The BuzzFlash Mailbag
March 22, 2002
So-let's get the facts-
The republicans spent, using our tax dollars, 70 million to run down a president (basically democratic) (and nothing was proved) so we the democrats would look so bad that nobody in their right mind would vote for Gore-but then-they were so organized they knew they needed Florida and they went out and got that too-and now everybody is sitting around going how'd they do that-think about it-look at their plan of attack-they have nothing but right wing assholes on the radio on the TV and we're sitting around going what happened-I'm gonna tell ya-they beat ya(us)-they slammed ya-they outfoxed ya-and you have nobody to blame but ourselves-WHERE'S OUR NEWS OUTLET-WHERE'S OUR TV-WHERE'S OUR RADIO-where's our money?? There has to be somebody out there with some money so we can get airspace-if this cause doesn't get some money, and I'm talking big time money, to advance this readership and this voting age group-I've given to BuzzFlash but I would rather give my time and money to a forceful media blitz backed by people who aren't afraid to be loyal Americans against this Nazi influx of hatred against the cause of the everyday citizen-Where's our backing-What can we do-Bill Moyers and PBS are going to be wiped out because congress controls the flagship-does anybody have a plan of attack?? Where can we send our money to to set up a radio station a - TV station - a working force for our ideals and our loved ones-ANYBODY GOT ANY IDEAS????
Either I am a terrible math student or I just don't know how to count? George Bush is telling the entire world that this country has enough troops to cavort just about anywhere in the world his "nuclear crazed" -- and some would say, "alcohol crazed" -- mind want them to, while his generals are saying very much the opposite!! As a Vietnam vet I know the math concerning troop estimates cannot be what these power mad and Chicken-War Hawks are saying it is? It never is! Can everybody spell---------> D-R-A-F-T???
I'm not a nuclear weapons maven, nor do I have relationships to the nuclear weapons labs in the country. However, I am perplexed. When the first leaks about the Bush administration's latest nuclear posture review occurred (which described new targets for nuclear weapons, and described the need for smaller nuclear weapons), my first thought was to look for Ted Taylor's site, and see if he had written a position paper on the administration's leaked NPR. Ted Taylor has been outspoken about previous NPRs, and their likely effect on arms controls and arms reduction plans.
Taylor is an acknowledged expert in _small_ nuclear weapons. I wanted
to contact him through his website, in order to ask him his opinion on
the administration's new initiative to develop small tactical nuclear
weapons, especially when Dr. Taylor himself had designed some of the smallest
nuclear weapons in history in the mid-'50s (including the
Dr. Taylor's site is gone. All links to it are dead. I can find no recent statements of his regarding the Bush administration's latest Nuclear Posture Review. Want a really good story? Find Dr. Taylor, and ask him his opinions on the Bush administration's plans for smaller nuclear weapons, and whether or not there is a need on the part of the government to greatly increase funding to nuclear weapons labs to produce small nuclear weapons. I suspect that, if Dr. Taylor can be found, his answers would be most illuminating, on both technical and geopolitical grounds.
So Chimp (son of Wimp) announces another anti-consumer decision: This time the erosion of patient privacy. I wonder whom we are getting ready to bomb in order to cover this up ????
Subj: "I want MY eight-years back".... as well!
Great editorial by The Angry Liberal!
I too felt harassed and abused when, EVERY TIME I OPENED the newspapers, I would read some new charge, accusation, allegation, or outright slander from the Clinton-hating conservatives and their cronies in crime, The New York Times and Washington Post.
George W. Bush (Sr.) - undeniably and beyond any possible doubt - armed
Saddam Hussein's military machine, and allowed Iraqi scientists access
to the best, brightest, and sweetest weapons technology available in the
West - and then the murderous r-w media cabal turned around and accused
THE CLINTON administration of "treason" for "letting"
China "have access" to exactly those same secrets! The New
York Times exhibited NO class or restraint as their former Nixon speechwriter
and r-w scandal monger william safire
I felt so abused by those nonstop allegations and accusations of the starr,
d'amato, burton, and other investigations, but what else could I do as
I helplessly watch the r-w unrepentant segregationist crowd once more
try to trash the US constitution. That's right - for over 100 years, America's
segregationists trashed and mocked the 15th amendment. Today, the same
crowd talks up the second amendment, while trashing and ignoring most
of the others. For over 100 years, the Washington Post was "OK"
with segregation - and today the WP is "ok" with the cute "reformed
segregationist" agenda, which in a word is
I want MY eight years back, and I want the Washington Post to stop playing like the r-w's "respectable" little mouthpiece! Keep up the great work at the Angry Liberal, and we can all hope and pray that ultimately, the truth will prevail....
Campaign Finance Reform Opponents
Re: Dangerous Politics
I find myself becoming more and more fearful of the path this country is being led down by the Bush administration. We expect the rest of the world to accept our ousting of Saddam Hussein and his regime, over his supposed pursuit of biological and nuclear weapons; while we work on our own program of developing newer, smaller bunker busting nuclear weapons. Doesn't anyone think this is a bit hypocritical on our part? How can we expect other countries to support our position on Iraq when we continue policies that appear to be no different? Who's to say these weapons will be any safer in U.S. hands? The more I hear of the talk coming out of Washington, the more I question our ability in managing these weapons responsibly. I know Bush can't see past tomorrow, but it's time somebody explained to him the dangerous course he's setting forth for our country. If we continue throwing our weight around without taking into consideration the criticisms and opinions of others, how long will it be before the rest of the world starts looking at us as the enemy?
Re: John Kerry. He's the man for V.P.
Sorry, Al fans. Not sure yet about a VP (I say let's have a female on the ticket...I think the country is "ready" now...), but John Kerry is the man for the big "P", himself! He's been talking presidential, not vice-presidential of late, and he has been doing it VERY well...
John L. Johnson
To the Washington Post:
I believe your intent to apologize for the biased review of Mr. Brock's book is an excellent idea. I would also suggest that The Post then invite someone to review the book who is totally committed to reviewing the book on the facts not ideology. I had a subscription to The Post recently and did not renew it because I believe that at this time your paper is afraid to ruffle the Conservative feathers. I am concerned that if a scandal the degree of Watergate were suspected in the present administration, the present Post editors would not have the guts of a Kay Graham and a Ben Bradlee to investigate it? An apology and a proper review of Brock's book would go a long way to ease my anxiety.
Did you see this article criticizing the Supreme Court and Bush for trashing the Bill of Rights. It's by Debra Saunders who usually lines up with the conservatives.
From the article she quotes justice Kennedy:
What a snide remark by Kennedy, thank you Debra for illuminating the dark side of one of our exalted judges.
Doesn't someone owe Susan McDougal an apology for serving time?
[BuzzFlash Note: We think a lot of apologies are due, most importantly a big, sincere mea culpa from the Republican leadership to the American people explaining that they lost their mind for quite some time, regret the cost and anguish they caused everyone involved, and promise never to do it again. We know, we know . . . a "snowball's chance . . . but, hey, can't we dream?]
In response to the BuzzFlash reader asking about email alerts when a action is needed, in addition to the response from BuzzFlash, check out organizations you are interested in as many of them have set up systems to notify you and even supply a template letter. Among the organizations that I know that do this include the ACLU http://www.aclu.org, Feminist Majority http://www.feminist.org, Working For Change http://www.workingforchange.com/activism/index.cfm, Environmental Defense Action Network http://www.actionnetwork.org and National Resources Defense Council at http://www.NRDC.org and click on act now. They also have a biogem program at http://www.savebiogems.org.
A great list of organizations can be found at Bear-left http://www.bear-left.com/links.html
Democrats.com (http://www.democrats.com) at times sends out templates for letters to the editor that you can use. Though some people have found out, it is best to reword these a bit before using.
Hope this helps as we all need to get active. Many groups in addition to sending letters to members of Congress or the President also send letters to the agency or company involved.
Subj: Campaign Finance Reform
Of course Bush will sign it.
Then the Supreme Court will strike it down (by a 5-4 vote). There won't be any reform, but the Resident won't come off as the villain.
Ain't it wonderful how things work these days?
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