The BuzzFlash Mailbag
July 23, 2002
Subj: Charlton Heston wouldn't have helped Bork.
What is not well known about Bork is that his view of the 2nd Amendment is the historically correct one -- that is, it has to do with state militias, not individual ownership of firearms (This is documented on page 103 of Andrew Herz's article, "Gun Crazy" in volume 75 of the Boston University Law Review, as well as on page 85 of Robert Spitzer's book "The Politics of Gun Control"). The NRA quietly opposed Bork's nomination, and if you look closely at the supposed GOP "moderates" who voted against him, several of them were NRA supporters (e.g. Sen. Arlen Specter of PA and DeConcini of AZ) (Though DeConcini of course later angered the NRA by sponsoring the assault weapons ban in 1994).
Lionel Artom-Ginzburg, Esq.
I think a good name for the new core of informers who participate in the TIPS program would be the "GesTIPo" (to give proper credit to the originators of the idea).
Let's throw Reagan's slogan back at 'em...The vast majority of middle-class Americans need to start asking the question (or be reminded to ask): "Are we better off now, than two years ago?"...If the answer is no, then you need to get off your ass, vote in November, and chase the corporate hacks and confederates out!!!...
First I'd like to congratulate myself for participating in the most recent Zogby Poll in which I lambasted Dubya with every stroke of the keyboard. How I wish I could debate them -- I would tear them into threads and yield no mercy.
I had the good fortune of being able to have CSPAN on in the background for the last week, spent a great deal of time listening to the Senate on the Prescription Drug Plans, etc... and I must say, what a pitiful, pathetic showing by the Dems. I guess BartCop is correct in referring to them as "Pink tutus". Every time a Republican rose to speak they tore the Dems a new one, blasting Clinton, arguing how their plan was half the cost plus would deliver twice as much, etc... and every time they finished I would be so riled, hoping, praying, that a Dem would stand up and ream 'em one. But it never happened. The Dems spoke as if not to offend anyone. In many cases, following a severe tongue lashing by a Republican, they would get up and start talking about their grandmother, or the invalid down the street. Man how I wish I could talk on the Senate floor --. Now I understand. Its all clear to me to now. The Dems in Congress, and especially in the Senate, are incapable of "fighting back".
Folks. I'm here to tell ya. Its going to have to be a grassroots effort is there is any chance of coming out of this with an iota of dignity.
Looks like we Dems and liberals and progressives and everyone else who can't stand to see the country go down the commode hit the trifecta: Bush, Cheney and White, all involved in accounting and/or insider trading scandals!
Subj: I Am A Good American
I know a lot of people who have said practically the same thing as this article that was published anonymously.
I am a liberal and a patriot and yet every line in the article I can repeat and mean that I mean it. It wouldn't matter if the person was republican, green party, communist, socialist, independent, etc. These are the common truths that set us in this nation apart from the rest of the world because we can say it and not be afraid of being disciplined by the government.
Yet, I do believe that every human being really aspires to the credo that this article represents. It is so simple that it is brilliant.
I would that Bush and his cohorts would come to their human senses and read it.
I will personally distribute this article to as many people as I can.
I am so glad I share this person's mind set. We are truly blessed.
[BuzzFlash Note: The article has since been attributed to Faun Otter and was first published on the always immitable and gracious BartCop.com.]
While car shopping this weekend, a chilling question came to my mind:
"How many human lives does it cost to procure a tankful of fuel for this car?"
In addition to the MPG ratings on the window sticker, shouldn't this be posted?
Is there a chart or resource that tabulates how many civilian and military lives were given to produce X amount of gasoline, diesel or jet fuel? I'd be very interested to know.
BTW, I've postponed my car purchase.
Well, I tried but I just couldn't resist this letter. According to the Los Angeles Times article today
they said, and I quote
Well, we don't have good people in these jobs now!
You folks do a good job.
Your headline reads: Bush's RE-ELECTION Support Falls
This should read: Bush's ELECTION Support Falls.
How can you say "RE-ELECTION" when Bush was not elected in the first place? He was SELECTED. In order to be re-elected one has to be elected in a previous election.
Just thought I'd point this out to you considering you have acknowledged that this man was selected. I'm tired of people talking about Bush's Re-election. It glosses over the fact that Bush was never elected in the first place. It legitimizes his illegitimate occupancy of the White House.
The following was sent as a letter to the editor to American Politics and Online Journal.
Quote of the Day:
The Tribune Review piece (of trash) pillorying Hillary Clinton should be looked at as a positive sign that George W. Bush is highly vulnerable in 2004. What else would explain this ridiculously early and obvious attempt to discredit someone who hasn't even expressed interest in applying for that position?
Even the title - "Vince Foster might save America from Hillary" - is a throwback to the baseless mud-slinging unwound during the heyday of the Arkansas Project. Speaking of this concerted attempt to bring down the Clintons, didn't that particular group have much more to gain than the Clinton's in seeing Vince Foster dead? Foster would have not only cleared the Clintons of any wrongdoing, he would have brought to an abrupt end the investigation that was so dearly needed to entrap Clinton. If in fact Foster was murdered, then look who had the most to gain from his elimination, and who had the means through their control of the FBI and CIA to carry out such a "well orchestrated" hit. Give some serious thought to who you would think would likely have somebody whacked for control, the Bushes or the Clintons, and I think the answer would be obvious.
Actually, you could have taken the entire article, substituted George W. Bush's name and deeds, and the result would have been a longer and more devious litany of underhandedness. In particular, the charge that Hillary was a product of the "1960's narcissistic era that decided to replace accountability with deniability and deception" was misdirected. To this day there couldn't be a more appropriate passage to describe George W. Bush's entire adult life.
So keep your eyes peeled for a lot more of this diatribe over the coming months, as it appears there is now a Pittsburgh Project ratcheting up to supplant the now defunct Arkansas Project.
To the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
I think perhaps you should pay a little more attention to fact checking.
The article about "Vince Foster might save America.." contained reference to Hilary Clinton's supposed relationship with the Black Panther party. This information has been circulating on the internet in one of those bogus email messages that contain urban legends. I took the liberty of checking it out at the Urban Legends reference page, Snopes.com, who declare it to be a fabrication.
Check it yourselves at
I think you do a disservice to your readers in disseminating this type of misinformation. (unless or course, you see that as your mission...)
Back before the Presidential elections, Rush Limbaugh said that if I voted for Al Gore, then we would have an idiot in the White House, the federal deficit would soar and the stock market would tank. Well, I voted for Gore, and sure enough, we have an idiot in the White House, the deficit is soaring and the stock market is tanking. I never thought I'd ever say this but -- Rush was right!
Thanks for printing the article by the Veteran who scolds his fellow patriots for voting for Smirk.
Frankly, I have never understood why veterans are so closely associated with the GOP, and tend to vote for them en bloc. A cursory examination of the Repuglican leadership shows that they are a really cowardly bunch. Bush, Cheney, Lott, Gramm, Armey, Quayle, and Delay all dodged the draft, and now talk as of they are war heroes (Bush even told this whopper in WV - "I've been to war"). So did the armchair warriors Gigot, Fund, and Limbaugh. This is where the term "Chicken Hawk" comes from. (In fairness to Delay, he tried to go and get shot at, but the quota system in place in Texas at the time gave all the spots to unqualified minorities. And of course Limbaugh had a debilitating pimple on his gigantic ass, which prevented him from serving...MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA).
Meanwhile, the Democratic leadership all served honorably in the military - Daschle, Gephart, Kerry, Kerrey, Cleland, Gore, Harkin, and others.
So c'mon guys. If you are reading this, come and tell why you support these gutless, lying cowards instead of the real heroes.
One of the simplest ways to fight back against being brainwashed by the media is to talk back to your TV set, your radio, to news articles instead of being a passive receiver.
It is a method recommended by a sociology professor years ago when discussing how to counter the influence of advertising.
Your mind will process misinformation as fact and store it that way in memory if not logically processed for correct storage.
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