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VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

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!"

Friday, 15 September 2006 03:09

GOP Update #17 - Verse-Case Scenario

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

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.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
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.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bruce Budner, Executive Director, The Rockridge Institute

In the last 10 days Senator Barbara Boxer and Representative John Murtha have introduced resolutions in the Senate and House calling upon President Bush to replace Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Though many on the left have greeted these resolutions with hosannas, they nonetheless fail to advance a progressive position and they send a counterproductive message. They fail to pin the blame where it belongs-on the President and his policies. Instead, we propose a resolution demanding a detailed exit strategy for the occupation of Iraq.

Thursday, 14 September 2006 07:22

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 14, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Osama bin Laden captured !!! Single handedly !!! By Bush !!!

(Isn't anyone the least bit suspicious about the events of the past 10 days???)

"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." (Asian Times Online).

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

Few media marching bands have beat the Iraq war drums more frantically and with more influence than the editorial pages of the Washington Post. On Monday, the Post announced the hiring of another drummer boy, one who played a key propaganda role inside the Bush White House.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

A new provision requiring Medicaid applicants to provide "satisfactory documentary evidence of citizenship or nationality" may prevent coverage for many of the U.S. citizens who need it the most, according to a letter sent to the General Accountability Office (GAO) by senior House Democrats John Dingell and Henry Waxman.

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