June 16, 2006
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Subject: Americans Have Lost Their Damn Minds!
It's utterly astonishing that the American people were more outraged at Janet Jackson's breast being shown, than they were about the dead, bloated, gruesome face of Al Zarqawi's being splashed across the screen without warning.
I was waiting for someone to take some of Al Zarqawi's blood and smear it on the face of Rummy...you know, how the British celebrate the killing of a fox during a hunt.
The macabre mob on Faux News went so far as to describe all of his injuries in great detail...which wasn't necessary. It reminded me of the scene on the bridge when some of the Iraqis killed and strung up the corpses of contractors on the bridge. I believe when you've become what you're fighting against, the enemy has won.
Subject Freedom of Expression
If the illegal occupant of the White House can speak of the Constitution of the United States as nothing but a G--D--- piece of paper, what's wrong with flag burning?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Don't Give in To Despair
While it's important to vent our feelings and fears about what is going on in our world today, it's equally important to keep our optimism, sense of humor, and fighting spirit alive. Too much wailing only leads to apathy and paralysis, and gives the impression of weakness to our oppressors. So get mad, get even, and have some laughs whenever possible. And don't look for results in the mainstream media. That's not where this revolution is happening.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: are taxpayers paying karl rove's salary in white house to organize republican elections in '06?
why am i paying his salary?
Subject: Democrats Need To Keep Mentioning Iraq
So the Dems have a 'new direction' they'd like to take us all in, but, one big problem, they DON'T even mention Iraq at all! Major screw up there people. Iraq is on everyone's mind, AS WELL IT SHOULD BE! The failure(s) of Bush's Iraq war is / are legion, and they all need to be mentioned constantly. Look, let's call a spade a spade here. If you screwed up and voted for Bush's war in Iraq, merely say so, as John Edwards has. All of you Dems MUST own up to your own screw-ups and then get beyond them, lest we wait for you all to really screw up again, and this time we get stuck with Jeb Bush or some other right-wing mutant in the White House. Ms. Pelosi and Mr.Reid, PUH-LEASE get your acts together and mention IRAQ-IRAQ-IRAQ! (IT WORKED FOR GWB WITH HIS CONSTANT MENTIONNG OF 9-11 AND IRAQ, NOW TURN IT AROUND AND USE THAT AGAINST GWB AND HIS LOYAL SUPPORTERS).Remember folks, our fine (and too few) U.S. troops are still stuck in Iraq fighting and dying each day for what? They need us to really 'support them', and get them the hell out of there! Semper Fi!
Dwight Thomas Powers
Subject: Time To Continue My Rants!
Well I have a few rants that I just can't keep inside any longer.
The first one is our "dear leader" dumbya trying to be a comic, and making fun of a guy with a disability. I love watching CNN and the rest playing catch up with The Daily Show on this one. This speaks volumes of the so-called "news" networks. This was like dick shooting the old guy and laughing at what a freekin wuss he is for falling down and bleeding. Dumbya is such a dic***head. He just couldn't be presidential even if he won an election.
Second one: Rover, we all know he did it, we all know he lied, we all know he is a total scumbag. I know that the busheviks were doing some serious CYA (cover your azz) on this one. Dumbya knew when it all started who was in on the Plame game, and he lied to us and said something like he would fire anyone that leaked the info. Yes, CONs, he LIED, just like Clinton, but this time the pants were up and it only involved national security. That being said I know the CONs will claim that since the pee-pee wasn't involved it is "ok" to lie. BUSH-it!
Third one: Seems that not only are the criminals in DC wanting to spy on us illegally, they are willing to sue to do this. Go ahead, take it to the supreme court, a snowball in hell has a better chance than anyone trying to get the SC to disagree with dumbya and co.
Fourth one: Today the myopic self-serving Representatives voted themselves a $3,000 raise. The latest in how many? All the while giving the go ahead [in committee] to raising the minimum wage from some $5.25 an hour to $7.25. That amounts to a whopping $4,160 annually if you get to work 40 hours weekly. Sounds better than the former until you look at the annual salary of the guys that just gave themselves a raise. They make $165,000 a year. Compared to the minimum wage earner of $10,920. And by the way, which of the two are paying the most income taxes? You-Guessed-her-chester.
Fifth: They are auditing FEMA and the Katrina spending. Wow, these poor folks that lost everything bought a little porn and a few sparklies. BFD (big Fu***in deal)! Let's start auditing the bozos in DC and see where all the money is going to the halliburton no-bid contracts. Let's start looking at the $385 million no-bid contract for the domestic concentration camps here in the U.S. Who is going to occupy these places? You guessed it, the "new Jews." Are you one of them?
And finally: Don't you think it is hypocritical of dumbya to say that Gitmo houses some of the most dangerous people? If they are so freekin dangerous, then charge them. You know why they can't? You-guessed-her-chester again, because the military may have to admit war crimes.
Had enough yet? I have. I am doing everything in my power to eliminate all the crooks elected and selected. I am also in favor of dumping any Democrat that enables these freaks.
Speak out, speak often, speak loudly. It is the only way to overpower the loudmouth CON-servatives!
(Ever notice that it is always the CON-servative guest that interrupts, shows no respect and talks over other people on the "news"?)
K J Lovell
Subject: War on Terror Called Failure: Bushevik Diplomatic Efforts Rated 1.8 out of 10
Totalitarianism is a governmental system where all possibilities are logical. Every new event--e.g. the enactment of the Patriot Act, warrantless wiretapping, torture prisons, or the continuous violence and senseless death in a preemptive war--only serves to provide evidence for the validity of its policies and actions. If we are not attacked, then the policy is working. If we are attacked the policy is necessary. Whatever events that occur as a result of acting in line with the ideology is proven true. In other words, the ideology spins reality to "logically" prove its own truth. See Bush's Totalitarian Logic, Lissa Skitolsy; The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hanna Arendt; State of War, James Risen.
Place me with the conspiracy theorists. There is no "War on Terrorism," only a War on Freedom in the guise of a "War on Terrorism." No doubt another 9/11 is coming, with the implicit understanding that whatever the outcome, it will be used to "logically" justify the resultant government reactive policy.
For example, Bush's order to supercede the courts and Congress is justified with reference to facts that emerged as a result of acting on those policies. Yet the ubiquitous invocation of "national security" to pursue every avenue of extra-legal measures has nothing to do with the self-preservation of the populace, as the government's reaction to Katrina showed. Yet the MSM has successfully deceived half the populace into believing that suspension of civil liberties indefinitely will avoid an unexpected attack. Yet the fear (and reality made real by violent government terrorist policies) of an attack has been made more "expected" and feasible than ever before in order to further entrench government totalitarianism.
When we allowed Scalia & friends to usurp the Constitution on 12/12/00 and conceded Alfred E. Neuman as "president," we became vicarious supporters of that usurpation and exchanged our beloved open, liberal democracy of America for a "secure" Oceania.
Subject: Net Neutrality-A Proposal
Since pundits for COPE and many internet gurus have this brilliant capacity for analogies of the Internet to the Interstate Highways and other byways that inter-net across this country, I propose that we carry this analogy to its logical conclusion.
I propose that we implement the same rules and regulations for the internet contained in COPE -- to the highways!
Is this not brilliant, too?
Think about it. Instead of information being sent across the electronic superhighways, we just substitute merchandise, body-parts, medicines, food, etc., being sent over actual, existing, highways.
All trucking companies, delivery companies, taxi cab companies, government and military vehicles, hospital vehicles, buses, emergency vehicles, business vehicles and privately owned vehicles would be charged to use all local, state and interstate roads, and new additional "premium" roads. Categories would be neighborhood, thoroughfares, highways, interstate and any new "Premium Roads." Identification chips will be inserted into all existing and new vehicles with 'readers' at the entrance to all streets or roads. This will track vehicles and what streets they use so that they can be charged accordingly. Charged how? By how much they are willing to pay for each tier of roads. This being, of course, in addition to taxes, licenses and vehicle inspection fees already being paid.
"Premium roads" would be built by the local and state governments alongside existing roads. They would have very few signs to facilitate 'express' transit, except where roads are under construction or are being 'improved,' and with only occasional crossovers and use of sections of unimproved highways for connections to other "Premium roads." This will result in adjustments to their charges.
Naturally, if a vehicle operator doesn't want to pay the extra for 'premium service roads,' they can use old country roads, state highways, and unimproved city streets, you know, the ones with pot-holes and the washboard re-paves. They can use these streets/roads for their "must-have-it-tomorrow" deliveries or for tractor-trailers or emergency vehicles (medical, fire and police) as well. Discrimination being ascertained only by what they are willing to pay for the premium roads. It should go without saying that they can pass along any additional costs to their customers.
And, under no circumstance are the local or state governments allowed to let non-premium roads fall into disrepair!
So, not wanting to or not being able to pay for use of the "premium" byways, and finding the non-premium roads slowing down the ambulance drive to the emergency room unprofitable, all vehicle owners will be schooled in the proper use of airplanes!
Subject: Rep Kucinich on Washington Journal
Wow. Rep. Dennis Kucinich was actually allowed to speak for several minutes on Washington Journal this morning.
He made the remarks about how 'we were lied into this war'...
... I wish he would have added:
... and we all know how much the Republicans hate having a president lie to the country!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: It's the Internet, Ladies and Gentlemen
The instrument by which we the people change the world, that is. This assumes, of course, that for such a change to take place, there needs to be a critical mass of people who are in favor of it. If so, what's the percentage of us Americans who have to be involved in the movement for change before said critical mass is attained? A higher percentage than are on the Internet today? That's doubtful, based upon previous earth-shaking political movements. For example, by most accounts a much smaller percentage of France's population was involved in the French Revolution. Same goes for Russians participating in the Bolshevik Revolution, let alone the percentage of us who fought in our original Revolution. Not surprising, this, being that communication technologies in those historical moments couldn't reach into almost every household, as the Internet does today.
So what'll it take? Well, if the time is right, what it'll take is the right Internet message delivered to that critical mass of people, whatever the exact percentage that this turns out to be. Ready everyone?
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Ain't This Special?
I've just recently started watching "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." They're really quite entertaining, and usually informative enough to warrant taking a look-see.
Imagine my surprise last night when I was watching a segment, and guess who showed up as the Congressperson they interviewed? Our old buddy Trent Lott.
Is this a sign that all is forgiven with Trent's transgressions of a few years ago? Are the republicans that bad off at this point that they think they can safely trot Trent out again to "speak" for them?
Stop the spin-machine -- I need to get off. I'm ready to upchuck yet again.
Subject: Flag-Burning Amendment
This morning I received an email informing me that this week the Senate will be voting on the flag-burning amendment. I live in NY.
First, I called the DC office of Senator Schumer and was told that he hadn't yet issued a public statement. Which, of course, means that he's waiting to see which way the wind blows. Never mind that we are talking about protecting free speech. OH NO......So, I left my statement about supporting freedom of speech and asked that he vote against this amendment.
Then, I called the DC office of Senator Clinton. I called a few times and each time the answering machine left me waiting interminable minutes. So, I hung up and called the local office where I was told that Senator Clinton is a sponsor of this amendment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am OUTRAGED!!!!!!!!!!! Senator Clinton has done so many things to alienate me as a voter that I no longer have any respect for her. I gave the clerk a piece of my mind and told her that under NO circumstances would I ever again vote for Hillary Clinton. I wouldn't vote for her for dog catcher!!!!!!!!!!!
Then I called the office my local Democratic Party and told them about Hillary's stand on this issue. My impression was that they were unaware of this. I further told them that I changed my registration last year FROM Democrat to NOTHING - until last year I was a lifelong Democrat. I further told them they could forget about EVER getting any more of my votes for Democrats.
I am FED UP TO THE TEETH with these useless do-nothing idiotic Democrats. Anyone who votes for them has to be out of their minds! It is 3rd party or no party for me from here on out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Yet Another Dog and Pony Show
Whether it’s the debate on the House about Iraq, the bills passed with much ado in the Rose Garden, then the sneaky use of Bush’s signing statements giving power for him to DISOBEY the bill, or the killing of al-Zarqawi representing only 5% of the insurgency, it's ONE BIG ROVIAN DOG AND PONY SHOW!!! No matter how united Bush and the corrupt Republicans are, the many lies that got us into an illegitimate war and all their rhetoric since, cannot lend one iota to a foundation based on falsehoods! We cannot discount or forget about the lack of checks, balances, and the refusal of this Administration to be honest with the American people, despite the media’s falling all over themselves fawning over Bush’s warmed over B.S.
So let the mongrels bark all they want - these dogs can’t and don’t hunt!!!
Subject: Armed Madhouse
RE...GREG PALAST´S KEEPING IRAQIS´ OIL IN THE GROUND, AND VARIOUS COMMENTS
While I do not doubt for one minute that Mr. Palast has presented a true picture of one detail of history and his stated reasons for what has taken place since the present gang took the leadership of our country, we can get overwhelmed by detailed minutiae of the procedure of carrying out plans and programs. The Dulles boys and their cronies planned how the US corporation was to control the raw materials of the world, then Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Jeb,the literate Bush, and their cronies reinvented the wheel with their plan for a new century of overt control....and forget what is really important...THE PLAN. Keeping in mind that the Dulles, Cheneys and Rumsfelds of this world are sociopathic and convinced that they have the only truth. Yes, I believe they believe what they do is right, not in any moral sense because morality plays no part in their thinking, and any furtherance of their plan is justified.
This does not say that they and their plan are not evil, like the incarnation of evil in our myths...and are willing to destroy anything or anyone, indeed, whole populations of anyones, to further their aims, so comparisons with Hitler, Genghis Khan, Tammerlane, or Alexander, while correct, serve no purpose, as most US citizens under the age of 40 do not know what you are talking about. To concern yourself with who betrayed who, when collaborations took place among the various players, etc., etc., is to get bogged down with looking at someone's crotch, or discussing how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
As for waiting for the Democrats to seriously address the problems we seem to have wrought for ourselves, we must remember, they have been purchased by the same corporate structure that owns the Republicans. Clinton was every bit as destructive as this administration, just not as objectionable a personality as the present Spokesperson. If you want proof of what the writer says, look up his footnotes or history line.
FORESTS AND TREES, FOLKS.
Subject: On C-Span
Was trying to watch the dog-and-pony show (aka: the 'debate') and across the bottom, on C-Span!!...was:
The Pentagon gave handbooks to the House to use for talking points during this 'debate'.
A BuzzFlash Reader
Subject: Dan Rather running out of time at CBS (Washington Post)
Wow! Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper! Congratulations to ... Us, the American people! We truly are the winners here.
Sure looks like CBS will be continuing that old, hard-hitting journalistic tradition of 60 Minutes!
Imagine, along with me, the titles of some of the “in-the-trenches” stories they will be pounding on for you and me:
Polygamy in the Military
Polygamy, Not Just for Breakfast Anymore
Where In The World Is...Polygamy?
Gay Marriage: An In-Depth Probe
Runaway Bride: Long-Lost Daughter of Marty Feldman?
Polygamy Vacation Spots
Why Do Liberals Hate America? (special guest: Rush Limbaugh)
The Liberal Problem: Final Solution (special guest: Ann Coulter)
Haven’t Mentioned Polygamy In Two Weeks
Illegal Aliens: How To Protect You And Your Family (multi-part series)
The Gay Problem: Final Solution (special guest: Anita Bryant)
It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay World
Gay Americans: How To Protect You And Your Family (multi-part series)
Who Speaks For The Heterosexual Minority?
Liberals: How To Protect You And Your Family (multi-part series)
Canada: Friendly Neighbor, or Threat From the North?
Why Being Wrong About Everything Is A-OK, If You Have “Conviction” (special interview with President George W. Bush)
Spousal Abuse: Pre-emptive Strike Theory (special guest: John Fund)
Too Stressed Out, America? (multi-part series showcasing America’s greatest new casinos with special guest: William Bennett)
Greenland: Friendly Neighbor, or Threat From the North?
I welcome other submissions...
John L. Johnson
Subject: MSM Blind To Bush Use of the Old Lie of 'Domino Theory'
Republicans are running on nothing but the old, tired, discredited 'Domino theory.'
And yet, the MSM doesn't even seem to recognize that the Repuglican strategy on Iraq has morphed into nothing but a new form of the tired old lie of 'domino theory' -- now claiming that countries will fall 'like dominos' as terrorism spreads automatically, just like communism was supposed to do. One can easily see by simply examining what Rove said in NH, what Bush said yesterday, and what the Republican Congress is saying today, that their entire campaign illogic and 'strategery' is to try to revive the totally discredited 1960's scare tactic of 'domino theory' which got us in the Vietnam War and was responsible for the worst foreign policy disaster in US history -- until Bush's attempt to reuse the domino theory not against 'communism' -- but now against 'terrorism.'
The domino theory was DOA in the 1960s relating to communism and it is just as DOA in 2003-6 when used as a scare tactic against 'terrorism.'
Old, bogus, lying tricks don't work -- and the American people may be stupid, but they remember LBJ and McNamara and all the BSers using 'domino theory' to scare them that the boogeyman of communism was going to take over one country after the other if we didn't sacrifice 58 thousand kids in Vietnam.
The kids died. Millions of Vietnamese civilians died. And guess what? No dominos of communist takeovers came out of the US blunders and slaughter of Vietnam.
No sale Bush.
No sale Karl.
No dominos, guys.
Take a friggin hike.
And before you take that hike, why don't you put those new 'terrorist' dominos where the sun don't shine?
Even people in Kansas aren't stupid enough to believe the old 'domino theory' lie again!!!
This is the domino theory Bull**it that Bush and the Repuglicans are trying again:
Yeah, first Iraq will fall to international 'terrorism' and then the dominos will fall and all other countries will fall like dominos -- give me a friggin break.
This lie was tried with communism, which was a hell of a lot stronger than 'terrorism' and had nuclear weapons -- and not a single friggin domino fell.
End of domino theory BS.
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