January 6, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Barbara Boxer
Subject: Long Live Boxer
Subject: The Brave and Wonderful Barbara Boxer
Thank you Senator! I have always admired you in the past, but
now my admiration has grown so much more.
Subject: AP: Democrats force Debate on "Mishaps"
Mishaps. Mishaps? That is as moronic a statement as saying JFK was felled in Dallas on November 22, 1963 - accidentally caught in the crossfire between Dallas police and local bank robbers.
Another "mishap" that the AP might wish to report on is the amount of provisional ballots discarded in the Blue (Kerry) counties relative to the discard rate in Red (Bush) counties in Ohio.
Blue county discard rate:
Cuyahoga (Cleveland) 33.8%; Lucas (Toledo) 41.2%; Mahoning (Youngstown) 15.6%; and Trumbull (The Mahoning Valley) 31.5%; Hamilton (Cincinatti) 29.5%; Franklin (Columbus) 16.3%.
The following counties gave Bush in excess of 70% support in certified official returns. The discard rate of provisionals were as follows:
Clinton 8.3%; Mercer 8.5%; Hancock, 4.6%; Holmes 4.6%; Van Wert 7.3%.
Subject: Names to remember...
Congressman John Conyers
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs-Jones
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congressman Robert Scott
Congressman Mel Watt
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Chris Dodd
Senator Hillary Clinton
Senator Harry Reid
Senator Barack Obama
Mr. Jackson [Sr.] couldn't be more right!
Subject: Keeping all of Christ in the Holiday Season
Couple things bother me about this -- mixing the words "feast"
and "circumcision," the need to make a feast day out
of a pagan holiday that apparently featured orgies (where did
that little focus group come from I wonder), and the fact that
"circumcision" has to be capitalized.
Subject: My letter to John Kerry
Dear Mr. Kerry:
I must tell you that this was my first time exercising my right
to vote. I did this for a number of reasons, one is because
I was strongly opposed to the war in Iraq, although you did
vote for it, I was willing to put that aside, because I had
other issues with George W. Bush other than the war. I was concerned
about the No bid contracts in Iraq, the vote on the Social Security
bill, the Patriot Act, the detention of prisoners (some being
American citizens) without the opportunity to seek legal counsel,
the leaking of the CIA agent's name, the new rules on torture
and the image of America.
Subject: Kerry's Lack of Fight for Right
I worked in the 2004 Demo Campaign. I voted for the wimp. I would never again support Kerry as we witness his contempt for the DISENFRANCHISED VOTERS IN THIS COUNTRY. Kudos to CONYERS!
Subject: Kerry Went AWOL and So Should WE if He Runs in 2008
Subject: another inspiration
Keep up the good work.
Los Angeles, California
Subject: changing the rules
Subject: Paul Harvey Comments
Just heard Paul Harvey's noon "news" in which he reacted with surprise to the news of Democrats' actions in the electoral vote count. He called the action "petulant silliness"... maybe we need to let him know what we think about that assessment? It's form mail linked on the main page at www.paulharvey.com.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Sontag and Tsunami
Subject: What do Republicans believe in?
Subject: Gonzales as quoted on NPR -11 AM, 1/6/05
[BuzzFlash Note: He said: "I will no longer represent only the White House. I will represent the United States of America and its people. I understand the difference between the two roles." You're right: His claim to have represented "only the White House" places the onus for the torture memo on Bush, doesn't it?]
Subject: what the hell?
what the hell is going on? this is insane! what is happening in this country? a guy is playing in the back yard with his seven year old and the next thing you know he is being charged under the patriot act like a terrorist! so if they don't have the evidence to go to trial, will they just lock him up for life? HEY BUSH BOY, HOW ABOUT PUTTING THOSE RESOURCES INTO FINDING THE FELON WHO PUT ONE OF OUR CIA AGENTS' LIFE IN DANGER, FINDING THE GUY BEHIND 9-11 (OSAMA) AND THE ANTHRAX TERRORIST! DEAD OR ALIVE!
Subject: Bring Back President Truman . . .
Subject: dear mr. bush
I few months back a woman was killed in a hospital because someone injected her with a cleaning antiseptic instead of the dye for her x rays. Should that = 250,000? when an 18 year old girl has her female organs removed instead of her appendix (insuring she will never have children) should that = 250,000? When the doctor performing the surgery to remove the right leg on the diabetic gentleman and oops, sorry, got the left one by mistake......no prob, we will just go ahead and remove the right one now. should that = 250,000?
Subject: my letter to Senator McCain, in support of Senator
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: senatorial objection validation (Ohio)
So, we know where we stand now...I watched it...and only Barbara Boxer stood up for what she wanted (and all the black caucus). This is scarier than the fact that it even happened.
Does anyone doubt that the rightwingnuts in this country will get anything they want...even machines without paper trails in 2008... I don't think I will even bother.
Then I turned over to the senatorial hearings with Gonzales...and after watching the house fawn all over the damned crook..........Some senators are trying, Kennedy is one! And Specter is trying to rob him of his time...and Kennedy is trying to stand up to him. Happy to say...he at least has some guts.
This is truly a bummer. If we do not take control of something and get those machines outfitted with paper receipts...does any one of you democrats even feel up to voting in 2008? I went through a lot this time...I worked...I donated a little...I displayed yard signs and bumper stickers...right now, I am saying never again! Something has to happen to change my mind between now and Nov. of 2008...and I cannot for the life of me figure what it would be...they are simply getting away with murder!
I am starting to look at every republican now....with a jaundiced eye...I am having trouble respecting anyone who cannot even watch his president give a speech...and changes their ideas about social security, when they have screamed all their lives, that if the government just would keep their hands off it...it would be okay...Bush is a scary person...he can change the lives of so many...even if you never would dream of voting for him!
[BuzzFlash Note: The AP report indictates: "The Senate session lasted just over an hour and ended when the chamber voted 74-1 to uphold Ohio's votes, with Boxer the lone vote. The House used its full time and followed suit, 267-31. For Ohio's votes to be invalidated, both Republican-controlled chambers would have had to uphold the challenge."]
Subject: Yahoo! News Story - U.S.
Soldiers Say Iraqi Faked Drowning Death (Reuters)
Subject: Repuglican Nominees
Subject: Bush Tort Reform
Subject: Objection to Ohio Electoral Count
Dear M. BuzzFlash,
How can a discussion of our right to vote be "unfortunate"? The Republicans seemed overly eager to use their time to criticize Michael Moore rather than to discuss the health of our democracy.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the outcome of this election,
the Republicans' behavior today was not in the best interest
of our democracy or of the world. They do not wish to have a
calm and open debate. They do not wish to ensure that everyone
has the right to vote. They do not wish to discuss facts and
issues. They wish only to attack personalities, and when the
Democratic members of the Congress do not give them even the
smallest morsel upon which to base their attacks, they switch
to attacking Hollywood figures such as Michael Moore. Their
closed-mindedness and resulting behavior should be questioned
by all who value our system of government.
Subject: Fax a senator a roaring success
In less than 24 hours more than 17,000 faxes were sent through the Fax a senator system! Thanks for your help in promoting this effort. Fax machines in Washington churned all day yesterday and all night long. Citizens responded, letís hope our Senators listen.
This morning, we had to shut the system down though many of the senators' machines are still struggling to print out the onslaught of faxes generated by concerned citizens. Seeing the power of people in action is amazing, simply amazing.
Thank YOU for your help!
Subject: Video of DeLay: Who thinks tsunami victims died because
they're not good Christians
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bush's Speech writer to leave job
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