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BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

[BuzzFlash Note: Barbara will take a day off Friday. Please return for Barbara's next column Monday.]

Whoops! "A new study by the Pew Research Study shows that viewers of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report have the highest knowledge of national and international affairs, while Fox News viewers rank nearly dead last." I've always known FOX NEWS was nothing more than a "comedy of errors"! I am an avid viewer of Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and the Colbert Report's every broadcast!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart

The strategy for Iraq is still: "We'll stand down when they stand up!"

Why can't they stand up?

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, the media has placed the tragedy in a fatalistic frame. It’s as though nothing can be done, they would have us think, to stop America’s fascination with gun violence.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press

Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the federal abortion ban:

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

An anonymous letter sent to the House and Senate Judiciary Chairmen, signed "A Group of Concerned Department of Justice Employees," thanked Democrats for exposing the "overtly political" firing of United States Attorneys, but warned that the Department was also politicizing the non-political ranks of Justice employees.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007 09:21

Mary Pitt: General Pace, Gays and Women

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Pitt

Poor ole General Pace is not getting the respect he deserves. He is opposed to having gays in the military because he feels it is "wrong and immoral" and demoralizing to the other troops who have to share facilities and sleeping quarters with them.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,  

Here's an article that has the statistics for 2002. Even though I am aware of the permitted violence in this culture of gun lovers, I was surprised at the number of deaths and how it gets buried. Daily, the numbers are small and go unnoticed by Americans, unless they read Gun Guys, but added together, it should be just as shocking as Bush's illegal war.  

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

DNC Press

Washington, DC - John McCain heads to South Carolina today amid reports that his primary constituency -- the national media -- "has fallen out of love with" him, and that his high profile effort to re-launch his crumbling presidential campaign has been "a complete and utter bust." [NewYorkSunPolitics.com, 4/16/07] McCain's response, according to a report yesterday in The State, has apparently been to try to buy support in the Palmetto State. Yesterday's report revealed that McCain has paid "more than $30,000 in 2007 to a South Carolina senator and the sons of two other prominent elected officials, all of whom have endorsed" him. [The State, 04/17/2007]

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

Arnold Schwarzenegger tried posing last week as an environmental muscle-man. Too many guilty thoughts were showing, however, at his speech to a global-warming conference at Georgetown University. "For too long, the environmental movement has been powered by guilt," the California governor told the conference. "You know the kind of guilt I'm talking about: Smokestacks belching pollution and powering our Jacuzzis and our big-screen TVs and, in my case, powering my private airplanes."

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

A student researcher was infected with the bioweapons agent brucella more than a year ago during a Texas A&M experiment, but the university illegally failed to report the incident. Sunshine Project, the organization that revealed the cover-up, says that such cases are not uncommon in America.

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