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Get Me Rewrite On This Headline!

by Tony Peyser

"Bush In Texas To Rethink Iraq Course"
Is the headline at Associated Press
Yeah, right, like anybody believes he
Won't lead us deeper into this mess.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006 00:51

Will Durst: 2006 Xma$ Gift Wi$h List

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Bah humbug everybody. Consider that uttered in the spirit of those of us familiar with the soft dark underbelly of the happiest time of the year. The ones regularly washed over by the holiday faucet of red and green bile dreading the solstice celebration as it drips down the drain of melancholy revealing the regurgitated fruit of of our greed and gluttony. But then again, what the hell. Pass me a cookie and another glass of nog and let's just enjoy the whole thing, shall we? And go easy on the nutmeg and heavy on the whiskey, mister. Because its time to just sit back and relax. Xmas is still with us, as we are repeatedly reminded by the television ads partially obscured by the coffee table high wrapping paper detritus. So to honor all you brave and steadfast consumers who set new records this year in your patriotic quest to sink heavily into debt to honor the birth of that Jewish hippie kid, let me offer up to the least deserving of us my annual scathingly incisive yet perennially trenchant ...


Death Toll In Iraq Now Surpasses U.S. Losses On 9/11

by Tony Peyser

I can guess the White House's response
Even in my deepest slumber:
"There's no need for us to focus on this
Move on; it's just a number."


Wednesday, 27 December 2006 00:28

Brent Budowsky: Gerald Ford, R.I.P. Reflections

by Brent Budowsky

I was young in Washington, working for Senator Lloyd Bentsen, during the Presidency of Gerald Ford.

It is easy to forget, especially for those who are younger, that American politics in 2006 is not the way it has been, and not the way it should be.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006 07:20

Peter Michaelson: The Cult of the Upper Crust

by Peter Michaelson

Wealth disparity between America's richest and poorest increased again in 2006. This inequality between wealth and worker, Bill Moyers says in a recent essay, "has opened like an unbridgeable chasm" and threatens to undo the republic. He wonders about its root causes.

by Norman Solomon

Competition has been fierce for the fifteenth annual P.U.-litzer Prizes.

Many can plausibly lay claim to stinky media performances, but only a few can win a P.U.-litzer. As the judges for this un-coveted award, Jeff Cohen and I have deliberated with due care. (Jeff is the founder of the media watch group FAIR and author of the superb new book "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media.")



The excerpt below was a comment on the article that I've linked.

I never watch Jon Stewart when the Right Wing bastards are on. I don't have a health problem, but I would have high blood pressure if I watched Bush or any of his criminal comrads. I can't stand the sight of them. That's how bad off I am.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:04

BuzzFlash Mailbag for December 26, 2006


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Subject: John Kerry Gets It Together in WP Op-Ed: "When Resolve Turns Reckless" 12/24

Kerry's always had it together. Nothing's more tragic to me than when the left buys the RW smear. Their main tool that they know works? Embarrassment. Do not be. Ever.


Tuesday, 26 December 2006 01:36

Michael Winship: One Never Knows, Do One?

by Michael Winship

The recent news of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson's brain hemorrhage reminded me of the axiom that the surest way to make God laugh is to tell Him -- or Her -- your plans.


Why I Hate Virtually All Of The Washington Press Corps (Except For David Gregory)

by Tony Peyser

They should take Bush to task
For how he's misleading the nation
But tough questions they don't ask
And instead just take dictation.

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