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Tuesday, 07 November 2006 06:39

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 7, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: "Our" president taking sides

Picture this: You're a citizen of a country whose president tours the country, gathering only like-minded individuals around him and screams out words to the effect that "Democrats are the WRONG choice and WE're going to keep control, WE're going to protect you, and THEY must be defeated."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast for The Guardian (UK), Comment

Here's how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.

Note the past tense. And I'm not kidding.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Whatever you do, please go out and vote today! Our country, our freedom, our democracy, our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren depend on it!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Steven Rosenfeld

Will the 2006 elections be a turning point for the election integrity movement?

Or will the people and organizations who raise the problems that have been documented in early voting and the run up to Election Day be dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” by the mainstream media?

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Campaigning Before The Elections, The President Outdid Himself

by Tony Peyser

Bush was so darn folksy
I was thinking he saw
A chance to be cast in
A remake of "Hee Haw."

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

It’s been like the ten plagues that God inflicted on the Egyptians until they would let Moses lead the Jews to the "Promised Land."

Except, it’s been a lot more than ten.

Monday, 06 November 2006 08:59

Mailbag for November 6, 2006 Part 2

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG (Part 2)

NOTE: Part 1 of the November 6 Mailbag is here.

Subject: Tomorrow!

There are 435 House races, 33 Senate races, and a slew for Governor tomorrow. The Democrats need to pick up 15 House seats and 6 Senate seats from the republicans to win back both Houses of Congress and begin to re-establish the legislative branch as an equal branch the of Our government.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Bush bragged in threes, talking about his "trifecta." What the world got was a Republican excuse to cause debt, death, and destruction. There were never any two-party decisions made in the best interest of this democracy for the last six years ... only an orgy of greed. Excess in everything imaginable except honorable, patriotic, and responsible leadership, and much of it is still unknown as this Bush administration has been the most secret ever in US history.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Saddam Hussein has received a death sentence for crimes he committed more than a year before Donald Rumsfeld shook his hand in Baghdad. Let's reach back into history and extract these facts:

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

By Marjorie Cohn

The announcement of Saddam Hussein's death sentence two days before our midterm elections brings to mind the opening scene of Woody Allen's film "Bananas." Howard Cosell is covering the impending assassination of a dictator in an unnamed Banana Republic. On one side of the street, Cosell thrusts a microphone under the dictator's nose and asks how it feels when one is about to be assassinated. After the dictator responds, the assassin takes aim, shoots, and the dictator falls down dead. Cosell then crosses the street to interview the successor, Woody Allen. Everything goes according to script.

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