January 3, 2005
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My name is Robert W. Gordon. I am a BuzzFlash fan. I am submitting an observation.
If the following statistics are correct, how did Bush win the election?
The newspapers reported that Bush's current approval rating is 48%. This statistic is very interesting.
It is the same as the pre-election forecast nationwide and in the battleground states. It is the same statistic as the exit polls During the election -- 48%. It probably [would] be the same as the recount of the "recountable" votes.
The unrecountable votes are the Touch Screen votes, which have no possible tracking data. These votes were counted by employees of Triad Systems (a republican owned company), then the totals were changed to show that Bush had won in Ohio. The same scenario was played out in Florida and New Mexico and others. Since these totals can not be verified, they also can not be proven as true.
Expert statisticians from several colleges have stated unequivocally that this is a statistical impossibility that the exit polls were so different from the final results in all of the battleground states.
It would be a tragedy for America and Democracy if Bush were inaugurated as the next president. If you want further proof of voter fraud, look up the following:
Robert W. Gordon
Subject: Best Wishes
Subject: Thank you
You are very much appreciated.
Subject: George/Jeb and 'Fact-Finding' trip....
Subject: So, what's really going on with Constitutional
Memo Backs Off Torture Arguments (NY Times)
Subject: Bush shamed into increasing the pledge
By the way, those wishing to contribute would do well to research the agencies soliciting funds. Lutheran World Relief (www.lwr.org), for example, has an A+ rating from Charitywatch.org, and is already on the ground in the affected areas working with trusted and proven local organizations. And you can designate your donation to go directly to South Asia tsunami relief. There are many other worthy and effective organizations, but donors might want to be careful that their money goes to where it is intended.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bush House Cut NOAA Budget 6 Months Before Tsunami
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: make no mistake!
While I agree it is a good thing bush was shamed into raising our share to 350 million..... I feel the bush's and their people see this as free campaign money from the tax payers to start promoting Jeb Bush. make no mistake about it, the presidential campaign has begun for Jeb Bush and us tax payers are footing the bill!
Call on the White House to cancel the lavish and terribly expensive inauguration events. It would be blasphemy in light of the daily killing of our soldiers as well as the Iraqi people and the terrible disaster in Asia! The money the rich people want to spend would be better spent to help the people who lost everything!
Subject: Jeb Bush
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: We Need to Cut the Fat in DC . . . A New Years Diet
Where does our money go? Americans need to understand where
our money is going. It is being burned up on a daily basis,
along with the deaths of people who are no different from
us. Has the US lost all decency since the Bush regime took
over? Someone operating with a tic tac for a brain would know
that what this person received was no help at all. We can
afford to spend all kinds of money for Bush and his "protection,"
but we can't fly our own people home when they need it. Even
the military in Bush's invasion have had to spend their own
money. Why do we have such a debt and where is our money?
Subject: brother's luck
Subject: Tsunami Aid
Subject: Just goes to show..
Just how stingy Bush's initial 15 Mil was. The citizens of Briton coughed up more than the entire US Govt. initially committed to until the heat got turned up high enough on the stingy Bush administration
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: unmasking the liars
Wow! Quite an editorial today. Would that it could be published in mainstream media. It's right on target. Sadly, those "illiterati" who, apparently, make up the mainstream of our society today (read: "The Dumbing Down of America), have no clue. I've recently purchased "Confessions of An Economic Hit Man" and Chalmers Johnson's "The Sorrows of Empire," and recently re-read "The Prince." I'm astounded and dismayed at the efficiency with which "the knowing ones" have promulgated their agenda. What the hell can we do to stop this rising river of venom?
Subject: Jan 6th --CAN WE GET MASSIVE PROTEST IN WASH D.C.!!!
[BuzzFlash Note: Related news.... Liberal Group Seeks Support for Challenge of Bush Electors (Cybercast News Service); Group Plans Rally to Protest Election Results (WTOL-TV).]
Subject: some figures
For more than forty years, William Sloane Coffin has spoken with prophetic zeal on matters of war and peace, social justice and religious faith.
Subject: new year
Having recently read about the Bush Cartel plan to remove Alice Walker's and Tennessee Williams' books from school libraries due to "positive" portrayals of homosexuality which would be "dangerous" messages to our youth, I am feeling fear and despair for the very existence of the America that we knew and loved. Throw in the re-writing of environmental laws to favor deforestation and drilling for oil in Alaska, greater freedom of government officials to pry into our private lives and homes, and the support of this administration in the ever more right leaning media, and you have the frightening beginnings of a new Nazism in our beloved United States of America.
There is a sickness...a cloud of ignorance born of religious fervor...that allows the diabolical ideology of the Bush Cartel to shape the future of our country into what will become a Dictatorship by family inheritance. The Bush designed and controlled USA. Are you ready for that People?? It's happening and half of us voted for it!!
Happy New Year!!
Subject: can you help?
Subject: James Dobson
Gregory A. Reece
Subject: Clearing brush? Oh pleeezzze
Subject: 1984 is today
I document the Bush administration's fidelity to the slogans of the Ministry of Truth in "1984" (War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength) at:
Frederick S. Rhine
Subject: Political suicide or the death of our democracy?
I don't envy our senators this week with another embarrassing election challenge confrontation coming up. They didn't come off looking too good in the last one after all. And now here comes those pesky Black congressional people with their entirely unreasonable demands for elections that are fair and untainted with the stench of corruption and fraud.
Imagine the uproar if a senator had the nerve to challenge with them and force a debate in which facts that had until now been suppressed might leak out to the general public.
What if they found out about the exit poll data being kept secret by our 'liberal media' that would clear up once and for all some of the mysteries of election night? What if they heard about the Ohio Secretary of State's many attempts to hide information and obstruct the recount? Or the withheld polling machines in Democratic districts that created extremely long lines? Or the tampering with voting machines, and the counties that had more votes than registered voters?
I mean the list is rather endless and would just make people even more cynical than before about our election process. They might just say "what's the point in voting?"
We can't have people not turn out for our rigged elections can we? That would be bad for democracy. After all, what fun is it to suppress the vote if no one shows up to suppress? And there would be no living with those republicans across the aisle, would there? It seems they take challenges to their absolute power way too seriously. Remember the last time they stole the election and called us bad losers?
Plus how would the senators' constituents take it if they found out all that crap they said during the campaign about democratic ideals and voting rights for minorities was stuff they actually meant? The political fallout would be enormous and they might never win a rigged election again!
So have some sympathy for the Feingolds, Boxers, Kerrys, Kennedys and Byrds, next week. After all, it's not easy mouthing empty platitudes about democracy day after day year after year, and pretending you mean it.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Half Mast or Half Assed . . . A Reflection of
Subject: what Happy New Year?
b) George not giving a rat's ass about the tsunami victims until it became a political liability. Not to mention implications by some far right nuts that the disaster was justified because the majority of the victims weren't Christian.
c) The war will drag on, a thousand more soldiers will probably die, and in all likelihood, the U.S. will invade Syria or Iran for a much needed poll boost. And yes, there will be a draft, maybe even me, although I'm 44 and have a myriad of health problems. The last days of Nazi Germany saw children and very old men drafted. George is no less fanatical.
d) Our civil rights will be up for grabs every single day because too many of us are too damn lazy to exert any energy to protect them.
e) The terror threat will be constant, and if too many Americans get wise to the ruse and the fact that no major terror attack has occurred on U.S. soil since 9-11-01, and more implications arise that Bush knew far more about the threat and probably had a hand in the attacks, the Bush White House will not hesitate to fabricate another assault on its own citizens.
f) Even if the vote fiasco in Ohio becomes more prominent, Americans will not rise to the challenge and raise hell about the stolen election like the Ukrainians did. We simply don't care about anything but ourselves anymore. Our lack of action and deliberate ignorance of the truth will be our downfall if enough people don't wake up and do it real damn fast.
g) The far right evangelical crowd will be more emboldened,
oppressive and tyrannical with their Golden Calf in the
White House. Every attempt will be made to erase separation
of church and state, force Christianity on "non-believers,"
forge a stronger political lobby and further divide the
Subject: Intimidations and Donations . . . Bush Tax Free Dollars at Work
Regarding your New York Times article: Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use His Political Muscle Against Some Democrats
It's always great to hear threats coming from Bush's Christian Right Wing of the Republican Party. Should these be called Bush's Bully Pulpits? It shows how interested they are in the US government and they can see their taxless dollars at work.
And, from Bush's other base . . . you know, the wealthy . . . we also have heard of the large donations that have been made and stated over and over again that they are "private donations" funding the Bush Ball in January. So, between the Right Wing saber-rattling and the big ball celebration, everyone in Bush's base must be peachy-creamed and the devil-may-care happy.
I'm not too impressed by the constant mentioning of the "private donations" for the Bush Ball, because aren't those the same people who got their tax money back that wiped out the US surplus when Bush was given the White House by the fake five Supremes?
And, in that same Bush spirit of giving, we Americans have been given the largest debt in American history and yet, it is the Bush base that makes demands and threats to those in our government . . . none of whom pay their way from the wealthy corporations to the wealthy evangelical organizations . . . they all kinda, sort of, look and act alike to me. Hmmmm . . . the word Bushrangers comes to mind.
Just a thought,
Subject: media blunder of 2004 (as sent to CNN)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Denial of free speech (as sent to Clear Channel)
Subject: Social Security
When we discuss "social security," what society are we talking about really. I guess Bush likes the idea of being secure in social circles by privatizing this huge government "entitlement." If we are talking about high society types then Bush's social security reform makes perfect sense. Employers don't like having to pay into social security and social security is almost meaningless to the rich and upwardly mobile. They don't need it for security. I say almost meaningless because privatizing social security is quite alluring. With help from the Federal Government to the tune of trillions in borrowed money from God knows where, corporations will have money oozing into their greedy hands. What a gravy train. First came Iraq, then medicare and now Social Security. The government spending is at an all time high. Thanks to compassionate conservatives. And the rich get richer, while the "baby tax" goes into overdrive. You know, the taxes that we saddle on the unborn. No wonder Bush frowns on abortion. The unborn are a goldmine! Oh how Devine!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: the letter Time won't print
To Whom it May Concern:
Subject: Superfunds for inauguration; None for toxic waste
Subject: A second beautiful day in our neighborhood
The TV alarm just came on and there was Tara Blume on Channel
4 (NBC) saying a new law goes into effect that will put
more money in married couple’s pockets. She used the magic
discriminatory word, "marriage."
Even I am stupefied by the outright perfidy, the naked
lying, of this demonic non-entity who wears a halloween
costume of "Christian Virtue."
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Fresh Details Emerge on Harsh Methods at Guantanamo
Despite the many reports of torture at Guantanamo and Abu
Ghraib, the Bush administration's determination that prisoners
were not entitled to the provisions of the Geneva Convention,
it continues to be covered up. Chief White House counsel
Alberto Gonzales was nominated by President Bush to replace
John Ashcroft as attorney general. Gonzales and other administration
lawyers wrote memos that said the president's wartime powers
superseded anti-torture laws and treaties. Human rights
advocates say those memos effectively condoned abuse and
set the stage for the mistreatment of inmates at the Abu
Ghraib prison in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay. Will the Senate
investigation that was supposed to take place after the
election ever take place???
Republican Majority Plans to Push Bush Agenda (NY
Hmmm...Yet I am ready to fight, fight, fight. Not to cut
and run. I watched in gasping tears the linked video you
have on the failures of Congress as African Americans, mostly
women, stood up in protest as Al Gore presided over the
inauguration bullshit. And gasped in horror at the panned
shot of the chuckling white men in the Senate at our friend
Al's pathetic and hopefully wry remark on having faith in
the "rules" set in. Something is more than off
kilter here. It appears to me that an age-old conspiracy
of evil and greed of epic proportions is continuously playing
out, now before our very eyes. The DaVinci Code rings in
my head. That hand that rocks that cradle is the most important
thing in the world. And if you leave it uneducated and abused...it
produces offspring that kill.
In addition, the country desperately needs an alternative
to Rush. Someone as entertaining (but perhaps not so arrogant)
who is on at least one AM channel in every market.
Subject: 2 Jan 05 Editorial
The correct phrase is "the medium is the mAssage"
with an "A." Correctly quoted, it actually makes
more sense. The medium soothes one to sleep!
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