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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
The Rockridge Institute

As Thanksgiving approaches, we should pay homage to the 17th Century Blackwater-like private security firms who made the very first Thanksgiving possible. That's the message from Serviam, a magazine committed to the unstinting defense of private profiteering in every realm of human endeavor. By the magazine's stuffed-turkey logic, we should give thanks for all the profiteering and the accountability-killing privatizing that dominates what was once a public sphere. From health care to a mercenary army, profit is alpha and omega, while the moral fabric that holds us together is being ripped apart by pirates. Yes, even our health has been blackwatered. Thank-yous are hardly in order.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

You cannot honestly say you are supporting American soldiers if you support the use of torture techniques such as waterboarding. By any objective definition, waterboarding is torture. The technique is a type of simulated drowning of a prisoner who has their limbs bound.

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 08:28

John Cory: The Cost of War

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by John Cory

"The truth is dark under your eyelids. What are you going to do about it?" - Against the Winter by Charles Simic

"What is the cost of war," you ask? Might as well ask, "What is the cost of eternity?"

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 06:49

Peter Michaelson: Eight Epitaphs for Bush

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Let us now propose some epitaphs for George W. Bush. In all probability, his official epitaph will exhibit his final lie, something perhaps to the effect of, "From a little Shrub, a mighty Bush," or a more enchanting "Heaven-Sent." But it's the unofficial epitaph -- our heart's remembrance -- that will take his true measure.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Killing, torturing, abusing, punishing, thieving, threatening, ignoring ... we don't have to ask who did it. Who killed these small publications that service hundreds of thousands of Americans? The Republicans have been trying to kill US postal service for years, as well as controlling the flow of information in this country, any which way they can. Big media and TV media bow down to the Bush treasonous administration.

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 04:19

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 6, 2007

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Subject: Bush's Enablers?

You know, the more I read on BuzzFlash and similar sites about entities like Blackwater, the more ominous that "Servant of the State" posture by Bush's private hired guns begins to appear.

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 03:34

Cindy Sheehan: Green Week

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
Cindy Sheehan

This week is "Green Week" on MSNBC, starting with "Paperless Monday." We viewers have been treated with attractive women telling us how we, as citizens and consumers can go "paperless" (the amount of unsolicited junk mail I receive in my mailbox infuriates me), and how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels (oil is only growing more precious and gas more expensive) and recycle, etc.

From 1994-1997, I drew daily cartoons for Laugh Lines, the L.A. Times' humor page. I also wrote topical jokes every day. Since the WGA is now on strike, there will be no new shows from the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O' Brien, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Since they've cornered the late-night market, I've decided to stake out a different time of day to call my own.

Welcome to ...

Early Morning Jokes
by Tony Peyser

If they could show that they're not
Spineless

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

“Giuliani is George Bush on steroids.” Thompson is George Bush on valium. Huckabee is George Bush on a diet. Duncan Hunter is George Bush run further amok. John McCain is George Bush older but no wiser. Ron Paul is George Bush in disguise. Alan Keyes is George Bush hanging on. And Mitt Romney is George Bush at the beauty shop! The Repuglican Party has nothing but George Bush to offer to the American people!

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