The BuzzFlash Mailbag
January 25, 2002
Just got to thinking. Do you suppose there may be other fat cats due to benefit from Bush's stimulus package? Those who may not have paid taxes for a few years like Enron? Is it true that those little guys who didn't pay taxes didn't receive a $300/$600 package like those little guys who did pay taxes? Let me get this straight! If a fat cat, lets say Enron, hasn't paid taxes for four out of five years, it gets a tax refund of $$$,$$$,$$$. If a little guy, lets say me, if I didn't pay taxes, I get 0.. If I did pay taxes I get a refund of $$$. I'm confused. Makes me wonder if we ordinary tax payers are paying the "tax refunds" for Enron and other fat cats.
Maybe Bush just got tired and went to bed after he did his homework and figured out how much he would save if he made sure the little guy tax non-payers would get 0. He just didn't have time before bed time to finish his homework on the fat cat tax non- payers. Fat cats get tax refunds whether they pay taxes or not.. We keep being told "it is the tax payers money, they should get it back". WHOSE MONEY?
Re: WAXMAN TO THE WHITE HOUSE: PUT YOUR ENRON CARDS ON THE TABLE
Henry Waxman makes that wonderful statement, "I have no interest in repeating the pattern of ACCUSE FIRST AND INVESTIGATE LATER." Such as Republicans did during the Clinton Administration. WE NEED TO GET A LITTLE MANTRA GOING HERE EVERY TIME REPUBLICANS FALL INTO THEIR OLD ACCUSE SLOT-------ACCUSE FIRST AND INVESTIGATE LATER, ACCUSE FIRST AND INVESTIGATE LATER; it's always the same old chin music with them.
I think that the two planes that went down - the Ak 130 (?) and the recent Marine 'copter were brought down by enemy fire (probably Stinger missiles - supplied by Bush I) and not by "mechanical failure" as asserted by the Pentagon.
Any thoughts (or columns) on this?
I sent this to my local news (NBC 6 in Charlotte, NC) and the Houston Chronicle. Wanna take bets on when and if they follow up?
Bush sounds like the French captain in the movie "Casablanca," who happens onto the gamblers in Rick's Saloon for the hundredth time, and claims to be "shocked, shocked!"..."
[BuzzFlash Note: More than one reader has made the Casablanca connection.]
Does anyone have any idea who Judge Melinda F. Harmon is and what her affiliations are and who her supporters are or even how she arrived at her current position and if she has any affiliation with or loyalty to Enron or Enron's bought politicians?
Can not seem to find any biography, profile or anything else about her on the internet. Strange seeing as how she has been a Federal Southern District of Texas judge since 1989.
Note: Doing a Google search for "Melinda
F. Harmon" came up with one connection to Bush -- a student
of Texas A&M's Bush School of Law (that sends a shiver up our spine)
worked for her. Another Google search for +"Melinda
Harmon" +"Bush" turned up an interesting connection
-- Judge Harmon was the same judge that sent Vanessa
Leggett to jail back in July, 2001. Additionally, the Houston Press
mentions that she's a "Republican appointee" and "does
not like women to wear pants in court."]
I would like to know why John Walker is such a highlight for American news agencies? Why do I receive breaking news updates from CNN about his condition, location, etc. Doesn't this man seem to play an insignificant role in this whole ordeal? Can you answer, or FWD this to someone who can? Or at least post some articles, that can provide me with some more info. Thanks for your time.
Note: We think that since Bush hasn't caught anyone he promised he'd catch
-- bin Laden, Omar, the Anthrax sender -- he has to play up the people
he accidentally stumbled over.]
many veterans the Bush and Veterans Administrations has raised prescription
I am a 72 year old Korea war veteran and depend on medical care from the veterans hospital and I was notified of this on 1-14-02. I have to wonder how long it will be before this will apply to all veterans because I feel this is just a start.
One of my several prescriptions is for vitamin-e and these come in a bottle of 100 and here's the catch. A bottle of these vitamins would cost $7.00 at the veterans hospital but at Walmart you could buy exactly the same thing somewhere between $3.00 and $5.00. Look at the profit the government could make just by buying vitamins from Walmart and reselling them to the veterans.
I'm sending this to you just in case you didn't know about it because I have seen nothing of it in the news media reports. George W Bush was too much of a scared cat to go into the service and now he is very quietly trying to rip off the veterans who did serve in the wars. This man is not fit to be president and he is not handling this war like everyone thinks. The people in the background such as Rumsfeld are doing it for him and he is merely delivering the message.
Thank you for a wonderful article. You put into words the things I have been trying to say! I have forwarded this to all my true patriotic friends!
you catch the NBC show about the "Real West Wing" last night
(Wed, 23 Jan)?
I don't get it -- nobody mentions that bankrupting and eviscerating the federal government isn't an unfortunate consequence of the Republican plan, it *is* the plan, and has been since Reagan. Go ask David Stockman.
need to be reminded of this, over and over. It's not just a matter of
who is more "responsible," a better steward of the economy;
it's that one party wants to steal all the people's resources because
they want no check to corporate power.
7:00 a.m. on the west coast 1/24/02 and neither of our 2 C-Span channels are showing the Enron hearings live!
Since the Congress runs these entities and these guys can't get enough "face time" any other day of the week, one wonders who made the decision to show regular business instead of the Enron hearings. Did Enron somehow buy the "Silence of the C-Spans" from our fearful leaders???
En(ron)quiring Minds...Blah, blah, blah...
quote was taken from a speech Ross Perot made on September 9, 1996 in
a half-hour presentation on NBC-TV when he was running the second time
as a Reform Candidate. I don't have the web address I pulled it from months
ago, but maybe you can find another way to verify it.
And more on the idea of cutting taxes when we face a huge deficit...
M. E. Buccierri
I agree with the author 100%, the White House was stolen from the Democrats, and I worked my butt off to help Gore win. I think the Republicans are mostly a bunch of crooks, they had the audacity to pick on Clinton at every turn, and the media was behind them all the way, now that the scandal is in their corner, the coverage is almost non-existent. Gore should have been sworn in as the next President. As of the travesty in January, 2000, I don't have a President, I will not and do not accept, the smug, smirking Shrub, as my President. I change the channel whenever his smirking face appears.
Have you noticed how much more his wife has her face plastered all over the TV channels, and has even given some of his speeches for him. When Hillary opened her mouth to speak, there was always someone (from the Republican Party) there to shut it, and there, was a woman with the knowledge to know what she was talking about.
How can those too, prance around the way they do, as though they are living in the White House honestly, when they have really stolen the White House away from Al Gore, the Republicans won't get away with the crap they pulled in the last election, I'll work my fingers to the bone to see that they don't.
Another thing, if I can do anything about it, Jeb Bush will no longer be the Governor of Florida, that is the only way GW got into the White House. Move over Jeb Bush, here comes JANET RENO.
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