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Tuesday, 10 October 2006 05:20

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 10, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Laughing and Barfing

The Republicans have been making me feel a strange hybrid emotion for which I had no term. It is uncomfortable not to be able to identify my emotions, so I began to search for a term that seemed appropriate for their many excuses.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

How To Spin Sen. Allen's Not Disclosing Stock Options

by Tony Peyser

Yeah, this is another bad headline
That won't bring any good news
But at least this time George didn't
Disparage any Blacks or Jews.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

The most interesting electronic mail of the last couple of weeks hasn't been the sorry collection of Instant Messages sent by former Rep. Mark Foley to male pages, his billets-fou to the post-pubescent. (As Robin Williams said on David Letterman Monday night, "Time to get our boys out of Congress.")

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Hmm, just have to wonder, has Senator John Warner joined that elite group that have finally decided, "Fool me once, shame on you, Fool me, you can't fool me again"! Have they finally seen what we've all known since the get go? Have they finally decided America is more important than George Bush? Have they finally decided to become the statesmen they were elected to be? One can only hope!

Tuesday, 10 October 2006 02:05

Norman Solomon: Welcome to the Nuclear Club

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Moments after hearing about North Korea's nuclear test, I thought of Albert Einstein's statement that "there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world."

During the six decades since Einstein spoke, experience has shown that such understanding and insistence cannot be filtered through the grid of hypocrisy. Nuclear weapons can't be controlled by saying, in effect, "Do as we say, not as we do." By developing their own nuclear weaponry, one nation after another has replied to the nuclear-armed states: Whatever you say, we'll do as you've done.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

To men and women of faith, in my title I suggested a Google because I do not ask you to believe me, or anyone else, in this politically supercharged election. In this case the truth is more repugnant and immoral than any political comment could fully describe and I suggest you research this yourself and talk about the results with fellow believers.

Jack Abramoff made a fortune of money, then donated a fortune to Republicans, lobbying for the Marianas. These Islands in the Pacific are an American territory not subject to all U.S. laws and on these islands, horrific, disgusting and sinful acts are committed especially against women and children.

Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

Is there a reporter brave enough to ask the following question at the Daily Tony Snow Job White House Press Briefing?

"Time magazine and many international sources have reported a major US air-sea build-up in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea, in preparation for a US assault on Iran which is considered to be imminent. When is the President planning to call Congress back into session to ask for a Declaration of War, which he will need, under Section 8, Article I of the Constitution, in order to proceed?"

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

BREAKING NEWS: Eisenhower Carrier Group Sails for Iran Theater

Monday, 09 October 2006 06:54

DNC: What Else Is Senator Allen Hiding?

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DNC: What Else Is Senator Allen Hiding?

Washington, DC - Tonight, Democratic Challenger Jim Webb will debate embattled Republican incumbent Senator George Allen. The debate comes as Allen is engulfed in yet another scandal. According to the Associated Press, for the last five years, Allen "has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company." Allen even "asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options." [AP, 9/9/06]

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
by Shirley Smith

There is something nostalgic and comfortable about watching an old TV rerun. Every once in a while I'll be surprised by a line or two that jerks's my memory back in time. This happened to me while watching an old rerun of Perry Mason. Perry was asked at the end of the show how he knew who the real killer was and he replied (paraphrasing) that the U.S. always knew what the Russians were doing during the Cold War because they were always doing what they were accusing the U.S. of doing.

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