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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Revealing if not enlightening, one small paragraph in a bunch of mumbo jumbo, that certainly did not justify the Washington Post’s coverage of “cleavage”! “Stories about the physical appearance of candidates, from Al Gore's earth-tones wardrobe to John Edwards's $400 haircut to a bathing-suit shot of Barack Obama in a People spread on "Beach Babes," have long been an entertaining sideshow.” The “entertaining sideshows” seem to involve Democratic candidates more often than not! The question then becomes, is Howard Kurtz using this article as just another opportunity to denigrate Democrats and keep his wife, Sheri Annis, a Repuglican consultant and commentator, in business???

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

I'm pissed off. And judging from the polls, most of you are too. We're in a war without end that we don't want to be in, our economy is in the toilet, and we don't have healthcare. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, the play was fabulous. Well not really, the Executive branch of our government has gone amok, the Constitution is in crisis and our democracy is hanging by a thread. Not only are we not too wild about our President, we like our Congress even less.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

There is presently a serious possibility that America will come under martial law before the 2008 presidential election and be irretrievably turned into a totalitarian state. If this happens there won't even be a free election in 2008. We can and should eliminate this ominous threat to national security by impeaching Bush and Cheney now. But the man in charge, John Conyers, is afraid of what Fox News might say about him.

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.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO
by Tony Peyser

Because of his fling with Ms. Monica Lewinsky
Clinton endured an endless attack
But were blow jobs worse than the blown job
That George W. has done in Iraq?

Saturday, 28 July 2007 13:22

Dave Lindorff: Martial Law Threat is Real

The looming collapse of the U.S. military in Iraq, of which a number of generals and former generals, including former Chief of Staff Colin Powell, have warned, is happening none too soon, as it may be the best hope for preventing military rule here at home.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,  

Why nail Gonzales so Bush can just pardon him? Does anyone think that he won't pardon him? It runs in the family. Why not go for the chief bananas of this republic, plus Gonzales?  

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

This won't go away, but it says a whole lot for our military, doesn't it? They have really ruined their reputations along with this criminal Bush GOP regime. How many other people have been killed by their own military service members? We know that many Iraqi people have been killed for no reason other than they were just there in front of a US gun. Rather than pursue a killer, the military just covers it up, as if they don't owe this family a thing, and if he hadn't been so well knowN, would the US military have ever been questioned? How far up did those orders to cover up come from, I wonder? But US military can go to jail promptly for being against Bush's invasion, and for just speaking out. Now they are after the protesters, too. Talk about morality. When are these treasonous dictatorial actions going to be challenged?

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

Congressional hearings are underway to reauthorize federal agriculture policy for 2007. Misguided federal policies currently favor agribusiness, and keep most farmers in a kind of indentured servitude, telling them they must use every fertilizer and additive available just to keep up with what is subsidized -- and their loan payments. Agriculture expert Michael Pollan ("The Omnivore's Dilemma") writes that the current system essentially launders federal money for big agribusinesses like Cargill and ADM.

Friday, 27 July 2007 08:29

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