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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

One of the curiosities of life in the freelance scrivener's trade is that you find yourself in the oddest places, writing about the oddest things. Over some 25 years or so, I've taken assignments writing television shows about everything from grizzly bears to defense policy, from Native American history to the bossa nova music of Brazil.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Austin -- I just spent the weekend in this state capital, talkin' impeachment at a meeting organized by the Texas Green Party, World Can't Wait, and Austin Impeach, and was flying back home via Atlanta. As I was boarding my flight, the pilot, an Air Force veteran like many commercial pilots, looked at the bold "Impeach Bush and Cheney" emblazoned across my chest, smiled and said, "I like your shirt." Some 20 minutes later when the flight attendant came through serving drinks and I asked for a bottle of red wine, she handed me a bottle and then waved away my proffered five dollars. "With that shirt, you don't have to pay," she said to me. The Texas and Georgia passengers sitting around me laughed appreciatively.

The White House says, "Stand up against the insurgents!"
To each and every Iraqi resident
And yet the man in the Oval Office is clearly too afraid
To stand up to his Vice President.

Hmm ... lemme see: he
Promoted compassion
Back in the day when it
Wasn't exactly in fashion.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

I wrote a series of poems about someone who died recently ... someone close to me ... and about my perception of the human race ...

1.

As I sit here in the darkness
I wonder whence man's travesty will ever end
Death, murder, suicide, hunger, depravity, poverty
All ignored as we make this journey thru life

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

At last our dying Mother Earth has taken center stage.

Thanks to Al Gore's global concert, the major media are finally filling with coverage of the climate crisis. It all comes with a dire dual realization: our economy will collapse, and we could all die, if something drastic is not done. But what?

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

Instead of painting herself into a corner and forever being remembered for saying that "Impeachment is off the table"-- it's time for Nancy Pelosi to say to the Republicans in Congress, "We're ready when you are."

Monday, 09 July 2007 04:25

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 9, 2007

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Subject: Ideas For Presidential Running Mates

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Shaw

Some people believe global warming is a hoax. Or they think it's just a petty matter for tree-hugging radicals to fret about. Or they think it's a partisan issue, raised only by the extreme left wing.

Monday, 09 July 2007 02:56

Cindy Sheehan: Cindy for Congress?

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Well, the cat got out of the bag early as it so often does. I was going to announce on July 10 (my 50th birthday) before our Journey for Humanity that I would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she didn't put impeachment back on the table before our tour reached DC on July 23. Impeachment was never hers to take off the table as it is a Constitutional remedy for BushCo, not an optional smorgasbord choice. However, the story was leaked to the AP and we couldn't keep the big announcement under wraps.

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