MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
After thinking about the attack on an ad run by MoveOn.org, it should be of no surprise to many of us who have watched the members of Congress stand by while a coup took place in 2000, while the election fraud took place and was proved in 2000 and 2004, the use of our military without justification (lies) that many knew about before the invasion into Iraq, and everyone knows about today, the Republican stacking of the Supreme Court with Right Wing justices, countless crimes uncovered in our Justice Department, CIA, and FBI by the Bush GOP that are against the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights ... all of the above and more has happened because of the silence of the sheep in Congress. Those who are supposed to be the "watch dogs" and a counter balance to the executive power in US government.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by George Gerber
The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.
William O. Douglas
These were the words of William O. Douglas who served for over 36 years as a Supreme Court justice. In just 13 words, he eloquently described the meaning of the American Democracy.
by L M (Johnson) Tschudy
I have been watching the Senate's Business this past week and am totally horrified and repulsed with the cavalier manner and contemptuous disdain with which the Senate Republicons and Democrats have regarded not only the sons and daughters of America, but also with our Rule of Law -- specifically the U.S. Constitution, particularly Freedom of Speech and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"LUCKENBACH, Texas -- As George W. Bush approaches his final year in office saddled with an unpopular war, the shifting winds of public opinion have reached even the wide open spaces of Bush country ... Sousa of IAVA ... ‘It's difficult when you think you go for some good reason -- defending freedom, 9/11, helping the Iraqi people -- and it turns out to not be the great cause that you thought.'"
Worthless No Child Left Behind instruction
Never finding weapons of mass destruction.
"Mission accomplished!" "Bring it on!"
Teasing that troops will be withdrawn.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
CHICAGO -- More than 800 people filled the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on Thursday night, testifying for over seven hours before the Federal Communications Commission about the negative impacts of runaway media consolidation.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
That's right, march on that town in Louisiana. Americans have been told over and over that this country has succeeded in equal rights, but we Americans have seen them chipped away little by little as those Americans in this country who still think like the plantation owners of yesterday use their power in government to turn back any progress made in this country, based on the ideas that we Americans are not all equal if you are black, another color, poor, gay, or female.