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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

I’m tempted to say they’re [the Bush Administration and Republican Congress are] spending money now like drunken sailors, but that’s not true, because drunken sailors spend their own money. These people are spending our children's and our grandchildren’s money. That’s immoral and wrong and corrupt. -- Richard Viguerie, Father of the Conservative Direct Mail Fund-raising Machine

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: Bush Absent On Protecting America's School Children

Washington, DC - Today, in the wake of a spate of school shootings, President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will participate in a panel on school safety in Chevy Chase, MD. Despite the President's newfound attention to this crucial issue, his Administration has not taken the safety of our classrooms very seriously over the last five years. Funding for the Cops in Schools Program has been slashed on numerous occasions under the watch of President Bush and his GOP Congress. At the same time, gun violence is on the rise.

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: The Buck Stops Where? Speaker Hastert's Doubletalk On Foley Scandal

Washington, DC - Last week, House Republican Speaker Denny Hastert said that the buck stops with him when it comes to the cover-up of the scandal involving disgraced former GOP Congressman Mark Foley. He then went on to say that he hadn't "done anything wrong." Today, during his second press conference on the matter, Hastert again refused to take responsibility for the Foley cover-up. He blamed his staff, said nothing wrong was done and then said that the scandal was not significant because Foley's contact with some of the Congressional pages happened after they left Washington.

Tuesday, 10 October 2006 05:20

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 10, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Laughing and Barfing

The Republicans have been making me feel a strange hybrid emotion for which I had no term. It is uncomfortable not to be able to identify my emotions, so I began to search for a term that seemed appropriate for their many excuses.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

How To Spin Sen. Allen's Not Disclosing Stock Options

by Tony Peyser

Yeah, this is another bad headline
That won't bring any good news
But at least this time George didn't
Disparage any Blacks or Jews.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

The most interesting electronic mail of the last couple of weeks hasn't been the sorry collection of Instant Messages sent by former Rep. Mark Foley to male pages, his billets-fou to the post-pubescent. (As Robin Williams said on David Letterman Monday night, "Time to get our boys out of Congress.")

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Hmm, just have to wonder, has Senator John Warner joined that elite group that have finally decided, "Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me, you can't fool me again"! Have they finally seen what we've all known since the get go? Have they finally decided America is more important than George Bush? Have they finally decided to become the statesmen they were elected to be? One can only hope!

Tuesday, 10 October 2006 02:05

Norman Solomon: Welcome to the Nuclear Club

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Moments after hearing about North Korea's nuclear test, I thought of Albert Einstein's statement that "there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world."

During the six decades since Einstein spoke, experience has shown that such understanding and insistence cannot be filtered through the grid of hypocrisy. Nuclear weapons can't be controlled by saying, in effect, "Do as we say, not as we do." By developing their own nuclear weaponry, one nation after another has replied to the nuclear-armed states: Whatever you say, we'll do as you've done.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

To men and women of faith, in my title I suggested a Google because I do not ask you to believe me, or anyone else, in this politically supercharged election. In this case the truth is more repugnant and immoral than any political comment could fully describe and I suggest you research this yourself and talk about the results with fellow believers.

Jack Abramoff made a fortune of money, then donated a fortune to Republicans, lobbying for the Marianas. These Islands in the Pacific are an American territory not subject to all U.S. laws and on these islands, horrific, disgusting and sinful acts are committed especially against women and children.

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

Is there a reporter brave enough to ask the following question at the Daily Tony Snow Job White House Press Briefing?

"Time magazine and many international sources have reported a major US air-sea build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, in preparation for a US assault on Iran which is considered to be imminent. When is the President planning to call Congress back into session to ask for a Declaration of War, which he will need, under Section 8, Article I of the Constitution, in order to proceed?"

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