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Wednesday, 18 July 2007 03:16

Shirley Smith: Do Americans Understand?

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

This is one sign of what is wrong with US government: People not believing in accountability from their governments. Why do people think that Germany's government and their people do not bear responsibility for the survivors of such a carnage that in no way was any fault of their own? Years of horror that killed off millions of people.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dennis Loo

(BuzzFlash note: This is the second of a 2-part series. The first part can be found here.)

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

A "little bit of powder, a drop of foundation" can be very expensive, just ask Mitt Romney. He paid $150+ to be presentable for the cameras! He looks as though they just may have added a spritz of hair spray to finish the "look"!

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Karen Webb

According to some blog participants and members of Congress, David Vitter didn't suborn perjury and he wasn't living in the White House so it isn't so bad. Situational Ethics has always been the strong suit for the GOP.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH 

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Journey for Humanity and Accountability: Day 7

The Journey for Humanity and Accountability took a two-day hiatus in Charlotte, NC while I traveled home to the Bay Area to attend the memorial service of a dear friend of mine. The rest of the group used the time in Charlotte to repair tires, rest, catch up on e-mails, and help work on the next few stops. In the meantime, to the consternation of the Democratic blogosphere, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has 7 more days to put impeachment back on the table. Very few people on these blogs recognize the fact that it's not my fault that Ms. Pelosi is not doing her job.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 14:46

Dave Lindorff: Feingold Turns to Dross

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

In a diary entry on DailyKos, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), one of the most consistently progressive liberals in the Senate, surrendered to the Democratic Party Establishment with an embarrassing string of lame and tired excuses for not standing for impeachment of the Bush/Cheney regime.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 08:18

George Gerber: A Stain of the Union

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by George Gerber

A common trait that winds its way through most debates and discussions in our society: arguments are most frequently driven by emotions, not facts. Most of us, if put on trial, would be found guilty of succumbing to this human weakness. It requires less work to argue based on your feelings than it does to argue based on information that is clear, accurate, and unambiguous. Opposing positions regarding the Iraq war, our economy, free speech, liberty and justice, and many other aspects of the American Dream are as diverse as our people. But they are, for the most part, just opinions, usually expressed in the comfort of our living rooms while sipping coffee and contemplating the deeper meaning of life.

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 08:11

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 17, 2007

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Subject: Awe

The mockingbird can change its tune 37 times in 7 minutes. Politicians regard this ability with awe.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Day One

"La Toya Jackson."

The famous name drew laughter as it was read from the roll at the main New York County courthouse, 100 Centre Street. Hers was just one of a few hundred names read on a Monday morning four weeks ago, folks who had been called to serve on a state grand jury in Manhattan.

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