MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
This is good government? No, this appointment is the way our government has been replaced by partisan hacks, and these Bush GOP candidates, regardless of how they want people to forget the past, we still have a hellava lot of the present to deal with that has been caused by this treasonous Bush GOP government, and it is treated so casually, because the same mistakes keep being made.
by Cindy Sheehan
So your brother's bound and gagged
And they've chained him to a chair,
Won't you please come to Chicago just to sing.
In a land that's known as freedom how can such a thing be fair?
Won't you please come to Chicago for the help that we can bring.
We can change the world rearrange the world.
It's dying---to get better!
Chicago, Graham Nash
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
As hard as they struggled this morning, three top defense officials could not ease concerns about the worsening situation in Iraq in the wake of increased violence and troop deployments to Baghdad. Donald Rumsfeld made a last second determination that he in fact wasn't too busy to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, and was joined by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace and Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
We have entered the Bush realm of CRAZY! “Bush seeks expanded military tribunal role:The White House is seeking legislation that would allow people not affiliated with terrorism to be prosecuted in military commissions -- with far fewer rights than afforded civilians.”If you truly value “freedom and democracy,” the time to speak up and out is NOW!
Subject: Global Cooling
Pray for the restraint, patience, and courage of the world to resist more war in the face of unspeakable horror. Meditate on peace. Breathe in the heat of war and breathe out the cooling air of peace. We can all be part of this transformation.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Greg Palast
"This war in Iraq has been the best thing in the world for Big Oil and OPEC. They've made the largest profits in the history of the world. The interesting thing about your book is you show how it was all planned from the beginning. The story is like a spy thriller." -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Calling All Struggling Writers!
by Tony Peyser
Stop working on that unfinished novel
Or trying to devise a play like Ibsen
Right now's the perfect time for you
To get your screenplay to Mel Gibson.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Every reasonable person familiar with the minimum wage/estate tax bill passed in the House is fed up with the Republicans' twisted behavior and clear partisan politics. A congressional staffer told BuzzFlash that Senate Democrats believe they have the votes to squeeze off a narrow defeat of the legislation, but that things are still very much up in the air. In the meantime, we have compiled a list of nine reasons why you should hate this bill and it's proponents.
Subject: Border Agents Let Fake IDs Go Through
The Associated Press article headlined "Border agents let fake IDs go through" cites a GAO study revealing that undercover investigators have repeatedly penetrated our borders with fake documentation--when they were required to produce any documentation at all. This despite billions and billions of taxpayer dollars spent over the last five years on invading impoverished Third World countries, covering up the failures of the "Star Wars" anti-missile system, stuffing Halliburton's coffers, and other vital national security efforts.