September 21, 2005
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: How the Bush Administration is "treating the bodies with dignity" in New Orleans
And this is while FEMA insists that recovered bodies be prayed over... What a bunch of disgusting HYPOCRITES!!! This body and the entire neighborhood, will probably be bulldozed and buried and then they will build McMansions on the property.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Re: House Bill Would Limit US Power to Protect Species
The hypocrites do not even believe in protecting the human species. Anyone truly religious would not fight unjustified and illegal wars for material gain. The protection of your country and its citizens when attacked is the only justifiable reason.
Subject: Here's what triggers a government scandal in Canada
7 billion unaccounted for here, 1 billion unaccounted for there, barely registers a ripple in the good ol' USA.
Subject: Roberts' Involvement in Bush v Gore
This information about the Bushes and John Roberts appeared in the Sun-Sentinel (Florida) but has been overlooked by everyone; regretfully, I do not have it at hand. However, take note, especially, of the last paragraph of the following (letter I sent to Sen. Bill Nelson, FL); it will have pertinent information re Jeb Bush, Roberts and our Congressman, Robert Wexler:
...SOMEBODY needs to bring up the fact that Roberts chose to involve himself in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential campaign by spending 10 DAYS, initially in Atlanta and then in Florida, assisting Jeb Bush et al on a war plan to fight the State of Florida on a recount (why on earth didn't anybody point this out during the hearings?!), and to get Bush v Gore to the Supreme Court. That episode is very telling, for all the obvious reasons, and cannot be dismissed as being so very long ago. Further, he showed a willingness to interfere with State Rights and the will of the people which is appalling. He claims not to be an ideologue, yet his partisanship is quite scary. Such behavior should eliminate him for consideration as a Supreme Court Justice, let alone the Chief Justice, particularly if he considers it to be a fiefdom of power, as he seems to have demonstrated five years ago. Compounding all of this is the fact that Jeb Bush lied FOR Roberts about the amount of time Roberts spent fighting the people of Florida, by claiming, when confronted by Congressman Wexler, that he was just here for a couple of hours! It was later revealed in the Sun-Sentinel that he strategized for the Bushes in Bush v Gore for 10 days. That is a fact. And that is outrageous!...
This behavior is very telling, and a real, tangible view behind the clever facade. Further, this very important issue was NEVER brought up by anyone at the hearings, and has not been brought out by the DNC. Almost everyone seems to be oblivious to Roberts' intrusion into the will of the people of the state of Florida, and of this country. He is a terrible choice for Chief Justice, and this stealth performance proves it. Please, make people aware of it!! Thank you.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Re: Gore is this Week's Wings of Justice Award Winner & Conason Interview
Great choice...on both Gore and Conason.....
Subject: Re: Wednesday's Headlines
Heaven knows if the Democrats will be able to take real hold of the corruption scandals in the Bush administration. Rove apparently is on the back burner, for the moment, and the Abramoff situation is an event waiting to be taken political advantage of. I don't know why it is so difficult for the Democrats to get their political war machine together. Perhaps they are caught in ideological camps? Because, never has there been a better opportunity to make " hay " of the Republicans. But, the timid Democrats are too spineless to take a stand on much of anything, with only a few exceptions. They are playing off yesterday's newspaper. "We can't go after the President in these horrendous times now, can we!?? After all, we are at war, disasters line our coastline and we can't make too many waves!!" How pathetic! Maybe we need another party to break the stranglehold of inept behavior on both sides of the aisle in Washington?!!
Subject: Bush...Lord of War
There is a Billboard in S.F. at Dubose and Valincia...with a Lord of War (The Movie on it). Now it has a large pic of Bush instead covering Mr. Cage's face... it's made of Pixels...All Pixels are of A-Holes ! It is right at The New Freeway on ramp, in S.F... for All the world to See...You Must check it out!....it Shows How at Least 1/2 of the USA, feel about Pres. Bush , & what he's up to!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The Case of Paul Wellstone
I agree completely with the BuzzFlash reader in yesterday's (Sept. 20, 05) Mailbag who placed Paul Wellstone in the list of those important figures who have died under mysterious circumstances. I'm no conspiratorialist either, but the first thing I thought of when the news about Wellstone hit was, 'they took him out.' To anyone who doubts that such tactics could possibly be employed in the America of today, I wholeheartedly refer them to Francis Ford Coppola's brilliant 'Godfather' saga. It's not just a series of movies, but an intelligent and realistic charting of how a subversive organization works. Such organizations have serious intents, change with the times, and prosecute their agendas with the goal of always winning. Who can say that the Busheviks avoid any such 'dark side' techniques, whether they be directly controlled, or indirectly, via agencies operating in deep obscurity? If this is all too 'movie plot'-like for citizens who still believe that such things are not possible in America, I can only comment that such sweet or ostrich-like thoughts can only be regarded as quaint these days.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: 2008 Democratic Ticket
Unless the Democrats come out with a straight-talking no-holds-barred candidate well before 2008, then they're screwed. I was impressed with how former Senator John Edwards held his own in debates with Dick Cheney. Edwards had the goods on him and didn't refrain from putting the information out. (Unfortunately, the MSM is owned by the Republicans so nothing much was made about it.) -- Hillary Clinton seems to be either loved or hated. There appears to be no doubt that she has the White House in her sights at some point, but the country isn't ready for her (yet). However, paired with Edwards she might generate more than enough votes so that there is no denying this team's victory. -- So what about Edwards/Hillary for '08?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Kerry & Edwards
I'm an Independent Liberal and I voted for Kerry & Edwards. I'm very disappointed in them for not stepping forward sooner to speak out against this corrupt Administration. The majority of the Democrats sat by in silence and watched things go from bad to worse in Iraq. Meanwhile they approved more money to be poured into Iraq, without questioning why there isn't a good post-war plan. They didn't demand to know how a fake reporter like Jeff Gannon got into the White House weeks before his "news" agency existed. They allowed the GOP slime machine to go after the mother of a slain solider and they didn't put more pressure on Bush to fire Karl Rove.
Just like Bush's response to Katrina, Kerry & Edwards response to Bush is too little too late. It seems Kerry & Edwards have been watching the polls and they know that Bush's numbers are in the tank, so it's safe now for them to speak out. It takes more courage to speak out against a President with good poll numbers than it does to speak out against a President with bad numbers. Barbara Boxer has shown more courage than Kerry and Edwards have shown all year.
Subject: Here's the Bushite governance plan
Here's the Bushite governance plan. First, Bush appoints hacks and unqualified incompetents to run federal departments and agencies. For instance: Michael Brown to run FEMA and the robotic Michael Chertoff to run Homeland Security.
The hacks and incompetents then do a BAD JOB.
At which point Bush crows that this "proves" big government cannot run things well and that the private sector must take over.
So, Bush gives OUR tax dollars to phony religious leaders and political cronies and tells them to "take over."
They also do a BAD JOB, so Bush gives them even MORE money and says to "take over" some more.
The hacks, incompetents and right-wing thieves still do a bad job, because that is all they are capable of doing; they are, after all, hacks.
Then, we have the mess we are in: broke, and with government agencies that FAIL to protect our economy, our air quality, our water quality, our environment, and our very lives.
But with Bush and his ilk, government does not exist to protect and better people's lives; for them, government is just a giant pig trough at which to feed themselves.
Bush inherited a budget surplus from President Clinton, but instead of using that money to do things we seldom have a chance to do, Bush saw it as an opportunity to give it all to rich cronies. Bush inherited peace and prosperity but then took us to war and drained the federal till until we are now in deep economic trouble. And it's getting worse every day: we have a budget deficit, a trade deficit and Bush has increased the federal debt to the point of unsustainability.
That's how Bushites govern: greed and incompetence reign.
A BuzzFlash Fan
Note to Leahy:
You don't have to stand for Democrats, but as a Democrat, at least try to stand for something!
Please stop bowing and scraping to a republican party that's on its way out and get some principles and convictions.
Subject: Salt Lake City Mayor's Note of Appreciation
Below [excerpted] is a note of appreciation Salt Lake City Mayor "Rocky" Anderson sent to those of us who wrote to thank him for his participation in protesting Bush in Utah last month.
In it he chides Senator Hatch for calling 2,000 of his own constituents "nutcakes" (sic) and reminds people we live in a democracy, not a theocracy.
He's also predicting a larger turnout at the same place for this Saturday, to coincide with the antiwar march in Washington.
As Elie Wiesel said,“There are times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” As the Salt Lake Tribune said in this connection, we not only have the right to raise our voices; it is our duty.
Subject: This and That
It is very tempting to label the works of the current ruling class as "incompetent." To be sure, incompetence does play it's part in the works of our masters. But the mayhem surrounding the "response" to Katrina is the ripened fruit of the seeds of "less government" started years ago during the Reagan administration. Yes, I know that the Bushists have actually increased the number of people with government "jobs." But it is no longer the job of the government to lend assistance to anybody - unless your surname happens to be "corporation." The current job of this government consists of the transfer of tax dollars to corporations, including "religious" corporations as exemplified by Pat Robertson's scam. Young commoners are forced by economics to enlist in the armed forces; they serve in the wars of commodity acquisition on behalf of crony corporations. Incidents such as 9/11/01, the body count of the Iraq "wa,r, and Katrina were all predicted.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bush To Rita
BUSH TO RITA, BUSH TO RITA BRING ER ON!!!!!!
Subject: “He Confesses His Crime Who Flees The Tribunal!” -- Publius syrus
GOOD FOR THE GANDER CLINTON; BUT NOT FOR THE CHIMP BUSH!
Excuses, Cover-ups, lies, have you noticed, at any given time in the Bush/Rove/Republican Administration, they are always involved in DEFENDING THEIR POSITION OR their mistakes? WHY??? The answer is poor prior planning and incompetence, where almost everyone in the Bush Cabinet or his cronies rise to the level of extreme ineptness.
NOW ABOUT KATRINA:
So much for transparency! Of course, the Bush Administration and the Pentagon’s hallmark is secrecy, their excuse “security reasons” GEE, that’s a new one!
GEORGE W. BUSH SHOULD HAVE SAID; I’ll investigate myself, and I’ll appoint someone with loyalty to me to tell us what went wrong but not be too critical, someone who WON’T reveal any secrets that would make me look too bad. YOU KNOW, I’ll get to the bottom of this, like in Plamegate….Someday… but maybe if I stonewall again, maybe you will forget!
Subject: Re: Latest poll
Bush is just about down to his hard core supporters now, consisting of the wealthy, corporate America and the religious right. They are the only ones he supports.
CBS News Poll Twenty-nine percent of Americans say they generally trust the government in Washington to do what is right most of the time, the lowest level in seven years; the last time it was lower was October 1998. In July 2004, this number stood at 40 percent.
TRUST THE GOVERNMENT TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT?
Always/Most of the time
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