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These departures now are
Getting infectious:
God just announced He's
Going back to Texas.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

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 Michael Winship

Monday, Monday. Can't trust that day. The GOP always seems to purge its leadership ranks on Mondays -- just when I'm sweating the deadline for this column, so I have to start all over. I swear, it's the work of that vast right-wing conspiracy. Go pick on somebody your own size, dammit.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Sam Provance

Breaking News: The Army officer in charge of the interrogation/torture operation at Abu Ghraib in late 2003 is being court-martialed. My first thought was: Finally an officer is being held accountable. In view of the repeated rebuff to my own attempts to stop the torture and identify those responsible, however, you will perhaps excuse my skepticism that justice will be done.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Miles of smiles while they take away money for people who are mentally ill and the aged. If this isn't a Republican gesture that will always bring smiles to their faces, what the hell is?

Tuesday, 28 August 2007 06:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 28, 2007

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Subject: Being First Just Ain't Enough, Nancy

I'm sure that many old feminists like myself were overjoyed when Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House. A woman! At long last. Soon women all over America will be treated as if they were almost as good as a man. The words " A woman's place is in the house, and in the Senate," would be tattooed on every sexist, condescending man's ass right next to instructions on how to put a new roll of toilet paper on the holder.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

It boils down to who you are and who you know in America!!! Yesterday’s mainstream corporate media newsworthy stories were about 2 men -- one who promoted torture and abuse of dogs, the other who promoted torture and abuse of human beings!  One who is likely to go to jail, the other who goes home, with a stellar endorsement from George Bush!  America was inundated with reports on the brutality of dog fighting, pictures of dog fights, speculation about the length of Michael Vick’s prison sentence, pictures of protesters, and opinions on the viciousness of the crime. On the other hand, the public was presented with the ins and outs of politics and Alberto Gonazles’ name being dragged through the mud, but no mention about the cruelty of torturing and abusing human beings, no pictures of the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, no mention of the prisoners at Guantanamo, no mention of the lies and the Constitutional abuses, no protesters shown here! Yes, it still boils down to just exactly who you are and who you know in America!  Each of these men has committed crimes, one who will surely go to prison, the other who has seemingly gotten off scot-free to “recall” having lived “the American dream”!!!

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Jim Ridout

George Bush was in town Monday to continue his lying ways during a speech in Albuquerque to rally other liars to support his dream of the unending war in Iraq. Now to be clear, George Bush spoke in Rancho de Albuquerque on Rio Grande Blvd. To the rest of the country, this will look like a place where us commoners or hicks (to borrow from the movie "All the Kings Men") reside. Ladies and gentlemen: this is not so, this is the land of the wealthy. A place where land alone may cost as much as $400,000 per acre, because it is green and it is near a river, and Albuquerque is high desert. And like in the 1949 movie "All the Kings Men," George wants his spurious supporters to shout, "George's law is our law."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

(Editor's Note: Here are partial remarks from Cynthia McKinney at the Kennebunkport, Maine peace rally on August 25, 2007)

"Our country is in danger, not just from foreign enemies, but above all, from our own misguided policies. This war must be ended; and in my judgment, it can be ended. And it does not involve giving up. But it does involve not continuing to follow the bankrupt policy that we're following at the present time."

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  

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