August 18, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: Cindy Sheehan did not have to happen
To All: This is being sent to the President, 160 plus members of Congress and 850 plus members of the news media to include newspapers, magazines, radio, TV programs, TV stations and notable news media people.
Cindy Sheehan Did Not Have To Happen ...
If President George W. Bush had answered the UK Downing Street Memo, under oath to the US Congress and the people of this nation, as to whether he lied to us knowingly about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that posed an immediate threat to our nation's security, that there was a connection between Iraq and the al-Qaida, and that Iraq was receiving or going to receive nuclear material, perhaps there would have been no need for Cindy Sheehan to set up Camp Casey outside the President's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Col. Colin J. N. Chauret, USAF Ret.
Subject: Is Ohio a Criminal State?
Besides Taft's violations and fixing elections just what type of criminal enterprises exist in Ohio? Ohio voters should throw the whole damned bunch out of office and prosecute them to the fullest. Their problems will only be solved when Diebold is shut down and kicked out of the state.
Subject: Lance Armstrong
This is Lance Armstrong's office website where you can post on his guest book:
It's moderated, so who knows if anything will be posted. However, I suggest that you try. Perhaps if enough people write and ask him NOT to ride with the resident moron he just might change his mind.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Crawford "Ranch"
Shouldn't we refer to Bush's ranch as his "estate" seeing how it's over 160 acres large? And why don't you hear anything about how this so-called cowboy is afraid of horses and only purchased his Crawford Estate about three months before he announced his candidacy for President?
[BuzzFlash Note: Another reader shares your view: Whatever You Do, Don't Call the Crawford Photo-Opportunity Backdrop a Ranch! (BuzzFlash, 2003). More comments are in the 8/19/03 Mailbag.]
Subject: Desecration of Memorial Crosses
Oooooooo.....a 'manly' man took out some of the crosses with the names of the troops killed in Iraq...under the cover of darkness, no less!!
Would he be a 'manly' man enough to sign up for Active Duty in the service to the coward-in-chief???...nahhhhh....
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Crawford Ordinance
Dear BuzzFlash, Perhaps the people of Crawford who want to outlaw vigils like that going on now should remember: "freedom's untidy."
We must not take our eyes off the criminal Rove and DeLay. Cindy is right, but we must be careful.
Subject: Armstrong Cycling with Bush
Lance Armstrong has publicly come out against the War in Iraq. Why then, is he planning on going mountain biking with George Bush on Bush's ranch when U.S. soldiers are being killed in Iraq and Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, and others are protesting the war just down the road? Lance Armstrong needs to hear that this is not a good idea. He shouldn't allow himself to be used in a PR stunt for George W. Bush.
A public groundswell against this White House PR stunt needs to get started so Lance Armstrong will reconsider his decision to go mountain bike riding with George Bush. Instead, Lance Armstrong should cancel the ride out of respect for Cindy Sheehan and our troops who have put their lives on the line every day that Bush has been on vacation.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Grief: Just Another Partisan Issue for GOP
RE: "Yesterday, Dubya and Laura didn't even wave as their Texas convoy of SUV's zoomed by on their way to a fund raising barbeque." They smear her. They ridicule her. They question her integrity. They make fun of her, calling her names like cow."
If, after the death of her son Casey, she had become speechless like Terri Schiavo, they would have made a big show of landing on the WH lawn to sign an INTERFERENCE LAW into effect, in her name.
They tried to declare a brain dead woman could speak, but don't want a live one to. I think their anal and optical nerves are twisted around each other, not to mention what it has done to their thinking.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: O'Reilly phone sex perv t-shirts
my mom saw a woman at the mall with a t-shirt with bill o'reilly's face with his tongue wrapped around a phone and the t-shirt said hide your daughters from the phone sex perv. where can we get some. we called the stores in the mall and they don't know where she got it. spencers said they would like some if we can find them. anyone know?
randi, renee and liz
This article about Bush and his mental pathology is interesting. Yes, there are more in our society than we know and seldom get treatment. My mother and sister are like this. They can be quite functional and achieve some status but usually not on their own. The grandiosity I think comes when they try bigger and bigger things to try to make themselves feel something. I call it 'going through the motions of emotions'. Bush just may go into war with Iran because the war with Iraq did not give him enough satisfaction with feelings of personal glory. And the war in Iraq may have been the result of the war in Afghanistan not being exciting enough. It also runs in families as you can see. My sister was relatively normal until twenty and then gradually changed until by thirty she was full-blown. We might be missing some of the signs in Bush's siblings.
A Faithful Reader
Subject: Adam Taff
Please check out this link: Former congressional hopeful Taff indicted (Kansas City Star)
Most of the BuzzFlash readers will not recognize Adam Taff''s name, but he was a candidate for Congress from Kansas in 2002, going up against incumbent Dennis Moore, and again in 2004, but was defeated in the primary by right-wing wacko Kris Kobach (Democrat Dennis Moore beat Kobach in 2004).
Anyway, Adam Taff came across as a likeable sort of military kind of studly guy in his election bid. Now he's been indicted on fraud charges. Apparently he used his campaign funds as collateral for his $1.2 million home in a posh suburb.
I guess no one told him that's not legal.
Guess with which political party he's affiliated? Do they all think that they are above the law?
Subject: Bush Vacation
Is there some way to post a counter to show how many Americans have been killed/injured while Bush has been on vacation?
[BuzzFlash Note: Here's a recent CBC News report on causalities, with links at end.]
Subject: Cindy Down Under
Just thought your readers would be interested to know that Cindy's vigil at the Coward's "ranch" (that's no ranch - that's a back yard by Texas standards) is being covered by the network news here in Australia. She is being heard all over the world. Go, Cindy, go!
Thanks also to Jon for naming W the Coward of Crawford. Brilliant!
Subject: Caution Folks
Okay folks, I was at a candlelight vigil for Cindy Sheehan tonight and we had quite the turnout, probably around forty folks in this one vigil. We had seven others going on around town. Don't know how many of you know about the Speedway and Kolb intersection here in Tucson, but it is pretty heavy with traffic. We had some photographers out there taking pics and one of them was sitting on the end of the cement ramps made for folks in wheelchairs (not in the road!) when some ***** in a dry cleaning van actually jump the curb and try to hit her. Missed her by just a foot or so. I was warned about this before we started because we had no police assistance...apparently someone was hit last summer. This happened right in front of me and it was just awful to watch. Yeah, one of those dirty words came flying out (couldn't help that). Please folks, be careful out there. Makes you just want to bleeping bleep bleep these bleeps! Do not quit, do not give in. This is too important. I suggest we all start wearing helmets.
Subject: Here It Comes
With Cindy Sheehan making Bush look like the idiot he is. The Shrub's poll numbers in the latrine. A "whitehouse official" saying they have lowered their expectations on Iraq.
What to do? What to do? I know. Blame Clinton.
Seems recently de-classified documents show Clinton was warned about Bin Laden 5 years before 9/11. Isn't it strange how the administration can get documents de-classified in a hurry in order to put the "what did Clinton do," in the minds of the sheeple? Never mind how they all screamed wag the dog, what matters is, get the focus off this sorry ass administration and put the blame elsewhere.
So here it comes. 24/7 of it's Clinton's fault. I already heard a Fauxnews commentator say "the Clinton administration has a lot of explaining to do." From top to bottom, this administration is nothing more than lying criminals.
Subject: Joe's testing people's memories
Damned if Joe doesn't admit that he's riding out people's memories. What else could he possibly mean by "still too early to get back into politics?"
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: While Bush Vacations
On the news this morning, Thursday 8/18/05: Six more soldiers were killed today in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lance Armstrong should take the moral high ground and cancel his mountain bike ride with Bush on Saturday. By canceling the ride, Lance, who has publically stated his opposition to the war, could send a message heard around the world. It could become the catalyst for Bush finally developing an exit strategy from Iraq instead of taking five-week vacations while our soldiers continue to die on a daily basis.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Joe Scarborough's "Baggage"
Two omissions from your article on Joe Scarborough's "baggage."
One is that when Joe's aide, Lori Klausutis, was found dead in his office, with multiple skull fractures, it was Joe Scarborough himself who personally misled the media and spread the false story that Lori suffered from "a history of health problems." I can provide you with the names of three news directors who got that lie directly from Joe, since I tracked down how the false story originated myself.
Second, I have followed Joe's career since then and can not remember a single time when he originally quit Congress where he mentioned he was going to start a cable tv show! His professed reason at the time was to spend more time with his boys. I believe the boys live in Florida with their mother, and I've always failed to see how Joe's moving to New York to start a tv show (not to mention a NEW family) would result in his spending more time with those sons of his original family. But, be that as it may, I'm wondering if you made any effort to confirm that Joe "always" told the voters he was starting a cable tv show, as he now claims?
If so, could you please refer me to the record you tracked down of Joe's telling his constituents he was quitting in order to start a tv show? I would appreciate it! If not, maybe you could correct that oversight and request even a single record of Joe's being upfront that he was quitting Congress to go on tv?
I'm hoping you can clear this simple matter up, quickly. I'm sure you would not be pleased to be a tool of Joe's attempt to rewrite history, if it should turn out that there is no record of his telling his constituents up front about his television plans when he quit on them. Americans are recently and painfully aware, given the story we were sold in order to invade Iraq, how simple a matter it is to mislead a public whose memories are all too short. I don't think Joe's word on it is enough to corroborate that he was upfront at the time.
And, again, please contact me if you would like the names of the news directors Joe called to spread the false story about his dead aide's health history. I would be glad to share more information with you on this.
Scarborough weighing options: As excitement builds among GOP faithful, others worry about 'baggage' (Pensacola News Journal)
Robyn Su Miller
Subject: Prisoner Abuse in Iraq & other horrors
I just finished watching Keith Olbermann.....he has a reporter working for the truth in Iraq....and things are sure not like we are hearing. This man showed pictures of people without electricity, save for about 2-3 hours every day....it is now 110 In Iraq. They turn the water on once a day...it flows into a dirt pit....and looks much like sewer water, and they fill up their plastic jugs....and the kids are drinking right from it! One man....a leader there....said to the reporter that they have replaced the first arab dictator...with a white dictator...who is worse.....something to that effect...what the hell else do we need?? Incidentally, Keith's 'Worst' tonight...was Rush Limbaugh....who said on his radio show today...that Cindy Sheehan was a liar....just like Bob Burkett? And Keith came back with, "Yeah, I suppose she made up that son who was killed in Iraq?" They are scum! After reading the way they responded to Clinton when he went ahead and bombed, I cannot believe these are the same idiots who are praising Bush for what he is doing. They are all crooks and liars.
Please all...if you can ....the best way for you to get the real story is an 8/17/05 article, in the Commentary section of the St. Louis Post Dispatch...page B7....written by Eric Mink... address is...email@example.com. This is one of the most chilling and disturbing things I have ever read. One of his examples is...National Guard units are sent into the Baghdad area more and carry more of the responsibility...yet, they are the last to get the kind of armor that will save lives. A whopping 35% are more likely to get killed...this month is already the most deadly and there are 14 days left.
Another....Last month, police paramilitaries seized 13 Sunni men and teenagers from a hospital emergency room in Baghdad...threw them into a metal police van in 110 degree heat and left them there for 12 hours. Ten died of suffocation...The New York Times supposedly reported this.
Most of the iraqi police worked with the Saddam regime. An official with Iraq's Human Rights Ministry told the LA Times that his country's police and security forces are routinely abusing their own prisoners. "There are beatings, punching, electric shocks to the body, including sensitive areas, hanging prisoners upside-down, etc."
Please try to read it...it is important that we all know this kind of horror is going on in this world...and our leader is responsible! It is a long article...but informative! It is so frightening to me, that this man who would be president, is a maniacal killer. Will we ever be able to fix it? I am getting very hard line about this...I tend to hold every person who voted for him....responsible...especially the ones who have not seen the light!
Subject: Bush, Iraq, History
Bush is a buffoon. He has done in Iraq in less than three years what Iran could not do in ten years of war. Turn a secular dictatorship into a theocracy with close ties to Iran. Bush has no sense of history, well, he has no sense, period. Because he doesn't read he knows little of Lawrence of Arabia's tactics of guerilla warfare. Every insurgency uses this (ask the north vietnamese) when countering a vastly superior force. Why doesn't the Mainstream media touch upon the fact that before the war there were virtually no terrorists in secular Iraq, and now that GW invaded, it is stampeding toward theocracy and is teeming with Islamic terrorists? Don't even get me started on the lies and deceptions used for this unnecessary war. Bush gets an 'F' in History, an 'F' in Political Science and we the people get F'ed at the gas pump!