The BuzzFlash Mailbag
February 6, 2002
I thought I was the only person who heard this - and was greatly offended - am so glad you picked up on it. Let's see how long other sites/newspapers take to mention this. I'm surprised Drudge didn't have this on his site.
Thank you for doing such a good job of getting all this good "stuff" to us.
Regards, Natalie Rothschild, San Mateo, CA
[BuzzFlash Note: Thanks should go to all the BuzzFlash Readers who help us find some of these pieces.]
My Dear Buzzflash,
is an article I stumbled across in my archives. It is ominous. In retrospect,
my question is: "Was Enron doing more for bush than bush was doing
for Enron?" I have said that the goal of conservative republicans
is to eviscerate all public programs, including social security, water
supplies and public education. This article is a great reference for such
a hypothesis. Privatizing these programs and deregulating them would create
ISSUE LIBRARY: WTO
Washington's Number One Behind-the-Scenes GATS Negotiator
Heavy Hitters in GATS Talks
what do Enron Corporation and the General Agreement on Trade in Services
(GATS) have in common? After all, Enron is primarily a giant energy corporation
specializing in everything from natural gas pipelines to electricity.
And the GATS is a new body of rules at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
which is designed to liberalize cross border
Sooner or later even the Repugs are going to find that supporting Bush and his policies reflect on them! All those people who support and praise Bush begin to look just like him. Questionable intellect, rash decisions, arrogant attitude, duck and run in times of crisis, stealing elections without regard, and believing one self to be the savior, are not qualities of the underestimated, and those who support this behavior will find it "rubs off"!
Andrew Milner on your thoughtful article on the words of the man who has
made my life a living hell. The one and only, Wm.bennett, the man who
was ejected from a non-smoking section of a cafe in wherever, he was threatened
or else! He supposedly, is a chain smoker and would not put out his cigarette
(is that not funny??) Anyway, it would not
Starting with these two statements from Bush:
people can't stand free people."
One may conclude...
Thank you for helping to keep my sane.
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
I was watching a rerun on the Senate Foreign Relations committee budget hearings starring Colin Powell this morning, and something very interesting occurred.
Chairman Biden relayed this little tidbit of information to Powell and asked him to comment. He said that he had a discussion with either a Russian official or someone associated with the Russian Government about Iraq when he was in New York at the World Economic Forum.
This person, who he did not name, said that Lukoil, the huge Russian Oil conglomerate, had between 20-40 billion dollars in potential oil field contracts in the <ahem> pipeline with the present Iraqi regime, and that this is one reason the Russians are dragging their butts in helping us with Iraq.
Biden ALSO said that this person told him that the Russians think Dubyah, being an oil-patch guy, is going to abrogate THEIR contracts and give all that oil to AMERICAN oil companies.
Powell admitted that this was a specific factor in the Russian's reluctance to help out with Iraq, and said that we have started to alleviate their concerns. <wink>.
There you have it...proof that Dubyah's idiot energy policy, and ties with folks like Enron are massively hurting our war on Terra!
Subj: Anne Coulter: Insane, Homicidal wacko!
"When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors."
- Ann Coulter, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, on February 2, 2002.
This woman needs to be put into a padded cell.
- 452R - I Ver
With all of the things the Arizona legislature should be doing on behalf of our security or trying to balance our budget-the Gov has announced a rollback of the increase in wages for the state employees, we have Farnsworth trying to pass a bill that would put "In God We Trust" in each classroom, school auditorium, and each school cafeteria. This, for one thing, will not be cheap, to make and install thousands of signs, but it is the onslaught of religion in the schools-this is step one.
Notice it has posting speeches of the presidents. Wonder who that would be....
I'm not sure if this quote was included in other articles--I may have missed it--but, just in case:
"...Clinton took him to task for that at Tuesday's hearing.
"Do you speak for the president when you call New York's request for emergency disaster aid 'a money-grubbing game?"' Clinton asked..."
For all their demagoguery and hyperbolic rhetoric, Conservatives' are increasingly seeing themselves limited to 2 lines of defense:
The "Clinton did it first (too)" line (Enron, and the like)
But in their single mindedness they fail to recognize the two logical corollaries... That either Bush is as bad as they claimed Clinton to be or Clinton was as good as they claim Bush to be....
In response to your link to the Democratic survey, which seemed negative to Dems, I think we can all take heart from some recent polls regarding Americans' preference for who controls Congress. The first poll in this link clearly favors Dems. The rest either favor Dems or are neck and neck with Repubs.
After watching Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is THE single biggest Enron beneficiary in the US Senate, and her Holier Than Thou performance, warning the committee that they should resist looking backward and only look forward, or some such nonsense, I sent her this email:
A Buzzflash writer suggested that we call and support Sen. Hollings of South Carolina ( for his courageous statements about Enron) ......he can also be reached by e-mail at his web-site. Let's call and write!
loved the article "All war all the time" which really dealt
with Bush's flower-ry religious language (we never heard him talk like
this in Texas--he was too busy trying to pretend he had a Texas accent
here). Anyway, I would love for your guys to do an interview with a famous
linguist somewhere who could discuss his language, the pauses, the wording,
the playing of doubles and opposites throughout his speeches, the sing-song
type generalizations he constantly uses, and of course the vague untruths.
It is so bizarre, but
Subj: Kenny Boy is Missing?
I'm in Los Angeles -- I'd look for a white Bronco driving up the 405 toward Brentwood!!!!
Last year, Bush got his $1.3 TRILLION ten-year, tax-cut-for-the-rich.
And now he wants an additional $590 billion in tax-cuts-for-the-rich over the next 10 years.
Where is the money going to come from?
Bush will siphon more than two TRILLION dollars out of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds over the same ten-year period.
It's a new Deposit Scheme: We put the money in. The Rich take the money OUT!!
The Bush Bank motto: "You deposit. We withdraw!"
A Loyal BuzzFlash Admirer
In his article Bill Bennett stated "the era of if it feels good, then do it is over." Mr. Bennett should look within to begin the end--a diet and stop smoking program would be a good beginning. It's amazing to me how one man's vices are all right for him while another's is blasphemy! This man in my opinion is a joke representing moral values! He is mean spirited and scandal mongering as are so many of his GOP colleagues, also in my opinion.
This is a favorite my new boss told the group upon his arrival:
A new CEO gets a gift of two envelopes from the exiting CEO. The exiting CEO says, if things get bad open the first envelope, later when things get worse, open the second envelope...Good Luck.
The new CEO is trucking right along and comes across a problem. He remembers the advice of the previous CEO and opens the first envelope. The envelope's contents was a brief note: Blame everything on me. So the new CEO blames everything on the his successor. It works and the new CEO goes merrily along.
Time goes by and he gets into another tight and remembers he has a second envelope. The new CEO opens the second envelope to get this wise advice and the note reads: Make two envelopes....
The moral of the story: Figure out your job and take responsibility. Blaming others will hold you but it won't keep you.
I am absolutely tired of Bush, Inc. Two years after the fact and he is still blaming President Clinton. I just feel the nation has now realized they have been duped and will respond to Bush, Inc. accordingly.
Subj: YOU SHOULD BE SCREAMING FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
I sent the following email to all senators and congressman and suggest your readers should also make their feelings known: (I didn't bother with Phil Gramm, Tom DeLay, Dick Armey, Trent Lott, J.C. Watts, etc.)
do a great job - one thing that identifies an American - is that he is
not a puppet.
Sam and Tea
There are some really ugly customer reviews of _Fortnate Son_ up at the Amazon.com site. (Maybe at Barnes and Noble, too.) The "reviewers" think that Hatfield's suicide is funny or proves that he was consumed by guilt. Take a look.
[BuzzFlash Note: If there are BuzzFlash readers out there who've read the book, please make a point to post your opinion (Click here). If there's one thing we've taken from reading it, it's how vindictive Dubya can be and how beholden he is to the Bush family's connections. It's a frightening read of a man with no moral compass and selective ethics. He is the perfect poster child for the GOP -- personal attacks are fine if they're made on everyone but his family.]
this be? I am defending this creep? In regards to his stunt of showing
the "BIAS" book. GW truly is dense, he thought he was about
to read "BOAS". He thought it was a book of snakes, he seems
to be most comfortable surrounding himself with snakes, especially Boas.
His policies have certainly squeezed the life out of our thriving economy.
Funny, the additional defense spending Bush is now proposing in response to the war is similar to the increase Rumsfield was asking for before the war.
This article was published in April of last year:
the NY Post article to which you linked (OLYMPIC ‘SNIPER' SCARE,
I realize I'm not a security expert, a domestic terrorist expert, not even a foreign terrorist expert, but what on earth are "90 additional [INS] officers" going to do to help secure the Olympic games?
Call me naive. (Or call the Ashcroft Justice [sic] Department sneaky, underhanded, conniving, illegitimate, etc.) This stinks, like everything else that comes out of Justice.
on CNN, FauxNews and MSNBC, U.S. Senators said, "Dick Cheney receive
marching orders from Ken Lay" and "I did not have political
relations with that man, Mr. Lay." I wonder why this didn't make
any of the evening news shows that I had watched, and I checked in on
Alaska North Slope producers will meet with US officials and pipeline companies Feb. 4 in Washington to review regulatory obstacles that could delay or postpone a proposed arctic gas pipeline, according to industry and government officials.
is unclear who will represent the Bush administration, industry sources
said, although the White House has several high-level policy analysts
with extensive knowledge of the issue. Vice-Pres. Dick Cheney's top energy
policy aide Andrew Lundquist is the former chief of staff to Sen. Frank
Murkowski (R-Alas.), the lawmaker who organized the meeting last December
(OGJ Online, Dec. 13, 2001).
otherwise noted, all original