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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Imagine this. We're in the middle of a war on terror. And one of the most fundamental fights is in Iraq. And ... the Democrats have no plan for victory. They have no idea how to win." And now after three and a half years of continued fighting, and one failure after the other, it's painfully obvious, neither do you, George Bush! Seems to me you started this fight in Iraq, didn't finish the one in Afghanistan, and you certainly have not accomplished the mission!

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Bus Driver Fired For Flipping Bush Off

by Tony Peyser

To that one finger, I'll add four more than she planned
Which is just a friendly way to give her a hand.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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.

1//Arab News, Saudi Arabia-DON'T MISS THE BOAT, DABBAGH TELLS CHINESE INVESTORS

China should invest in Saudi Arabia's petrochemical sector or risk becoming a victim of the Gulf nation's bid to use its energy reserves to become an industry leader. "Don't' miss the boat," Amr Al-Dabbagh, governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA), told Chinese investors at the closing session of the CEO Forum here yesterday. His speech on "Beyond the intent to performance" was a strong message to over 400 top global CEOs who took part in the event organized by Business Week. ... The Kingdom hopes to draw $50 billion of foreign cash into the petrochemical industry over the next 15 to 20 years as part of a campaign to make it one of the top three countries in the sector. China's vast market and export-oriented manufacturing industries makes it a perfect partner for Saudi companies with their cheap energy and feedstock. "It makes economic sense for Chinese firms to process petrochemicals in Saudi Arabia instead of shipping energy and raw materials home to do it there," Dabbagh said. The Kingdom aims to grab 15 percent of the global market in plastics by 2020 and boost ethylene output to 14 million tons by 2010 from under seven million tons at present. "China is a global player in finished plastic products and the Kingdom has an ongoing expansion program in this sector," Dabbagh said. "So instead of the Chinese watching their market share globally shrinking, they would be better off being part of the action," he added.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

To Military Families: This note will contain harsh words and for those who serve, and those who love them, two suggestions right at the top.

Thursday, 02 November 2006 08:04

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 2, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Bush has now killed more Americans than has Osama bin Laden

Let's make this our November Surprise. Please forward this information as widely as you can. Send it to every columnist and reporter of every newspaper in your area. Send it to every Democrat or Green running for office. Send it to blogs. Send it to http://www.moveon.org. Use it to write your own letter to the editor. Let's saturate the media in the next six days.

Thursday, 02 November 2006 06:51

DNC: Rumsfeld and Cheney Stay The Course

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NEWS RELEASE

DNC: Rumsfeld and Cheney Stay The Course

Washington, DC - Yesterday during an interview with the Associated Press, President Bush said he "wants Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney to remain in his administration until the end of his presidency, extending a job guarantee to two of the most-criticized members of his team." [AP, 11/1/06] Despite their numerous faulty predictions and assertions, President Bush remains completely loyal to two architects of his failed Iraq policy.

Thursday, 02 November 2006 04:44

Election 2006: Remember the Oil!

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

In this, an election year, we urge Americans to keep in mind how the Republican Bush Administration (and Republican Congress) have handled and been handled by oil interests for the past 6 years.

We think it's important to look at who George W. Bush's friends are and how he treats them.

For starters, it's worth recalling that, before the 9/11 attack on America, and before our country started a disastrous war against Iraq, the Bush Administration's first and firmest political stand was to create -- and then protect the secrecy of -- Vice President Dick Cheney's "Energy Task Force." The Administration's focus was on oil, not on protecting Americans.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

It's hardly likely that Ann Coulter will be prosecuted in Jeb Bush's Florida, even though, "Knowingly voting in the wrong precinct is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison"!! And because it's Jeb Bush's Florida, Ms. Coulter could always check into a "rehab" center to avoid prosecution! She should consult Rush Limbaugh and Mark Foley, they can give her a few tips on how to stay out of jail free! Nevertheless, if she is guilty and if she is convicted, it would prove that there is some justice in Florida after all, and the Queen of Mean will then have some "time" to reflect! 

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO 

A Botched Joke Vs. A Video Making Light Of Looking For WMDs

by Tony Peyser

Let's take a minute to best gauge
Which of these is really the worst:
Kerry's off the cuff gaff or Bush's
Which was scripted and rehearsed?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Today, BuzzFlash received a donation request email from the GOP. As we're sure the Republicans do with the Democratic email alerts, we signed up because we're curious about how they are marketing themselves to the electorate (or, at the very least, to their base).

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