A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Last week, we were watching the original "Godfather" film on cable television, and – being BuzzFlash – we couldn’t keep our head from popping with political analogies.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"Cheney on Trip to Ashcroft's Hospital Bedside: 'I Don't Recall.'" They better rethink their position on stem-cell research, chances are they're going to need it! George Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, and the rest of this administration to include Congressional Repuglicans, seem to have a real problem with "memory"! This could be indicative of early Alzheimer's and may require medical treatment in the future!!
There is absolutely no risk, he
Left the hospital striding briskly.
There is nothing new here to learn;
Spokesmen say no cause for concern.
The Chief Justice's seizure was benign
He's now out of danger and feeling fine.
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A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Pitt
The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t'other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)
Eugene Field, Yale Book of American Verse
While watching the CNN/YouTube debate, this children's poem from so long ago was the first thing that came to mind. The Democratic Presidential campaign has once again come down to this: the onlookers, reporters, and media pundits have decided the primary election is to be a two-horse race without regard for the opinion of the people. No matter how well any of the other candidates may appeal to any of the public, they insist the only true contest is between the two candidates of their choice. It's as if the other candidates are all part of the anonymous bric a brac, only there as background for the two objets d'arte to which the media wish to draw attention.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Daphna Nachminovitch
It's time for Michael Vick to hang up his Falcons jersey. He should be immediately suspended from the NFL and, if convicted of dogfighting, thrown in the slammer. People who abuse animals belong in prison, not on the playing field. Anyone who is capable of the heinous cruelty detailed in Vick's damning 18-page indictment poses a danger not only to animals but also to fellow humans.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett
The United States has been in a prolonged Constitutional crisis since the Supreme Court showed it had been corrupted by partisan politics when the Bush vs. Gore ruling was issued in December 2000. The Bush Administration began by Republican politicians thumbing their noses at the rule of law. The past 7 years have been an unending assault on Constitutional government, American political traditions, and personal freedom.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Congressman Rangel Outraged By $20 Billion Saudi Arabia Weapons Deal
New York Lawmaker Denounces Business-as-Usual With Royal Kingdom While U.S. Soldiers Die; Will Challenge Bush Plan
Yes, folks, there is a real George Bush. And he is not, as I have been saying with increasing frequency in recent commentaries here and columns at ThePoliticalJunkies.net, deranged, delusional, or a raving lunatic. In his July 20, 2007, NY Times column "All the President's Enablers," Paul Krugman said, among other things: "In a coordinated public relations offensive, the White House is using reliably friendly pundits . . . . to put out the word that President Bush is as upbeat and confident as ever. . . . Iraq is a bloody quagmire. . . . Yet Mr. Bush remains confident. Sorry, but that's not reassuring; it's terrifying. It doesn't demonstrate Mr. Bush's strength of character; it shows that he has lost touch with reality."