The BuzzFlash Mailbag
October 25, 2002
The BuzzFlash Mailbag
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Subj: Jimmy Breslin's Newsday article...
According to NewsMax, Newsday yanked Jimmy Breslin's column where he criticizes Bush Jr. for leaving town to go campaigning rather than showing some leadership to catch the Washington, DC sniper. Supposedly, they yanked the column because the sniper appears to be caught. Well, if the sniper is caught then we are lead to believe that he was caught by the efforts of local authorities - Police Chief Moose. Someone should be writing columns that contrast local effectiveness with Bush Administration effectiveness. Can we get Police Chief Moose to run the Pentagon and help catch Bin Laden?
- Cliff Smedley
Subj: buzz mailbag 10/24
First, to Elaine, Petaluma.....I could have told you about the excruciating sounds of our Att. General. Back when he was just the governor of this state (Just...duh) he made an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Now, that was back when TNN was just a country station...not a station that has mud wrestling, all other kinds of wrestling, tractor pulls and down home racing...a truly wasted station, I heard that this imbecile (the Governor) was going to be on the Grand Ole Opry. Being a fan of some (very little) country music, I tuned in. I always did just to see who was going to be on. I like, especially some of the more progressive country. Well, I was so embarrassed I had to leave the room. Even, my husband was embarrassed and he is republican. Wherever this man got the idea that he could sing is beyond me.
Something truly delightful (being nasty here) is to hear the singing senators...Trent Lott, (I don't remember all of them, but Jim Jeffords was one) likely the real reason he crossed over! They did a truly sickening, disgusting and stomach turning version of Elvira. I really wonder if Trent Lott will ever be anything but a cheerleader!!!
Have we not had this idiot singing on this website before. There was a patriotic, flag waving song he supposedly wrote and people in the Gobment, likely thought it was the greatest thing ever! I played some of it once, and sat in front of the computer and laughed until I had tears.
Shirley, St. Louis
Subj: Excellent 10/24 BuzzFlash Editorial
Another reason that the White House has virtually ignored the sniper shootings: it once again points out the remarkable futility of pouring all of our resources into a missile defense system that WILL NOT EVER help us against terrorists.
Reef the Dog
Subj: Democrat Lever
All Democrats, whether we want to or not, HAVE TO PULL THE DEMOCRAT LEVER.
This is the way, the ONLY way to get out of this mess.
Please use common sense, even if our elected officials didn't.
VOTE DEMOCRAT! PLEASE, VOTE DEMOCRAT!
Senior BuzzFlash readers
Subj: Voting Choices
To me it's become this simple:
Got kids? Then your only choice is to vote for every Democrat running on your ballot. Do you want there to be a democracy left for your children? Do you want them to have clean water to drink and clean air to breath? Do you want them to have access to health care, reproductive choice, education, retirement funds? Hell, if you care to have a planet that's inhabitable beyond your child's twenty-first birthday the only hope is for every parent to get out and vote for any Democrats on the ballot in THIS election. The alternative is a Bush dictatorship of endless war and global environmental disaster. The 2004 Presidential elections will be too late for us and for our kids. This country needs a regime change now.
Subj: Chellie Pingree
Democrat Chellie Pingree would make a great Senator, unlike her Republican opponent, incumbent Susan Collins. She needs national support to win the election. Please let your readers know about her. Her Web address: pingreeforsenate.com
PS: I live in NY but grew up in ME, so I care about the outcome of the election up there. Chellie can win. We're talking wicked pickup! Chellie Pingree: Former businesswoman, legislative leader and prescription drug champion, the Democrat rises to another challenge. Click here for the story
A BuzzFlash Reader
Re: Bush and the Bushmaster
Another odd coincidence: a bushmaster is not only a deadly assault rifle capable of doing a great deal of lethal damage of its victims, it's also one of most venomous snakes in the world, a native of Central and South America. http://education.yahoo.com/search/be?lb=t&p=url%3Ab/bushmaster
A Bushmaster is also a two-legged deadly sniper and snake, capable of doing a great deal of lethal damage to the earth, democracy, and liberty. So liberals and democrats (small 'd') need to go the polls to vote for a Democratic majority in both houses, both to save the country from one-party Republican rule, as well as to rein in the Bushmaster in the White House, so he can't do any more damage to America than he already has done.
Subj: Nader Question
So if Wellstone has become the first member of Congress to sign Nader's corporate reform pledge, does that mean Nader has called off his Green candidate in Minnesota? Combined with Wellstone's honorable vote against giving Junior war powers, there is no reason to have a Green candidate in that state. What's up?
Re: FBI Warning
Once again, Tom Ridge comes out of his hole and sees his shadow, indicating a few more days of artificially induced fear. While probably considered a blasphemous attitude, this is just getting old, old, old.
Now that we have this 'warning' of potential train terror..just what in the hell are we supposed to DO with this information? These blurbs are never accompanied by practical suggestions, only the announcement 'Be afraid'.
I commute by train daily. And it crosses bridges. Do they think this has never entered my mind before now? And how am I supposed to handle this? Check under the wheels before I get on? But I guess I should just ride in terror now, because this information comes straight from the captured and tortured Al Qaida prisoners, they same ones they've had in custody for about a year now. Hmmm..how is this 'News'?
Excuse my cynicism, but when these announcements are made, I first look for a reason that the announcement and it's timing serves the powers-that-be.
On Saturday, 10/26, massive demonstrations are planned for Washington D.C. and San Francisco. I doubt everyone will drive or walk there. Maybe many were planning to take..I dunno..TRAINS?
I guess sometime later today we'll hear about the bus scare.
Subj: Today's campaign tidbit... Mel Martinez
Gov. Bush's schedule shows he will be campaigning this afternoon with U.S. Housing Secretary Mel Martinez in Orlando. Here is an interesting tidbit about Mel Martinez from the Orlando Sentinel.
Subj: Ted Nugent
I was on the bus with Nugent from the armory in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to Detroit for our military induction physicals in 1970 (or '71).
On the trip back, he openly bragged about the dead mouse (tail sticking out) he had in his butt.
I've been telling this story for thirty years!
Needless to say, Nugent was not drafted like a couple other members of his band, the Amboy Dukes.
I have read somewhere recently (on the internet) where someone else reported that Nugent had pissed his pants as well.
It would be interesting to locate others on that bus ride who could corroborate my recollection.
Wouldn't it be great to break this story as an "October Surprise" in 2006?
- Bill Stanley
Subj: Lower Medicare Payouts Concern Bush Officials (This is so cynical that I want to barf.)
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