The BuzzFlash Mailbag
April 30, 2002
Jeb Bush and Florida's Rethuglican Senate and House just love to give $262M tax cuts to big business -- major campaign contributors -- in the guise of creating more allegedly higher-paying jobs for Floridians. Fact is, the job skill levels of the vast majority of Floridians are not commensurate with the needs of most of Florida's large corporations; thus, Florida's predominance of minimum-wage service jobs. So, in fact, the referenced corporate tax breaks are nothing more than poorly disguised gifts to big business at the expense of those individual tax payers who barely have enough to put food on the table.
And even more contrary to Jeb's assertions of the gains shown by Florida's FCAT scores -- the same Governor who refuses to "micromanage" spending -- Florida's children are not receiving the funding necessary to provide them with even a relatively modest education. In fact, Florida ranks 43rd in this nation with respect to educational funds allocated per student. Is it any wonder then that roughly 40 percent of Florida's students are not ready for college when they graduate from high school?
Following are two articles in today's edition of Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel to illustrate my point. Who's kidding who? Florida, our one and only Banana Republic, is as backward and ignorant as any third-world country.
Darci at Rolling Thunder and all other Rolling Thunder organizers,
I couldn't agree more, Waide! Yes, organics and responsible agriculture is a VERY important topic. I'm an organic gardener myself and NO chemical ever enters into my garden by my hand--I also have one of the prettiest gardens around.
BUT the much broader issue here, and one that will draw FAR more attendees to the next Rolling Thunder event is that our Democracy was STOLEN FROM US in the last election, and until we address that theft and bring the usurpers' administration down to its knees, we cannot accomplish our other worthy goals.
The theme for the Chicago event has to be more on the lines of, "Getting Our Democracy Back! A grass-roots, all America Effort to wrest Our Country back from the Rule of Corporate Conglomerates." Unless we show a huge national outrage and our total dissatisfaction about the Supreme Court determined results of the last presidential election, we won't have a starting point and platform to enlist and energize supporters for our other battles against factory farms and for organic farming principles.
If you want to give input into the themes of the next Rolling Thunder event in Chicago, I suggest you contact firstname.lastname@example.org or other Rolling Thunder websites. Organic farming, as worthy a cause as it is, is not going to attract the crowds that TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY will.
Sincerely, Jo Ann Simon
I'm a novice when it comes to understanding politics. Never paid much
attention until the advent of Bill Clinton; he's one of few who make sense,
and that caught my attention. Anyway ...
you got that right
can you run on your site a continuous streaming video clip of Heep wimpering 'ey am a umble man'....????????????
Heep was a 'umble man' we have so many false images of our chief in thief in our heads it would be useful to have a place that runs the correct image.. if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it ..is there a sound.. yes there is... because there is collective unified consciousness.. even the birds bees and butterflies registered the collision of tree to earth... and the rest of us[a] get the subtle change in atmospheric gravity effected by the wave front force and pressure from the fall..even without audible sound the wave pressure gets picked up by the human nervous system ...it happened therefore it happened
I read the following Reuters article in the last hour or so, rolling my eyes the whole time. It is truly nauseating. About fifteen minutes ago, I caught a report on KTLA's evening news about the same events. I had to come back to the computer to see if they were indeed reporting on the same thing. Unbelievably, they were! The difference? For one thing, while the account by Reuters states that jr. was met by "four dozen protesters," KTLA reported--with accompanying video--that there were "hundreds" of protesters. That was not an overestimation.
Additionally, according to the article jr's comments at the Church were met with murmurs of "Amen" and "Yes." Again, the video from that talk showed him being met with stoney silence. If there were murmurs, whoever heard them has incredible hearing! The atmosphere was decidedly subdued. When he was introduced, the applause was barely audible.
Note, too, in the part of this report that recounts how poppy's little boy was going on about how he is a "humble sinner who saw redemption," he stopped himself. The author makes a (big) assumption in the first sentence that this was in reference to jr.'s alcohol abuse. How about the drug abuse and general debauchery? Was he in danger of spilling far more than he intended, being caught up in the moment and trying to pretend to be preacher-like?
So, which account are we to believe: the written account or the one from KTLA with video and, thankfully, sound? And, does anyone still doubt that the media marches to the tune dictated by the bushies?
We all know about the annoying tactic by the GOP misstating the correct name of the Democratic party by using the term "Democrat party," etc.
And I noticed that Mediawhores Online has started referring to the Republicans, as "Republics."
The problem is, it actually implies that the GOP believe in the Republic.
I suggest a more apt term: "Publicans."
Here's the definition from Dictionary.com:
The best part about it is...the GOP won't even realize they are being insulted!
To advance the war plans of Bush/Cheney in Iraq, the administration attempted to secure an alternate oil source by supporting the coup in Venezuela as Saudi Arabia, once the attack is made on Iraq, will cut off oil to us. Is this a valid theory?
Karen Boerboom/Platteville, WI
the Alabama GOP hopeful who wants to tax science fiction books to
I could go on, but I'll leave it there.
otherwise noted, all original