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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

The days from Christmas to New Year's saw the deaths of so many well-known people that an editor at a New York City TV station where a friend of mine works was getting frantic.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Americans from the left and right might think about why the broad American public shares a national moment, in honor of Gerald Ford as a symbol for decency and respect that has far too often been lost in recent years.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Gerald Ford, an incompetent, never-elected past-president, was memorialized by one of his good buddies, and close confidantes, Dastardly Dick. The execution of Saddam Hussein is being celebrated by a blood thirsty media and another never elected, execution-happy, incompetent president. Dozens, if not hundreds more innocent Iraqis were killed today and the 3000th soldier crossed the threshold from life into the next world, more than likely.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Bush Was Allegedly Asleep When Saddam Was Hung

by Tony Peyser

As far as explanations go
That qualifies as a queer one
Translation: he passed out
After Condi's second beer run.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Heather Wokusch, author of The Progressives' Handbook

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power." - attributed to Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

The pardon of Richard Nixon by President Gerald Ford started this nation on the path that eventually gave us the Constitutional abuses of George W Bush. The current media frenzy supporting the pardon is both simplistic and illogical.

NEWS RELEASE

AT&T’s agreement to Net Neutrality as a condition of their merger with Bell South was a huge victory for Internet freedom. It also debunks a top myth told to the public by Internet freedom opponents like AT&T: that Net Neutrality can’t be defined. It can be – AT&T just did it.

Friday, 29 December 2006 03:36

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 29, 2006

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Subject: "Did Anyone Notice?" A Follow-Up

As of today, Friday the 29th, there are 2,992 military deaths in Iraq.

Eight more deaths and Saddam will be executed--that could happen in the next two days or so. Yep, Rove is planning on the execution very soon so that the MSM will gloss over the number 3,000 and we'll get non-stop coverage of Saddam's "life."

I'm sure, though, that if Rove had his way, he'd have the execution televised. And it just may happen. Someone, maybe even our psy-ops, will "leak" the video out and Al Jazeera will put it on the air.

I hope I'm wrong.

A BuzzFlash Reader

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

As Ford's Funeral Approaches

by Tony Peyser

Yeah, I know, I should just be thoughtful
And back burner being such a cynic
But instead of speaking at Gerald's funeral
Bush should be at Betty's clinic.

DR. J'S SHORT SHOT
by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

Bush appears to be delusional about Iraq, at least in public. At his Dec. 20, 2006 news conference he said that the U.S. needs to increase the overall size of the Army and the Marine Corps (when neither service can presently meet its recruiting goals). He also said that insurgents in Iraq thwarted U.S. efforts at "establishing security and stability throughout the country" in 2006. These "enemies of liberty ... carried out a deliberate strategy to foment sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shia. And over the course of the year they had success." He announced that the Selective Service would be running "tests" at some time in the future related to reinstating the draft. He also pledged to work with the new Democratic Congress. Further, he announced that first four of the 20-30,000 additional US troops to be sent to Iraq would be his two daughters and his niece and nephew, all, it happens, of draft age, were the draft to be reinstated as Bush has said it might have to be. (Yes, I did sneak that last one in.)

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