The BuzzFlash Mailbag
December 24, 2001
RE:commentary from Liz in Houston
Amen! I wish each and every democrat would grow a backbone asap! This is serious people. I have never in my life seen people in government so afraid to speak up. What in the hell is going on? Are all the "leaders of this country," holding every one of different politics hostage???
it is getting depressing to read of all the illegal, slimy things
these people are doing
Liz Shirley, St.Louis
Subj: Army of God/Anthrax letters
thought you'd like to see this - it's a link to pictures of the
Army of God letters regarding the bombings in Atlanta. Do they remind
you of any other letters?
GLORIA'S RIGHT ON TARGET, AS USUAL!
I read Gloria LaLumia's article, nodding my head as I read.
I, too, can no longer stand to watch fox, msnbc, etc., etc. I am so sick over what they have done to our democracy and the fact that we have no voice at all anymore, that I just refuse to watch it. I now watch nick-at-night and watch Archie Bunker and remember when Americans still had journalists, real news, and programs that made one think...instead of Rudy Giuliani and Laura Bush 24/7.
When it comes to the anthrax investigation there is Scott Shane of the Baltimore Sun and then there is everyone else. Check it out:
Subj: Just say 'Enron' to Social Security fix
Date: 12/23/01 8:00:22 AM Pacific Standard Time
Dear Mr. Sanders:
I agree with everything you said in your column.
With all the brain-dead reporters in the mainstream media wrapping themselves up in the flag of "patriotism," the republicans will continue to loot our treasury along with our constitutional rights and civil liberties. I had to turn off CNN when I heard Lou Dobbs trying to rationalize and justify Enron's despicable acts!
George Bush, Cheney, and the rest of their bunch, are connected at the hip and in the wallet with Ken Lay and Enron, but I fear we'll be hearing less and less about that.
It seems that the democrats also, are too timid to go there. I cannot put into words the OUTRAGE I feel at what is happening to this country!
Thank you for your courage in speaking the truth. I hope that many Americans are listening.
RE: American Airlines Flight 63
If "Richard" had been successful in igniting his foot bomb, and if the explosion had caused the plane to go down over the Atlantic, it's unlikely we would ever have known the cause. For this reason, the would-be bomber was probably acting on his own and not connected to any organized terrorist organization. What would be the point of committing such an act if no one could know you did it and no one would have need to fear your group?
[BuzzFlash Note: A life-threatening situation with unknown causes is a greater threat than one with a known cause. If you know what caused something, at least you can try and do something about it.]
Just came across this article. Now, please note, correspondents say that the agreement will prompt the construction of a pipeline linking Kazakh oil fields to western market via Turkey.
I read recently Turkey has taken our views on the need to "get" Sadam and will allow the US to occupy their country to fight Iraq if necessary. Turkey's sudden change of heart -- they finally saw the light and realized Sadam is evil or just a lucky coincidence? Don't think so..
It angered me to hear that an algebraic formula used in civil wrongful death cases was applied to the families in NYC, i.e., whatever your earning potential was that's what you get.
Tell that to the young men who had their brains blown out on the beaches of Normandy. They died for all. Just like the people in NYC died for all. Every family from the janitor to a CEO should have received a capped amount.
When Americans die their blood runs for all equally. We are all in this together; and we owe all the same tribute. The GOP is a sorry lot indeed.
<< For weeks, people have been asking why the Republicans choose to attack Tom Daschle rather than work in a bipartisan way to get things done. The Luntz memo shows once and for all that this is part of a concerted strategy to avoid a debate on the issues by engaging in the type of negative Washington politics that President Bush pledged to change during his campaign and throughout his Presidency. They're unfortunately using the politics of personal destruction to try to deflect people's attention from the real issue that divides Democrats and Republicans in Washington today: Should an economic stimulus plan should include temporary unemployment and health benefits for laid-off workers? Democrats say yes, Republicans say no. >>
- from Sen. Daschle's response, @Truthout.com
BRAVO! There had to be SOME sentient Dems. out there... Sen. Daschle's office v gop Attack Machine.
I have long wondered where those "best and brightest" Democratic aides and staffers disappeared to.... you know, the paid, professional lawyers, and analysts, and advisors who help Democratic Senators and Reps. at home and in Washington. The one's who look at GOP propaganda (which is usually the "mainstream" media's meat and potatoes) and have the TIME and RESOURCES to look up the facts and rebutt the propaganda.
Mr. Daschle's letter below is just what is needed to rebut the GOP "spin" and lie machine. And it is SO easy... simply look at the record, and rebutt the exaggerations, lies, or spin!
I mean, HOW ABSURD IS IT that blatantly partisan Bill O'Reilly can call his show a "NO SPIN ZONE" day after day, and say it with a straight face! It is even worse that the Bush admin. can push a (quotes!) "STIMULUS PACKAGE" that is nothing more than a huge tax give away for bush's largest, most profitable supporters and campaign contributors.
Sen. Daschle's office has finally responded to the obvious... the
relentless stream of GOP spin that, like Bill O'Reilly, will try
to make black seem white; a fiercely conservative partisan show
as a "no spin zone;" or (the daddy of them all) the FIERCELY
PARTISAN bush admin. as "A NEW, BIPARTISAN TONE IN WASHINGTON."
Subj: An Open Letter to Enron Employees
With all due respect, the people that brought George Bush to power are the people that did this to you folks.
What's been done to you was done to the nation last November.
I wonder if y'all have learned anything?
-- Peter Sinclair
Check this April 2001 Official White House web page out... scroll down to where it says,
"The President intends to nominate Thomas E. White to be Secretary of the Army. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Enron Energy Services. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Enron Operations Corporation and as Chairman and CEO of Enron Power Corporation since joining Enron in 1990."
........... I'll bet the Bush admin don't even realize this page is up..!!!!!!!
for Liz from Houston---I have been wandering when the Democrats
A BuzzFlash Reader
Re: A BUZZFLASH CONTRIBUTOR COMMENTARY: THE CLINTON RULES
I think all Democrats need to rent a copy of "All The President's Men" and watch it AGAIN to REFRESH their minds about just how corrupt Nixon and his Republican cronies were almost 30 years ago. Bush and his EVIL Republican cronies are still doing the same kinds of things today.
Does any Democrat remember that the Republicans had "Reputation Assassination Squads" way back in the 1970s that gave themselves the Name "Rat Fuc_ers" referring to the decent Democrats whose reputations they were trying to destroy and Democrats who they were manufacturing lies about????
Does any Democrat remember seeing Lucianne Goldberg on TV in recent years bragging about how she was a planted Republican SPY who rode on the George McGovern's campaign planes all around the country?????
Does any Democrat remember the gall that old corrupt John Mitchell had when he told one of the Washington Post reporters (who by the skin of their teeth and by the grace of GOD) uncovered the HUGE Republican WATERGATE SCANDAL to tell Katherine Graham who owned the Washington Post that she was going to get "her tit hung in the ringer" (his words---not mine) if she kept printing the truth about the VERY CORRUPT Republican Nixon Administration in her newspaper????
Does any Democrat remember how John Mitchell and his evil and corrupt Republican cronies actually kidnapped his own wife, Martha Mitchell, and held her hostage for a long time because she was talking too much to suit the EVIL Nixon Republican regime???? I remember hearing her on TV later saying those men who had held her hostage gave her injections of some kind, and she later came down with CANCER and died. Were those men who held Martha Mitchell hostage against her will renegade FBI and CIA Agents????
Does any Democrat remember that we learned during the Republican Nixon Watergate Scandal that both the CIA and FBI were apparently working with the Republicans in the Watergate Scandal???? Was the CIA and FBI both working with the corrupt Ronald Reagan Republican Administration during Iran-Contra???? Are some Republican renegade FBI and CIA Agents working now with the corrupt Bush Administration trying to cover up who actually has been trying to kill Democratic Senators and other Democrats with ANTHRAX????
Does any Democrat remember that Nixon and his evil cronies apparently tried to set JOHN DEAN up for the fall of the Nixon Administration during the Watergate Scandal????
Does any Democrat remember how the Republicans harassed the Clinton's and the Clinton Administration with outright lies for 8 whole years?????
What is wrong with our Democrat elected representatives in Washington that they appear to be too afraid to stand up to the EVIL, CORRUPT REPUBLICANS who are trying to destroy Democrats, one and ALL, and appear to be too afraid to call them on the carpet about all of their outright lies, character assassinations, and their attempt to destroy our country and push it back into the DARK AGES???
We Democrats desperately need to set up a "War Room" just like President Clinton had to try to give the Republicans a low blow right back every time the Corrupt Republicans give the Democrats a low blow.
God Help the Democrats if we do not have the back bone to fight back.
CAH---A REAL Texan who is a Democrat
Remarks by the President
Subj: Barbara Olson's book contains urban legend
I just completed a review for the Amazon web site of The Final Days by the late Barbara Olson. On pg. 29 of The Final Days, Olson passed on as truth an urban legend: “Some even noticed that when Clinton was President, Marine guards failed to execute a right face to stand facing his back as he walked away. The Marines somehow relearned this maneuver on January 20, 2001, when the new Commander-in-Chief, President George W. Bush, took office.” This petty smear of President Clinton, debunked by several urban legends web sites such as snopes.com and urbanlegends.com, is especially pernicious because it besmirched the professionalism of the Marine guards, who have no dog in the fight. No big surprise: Olson once referred to President Clinton’s mother, who to the best of my knowledge never wronged anyone, as “a barfly who gets used by men.”
FINALLY! Hooray! A Dem. steps up to the podium, and calls the WP out for being liars....
Instead of linking this article as "Prisoners of the Senate," Buzz could mention: "Dem Congressman Calls the Washington Post to task for Biased Editorial."
By now, the WP and NYT have gotten away with outright lying articles and editorials for so long, that Dems should take a tip from Pres. Reagan: "Don't get mad, just LAUGH! at your opponents."
Every time the NYT or WP gets caught lying again, they should make "the liar's Hall of Fame." Saying that Sen. Daschle scuttled the insurance bill, when in fact it was a last minute rider tacked on by the GOP leadership, counts as outright lying to this reader!
Just so you know -- MY Congressman, Henry Waxman is kicking ass! He's on the Enron deal. He's not sitting back and give the Republicans free reign, nor has he ever. I called his office and told them that I wanted to launch an Internet campaign contribution program for him, and they told me that he was OK for right now. Can you believe it? This guy is a Saint and deserves major credit for all his dragon slaying in Congress.
Subj: Barf Alert Roundup
Subj: Limbaugh Hired by the White House?
Ariliarpantsonfire on the reason a major part of the bin Laden transcript was omitted:
"Any missing words from the transcript released December 13 are "a function of interpreting and translating tapes that are in many places hard to hear," Fleischer told reporters.)
Just who the hell did their translating? Rush Limbaugh?
Does Ari mean to suggest that ABC has access to better technology and translators than the all powerful White House, Pentagon and Homeland Security? Yeah, right! If so, we're really in a world of manure.
This has got to be the biggest load of BS to come pouring out of Ari's mouth since his lies about the White House and Air Force One being targets on Sept 11, or as I refer to it, "Operation Erase the Yellow Streak."
Some thoughts from the Founding Fathers - did they anticipate the Bush administration and its assaults on our cherished liberties? Abraham Lincoln thought so (see the last paragraph).
free-born people are not required to submit to tyranny!"
Administration has totally lost all sense and feeling of morality
[and is] governed by passion, cruelty and revenge."
stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they
have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at
the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know
not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty,
or give me death!"
ye that love mankind! Ye that dare to oppose not only the tyranny
but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun
with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted around the globe. O! Receive
the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind!"
hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;
that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine
patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country;
but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and
have sworn, upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every
form of tyranny over the mind of man."
And finally, Abraham Lincoln. Of the Founding Fathers, Lincoln, on August 17, 1858, said:
"Wise statesmen as they were, they knew the tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants, and so they established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity might look up again to the Declaration of Independence ... so that truth, and justice, and mercy, and all the humane and Christian virtues might not be extinguished from the land."
Here is some Spam that I received from Katherine Harris! Just thought you guys would like it!
P.S. I have no clue how I got it considering I am a registered Democrat!
- Storm Cestavani
[BuzzFlash Note: Formatting the Harris email nearly caused BuzzFlash to involuntarily discharge the contents of our stomach. Instead of selling the country on bipartisanship, the Democrats should offer bicarbonate.]
otherwise noted, all original