His Tom Cruise-like comments coming out now, I would dare say,
Aren't thrilling the producers of his upcoming release, "Hairspray."
Unless producers think the way to fill up every studio coffer & cupboard
Is to be actively courting the moviegoer base of fans of L. Ron Hubbard.
But if Scientology fans could make movie grosses volcanic
Why wasn't "Battlefield Earth" a bigger hit than "Titanic?"
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
(Editor's note: We have permission from Thom Hartmann to run this chapter from his book, "Screwed: The Undeclared War on the Middle Class - and What We Can Do About It." You can purchase this book at the BuzzFlash store.)
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff
Don't tell Faleh Abood Umara or Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein that you want the U.S. to quit Iraq, but that you're worried about a resulting civil war.
A BUZZFLASH ANALYSIS
Not only is this the earliest primary run for the presidency, it's starting to look like perhaps the most fluid.
We got Fred Thompson, the last great actor hope of the Busheviks (and laziest U.S. Senator in recent history), about to make an end run to head the pack of GOP dwarfs and con artists (that guy must need a lot of Viagra with his bourbon to keep up with his zaftig trophy wife whom he married after divorcing his childhood sweetheart). We got the possibility that if the Dem candidates start to bunch up -- or if, on the other hand, the likely winner of the Dem primaries looks like a loser in the general election -- that Al Gore might come to the rescue and enter the race in the fall.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
All of the GOP supporters coming out for Libby . . . poor, poor little Libby having to go to jail for a few months . . . this criminal Bush GOP sentenced hundreds of thousands of people to death. This criminal Bush GOP have sentenced millions of innocent men, women, and children to a life of poverty, a life without homes, without an education, without a stable government.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Though he may like to think so, Fred Thompson is neither a Davy Crockett nor a Daniel Boone, just like he isn’t a real District Attorney! It’s all a façade---below the surface there is no substance to any of these Repuglicans and that’s why they have to conjure up a made for television charade!
by Linda Milazzo
Democrats in Congress, this message is for YOU! There's a reason Republicans call Democrats weak. IT'S BECAUSE YOU DAMN FREAKING ARE!!
My first BuzzFlash installment in what I have now decided will be an ongoing series under this title was published in this space on May 7, 2007, following the first Republican Presidential Debate. As I noted at the time, hearing these men talk brought many a chuckle to my throat. And so here are some more chuckles, garnered from the news, and a couple of possibly not-so-funny items.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.