A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Korreck
One day a year to honor our veterans is a noble gesture, and I'm sure veterans of all wars appreciate the tribute. But when one of every four homeless persons is a war veteran, it's time to overhaul the system that offers such tragically inefficient service to our soldiers and give them more than a patriotic song and march.
Democrats and Republicans can't seem to get on the same page with any issues, but on taking care of our veterans, they need to unite and take real action.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
When the guys over at TIME start questioning the "neocons," you have to wonder what is the real underlying Rovian strategy here. If the intent is to show America the obvious, and what the rest of the world already knows, then it would be that Bush and the neocons have truly opened up a disaster that only spells catastrophe for us all!
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BuzzFlash Editor's Blog
Mark Karlin, Editor and Publisher, BuzzFlash.com
After 7 1/2 years, the BuzzFlash Editor and Publisher is starting a blog, which will appear from time to time. Technically, it will really be a series of postings on our original content site -- BuzzFlash.org -- but we'll see how it goes. Who knows, maybe we'll spin it off into a regular blog.
Read it for awhile, I'll be as surprised as you about the direction it takes.
November 12, 2007
Welcome to ...
Early Morning Jokes
by Tony Peyser
Some Democrats Question Leadership's Reluctance To Be Decisive Against War Around Veterans Day
Think of all the lives they could be saving
If time after time they weren't just caving.
Why The Head Of DynCorp Trash-Talking Blackwater Makes Me, Oh, Just A Tad Nervous
Hotheads armed to the teeth
Who are trigger-happy and rich
by Elliot D. Cohen
Amid public outcry, in 2003, Congress defunded the Bush Administration's Total Information Awareness (TIA) project, a massive Orwellian technology-driven surveillance and data mining initiative. Now, it is attempting to pass through the FISA Amendments Act of 2007 (S. 2248), a bill that would effectively give legal standing and retroactive legal immunity to a major component of this project.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT
Senate Takes a Stand on Media Ownership: Bipartisan legislation would put the brakes on FCC plan to gut media ownership limits
WASHINGTON -- At a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) announced plans to introduce legislation that would halt the Federal Communications Commission's rush to gut longstanding media ownership rules.