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Thursday, 04 October 2007 05:47

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 4, 2007

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Subject: Political Whores

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Ironic that Repuglicans are raging over health care for children, and nothing is said about taxpayers' monies going to big business! “Earlier today we looked at Giuliani's typically Republican pseudo proposal for solving the very real health care crisis in this country. Giuliani's approach, identical to Bush's, is to further enrich big corporations that offer little or no value to people in need of medical treatment and no value to people providing care (doctors). HMOs, unhealth insurers, Big Pharma ... putting billions of dollars into the pockets of the managers of these corporate entities -- who in turn bankroll Republican politics -- is the GOP approach to the crisis in health care.” Repuglicans are all about stuffing their own pockets while allowing the children of America to suffer the lack of health care.

Watch soon for Bush's numbers
To again dive low
Even more than they did with
Terri Schiavo.

Thursday, 04 October 2007 02:11

Dave Lindorff: Making Iraq into Vietnam

The Bush/Cheney administration seems hell-bent on making President Bush's seemingly ludicrous analogy of Iraq and Vietnam into a reality.

A few weeks ago, the president drew hoots of derision from critics and pundits for claiming the U.S. lost the war in Indochina because it pulled out of Vietnam too early. His implication was that even though the country had killed several million Vietnamese and had lost 58,000 of its own troops in years of escalating fighting there, if we had only stayed on and killed and lost even more people, we would have eventually prevailed, and that thus, it would be a mistake to pull out of the quagmire in Iraq.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Mediachannel.org

I was at the opening party for the Fox New Channel in a studio complex carved out of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp headquarters on Sixth Avenue in just 16 weeks. I wanted to videotape the event, but were denied access. We had the only crew outside, a distance from the entrance, to document who was there. I was surprised that top network anchors, including Barbara Walters and Walter Cronkite, were among those who responded to the fancy invite to pay respects to the Evil Empire and what we all then thought would be, as advertised, a News Channel.

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 09:12

Stephen Crockett: No Fun Being A Republican

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by Stephen Crockett

B.B. King said it best when he sang "the thrill is gone." It certainly is no fun trying to defend Bush Republicanism going into the 2008 elections. Bush has simultaneously radicalized and corrupted the modern Republican Party. Unfortunately, the blight is bigger than the individuals running the Bush White House. The corruption and resulting incompetence has become institutionalized in the mechanics of the Republican political machine.

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 08:47

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 3, 2007

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Subject: Tiny Mother of 3 Under Age Nine Killed By Airport Police

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT 

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)
Remarks: 5-Minutes
House of Representatives
The Iran War
October 2, 2007

Mr. Speaker:

Out of a sense of duty and a growing fear I stand to say that I hear the drumbeats of war coming again from this Administration. This time, Iran is in their crosshairs.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

WASHINGTON, DC - The Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and a Co-Founder of the Out of Iraq Caucus, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) today issued the following statement following the passage of H.R. 3087, the so called 'Tanner-Abercrombie-English bill':

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 04:23

Jeff Leys: Our Bonhoeffer Moment

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by Jeff Leys
Voices for Creative Nonviolence (Co-Coordinator)

The Bonhoeffer Moment of nonviolent civil resistance and disobedience to the world war being waged by the United States is clearly at hand. As Congress considers an additional $190 billion to fund the Iraq-Afghanistan war through September 2008 and as the threats of war against Iran become increasingly loud, it is time for us to learn lessons from the German resistance to Hitler, to the Nazi regime, and to the war waged by the German nation-state. We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.

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