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Friday, 19 January 2007 03:27

Shirley Smith: The Bushes Looking Ahead?

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,  

I could be wrong, because I don't know all of what is going on with the Bush library and SMU, but, isn't old man Bush a Methodist. I think this is another ploy to hide what this Bush administration has been to the American people.

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The world is upside down, and one brave first lieutenant tries to set it right. The U.S. war in Iraq is illegal and immoral, says 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. In thus choosing reality over fallacy, and refusing to deploy to Iraq with his Stryker brigade, the 28-year-old Honolulu native faces six years in the brig when his court-martial begins next month at Ft. Lewis near Seattle.

Friday, 19 January 2007 03:20

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 19, 2007

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Subject:How To Get Away With Mass Murder

The Pentagon wants to execute detainees based on hearsay and coerced testimony.

The document was hailed by Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, top Republican on the House Armed Services, who said, "Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, and his cohorts are a step closer to trial."

Pentagon sets rules for detainee trials (AP/Yahoo)

Well, well, well......the cycle is complete. Osama has gone from the "mastermind behind 9/11" to "wanted dead or alive" to Bush "doesn't think about him anymore" to "Osama has been marginalized" to this latest piece of distraction from a Bush lackey: "Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks ... " Not even a mention of Osama? Osama who?

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Don't mention the war (or bash Bush)." If anyone thought the media was going to be more forthcoming in their reporting, forget it! The upcoming White House Correspondents Association Dinner tells us just how slanted the media is in America! Rich Little says he has "an understanding not to bash Bush or mention the war"! As for Stephen Colbert's "searing satire of President Bush and the White House press corps," while it may have touched the nerves of some, it most certainly did not fall flat! In fact a whole lot of Americans found the "truthiness" in what he said, and his courage in saying it, a refreshing change of pace!

by Tony Peyser

The Vice President’s chief of staff isn’t political?
Who is she trying to snooker?
That’s like saying a woman who gets paid for sex
Shouldn’t be called a hooker.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

1//The Independent, UK
THE BATTLE TO SAVE IRAQ'S CHILDREN

The desperate plight of children who are dying in Iraqi hospitals for the lack of simple equipment that in some cases can cost as little as 95p is revealed today in a letter signed by nearly 100 eminent doctors. They are backed by a group of international lawyers, who say the conditions in hospitals revealed in their letter amount to a breach of the Geneva conventions that require Britain and the US as occupying forces to protect human life.

Thursday, 18 January 2007 08:15

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 18, 2007

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Subject: Sudden about-face by the Busheviks regarding court oversight of big brother spying

The reason that the cabal has made a sudden about-face regarding court oversight of governmental spying is very simple. In a word, Libby.

There are people within the cabal who see what is happening to Libby for committing perjury, and they're scared. They've let it be known within the secret circle that they will not be put in the same position. They'll talk before going to jail for perjury.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

I'm sorry, maybe it sounds unfair, but what will it take to get Congress off their duffs and get brutally tough with this criminal Bush Regime, I wonder. People are anxious after six years of brutality by this treasonous Bush administration.

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by Larry Beinhart

Failure is not an option. It's standard! On every policy we make! Name a policy, and it's got failure! Guaranteed! Or your government back!

War in Iraq?

Failure, built in from day one! Go to war based on lies, go to war in a way that's technically a war crime, that's got failure, built in! To make certain that it had failure, we went in without enough people do to the job! And without a plan!

Thursday, 18 January 2007 05:04

Bill Moyers: Life on the Plantation

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by Bill Moyers

Remarks delivered by Bill Moyers at the 2007 "Conference on Media Reform" in Memphis, Tennessee, Friday, January 12. (Scroll down for audio link.)

It has long been said (ostensibly by Benjamin Franklin, but we can't be sure) that "democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."

My fellow lambs:

It's good to be in Memphis and find you well-armed with passion for democracy, readiness for action, and courage for the next round in the fight for a free and independent press.

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