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Tuesday, 05 December 2006 04:19

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 5, 2006


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Subject: Iraq Study: Will Bush Listen to Advice? - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com

"It's like the father with a baby and a bicycle," one Maliki aide told Bush. "You have to let him fall and if he scrapes himself you can run and pick him up. But if you hold on too long, trying to mentor everything, he will never be able to ride on his own."

This analogy probably made a great deal of sense to W... since his daddy’s hands are firmly re-grasped over his on the handles of the Free World bicycle he now finds himself wobbling on top of.

John L. Johnson
Laingsburg, Michigan


Former President George H.W. Bush broke down in tears yesterday as he praised his son Jeb, the outgoing governor of Florida. Talking about his leadership, honor, and ability to handle defeat, the ex-prez needed several moments to compose himself during multiple points in the speech.

by Danny Schechter, Mediachannel.org

An Economic Crunch is Coming While Media Coverage Lags

New York, New York: If the economy is going so great, why do I sense it's so lousy? At the risk of being dismissed as a Chicken Little or the Grinch of Christmas Coming, or even worse, as some Al Gore wanabee ridiculed for warning of too many glaciers melting away in the global warming sun, I am amazed at why our media is looking away from economic bubbles bursting at home, and more focused on the war than our own economic crisis.


A peek at the "culture of corruption" plans for our future: "Republicans over the next two years will focus on holding Democrats accountable, and recommitting to reforms that deliver for hardworking families." Err, exactly where was accountability for the past six years? Busy little money grubbers that they are, with their hands in the pockets of big business and cozying up to whosoever was willing to shell out the "perks" and the money! Where was the concern for "hardworking families" then? Was "concern" hidden away like most everything else in the text of the bill that limits bankruptcy, or maybe in the law that prohibits negotiating drug prices, or maybe it was in that bill giving companies tax breaks when shipping jobs overseas. And now that the Democrats are again in charge, the Repuglicans are stepping up to the political "accountability" plate; they are planning to fight the fight, though I seriously doubt it's for all those "hardworking families," because the Repuglicans have had a taste of what "corruption" born of power can do for them and they damn sure don't want to give it up!!! 

by Michael Winship

This weekend, former presidential and vice presidential candidate John Edwards was out in California's Silicon Valley talking sense.


Hothead Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

by Tony Peyser

Addressing a big group of reporters
John Bolton spoke from the heart:
"There are so many people to yell at
I just don't know where to start."


The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America with a Preface by Cass R. Sunstein

Most Americans have never read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution in their entirety, even though the process would take the average reader less than an hour. There are several small pocket editions of the two documents, but this one is unique in that it contains an excellent introduction by Cass R. Sunstein, and that it contains Thomas Jefferson's brilliant 1777 "Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in Virginia."

by Cindy Sheehan

November 29th: the day that two Camp Casey supporters were found guilty in Waco, Tx courts for a misdemeanor that they did not commit, Larry Northern, a Vietnam Veteran pleaded no-contest to mowing down our Arlington South crosses, which lined Prairie Chapel Road in August, '05, memorializing OUR children who have been murdered in the unstable neighbor down the road's war of terror on the world.

Monday, 04 December 2006 08:24

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 4, 2006


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Subject: Newt and Free Speech

I would remind Newt Gingrich of the words of Harry Truman:

"When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril." Harry S. Truman



Not content with wrecking their own party during the 2006 midterms, the current "Do Nothing" Republican Congress' final act while in power will be to sabotage the incoming Democratic Congress by leaving 9 of the 11 annual appropriations bills unpassed during the final lame-duck session. Earlier today, BuzzFlash posted a press release from the DNC full of news excerpts blasting the GOP inaction, and incoming House Appropriations Chairman Rep. David Obey (D-WI) has released his own statement of criticism.

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