A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by George Lakoff and the Rockridge Institute
For progressives to succeed in taking back this country, we need to stay true to our values and communicate them effectively. To accomplish this mission, we need to be aware of the traps that have often tripped up progressives in the past.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Remember Afghanistan? You know, the country we invaded when we actually did have international support and, more importantly, reasonable justification. It turns out the mission is far from accomplished there after all, and it's not just because Bush let Osama bin Laden get away. Both the Taliban and al-Qaeda are alive and well in Afghanistan, and they are growing stronger.
Now that Labor Day is over, it took stores about 14 seconds to get rid of their "back- to- school" displays and replace them with shelves of Halloween regalia. And never missing a beat, Karl Rove had George W Bush take advantage of his Secret Service Platinum Card to get an early start on the pagan celebration by donning the most frightening disguise available and heading out to spook the countryside in a week long variation on the old "trick and treat" trek. This "fear and smear" tour featured the President digging deep into the pockets of his Pumpkin King costume, tossing seeds of dread and horror to all who watched while in the cross hairs of the media deluge of mourning in America on the 5th anniversary of 9/11.
Book Says Rebuilding Of Iraq Was Done By Young, Inexperienced GOP Loyalists
by Tony Peyser
The end result was theft and chaos
Laid at the feet of these lackeys:
One staffer told a reporter, "I'm here
For George Bush, not the Iraqis."
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The GOP is desperate. They have control of the White House, Congress, Senate, the Mainstream Media, and a good chunk of the Supreme Court -- and they don't want to give it back. They are so close to complete and total power over the United States, that the idea they could lose it is making them very dangerous.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
It’s as clear as day.
For political gain and to extend his unprecedented grab for unilateral power at odds with our Constitution, Bush is blackmailing the national security interests of the United States.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky
Think about this: while our President speaks of religous revival, the leaders of the great religions unanimously abhor his position on torture, and the only clergy who agree with the President, are the spiritual advisors to the terrorists themselves.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
George W. Bush is getting desperate in his mission to officially sanction torture and warrantless wiretapping. Apparently out of ideas, Bush gave up on the merits of his plans and resorted one of the more annoying infomercial strategies: impulse buying.
Subject: Diebold machines are H.I.V-positive
This is extremely important:
[Princeton's] scientific study has revealed, for the first time, that a computer virus can be easily implanted on an electronic voting machine which could, in turn, result in votes flipped for opposing candidates. The virus, as well, could be written to then spread itself from one machine to the next resulting in a stolen election. The malfeasance would likely never be discovered, the scientists have said.