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Monday, 04 December 2006 04:07

Will Durst: And They're Off!

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I startled some guy in the next lane at a red light when I shouted at my radio today. A semi-famous network newscaster had come on opining how former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack could easily take the 2008 Iowa caucuses as a favorite son, resulting in a subsequent focus on South Carolina, which is John Edwards territory and this might all work out to upset the Hillary Clinton Applecart Express. AAIIIIEEEE! The guy next to me barely missed a covey of walkers as he peeled out.

by Ray McGovern

The lame-duck Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee seems determined to force through confirmation of Robert Gates to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense. The hurry is synthetic -- and totally unnecessary.

from the Democratic National Committee

The Republican Do-Nothing Congress Still Doing Nothing

Washington, DC - Even after voters rejected the failed Republican congressional agenda in the midterm elections and called for a new direction for America, the "do-nothing" Republican Congress still refuses pass needed spending bills and tackle the pressing problems that the American people face. The Republican-controlled 109th Congress will have "spent the least time in session of any in at least half a century," instead leaving important business to wait until the next Congress. [Washington Post, 12/3/06]

Monday, 04 December 2006 03:22

Bush Aide Defends War - Verse-Case Scenario


Bush Aide Defends War

by Tony Peyser

"We have not failed in Iraq," boldy insists Stephen Hadley
Hate to break it to you, pal, but you have and rather badly.

Monday, 04 December 2006 02:24

Peter Rost: Clueless Pfizer Executives

by Peter Rost, M.D., author of "The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman"

On Thursday, November 30, Pfizer's executives conducted a well rehearsed dog-and-pony show over at Pfizer's research facilities in Groton, CT. All interest was focused on torcetrapib; the most important new drug in Pfizer's pipeline, which boosts good cholesterol.


Frank Rich wants to know if Bush has "started talking to the walls"? With all due respect to a real journalist, George Bush has been talking to the walls since early childhood. Bush's entire life has been an illusion of one kind or another. Insanity is the very reason we find our country and the whole world in such grave danger! It's become painfully apparent not even Poppy or James Baker will be able to "save the day." It has gone beyond petitioning Poppy and Jim, it's time to appeal to that "higher Father," it's time to unite in the prayer for impeachment, if indeed America is to survive the worst president ever!!!

by Cindy Sheehan

As just about everyone knows, on August 6th, 2005, I set up camp in the bar ditches along Prairie Chapel Road near George's home in Crawford, Texas, after the president refused to meet with me to answer my question: What Noble Cause?


Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will sometimes follow the summaries.

Sunday, 03 December 2006 23:50

Dave Lindorff: Fighting the Iraq War at Home

by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

I had just gotten to the gym yesterday, and had started on the treadmill, when a barrel-chested young former marine recently returned from a second tour in Iraq walked past. Looking at my shirt, which sports the slogan "No US War on Iraq" on the front, and a peace sign on the back, surrounded with the number of U.S. dead in the war, he stopped and said coldly, "If I see you here again in that shirt, I'll tear it off you myself."

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

About a week ago I introduced the first column in this three-part series by noting that, as is well known to most BuzzFlash readers, President Bush bobs and weaves a lot in describing and defining his positions on various matters. I decided that it would nevertheless be very helpful to readers of BuzzFlash to have a series of guides designed to help follow what he talks about and actually does. In the Part I, I noted that over time Bush has offered many different definitions of the concept of "victory" in that now surely God-forsaken country. I listed a goodly number of them.

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