Fourteen years ago, I watched an absolutely brilliant episode of "Jeeves and Wooster" on PBS. Stephen Fry, a man who wears so many hats he should have nine heads, played Jeeves. He's an icon in England but Fry is not as well-known here in America. However, you surely are acquainted with the actor who played Bertie Wooster: Hugh Laurie, the misanthropic title character of FOX's hit series "House."
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Republican Candidates Weak on War on Terror
Mitt Romney Says Catching Bin Laden "Not Worth It"
Washington, DC - By telling the Associated Press that catching Bin Laden "is not worth moving heaven and earth," Mitt Romney crystallized exactly why Republican presidential candidates are weak on the war on terror, and why America needs real and strong leadership in the White House. [AP, 4/26/07] Romney's comments in New Hampshire on Thursday parallel the Bush Administration's decisions to back down from catching Bin Laden less than six months after September 11, 2001, relegating the war on terror and the war in Afghanistan to second tier status, choosing to initiate a war with Iraq under false pretenses, and failing to fund and support basic security measures recommended by the 9/11 Commission.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
“Frank Luntz: I Am A Paid Liar; But Aren’t I An Awesome One?” Who really thinks the ability to lie is an asset? What has America become when lying is considered a brilliant political strategy? What does this particular feature say to the children of this country? Without a doubt it is an unacceptable, disgusting, Repuglican swift boat tactic and should be exposed as such! Ironic that those who profess an affinity for religion idolize those who don’t hesitate to break the Commandments and commit such heinous transgressions!
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by L M (Johnson) Tschudy
My deceased father was a very thoughtful, rational, and analytical person. Until the time he was no longer cognizant and unable to talk, there were many, many times that he and I would talk about people, life, philosophy, religion, and politics and how to determine the best way to deal with adverse circumstances and situations. Frequently, he would advise me to not say anything for the time being, but rather, give the other person enough rope and they would eventually hang themselves. I have learned the wisdom of that advice over the years and have used it to great effect with positive results throughout my life.
If John really thinks this is funny & proper
I hope that this provokes
A lot of the late-night comedy guys to start
Telling Hanoi Hilton jokes.
"Is this country ready for an African American president? It's ready for a retarded president, why wouldn't it be for an African American president?"
Chris Rock, everybody! He'll be here all week, drive home safely, see ya real soon!
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A Senator Who Gives You Reason to Hope for Positive Change in America: Just Call Him Bernie, Senator Bernie Sanders That IsWritten by Anonumous
A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW
You can win big by running on progressive politics, by dealing with economic class issues in a very strong way. ... The American people say it is wrong that the gap between the very rich, and everybody else, is growing wider and wider and wider.