May 26, 2006
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Subject: Styling Mr. Cheney
The investigation of the Plame Affair moves along glacially, although perhaps we may yet see Mr. Rove frog-marched out of the White House this month. I hope Mr. Wilson gets a souvenir photo of it.
Calling Dick Cheney to testify in the trial of Mr. Libby, with his state of mind at issue, seems pretty clear from the various bits that keep dribbling from the stonewall:
I suggest that BuzzFlash begin styling headline references to Mr. Cheney as follows: "Un-indicted co-conspirator Dick Cheney said -- "
At the risk of stating the obvious, one might also say, "Un-indicted co-conspirator GW Bush -- " although perhaps for different reasons (like the crimes we hanged a lot of Germans for).
John F. Williford
Subject: CNN's Daryn Kagan Was Sleeping With Rush Limbaugh
I just read your excellent Maureen Farrell page about the possibility of the 2004 elections being called off, written in 2004. I noticed that Maureen Farrell writes that Daryn Kagan of CNN said on the air that, according to the White House, David Letterman falsified a film that showed a child acting funny while George Bush was speaking. Letterman correctly refuted this lie.
Did you know that until March or April of this year (2006), Daryn Kagan was sleeping with Rush Limbaugh? Yeah, she was his girlfriend! I don't know if this was true in 2004 when Ms. Farrell wrote this piece, but this fact, which I'm sure you can verify elsewhere on the internet, explains why the White House would choose her to spread disinformation.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Republican Assembly Disaster in Colo Springs
This past weekend Colo. held their state assemblies. As reported by the Sunday Denver Post, some at the republican assembly, held at Colo springs, didn't vote and walked out.
What happened is they have two candidates running for Governor, GOP Bob Beauprez and Mark Holtzman. Candidate Holtzman was worried Beauprez would fix the vote in his favor (now why would he think that?) so he had some voting rules changed for the state assembly. As reported by the Post, "Saturday's vote took 8 (eight) hours because new voting rules created a bottleneck as party officials scrambled to verify that delegates were entitled to a ballot." Many of the three thousand who attended did not vote and swore under their breath as they left. Beauprez won the vote with 73%. Holtzman didn't get enough votes to get on the Nov. ballot but swore to get enough signatures to get on the Nov. ballot and refuses to step down.
Mean time, at the Democratic assembly more than 4 thousand attended with many great candidates. As Bill Ritter, who is running for governor, came up to the stage we were all swaying to great music holding Bill Ritter for Governor signs, clapping our hands and meeting Democrats from around the state...It was awesome!
Is the republican party starting to fall apart? Not trusting one another because they know what their party is capable of doing to win elections? It's called "what goes around, comes around," you think? I do.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Why President Bush Can't Admit Global Warming Is Manmade
Because of the unforeseen consequences of doing so, that's why. Once he concedes that it's on account of our gas-guzzling SUVs that the polar bears are falling through the thinned-out arctic ice and drowning, and that we and our children are next in line, it'll be all over for him, his cronies and the system of greed and power for which they stand. He'll have admitted that the truth is the opposite of what he's been telling us. Dominoes, anyone?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Straw Polls
I'd like to make a suggestion for BF to consider doing:
How about a weekly "straw poll" where your readers could contribute suggestions for questions to ask.
This could be a regular feature with the question being posted on Monday, people could vote until the following Sunday, and the results of the previous week's poll published on Monday along with the new weekly question.
Here's a question I would love to see asked: Who do you trust more?
George Bush or Osama bin Laden?
Since a lot of people read BF, I think a weekly straw poll of questions from "We, the People" would be extremely informative and interesting.
We know it would generate a lot of interest in the world of grass roots political activism.
Thanks, BF, for all you do for us and for always being here for us.
Subject: Free Speech Zones
Politicians have always drawn controversy. Controversy is simply a part of politics because people will never totally agree on any given issue. Therefore, controversy is a matter of degree. With the "president," the degree of controversy is high.
Rather than having the "president" face the harsh reality of public disagreement during his public engagements, "free speech zones" were created so protesters can yell and scream and hold up their signs of dissenting views - all out of earshot of the "president," who happens to be the very person who should be hearing them.
Looking deeper, free speech zones suggest at least one thing: any place outside of the free speech zone is NOT a free speech zone. Outside the small area of free speech, you cannot speak your mind, you cannot say what you want, you cannot voice your opinion.
Let's call it like it really is:
1) Free speech "zones" are really free speech "prisons"
2) Anything outside of a free speech prison is no longer the United States since the United States guarantees freedom of speech in the Constitution.
Free speech zones are unconstitutional and illegal.
Subject: Hillary Running
Keep running! Run away from the positions and beliefs of Democrats. Run away from what is right for America. Run away from the Presidency. Run back to New York and hope that they don't see that you are not what we need in the Democratic Party or in the Senate.
Now more than ever, we need a person who will stand up and fight for our values, for our people and our Country! We do not need another Joe Lieberman, who is really a light Republican in Democratic clothing! We need someone who does what is right. Who is willing and able to stand up and state their positions, clearly and do everything to make it happen. Hillary is not the one.
Take a look at Barbara Boxer (D. CA). This is a person who has been in the Senate for a long time. This is someone who takes a stand and fights for it. This is a person who gets things done. Study her history.
Why would anyone support some person who half or more of the nation hates? Do you want to lose? Choose someone who has enough history to know them. Choose someone who has honor! Choose someone who works hard for Americans! Choose someone who can bring it on with the best of them.
Woman or man? I don't care, as long as they take strong positions and stick by them and can fight for them!
Choose wisely, Democrats. Our lives, country and the world depends on our choice. First, change the Congress. Take it back for all Americans. Vote!
Subject: Frist Is a Sick Puppy
Bill Frist is sick. Honestly. The story about his removing the beating heart of a dog and holding it in his hand nearly brought back my lunch.
Considering this story about Frist and the story about Dubya putting firecrackers in frogs' butts and blowing them up and I think the only thing that separates these freaks from Jeffrey Dahmer and other serial killers who got their start torturing animals is money.
PS: Is it normal to remove the heart of a living dog in medical school?
Subject: Calling them as I see them
The term "Jellocrats" is perfect. Kerry lost because he was Bush-Lite in the terror war. Millions would have preferred "The Un-Bush," but Dean never captured the center. The fact that there is now a military man heading the CIA, an oxymoron if I ever heard one, is evidence that the country as a whole believes there is some kind of legitimacy to the Iraq war and since we are in a time of war (though such a war was created by the administration), it is okay to have the CIA run by a general.
Everything is backwards. The "war in the Mideast" should have consisted of non-military CIA operatives covertly eliminating terrorists while closely watching Hussein who was under wraps before the invasion.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Ken and Jeffrey
Enron founder Kenneth Lay has been convicted of all six counts against him, including conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling has been convicted of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. Bush's "Kenny Boy" is Going to the Slammer.
MY BET IS THAT KENNY AND JEFFREY WILL RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL PARDONS BEFORE THE 08 ELECTIONS ARE OVER.......
Subject: Hastert's Outrage
Hastert is outraged that the FBI raided Congressional offices! Ha ha! What a laugh. He wants us to believe that he suddenly got religion about the proper separation of powers. Isn't it lovely when the chickens come home to roost? He didn't have a problem with the executive branch's police state push until he became a potential target! Self-serving P.O.S. Lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas, although he certainly doesn't need to borrow anyone else's fleas. He has plenty of his own, as the stories linked below will testify.
Perhaps, his real reason for being so "outraged" is fear that this information (see links below) will be investigated, or used for blackmail purposes. Very likely, the executive branch is sending a clear message that they have everyone by the balls. They're using counter-terrorism as an excuse to spy on reporters, congresspeople, business people, innocent citizens...everyone, and only a fool would believe it's justified or simply to catch terrorists.
There's a predictable pattern with this administration. They deny, deny, deny until someone leaks, then they say, "Oh yeah, that. But, that's ALL we're doing, nothing more!" Then someone leaks again that the lying and doing more than they claim. "Oh yeah, well, we might be doing that too, but THAT'S all we're doing!"
They claim they're just collecting phone RECORDS for traffic analysis and not recording or listening in to conversations of innocent americans making domestic calls. Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you. Anyone who believes what they say at this point is a complete and total fool beyond redemption.
When it was first leaked that the government was setting up huge databases of information on innocent americans (remember TIA), the public revolted, and the government claimed to have shut it down. But, they lied to quell the revolt. Big surprise there, folks! They just went underground with it, but stopped nothing.
They're gathering everything they can on everybody. They're using the NSA, FBI and other intelligence agencies as their own private dick to gather dirt on everyone, and it isn't simply for counter- terrorism. Its for political advantage. They're making sure that they can silence any critic or potential political threat to their police state apparatus, no matter from where it comes.
'An Inconvenient Patriot'
'9/11 testimony of 'Inconvenient Patriot' implicates Dennis Hastert, other top officials in al Qaeda-related bribery scandal' http://onlinejournal.org/Special_Reports/083105Mejia/083105mejia.html
'Did Speaker Hastert Accept Turkish Bribes to Deny Armenian Genocide and Approve Weapons Sales?' http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/10/1346254
'Hastert’s Turkish Allies Tied to Bin Laden' http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9775.htm
'Cracking the Case: An Interview With Sibel Edmonds' http://chapelhill.indymedia.org/news/2005/08/16053_comment.php
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: A Perspective of Just How Long Ago OBL Attacked Us
A caller from Washington State mentioned the following past timeline accomplishments to Randi Rhodes.
It puts in perspective, just what could get done since the United States was attacked on 9/11/2001 until today, and what had been accomplished in that same timeframe…
1) We could build the Golden Gate Bridge and then commute over it every day for three months.
2) We could dig a tunnel from England to France under water. That took about 1000 days to build.
3) We could defeat three countries in the Largest World War and have time to spare.
4) We could build the Empire State Building four times. It only took 460 days to build.
5) We could watch the creation of two elephants – which takes about 620 days from conception to birth.
6) We could witness the Lewis and Clark Expedition – twice. That took about 800 days to accomplish.
7) We could win the Super Bowl three times in non-consecutive years. The Cowboys and Patriots accomplished that feat.
8) We could leave Europe in a small wooden sailboat, discover the New World and then sail back to Europe seven times, as it took 224 days for Columbus to do this.
9) We could fly from Earth to Mars 8 times like the Spirit Mars Rover, which took 208 days to get there.
10) With Bush "In Command" since 9/11/2001, we CANNOT FIND Osama bin Laden in the same timeframe – with even with the most sophisticated equipment, hundreds of thousands of troops, spy satellites in space, stealth aircraft, night vision goggles, high powered rifles, missile launchers, etc.
Bush Takes Eyes Off Bin Laden with his “I Don’t Care About Him” Attitude
What About Bin Laden? (northjersey.com)
I hope Bush can explain his smirking, cavalier attitude he displays about OBL to the next large group of American families that see their loved ones killed by Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden! I hope Bush can explain to them why "he didn't give a damn about OBL"!
Or is Bush leaving this OBL mess up to the Next President - just like he is doing with the Iraq Quagmire?
Perhaps Cheney could help out, by giving Bush a few hints at what caves he would use for HIS “Undisclosed Location.”
Yup, George, "MISSION UN-ACCOMPLISHED"!
FOR NSA EYES ONLY:
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