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by Jeff Cohen, author of "Cable News Confidential"

Many pundits are comparing the expected Democratic victory in the upcoming election to the Newt Gingrich-led Republican triumph of 1994, an election in which the GOP gained 52 House seats and ended 40 years of Democratic majority in that chamber.



Yes, Bush and his comrades just pitch it out and see what sticks, and they run with that. Then they have the audacity to call that leadership. I think the American people are well above this leadership in DC and have come to realize that whatever they say . . . is either distorted, unable to prove, or out and out lies to hide what they are really doing or what they have already done, or they lie because that's what they do, even when they don't have to.


Laura for President? Okay, maybe not, but there is little doubt that she remains just about the only bright spot for the entire Republican Party these days. Everyone from the current president to the lowliest backbencher in Congress is feeling the heat. The GOP terror alert level has been raised to its highest levels to date in a panic-stricken chaos.

Friday, 27 October 2006 07:49

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 27, 2006


Subject: "It's The War, Stupid"

Hi BuzzFlash Readers,

Ok DNC and all you Democratic Voters; notice how everybody is talking 24/7 on television about everything except - - - IRAQ?

That's exactly what the RNC is trying to make us do because they do not want to talk about the war.

Instead we are talking about Michael Fox, Rush LimBORE, 700 mile UNfunded wall for a 2000+ mile border, etc, etc, etc.


George Bush doesn't know when Iraq will be able to defend itself. He doesn't even know when Iraq might be able to defend itself. But the Iraqi Prime Minister has a pretty good idea: six months, provided America actually fulfills its commitment to rebuilding the nation it toppled more than two years ago.

Friday, 27 October 2006 04:20

Amy Branham: My Flag

by Amy Branham

We all know the history of the American flag. We know its symbology. White signifies purity and innocence; red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice. Each star represents one of the states in the Union.


It's one thing to make a profit in a capitalistic society, but quite another when it becomes highway robbery! "The ExxonMobil Corporation reported today that it earned $10.49 billion in the third quarter, the second largest quarterly profit ever posted by a publicly traded American company. The largest on record was also reported by ExxonMobil - $10.71 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005." It makes you wonder exactly who is the enemy when the things you need for the necessities of daily life are priced so high as to allow a single corporation billions in profits and in such a short time! No wonder they can afford to buy a presidency and his entire administration!

Friday, 27 October 2006 03:05

Greg Palast: Cut and Run - It's Fun!

by Greg Palast

Imagine this: You're tied to a stake and savages are about to light the logs under your feet.

So, class, what do you do?

Cut and run!


Defense Secretary Has Harsh Words For War Critics

by Tony Peyser

Rumsfeld's telling us to "back off"
Excuse me but ... ain't that rich?
Don's overdue to be packed off
So, you know, bring it on, bitch.


Welcome to "World Media Watch's" new format. Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; an expanded version of the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.


Global warming could cost the world's economies up to 20 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP) if urgent action is not taken to stop floods, storms and natural catastrophes. That stark warning was given to Tony Blair and his cabinet yesterday by Sir Nicholas Stern, a former World Bank economist, and is said to have left cabinet ministers chastened by the magnitude of the threat posed by climate change. In a preview of a report he is to deliver next Monday, Sir Nicholas told the Cabinet the world would have to pay 1 per cent of its annual GDP to avert catastrophe. But doing nothing could cost 5 to 20 times that amount. He told them: "Business-as-usual will derail growth." The massive 700-page report - commissioned by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown - was described as "hard-headed" and "frighteningly convincing". It focused on the economic peril now confronting the world, unless action was taken to combat harmful CO2 emissions that contribute to global warming. ... His review could be a watershed in overcoming scepticism about the existence of global warming. "It was hard-headed," said another source. "It didn't deal in sandals and brown rice. It stuck to the economics." Mr Brown believes it could force the oil-dominated White House of George Bush to concede the importance of action to curb climate change. One minister who was present said it destroyed the US government's well known argument that cutting carbon emissions was bad for business. His report, covering the period up to 2100, warns that climate change could cause the biggest recession since the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression. A downturn of that magnitude would have "catastrophic consequences" around the globe, with the poorest countries hit first and hardest, Sir Nicholas told the Cabinet. Insurance analysts, who submitted their evidence for his report, said they feared insurance claims could exceed the world's GDP.

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