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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:56 PM
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Buffalo News Readers lay into The Bush Crime Family
Needed checks and balances are no longer in place

The election of President Bush and both houses of Congress going Republican means that all branches of government are under his control. No longer are the checks and balances available to correct the mistakes of this man of limited ability and perverse perspective.

He will be making the judiciary in his image, which means the perpetration of his right-wing agenda: Roe v. Wade will be reversed, the separation of church and state required by the First Amendment will be breached and the requirements of due process will be violated, as they have been these last four years.

The arbitrary power of the executive will be enlarged. Bush will continue to ignore the opinion of humankind to disastrous results. His election, despite all the wrongs and injuries he committed, and now the assumption of unitary power, makes me feel alienated from my own country. I tremble as to what this man can do now without any opposition forces.

Peter T. Ruszczyk



Americans have put a divider, not a healer, in Oval Office

Woe unto you America. Woe unto you and me. For the people have chosen to return to Washington the lesser of the candidates. What a shame the man who won can't govern at the level he is capable of campaigning at. He's a dynamo on the stump, with the drive of a demon and the focus and energy of a zealot. Unfortunately, he based his successful campaign not on what he would do, but on denigrating and destroying his opponent.

If this is the best man our system is capable of producing to lead the United States, woe unto all of us. For we have put a divider in the Oval Office, not a healer. Prepare yourselves for four more years of lies, deceits, stonewalling and financial deficits beyond your wildest dreams.

George Poe



Bush started the war, so let him finish it

President Bush started the Iraq war. I guess his supporters want him to finish it. I hope they keep track of the body count.

Michael Giallombardo



The president's ''values' are hard to comprehend

I have been finding myself working extraordinarily hard to reconcile the "values" movement that has returned our chief commander to a second term with the wanton slaughter that is unfolding under his watch, day by day, in Iraq.

As of this writing, 1,145 Americans have been killed in combat and 8,039 have been wounded. The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University estimates that 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed.

The scramble for Iraqi oil, which escalated under President Bush's father, persisted under Bill Clinton (500,000 children dead on his watch in the embargo on Iraqi trade) and was endlessly elaborated under Bush, is the only obvious "value" in this otherwise useless squandering of innocent life.

I wonder how "values" voting parents will feel when that draft notice shows up? Will the "values" of excluding gay people from the contract of marriage and of other civil rights, and of abrogating control by women of their bodies, trump the lives of their own children in the service of a pre-emptive war against a non-aggressor nation in the endless massacre now under way, and about to expand, in the Middle East?

Robert Sandgrund



And there's more!!!
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morcatknits Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:04 PM
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1. Bush Crime Family Hallmark
Campaigning is their stock in trade. They love to get elected, but then they aren't capable of governing. Prescott cared, but wasn't too effective. Poppy cared more for his patent leather evening pumps than governing, and GW -- well we all know what he cares about -- and it isn't governing a democracy.

I agree, all the stops have been pulled out of our checks and balances system.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:20 PM
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2. Prescott cared??? He worked for the Nazis AFTER WWII was declared and
my Dad and others were bleeding and dying fighting against them. What the hell are you talking about??

He cared like all Bushes care...for THEIR pocketbook.
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GreatAuntK Donating Member (534 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:37 PM
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4. Don't forget Bulyanhulu
Don't forget the Bulyanhulu story Greg Palast released:

While steadfastly repeating similar denials that anyone was killed when the miners were removed from Bulyanhulu, Barrick disowns any responsibility for the disputed events of 1996 because the Canadian company didn't acquire KMCL until three years later in 1999.

The company's own documents indicate, however, that its officials were well aware that its prospective subsidiary was using aggressive methods to rid the site of thousands of native miners. Those so-called artisanal prospectors had to be removed to facilitate extraction of what is now conservatively estimated to be $3 billion worth of gold ore.

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idiosyncratic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 03:27 PM
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3. Wow! Good for them for printing those letters. eom
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