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.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
The anti-choice organization Operation Rescue West has had its tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) revoked by the IRS. An investigation was sparked from a complaint by Catholics For a Free Choice (CFFC) over blatant political campaigning by the group during the 2004 presidential election.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
How much "clarification" does "We don't torture" take? Seems the only "clarification" Bush is seeking is the justification to torture! The whole mess is a lesson in how to become a terrorist in one easy "clarification" lesson! This is a rare opportunity to observe first hand the phenomenon of children who torture and abuse animals growing up to torture and abuse human beings.
Rep. Bob Ney Pleads Guilty, Enters Rehab
by Tony Peyser
His addiction to alcohol explains
Behavior that many people found odd
When he got sober and saw his toupee,
Ney remarked, "Sweet Jesus! OH MY GOD!"
GOP Update #17
by Tony Peyser
"Make government small enough to drown in a bathtub"
Was strategist Grover Norquist at his worst
But I bet in this climate most Republicans would want
To eavesdrop on it and torture it first.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong--OSAMA'S ON THE MOVE AGAIN (Osama bin Laden is on the move, and Tuesday's terror attack on the US Embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, could be a tangible result of this. Exclusive information obtained by Asia Times Online shows that the al-Qaeda leader recently traveled from the South Waziristan tribal area in Pakistan to somewhere in the eastern Afghan provinces of Kunar and Nooristan, or possibly Bajour, a small tribal agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan in North-West Frontier Province. According to a witness, bin Laden traveled in a double-cabin truck with a few armed guards - not in a convoy. Apparently, this is how he now prefers to move around. Bin Laden, with a US$25 million bounty on his head, has not been sighted for some time, and he has not been seen on any new videotape since late 2004, although audio tapes purporting to be him speaking surfaced this year. At the same time, a close aide responsible for bin Laden's logistics and media relations told Asia Times Online that bin Laden had recovered from serious kidney-related ailments. In Tuesday's attack in Damascus, four men tried to drive two explosives-laden cars into the US Embassy compound. Four of them and a security official were killed. One of the cars exploded outside the compound. The incident not only carries al-Qaeda hallmarks, it is also very much in line with the al-Qaeda leadership's focus, agreed on during the Israel-Hezbollah war, to extend the flames of conflict across the region.)
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"
The Bush administration's full-court press against the Constitution is on, with the president getting closer to Senate, and possibly full Congressional approval of his warrantless spying program by the National Security Agency, and with a lobbying campaign on to get his program for kangaroo courts and life-time detention without trial for terror "war" detainees approved by Congress.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
If you are a guest on the "Tonight Show," you wait your turn with Jay in the famous Green Room. It’s the holding area for America’s spinning wheel of chattering celebrities.
by Brent Budowsky
First the problem, then the solution.
Karl Roves' secret weapon has alway been the Washington insider class of Democratic commentariats, consultariats and courtiers.