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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.

Wednesday, 01 August 2007 02:49

Mary Pitt: The Duel

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Pitt

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t'other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)


Eugene Field, Yale Book of American Verse

While watching the CNN/YouTube debate, this children's poem from so long ago was the first thing that came to mind. The Democratic Presidential campaign has once again come down to this: the onlookers, reporters, and media pundits have decided the primary election is to be a two-horse race without regard for the opinion of the people. No matter how well any of the other candidates may appeal to any of the public, they insist the only true contest is between the two candidates of their choice. It's as if the other candidates are all part of the anonymous bric a brac, only there as background for the two objets d'arte to which the media wish to draw attention.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Daphna Nachminovitch

It's time for Michael Vick to hang up his Falcons jersey. He should be immediately suspended from the NFL and, if convicted of dogfighting, thrown in the slammer. People who abuse animals belong in prison, not on the playing field. Anyone who is capable of the heinous cruelty detailed in Vick's damning 18-page indictment poses a danger not only to animals but also to fellow humans.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

The United States has been in a prolonged Constitutional crisis since the Supreme Court showed it had been corrupted by partisan politics when the Bush vs. Gore ruling was issued in December 2000. The Bush Administration began by Republican politicians thumbing their noses at the rule of law. The past 7 years have been an unending assault on Constitutional government, American political traditions, and personal freedom.

Tuesday, 31 July 2007 08:18

BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 31, 2007

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Subject: What To Do About "Sicko"?

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Congressman Rangel Outraged By $20 Billion Saudi Arabia Weapons Deal

New York Lawmaker Denounces Business-as-Usual With Royal Kingdom While U.S. Soldiers Die; Will Challenge Bush Plan

Yes, folks, there is a real George Bush. And he is not, as I have been saying with increasing frequency in recent commentaries here and columns at ThePoliticalJunkies.net, deranged, delusional, or a raving lunatic. In his July 20, 2007, NY Times column "All the President's Enablers," Paul Krugman said, among other things: "In a coordinated public relations offensive, the White House is using reliably friendly pundits . . . . to put out the word that President Bush is as upbeat and confident as ever. . . . Iraq is a bloody quagmire. . . . Yet Mr. Bush remains confident. Sorry, but that's not reassuring; it's terrifying. It doesn't demonstrate Mr. Bush's strength of character; it shows that he has lost touch with reality."

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  
 
RUSSIA LEADS RACE FOR NORTH POLE OIL
(The Guardian, UK)

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Rice, Gates win no new Arab help in Iraq. Methinks the Arabs have figured out that supporting the guys who started this whole disaster in Iraq and brought catastrophe to the entire Middle East was nothing more than a continued effort in futility!  America needs leadership that can be trusted, leadership that will regain the respect we once had in this world.  Impeach Bush/Cheney; send them back to the ranch or to prison where they can do no further harm!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

Next week, in my upstate New York hometown, people will come from all over to attend the 47th Annual Pageant of Steam.

Farmers, aficionados, and the merely curious will wander a hundred acres of displays -- antique, steam-powered tractors and threshers, steam engines that pulled plows and powered machines to dig wells, cut lumber, and make shingles. Most of them still work.

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