A BUZZFLASH EDITORIALThe Fort Worth Star-Telegram recently noted that BuzzFlash.com had awarded its weekly "Wings of Justice Award" to a Texas State Senator:
State Sen. Mario Gallegos was recently honored for his efforts to help scuttle a bill that would have made voters show official identification at the polls.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
We keep hearing about the fired attorneys when, in my mind, they should be more worried about the attorneys who were not fired and what have they been up to. In fact, what have all of the appointees by Bush, a number around 3,000, been doing or not doing? Why can't they give back to those who were honest their jobs, and investigate every other attorney in that department? Isn't it about time to clean out the White House, then clean up the rest of this government? The White House is where the initial pollution of all government agencies is coming from. We all know this.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by George Gerber
As millions of people tune into "So You Think You Can Dance" every week to watch average Americans two step on stage, the President of the United States is practicing his dance skills in the White House. With his partners and instructors Cheney, Rove, and Gonzales, he has deftly written and performed an outrageous and yet effective "American Dance," a dance that betrays the American public, our freedoms, and our Constitution.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
The real reason George Bush and Dick Cheney along with the other war supporters want to continue the war in Iraq boils down to GREED! Past history of Repuglican reign should be a clue into the reality of today -- "for some businesses, dangerous situations mean more profit and peace means less." There you have it in a nutshell, danger and war "means profit, peace means less"!!! And the Repuglicans are all about "profit"!
Joevember, by morphing into a Republican,
Has breeched every line of political etiquette
When the Democrats all win big in 2008
The time will be right to bomb Connecticut.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff
Down the shore yesterday, as we say in Philly, I was body surfing in the Atlantic and it got me to thinking.
On the East Coast, where the prevailing winds are offshore, the surf tends to be pretty tame, and Thursday was no exception, with the biggest waves cresting at perhaps three feet. Nonetheless, these little combers were able to send my prone body racing 100 feet toward the beach at a good clip.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Scooter Libby should have thought about his family before he decided to lie and cover up the fact they were about the business of waging a vendetta against Joe Wilson and that they intentionally exposed Joe's covert CIA agent wife, just to smear Joe! Libby lied in an effort to cover up their abominable attempts to destroy a man and his family. Libby should have considered his family and the consequences of his actions; he should have put his family above the wants needs and chicanery of Dick Cheney and George Bush. The lie, and the attempt to cover it up, were wrong! Now where have I heard that before, oh I remember, right before the Repuglicans brought impeachment charges against Bill Clinton. Not a single solitary Repuglican was wailing about what it would do to Bill Clinton's family. They gathered around Clinton like a bunch of sharks in a feeding frenzy, they circled in for the kill, they appointed a special prosecutor and poked into every aspect of Clinton's existence. They gleefully scandalized Clinton, they tried to destroy him the same way they tried to destroy Joe Wilson. Repuglicans don't change their tactics, they use the same methods over and over again in an attempt to annihilate those who don't agree with them. Scooter Libby and his family got off light, he was found guilty and sentenced to a prison term, no one persecuted him the same way they all persecuted Bill Clinton. And in the end Libby can expect a pardon, because he knows more than Bush and Cheney want revealed to the public!!!!