April 14, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Contact Chafee - Stop Bolton
The Bolton Nomination vote has been postponed until next week. Now is the time to contact Chaffee and all of the committee members asking them not to endorse this nominee. Chaffee is an extremely vulnerable republican in a very democratic state. His next election will rely upon the support of both Democrats and Republicans. I would contact him even if you are not a constituent, as out of state interest may play in his next election and he would be wise to know that the country is watching!
Subject: OH FOR CHRIST SAKE!
diane in miami
Subject: The White House Stampede ...
The GOP just love those farming states when they are running for
the White House, and after that, they won't see them again and watch
out for those cuts in funds once they get the votes.
I'm surprised we don't have 20 or more GOP candidates running for
the presidency since they know that our voting system has been tampered
with ... now, all one has to do to get the nomination from the GOP
is to be able to raise the most money. Money talks and our government
walks. The largest donor wins. At least that is probably what the
Bush/Rove GOP tells them all, but they will choose their own candidate
and I'm betting that it won't be McCain. No, Rove is still going
to want to stay in the White House and run things.
Subject: When will the President be impeached?
I have read a number of BuzzFlash articles and feedback and am truly agog, that the American people have sat idly by as their constitution is so thoroughly trashed. Can this oligarchy of business continue? I can only surmise from your ePaper that the seething anger to the establishment elite is near boiling point. But, there is no Washington Post to haul a President to impeachment, the media is the establishment, will you and your colleagues and blogsters of America do the hauling? I guess the oligarchs, in fear, will use legislation against the people, if not already.
Subject: Biblical Law
A Culture of Death, Not Life (Frank Rich/NY Times)
In Contempt of Courts (Max Blumenthal/The Nation/Yahoo)
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Subject: Found a Great Article, Guys
Website here: http://cunningrealist.blogspot.com
Subject: I Sent This Note to About 25 Elected Repubs - Probably Won't
Answer the Question
Do the republicans really believe that the last two elections were not rigged with corporate-owned electronic voting machines, hacked/programmed to modify the advantage to their party?
What about Democracy? Is this only for everyone else? Where are you taking America? Does the republican party intend to turn the American government over to corporations (think enron, think worldcom, ad infinitum) as their solution to today’s problems? Do republicans desire/promote a media that fears the current administration and won’t report actual news that might bring disfavor on their corporate well-being?
How can this administration trample our Constitution by stating that the judiciary is obligated to follow congress’ radical, fundamentalist, christian lead or else they will be threatened with physical harm or impeachment? How far do you think this will fly?
Where do the republican conservatives find logic in a massive deficit, massive negative balance of payments, and a budget that is failing to provide for anyone but the wealthiest Americans? How can any true American justify an attempt by this radical administration to gut the federal treasury (“drown it in the bathtub”) to end any support for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, the interstate highway system and all other successful social systems, totally in favor of granting huge, enormous, obscene tax breaks for the very, very wealthy?
How can the republican party and this administration continue the outright lies, distortions, half-truths and continual mendacity with regard to policy and politics that leaves America and this administration completely without ANY trust or credibility in the rest of the World as well as with anyone in America with a modicum of intelligence?
Do the republicans REALLY believe that this policy of scamming their electorate will stand the test of time? When would anyone with any common sense allow them to gain back their credibility when they’ve totally corrupted their party for the short-term gain? Does the republican party, its radical neo-con element and karl rove really consider that their program and plan for America is more intelligent than that Constitution and Bill of Rights which were designed by our Founders?
THINK ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO-ZERO-NEIN-ZIP-NADA
CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND ABOUT THE SAME
FOR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY WHILE THIS ADMINISTRATION IS IN POWER. Please
tell me that the republican party doesn’t stand for all the above
hypocrisy and mass dishonesty and destruction of the true American
way of life.
Subject: Your Headline, Depends on Your Point of View
I would suggest that Bushco is not incompetent and they have been
quite successful. First, forget all rhetoric and understand they are
against all government programs that support the working classes.
Their goal is a return to the world of Dickens. NCLB was designed
to damage public education, it has.
Subject: 4/12 Mailbag
Subject: mailbag (poll vault)
It's always easy to sense when there is administration panic about Bush's low approval ratings. The latest telltale signs are:
Earmarks of a strategy that ignores any real attempts to bolster ratings through actually doing something positive about the failing policies that are being glossed over.
Subject: Letter to Judge Roy Moore
The letter from the "BuzzFlash Reader"
who is self-identified as a Jew should be a source of considerable
embarrassment to Judge Moore and the Religious Reich - that is, if
they were capable of shame (I'm not holding my breath). This Reader
understands Christian teaching better than the Reich does. But then,
it was Jewish teaching before it was Christian. It's all there in
the Law of Moses. Too bad the Reich evidently hasn't paid attention
Subject: The Window To The World Is Halfway Closed!
American covert pressure has been used time and time again. Donald Rumsfeld was sent for the NINTH TIME with instructions to the new Iraqi government! Besides the story of his visiting the troops, also on the agenda was to covertly put pressure on them not to ask for a time table for withdrawal! Insiders out of Iraq have said appointments were rushed as the new government responded to the pressure of a disillusioned Iraqi population to get “things done!” In order to do this many unresolved arguments were postponed! There is still mounting tension and growing fragmentation that continues to hold the new government back from making headway!
Mr. Bush bragged about the success of his war policy on the anniversary of the taking down of Saddam’s statue. Yet, 300,000 Iraqis celebrated in Fridos Square by pulling down the effigies of Bush, Blair and Saddam shouting Americans “Go Home!” The protesters also demonstrated against the brutal tactics of Americans, the destruction of Falluja and the rising Iraqi deaths! Yes, they blame insurgents but also blame the occupation!
It is considered an improvement that Iraqis defied insurgents to go to the polls. They should be commended for their bravery! However, it is also known that a great majority urged on by their religious figures were told participating in the election would be a peaceful way to END THE OCCUPATION! At different times Bush and his cohorts have blamed al-Sadr, Sunnis, Al-Qaeda fundamentalists, the Sunni Triangle, and militant outsiders for the dissent, however facts show much of the dissent is HOMEGROWN!
In the meantime death continues of both Americans and Iraqis. From the book Project Censored 2005, many things are NOT brought to the awareness of the American public including this statement:
We have to live under the Bush Administration's one party rule, propaganda,
and the general media’s bias and cooperation with them for awhile,
but if the media, who is supposed to be our window to the world, operates
with the shades half drawn, it's time for us to open the window all
the way and let in the light!
Subject: Contributors to the Tom DeLay Defense Fund
This is a 12 Page PDF that shows all the contributors by Members of Congress and Companies that have given to Tom DeLay's Defense Fund and their Amounts.
How ironic that some "Self Employed" people that gave are too ashamed to show their company's name or their name. If you find your member of Congress on the list, go to http://www.c-span.org and call or write to your Representative. Let them know how angry you are at them. Then take your business elsewhere when you see the list of companies.
Reflection on Iraq
Subject: Re: Justices
defend court's independence (USA Today/Yahoo)
So if we promise not to be critical will you step down? I suppose he means if you are elected to a short term then criticism isn't allowed. DeLay is planning on putting into law, I think.
You need protection from "democratic dialogue," it is just a little criticism, make that lifetime short and it will be easier, but you are wrong because this is definitely "republican dialogue" from the Critics Corner which is on the far right as you enter the Majority Leader's office.
The internet, is that what Thomas calls the floor of the House which is where DeLay is inciting from, when he isn't doing it from under the rotunda or the pulpit of in any church that will have him? There had to be a first time that I would agree with Thomas because they are on borrowed time, with the right. They only thought the lefties were hostile. Righties are the ones with all the guns and think terrorists should have them as well.
Is he thinking of applying for assistance from homeland security to protect him from Compassionate Christians incited by DeLay? I'll agree DeLay is a terrorist, but he and Michael Schwartz aren't big enough to impale the judges, they will need help.
If they have enough good judgement to be executed, then they have enough judgement to vote, get married or run for office. Most 15 year olds are at least as bright as Tiahrt, whoever he is.
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Subject: 60 Minutes
Journalist: U.S. Lied (CBS News)
Subject: Tammy Day
With a Big Stick" by David Brooks
David Brooks argues that John Bolton believes in the United Nations
as a place where "sovereign nations could work together to solve
problems," but not in certain "...other people who saw it
as the beginnings of a world government." These straw men aren't
identified, and Mr. Brooks' only evidence for a world-government view
of the U.N. is the opinion of one man at Cornell University. Having
postulated an unproven division as to the U.N.'s purpose, Mr. Brooks
advances a circular argument that returns to a single proposition:
The United States is the most powerful nation in the world, and no
international body may restrain our conduct, because we know best.
In other words, "Might makes right." John Bolton's track
record shows he believes devoutly in that premise.
Subject: Beetles Named After Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld
You all missed the joke, including Newsday. The genus "Agathidium" is in the family of beetles Staphylinidae - the common name for this group of beetles is "rove beetles" ... Karl Rove ... Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld ... now do you get it....?
Subject: Gun Guys
I am a left wing, liberal, progressive Democrat who loves and uses BuzzFlash daily as well as other left (correct) thinking sources. I am also a supporter of the Second Amendment and have owned and used guns for more than half a century.
I belong to no gun rights groups and I believe the NRA is the greatest enemy of responsible gun ownership and usage in the nation. Their irresponsible stands may well lead to the revocation of the Second Amendment.
By contrast, my reading of the positions of the Gun Guys suggests you’ve got them all wrong. I believe they are an enemy of the irresponsible positions taken by the NRA and stand as a stalwart for responsible gun ownership, use, and storage. Take a second look at what they say.
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