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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Having worked in a government financed "family planning" public health program at one time, I'm here to tell you "abstinence only" does not work; it has never been a solution! Like it or not, sex is what makes the world go round, if it wasn't for sex none of us would be here!

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

GOP Majority Leader Won't Run For President In 2008

by Tony Peyser

Bill sold his family HMO stock
When it was in a "blind" trust
Right before the price dropped
As promised earnings went bust.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

President Bush issued an executive order today renaming the American Civil War as the "American Sectarian Violence Conflict of 1861-1865." In the name of accuracy, all references to the previous title on federal property were ordered changed by the end of December, although current history textbooks in public schools are allowed to remain in use through the end of the academic year.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

"Freedom: The right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong." -- John Diefenbaker

My first question is not about what Gingrich would have to say regarding the freedom of speech or any other democratic freedoms this country has enjoyed in the past, pre-Bush administration ... no, my first question is, if this was a real group defending freedom of speech in America, why in the hell did they invite Newt Gingrich?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

With its foreign policy already established as a complete failure, it looks like the Bush Administration has simply given up on trying to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. Their new strategy is to use trade sanctions personally directed towards Kim Jong Il, unsurprisingly the first time such targeted action has been taken against another leader. Bans on sales from the U.S. will include luxury items like iPods, Segways, Jet Skis, expensive cars, and yachts.

Washington, DC - Today's news that Democratic State House candidate Barbara McIlvaine Smith has won Pennsylvania's 156th House District means that Democrats will now control the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, bringing the current number of new Democratic majorities to 11. In state legislative races across the country, Democrats gained approximately 330 seats in this month's elections. Democrats now control a majority of state house chambers, and control both chambers in 24 of the 49 states with bicameral legislatures.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Winslow T. Wheeler

In the rare event that a senator asks a real question at a presidential nominee's confirmation hearing, it is often read off or summarized from a staff memo. The senator most often will get a non-answer and then move on to another scripted question. Here's how to break that pattern. (Second of three parts)

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 05:23

Peter Michaelson: Waking Up to Iraq

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Dear Santa,

We know you usually creep quietly across our living-room carpet so as not to awaken us, though how you're so quiet with a giant-size bag of presents on your shoulder we'll never guess.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 05:08

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 29, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Who Gave the Iraq Study Group Authority To Decide?

It appears that the U.S. Congress lost another of its exclusive powers under Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, namely: the power to declare war and decide matters of war and peace. Now we find an Iraq Study Group, peppered with its own makeup of neocons, set up to tell us what our alternatives are in order to extricate us from a no-win war.

Wednesday, 29 November 2006 04:33

Insurance Industry Profits At Record Highs in All Sectors

Written by

NEWS RELEASE
The Center for Alliance and Justice

Insurance Industry Profits At Record Highs in All Sectors
New Report Confirms Auto Insurers Experiencing "Unprecedented Profitability"

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