WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH ALERT
On Sunday, March 11, Senator Chuck Schumer called for the Bush consiglieri, Alberto Gonzales, to step down as attorney general.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
No one is going to go after Bush, especially any criminal type or terrorist, he's done too much for them, and they will only cry out for more. But the excesses that Bush demands are not just for his physical protection, but more likely to fill the void in his mind, that bottomless pit of an ego that constantly needs to be refilled or recharged, and like all addictions or psychological dependencies, he surrenders and becomes puffed up with his own self-importance like the big pressed curd that he is. Could a reaction to this possibly cause head-swelling too?
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by David Swanson
I've spoken at impeachment forums, debates, rallies, strategy meetings, and workshops, but tonight's event in Washington, D.C., will be the first I've spoken at since the Vice President's Chief of Staff was convicted for lying to protect him. So I'm going in expecting fewer objections and reservations about impeachment. Still, it's useful to yet again lay out all the familiar ones and why they are more wrong than ever.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
NJ & ND are the most recent states to pass anti-escalation resolution; CO, NH, and OR set to vote on resolution next week.
As the U.S House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prepare yet again to vote on President Bush's Iraq escalation plan, the Progressive States Network announced today that over 29 state legislatures have introduced resolutions opposing the President's escalation of the war in Iraq. Most recently, resolutions have passed in the North Dakota legislature, the New Jersey general assembly, and are moving to the floor in Oregon; this in addition to the previous passage of resolutions in California, Vermont, and Iowa.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by A BuzzFlash Reader
Bush is going to Bogota on Sunday.
"Authorities have tightened security in Bogota and assigned 7,000 police to protect Bush and more than 14,000 troops and officers to patrol the capital while he is in the city."
Colombia warns of guerrilla attacks during Bush trip (Reuters/Yahoo)
Let's see, 14,000 officers (to protect the capital) plus 7,000 specifically there just to protect President Pinhead = 21,000 armed individuals to help curtail the anger that might develop against the Decider in Chief. (That's roughly the number being sent over in the new surge to battle insurgents in Baghdad, no?)
Newt didn't mention also cheating on his first wife
Whom he dumped after her cancer surgery
But Gingrich said the president's behavior was worse
Because Bill had committed perjury.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
It's about time. Treating Fox News as a legitimate news corporation is the same as helping to spread Bush's GOP propaganda. Enablers or charity work for a very wealthy collection of misfits. Besides, don't we have enough members of the GOP and their friends dependent on US government money? They will love the Democrats for it.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Since "Scooter" Libby is not Martha Stewart and definitely not a Democrat, it will be a big surprise if he actually has to serve any "time" whatsoever! Look for the Appeals process and Judge Sentelle to find some way for Libby to "get out of jail free"! A little Ken Starr background on Judge Sentelle: "PROFESSOR STEPHEN SALTZBURG - GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: The independent counsel who was serving was Robert Fisk, a very distinguished New York lawyer, and this three judge panel unceremoniously fires Mr Fisk. And then the chair of the panel, Judge Sentelle has lunch with two very conservative North Carolina Republican senators, and the next thing we know is Kenneth Starr, who formerly was a judge in the same court as Judge Sentelle, is appointed. He's known to be a partisan Republican." Leaves one wondering if conservative judges will do favors for one conservative and another????