A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Phil Vargas
As the evidence accumulates, it is becoming more and more evident that our great leader has blundered like no other. By all indications, as the leader of the free world, he has created one of the most fearsome and dangerous climates ever, most especially for all Americans. He has made us the most hated people in the world and himself the most despised leader, worldwide. For nobody is really safe from the next car explosion or suicide bomber. With his delusions of grandeur and the help of all his lying cronies, viz. Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales, and all the rest, all war criminals, and a complicit Republican congress -- our commander-in-chief has blundered into one disaster after another!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
First, kudos to CNN for its groundbreaking presentation of presidential candidates responding to citizens' questions. It was a breath of fresh air compared to most television treatment of politics.
By Norman Solomon
Former readers of Mad Magazine can remember a regular feature called "Scenes We'd Like to See." It showed what might happen if candor replaced customary euphemisms and evasions. These days, what media scenes would we like to see?
If Rosa Parks had lived two years longer, what happened today in the halls of Congress might have killed her. It certainly would have broken her heart.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
Journey for Humanity and Accountability, Day 14
I am lying in my hotel bed at the end of a very busy, productive, yet sad day.
About 300 people gathered today and marched the 3½ miles from the entrance of Arlington Cemetery to Congressman John Conyers' office to demand impeachment and accountability from one of the leading figures in American politics for the last four decades.
Peggy Noonan was perhaps the paramount hagiographer of Ronald Reagan, perhaps the most influential creator of the Reagan Myth. Peggy Noonan is currently contributing to The Wall Street Journal. In a column entitled "American Grit" posted on the OpinionJournal.com on Friday, July 13, 2007 (that tells you something), Noonan had this to say, in part, about George Bush: "I found myself Thursday watching President Bush's news conference and thinking about what it is about him, real or perceived, that makes people who used to smile at the mention of his name now grit their teeth. . . . I received an email before the news conference from as rock-ribbed a Republican as you can find, a Georgia woman (middle-aged, entrepreneurial) who'd previously supported him. She said she'd had it . . . . Americans have always been somewhat romantic about the meaning of our country . . . . But they like the president to be the cool-eyed realist, the tough customer who understands harsh realities. With Mr. Bush it is the people who are forced to be cool-eyed and realistic. He's the one who goes off on the toots."
Now there's an idea that gamblers love to death:
Forget leaning on players --- just pay off the ref.
And while this is certainly a matter for the courts
It has clear resonance that goes beyond sports.
Twisting the arm of the head of the FDA
Is not unlike what was done in the NBA.