February 23, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: "Red State Alert"
I think your editorial regarding gay prostitution missed one important point. It's not just the GOP's tacit support of gay prostitution that's the issue. It's the fact that, while the administration defends gay prostitution, it opposes marriage, one of the cornerstones on which our society is built, that is, the lifetime commitment to a family and its members. While marriage can strengthen a society, prostitution can destroy it. Defending prostitution as a personal matter also clashes with its views on abstinence.
The attempt to downplay the Gannon/Guckert story has shredded a number of republican policies. The fact that Mr. Rove and company are so willing to abandon republican policies to defend the Gannon/Guckert case suggests to me that the White House is deeper in this mess than they have let on.
Subject: Conservative whore
Subject: Bush in Germany - what a mess
Subject: American Casualties In Iraq War - Real Numbers
BF should give a bigger (more realistic?) picture of US casualties in the Iraq conflict. The "official" Iraq war casualty counts are rumored to be inaccurate by a wide margin-- not included are the "green card" US deaths, the collateral US deaths (from non-combat accidents), and whatever other dump-off categories. And there are the mentally traumatized casualties whose numbers vary from 30,000 to 90,000 according to various blogs, zines, etc.
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Two terrorists, who appeared to be fully credentialed journalists and supposedly vouched for by a reliable source, gained access to Masoud in his camp in Northern Alliance territory, ostensibly for an interview, just days before 9/11. Once they finally were able to see Masoud, a bomb contained in the camera of one of the two "journalists" went off and the great Masoud was killed.
I'm not suggesting our boy Jeffy ever had such nefarious intent
(but then again you never know), but just wondering how the White
House can possibly justify being so sloppy as to allow anyone of
such dubious credibility as Jim/Jeff within mere feet of Our Glorious
Leader. Oh wait, the White House couldn't imagine anyone flying
airplanes into buildings either.
Subject: Food for thought
I loved your headline editorial, “Red State Alert: Rove-Orchestrated GOP Says Gay Prostitution is Fine With Them.” Once again you have nailed these people to the cross of their own hypocrisy.
All you have to do to see that these folks are in the full spin panic mode is visit a few neo-con chat boards, they’re all over the map trying to defend and excuse Gannon/Guckert. They’re even trying to draw analogies between this and Clinton-Lewinsky. I’ve had some of the best laughs of my life since this story broke reading all of the BS excuses coming from the right wing reporters and bloggers.
Still, I have to say that I am a little upset by how the Bushinistas are spinning this thing, and I became particularly incensed when you reminded me that George W. Bush showed himself to be the biggest hypocrite of them all when you wrote of the Bush tape revelations: “Oh, and that Bush oddly said in them that he wouldn't condemn gays, because he was a sinner, too.”
Frankly I find it highly insulting that George W. Bush would say that gays are “sinner(s)” because I don’t see my homosexuality as a sin and just because he does doesn’t make it so.
Now, if we want to talk about sin, maybe we should talk about how the Creator might view sending 1,500 American GI’s and 10’s of thousands of innocent Iraqis to their deaths under false pretenses.
Now don’t get me wrong! I’m not condemning the President, the Vice President, Paul Wolfowitz, the Secretary of Defense, Condi Rice, Tony Blair or any of the other collaborators, because God knows, I’m a sinner too ;-)!
I’m just offering up a little food for thought.
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