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Thursday, 29 November 2007 05:21

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 29, 2007

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Subject: To BuzzFlash Readers Everywhere

Our responsiblity to keep BuzzFlash afloat. Why us? Because it's getting the word out for us, that's why. But how can we fulfill said responsibility? By our pitching in, each and every one of us, the better to help BuzzFlash lead the way to liberty and justice for all and towards a world in which everyone is of equal importance in the total scheme of things.

Thursday, 29 November 2007 04:14

Marjorie Swanson: Perceptions of Patriotism

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Swanson

I am a patriot and I love my country. I love the blue skies and the rippling waters, the glorious mountains and the undulating plains. I love standing on the shore of Lake Michigan in midwinter and seeing the sky and water merge in a million shades of blue-gray. That is my patriotism.

The New York Times had a news article about Venezuela in Thursday's edition, but it was about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez saying he would cut diplomatic ties with neighboring Colombia. There wasn't a word about a memo from a CIA operative in Caracas to CIA Director General Michael Hayden, uncovered yesterday, outlining a plan for interfering with a Venezuelan referendum set for Dec. 2, and laying out the steps for instigating and backing a coup.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

Within a matter of days, Congressional back-room deals may rubber stamp huge taxpayer loan guarantees to build dozens of what amount to pre-deployed "dirty bombs" for terrorists.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001, showed that atomic power plants are supremely vulnerable. The first jet that hit the World Trade Center flew directly over Indian Point, whose two active reactors -- plus one more that's retired -- sit next to some very fragile high-level waste storage pools.

From 1994-1997, I drew daily cartoons for Laugh Lines, the L.A. Times' humor page. I also wrote topical jokes every day. Since the WGA is now on strike, there will be no new shows from the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O' Brien, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. Since they've cornered the late-night market, I've decided to stake out a different time of day to call my own.

Welcome to ...

Early Morning Jokes
by Tony Peyser

Cheating on your wife's one thing but screwing
Over disabled and poor people

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

I've been sick in bed for a little bit, felled by a flu more powerful than a locomotive, hastened by a few too many days on Writers Guild picket lines in the chill and drear of a Manhattan November.

One mixed blessing: too dizzy to read, I had a chance to focus on that most treacherous medium, the one in which I allegedly make a living when not on strike, TV.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Mainstream corporate media’s psychological subtleties are transparently disgusting! When the Democrats debate it’s called a “battle,” when the Repuglicans debate it’s called “bickering”! Soft-pedaling the Repuglican confrontations are part and parcel of today’s right-wing, partisan, conservative MSCM pampering!

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Wednesday, 28 November 2007 05:44

BuzzFlash Mailbag for November 28, 2007

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Subject: Will Wyche ... Thank You!!!

Yes, Mr. Wyche, you deserve a big thank you for your excellent compilation for reasons to push for impeachment, as found in the November 21, 2007 BuzzFlash Mailbag!

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