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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

On this the eve of All Souls Day, with all the "tricks" and no treats coming out of the Bush administration, we are living a constant negative state of Halloween! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

New York, New York: Ok, class. No talking. Pencils up. All eyes on the exam. Here's the first multiple-choice question:
The Iraq War is Bad Because:

a. It is illegal, immoral, and criminal.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Texas Republican Is Holding Up $900 Million For Autism Research

by Tony Peyser

Rep. Joe Barton must feel that
He's right now sitting pretty
As Chairman of the House Energy
And Commerce Committee.


A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

When I was in the second grade, there was a girl in another second grade classroom who had cerebral palsy. When we passed by the door on our way to assembly or the cafeteria we could see that, unlike all the other pupils, she sat behind an enormous electric typewriter -- to kids of our era, a contraption as sci-fi as time travel.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

We are constantly amazed to find even our most progressive friends fall into the "moderate Republican" trap.

"Oh," we will hear, "He (or she) is such a nice person and good on choice and Head Start and things. We need to encourage moderation in the Republican Party."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Last week my column was a parody of how Thomas Friedman writes about the global economy. Since then, I've learned that I was in error on a matter that shines some light on the worldview of the syndicated New York Times columnist and best-selling author.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Joan Burbick, author of "Gun Show Nation"

"Arming God's Nation," Chapter 11 of "Gun Show Nation"

Monday, 30 October 2006 08:44

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 30, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Rush Limbaugh

So Rush Hudson Limbaugh the third has decided to comment on Michael J.Fox after Mr. Fox made a T. V. spot for a democratic candidate. Fox made the endorsement because the the candidate supports using stem cells in research and face it, like it or not, the stem cells would be thrown out (or killed if you please) if they weren't used, so why not put them to a good use and try to help some people who are suffering?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

A government investigation found that thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces have gone missing, The New York Times reported today.

A BLUE STATE JUKEBOX REVIEW
by Tony Peyser

October, 2006

New Heathens' Heathens Like Me

Apart from some obligatory political content, the other thing that most albums I've reviewed here have in common is they're mostly by singer-songwriters. This is primarily because their songs are generally more lyric-driven than ones by bands. Well, I'm breaking with tradition here with the debut release by some New York fellows called New Heathens. Yeah, there are some tracks with a social conscience. But the bottom line is this puppy really rocks.

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