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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Ernest Hemingway once advised young authors to write "one true sentence". Here is mine:

Michael Douglas playing the commander-in-chief in The American President, said "these are serious times, that demand serious people."

Thursday, 19 October 2006 06:49

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 19, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: New Song From Steve Conn

We think you might like this new song by Steve Conn. It's a compassionate attack on the current leadership of America.

It's funky and it's free.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Ex-FDA Chief Pleads Guilty To Lying About Stock Investments

by Tony Peyser

Fines and jail time await Lester Crawford
The Food and Drug former director
He apologized and said he looks forward
To ripping off the private sector.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Paul Rogat Loeb

I've never been the kind of donor who gives matching grants. In fact I've never been a major donor at all, just someone who gives $25 here and $50 there to a bunch of causes I believe in, because that's what I can afford. So, I loved the Democratic National Committee email that invited me and other ordinary citizens to make modest online pledges, to be redeemed when new donors contributed. For a moment, I got to play Ford Foundation. And a woman in Knife River, Minnesota matched the $50 that I pledged on the DNC site. "I'm newly retired and uncertain about what I can actually afford to give," she emailed, "But the matching offer prompted me to respond despite that uncertainty. I agree with you that this regime must be stopped."

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION

by Tom Wieliczka

How on earth can the Media corpSE actually be reporting or saying that the Iraq War has become, err, ahh, "A CIVIL WAR"???

How can that be?

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Anywhere from 50,000-650,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the last three and half years. Let that sink in for a second. That's a gigantic number. The human toll in Iraq has been unspeakable. And none of it had to happen. This was a war of choice. And it has been one of the worst choices ever made by a world leader." "Let that sink in for a second." Not speaking out, not denouncing George Bush's preemptive unnecessary war in Iraq, can only mean you agree with the horror Bush has created! My God, even 50,000 civilians dead cannot be justified, and 650,000 can never be written off as "collateral damage"!  

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

I usually end my articles with a call to action, but today, I begin with one. Maybe readers get bored with my pieces before the end and don't get to the action part, which is the most important part.

NEWS RELEASE

Oregon Speaks Out for Net Neutrality

Senator Ron Wyden, Internet Companies, Small Business Owners, Labor Leaders and Local Activists Warn of Threats to Internet Freedom

'A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

Well, so much for Iraqi "sovereignty." So much too for "staying the course" and for "fighting the terrorists there so we won't have to fight them here." And while we're at it, so much for all the young Americans who've tragically given their lives or their bodies and health in the interest of advancing President Bush's criminal political agenda.

Thursday, 19 October 2006 03:20

Amy Branham: Dark Days for Our Country

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Amy Branham

Tuesday, our President signed The Military Commissions Act. The signing of this Bill into law makes it possible for George W. Bush to try military prisoners without regard to the Geneva Conventions and for him to have the power to decide who is a terrorist and what interrogation techniques can be used.

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