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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Zirin

BARRY BONDS: Home Run King.

As the San Francisco Giants slugger approaches Henry Aaron's record for career homers, this probability seems to be turning otherwise rational people upside down, as Bonds has encountered an almost surreal level of hostility. The rage was on full display this past weekend in Boston, where Bonds had already made friends in 2004 by saying, "Boston is too racist for me."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D.

There is something morally repugnant about claiming to support a war that involves the destruction of thousands of human lives unless you are truly committed to the cause this war advances. One test to see how committed you really are, is whether you would sacrifice your own life for it or the lives of others whom you love. If not, then you have no business underwriting others sacrificing their lives for the same cause. Those who fail this test are clearly hypocrites. Unfortunately, in America, there are a substantial number of such pseudo-patriots. Sitting behind the wheel, these bumper-sticker patriots take it slow, but play fast and furious with the lives of others. Safety first, at least for themselves -- unfortunately not for the service men and women who dodge land mines and the fire of automatic weapons in the hellish war that these "safe" drivers support.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Several years late and billions of dollars short: “A president with dismal approval ratings … obvious problems for Republican politicians … a green light for lawmakers on Capitol Hill and presidential candidates to put distance between themselves and an unpopular president.” Repuglican politicians gave George Bush a silver platter and the means to carry out every diabolical scheme he’s contrived during the last 6 years. “Snubbing” him now does not redemption spell!!! They are as guilty as he is for every rotten thing he’s done!!!

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Karen Webb

I have just completed reading a portion of the letters written by the wonderful chorus of Scooter sycophants to Judge Reggie Walton. I think they have convinced me that Scooter doesn't need a prison sentence; he needs to be committed to a mental facility for schizophrenic tendencies. No one understands the disconnect between the actions and character of Scooter. It is a clear-cut case of temporary insanity or demon possession.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007 03:13

Countering Terrorism - How Not To Do It

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Editor's Note: This originally appeared on ConsortiumNews.com. This is their note that preceded the memo:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

There's a famous, possibly apocryphal story about Lyndon Johnson visiting Vietnam during his presidency. On a carrier flight deck, he started striding toward a helicopter when a Navy officer said to him, "No, Mr. President, your helicopter is this way."

LBJ looked him in the eye and said, "Son, they're ALL my helicopters."

People such as Lieberman insist
Iraq these days is no longer a bummer
So, why doesn't "Joevember"
Vacation there the rest of the summer?

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Since June of 2005, BuzzFlash has been honoring a weekly "Wings of Justice Award Winner
," generally nominated by our readers.

The "Wings of Justice Award" is meant to give recognition to, as did John F. Kennedy’s "Profiles in Courage," an act of patriotic courage on the part of an individual – or group. Some of the persons who have won the award might otherwise have even been supportive of positions we might disagree with, but at some point they stood their ground for the Constitution, truth and justice.

WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

The wheels are coming off the Democratic machine, with angry voters starting to lose patience with the Party's chronic inability to act decisively on any of the key issues of public concern.

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