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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. 

The do-nothing, Democrat-led Congress, fresh from handing President Bush the power to spy on Americans without any judicial oversight, and just weeks after providing full funding for the continuation of the bloody war and occupation in Iraq, is now mounting an all-out campaign to co-opt and bury the growing grassroots campaign to impeach President Bush and Cheney.
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 07:38

Michael Winship: Sex and the Silly Season

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

As anyone who has ever read Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" books knows, the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is, "How many roads must a man walk down?"

The answer, calculated over 7.5 million years by a computer called Deep Thought is, simply, 42.

Now, researchers at the University of Texas have announced the number of reasons people have sex.

237.

Tuesday, 07 August 2007 06:20

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 7, 2007

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Subject: Spy Bill

This bill demonstrates how we really don't have two political parties. The Democrats are truly pussies and are scared of everything. They accuse the President of illegally spying on the American people and then authorized a bill to give him more power to spy. I've been blaming the Bush Administration for all the mess we are in but the truth is that this weak, scared, pussy-ass Congress has cosigned or collaborated in these crimes. Let's be realistic and admit that we have this group of old elite white men running the government and business and the American people are being screwed on a regular basis.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

Tonight, MSNBC will telecast a Democratic presidential forum sponsored by the AFL-CIO, with an expected audience of thousands of union members at Chicago's historic Soldier Field. Although questions will come mostly from labor folks, the forum will be moderated by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, known for his searing anti-Bush "Special Comments."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

My, my, it’s amazing the lies they tell to try and make a Repuglican look good! Several major news organizations -- including USA Today, the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, and The Post -- have in recent months referred to Jeri Thompson as both a political consultant and lawyer in articles about Fred Thompson's nascent presidential campaign, in which his wife has taken a leading role. And supporters of the Thompsons have repeatedly invoked Jeri Thompson's status as an attorney to challenge insinuations that the 40-year-old mother of two is a mere "trophy wife" for the 64-year-old actor and former Tennessee senator … the hard fact is that Jeri Thompson is not a lawyer.”

Rep. Bob Allen, that kind of explanation
Will make anyone who hears it squirm
Which is why it's time to go out and hire
A brand new crisis management firm.

Tuesday, 07 August 2007 02:09

Power Plays: Future Natural Gas Cartel?

WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia 

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources  

Monday, 06 August 2007 09:40

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 6, 2007

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[BuzzFlash Note: Warning: Lots of pessimism and anger expressed herein. The Senate vote enabling further domestic spying and expanding executive powers has not been well-received, shall we say?]

What was Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) thinking when he told Senate colleagues it was a "sad day" when that body started taking its marching orders from an outsider (the president and the director of national security), in passing a new version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the president a free hand to spy on communications of Americans without a judicial review?

Is he implying that this is the first time the Senate has done this?

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