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Republican Culture of Corruption: Gibbons Edition

Washington, DC - Although the American people broke the Republican Party's grip on Washington in November, the Republican Culture of Corruption and its repercussions are still being felt around the country. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the FBI's political corruption unit is investigating potential kickbacks to ex-GOP Congressman Jim Gibbons from a defense contractor. Gibbons is now Governor of Nevada. [Wall Street Journal, 2/15/07]


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Thursday, 15 February 2007 22:30

Gaper’s Block


A February 16 article in the Washington Post once again revealed that the Bush-Cheney wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran are just three of their wars. (You can be sure that covert activity is underway in Iran already through surrogates or through elite U.S. military units).

If his memory has been so bad
For so much of his working life
How in the world did he manage
To remember to out Wilson’s wife?



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Scooter Libby had no problem leaking the identity of a CIA operative to cover up a lie. He had no problem lying about the leak under oath to a grand jury. But now Libby and his defense team have decided to cut and run from defending his actions at his own trial. Even his old boss, Dick Cheney, won't have to account for what happened.

Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:21

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 15, 2007


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Subject: Teddy Roosevelt, Joe Lieberman, and George W. Bush

Thursday, 15 February 2007 02:23

Cindy Sheehan: Money Trumps Peace...Sometimes

by Cindy Sheehan

It is always painful to watch George stumble his way through press conferences. He can't get through a sentence without at least two-three "uhs," his eyelids flutter up and down in what my daughter Carly calls the "liar's blink." It is painful that a human like that is ostensibly the leader of the free world. There is always a plethora of things that he says, does, or screws up on to write about but this time what caught my attention happened during the Q&A. George was asked if he thought the economic sanctions on Iran would work because so many European nations trade with that country.


While it seemed as though Chuck Hagel and John Warner had stepped up to the "statesmen" plate, in the end they stayed with the herd! Survival of a bastardized party is more important to the Repuglicans than America's survival! No wonder America's in trouble!!! 

It's kinda like Scooter is a famous bank robber
Very professional and high-priced
Who gets caught with all the money but swears
He can't recall planning the heist.



Wednesday, 14 February 2007 19:08

Beware of the Ides of Iran


George W. Bush is the kind of man who pushes a guy under the wheels of an oncoming car, then "earnestly" vows a campaign against dangerous drivers – and he does it all with a smile.

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