BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
What a whole lot of knuckle-heads in Congress don’t realize---Americans are not unpatriotic when it comes to questioning the war in Iraq! We are not against real DEFENSIVE action, we all love our country probably more than the Repugs can even imagine! It takes courage to speak up, it takes guts to question the dubious actions of powerful politicians, it takes nerve to support real “freedom and democracy”. It takes a brave soul to disagree with that lunatic perched in the Oval Office today! Repuglicans don’t have a clue, they don’t know the true meaning of valor!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart, author of Wag the Dog and Fog Facts
The other day, at poker -- gambling's not the madness I'm talking about -- one of the players brought along a flimsy John Tasini flyer. Tasini is running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the Senate.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//AKI Adnkronosinternational, Italy--IRAN NUCLEAR: FOCUS - TEHRAN PREPARES ECONOMIC WEAPON (Iran has practically rejected a UN security council resolution threatening economic sanctions if it fails to suspend uranium enrichment by 31 August. And as a document obtained by Adnkronos International (AKI) suggests, Iran means to show how much the West has to loose if a boycott is imposed. The 11-page document prepared by authorities in Tehran offers an analysis of Iran's economic relations with Western countries using data from Iran's central bank, the Bank Markazi. The document rhetorically poses as its main question: "who will have the courage to boycott the Islamic Republic?")
Lieberman Loses, Will Run As Independent
by Tony Peyser
Upsets like this
You can't prevent 'em
Joe's a quart low
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
If the poobahs who lead the Democratic Party in D.C. (with the exception of Howard Dean who knows that it's time for a housecleaning) don't get "it" after Ned Lamont beat the Chia Pet Democrat for the Busheviks, they never will.
Democratic Ideas, IX: "Let's Hear It For Strict Construction, Part 1"
by Steven Jonas
The Georgite mission of Constitutional destruction is now out in the open through a variety of revelations. Serious concern with it is no longer the sole province of the Left. Mickey Edwards is a former member of the House Republican leadership, national chair of the American Conservative Union, and a founding trustee of the Heritage Foundation. In the July 31/Augst 7, 2006 issue of The Nation (!, p. 5), he said: "[Bush has shown] deliberate disregard of a law prohibiting electronic surveillance of US citizens without a court-ordered warrant. . . . [The] issue at stake is . . . the continued viability of the separation of powers, the central tenet in America's system of constrained government. . . . The concentration of power in the hands of a single chief executive, whether President or King, is an outcome neither the left nor the right should welcome. But with a President who assumes that all important decisions are his to make, . . . that may well be where we are headed." Unless, that is, the Georgites are headed off, and fairly quickly too.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Florida-based news station WFTV.com reported in its "news of the strange" section that the Army is considering opening up a military theme park in Virginia. But the plan isn't as farfetched as you might think; the Washington Post ran the story on its front page this morning.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Big Dave From Queens
Here's 40 reasons for Democrats, independents, and moderate Republicans to oppose Joe Lieberman.
1. Joe sends Liebergoons to harass Ned Lamont’s family, then denies it, then said they were well behaved.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Brian Patrick Clarke
Re: Coaching isn't life or death; it's more important by Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, Sunday 8/6/06:
Having lived with a father who coached both basketball and soccer on a collegiate level, I certainly take no issue with Mike Bianchi's basic premise: coaching is all-too-consuming a proposition for many in the profession. However, in an effort to underpin his supposition, Mike points to Nick Saban's recent decision to "just say no" to an invitation for dinner with President Bush as the ultimate case-in-point.