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Monday, 30 October 2006 08:44

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 30, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Rush Limbaugh

So Rush Hudson Limbaugh the third has decided to comment on Michael J.Fox after Mr. Fox made a T. V. spot for a democratic candidate. Fox made the endorsement because the the candidate supports using stem cells in research and face it, like it or not, the stem cells would be thrown out (or killed if you please) if they weren't used, so why not put them to a good use and try to help some people who are suffering?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

A government investigation found that thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces have gone missing, The New York Times reported today.

A BLUE STATE JUKEBOX REVIEW
by Tony Peyser

October, 2006

New Heathens' Heathens Like Me

Apart from some obligatory political content, the other thing that most albums I've reviewed here have in common is they're mostly by singer-songwriters. This is primarily because their songs are generally more lyric-driven than ones by bands. Well, I'm breaking with tradition here with the debut release by some New York fellows called New Heathens. Yeah, there are some tracks with a social conscience. But the bottom line is this puppy really rocks.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

The White House's Secret Weapon Below The Mason-Dixon Line

by Tony Peyser

The race card's been played but the GOP
Claims it's as innocent as a game of Bingo
How 1830s of them
To be trotting out Mandingo.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

Welcome to "World Media Watch's" new format. Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; an expanded version of the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

1//The Guardian, UK-UK SIGNS GORE TO SELL CLIMATE CASE IN US

Britain is to send the author of today's landmark review on global warming to try to win American hearts and minds to the urgent cause of cutting carbon emissions - as it emerged yesterday that the government has already signed up former US vice-president Al Gore to advise on the environment. Sir Nicholas Stern, who this morning publishes an authoritative report on climate change warning that inaction could cause a worldwide recession as damaging as the Depression of the 1930s, will lobby politicians and business people in America at the turn of the year.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

A doctor, having just had the experience of a barium enema, once said all doctors should have to go through the procedures they order up for patients, because they would then think twice about ordering such things! In today's world, since "interpretation" is in the mind of the "decider," anyone who orders "interrogation procedures" should also have that experience before determining its ethical validity and worthwhile legitimacy! "What's striking both in Bush's and Cheney's attitude is that it never even occurs to them that there is a moral issue here. It's a 'no-brainer.' Here we are on the outside, having impassioned debates about the rights and wrongs of abuse and torture of detainees, and these two most powerful men simply assume it's fine."

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

BuzzFlash is forwarding the following "personal" e-mail from Jerrry Falwell. (It’s for real, not a satire.)

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State becomes lawless or, which is the same thing, corrupt. - Gandhi

Friday, 27 October 2006 23:31

Will Durst: Don't Stay the Course

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If you need more proof that President George Bush is as clueless as a goldfish on a leash in a space shuttle, you obviously didn't see him in all his counter-intuitive glory this week adamantly refuting the slogan of "staying the course" while keeping its policy EXACTLY THE SAME. That's right, George Bush is cutting and running from "stay the course." This doesn't mean he's a Defeatlican, though. Because “we are winning in Iraq and will continue to win." And you'd better hope we do, because if this is winning, you really REALLY don't want to see what losing looks like.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen, author of "Cable News Confidential"

Many pundits are comparing the expected Democratic victory in the upcoming election to the Newt Gingrich-led Republican triumph of 1994, an election in which the GOP gained 52 House seats and ended 40 years of Democratic majority in that chamber.

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