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A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by L M (Johnson) Tschudy

OK, as a life-long "hippie at heart" who has long advocated that peace and love are much better as a life philosophy than war and hate, even I comprehend that there comes a time when I can no longer continue being diplomatic. Eventually, one has to come to the realization that when you are dealing with an elephant's ass, you have to admit and resort to treating the elephant's ass exactly the same way it is treating you.

When they want the media
To paint a better picture
They keep toting guns but
Start quoting scripture.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

The Repuglican Party is attempting to pull off the biggest “bait and switch” ever conducted in these United States! Thanks to the Repuglican Party and the radical right, the basic foundations of America that the forefathers so carefully put in place to make this the greatest nation in the world are being turned upside down and inside out! Secularism, liberalism, equality, civil rights, civil liberties, tolerance, benevolence, impartiality, fairness, a government of the people, by the people, and for the people have always been AMERICAN VALUES! The Repuglicans would have you believe America was built exclusively on “Christian” values, it was not! In this the land of the “melting pot,” the land of “give me your tired, your weak, your huddled masses,” Christianity has never ever been the prerequisite! LIBERAL AMERICAN VALUES, to include all religions and/or no religions, are the building blocks that have always been the finest example of true freedom and democracy!

After all the brouhaha in New York last week, this seems like a good time to have us a little chat about free speech. Not restricted free speech. Not partial free speech. Not pseudo- semi- counterfeit- limited- free speech. Not free speech on Wednesdays between 2 and 3 p.m. EDT. Not free speech zones and not free speech reserved for the people we like and kept from the ones we don't. No, my friends, I'm talking about your total, unfettered, full-throated, in your face, front row death metal rock concert, spitting in the wind, 24/7, every square inch of your big white furry butt, gushing like runoff from a rain gutter off a cantilevered roof during a Force 5 hurricane in the tropics free speech.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.

1//The Independent, UK
FRENCH FACE TOUGH CHOICES TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

None other than Alan Greenspan, touting his recent book, said once again what we all know: the Iraq War – as the Iran War will be – is primarily about oil.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Medtronic has voluntarily recalled about 16,000 bones nationwide, and tests on 12,000 to 13,000 people show no infectious disease that is traceable to the recalled tissue, said company spokesman Bert Kelly.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
"The world is watching the people of Burma take to the streets to demand their freedom, and the American people stand in solidarity with these brave individuals," -- George Bush

Watching the pro-democracy marches in Burma both inspires and sickens me. I am inspired by seeing thousands of red-robed monks leading the demonstrations and sickened by the violence they receive from the military.

Friday, 28 September 2007 05:32

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 28, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: Co-Equal At Last

Why would the democratic majority in Congress, judged by a solid majority of citizens to be a failure, nevertheless persist in a campaign of thinly veiled (and sometimes naked and undeniable) enabling of Bush? Nancy Pelosi explained it to Wolf Blitzer. She hopes to shove the Iraq war across the aisle, point to republicans and say: "It's yours!"

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Jim Ridout

"Mandela is dead"

These words spoken by a silly, stupid, and ignorant man contrast in a remarkable and ironic way with words spoken by Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Who really knows what George W. Bush actually meant when he uttered his jaw-dropping announcement regarding President Mandela or his discovery of who killed him.... Saddam Hussein. It was one of those moments where you feel the world sort of feeling embarrassed that we have such a man leading this nation, and at the same time you laugh out loud.

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