In this country, putting up political dissent is the same as waving a flag. Any country in the world will let you stick up a flag. But this is America, and what makes America different is we’re allowed to put up a sign that says impeach -- a sign that says impeach, over a freeway, is just as patriotic as a flag. After 9/11, that was a time to put flags up on freeways. This is the time to put up signs that say: "Impeach this president who lies."
The First Republican Comedy Hour (otherwise known as the first Republican presidential debate) was held on May 3. It held some fascinating lessons for me, and I want to share some of them with you. I must tell you that hearing these men talk brought many a chuckle to my throat (and at times something else as well, but we won't go into that, even though I am a doctor).
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
George Bush has made sure that the upper levels of the Justice Department remained loyal to him throughout his time in office. But the new allegations of political hirings for lower level employees means that the stench of the Bush Administration will linger in federal law enforcement for years to come.
Like the Attorney General, U.S. Attorneys serve for limited terms and tend to be replaced when a new president takes office. Most other Justice lawyers, however, are career public servants and can stay as long as they want.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
The 1970 killings by National Guardsmen of four students during a peaceful anti-war demonstration at Kent State University have now been shown to be cold-blooded, premeditated official murder. But the definitive proof of this monumental historic reality is not, apparently, worthy of significant analysis or comment in today's mainstream media.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Hmmm, I thought the "decider" in chief, was the "commander" in chief and as such is responsible for "waging" war, foolish me yet again! The truth is, this war is causing more problems than it's solving, more death and destruction than ever before and George Bush can't handle the truth, so he is looking for a way out, a way to "cut and run"! George is advertising for a "war czar"; however he's really "looking for a scapegoat"!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart
There is a great moral conundrum in the Iraq situation.
The pro-war position that we cannot abandon the mess we've made does have great certain moral authority. There are now millions upon millions of Iraqis whose lives have been ruined in this war and millions upon millions more whose lives continue to be at risk due to the chaos unleashed by the war and during the time America has been in charge of the country. To abandon them and fail to establish a secure and decent level of civilization is reprehensible.
How To Tell A Bible-Reading Event Outside The Capitol Was Coordinated By Jeff Gannon
"Here's a passage from the Book Of Mark
To show us the light and banish the dark:
If you are guilty of eternal sin,
Well, hello, sailor! Come on in!"