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"Is this country ready for an African American president? It's ready for a retarded president, why wouldn't it be for an African American president?"

Chris Rock, everybody! He'll be here all week, drive home safely, see ya real soon!

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. 

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

You can win big by running on progressive politics, by dealing with economic class issues in a very strong way. ... The American people say it is wrong that the gap between the very rich, and everybody else, is growing wider and wider and wider.

Thursday, 26 April 2007 05:13

BuzzFlash Mailbag for April 26, 2007

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

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Subject: And People Die …

House Panel Grants Immunity To Gonzales Aide

This is the Democrats attempt to try
And get Monica Goodling to testify.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE 

The whole list of "usual suspects" has been out and about promoting George Bush's "surge" in Iraq! They've been wagging their tongues in an attempt to give war a chance! These are the same guys who put the fear of God in Americans; they threatened Weapons of Mass Destruction, an Al-Qaeda connection and nuclear weapons in Iraq! They promised flowers and song, a rapid conclusion, freedom and democracy, a peaceful Middle East, and no cost to America! They were WRONG then and they are WRONG now!

Thursday, 26 April 2007 02:39

Amy Branham: Are You Kidding Me?

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Amy Branham

Laura Bush on The Today Show April 25, 2007:

ANN CURRY: Do you know the American people are suffering... watching [Iraq]?

LAURA BUSH: Oh, I know that very much, and, believe me, no suffers more than their president and I do when we watch this. And certainly the commander-in-chief who has asked our military to go into harm's way.

AC: What do you think the American people need to know...

LB: Well, I hope they do know the burden of worry that's on his shoulders every single day for our troops. And I think they do. I think if they don't, they're not seeing what the real responsibilities of our president are.

AC: It must be hard for you to watch him in this.

LB: It's hard. Of course, it's absolutely hard.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

What happens when Arizona convicts are locked up in an Indiana prison managed by a Florida corrections company? A "full scale riot," that's what.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

The Virginia Tech shootings present a dilemma for gun lovers. On the one hand, they feel bad for the families of the victims such as the mother who said she thought she would be buying her daughter's wedding dress and instead she is buying a funeral dress. And the professor who survived the Nazi holocaust only to be killed trying to save his students.

I'm afraid it is my duty to impart some bad news, and I advise you all to sit down before you fall down. The Attorney General of the United States apparently is suffering from a horrible disease. Best case scenario is we're talking a tertiary case of situational amnesia. For a lawyer, that can't be good. In his recent appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Alberto Gonzales was unable to recall anything...45 times, and that was before lunch. Maybe it's simply a case of hypoglycemia, since after lunch, he only couldn't recollect 29 times. I don't mean to minimize the critical nature of this crisis but the solution seems obvious to me: between meal snacks.
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