March 4, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Leutisha Stills Comments
BuzzFlash and the BuzzFlash Mailbag help to remind me that I am not alone in my thinking and my concerns for our country and our people. I encourage you all to read Leutisha Stills' comments . . . her thoughts and beliefs are right on target for anyone who cares about our society and it is well worth the time to read and send out to friends and relatives. Greed + power drives the wheel . . . and those who choose to close their minds perpetuate ignorance, which breeds fear which in turn breeds hatred, and we are left with chaos! I have come to the point where I believe this is exactly what the powers that be want--to divide us--not bring us together. Perhaps we are well on our way to a feudal society, and if that is the case we have betrayed future generations of what we have been lead to believe is primary--living in a democracy.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: run naked through killer bees!
Bush Eyes Condi's Presidential Prospects (NewsMax.com)
shorty in memphis
Subject: YEE GADS! do you think he is drinking?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: No Bipartisanship Backdoor Deals on Social Security .
. .No and Hell No !!!!!
Subject: Borrow $15 trillion to "fix" $3.7 debt in Soc
Thanks for reporting that we reached the 1500 troop death 'milestone'
today. Our troops, and dozens of Iraqis, have died every single
day since the invasion began, but the corporate media refuse to
expose that truth to the public. Publishing an acknowledgment
every 500 deaths or so is an outrage that can't be tolerated.
But Americans seem to be growing more complacent about events
in Iraq - largely because they simply do not know. Your readers
might want to question whether they, too, are living in Treadmill,
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Media--The last twitch of a dying corpse
They are worthless, decadent whores who empathize with people the likes of Gannon. How do you think these pretty boy TV correspondents got their jobs? Give a job, get a job. Same is true for the hot looking chicks. There are a few heterosexuals left in the entertainment industry who need servicing - and that is what TV News has become today. Actors and Actresses pretending to inform you of the news.
When a male hooker enters the White House on a nearly daily basis and is subsequently accused of passing classified information to reporters and the MSM cover for him and his boyfriends in the Big White Whore House you know the party is over. Caput. Dead. Fini.
To add insult to injury, MSM has the unmitigated gall to blame bloggers for exposing a story that no doubt these fakers have known about for years.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: What Is O'Reilly Trying To Pull?
I was looking around at http://www.crooksandliars.com
where I found a remark by O'Reilly that Washington and Lincoln's
Inaugural addresses "were chock full with references to God."
I further investigated this and found that Washington had no such
references to "God." In addition, Lincoln doesn't use
"God" in his first Inaugural but in the second he uses
"God" six times. I don't think that justifies that it
was "chock full of God references." Furthermore, the
references that Lincoln did supply were in reference to Confederacy
and Union's insistence that both had God's help to each's advantage.
O'Reilly didn't do his homework! Just my 2 cents.
Subject: Kilgore--Gate City, VA Mayoral Race (posted 03/04)
Hopefully, this will lead to a further investigation into the practices of the Scott County Registrar's Office. I have often heard of Democratic registrations getting lost, especially if made in an election year, only to be found soon after. I just wonder how many new Democratic registrations will go absent this year, since son Jerry Kilgore is the apparent shoo-in for GOP candidate for Virginia Governor this year?
With all the stories of high-tech vote fraud in the recent Presidential
campaign, I hope this story reminds readers that sometimes the
easiest way to manipulate an election is to be well-connected
to, or even related to, the folks who run it. Forget about database
hacking, just have your relatives say who gets to vote in the
first place, then you'll never lose.
Subject: Electronic Anklets Track Asylum Seekers in U.S.
Subject: Bush's America . . . Stupid is as Stupid Does . . .
What would we do without the ACLU? It's never been more needed
to the rescue of the common person. I remember when attorneys
were placed in offices around the US by the government at prices
that the working person could afford, but Republicans took them
away. Now, a person has to be so poor in order to get an attorney,
just getting a bus to their offices would be expensive. That is
how ridiculous this country has become with years of Reptilian
Subject: Hubris, anyone?
Maybe there IS justice in the universe (if not in our judicial system) after all. Or maybe the ancient Greeks were right about hubris undoing the overconfident. At least that's how it's beginning to look as Bush (aided by the Swiftie Slimers) accelerates his "60 states in 60 days" campaign to sell his (unformulated and/or inexplicit) plan to disembowel Social Security. I see a delicious irony here. Having succeeded in launching a war based on false claims, scare tactics, lies and DAMN lies, and then went on (via Rove's shameless Machiavellian tactics) to "win" an election and claim a "mandate" to do whatever he wants with the country, no questions asked, Dubya may finally have overreached himself and triggered the hubris factor.
As we know (in nauseating detail), Bush performs in pre-screened, closely supervised, and (for all we know) possibly lobotomized audiences, all nodding and smiling raptly at every mangled sentence. Obviously, it worked to get him "elected." So why WOULDN'T he repeat the tactic to sell (out) Social Security? Plus, having been personally fingered by God to rule the world, including us peasant scum here at home, he feels walk-on-water invincible.
HOWEVER, the universe may have other plans. First, by surrounding himself by toadying yes-men (and women), he hears only what he WANTS to hear. In the case of Iraq, the rest of us had no personal experience or access to the "classified" information, and most citizens had no way to evaluate the propaganda fed to us (though many of us saw through the crap). Also, by adding terror alerts to the mix, the Bushites kept the fear factor so prominent that logic didn't have a chance to penetrate voters' brains.
He THINKS he can achieve the same results by (a) raising terror about a Social Security system about "to go bust," (b) holding rigorously screened and sanitized "town meetings" with Stepford voters who support his (still undefined) "plan," and (c) coasting on God's approval and his imaginary mandate. Oh, I forgot (d): trying to attract House and Senate Democrats onto the flypaper (where they'll be screwed by Rove and Co. when they run again).
This time, though, I think he's overreached himself. Unlike the pre-Iraq-war situation, most Americans DO have some personal knowledge of Social Security. Who doesn't have a parent or grandparent whose retirement was made far more comfortable by the check that could be depended on to arrive on time each month? Older people aren't as greedy as predicted, and most are refusing to "grab theirs" and roll over, dumping the consequences on younger generations. Funny, isn't it? The smoke and mirrors don't work as well once the audience catches onto the gimmicks.
Dubya has been a Bubble Boy all his life, protected from reality, ranging from alcohol/drug offenses, a string of failed business ventures, to all of his disastrous decisions as president. This time, however, Americans seem to be onto his game.
Subject: Harry Reid And Alan Greenspan
is Warming Up to Harry Reid: The Dem Minority Leader Describes
Alan Greenspan as "one of the biggest political hacks we have
here in Washington." Harry, Keep That Up and We'll Kiss You on
the Cheek! 3/4
Subject: Tom Daschle
Daschle didn't need that much help engineering his demise. You give too much credit to dirty tricks and disregard the full extent of the failure of the DLC/McAuliffe strategy of parroting Republican positions. It's hard to forget that image of ol' Tom standing on the Capitol steps cheerleading for the Patriot Act, the invasion, then the next invasion... He lead an opposition party that essentially opposed nothing of significance. The benefit to everyday working class America was nil. Unfettered support of NAFTA, WTO, as well as the expansion of a trade policy with China that has gutted our industrial infrastructure are positions one would expect from the other side of the aisle, not the real Democratic Party. How did it happen?
Well, as you frequently point out, these are Orwellian times.
These were all causes championed by McAuliffe's DLC, the Clintons,
and ol' Tom! Are the election results really so surprising? Time
to ditch the mock Republican posturing, recognize the impostors
for what they are, and take our party back. A good beginning would
be to break off your wet kiss embrace of Hils. She is just more
of the same---consider her latest on Syria and Iran.
In regards to your recent headline... "In a Rare Moment
of Lucidity, Bush Remembers Osama bin Laden Exists. Didn't He
Once Boast to Deliver Him Dead or Alive? That's a Texas Promise
for you: All Bravado and No Balls. Hey, George, Who's the Girly
Man? Or Should We Ask Gannon/Guckert?" You should know that
some of your most loyal readers are from Texas and other "red
states." Let's set a higher bar than using blanket insults.
I am a Texas native. Been here all my life, and I know no one
out there is a bigger BuzzFlash fan. But it's frustrating when,
on a daily basis, Texas and/or Texans are thrown into the same
bag as this fascist, neocon administration.
[BuzzFlash Note: We've had a conversation here, thanks to your email. Texas bashing is tough to avoid, with the boastful and swaggering GWB in our face...but we know he is not a real Texan...not like you, and Molly Ivins, and Ann Richards...]
Subject: Bush talks of Osama
Consider this - Bush might sense he's not winning the SS battle...so, let's start working on the fear factor again - it worked for the election (well, plus a few missing/broken machines and votes!).
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bamboozle Palooza
Since he doesn't care what people think, why is he going all over the country trying to convince regular people who wouldn't disagree with George W. Bush if their retirement depended on it. He doesn't allow anyone within hearing distance of him who doesn't agree with him. Why do you have to pick one of their engineered plans and why do you have to sign a waiver absolving of all responsibility if you lose your entire investment/private retirement account? If they can't guarantee it, why do it? What is keeping anyone from starting a retirement account without taking it out of social security?
They want to destroy social security because their retirements are safe and they want to make money off of yours. The only people guaranteed to make money off of this are investment brokers. Go ahead and give your retirement to Ken Lay. By the way, Martha Stewart is getting out of jail after making less than $50,000 off an iffy stock deal. Ken Lay and all major players at ENRON are still on the streets after bilking investors and retirees of 100s of millions.
Subject: Ogden Nash Revisited
LOVE reduces fear to nothing… LOVE is a stronger vibration… This
is an actual fact... Hate is merely fear of the unknown… Therefore,
with fear eliminated, hate vanishes.
Subject: The question Democrats should be asking
Subject: Re: Bill Keller
If you need more affirmation of MSM's collusion, see the Bill Moyers' interview (Santa Barbara Independent).
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: this needs jon stewart!
good god! no matter what news one is watching they say that the unemployment numbers going up is good news because that means people are encouraged and looking for work. is that like the more violence we see in iraq shows what a good job we are doing?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Mailbag Wisdom
I just got around to reading Part 2 of the March 3 Mailbag, and such a collection of wisdom from so many different people is amazing! I feel better about the state of the country just reading what these thoughtful people have to say.
To Capt from Albuquerque (what a great city it is): I shall henceforth and forever (or at least until we get our free press back) refer to news organizations (except for BuzzFlash) as the McMedia. Thank you thank you thank you!
Shirley Smith outdoes even herself on Real Masculinity.
And to the Buzzer who sent in all those splendid quotes from
the Founding Fathers and others, I add only this, from Acts 5:38-39:
Gamaliel speaks about the dangers of persecuting people for their
religion: "...if what is being planned and done is of human
origin, it will collapse; but if it is from God, you will never
be able to stamp it out, and you risk finding yourselves at war
with God." Sounds like the quote about "good" and
"bad" religion. Thanks to all!!
Subject: (Forwarded) Bush pleads Clintonesque
~ Karl Rove
~ Scott McClellan
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