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Wednesday, 29 August 2007 05:31

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 29, 2007

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Subject: Ted Haggard, aka "Hard Gag Ted"

With the Bush administration clearly pushing for war with Iran, as crazy as that would be, not just for an already over-extended, burned out military, but because of the havoc it would wreak on the global economy, it is time to call attention to a few points that are being ignored.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Adolf Hitler’s private army: “By the time the Nazi Party gained power in 1933 Himmler's SS had grown to a strength of 52,000. He was also made head of all German political police outside Prussia….the SS was now the principal instrument of internal rule in Germany”  Shades of Germany’s SS -- history repeats itself. “How about the CheneyBush Administration ‘outsourcing’ our military, our intelligence-gathering, our nation's soul … In short, CheneyBush have created what amounts to their own private legions -- soldiers, intelligence analysts, security guards, construction experts, supply specialists, et al. -- in effect, a ‘mercenary’ force bought and paid for by the American taxpayer.”

These departures now are
Getting infectious:
God just announced He's
Going back to Texas.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

WORLD MEDIA WATCH 

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Monday, Monday. Can't trust that day. The GOP always seems to purge its leadership ranks on Mondays -- just when I'm sweating the deadline for this column, so I have to start all over. I swear, it's the work of that vast right-wing conspiracy. Go pick on somebody your own size, dammit.

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by Sam Provance

Breaking News: The Army officer in charge of the interrogation/torture operation at Abu Ghraib in late 2003 is being court-martialed. My first thought was: Finally an officer is being held accountable. In view of the repeated rebuff to my own attempts to stop the torture and identify those responsible, however, you will perhaps excuse my skepticism that justice will be done.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Miles of smiles while they take away money for people who are mentally ill and the aged. If this isn't a Republican gesture that will always bring smiles to their faces, what the hell is?

Tuesday, 28 August 2007 06:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 28, 2007

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Subject: Being First Just Ain't Enough, Nancy

I'm sure that many old feminists like myself were overjoyed when Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House. A woman! At long last. Soon women all over America will be treated as if they were almost as good as a man. The words " A woman's place is in the house, and in the Senate," would be tattooed on every sexist, condescending man's ass right next to instructions on how to put a new roll of toilet paper on the holder.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

It boils down to who you are and who you know in America!!! Yesterday’s mainstream corporate media newsworthy stories were about 2 men -- one who promoted torture and abuse of dogs, the other who promoted torture and abuse of human beings!  One who is likely to go to jail, the other who goes home, with a stellar endorsement from George Bush!  America was inundated with reports on the brutality of dog fighting, pictures of dog fights, speculation about the length of Michael Vick’s prison sentence, pictures of protesters, and opinions on the viciousness of the crime. On the other hand, the public was presented with the ins and outs of politics and Alberto Gonazles’ name being dragged through the mud, but no mention about the cruelty of torturing and abusing human beings, no pictures of the atrocities at Abu Ghraib, no mention of the prisoners at Guantanamo, no mention of the lies and the Constitutional abuses, no protesters shown here! Yes, it still boils down to just exactly who you are and who you know in America!  Each of these men has committed crimes, one who will surely go to prison, the other who has seemingly gotten off scot-free to “recall” having lived “the American dream”!!!

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