March 1, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: The Bush Economy
The coming crisis resulting from the Bush administration’s lack of fiscal discipline was well documented in the Sunday Washington Post of Feb. 27 by several commentators.
The Sunday Briefing on page F2 is headlined, “An Economy Dancing With Disaster,” and emphasizes our low household savings rate and our historically high budget deficit which is being financed by foreign export dollars. It suggested that Korea’s statement that it would keep less of its holdings in dollars last Tuesday caused a 174 point drop in the DOW.
Albert Crenshaw (page F1) quotes David M. Walker, controller general & head of the Government Accountability Office, as “The long term fiscal pressures we face are daunting and unprecedented in the nation’s history. We will not be able to simply grow our way out of the problem.”
David Broder, on page B7 in a column titled “Stealthy Budget Cuts” deplores the cuts in domestic discretionary programs – from Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare plus other programs running the gamut from national parks to medical research, and concludes with the statement: “It is a sorry record for a conservative administration and we are just beginning to recognize the price.”
Jim Hoagland’s column title “Ignoring the Invisible Hand” discusses a recent Alan Greenspan reference to the 1776 economic policies of Adam Smith and concludes with the statement, “...while Bush was away, the clock continued ticking toward a financial calamity that needs to be highlighted, and resolutely addressed, if it is to be avoided.”
When are the congressional Republicans
and Democrats and above all the Bush
policy makers and and Bush himself going
to face this problem? Perhaps the Doonesbury
strip in the same issue which quotes
an American soldier in Iraq is close
to the truth when he says: “Bush doesn’t
think about anything – he just believes
things, so he’s never conflicted by
Subject: Offender's List Web Site?
Maybe we should do something with this
approach and post information about
other criminals in our neighborhoods.
Human Rights Offenders? Negroponte,
Abrams, etc. Toxic Waste Offenders?
Execs from EPA etc. I'm sure the BuzzFlash
readers could come up with some great
work in this area.
Subject: Media Sources Past Internet Web Pages Viewing
Web: http://www.archive.org/ ("Internet Archive Wayback Machine")
"The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible."
I thought there might be some interest in this!
Subject: Granny D and the road to recovery To:
Subject: So Frist is thinking of running for president in 2008?
Every time I see Frist on TV, I imagine a huge bird zooming over his head and plucking off his very bad toupee.
Subject: Just Another ReRun . . .
That little drama between Bush and Putin could have been prearranged
or not. But, in my opinion, the Bush administration got what they
wanted, and that is, the excuse to attack Iran for the WMD by allowing
Russia to give them the loaded gun, in the same way that Americans
helped Saddam with his weaponry.
Subject: I am outraged by Ann Coulter's racist comments about Helen
I need you to make sure Ann Coulter regrets this statement. Confront her about it, report it, make her apologize.
Her Syndicate Runs Edited Version of Ann Coulter Column (Editor and Publisher)
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Du, WMD, And The End Times For Arabs
There were no significant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq until
the US military vapourized thousand of tons of DU throughout urban
Iraq. It's the invisible "gift that keeps on giving,"
for 4 billion years, and it's blowing in the wind, and everyone
is inhaling it. 10 years from now, doctors estimate 2/3 of the Iraqi
population will have terminal cancer, thanks to the Pentagon. Don't
wait that long to do something about it. Cleanup of vapourized DU
is utterly an hopeless dream. It's everywhere the wind blows. It's
as if the PNAC agenda all along was to slowly depopulate the Middle
East so that the oil fields were free for the taking. Nasty Business!
Hold the perpetrators accountable!
Subject: WHAT THE HELL?????????????????
Kansas AG demands abortion records. Full records include women's sexual histories. The records sought include the patient's name, medical history, DETAILS OF HER SEX LIFE, birth control practices and psychological profile.
Karen Massey and Daughters
Subject: Bumper stickers
My favorite bumper stickers this week:
WE'RE ALL WEARING THE BLUE DRESS NOW
IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU'RE NOT THE PRESIDENT
Dave in WV
Subject: abortions of the rich
Well well well. After we get through going through all the records from clinics that perform abortions, in our effort to fight crime, we need to get the records of all the rich women and their teenage girls who get abortions from their private doctors in secrecy. (You know, like wives and daughters of clergy and politicians.) Got to cut down on crime you know! Rich or poor, a crime is a crime! And you rich women are victims just like the poor women!
Randi, Renee and Liz
Subject: Tongue twister
A BuzzFlash Fan
Subject: Social Security
Subject: CARP on Campuses
CARP, Moon's college campus, young person-recruiting front, is currently seeking recognition by Binghamton University of a chapter on their campus. BU has turned them down and CARP is appealing the decision within the school government. Below are some links to articles in the BU school paper on the controversy.
In the exchange, a Mr. Guh, the head of the CARP chapter, makes some statements which are blatantly false, the main one being that CARP is not a Moon recruiting tool. Below is an outline and excerpts of that and quotes from CARP's own publication which document Guh's deception.
Sadly, as Moon says in the speech quoted below, they will sue anyone who causes them problems; Binghamton has no chance of stopping them if Moon decides to push it.
First, here's the link to original article on CARP being turned down from the Binghamton school paper. Here CARP, says (paraphrasing) "What's your problem? We haven't kidnapped anyone in years!!" hah
CARP leader Guh writes a reply:
Here Mr. Guh uses the classic Moon line of defense and attack in
his reply to the letter to the editor:
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Those Tapes
I call bushie boy the pimp and, these reporters that grovel after
him, his prostitutes. They say what he tells them to say, as do the
other propaganders. They knew who they had installed in those press
conferences, also. When they screened Democrats at the so-called meetings,
they are sure not allowed. I just can't find the words bad enough
to describe that bunch.
Subject: yikes! we are members and didn't know!
yikes! aarp members have not been told he met privately with white house aids! why not?!!!!!!!! this should be in the news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! want the truth? switch the word privately for secretly!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Darfur and my conscience
Crisis in Darfur (Mother Jones)
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