BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Scooter Libby should have thought about his family before he decided to lie and cover up the fact they were about the business of waging a vendetta against Joe Wilson and that they intentionally exposed Joe's covert CIA agent wife, just to smear Joe! Libby lied in an effort to cover up their abominable attempts to destroy a man and his family. Libby should have considered his family and the consequences of his actions; he should have put his family above the wants needs and chicanery of Dick Cheney and George Bush. The lie, and the attempt to cover it up, were wrong! Now where have I heard that before, oh I remember, right before the Repuglicans brought impeachment charges against Bill Clinton. Not a single solitary Repuglican was wailing about what it would do to Bill Clinton's family. They gathered around Clinton like a bunch of sharks in a feeding frenzy, they circled in for the kill, they appointed a special prosecutor and poked into every aspect of Clinton's existence. They gleefully scandalized Clinton, they tried to destroy him the same way they tried to destroy Joe Wilson. Repuglicans don't change their tactics, they use the same methods over and over again in an attempt to annihilate those who don't agree with them. Scooter Libby and his family got off light, he was found guilty and sentenced to a prison term, no one persecuted him the same way they all persecuted Bill Clinton. And in the end Libby can expect a pardon, because he knows more than Bush and Cheney want revealed to the public!!!!
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Dr. J. has written that homosexuality's unnatural
And founded a church to cure the gay orientation
Well, color me more than a little bit encouraged
To hear all about this whole developing situation.
I hope that Dr. J. can very soon arrange to have a
No-nonsense, one-on-one talk with Heather Poe
To explain her lesbian feelings are so unhealthy
And then he'll abruptly tell the butch bitch to go.
And then good Dr. J. can speedily clear the way
To find Mary Cheney a mate who's unassailable
Someone manly with a good job and a nice tan
(Hint, hint: hunky David Dreier's still available.)
Subject: Lynne Cheney as Possible U.S. Senator from Wyoming?
Hi to fellow sane people out there,
Have you heard that Lynne Cheney may become one of those from Wyoming who is being suggested to replace the senator who died? These republicans (Rove) will stop at nothing. All of us need to write all their state senators (both dems and repubs) to express outrage. Especially write the Dem Gov. who in no way should choose Lynne Cheney to represent the people in Wyoming. I just can't stand it.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn
In 2002, Donald Rumsfeld famously called the detainees at Guantánamo "the worst of the worst." General Richard B. Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned they were "very dangerous people who would gnaw hydraulic lines in the back of a C-17 to bring it down." These claims were designed to justify locking up hundreds of men and boys for years in small cages like animals.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Respect? Fox News never heard of the word. Does the term "dirty tricks" come to mind? How could anyone mistake Rep. Conyers of Michigan for Rep. Jefferson of the state of Louisiana, without doing it on purpose?
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Nation's Editorials: No Pardon for Libby
Washington, DC - While editorials from all around the country are emphatically agreeing that President Bush must not pardon I. Lewis Scooter Libby, and while even a former senior Administration official admitted a pardon would be a show of "deep disregard for the rule of law," the President is under fire from his conservative base to do exactly that. As the New York Times noted today, that same former senior Administration official agrees that Libby has "failed to meet the general standard for a pardon by not showing contrition or serving any time." [NY Times, 6/7/07]
Subject: The Assault On Power By Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore has written a book that permits Americans to know that he is definitely the only Democrat with the knowledge, guts and spine to be able to take on big government controlled by big business and corporate America and put our Constitution back in its rightful place, returning our nation to its enviable position in the world: a nation of laws and not of men. He understands that corporations are in charge of this country and will grind the middle class and the poor working man into the mud under their heels, with the gleeful cooperation of the House and the Senate because these elected individuals depend upon big business to be reelected over and over again and so are feeding daily at the corporate trough via campaign finances and lobby massage in the "back rooms" where sweet deals are made for globalized corporations that truly "screw" the people of the USA.