A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Last week, there was panic in the streets of New York after a steam pipe exploded in mid-Manhattan. One person died, another is in coma, but the real fear is that asbestos belched into the air could eventually have a deadly effect on many more people like it did at the World Trade Center in the aftermath of 9/11. In that event, city officials such as Rudy Giuliani did not insist on protective clothing and safety rules. Thousands of rescue workers are still dying.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
“Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly got the ball rolling, lashing out at DailyKos … Today on Fox News Sunday, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol attacked the Democratic presidential candidates for their decision to attend the YearlyKos blogger convention.” The two Bills, together they don’t add up to one insignificant poor excuse for a human being! Honestly whenever and wherever they open their mouths, nothing but hot air blows! For God’s sake, leave them to FOX NEWS info-TAINT-ment where they are just loony-birds that flock together!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo
For the United States of America, the only Westernized nation (other than Belarus) where the execution of humans is sanctioned by law, the quality of their mercy is decided by their peers. In this death penalty nation, the burden on those citizens who determine life or death can be a heavy weight to bear.
Time and again, capital punishment has painful consequences for the juror, as well as the condemned. For the condemned, the consequences are obvious, although the degrees of the horrors may vary. There is the anguished anticipation of the death, and the flawed methods of the execution, which in far too many cases produce painful inhumane results. Just studying the details of botched executions since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977, leaves a history of error too grotesque to ignore.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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Call me a cynic but was this overblown buffet
Of spin simply done
To conceal that Dick's been "acting president"
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
Okay, let’s look at some Bushevik assaults on democracy this last week:
Bush and Cheney Make the Novel and Totalitarian Assertion that the Department of Justice is Prohibited from Investigating a Congressional Contempt Citation Over Anyone (Even if They are No Longer Working for the Government) Asserting Executive Privilege
If it weren't so depressing, it would be entertaining to watch the loathed, ridiculed, and remarkably unpopular Bush administration continue to run circles around the supposedly ascendant Democrats in Congress.
A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Swanson
Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman is a traitor. How dare this pompous little man that could not even be confirmed in the Senate attack Senator Clinton for doing her job? Unlike lickspittle Republican Senators and Congressmen and women, some Democrats do what they were elected to do by questioning and investigating how little pimps like Mr. Edelman are doing their jobs. If Mr. Edelman and his ilk are outraged at the very thought of someone turning a bright light on the dark corner where they reside, they must be afraid of what that light will reveal.