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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.

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.

I wish Al Gore would soon inspire
All Democrats to buck up


Seems the "chatter" regarding al Qaida has also picked up in the United States of late! "... President Bush on Thursday called al Qaida 'the main enemy' in Iraq ... The reference, in a major speech at the Naval War College that referred to al Qaida at least 27 times ..." and then there's, "McCain's Iraq Speech Today Mentions Al Qaeda 15 Times" followed by, "KING: Michael Chertoff, our director of homeland security, has a gut feeling about terrorism coming this summer," and then there's the latest NIE, "The new National Intelligence Estimate will warn that al Qaeda will try to use its capabilities and contacts in Iraq to attack the United States, according to a senior government official." Is this truth or consequences?????

by Dennis Loo

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

How do we get from where we are to where we need to be? We know there is a big gap between here and there. The people of this country need to act in the millions in visible and unmistakable ways if we are to have a chance at driving Bush and Cheney from power, repudiating what they stand for, and creating a wholly different political atmosphere.

Before Rep. Chris Cannon gets too holier than thou
There is something that I'd like to mention now.

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  

The GOP Busheviks Demanded an Up or Down Vote on Partisan GOP Federal Judge Appointments. But The Same Republican Hacks in the Senate are Filibustering a Vote on Whether or Not to Support Our Troops by Saving Them From Dying in a Failed War.

Monday, 16 July 2007 15:44

Mary Pitt: Three Little Words

by Mary Pitt

There are three words that strike fear into the hearts of modern-day politicians. They are not obscene or distasteful to any ethnic group but saying any one of them in the context of the day's news will cause an instant and infectious breathing spasm on the part of any or all the bought-and-paid-for pros of either party. Like the Lord's Prayer to a ghost, a cross to Dracula, or a silver bullet to a werewolf, any of them will empty a political caucus room in 10 seconds flat.

by Charlie Jackson

President Bush and the U.S. Congress plan to be on vacation throughout the month of August. The Iraqi parliament will leave town as well, according to White House spokesman Tony Snow.

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