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Monday, 20 November 2006 09:04

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 20, 2006

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Subject: Gloria Borger, Worst Person in the World

Sometimes when a fool on television says something particularly stupid it takes a minute before the idiocy sinks in. So it was on Sunday November 19 on the Chris Matthews show.

Monday, 20 November 2006 06:07

Peter Michaelson: Last Al Qaeda Standing

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
Satire by Peter Michaelson

Quasim Ayyad decided to die in the morning. He slumped against a pile of blankets and prayer rugs in his cave at Tora Bora, relieved to have the matter settled. The late afternoon wind shifted into the entrance and blew at him with cold concurrence.

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The Navy is on the verge of firing an officer for speaking out against a racist recruiting policy that the Navy itself later admitted was "legally indefensible," The Tennessean reported yesterday. In October 2002, Lt. Jason Hudson was a regional recruiting director reviewing updated enlistment guidelines when he identified serious problems with Directive 1133.8B, which limited the number of minorities with lower aptitude scores that could be hired under a new quota system.

Monday, 20 November 2006 04:04

Will Durst: Who's the Comeback Kid Now?

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Guess who the Republicans snuck in as Senate Minority Whip? Trent Lott. Yes, that Trent Lott. Welcome back buddy! You're a breath of stale air. And just the shot of smack in the arm the GOP needs. A return to the good old high flying junkie days of yore when votes stayed counted and people had priorities. Winning. At all costs.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

James Carville Is Right To Criticize Howard Dean!

by Tony Peyser

Dean left too much money in the bank!
He should have made it a top priority
To have the party walk away with
A far bigger Congressional majority!

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE 

Talk about a bunch of rats leaving a sinking ship, boy are they going fast and furiously! Those who played a major role in creating and orchestrating the preemptive unnecessary war in Iraq are trying desperately to save their own skins by abandoning what "they once saw as ‘their brightest hope'!" That statement alone should tell the whole world something about the neocon's powers of analysis -- "their brightest hope"??? It's been painfully obvious from the very beginning George Bush ain't exactly the brightest light bulb in the bunch!

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

BuzzFlash Note: World Media Watch will return after a Thanksgiving hiatus. 

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will sometimes follow the summaries.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

The voters gave Democrats an overwhelming mandate to launch thorough Congressional oversight and investigation of the fraud, corruption, mismanagement, and influence peddling surrounding Iraq Reconstruction.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

If my first political memory was a child watching President Kennedy sending the Right Stuff astronauts into space, my first political action was working for Al Lowenstein and Robert Kennedy in New York, before being old enough to drink or vote.

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