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A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

A special nod to Paul Krugman this morning for reiterating an important point that BuzzFlash has noted before.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

If you are one of those who cringes when you hear assertions such as that "we are descending into fascism," then read the following and please tell us why this is not a factual assessment of the Bush Administration play for Stalin-style absolute powers" The White House is seeking legislation that would allow people not affiliated with terrorism to be prosecuted in military commissions -- with far fewer rights than afforded civilians."

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,
Why, why, why would anyone today, other than the Bush GOP elite, want to vote Republican? Any vote for the GOP is a vote against themselves, the one doing the voting. I'll never understand any working person, any minority, any female, any black, or anyone with the average intelligence of a fruit fly, voting for the Bush GOP or any partisan follower.
The bill would for the first time in nine years raise the federal minimum wage for 7 million workers from the current $5.15 an hour to $7.25 over three years.

The disagreement comes over the bill's wording for the seven states, including California, that do not allow so-called tip credits that permit tipped workers to be paid much less than the minimum wage.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The Bush Administration misrepresented data to meet contract allocation requirements, according to a report released by Democrats of the House Small Business Committee. The government is required to give at least 23% of its contracts to small business, but has failed the past six years. The Small Business Administration (SBA) claimed to have exceeded this threshold in 2005, but actually fell short because $12 billion it said was given to small businesses was in fact given to large ones.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

This is good government? No, this appointment is the way our government has been replaced by partisan hacks, and these Bush GOP candidates, regardless of how they want people to forget the past, we still have a hellava lot of the present to deal with that has been caused by this treasonous Bush GOP government, and it is treated so casually, because the same mistakes keep being made.

NEWS RELEASE

News from the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition:

GOP Senators Support Implementation of Official Secret's Act; Bill Eliminates Government's Burden to Prove Damage in Prosecuting Whistleblowers

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

So your brother's bound and gagged
And they've chained him to a chair,
Won't you please come to Chicago just to sing.
In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair?
Won't you please come to Chicago for the help that we can bring.
We can change the world rearrange the world.
It's dying---to get better!

Chicago, Graham Nash

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS 

As hard as they struggled this morning, three top defense officials could not ease concerns about the worsening situation in Iraq in the wake of increased violence and troop deployments to Baghdad. Donald Rumsfeld made a last second determination that he in fact wasn't too busy to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, and was joined by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace and Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

We have entered the Bush realm of CRAZY! “Bush seeks expanded military tribunal role:The White House is seeking legislation that would allow people not affiliated with terrorism to be prosecuted in military commissions -- with far fewer rights than afforded civilians.”If you truly value “freedom and democracy,” the time to speak up and out is NOW!

Thursday, 03 August 2006 03:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 3, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Global Cooling

Pray for the restraint, patience, and courage of the world to resist more war in the face of unspeakable horror. Meditate on peace. Breathe in the heat of war and breathe out the cooling air of peace. We can all be part of this transformation.

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