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Watching C-Span on the Alberto Gonzales hearings....this just in [Thursday
am], Sen. Boxer has signed on with Rep Conyers!!!! Now if the rest of
the Democratic Sen, would also get a spine! Way to go!!
A Loyal Buzz Fan Forever!!
Subject: Conf hearings
It's nauseating watching the hearing for Alberto Gonzales in which
the Repugs are fawning themselves all over him. Meanwhile questions
being asked by Democrats are being filibustered by Gonzales. Gonzales
stating how the pRes would never condone torture...my ass! What a bunch
of liars!!! Oh how I dislike this administration and every other Repug
in Washington DC!
A Loyal Buzz Fan Forever!
Subject: Image of the GOP
Having recently discovered your web site, I must tell that I greatly
enjoy reading your articles. As a former Republican, who is no longer
blinded by the right, I am sharing your web site with many of my friends
and relatives, some of whom are still Republicans. Keep up the terrific
work! I plan on buying some of the premiums you are offering, to show
Here is an idea for the section "The Lighter Side." An artist
portrayal of the GOP as: Not as an elephant; but as three pigs (named:
Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld) standing on their hind legs, each holding
a fist full of money, standing atop a barrel of oil, laughing, maybe
smoking a cigar with the caption "GOP = Greedy Old Pigs."
Know of any artist who could render such a drawing?
Des Moines Reader
Subject: ClearChannel hypocrisy
Christmas Ever" was part of the ClearChannel MJ Morning Show
with host Todd Schnitt in Tampa, Florida. I listen to the show when
there is nothing else entertaining during the morning commute. Schnitt
also has an afternoon talk show on AM radio after Rush, "The Schnitt
Show." Schnitt is a raving Republican war mongering mouthpiece
for the party; however, he is not anti-gay or a prude.
The morning show mentioned on BuzzFlash frequently crosses my personal
liberal elite bad-taste line. I had to turn off "The Breast Christmas
Ever" while my 11 year-old-son was in the car. I also turn off
the radio when MJ (Schnitt) makes the crank calls that have become associated
with his radio persona. Schnitt calls an unsuspecting business pretending
to be an old man who has used a product or service and has a complaint.
Once he called a national package delivery company claiming that he
mailed his son and the package had not arrived 5 or 6 days later. The
company closed its entire nationwide business to search for the body
of a child. The delivery company threatened to sue, but a deal was cut.
This has not deterred ClearChannel. Schnitt continues to make calls
like the recent one claiming that he is being electrocuted by faulty
Christmas lights. He once claimed he was calling from the inside of
the trunk of his car. The call ended with an explosion which was meant
to deceive the car company clerk into thinking the old man had blown
himself up. Many of these calls have resulted in calls to 911 from the
unsuspecting business. At a minimum, these calls are annoying and abusive
in tone, and certainly not in keeping with the standards ClearChannel
sets for everyone else. MJ is syndicated in St. Louis, Atlanta and other
areas. Though you might like to know.
Subject: A Texas earful for John Kerry
Listen Mr. Kerry:
I voted for you. I made calls for you. I sent money to your campaign.
I volunteered on election day for you. I put my faith in you to do your
The letter I just received from you is absolute cowardice and I am
extremely disappointed, to say the very least.
One of the saddest moments in the Election Debacle of 2000 was when
not one US Senator would stand up with the congressmen and women whose
districts in Florida were disenfranchised. I mean come on! The right
to vote in America ought to be a given. Not one senator! Now if there
is even the smallest chance that people were disenfranchised in Ohio,
we need to take that seriously.
I don't want congressional committees to investigate the possibility
of electoral reform. I WANT THE DAMN VOTES COUNTED!
You are a senator. YOU COULD STAND UP FOR AMERICA TOMORROW! You could
stand up with John Conyers and challenge the results of the Ohio election.
It may not make you president. But it will preserve the foundation of
Do the right thing, John. You owe us at least that much.
Rose Hansen Smith
Forwarded by a BuzzFlash Reader
[BuzzFlash Note: She was responding to a letter titled "Counting
On You to Make Sure Votes Get Counted" from Friends of John Kerry,
urging we contact Hastert and Frist to "demand that Congress commit
itself this year to reforming the electoral system."]
Subject: Wasting Taxpayer Money
Why does Bush have to waste taxpayer money by traveling all over the
country to give speeches before hand-picked audiences to promote his
domestic agenda? Today's speech in Illinois (carried by MSNBC, CNN,
and Faux News) was a prime example of this waste. How much did this
appearance cost us? Since he was so determined to get to the White House,
why doesn't he stay there and give his same speeches every other day.
I'm sure Karl Rove could provide a few white-coated audience members
to stand behind him and applaud. Additional applause, the canned variety,
could be interspersed from time to time to give Bush the approval he
Wouldn't it be nice if Bush cared about the millions of people who
have no health insurance because they have lost their coverage or cannot
afford to purchase coverage?
Excuse me if I cannot feel sorry for those POOR doctors who charge
ninety dollars or more for a five-minute office visit yet can come to
sit as props for a man who has no idea of the problems facing the average
person? Instead of blaming the trial lawyers for their plight, did they
ever consider the insurance companies might be making huge profits at
Will Bush ever mention the frivolous lawsuit Rick Santorum's wife filed
against a chiropractor and won in 1999? Her permanent back pain did
not prevent her from having three more children, but it did prevent
her from participating in her husband's senatorial campaign.
I've concluded our so-called president is still a divider and a coward.
Why can't he appear before any and all types of Americans? Why do his
appearances have to be orchestrated?
A BuzzFlash Reader from PA
Subject: Re DNC email, "Take Action: Stop Bush from cutting
Social Security benefits"
To the Democratic Party (with copy to BuzzFlash),
The action you are asking for is certainly needed and I will be writing
but I want to write to add my voice to the disappointment felt by so
many of us in the lack of response from the democratic party and particularly
the senators to Rep. Conyers investigation into the second stolen election.
If there is even a chance that this has truth to it then you should
be all over it.
If Bush and Co. were not allowed to run rampant with no objection
then we wouldn't be worrying about Social Security or a lot of other
Where in creation is John Kerry? I keep waiting for him to speak up
but he is making the accusations from the right, about him, sound plausible
since we haven't seen him since the fraud and it makes it appear he
either doesn't care or has joined with them. What happened to the young
man who exposed evil? He owes us little people honesty and courage.
We sent more money than ever in our lifetimes this year BECAUSE we
thought the Dems had finally wakened to the fact that you cannot just
ignore karl rove. He will not just go away. He and his ilk have been
emboldened by your silence. We thought for awhile that you were one
of us. I now know what a one-night stand feels like.
As for me I am 63 years old and I have always voted, and democratic,
but I feel like why waste our time? We are cheated out of it or nobody
cares what the little guy thinks. I believe you will never get the small
donations again if you do not put big pressure on the senators to do
what their constituents feel is the right thing, regardless of the threats
from so called moral people who in reality are immoral thugs and should
be loudly declared such!!
Subject: Heard during DeLay Debates
It was actually argued to the House Republicans by some very naive House
Democrats that keeping things fair was in everyone's best interest and
that "WHEN WE BECOME THE MAJORITY PARTY" we won't act that
way. I remember Rep. Eddie B. Johnson making the same eloquent statement
at the hearings in Dallas for the Texas re-districting protest hearings.
What the House Democrats and Democrats in general fail to realize is
that what Republicans have set up is a banana Republic. Democrats will
no LONGER be elected to any office. We will be lucky if we get elected
dog catcher. It doesn't look good folks. What is even worse, people
would rather stand and reap individual benefits as opposed to revealing
the fraud and saving the republic.
Subject: Tim Allen on Martha Stewart
Boy, I feel safer now that she's behind bars. O.J. & Kobe are
walking around; Osama Bin Laden, too, but they take the one woman
in America willing to cook, clean and work in the yard and haul her
ass to jail. --Tim Allen
To whom it may concern,
Show the American people what they need and deserve to see...the death
and destruction we are causing in Iraq. Are those civilians meaningless?
Get a grip on your morals! A democracy needs an informed citizenry.
The death and destruction will be on your souls if you give government
no consequences for its actions. Show the American funerals, the coffins
and the heart wrenching civilians! The real Iraq war.
Your silence will forever haunt you...
Subject: Moment of Truth
Thursday January 6th, 2005. Remember that day! History may just record
it as the day the Democratic Party died. Because on that day it is actually
possible that not one of the forty-four men and women who call themselves
Democratic Senators will respond when the conscience of this nation,
embodied by Rep. John Conyers, calls into question the Ohio vote.
Never have truth and justice been placed in such stark simplicity before
elected officials. We are going to find out if there is any future for
the Democratic Party. But I fear the worst, if the flight of the "I've
got your back" candidate for President from the country is any
indication of what it means to be a Democrat.
Subject: CHEAP BASTARD
I'm listening to the news, and I hear that that slimy, pencil neck,
beady-eyed, awol, smirk faced retard in the White House has donated
out of his own pockets a measly $10,000 dollars!! This asshole has money
up the ying yang and all he can give is ten thousand?? We have well-known
people in Hollywood that have given a million out of their own pockets!
And people everywhere else donating more than that!
This Cheap Ass Bastard is a real piece of work. I wish someone would
just walk up to him, and kick his ass! He's disgusting!
A Loyal Buzz Fan Forever!
of American Culture" is the answer as to why I haven't watched anything
on prime-time major-network TV in roughly a decade. I don't care if
I'm "out of touch" because I've never watched "Fear Factor," or anything
on Fox (the network as well as the news channel, barring the World Series).
Am I showing my age when the so-called "morally objectionable" prime
time shows of the 70s and 80s had a hell of a lot more socially relevant
themes? More than likely. Back then, we had "All In the Family,""Maude,""Good
Times," "Cheers," "L.A. Law," and "In the Heat of the Night." OK, "L.A.
Law" isn't the best example, but, at least there were "lawyers" on that
show who dealt with their consciences at times (does that prove that
not all "yuppies" are bad???).
I've yet to see "Desperate Housewives," which has been touted as hilarious.
Truthfully, it sounds as funny as a migraine headache. And, last I read,
that show is popular in the so-called "Red States."
I'll stick with watching my DVDs.
Lisa in Boston
So I hear Bush finally made a personal donation of $10,000 to the tsunami
relief efforts. Gee, I'm sure it came right from the heart. No doubt
he had to be shamed into doing this the same way he was shamed into
upping the American government's contribution. This man is a chronic
embarrassment to all decent Americans. I ran for my checkbook as soon
as the horrific images started appearing on my TV; I literally could
not watch the coverage without doing something, ANYTHING, to help. Our
so-called leader couldn't even be bothered to address the situation
for three days because he was too busy "clearing brush." Just
how much f'ing brush is on that phony ranch anyways? I bet Bush was
very upset his precious vacation was interrupted because Rove ordered
him to give an audio address to the nation.
I am disgusted.
longtime Bush Victim
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
When will the Democrat party become the loyal opposition and start to
oppose George Bush and his cronies?
The Bush administration, guided by Tom DeLay and Dennis Hastert, has
decided to emasculate the House ethics committee rules in order to protect
Tom DeLay. Where is the opposition?
George Bush has marshaled his rich Wall Street supporters to raise millions
of dollars to lobby his faithful followers to create additional national
debt by supporting changes to Social Security. Where is the opposition?
The Vietnam river boat vets lied about John Kerry's Vietnam record.
Where was the Democrat truth team, and where will it be when they raise
funds to continue their anti-Democratic lies?
George Bush has refused to open his records, his fathers records and
Bill Clinton's records as required by law after 12 years. Can anyone
in the Democrat party follow up?
What about George Bush's National Guard records? Will they remain a
Will anyone in any party investigate George Bush's religious life? Does
he live it or use it to build his base of support? What about the famous
pretzel incident and his absences from public sight during times of
What about the Bush boast to reduce the national debt by half in the
next 10 years. Will anyone ask him about the details?
What about the missing weapons of mass destruction? Will anyone continue
to challenge him about veracity and truthfulness?
What about the failed Missile Defense System? Will anyone challenge
him to justify the expenditure of 73 $billion over the last 19 years
with a budget of 10.7 billion for next year without one successful test?
George Bush is starting his pep rallies with invited guests only and
cheer leaders to encourage applause & ovations to convince the public
we need tort reform and changes in social security. Who are the leaders
of the opposition speaking to?
Subject: Bush's plan: The greatest transfer of wealth from the
middle-class to the wealthy elite class in the history of mankind.
If Bush gets away with snookering the American public into believing
Social Security is in crisis and the country needs his private retirement
scheme to "solve" the problem, he will have accomplished the
greatest TRANSFER OF WEALTH from the middle-class to the wealthy elite
class in the history of mankind.
He has already awarded the richest Americans the majority of the tax
cuts, and by so doing has plunged this nation into historic debt that
the worker class will have to pay off. But that is not enough for this
greedy bunch, they want it all: they want your savings, your tax dollars,
your pensions and all the money you have put into Social Security over
your working life. They want to give it all to the Ken Lays of this
country. Which brings up the topic of how safe are your pensions and
investments? The good people who worked at Enron thought they were well-off
and could look forward to golden retirement years; they were, of course,
wrong. The problem is that inch by inch, over the years, Republicans
have chewed away at the real reforms and sensible regulations President
Franklin D. Roosevelt put into place to protect workers and investors
from economic criminals. A stock market crash -- greater than the crash
of 1929 -- can now happen; the rules and regulations FDR put in place
have been stripped of their teeth, and it is open season on unsuspecting
You cannot even walk down Wall Street these days without wearing boots
because the drool is so deep, with all the Wall Street Boys drooling
and salivating over the fees and commissions they will drain out of
your retirement funds if Bush gets his way.
The administration's tax cuts already save the richest 1 percent
of Americans nearly $100 billion a year, an amount that over time
would keep Social Security solvent for 75 years. -- Gene Sperling
Pain, No Savings (NY Times, Op-Ed)
Of course, the obvious "solution," if one is needed, is simply
NOT to make Bush's tax cuts PERMANENT in the upcoming vote; by denying
any more tax cuts to the aristocratic elite, the Social Security "problem"
(which is NOT a problem at all) is solved. End of debate.
A Loyal BuzzFlasher
Subject: Outstanding Interview
RE: Michael Scheuer,
ex-CIA bin Laden Unit Chief, Explains Why Insurgents Are Willing To
Die Fighting Us...Maybe It's Not Our Freedom They Hate...
Kudos to you for the excellent interview!
Michael Scheuer pretty much nailed what is wrong with US relations in
the Arab world. He sure said a mouthful. Many Mailbags back, I projected
pretty much the same problems. Conveying that the Arab nations did not
just wake up one morning to say we hate the US, I, too, thought we needed
to do soul-searching as to why they feel as they do. The Arabian nations
want to be left to their own. How would Americans feel if they were
invaded by other countries with the intention of forcing their style
of government down our throats? Would we dislike another nation who
invaded us to bilk our farm belts for themselves? Would we be ready
to fight the best way we knew how? You bet’cha we would. I agree with
Scheuer in the fact that the US government has not put the shoe on the
other foot. They have not tried to understand nor get to the bottom
of the proclaimed hatred. Who in the hell do we think we are invading
Iraq anyway?!! Oh yes, we are bringing democracy to Iraq. Sometimes
I have to refresh my mind as to why Bush said we were there, ‘ya know.
It all reminds me of the old joke of two dutiful boy scouts helping
an ungrateful old man cross the street so they can acquire another badge.
And when they asked the old man why he was disgruntled about their help,
the man yelled that he didn’t want to cross the street!
Anyone who has not read this excellent and informing interview is doing
themselves a disservice. It is one of the best interviews I have read
and I hope you keep it posted for a while for all to read. Thanks for
doing such an outstanding job.
letter today was a wimp-out (sent to a friend, and to BuzzFlash)
Here is my take on
Kerry and his letter. I was outraged. I think that Kerry's
letter was a major wimp-out. Not only did he make it clear that
he would not contest the Ohio
he sought to undermine all the efforts that Conyers, Jackson, and others
(including us, as much as we could do) have made. He has just
said that democracy doesn't count for the 2004 election. And who
knows what election he thinks he is going to make work sometime in the
future? Saying he is going to introduce legislation is just a
cop-out. With Republicans controlling the House and Senate, he
does not even know that he can get any legislation to the floor.
This electoral vote will go to the floor. He does make it
clear, though, what was wrong with this election and why it was that
he didn't just win by a landslide against the worst President in the
history of our country. That is, he thinks this election is/was
all about him. He thinks he can decide not to support the Ohio
because it's about his getting elected President or not. Well,
the election was all about us and all about whether this country has
a democratic process or not. It's all about whether we can ALL
vote and whether we can ALL have our votes counted. If he can't
give of himself to support that, no matter what, after he told us that
he reported to duty, then he's a wimp and not worth his salt.
Since this election was decided in Ohio
and particularly Ohio,
and since he did not even campaign in my state, then my vote only counts
if all of the people in Ohio
get to vote
and all of their votes are counted. Otherwise, this was not an
election that reflected the will of the people.
I got his letter and
so did you, and here's what that meant. Those 3,000,000+ letters
that went out represented those that supported the campaign with money,
in many instances, more than once. Notice, that letter went one
way. It said what Kerry wanted to do, not what his supporters
wanted to do. He was the candidate but we were the voters and
the ones who paid for the campaign. We were the ones who were
robbed of our collective vote, not him. We don't even know the
real truth about whatever deals have been cut behind closed doors and
we won't ever know. But I, for one, feel disenfranchised.
I don't plan to give money to any campaign again until I see evidence
that we have a democratic process, because I don't give money just for
people to be playing at voting. And I don't plan to walk the streets
and spend hours of my time on a campaign when my party won't even make
sure that my vote and the votes I am trying to solicit will count.
How can I ask someone to go and stand for hours in the rain when I know
that my party won't even stand up for their rights? And I won't
give money to get someone thrown out of office when I know they can
fix the vote counting machines anyway. My efforts will be to bug
those in office to death about what they are going to be voting on until
they are tired of hearing from me. Those in office and those running
for office have lost my trust, and that includes Kerry the Wimp.
The Kerry campaign seems to think it is business as usual. They
Why did Kerry send
out the letter? He did it to undermine the electoral vote action
[Thursday]. He did it so we will shut up before the electoral
vote. He did it to make people think that he is going to work
toward a solution, and why should we believe that? He did it so
people will vote for him when he runs again. He did it because
he made a secret deal with someone. Well, sorry Mr. Kerry, it
just irritated the hell out of me. My pocket book is zipped up
for such as him! And I will unzip it only for protestors and those
who fight for our democracy. Will this make the Republicans win?
No, they are not winning anyway, they are stealing.
What a horrible man is being seriously considered to be our next Attorney
Yet the opposition, which consists of religious leaders and progressives
(as strange political bedfellows) merely wants to ask Gonzales to explain
here's the standard petition stuff:
I hate to start the New Year with bad news, but the Senate is about
to consider Alberto Gonzales' nomination to become Attorney General,
replacing John Ashcroft. Gonzales is the White House counsel notorious
for opening the door to torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay prisons.
Senators should view the Gonzales nomination very skeptically, given
this radical history. As part of the upcoming hearings, we can call
on Senators to ask Gonzales to unequivocally renounce torture as an
instrument of American policy.
WHAT? Isn't that like asking the Pope to renounce Jesus? I guess some
pope might do it to save his skin and Gonzales will do it to save his
job and his place in history but...speaking of Jesus...JESUS! Get that
man out of Washington! Get him out of public life! Don't even consider
for a second that Gonzilla should serve in any official capacity in
America, no matter what he says to downplay his actions. Don't just
give him an opportunity to lie (which he most definitely, absolutely
will!), get rid of this SOB!!!
Subject: Bush . . . America's Sacrificial Sacrosanct Simian .
. . Oh My!
Regarding one of your letters in the mailbag
today, that mentioned how Bush told the new members of Congress this
morning that "politics is the ultimate sacrifice." Yes, and
I'll bet Bush also feels that he owns the exclusives on being the most
victimized of politics because of all of his hard work.
I'll bet thousands upon thousands of our military would have to be forced
to swap places with those who sacrifice themselves in Congress to the
point that they are forced to receive thousands of dollars in salary
and retirement; also, they are forced to get automatic raises every
year . . . what a bummer! And, they are forced to accept all kinds of
perks going and coming from DC for just about any personal reason. It's
so hard on them.
That, too must really be a downer and leave many members feeling depressed
most of the time. Then the long vacations, with nothing to do. I wonder
who is going to put their neck on the chopping block for Democracy this
week, i.e., the Ohio vote hearings that need one Senator to stand up
and the hearings on the case for Gonzales as Attorney General, the lawyer
who advocates abuse and no Geneva Convention. A true sacrificing Republican
if I ever saw one.
All across America, maybe some of those people who don't know where
their next meal might be coming from, since they have been out of work
for months and months because their jobs have been moved outside of
the US and the fact that they have had it too easy, they should get
into politics. Golly, golly, gee, I'm so glad we found this out in time
to save America. I'm so glad we have the sacrifices of all of these
people and we are so lucky these last four years for all of the Republican
sacrifices made for the good of all Pollyanna America.
If that is true, then why do most of us feel as though we have been
put through a shredder and then thrown into a blender everyday for four
long suffocating, exasperating, excruciatingly violent four years that
have been sacrificed by Republicans and then when we are being poured
out . . . we find that we have to pay and pay and pay for these last
four years of Republican sacrifices. People enjoyed the sacrifices of
the Republicans and Bush administration so much that they want more.
We in America haven't been beat up enough, why the scars hardly show
. . . yet.
Of course, I would love to keep Bush from sacrificing any more of his
time or his thoughts for the sake of politics . . . he can stay on his
ranch and clear brush until he has mud slides or the man in the moon
weeps for us. Then, he can sacrifice his salary, which was doubled just
for the next President after President Clinton, and that alone, has
always made me wonder because I felt that no Republican would double
that salary for any Democratic President . . . then we had Florida,
the ultimate Republican sacrifice.
Just a thought,
Subject: Michael Savage is ignorant
Michael Savage is desperate for ratings. He thinks if he barks like
a dog, he will be known all over. He is an ignorant fool who does not
know anything about God, leave alone U.S. involvement in Indonesia and
other Tsunami areas. Savage loves Savage.
Savage and other talk show hosts perhaps are the reason why Bush delays
and takes action. He should never listen to these folks who are just
after big bucks.
Savage does not realize that so many engineers from Chevron and other
oil companies were working in Indonesia for Oil and it has been "Give
and Take," business. Ceylon, on the other hand, has blessed us
with their God given Tea (I know this sounds silly, and laughable, but
it is the fact), and so many americans have invested in their land.
Thailand, of course, has blessed the merchants of america. If Savage
thinks about Sin, that is all over U.S., and including his fat wide
filthy mouth constantly cursing. He is one bitter man according to one
teenager who heard him on the radio.
We need to help the poor because God is watching. Is it OK to spend
our hard earned money killing and abusing the iraqis? Come on, U.S.
has poked their noses all over the world. What we sow, we reap. I am
sorry to be so blunt, but the reality cannot be ignored. Savage is in
denial that our enemy is right at our back yard.
I saw a brief picture of Jeb in shirtsleeves in front of a bulletin
board but that was all about the much ballyhooed trip to the devastation…did
he actually walk where there were dead bodies? Did he see anything up
close, other than the typical Bush helicopter "fly-over" as
his brother did all the time during the tornadoes in Texas and other
disasters here…I saw some pictures of Jeb in a suit and tie in those
nations, but, really, this was just pathetic…and Colin went along with
it, as usual. Did Jeb even go into the tent with those sick children?
Where are all the pictures from the entire national/cable news stations
of Jeb in the tsunami zone?
Subject: Democrats in Congress?
Democrats?? Are there still some in Congress or are they Repugs in disguise?
We've just lost a champion of what the Democrats once stood for. Why
are we electing these people who run around under the disguise of being
a Democrat (note those who, immediately after being elected, came out
as a Republican posing to get elected under the reign of Terry McAuliffe).
Why and of what are the people we are electing afraid? What is threatening
them? Is our constitution still valid?
Subject: Tsunami victims can't win for losing
I just caught a story on the local Fox News in Oklahoma City. They
led in by saying that Islamic religious leaders weren't blaming the
earthquake and tsunami on nature.
They were saying a radical Islamic minister was saying it happened because
it was a Christian holiday and the Muslims in that part of the world
allowed fornication and sinning and were therefore not good Muslims.
They had an expert on who says if Muslims are led to believe that the
tsunami was caused by them not being good Muslims, then it might create
more radical Muslims.
And then there is the other point of view expressed by the likes of
Tom DeLay and Pat Robertson, who say God is doing it because they aren't
good Christians or Christians at all.
Michael Savage, the right wing nutcase who says he is no theologian,
says God might be doing it because one of their brethren attack our
Christian America. Savage doesn't even think we should be aiding in
God hit Christian Florida with 3 or 4 hurricanes last year and a couple
of years before he hit the compound of Pat Robertson with 3 in one month.
I have no idea why God would allow such things, but I do know what he
ordered his followers to do and that is to help those in need. I haven't
read the Koran, but I would suspect that Allah has the same idea.
What we need are a lot fewer radical clerics on all sides! More wars
are caused by religion than from any other cause.
Subject: Racist, Undemocratic Remarks by Hastert Spokesman in
the NYT (cc: Senate, Major Media Outlets)
Representative Hastert's spokesman John Feehery made racist, undemocratic
statements in The New York Times regarding the coming challenge to the
electoral vote by Rep. Conyers. This is unacceptable and outrageous
language from an elected official in a leadership role. I hope that
you will be less biased in your coverage of the challenge than was the
NYT reporter who reported it.
January 5, 2005
Dear Representative Hastert:
I read this tonight in the New York Times, in an article about tomorrow's
challenge to the electoral votes:
"They are really just trying to stir up their loony left,"
John Feehery, a spokesman for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, said of the
Surely you are aware that your spokesman is speaking for you in this
way. The statement above is not only deeply insulting, but racist.
People who want to make sure their votes are counted in this past
presidential election are neither loony nor "left," whatever
Mr. Feehery meant by that label. Or was he saying that only the "loony
left" did not get their votes counted?
In either case, by making such statements to the press you demonstrate
to the world that you do not really care about the rights of the voters
at all. Is that your intention as an elected representative? I would
hope that in your position of leadership, you would show more respect
for the process of democracy.
The world will be watching you on January 6. How do you want your
name to be remembered in history, Mr. Hastert?
Helga Scow Stern
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