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Soft bigotry of low expectations?


Tony Peyser provides daily poems and weekly cartoons for BuzzFlash and also writes the BuzzFlash column, "Blue State Jukebox." He was a daily cartoonist for the L.A. Times from 1994 to 1997. You can e-mail Tony at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Mark Karlin, Editor and Publisher, BuzzFlash.com

November 27, 2007

Well, Al Gore finally got to visit the house that the American people gave him the lease to in 2000, before Nino Scalia and the other felonious four pulled the rent agreement out of his hand, whited out Gore's name, and wrote in George W. Bush.

For a long time after the theft of the election in 2000, we referred to President Al Gore, and Bush as the selected, not elected, president.


After 9/11, the criticism was that the U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies had failed to connect the dots. In Curveball, the difference is they made up the dots. In my way of thinking, it's a much more significant failure of intelligence, because never before in our history have we sacrificed so much blood and treasure and national credibility on chasing an utter delusion.

"My heart cries for America - for what we have lost. How much of our patriotism is tied up in being able to stand tall? Being able to be the champions of justice? Knowing what we believe in and saying so? Patriotism is one of those intangible things we, the people, have. I don't like it being damaged goods. I don't like America being hated around the world. We had made so much progress but it seems to be slipping away faster and faster everyday."

Linda Kekumu of Hawaii, May 2001

The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White House briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

There was one problem. It was not true.

Monday, 26 November 2007 16:18

Cindy Sheehan: Uh, Oh Canada!

by Cindy Sheehan

Recently the Canadian Supreme Court refused to hear appeals on the denial of refugee status for two U.S. military Iraq war resisters that were among the first to flee to Canada: Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey. I have had the opportunity to meet both of these brave and honorable young men on my many trips to Canada, imploring the government and the people to accept our war resisters as our Northern Neighbors have done in the past. With 64.6% of Canadians supporting allowing our Iraq war resisters to stay, this situation is another example of how governments simply refuse to listen to their citizens.

by Martha Rosenberg

The Food and Drug Administration is acting like a watchdog, not a lapdog, says Bob Essner, outgoing chief executive officer of Wyeth.

By Bill Christofferson

Six months ago, I was confidently telling people that if the Democrats couldn't win the presidency in 2008, we should just disband the party.

Lately, I have started hedging my bets.

by Leigh Saavedra

The length of the 2008 primary season has lulled many of us into thinking that the actual days of decision will never come, but time often moves with a sudden thud. As of November 24, we have 40 days until both major parties call together caucuses across the state of Iowa. There will be plenty of Christmas trees that haven't been taken down on the night it fully strikes us that it is HERE.

by Linda Milazzo

Last week, I turned on C-SPAN to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the FISA Amendments Act of 2007, which contained the issue of telecoms immunity.

The usual suspects appeared on my TV -- current Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT), former Committee Chair and current ranking member Arlen Specter (R-PA), and former two-time Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Their faces were all too familiar, and their seats were all too owned.

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