February 7, 2006
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subject: The scariest article I've ever read
Re The End of the Internet? (Jeff Chester/AlterNet)
Some of my progressive email friends disagree with me on this point, but I feel seriously threatened. This goes far beyond the normal implanting of "cookies" and even domestic spying (though, of course, I think that's reprehensible, but as I've been spied on since the 70s, it's nothing new). The threat to the Net IS new.
Recently AOL (my Internet service company at the moment) merged with BellSouth, the GA phone company. After reading the Jeff Chester piece, I realized that not only AOL but other Internet service providers are joining forces with both phone and cable TV companies. If you don't have time to read the article in full, I'll summarize: these unholy coalitions plan to start CHARGING for each email we send, each search we conduct (via Google, et al.), etc., etc. The effect? To price us progressives and bloggers out of the market, thereby reserving the net for the rich and Republican.
I still believe, as Chester does (as I said above, some of my progressive friends disagree) that the imposing charges is intended to keep the lower income folks among us (and I'm one of them) from Internet access. The fees will then be raised incrementally. Bloggers of our political persuasion will -- POOF! -- disappear. And online progressive sites, including the Buzz, will disappear or be priced out of the market.
We need to fight back. Frankly, the Internet is my lifeline. My one hope of clinging to sanity. But could I afford to stay online if I had to pay for every email I sent or search that I made? (Rhetorical question there; the answer is "NO!") Could Buzz afford to operate if it were charged for every emailed copy of each it sent to subscribers?)
I'm trying to think of solutions. I hope MoveOn and Barbara Boxer's site are aware of this situation. My Senators and Reps here in GA are hopeless -- only ONE of them, John Barrow, a Dem member of the house -- isn't Red, but he isn't even purple; he's sort of a pinkish-mauve and needs a spinal transplant. Besides, he was elected by us Athens voters, and our district has now been split in half (east vs. west) and assigned to -- you guessed it -- two almost entirely Republican counties bordering us on either side.
They're chipping away, one bit at a time, at ALL of our freedoms. But I'm pretty sure that barring the non-rich from the Internet is very high on their agenda. How do we STOP them??? (We HAVE to stop them. Somehow.) Suggestions are welcome, to put it mildly.
The Internet -- just as our country used to -- belongs to the people. ALL the people. If we lose it, on top of everything else that's already been stolen from us, we're doomed. We MUST stop this bunch of thugs in their tracks. And FAST.
Barbara Lee (Barb) Blazyk
Subject: Specter refused to put Gonzales under oath
And now, Specter, a supposed moderate, fitting the Attorney General with a perjury protection Pamper to prevent leaks and possible perjury charges in the future. There is no presidential oversight. We need to just get over it because Bush is King George the IV and he is worse than George III in the arrogance department.
Specter's phone is busy, now, but please call and tell him what you think:
VIDEO: Senate Conservatives Refuse To Put Gonzales Under Oath (Think Progress)
Speak up or they assume you agree!!! ABB
Subject: The Bottom Line
I have seen quite enough hand-wringing, whining and complaining about the misdeeds of the bush administration. It is obvious to the casual observer that great crimes are being committed at every level of government, and that government "of, by and for the people' has been replaced by government "for the highest bidder."
The time has come to look past the outrage and try to discover who it is that now controls our government. Who are these nameless, faceless people and corporations that benefit from government policies and decisions? Who are the people responsible for this seemingly unstoppable series of 'anti-popular' laws and executive decisions?
A while back there was a flurry of commentary about the rise of fascism in America. Is this what fascism looks like from the inside?
We now have a government that seems to have successfully justified warrantless surveillance, arrest and imprisonment, that uses torture, that has openly stated its intention to use misinformation and propaganda to confuse its 'enemies,' that doles out no-bid contracts to friends, rewards incompetence and punishes honesty, a civilian population that has been led, step by brainwashed step, into a state of passive acquiescence, and media spokesmen who have become vocal jingoistic supporters.
What are the further ramifications of this erosion of the belief in democratic principles of justice as a basis for government behavior?
Please stop reminding me how horrible things have become! Start 'connecting the dots'! Who is benefiting from the current state of affairs? What do the patterns of wealth transfer, income growth and spending show us?
Give us some facts about root causes, we are already too aware of the symptoms!
Subject: Contempt of Congress
It has been reported that the Bushistas continue to refuse to comply with congressional requests for information and documentation that Congress deems necessary for it to do its work.
A simple question: Why doesn't Congress bring charge of contempt of Congress against the administration?
Granted, any such measure wouldn't get far, but I think the fact that Congress would attempt to do so would bring the seriousness of the Bushistas' stonewalling into the public eye.
Subject: General "Torquemada the Quaint" Gonzales Hearing (sent to media, and ...)
FISA is too broad as it is! The Bushevik assault on our Constitution must be resisted.
Subject: Let Me Put It to You in Wisconsin
Of all the repulsive faces of George W. Bush the one that makes me the most nauseous is when he leans over some kind of lecture and tries to get all cozy. His “let me say this in Texan” remark is a prime example of this.
“Well let me put it to you in Wisconsin, Mr. President, quit breaking the law!” It’s really that simple. Just follow the Constitution and obey the law. Shouldn’t be all that difficult. Most of us can understand the concept quite easily. A. This is the law. B. Obey this law.
See, not so difficult, even for this President. But then that is presupposing that he really is interested in obeying the law. This isn’t about Bush Bashing, enjoyable as that may be. This is about a president that seems to think the laws don’t apply to him. We have other people in our society who think that way. We call them convicts.
If the president of the United States thinks that he does not have to follow the laws that restrict the rest of the citizenry, then we no longer have a Democracy. We are supposed to be a nation of laws. A nation where the laws apply equally to the highest and the lowest. We all know, even if we do not acknowledge it verbally, that equality in law depends on your ability to pay for the best legal talent. Even so we should at least pay some lip service to obeying the laws of the land.
This president needs to be shown that he is no more above the law than any other citizen. If the Congress doesn’t not hold him to that standard, then they are not relevant and are not an equal part of this government. If so, then they are of no use and we could save a lot of money on their salaries, health care plans, and retirement packages.
Gentlemen and ladies of the Congress and the Senate, it is long past time for you to put your money where your mouths are. Speak now, or shut up and go home.
Marjorie L. Swanson
Subject: Deleted Emails and the Bush Admin.
I thought that deleted emails can always be retrieved with the correct equipment.
I guess, though, that no one *dares* going through that much effort in order to show more deceit.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Bush administration "science"
Dear Buzzers -
Here's news of the latest report effort by Georgie Porgie et al. to politicize science.
James Hansen, the NASA scientist who has been the international leader on research into global climate change, complained loudly that NASA's public affairs office was trying to silence him and even threatened him with "dire consequences." Fortunately, the NASA administrator, Michael Griffin, defended Hansen and "scientific openness."
NASA Chief Backs Agency Openness (NY Times)
It turns out that the administration effort to suppress free expression of government scientists was long-standing and widespread. The particular offender in the Hansen case and others was a callow and ignorant young political operative in the NASA press office. George Deutsch, all of 24 years old, and a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M was a presidential appointee whose qualifications for his position seem to be limited to having worked on the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. To another scientist Deutsch had written that the Big Bang is "not proven fact; it is opinion" and therefore he should always refer to the "Big Bang Theory." Doesn't say much for the quality of education at Texas A&M!
If we don't read soon that Griffin has been fired or has resigned we can take heart that some in the government bureaucracy are fed up and willing to stick their necks out.
Al Gore, Sam Nunn
Subject: Alberto Gonzales
Hi, Buzz --
I just heard Alberto Gonzales speaking (Democracy Now Radio). At first I joked that the voice sounded like an Italian castrati. Then a bit later I realized it's more like Liberace. That irritating whiner fits right in with the rest of the GOP creeps. Chertoff's another.
Subject: Re: Alberto Gonzales Should be Under Investigation, Not Overseeing Them
I know...I am watching it.....he is proving why no one would approve him for the Supreme Court.....he is a good teacher for Crookdom!Connect the Dots: Alberto Gonzales Should be Under Investigation, Not Overseeing Them
Subject: Dateline: The Future with President Hillary
Could This Be Fiction or Truth in the Future?
Oh, I can see the uproar in Congress and America now, by Conservative Politicians and Voters and in Today's Inept Media, as we continue to fight this war on Terrorism in the "Decades To Come"!
A certain Senator, named Hillary Clinton, has been elected President in a "not so sure" election, with a Democratic Majority in both chambers of Congress riding on her coattails.
Because the threat of Al Qaeda still looms over us "decades later," President Hillary uses that as an excuse and continues to illegally spy on "Certain Americans" for no reason, other than "to do her job and to protect America."
Instead of spying on "dangerous people" in wheelchairs at a Quaker Church (see Conyers Basement Hearing #2), we witness President Hillary spying on FAUX Reporters, the likes of LimBORE, O'LIEly, Hannity, Pat Robertson, Jerry Farwell, The Right Wing Media, The Carlyle Group and our "dear ol' friend," Ann Coulter!
President Hillary could say that she is unsure if these people are dealing with Al Qaeda in code talk on their Radio Shows, their TV Shows or their Religion Shows and she needs to "investigate them."
After LimBORE and his media cronies find out that President Hillary has illegally spied on them on because they wanted to stay on the air, they have a fit and want her impeached!!
She appoints a new J. Edgar Hoover type to head the FBI to spy on and smear these people.
President Hillary also has the Attorney General get any access to the Republican Voter Record and has them investigated, just in case they did something to help Bin Laden.
Republicans get livid over this and declare that President Hillary needs "Probable Cause and Evidence" to go get this information without a warrant.
President Hillary responds: "Don't make me laugh, I make my own rules. Why, I shredded The Constitution as I see fit, I pick and choose which laws or portions of laws, and I choose which Articles in the Constitution I feel I should follow!"
After all, don't forget that President Hillary can do any damn thing she wants to against her enemies because this is "A Dictatorship and She Is The Dictator"!!
All the so-called cable news companies get taken off the air and a new propaganda network is formed as the sole news provider. Radio is changed into just a Hillary mouthpiece and newspapers are closed up along with the Internet unless you submit to the Hillary Propaganda.
Propaganda and Meeting Police are assigned to get into groups to spy on people that may be plotting anti-President Hillary demonstrations and trying to talk freely.
President Hillary takes a question at a rare Propaganda Conference about whether she is concerned or not about the spying uproar and the call for her impeachment.
President Hillary replies: "They can no longer Impeach a Monarch; I've changed the Constitution all by myself. And I no longer have to worry about re-election because I made sure I would be in this office as long as I live!! I am in charge as your Dictator!"
Yup, I can hear the screaming by those SAME Republicans and Today's Lame Media when this "Democratic 1984" happens; as they suddenly think back to the unreported, real news of today and start to kick themselves for Obeying Their Party in Lockstep, while they IGNORED The Constitution and Their Country's Laws!!
[BuzzFlash Note: We presume no disrespect is intended to Sen. Clinton. This is only "hypothetical - like Atty. Gen. Gonzales' testimony in his confirmation hearings.]
Subject: Gonzales thumbs his nose at the committee
After Gonzales was not sworn, which makes his testimony worth the paper it is written on and nothing else; According to the AP's Katherine Shrader, Gonzales said,
Send out the word from the AG it is now lawful and reasonable in the United States to wiretap without a warrant or any oversight, except his. Why would the media be left to come out with stories that are "misinformed, confused or wrong"? Just a guess: because the whole thing is a secret from everyone, including the Supreme Court and the FISA Court. We are just supposed to trust Albert and Dubya and whatever they can get through the use of torture or any other means.
And how does this prevent them from getting authorization after the fact?
Because they trust no one. Everyone, including all judges, of any kind, not presently beholden to the administration.
If a judge or investigator gets too close, he will be given an award and a promotion.
He can do anything without any checks or balances because we are supposed to trust him with our lives. Bulls**t!!!!!!!!! Sorry, no I am not sorry, this is arrogance that surpasses all other attempts.
The necessity is here and now, and Gonzales, if he plans to tell the truth, should have no problem testifying under oath.
Subject: The President Broke the Law
President Bush admitted to personally authorizing thousands of allegedly illegal wiretaps, and he doesn't plan to stop. Circumventing the Constitution is serious business.
This is a big moment. People from across the political spectrum are standing together to protect the rule of law and the principles that are core to our identity as Americans.
Can you sign this petition to show Congress that Americans want a thorough investigation of the president's secret wiretapping program?
Subject: Gonzales Defends Legality of Surveillance
In reading this article, I was struck by some of the misleading statements that were made both by Gonzales as well as by McClellan (again and again and again).
Senators Question Gonzales on NSA Wiretaps (AP/Yahoo)
Here's one: "This is something that we've briefed members of Congress on over the course of the last several years. We will continue to brief members of Congress about this vital program," McClellan said."
I believe the "number" has dwindled from 6 in the beginning, to 2 at the present time. After being advised by leaders of Congress that they were "uncomfortable" with the surveillance, only 2 members of Congress are now seen as being "trustworthy" enough to reveal the activities of this administration. Could it be because they are breaking the law? Could it be because other members of Congress might just tell them their actions and behaviors are unconstitutional?
Truly, not in the history of this nation has there been a government as ruthless and lawless as this one. Tell your Senators and Representatives to do something about this, or, as Karen Webb would say: "Speak up or else they think you agree!"
Subject: How Much $$ Has the Bush Admin Made?
Why don't we start an inquiry (since we are supposedly a transparent democracy) into how much money GW, Cheney, and all the others have actually accumulated in their stocks due to the War in Iraq? Is this not a right of the American people since GW and gang work for US? This is supposed to be the pinnacle for a transparent democracy.
Subject: Detention Camps
http://www.democrats.com had this today:
It says, in part, "the federal government had awarded a $385 million contract for the construction of "temporary detention facilities." These would be used, the story said, in the event of an "immigration emergency."
Jamie Zuieback, an official with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), explained such an emergency like this: "If, for example, there were some sort of upheaval in another country that would cause mass migration, that's the type of situation that the contract would address."
And: "The new detention camps will be built by Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton. The latter, as you likely know, is the defense-related corporate giant with fists full of contracts involving the war in Iraq."
And then sites a 2002 article that says:
Then I saw this on truthout.org:
On Even of Hearing, Split on Spying (Truthout/Boston Globe)
This article talks about "prominent" Republicans who are taking a stand against warrantless wiretapping. If you scroll down you see this: "Bruce Fein, a former Justice Department official under President Reagan, said that under Bush's theory a president could authorize internment camps for groups of US citizens he deems suspicious. Congress outlawed such camps after President Franklin D. Roosevelt interned Japanese-Americans in World War II. But under Bush's theory, the president could invoke his wartime powers to override the law in the name of protecting national security, Fein said."
This is, I think, the most frightening thing that has happened under Bush. And it will receive no coverage in the mainstream media. This should scare and anger everyone.
Subject: Gonzales is such a Bush HO
We think having to turn in a book report after we have read the book is too inefficient. We think it best that the FISA court just go ahead and tell us we can do whatever we want.
And since Bush plans to keep us at war indefinitely we should just take it. Of course he doesn't want changes because other presidents might do something like hold people accountable.
Answer should be interpreted, "absolutely we open US citizen's mail and we plan to continue." If they aren't he could just say they aren't, but he didn't. He isn't under oath he can say whatever the hell he feels like. My guess is that, like Bush and Cheney, Gonzales will not testify under oath, no matter what.
She should have added, prohibited by law interpreted by a majority of legal experts, not counting the guy sitting before me.
My guess - even he has sought out a private counsel, and if he hasn't, this guy is represented by an idiot, if he is representing himself.
Speak up or they assume you agree!!! ABB
Subject: World's Opinion of the American People
I think that after what "we the people have allowed Bush to do to our country" and other nations of the world we no longer can say what a proud and fiercely independent people we Americans are. What's happened to America is simply our fault. We have as a majority become Bush enablers.
I believe the world is stunned at the way our nation has kowtowed to the Bush-Cheney fascists. I think they are no longer envious or in awe of us. They see us now as cowards and as a people who have deserted their beliefs and ideals. The world truly thinks that Americans no longer believe in anything and stand for nothing!
Subject: Crimes of the Bush Administration
The Crimes of the Bush administration include but are not limited to the following:
1. Murder of countless Iraqi citizens and American troops. 2. Criminally negligent homicide concerning 9/11. 3. Illegally invading Iraq on false premises. 4. Illegally Wiretapping American citizens without a warrant. 5. Overthrowing the Haitian govt and installing a Duvalier puppet. 6. Attempting to overthrow the democratically elected President of Venezuela. 7. Deliberately allowing Osama Bin Laden to escape unharmed. 8. Supporting slave labor and child prostitution in the Northern Mariana Islands. 9. Permitting the torture and murder of innocent people around the world, including children as young as ten years old. 10. Falsely arresting American citizens simply for Thoughtcrime.
I could go on and on and on but if you add up every crime of the Bush administration, the number of total years in jail would total well into the billions. So as far as I'm concerned, impeachment is next to meaningless. These Bush administration officials, upon proper legal authority (whether the Hague or a US court) need to be put on trial. And IF convicted by a proper legal authority, EVERY Bush administration official who participated in a high crime should either be jailed for life (if you oppose capital punishment) or summarily executed (if you support capital punishment).
Big Dave From Queens
[BuzzFlash Note: Well, definitely not execution. And not necessarily life in prison. But held accountable for breaking the law, yes! And impeachment is in our Constitution. It isn't meaningless to us.]
Subject: A Thought
What knowledge does Osama Bin Laden have that Bush and cronies are afraid of? If Osama was caught or killed, who else would have that information and could release it?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: The President Ain't No Oil Man
This morning on C-Span I heard that the President has included revenues from oil drilling in ANWR into his budget for the next fiscal year. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!......L a u g h, I thought I’d die! The President ain’t no oil man, no more than he is a cowboy. It takes 4 to 5 years from the time that an area is opened up for bidding for drilling to begin and definitely for production to begin on average, if they are lucky. Unless the President plans to become a dictator, this revenue won’t even be seen while he is President, even if the Congress agrees to allow drilling in the ANWR this year. His budget guys decided to include everything that the President proposed in the SOTU in his revenue stream. That’s lying to the American People and lying to the Congress when he presents the Budget.
They are all faux cowboys. They are definitely not oil men. Oil men and women will be laughing their asses off in Texas and Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Or else…..the President secretly opened up the ANWR for drilling in 2001 as part of his AUMF powers and Gonzales is hiding it. That would be illegal! And also, maybe he plans to become Dictator in the next fiscal year.
Keep up the good work, Buzz.
i liked mccain until he started dissing obama! mccain can just kiss my behind now!
Subject: RE: Today's (2/07) Interview with Thom Hartmann
Dear Buzzers --
I hate to admit it, but Thom Hartmann said everything I've been saying for at least two years now (on Buzz, I mean; I'd been saying it to people here in my red state -- GA -- who, of course, thought I was nuts). It's a good feeling to be vindicated by someone who knows his stuff.
Even my most liberal friend (an old graduate school colleague at Cornell) swears that I'm the only female he knows who does NOT enthusiastically support Hillary for President in 2008. I spotted the Clintons early on; she came from (maybe an upper) middle-class family; he definitely grew up in a working-class one, as did I. Both were ambitious -- and, though I voted for him both times -- greedy. (As I've said, Monica Lewinsky was, at the time, a consenting adult. I have to grant ONE point to the GOP -- as in Greedy Old Party: they know how to whip their troops into line...or else!) My first qualms over the Clintons emerged when Bill and Hill announced a major overhaul of the health care system -- with a ridiculously short and unrealistic self-declared deadline. Having worked in the marketing department of a major prescription drug insurance program company in Phoenix (forgive me; I was young and naive back when I took the job), I knew how tangled medical care matters can be, and almost always ARE. I said at the time that they were NUTS to set such a short timeframe. I also knew that the Clintons were (are) power-driven; he has the charm, she has the drive. I wouldn't trust them any more than I'd trust Joe Lieberman, Joe Biden, or any other DLC-er. Bill's cozying up to the Bushes and Hillary's licking her finger and holding it up to the wind on any issue are proof (well, at least to ME) that my instincts were on target.
I hardly need to go on, since Hartmann said it much more eloquently than I could, even though I've been trying to make the same points.
This was one of the best interviews I've ever read, and I've already saved it into my list of "favorites." THANK YOU for conducting and publishing it! It made my morning.
Barbara Lee (Barb) Blazyk
Joseph Stalin said: "Voters decide nothing; people who count votes decide everything."
Subject: I Am Not Afraid
First bush told us that Osama hated our freedom to speak out ...... then he set up FREE SPEECH ZONES.
Then bush told us Osama hated our Freedom to disagree with each other........... Then he OUTED Valerie Plame.
Then bush told us Osama hated our right to elect our leaders ..........then HE STOLE another ELELCTION.
Next bush told us Osama hated our free nation .........then he IGNORED our BILL of RIGHTS.
OK, I'm fed up with the "safety spiel"... I am not afraid of al-qaeda. I do not believe there are terrorists in dark corners planning to attack me.
Democrats in congress need to come out and say ... WE ARE AMERICANS and we will not live in fear and forego one liberty our Founding Fathers fought for. We are not afraid and have faith in our govt to keep us safe by following the laws that makes this country so great to begin with.
We Live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the BRAVE ..... not a land on its KNEES and a Flag we won't wave in the face of "danger." Our way of life is not threatened by Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, or anyone else outside our country. Our way of life and our loss of freedom can ONLY be threatened from WITHIN by those that hold power to shape Americans' psyche through scary speeches and bad media. Why are 'some' in America so willing to give up and weaken us as a nation by allowing this administration to ignore our laws and Constitution?
Be not afraid my fellow Americans ... cuz how's bush gonna look if an attack did happen after all his cowboy swaggering hype anyway??? That would just make the Republicans look bad.
Besides... as a liberal lesbian, I have more chance of being blown-up, shot, beaten, stabbed, or run over by a bush CULTIST than al-qaeda in America!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Gonzales Hearing
My first thought when I heard that Specter was not going to swear in Gonzales was that "Democrats, walk out!" Your comments about that hearing were good to hear. Sometimes I think that there are not enough people calling the democrats to account. When are they going to get it?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: One Thing and Another
I see that Mayor Nagin of New Orleans has been forced to go to foreigners for help in rebuilding his city. Are the Republicans in Congress and the White House embarrassed by this? I am. Not that I blame the mayor; he has his duty to do and is trying to do it, with no help whatsoever from the most powerful government of the richest country on earth. Shame on Washington - shame, shame, shame!!!
GW continues to invoke Abraham Lincoln, which is an insult to Lincoln and to the rest of us. Let everyone who thinks Bush's warrantless spying is akin to Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus know this: Lincoln suspended the writ in the spring of 1861. In July he called Congress into special session and explained why he had done that (along with some other questionable acts). He then asked Congress to ratify his actions, which they did. Bush simply ignores the Constitution, breaks the law, and then thumbs his nose at Congress as if he owes nobody anything. Abraham Lincoln understood his obligations. W does not - and more than that, he doesn't care. End of argument.
I have written to my Congress people, I have written to our local paper, and I say it now to Buzzers: GW has got to be impeached, sooner rather than later.
Subject: Re: When Gonzales Wasn't Sworn In, Dem Senators Should Have Walked
I agree, Buzz. When that happened, especially since this was the second time...Specter did this before...and I can't remember if it was Patriot Act hearings...or what...it was last year. If....no one gets sworn in...like Clinton had to do...and everyone back then, and the reps..were still in the minority.....had to be sworn in. That is how they determined that the Tobacco people were lying. This is never going to end....Does Arlen Specter ever expect to pay a price for this? I hope he does.......
[BuzzFlash Note: You may be thinking of the oil execs' recent unsworn and false testimony.]
Subject: House Boehner
Looks like the House GOP is trying to stiffen against true reform by inserting turgid tobacco-soaked John Boehner as its leader. Nothing says Republican reform like a carcinogenic-ridden corporate tool who gets wood for power, money, and golf.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Maureen's Column
Maureen Farrell's column on the "10 Conspiracy Theories" about George Bush is long overdue.
It is good to see that writers like Maureen are finally seeing the big picture of the Bush Administration and starting to ask the questions and put together the dots.
Here first installment of this column is, in my mind, all Conspiracy and no Theory. It's time to call it what it is. And this is a good beginning. Bushs' gangs' have conspired from day one to get to where we are today. It's no coincidence. It's no "theory." The facts speak for themselves. It's just a matter of the American people waking up to the fact that "conspiracies" do happen and we are in the midst of America's grandest in our history.
Subject: Regarding "Walking Out" of the Domestic Surveillance Hearings
It was gratifying to see your editorial regarding the domestic surveillance hearings, especially since I had sent this e-mail to Sen. Feingold in the early morning hours:
Subject: wiretap hearings
More people are going to catch on while watching and listening to the wiretap hearings. They are highlighting how catching terrorists is a POLICING TASK ... and illustrating how completely unnecessary a full scale WAR is.
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