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Subject: How about this meme?
Let's end this charade and start referring to the man who would
be king as "President Fear." As in, "President
Fear today claimed..." etc. Every time, "President
Fear," instead of "Bush."
Subject: Armstrong Dubya
I think we should start an intense effort to force Michael
Powell to investigate the Armstrong Williams payoff and an investigation
of whether other media whores have taken money from the bush
administration. I think we can do it with calls, emails, and
[BuzzFlash Note: FCC contact information is here: http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html.]
Subject: open letter to George Bush
Dear President Bush,
Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's
law. I have learned a great deal from you and try to share that
knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to
defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind
them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination.
End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding
some other elements of God's Laws and how to follow them:
1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male
and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations.
A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not
to Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?
2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned
in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would
be a fair price for her?
3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she
is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness (Lev. 15:19-24).
The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most
women take offense.
4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it
creates a pleasing odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem
is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them.
Should I smite them?
5. I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath.
Exodus 35:2 clearly states that he should be put to death. Am
I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the
police to do it?
6. A friend of mine feels that, even though eating shellfish
is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than
homosexuality. I don't agree. Can you settle this? Are there
"degrees" of abomination?
7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God
if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear
reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there
some wiggle-room here?
8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including
the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly
forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?
9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead
pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear
10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting
two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing
garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester
blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really
necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole
town together to stone them (Lev. 24:10-16)? Couldn't we just
burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with
people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20:14)?
I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy
considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you
Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal
A BuzzFlash Reader
Sent to one of my Senators... A lot of crap is being shoveled
on stage while we are distracted by massive human disaster.
Do not be amazed at the steaming heap that will appear when
the spotlight shifts back. It ain't really magic, folks.
Thanks for the letter on tsunami victim relief. Since we have
not written on this topic, it is something of a surprise.
How do you feel about apple pie?
Recent topics I have written on include abuses of the Constitution,
and appointment of persons associated with war crimes to high
1. Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, held without charge or representation
for nearly three years must be released.
2. Persons who have committed war crimes under USC (War Crimes
Act of 1996) need to be indicted, prosecuted and punished.
These will include high ranking military and those holding
high civilian office. Impeachment doesn't cut it.
3. Congress must stop funding for expansion of the prison
in Cuba, and for any additional foreign prisons deemed by
the administration to be outside the purview of the American
judiciary or Constitutional protections of due process.
Of paramount immediate importance, the toadying enabler of
GW Bush who has helped heap shame on America must not be confirmed
as Attorney General of the United States.
Anyone who votes to confirm Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General
of the United States will forever lose my vote.
Subject: Questions Missed in The CBS Problem by The Media CorpSE
In regards to this whole Rather-Gate incident, I have a few
questions and comments for the Media CorpSE and know-it-all
talk show pundits.
My questions are:
1) Did George Bush ever prove that CBS Lied about Bush shirking
his Military Service when he went to Alabama, by showing you
that he served ALL of his Military Time?
2) Why isn't THAT the question everybody in the Press is asking
Bush, instead of getting all over Rather?
And by the way, when my dad took his oath for The Navy back
in WWII, he was told right after he took his oath that: "YOU
ARE NOW THE PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES AND IF YOU FAIL TO
SHOW UP FOR DUTY, YOU CAN BE SHOT AS A DESERTER!!"
He can still remember those All Of Those Vivid Words to this
Is this what they tell our soldiers enlisting for duty in Iraq
today and back in Bush's National Guard Days when they take
How IRONIC that Bush not only deserts his duty for two years,
but that he also gets an honorable discharge for doing it!!
Isn't that also known to the Media CorpSE as "Special Privilege,"
by "Someone's Daddy" pulling a few strings?
Again, where is CNN and the rest of The Media CorpSE on this
I know that the Mainstream News Media CorpSE will not answer
any of my questions, because they have More Important Hollywood
"News" and Court Cases to cover instead, 24/7.
I suggest that every person read the book being sold on BuzzFlash
titled: INTO THE BUZZSAW, THE MYTH OF A FREE PRESS.
Windsor Locks, CT
Subject: Could Jeb and Colin last beyond tsunami relief?
Was it just a coincidence that President Bush teamed Secretary
of State Colin Powell and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his brother,
for last week's tsunami fact-finding mission? Or was it a sign
of things to come? Some administration and Democratic insiders
believe the president was signaling his dream team for the next
presidential election. "Was this the first campaign trip
for the '08 ticket, Bush-Powell?" nudged a senior administration
official. Said another Bushie: "Yeah. It's a good fit."
Even Democrats got the message. "How obvious was that?"
smirked a former top aide to the Kerry campaign. For the record,
neither Powell nor Jeb Bush says he wants the job. Powell is
leaving his post soon to pursue other interests and has ruled
out running for elective office. Jebbie, dubbed the "smart
Bush," seems happy running Florida. But associates said
the Asian trip revealed an unusually tight relationship between
the moderate Powell and the conservative Bush. How well did
they get along? Said an insider: "They even started dressing
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Gonzales and Bush
In the St. Louis Post Dispatch today...is an
article in the Commentary section by Eric Mink, a Post Dispatch
reporter. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
I do not think this country has any inkling of what this team
of torturing enablers has done. It regards memos written by
Gonzales on the "right to make one's rules on what torture
is." It infers that the President can do anything he wants
in that department...the Supreme Court has ruled against this...after
it was exposed (but, they have ignored the ruling). It may be
one of the most frightening things I have ever read. What bothers
me more than anything about this entire Torture memo...and everything
that has come from it...including the Graner creep who is on
trial now....is that, what we are doing to the Muslim world,
and anyone else who does not agree with us...is making them
into the very things we are... killers! I fear that if and when
we pull out of Iraq...that the entire Muslim world will come
after us in numbers too big to even fathom!! I feel that wherever
Bush is by then...he had his band of killers, creeps, and law
breakers will leave us to fend for ourselves...I thank God every
day...that I never voted for this maniac!
PS: The article is good...might be good for everyone to pull
it up...and read it carefully! Ps:(2)...incidentally, the military
abandoned the hunt for WMD last Sept...it just did not come
out until the Bush cabal was safely elected and in office! I
know republicans who still swear that he will find WMD.
Subject: How Bush chums it up!
Bush responds to his chumming it up with Clinton (Tsunami relief
effort) by appointing a Clinton hunter to Homeland Security.
Another reason why I hate the Dems more and more everyday and
Subject: Why wasn't Ann Curry embarrassed to say that? (as
sent to the Today Show)
Just as I was about to turn off the Today Show this morning
they sent it over to Ann for another headline check. She is
just back from the tsunami zone and she said that on the 4th
of July NASA will poke a hole in the Tempel Asteroid. "Why?"
she said. "To see what is inside." We are going to
spend a fortune after 150,000 + people are dead and we have
blown craters all over Iraq, just to see what is inside, and
she didn't seem to have difficulty saying it?
Something like orbiting around in a huge Whitman's Sampler trying
to find one without a cream filling. We know how the universe
was created so you would think the Bush people would be upset.
The probe is named Deep Impact, which is ironic in itself considering
the movie of the same name. The asteroid is named Tempel and
not Temple. We are going to make a deep impact on the tempel
to see what happens.
It will be the 4th of July, so maybe it will spew out red, white
and blue rockets? I would like for it to zoom around like a
balloon that has been stuck with a pin. Maybe it will explode
into another universe? Since he didn't find anything using 3
companies to poke holes in Texas, maybe up through ground will
come a bubbling crude, Crawford Crude, for the Temple twit.
Subject: Louisiana National Guard
Three Cheers for the La Nat'l Guard!! On the news with Dan
Rather, the Guard had shown six of their men as they were brought
off the transport plane in flag-draped coffins, which the families
wanted, so they could honor them by having their arrival made
public. They went against the Pentagon rules of not showing
the coffins! God, if only more would follow this lead, then,
and only then would the country see what the hell is going on,
and realize that this war is not warranted for anything but
lies!! And if enough people start seeing flag-draped coffins,
maybe a movement will start to "Bring Our Troops Home"!
A Loyal BuzzFan Forever!
Subject: No WMD?
What no WMD? How can this be?
Why am I not surprised?
How many lies were told to We, The People?
Let me count the ways.
Who is responsible for the dead and maimed?
Look toward the White House!
Big celebration on the 20th. For what????
A BuzzFlash Reader and supporter
Subject: no WMD, eh?
Didn't Bill O'Reilly say he'd eat his hat if they didn't find
WMD? Or something to that effect.
It would be amusing to see O'Reilly eat his hat, certainly.
But even if he just ate a plate of falafel instead and admitted
he's been had by the Republican Machine, I'd settle for that.
Shannon in Lexington
Subject: Let me get this straight...
Hmmm. When Ohio is delivered as promised by the honcho of the
untrackable, easily hackable, unevenly distributed, undelivered
and unaccountable electronic voting machines...when voters were,
for the flimsiest of reasons, forced to cast "provisional"
ballots (many, if not most, of which ended up not being counted)...when
other voters were deliberately misinformed about their polling
places...when machines (when they arrived at all in minority/heavily
Democratic districts) broke down or came without cartridges...when
Kerry votes were miraculously changed to Bush votes, like water
into wine...when, in short, the election was clearly hijacked,
the Republicans mocked the courageous Democrats (few but heroic)
who contested the certification and told them to "get over
Meanwhile, over in Washington (the state, not the capital),
when it appeared that Dino Rossi (R) had very narrowly defeated
Christine Gregoire (D) in the gubernatorial election, he and
his supporters immediately clamored for her to concede the election.
By some miracle (hey, maybe God isn't a Republican after all!),
votes actually WERE recounted -- and Gregoire ended up winning
by a substantially greater margin than Rossi held before the
recount. Logically, Rossi would have conceded, right? But Rethuglicans
aren't logical; they're ruthless, do-whatever-it-takes-to-win
hit men. Instead of conceding (as he had urged Gregoire to do),
Rossi and Co. promised to contest the election all the way to
the Supreme Court!
I miss Mr. Rogers, but I can still hear him in my head: "Can
we say 'hypocrisy'?"
Barb in Athens, GA
(Blue soul in Red state
Subject: Armstrong Williams
What kind of suit could we, as Americans, file against Armstrong
to get our money back?
Anyone got any ideas...would we stand a chance? I am with it...whomever
can see a chance!!
Subject: Re: US
Wraps Up Search for Banned Weapons in Iraq (Reuters/Yahoo)
Once again, supposedly for the final time, the U.S. announces
the search for WMD in Iraq has ended. Bush says he doesn't know
what went wrong with intelligence gathering. Well, anyone who
reads newspapers knows it was the Iraqi exile Chalabi who supplied
the Pentagon with false information, not the CIA, or any other
intelligence agency, and there never was any proof of Iraqi
An illegal and unjustified war, in violation of the UN Charter
which the US helped draw up. A war denounced as a violation
of the UN Charter by Secretary General Annan, who is under attack
from the Bush administration, a war which has turned the majority
of the world against the US and has exposed the military weakness
of the US by invading Iraq with insufficient numbers of troops.
Our military are now in a vulnerable position with increasing
numbers of suicide bombers and Iraqi insurgents fighting to
rid their country of the invaders, aided by Muslim supporters
throughout the region.
Furthermore, those responsible for approving torture of prisoners
will never be charged in a US court.
Subject: Kennedy for President
I am listening to Sen. Edward Kennedy's speech given earlier
today to the National Press Club.
If morally bankrupt Newt can consider a run for the presidency,
what's to prevent Kennedy's running? All he has to do is to
refuse to discuss the ancient past (much as Bush refused to
discuss his drug history, etc.)
What a joy it would be to have a senior statesman as our president.
At least he's an articulate, intelligent person who defends
the rights and interests of ALL Americans instead of looking
out for the Wall Street crowd. And, unlike the OTHER Senator
from Massachusetts, I'll bet he would not concede before all
the votes were counted.
DEMOCRATIC BLUEPRINT FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE: An Address by Senator
Edward M. Kennedy at the National Press Club
Thanks for all you do,
Sue in NC (until FL hurricane damage is repaired)
Subject: Rules of engagement
I always thought our (UK) rules of engagement during any
kind of conflict stupid--e.g., allowing soldiers to shoot at
someone who was in the act of throwing a grenade, but not allowing
them to shoot at them once it had left the hand of the attacker who
was thus "unarmed."
However, once the rules were explained to our troops no one
questioned the "rightness" of them.
Now it seems the "American" way of waging war has more to
do with hitting all and sundry in a particular area and hoping
that fear will do what proper intelligence can do, over a reasonable
period, in a much shorter time frame.
In other words, it is politically more expedient to
kill many innocent persons to achieve what is hoped to be a
quick result (good or bad).
When leadership dumbs down international relations to "your
either with us or against us," all credibility built up over
decades can be lost in an instant. That your White House has
insisted that torture be allowed should be of great concern
to the American citizenry. If Mr. O'Reilly was threatened with
torture for something he had never done or condoned he would
change his stance on a little pressure or sleep deprivation
very quickly. So, too, would these zealots in your administration.
More was achieved by British Intelligence in the second world
war by just talking to captured enemy combatants in a structured
way than by beatings, etc. Those captured had been ready to
suffer for their cause, but not to be treated with civility.
So whilst I don't believe in all these religions, I do believe
compassion brings its own rewards, and those who do profess
a belief in some higher power should be writing to their representatives
withdrawing support for anyone supporting torture. Witches used
to be burned, and that was wrong. How did they get the confession?
It didn't work then, it will not work now.
For conscience' sake, WAKE UP, we are in the twenty-first
century, not the eleventh.
Subject: Alberto Gonzales
When Mr. Gonzales testifies before Congress, he should be
wired to a device that can administer shocks of varying--and
carefully measured- intensity. At each step, as the intensity
increases, he should be asked: "Is that torture?"
Each time he says, "No, it's merely severe discomfort,"
he should be tried at the next higher step, until we arrive
at a definition of torture that America can live with.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Social Security and the Next DNC Chairman
Hello Again to BuzzFlash and to all BuzzFlash readers,
In a minor fit of pique, I just forwarded the following to
the DNC, expressing my thoughts on whom they should consider
in the selection of their next DNC Chairman. I encourage all
who are tired of the weak DNC leadership to express your opinions.
Contact information is listed below for your convenience.
To anyone at the DNC interested in changing course:
In considering who will be chosen as the next DNC Chairman,
I implore the DNC to look for someone who can vehemently
and vociferously attack the Republican leadership on their
latest blatant lie, the Social Security fiasco. GeeDubya
Bush has once again given the Democratic party an enormous
opportunity for you to exploit, and absolutely nobody in
a position of Democratic leadership has taken advantage
Social Security crisis? Someone at the DNC ought to be screaming
from the highest mountains about how Social Security runs
a surplus, and how surplus money is being transferred to
fund the federal government at @ $200 billion annually (remember
the 'lock-box?'), and if this is the Right Wing definition
of crisis, they need a refresher course in Macroeconomics
Yet you are dead silent on the matter.
Why doesn't anyone at the DNC very loudly ask the American
public why we should believe this White House on Social
Security after the claims they made about WMD's in Iraq
being the reason for such urgency in going to war? Just
this week they released a statement that they are no longer
searching for WMD's in Iraq. Are you going to let them get
away with this?!? Remind them how the Iraq war is turning
out, especially since we took action as a result of false
pretenses, and ask how their proposals on Social Security
would be any different.
The actual cost of the recent Medicare bill? The Economy?
Jobs growth? Voting rights?
Do you people see a pattern here? They cannot be trusted.
Yet I see nobody at the DNC making this repeated pattern
of lies an issue.
A capable and qualified DNC Chairman would be able to call
the White House on these points and compel them to be accountable.
Heaven knows they have given you multiple opportunities
- start taking advantage of them for a change. Sitting silently
while the Republican Party stomps all over you clearly isn't
getting it done, as evident by the last three national elections.
Don't even bother electing a Chairman who is unwilling or
unable to hammer this kind of point home on a daily basis
- you will continue to lose elections unless you and your
leadership decide to grow a collective spine.
It's high time you started earning your money. Get busy
and get to work.
GK, a Fervently Loyal, Devoted and Proud Liberal BuzzFlash
Subject: Re: Tell Congress to save Social Security (response
to MoveOn's letter)
Republicans aim to destroy both Social Security and Medicare,
or at least drastically cut both, regardless of what their
rhetoric is. They have been against both all along, calling
them pyramid schemes. Medicare is in immediate danger, more
so than Social Security. It will now undoubtedly become at
best HMO coverage consisting of pill pushers for the pharmaceutical
companies. Bush's pork payoff to pharmaceutical companies
insured its demise. US citizens face a situation similar to
the days before the Revolutionary War when people were taxed
and paid high prices for merchandise from England without
representation in government. The coronation of King George
of the United States of America whose government will not
represent the majority of the American people but Corporate
America, the wealthy and Christian Coalition. Most of the
polls today reflect that the majority of citizens are against
the policies of this administration. Throw in the increasing
deficits, tax cuts for the wealthy, outsourcing of jobs, the
costly illegal war in Iraq, the declining dollar and increasing
inflation, all of which are threatening a serious depression.
Never in modern history has the US faced more danger to our
future than today. Incompetent and corrupt governments have
brought down every civilization in history.
Subject: CBS, Dan Rather, Mary Mapes and Kristina Borjesson
Shortly before reading Miss
Borjesson's essay (and critique) on CBS's report of Bush,
TANG and the Killian memo, I had read Greg Palast's take on
the incident. Palast sheds a bit more background regarding
the terminations at CBS over the alleged forgery. Palast also
gives evidence that the CBS judgment board (convened to review
the the conduct of CBS producers associated with the report)
was not as judicially impartial as one would expect.
Personally I found Miss Borjesson's review a bit too aggressive
for my taste - the background to this actually does boil down
to Palast's initial investigations (published originally in
The Guardian) and according to Palast, the evidence against
Bush (and in support of Rather's story) was solid. The Palast
article is enclosed below.
Personally I am growing annoyed at what I consider opportunistic
judgmentalism. Borjesson's attack on Mapes (the producer of
Rather's now disputed report) seems self destructive and unwarranted.
It is like a form of left wing self loathing. I consider it
sanctimonious. It is the same mentality of those left wing
pundits saying that John Kerry was a lousy choice for presidential
candidate (they are quick to add that he would have made a
great president). My thought is simple - if he had won the
election these same pundits would have lauded the campaign
strategy as brilliant and highly ingenuitive. When you lose
(whether a game, a contest or an election), there are three
possibilities - you blew it yourself, you were simple bested,
or there was substantial cheating. (In this vein, Al Gore
spoke of that "little known third possibility" which
does appear to have been at play again - in Ohio and Pennsylvania).
If Borjesson is content to criticize Mapes/CBS over the Killian
memo then I consider her critique to be along with the rest
of the second guessers.
Enclosed below is Palast's take on it. I think it is a bit
more thorough, less judgmental (against CBS) and a bit more
illuminating than the other reports on the CBS purge.
COWARDICE AND CONFLICTS BEHIND PURGE
Subject: Kristina Borjesson
I am thrilled at Kristina Borjesson's recent editorial comments
about the US media. Keep it up!!
She is absolutely right that the question about where the
documents in the CBS Bush National Guard issue came from has
never been addressed. It is also true that a great deal of
the story about the Bush Guard service is still secret. For
instance: Why was James Bath, the Texas oil money man and
Saudi employee, serving at the same time as GWBush and why
was his name blacked out in the documents? And why did GWBush
not take the health physical? And many more unanswered questions.
The major issue is NOT that CBS presented false documents,
although that is important, but, more appropriately, why was
the Bush service so spotty and strange? And what was the whole
story about who altered his records, and why and how was his
entire service record so conveniently massaged? Who is looking
at these questions?
It sure looks like Karl Rove has succeeded in so diverting
the issue that people think an entirely different story is
the real story. And the US media played right along with his
Kristina Borjesson's piece today about the CBS firing of
4 producers is disappointing to me. She does not once
mention that all this media sound and fury in the aftermath
of the firing is over a question that distracts from the real,
important questions that Dan Rather was trying to answer.
That is: Did Lieutenant Killian discuss Bush's absence
from the Guard and other issues about Bush's guard records?
Lillian's secretary typed the original memo, and she verified
that the content of the memo in CBS's possession was the content
that she had typed. She clarified, however, that the
piece of paper in CBS's possession was not the actual memo
she had typed. It was a re-typed copy of the original
All the ensuing noise in the past two days about who should
have been fired, how soon, and who is responsible is a Red
Herring distracting us from the real issue. We on the progressive
side of things are being duped just as surely as the rest
of the public when we start swarming all over the controversies
and forget about the real issues. Please, when
you or your contributors cover the scandal-perspective on
a "story," please also include the legitimate, substantive
issues somewhere with that story. The CBS firings
and all the discussion surrounding them leave the impression
that the reporters and producers lied about Bush, and did
so deliberately. In fact, there was no lie, but
that is not what is going to be remembered. We collude
in the distorting power of the mainstream media when we allow
ourselves to be swept downstream on a wave of half-told stories.
Perhaps by now, few on the left or the right even remember
the real issue: The content of that memo, about Bush's
absence from the Guard, was accurate.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your 13th editorial leading
up to the coronation (and all the others for that matter)!!!
It's encouraging to know how clearly you see through the "religion"
and "moral values" of the reigning scoundrels. A
"splinter group" is precisely what they are. They
are not so much interpreting the Scripture as ignoring a good
deal of it: all that blather about love and peace and caring
for the poor. "Love your enemies"? Not a chance.
I hope the protests on Coronation Day are massive. I for one
intend to observe Not One Damn Dime on that day. I shall withhold
my money from the corporate interests and remind them where
the true power lies.
Keep the Buzz going!!
(a red-state Democrat)
Subject: Record US deficit
The dollar is weak, weak, weak, but the U.S trade trade deficit
is still at a record high, high, high.
"The Bush administration urged other countries to help
fix the problem."
Trade Deficit Soars to All-Time High (AP/Forbes
Hmmm.... is that laughter I hear from across the seas?
Shannon in Lexington
Subject: Social Security...crisis!!!
Can anyone explain to me in terms of sense...why we should
even consider that Bush
thinks Social Security is in a crisis mode??? He convinced
every right winger in this country, that Saddam had WMD...and
in the process got 1354 of our service people killed, unknown
numbers of coalition forces and 6000 injured for life...Americans.
He also is responsible for hundreds of thousands of innocent
But, hey...they were justified in going in there and starting
the mother of all wars!!! Because....Saddam is a bad man!!!!
Oh, God, please deliver us from this maniac!!!
PS: today, when I go out...I take the rest of those "Bush
Lied" cards and put them in
places...especially where people still have Bush Bumper stickers
on their car. I saw
one republican last night...who swore that he still thought
(last week) that they would still
find WMD...he was depressed all night...I think I would be,
too, if I had voted for the creep!
Subject: And, The South Keeps Rising and Rising and Rising
. . .
I have said more than once I don't understand Blacks who are
GOP errand runners, but after reading this article from The
Black Commentator Cover Story: "Armstrong Williams - The
Biggest Whore of All" . . . it's easier to understand.
But of course, Armstrong Williams has never been a journalist,
nor has he ever uttered or written a word that could qualify
as straightforward political commentary. Since 1979, when the
20-year-old signed on with his "mentor," South Carolina
Sen. Strom Thurmond, and, later, as an aide to Clarence Thomas,
then chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
Williams has been a rightwing political operative for hire--a
specialty he turned into a lucrative business. As we reported
back in 2002: "Williams' public relations firm, the Graham
Williams Group, co-founded with Oprah boyfriend Stedman Graham,
specializes in serving 'public policy organizations'--the institutional
Right. He is the Hardest Working Man in Ho' Business."
This article says it all, except when I read about Thurmond
as the mentor to the mind of a 20 year old Williams, I thought
of what Jim Jones did for his Jonestown cult and how impressionable
some minds are and not just "young" minds. This is
why Republicans want to ruin public education . . . so they
can control what and how people think. Get them while they are
young and you might be able to build a robotic population.
Subject: Kerry's Ego
After reading some of the letters from Jan. 12, I have to do
what every wife hates to do, admit that my husband was right
all along. He is a democrat and a Bush detestor like me. All
through the campaign, he kept saying that the Kerry thing was
a sham and the dems and pubs were one in the same. He predicted
a Bush win and a Kerry cave in. I supported Dean in the beginning
but I, like so many others, was duped into supporting John Kerry.
I want my money back! I doubt I will ever give another cent
to a Democrat unless and until they elect a strong leader. This
whole thing played in Washington is just a sham. 97 percent
of the politicians there only care about one thing and that
is staying on the gravy train at taxpayer expense. Yes, I am
bitter and angry at the spineless, wimpy Democratic leadership.
We all make fun of the "dumb" Republicans but guess
who is really dumb? Who controls the senate, the house, the
presidency and the media? The only recourse left to us is excellent
sites, i.e. BuzzFlash. We raised scads of money but without
strong leadership, it is useless. Even the news is boring now
but I am sure things are happening behind the scenes that are
detrimental to all Americans.
Well, that is my rant for today. Thank you Buzz for the opportunity
to have a safety valve.
Subject: CBS-False documents about Bush's military record
This looks like just another side show. Everyone is questioning
the authenticity of the actual documents but no one is questioning
the authenticity of the information. On the second day of the
news story when Dan Rather was responding to the initial criticism
of the report, he interviewed Major Killian's personal secretary
on camera. Paraphrasing what she said, "I did not type
that document, but the information is correct." So what
does this tell us? Someone else typed the document. Why, we
don't know. The most important thing she said is that the information
is correct! Why is the media and the public missing this? Where
is Bush's DD214? Has it been released? Why doesn't someone do
a follow up interview with this woman? Focusing on the authenticity
of the document is irrelevant and misleading.