The BuzzFlash Mailbag
April 9, 2002
where you mentioned where the wingers were dissing you for interviewing
Professor Begala...You forgot to mention that Brit Hume joined the crowd
on his FOX news show last Friday...Really mean-spirited Keep up the good
I was so moved by your March 19 editorial ("Who Will Denounce the Spoiled Rich Kid...)", I could have cried. I am heartsick and disgusted with the so-called national Democratic Party leadership. It's no better on the state level in Texas where the Democratic Party is throwing its support behind two "republicans in Democrats' clothing" -- Kirk for Senator and Sanchez for Governor. Both "asshole" buddies of George Bush. Could that be the Democratic Party leadership doesn't take George Bush to task because so many of his friends (and high dollar donors to his political campaigns) are in high places in the Democratic Party? I know I sound like a conspiracy nut (and I am from Texas), but after the 2000 so-called election, I'm getting a tad paranoid.
I see your interview with Paul Begala set Jerry Falwell's former bag-boy Cal Thomas. In his most recent syndicated screed, "Virtuous Cal" is frothing with righteous indignation that anyone would dare to praise or support Clinton. He made Paul Begala's case perfectly: these right wing nuts had no facts or anything of substance on which to base their opposition to our last elected president--they just hated him. Thomas just regurgitates the same old extremist propaganda in reply to Begala's facts. It was almost like reading an old Stalinist tract--repeat the lies over and over again. It worked so well for them when Clinton was in office--a complicitous "mainstream" press, vacillating Democrats, a well-oiled and financed scandal machine--Thomas must believe that all this confluence of good luck would last forever. Begala had it right--these people are just sick--they really are the Cult of the Soulless as Mediawhores on line calls them. It is so refreshing to see our side really fighting back--bringing to the popular airwaves a battle being fought to this point only by folks like you and Bartcop and Mediawhores.
let's keep the fire hot--I dream of the day when some prominent Democrat
will stand-up in the senate after one more of the Idiot King's outrageous
judicial nominations and utter the words that we all know as true: Un-elected.
Our outrage over (s)election 2000 hasn't died--it only grows more intense.
If we need more proof look only at what his
I love it...BuzzFlash made CNN's Crossfire seconds ago. Of course, due to Bow-tie boy's blathering put a blanket over it!
Way to go!
Shirley in St. Louis wrote:
won't be surprised to find out that that--according to someone at MediaWhoresOnline.com--Bush
actually said "significant infetadeh," (or perhaps "significant
infantadeh?") and of course it was transcribed by American wire services
(but probably not British services) as as intefadeh. But give the guy
credit--he pronounced "significant"
Subj: The riling up of the Rapid Right
Keep it up!....Keep reminding people who served their country in uniform and who didn't. It's amazing how many of these "patriots," who wrap themselves in the flag never wrapped themselves in a uniform.
If they're pissed, you're hitting the right buttons!
CNN put up Begala's quote on their big screen (w/BuzzFlash.com underneath) from your interview with him about how the Clinton administration was the most ethical administration...Paul said that only one person was convicted by Starr under Clinton and was continually interrupted by bow-tie boy saying that many should have been convicted by Starr and Paul kept trying to over ride bow-tie boy but the shouting became so extreme...I lost the ability to comprehend anymore, whew.
Buzz did get a great plug anyway.
You linked to this site for information on Starr. Where did they get that picture, from his high school yearbook?
Or did browbeating Julie Steele make him age that much?
Might be nice if there was something in here about the fact that people strapping bombs to themselves and visiting pizza parlors wasn't too cool either? Otherwise you really do risk being an apologist for Arafat who, let's face it, has been a terrorist for a long, long time.
Thank you for all your good work on behalf of democracy. What I'd love to see addressed right now is the ridiculous polling, with results showing such amazing positives for the resident of the White House. This must be wrong! We've never been questioned. We don't know anyone who has. We don't know anyone with anything positive whatsoever to say about Bush. This may be because we live in California, but even Texans I know don't like him. So where do they get these ratings? People who stole the office would surely not hesitate to lie about polls ... I'm very upset too about the reported negatives for Bill Clinton at present. What's that about? Peace and prosperity no, war and recession and repression yes? Has the country become moronic because a moron is its leader? Help!!!!
A BuzzFlash Reader Letter to Crossfire:
As a veteran, who in 1957 faced an eight (8) year military obligation by law, I completed four total years of active duty and four total years in the inactive reserves. I was Honorably Discharged after completing my total eight (8) year military obligation!
And after hearing daily for eight (8) years how the last elected president was a draft dodger, I respectfully request that this program spend a complete hour debating G.W.B.'s military service and bring all the facts and details out completely of his incomplete military record and service!
link this article on your page:
is Bush's explanation of how he was blaming Arafat and not Clinton for
the current Mideast mess. Interesting, though, is that the AP writer does
not believe Bush, and presents evidence--without comment-- that Bush is
misrepresenting his earlier statement. It's a rare case of the media challenging
Bush. It may be part of a coming trend, with the media now hiring Carville,
Begala, and Donahue, and moving Alan Keyes to a later time slot.
You won't hear this movie trumped on right wing Fox News, Rush Limbaugh et al like the Waco Movie etc.
Movie reportedly shows how aides mass-produce the "homemade" Bush signs that spring up as if from grassroots passion. She captures Bush repeating lines as they are simultaneously fed into his ear by Karen Hughes, his communications director.
I love the part of Hughes feeding lines to the "world village idiot" as a British official labeled Bush.
up the good work,
do hope the editor has a nice day after reading it!! Talk about propaganda
Shrub is trying to give money away (when there is no money to give) for citizens to help the police and "anti terrorist" volunteerism. This sounds like an effort to get our Grandmothers out sweeping the sidewalks wearing their headscarfs reminding everyone what they're doing wrong in the eyes of the ones in power. Isn't this what we were supposed to hate the Russians for?
Every day I read something new that fearless leader does that appalls me.
I checked out the link you posted to Veritas Capital, "The Carlyle Group's Competition in War-Profiteering". Every time I think I can't be any more shocked and appalled by what the Bush regime does, they get me again.
One of the members of the "Defense & Aerospace Advisory Council" (a.k.a. gun-running division) is General Anthony Zinni. That's right, the guy Bush sent to the Middle East supposedly to make peace is on an advisory board for a company that makes big bucks from war.
Major conflict of interest, you think? Business as usual for the Bushies.
Tonight on Nightline it was stated that Mr. Bush is upset that no one seems to be paying attention to him in the Middle East. And from what I've heard Mr. Bush is looking for "leaders" in the Middle East. I know just how he feels, a lot of us know how he feels, we in America are looking for leaders right here, we don't have one, and it's this non-leader who is "leading" to the brink of WWIII.
How about a campaign to e-mail the White House with the subject, "WWJD?" Nothing need be in the body of the e-mail...It should be food for thought.
I thought about this as I watched a student with a bracelet with this caption cheat on an exam.
whole world is once again subjected to your current President proving
D.M. Reid (NZ)
am steadily distancing myself from NPR. Once again this morning they served
a big pastry puff piece about Bush's appearance in Tennessee yesterday.
Reporter ( I use the term loosely ) Dave Mattingly put together a Rove
& Hughes approved piece on how the administration is pushing its domestic
agenda because he is not neglecting the little people ( i.e. the American
citizenry ) while he courageously leads the world on the fight on
Regardless, at least I did learn of it, and I am heartened that proud Americans in Tennessee were able to infiltrate the Rove & Hughes check points and barricades and actually got inside the venue. Good work, Volunteers!
Keep the hope of American democracy alive.
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