On the cusp of a New Year
Dear BuzzFlash and Buzzers-
The Beatles sang...another year older and what have we done.
BuzzFlash and Buzzers can be proud of all we worked so hard
to accomplish in 2004...that energy is not lost. We represent
the dominate spirit of the world that wants to rescue the light
of humanity from those who hijack and harness it to self-serving,
Thank you for being an island of sanity in the midst of Bush
madness. Let's hope and pray that 2005 is truly a New Year,
with a New World begun.
All good wishes.