BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Having worked in a government financed "family planning" public health program at one time, I'm here to tell you "abstinence only" does not work; it has never been a solution! Like it or not, sex is what makes the world go round, if it wasn't for sex none of us would be here!
GOP Majority Leader Won't Run For President In 2008
by Tony Peyser
Bill sold his family HMO stock
When it was in a "blind" trust
Right before the price dropped
As promised earnings went bust.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
President Bush issued an executive order today renaming the American Civil War as the "American Sectarian Violence Conflict of 1861-1865." In the name of accuracy, all references to the previous title on federal property were ordered changed by the end of December, although current history textbooks in public schools are allowed to remain in use through the end of the academic year.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
"Freedom: The right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong." -- John Diefenbaker
My first question is not about what Gingrich would have to say regarding the freedom of speech or any other democratic freedoms this country has enjoyed in the past, pre-Bush administration ... no, my first question is, if this was a real group defending freedom of speech in America, why in the hell did they invite Newt Gingrich?
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
With its foreign policy already established as a complete failure, it looks like the Bush Administration has simply given up on trying to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. Their new strategy is to use trade sanctions personally directed towards Kim Jong Il, unsurprisingly the first time such targeted action has been taken against another leader. Bans on sales from the U.S. will include luxury items like iPods, Segways, Jet Skis, expensive cars, and yachts.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement:
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Winslow T. Wheeler
In the rare event that a senator asks a real question at a presidential nominee's confirmation hearing, it is often read off or summarized from a staff memo. The senator most often will get a non-answer and then move on to another scripted question. Here's how to break that pattern. (Second of three parts)
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson
We know you usually creep quietly across our living-room carpet so as not to awaken us, though how you're so quiet with a giant-size bag of presents on your shoulder we'll never guess.
Subject: Who Gave the Iraq Study Group Authority To Decide?
It appears that the U.S. Congress lost another of its exclusive powers under Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, namely: the power to declare war and decide matters of war and peace. Now we find an Iraq Study Group, peppered with its own makeup of neocons, set up to tell us what our alternatives are in order to extricate us from a no-win war.
The Center for Alliance and Justice
Insurance Industry Profits At Record Highs in All Sectors
New Report Confirms Auto Insurers Experiencing "Unprecedented Profitability"