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Wednesday, 07 February 2007 04:34

L. M. Johnson: An Open Letter To Congress

by L. M. Johnson

Dear Federal Legislator,

I know it's etiquette to address members of the Senate and Congress as "Honorable," but, in the interest of asserting my First Amendment rights, I do not think you deserve to be addressed as Honorable. Cowardly, yes, but not Honorable.

Wednesday, 07 February 2007 04:08

Big News from The Last Chance Democracy Café


Beginning today, The Last Chance Democracy Café is returning to what makes it special -- regular installments of the wit and wisdom of the gang at the large roundtable. This one of a kind serial work will often make you laugh and it will sometimes make you cry, but it will never leave you without something worthwhile to think about.

by Dave Lindorff

President Bush makes a big deal out of his alleged "faith." Certainly a part of that faith ought to be speaking and behaving honestly. Just recently, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece saying Vice President Dick Cheney should come clean with the American people by either answering a few questions or resigning. But if coming clean with the American people is required of the vice president, surely it is also required of the president, and Bush too, has a few questions to answer. If failure to answer honestly means Cheney should resign, Bush should be held to at least as high a standard.

Ted's no longer gay? Fabulous!
It's "See ya!" to that sissy shame
(The rumor is he's now dating
That cute girl from "The Crying Game."



The "Scooter" trial has opened a window into the machinations of a bunch of crooks gone amok, and it's beginning to look a lot like some in the Bush administration "are in their last throes"! Right now, "Vice President Dick Cheney, lurks in the background as a de facto unindicted co-conspirator in a White House scheme that involved disclosing the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame." Just imagine, now, what and who else lurks in the background! Do I hear a Poppy Iran-Contra kind of "pardon"????? Will George W. follow in his father's, George H.W.'s, footsteps and issue pardons to save himself and his "brain" Karl Rove?

"Don't recall" "Can't remember"
I'd have to check my notes"
(To put this whitewash over
Will take at least several coats.)


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.

by Norman Solomon

The people running the Iraq war are eager to make an example of Ehren Watada. They've convened a kangaroo court-martial. But the man on trial is setting a profound example of conscience -- helping to undermine the war that the Pentagon's top officials are so eager to protect.

by Carol Korreck

President Bush keeps insisting America needs to "support the troops." What exactly is it that shows support?

Extending tours of duty? Sending soldiers into battle without the proper training and equipment? There is much information to document the shortages -- one can Google the recently released Inspector General audit reports to get the details. The extended tours and "back door drafts" are common practice and common knowledge.

Tuesday, 06 February 2007 04:58

BuzzFlash Mailbag for February 6, 2007


Subject: It's Simple Math

Perpetual war plus permanent budget cuts equals what? Bombs and body bags for our troops and steadily worsening conditions for the rest of us here at home.

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