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Hairspray is a movie that can be taken on a number of levels, your choice. It's a funny, sassy, heartwarming old-style Hollywood movie musical about teenage life in Baltimore, circa 1962. It's about actors like Christopher Walken, John Travolta, Queen Latifah, and Michelle Pfeiffer playing against type (and doing it marvelously well). It's about a classic Hollywood "discovery," the previously unknown high school senior, an aspiring actress from Great Neck, NY, Nikki Blonsky, delivering a drop-dead performance as the lead, Tracy Turnblad. It's about terrific singing and dancing all designed to make you feel oh-so-good while you're watching it.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

“Earlier this month we brought you the on-going story of Scott Thomas Beauchamp, a US Army private who published a series of 'Baghdad Diaries' in The New Republic under the name Scott Thomas. Thomas told a dark story US soldiers in Iraq acting in various dishonorable and sadistic ways. This brought forth a storm of charges from the right-wing blogs and the Weekly Standard claiming that the diaries were fabrications. Then TNR did its own reinvestigation of the diaries and found that with the exception of one error, the stories checked out. Post media critic Howard Kurtz has been writing about these criticisms in his column. And tomorrow he reports that now the US Army has determined that Beauchamp's claims were "found to be false."  Remembering Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch, do you really think the US Army is capable of telling the truth???  Do you really think Repuglican cheerleaders, Howard Kurtz and the ditto-heads at the Weekly Standard are telling the truth???

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Martha Rosenberg

They're just dropping like Chinese imports -- prescription drugs that turn out to be deadly after FDA approval.

Not just Vioxx -- recently found to cause kidney problems on top of the heart attacks for which it was pulled -- but its seven deadly sisters named by the FDA's Dr. David Graham before Congress in 2004: Crestor, Meridia, Serevent, Lotronex, Arava, Accutane, and Bextra.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH

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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.”

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