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Friday, 16 February 2007 01:50

Will Durst: The 14th Annual TGFTLSBIAC Awards

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Better strap a hair spray filter over your mouth, because it's red carpet season everybody. That blessed time of the year when mere mortals like us derive major entertainment value from watching famous singers, actors, starlets, athletes, has-beens and other celebrity wannabes strut and pout and smirk and flaunt and blandish blatant attempts at replicating sincerity during that tiny window of their career that occurs between hiring a big league publicist and having had so much plastic surgery, they start to frighten small children and weasels, by which I mean their agents.

Friday, 16 February 2007 01:17

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 16, 2007

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Subject: Ricky Martin has a new message for Bush - Celebrity News - MSNBC.com

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Please, someone tell me, how can supporting a crazy person, and doing every cockamamie thing he tells you to do, be construed as "doing your job"? Isn't the job of the military leaders, isn't their job, first and foremost, the troops? How can they justify sending our sons and daughters into a battle zone knowing, "all of the U.S.-based Army combat brigades are rated as unready to deploy"? This is crazy and it's about time somebody stops the madness of George!

NEWS RELEASE

Republican Culture of Corruption: Gibbons Edition

Washington, DC - Although the American people broke the Republican Party's grip on Washington in November, the Republican Culture of Corruption and its repercussions are still being felt around the country. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the FBI's political corruption unit is investigating potential kickbacks to ex-GOP Congressman Jim Gibbons from a defense contractor. Gibbons is now Governor of Nevada. [Wall Street Journal, 2/15/07]

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.

Thursday, 15 February 2007 22:30

Gaper’s Block

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

A February 16 article in the Washington Post once again revealed that the Bush-Cheney wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran are just three of their wars. (You can be sure that covert activity is underway in Iran already through surrogates or through elite U.S. military units).

If his memory has been so bad
For so much of his working life
How in the world did he manage
To remember to out Wilson’s wife?

 

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Tony Peyser provides daily poems and weekly cartoons for BuzzFlash and also writes the BuzzFlash column, "Blue State Jukebox." He was a daily cartoonist for the L.A. Times from 1994 to 1997. You can e-mail Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Scooter Libby had no problem leaking the identity of a CIA operative to cover up a lie. He had no problem lying about the leak under oath to a grand jury. But now Libby and his defense team have decided to cut and run from defending his actions at his own trial. Even his old boss, Dick Cheney, won't have to account for what happened.

Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:21

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 15, 2007

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Subject: Teddy Roosevelt, Joe Lieberman, and George W. Bush

Thursday, 15 February 2007 02:23

Cindy Sheehan: Money Trumps Peace...Sometimes

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

It is always painful to watch George stumble his way through press conferences. He can't get through a sentence without at least two-three "uhs," his eyelids flutter up and down in what my daughter Carly calls the "liar's blink." It is painful that a human like that is ostensibly the leader of the free world. There is always a plethora of things that he says, does, or screws up on to write about but this time what caught my attention happened during the Q&A. George was asked if he thought the economic sanctions on Iran would work because so many European nations trade with that country.

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