Facebook Slider
Get News Alerts!

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

The dust has settled and it is time to step back and look at voting irregularities across the nation. Unlike their counterparts, Democrats have long championed electoral reform, especially after the Florida debacle in 2000 that cost America its duly elected president. Now that Democrats have secured a decisive victory and control Congress without dispute, they should fight even more aggressively to improve elections since they can no longer be dismissed as merely sore losers.

Friday, 10 November 2006 04:03

Cindy Sheehan: Another Open Letter to George

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

George,

First of all, I would have given anything to be a fly on the wall on November 8th, when we all knew fairly early that the Democrats had taken back the House of Representatives. I would also have loved to be in the room when Senator George Allen conceded and the Senate was lost. I hope you realize that your demented policies and miserably failed leadership style is responsible for the thumping that your party took this week. Even though I couldn't be a secret first hand witness to your political demise, it was good to be in front of your soon-to-be-vacated premises in DC.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO 

Mehlman Is Stepping Down As Republican Committee Chairman

by Tony Peyser

Out of a job
Without a doubt
But some doubt
When he'll be "out."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Prayers and heartfelt sympathies go out to Ed Bradley's family. The media and the public have truly lost an outstanding journalist, a man of grace, dignity, honor, and truth! Our loss is heaven's gain! 

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.

1//The Independent, UK
US WAS WARNED OF IRAQ CHAOS, SAYS EX-DIPLOMAT

A former diplomat has revealed that the British mission to the United Nations opposed the policy of regime change in Iraq but was ordered by London to change its position in the lead-up to war. The disclosure was made to MPs yesterday by Carne Ross, a member of the mission who resigned in protest at the Iraq war. He told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the US government was repeatedly warned by British diplomats that Iraq would fall apart if Saddam Hussein was toppled. But from mid-2002 instructions were received to change that view to fall in with the Bush administration. Speaking in public for the first time since he left the diplomatic service two years ago, Mr Ross also confirmed suspicions that the Prime Minister made up his mind months before the Iraq invasion in March 2003 that the war was going to happen and British troops would take part. Mr Ross said when he was serving in the embassy in Afghanistan, as early as April 2002, British officials there knew troops were being held back in readiness for the Iraq invasion. He claimed that when official documents from the Foreign Office are made public, they will prove that the view of British officials, repeatedly conveyed to the Americans, was that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would cause chaos.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

"The GOP Is Toast" Post-Mortem

by Tony Peyser

Onto the rocks Mr. Limbaugh sailed
(He's the king of all sons of bitches)
History will write how badly he failed
By mocking Parkinson's twitches.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

I'm sure people are all reading about Gates by now. These Bush "good ole boys" breed faster and stay around longer than prehistoric fossilized cockroaches, with all due disrespect ... and, on that note, there should be accountability if the Democrats want to stay in power. Americans have spoken loud and clear in the only way they could to get any attention from DC at all, and they weren't kidding.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 06:30

Cindy Sheehan: I Have Been to Funerals

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Sit Down for Change and Stand Up for Peace - Day 3

I haven't met anyone who likes to go to funerals. Attending a funeral must be one of the last things anyone of us would ever choose to do. Here in America we are even more distanced from death than we are from birth. Both natural activities have been made abnormal and something that only happens in hospitals.

Thursday, 09 November 2006 05:56

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 9, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Bush Admits He's a Liar. The Media Yawns.

Last week Bush looked us in the eye and brazenly lied when he avowed not to replace Rumsfeld. Yesterday he admitted he misled us for political reasons. This is a perfect example of what is wrong with this man - he's a liar and is completely out of touch with reality. Far from helping the Republicans, his support of Rumsfeld only convinced more voters that he is delusional.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

AP Calls Virginia For Webb; Democrats Also Take Senate

by Tony Peyser

On Air America, a well known pollster
Told Al Franken what he was thinking:
"The Democrats will win both houses"
I thought Larry Sabato had been drinking.

Page 1214 of 1309