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04/10/04 01:01 - ID#33004

Bush Covered It?

I went to a certain restaurant on Transit for lunch yesterday. To my shock and dismay, the original text of the below lie-infested email was hanging up at the restaurant. I was so enraged that I googled "Bush Took Care Of It" to see if there was a site where I could post a response. Fortunately, on the first site I hit, I found several responses correcting this piece of trash. I've marked the respondent's comments with ****.

After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six
and injured 1000; President Clinton promised that those
responsible would be hunted down and punished.


  • Not true; Ramzi Yousef was arrested in Feb 1995 and his conspirators were convicted in Oct 95. Bush did not take office unitl Jan 01.****

After the 1995 bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed five U.S. military personnel; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

  • Not true, Saudi Arabia beheaded the four planners in 1996****

After the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 and injured 200 U.S. military personnel; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

  • Not completely true, in Jun 01, the DOJ did finally issue indictments against the bombers, but Saudi Arabia already executed four of them ****

After the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 and injured 5,000; Clinton promised that those responsible! would be hunted down and punished.

  • Not True, 22 men have been indicted and 4 are spending life in prison, indicted in Sep 1998 and sentenced in May 01. Bin Laden is responsible, and Bush has not caught him either. ****

After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, which killed 17 and injured 39 U.S. sailors; Clinton promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.

  • Mostly True, the navy reported wasn't complete until Jan 01, so Clinton never had an opportunity ****

Maybe if Clinton had kept his promise, an estimated 3,000 people in New York and Washington, D.C., that are now dead would be alive today.

  • If you want to make a point about Presidents lying to the American Public, President Bush is no shining star,
--“we found a biological laboratory in Iraq which the UN prohibited.” June/03 Bush---NOT TRUE
"Iraq . . . continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised.” 1/03 Bush NOT TRUE
FACT: There have been 34 major car bombings against Americans or American interests since Bush took office in Jan 01 (3 years), there was only 1 in 2000, 1 in 1999, 4 in 1998, 1 in 1997
In fact there were 34 bombings between 1983-2000--a 17 year period, equal to Bush in 3 years.


That being the case, why was it that the Clinton
administration spent more money chasing down Bill Gates
over the past eight years than Osama bin Laden?


  • I am thinking about it. Bush has had 3 years and 10,000 troops in Afganistan and had not caught Bin Laden either--what is your point about saying Clinton could not?****


Cmdr. Hamilton McWhorter USN (ret)

  • Whoever this Cmdr. McWhorter is, he has no clue what he is talking about.****

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04/07/04 01:17 - ID#33003

Women Against Bush

A new kind of polictical action committee dedicated to ousting George W.

WANTED: Fun, fashionable, fed-up women whose bras are too attractive to burn. Prefer brunching to brow-beating, but willing to throw their cocktails in the face of oppression, sexism and the lies that make up "compassionate conservatism."
Pull up a stool, we're the women you've been looking for.
"Bush is OUT in 2004!"

Call me High Maintenance, but I demand a lot more from my President!
This administration has been abominable as far as women's interests are concerned. Join us in Brunching Against Bush, Wine Against Bush and for the really outrageous - Wax Away Bush!! We're looking to get women more involved in this election and thereby ensure that our beautiful voices are heard!

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04/06/04 06:43 - ID#33002

Out of The Blu

Someone unexpectedly called me today and it made me rethink some things. Things similar to Hodown's thoughts. The man. And the choices we make.

It also inspired me to call someone else from out of nowhere. For a completely different purpose, but no matter. If someone for whom I have the utmost respect feels comfortable calling me at work, months after our last encounter, then there's no reason for me to restrain myself. Sometimes the unexpected is what makes life worth living.
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04/04/04 02:37 - ID#33001

Green Party Meet-Up

All those interested in Paul's idea of promoting a local Green Party candidate should consider getting involved in the Green Party Meet-Up at . Currently there are only 3 members for the Buffalo chapter, and there is no host.

Meetup is a free service that organizes local gatherings about anything, anywhere.
A host is a Meetup attendee just like you. The only difference is that they've agreed to help people find each other at the Meetup. They might have printed out a sign and put it on a tabletop. Perhaps they came bearing nametags and a magic marker. Hopefully they've let the venue's management know that you're all coming there to Meetup.
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04/01/04 10:24 - ID#33000

No E-Peeps For Me

Sounds like I missed out last night. I haven't seen most of the e-peeps in so long. Terry - sorry I never called. Stickboy - no worries on the phone call. Lilho and Paul - we'll have to catch up soon. TK -I'll be awaiting your next mysterious call or visit.
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04/01/04 10:08 - ID#32999

Bumper Sticker of the Week

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03/31/04 02:46 - ID#32998

The same ultimate ends?

Kerry: Expand federal hate crimes legislation, assure equal justice
Bush: Opposes expanding federal law to cover sexual orientation

Kerry: Opposes NMD, supports nonproliferation and arms control
Bush: Has ordered limited NMD system deployed by 2004

Kerry: Opposes oil exploration in Arctic refuge
Bush: Favors opening refuge for gas and oil exploration, drilling

Kerry: Push new gas requirements, hybrid cars, hydrogen fuel
Bush: Supports 1.5 mpg increase for SUVs, light trucks by 2007

Kerry: Backs letting act expire without congressional approval
Bush: Supports Patriot Act

Kerry: Supports a woman's right to an abortion; planning resources
Bush: Opposes except cases of rape, incest or to save woman's life

Kerry: Opposes death penalty
Bush: Supports death penalty

Kerry: Close gun show loophole; require child safety locks
Bush: Protect gunmakers from lawsuits

Kerry: Appoint judges committed to law, civil and abortion rights
Bush: Has cited Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia as model justices

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03/30/04 09:55 - ID#32997

Try This Now!

1)Go to
2) Type in (but don't hit enter): "weapons of mass destruction".
3) Hit the "I'm feeling lucky" button instead of the normal "Google
search" button.
4) READ CAREFULLY what appears to be a normal ERROR message.
Make sure you read the whole error message. Someone at Google
apparently has a sense of humor.

Try this soon, before someone at Google fixes it!
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03/29/04 09:17 - ID#32996

In Need of Good Reading Materials

I went to the Terry Library this evening, but alas, it was closed. I suppose I'll just have to continue reading my vast collection of right-wing literature until someone can mold my mind otherwise.

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03/29/04 01:12 - ID#32995

Independent Media Discussion

Bob McChesney is coming to Buffalo to further that effort and all those
who understand the significant connections between an independent media
and authentic democracy will want to hear what he has to say. Because
media are so crucial to the work done in so many areas of progressive
politics, media reform deserves to be everyone's "second issue." Let's
get the media reform campaign in Western New York off to a good start by
generating a big turnout for this event...

Media Critic and Author Robert McChesney will be speaking at Buff State
on Tuesday March 30th @ 7:30 PM in the Bulger Communication Center
North Lecture Hall. Admission is free -- donations to support the Buffalo
Coalition for Progressive Media (BCPM) will be accepted. The event is
sponsored by the Niagara University Communication Studies Department, the
Buffalo State College Communication Dept and the BCPM. Campus guests
can park in any student or faculty parking spot -- parking enforcement
will be suspended for this event.

McChesney is author of eight books including "Corporate Media and the
Threat to Democracy," "Rich Media Poor Democracy: Communication Politics
in Dubious Times," and "Our Media Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle
Against Corporate Media."

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