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Thursday, 28 September 2006 22:42

On Friday, September 29, It's Mourning in America

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Just as it is hard to fully comprehend the grief of a beloved friend or relative killed needlessly in an accident, it is excruciatingly painful to try to come to terms with the pernicious betrayal of our Constitution and liberty that occurred in the Senate on Thursday, September 28.

Thursday, 28 September 2006 06:44

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 28, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Oh, That Keith Olbermann

I will only speak for myself, but Keith Olbermann keeps knocking it out of the ballpark with his special commentaries, and just his show in general.

I was horrified to read yesterday about the "fake" anthrax threat sent to Mr. Olbermann at his personal residence.

Even more appalling, however, was the "hit piece" and cheap shot leveled at him by Rupert Murdoch's NY Post.

What can we who appreciate Mr. Olbermann's incisive and straight forward commentaries do to more fully show not only him, but MSNBC and the media at large our appreciation for Mr. Olbermann's bravery in speaking truth to courage, and standing up for truth, honesty, and the principles upon which this country was founded?

The MSM and the neocons need to know there are a lot more of us out here who appreciate intelligence, courage, and personal integrity.

Lisa Johnson
Milwaukee, WI

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZ

When I pause, take a deep breath and look around at what George Bush, the Bush administration and the Repuglican Party have done to my country, I can only sit down for a while and cry!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Rory O'Connor

I wasn't aware that this is Advertising Week (I thought every week was Advertising Week!) until I received an invitation from Mark McKinnon to attend a panel discussion on "The Evolution of Presidential Campaign Advertising." As chief media advisor to George W. Bush, McKinnon directed the President's advertising effort for both the 2000 and 2004 campaigns, and he has committed to playing a similar role in 2008 for Senator John McCain. Nevertheless, McKinnon remains a key member of Bush's small circle of top strategists, one of what a leading trade journal described as "a handful of players behind every big decision, consensus or roadblock in Washington...putting a unique, sometimes hidden stamp on the outcome of today's debates."

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Sen. Allen Denies New Claims That He Used Racial Slurs

by Tony Peyser

The bubba bubbe seems like
A complete and total liar
Who may have used the "n-word"
More times than Richard Pryor.

Thursday, 28 September 2006 02:38

Cindy Sheehan: Lift Your Head

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life......Gandhi

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, having its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness....Declaration of Independence.

"71 peaceful protestors arrested at Capitol."
"Four peace activists arrested at Sen. Charles Grassley's office in Iowa."
"Students, parents united to stop calls from military recruiters."
"AWOL soldier to surrender at Army base."
"25 arrested in front of U.N."
"One dozen arrested at Sen. Santorum's office."

The Second in a Series of Democratic Campaign Ads BuzzFlash Would Like to See

Ad Title: "My Husband Fought to Give Our Grandchildren a Better Future."

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

As we noted in our editorial, "Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the Republicans Betray Our Military: It is a National Disgrace and a Peril to America," the Democrats in the Senate held an unofficial hearing on Monday, September 25. It was held in defiance of Republicans like Trent Lott, who vowed "retribution" for taking testimony from military experts who dared to tell the truth about the Iraq War.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff and the Rockridge Institute

When pundits talk about "moderates," or "the center," or "centrists," what exactly are they talking about? And why does the answer matter?

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

... a lot of individuals [in the Gulf states] who were very supportive initially of President Bush, started to say things to me like: it’s amazing you can pay so much money for a war. They didn't talk so much about how we could balance the budget, but that we were paying for a war, and we’re paying for things outside of the country, and not for things inside the country.

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