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A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Korreck

President Bush keeps insisting America needs to "support the troops." What exactly is it that shows support?

Extending tours of duty? Sending soldiers into battle without the proper training and equipment? There is much information to document the shortages -- one can Google the recently released Inspector General audit reports to get the details. The extended tours and "back door drafts" are common practice and common knowledge.

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 04:58

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 6, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: It's Simple Math

Perpetual war plus permanent budget cuts equals what? Bombs and body bags for our troops and steadily worsening conditions for the rest of us here at home.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Ah, if only there were more Russ Feingolds in the U.S. Senate, this world would be a far better place!!!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

We all have mourned the passing last week of Molly Ivins. As her friend Bill Moyers wrote, she has been "ushered into the Council of Ink-Stained Immortals, where the only religion is truth." She left us with many truthful words, including these from her last column when she implored us to resist the "surge" in Iraq: "We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders."

POWER PLAYS -- WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia 

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources  

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 02:26

Cindy Sheehan: The Destroyer and His Helpers

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

When I first started on my long, arduous and relentless journey towards peace shortly after my son, Casey, was killed in Iraq, I met with many Democratic House Members and two Republicans, Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ron Paul (R-TX). I received sympathy and sometimes tea from each elected official, but the consensus was that the anti-war group was in the minority in the Democratic Party and but the barest of minorities in the Republican Party, so nothing could be accomplished in stopping Bloody George the Destroyer's war of terror.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Warren Bell is a funny guy. He has worked on television sitcoms like "Coach" and "According to Jim," starring Jim Belushi. Nevertheless, Warren Bell is a funny guy.

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 02:00

Dave Zirin: The Super Bowl -- When Hawks Cry

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

Last night's Super Bowl was a Roman Vomitorium of odious spew. This and the insipid made only palatable by the thought of Mike Ditka in a dark bar drinking whiskey shots, chased with the salty discharge humans call tears.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After Republicans voted to block debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders delivered this speech on the floor of the Senate.

Mr. President:

Is there a government contract with pork?
They’d like to put a bid on it.
Is there a war most of the nation opposes?
They’d like to put a lid on it.

 

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