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When a witness clams up before a committee
(That's the place that Sara Taylor is in)
They have names like Jimmy "The Weasel"
Tony "The Ant" or Vincent "The Chin."

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Chairman Waxman Requests Documents Related to Political Interfere nce with the Surgeon General's Office

FYI - Today Chairman Waxman wrote to Secretary Leavitt requesting documents related to political interference with the work of the Office of the Surgeon General. Former Surgeon General Carmona testified before the Oversight Committee on July 10 that political appointees edited his public remarks, blocked him from developing or issuing several reports or calls to action, and denied travel requests on political grounds.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007 07:48

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 11, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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[Note: The July 6 Mailbag was originally posted with the wrong url. It is available now here.]

Bush was very quick to break out that
Shopworn phrase about how he
Won't let the war be run by political
Figures in Washington, D.C.

It's like Snow's playing hockey
And making a Hail Mary slapshot
Every time he opens his mouth
And uses the word "snapshot."

Wednesday, 11 July 2007 02:11

Mary Shaw: No truth, no consequences

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Shaw

No one should be surprised by George W. Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's prison sentence. Many people had speculated that Bush would issue a full pardon. And, according to Bush, that option is still not off the table.

A BuzzFlash Editorial

In today’s BuzzFlash interview with author Larry Beinhart (who wrote the book that the movie "Wag the Dog" was based on), he astutely comments on Bush and Cheney gambling with lives in Iraq as if GIs were poker chips:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
Third in a series; the first article is here; the second is here.
by Pamela Troy

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

On April 16, Seung-Hui Cho's bullets stopped 32 people in their tracks. But they haven't stopped the NRA's fast track agenda. If anything, they've accelerated it.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,  

People should be outraged about the growth of these mercenary military organizations, a cancerous-like growth that has been helped immensely due to contracts by our own Bush GOP government ... and add to that, the constant sightings of the scary, spaced out costumes of many SWAT teams that are being used in most of our cities. Why are they necessary? One idea would be that they are used for the purpose of getting people used to seeing such militarized tactics ... all of this should at least have Americans wondering what this country will be in another few years. We were never threatened by Iraq, never.  

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