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If from kids' toys she can't get the lead out
Then it's time for Nancy Nord to head out.


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..


"It makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck." -- Pentagon official

There is something deeply disturbing about the Air Force's official report on the Aug. 29-30 "bent spear" incident that saw six nuclear warheads get mounted on six Advanced Cruise Missiles and improperly removed from a nuclear weapons storage bunker at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, then get improperly loaded on a B-52, and then get improperly flown to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana -- a report that attributed the whole thing to a "mistake."

by Bill Quigley

"We are faced with the daily reality of an imminent collapse of our criminal justice institutions." -- New Orleans Police Chief Warren Riley

Some say crime causes a city to be under siege; others say crime is the symptom of a city under siege. Either way, New Orleans is in serious trouble. Our criminal justice system is in unprecedented crisis.


We were writing a review of a BuzzFlash premium of a collection of Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" cartoons last weekend when we serendipitously came across this tidbit, posted in a 2004 Associated Press article (watch for the end of the excerpt):

Cindy Sheehan

"At a time like this, scorching iron, not convincing argument, is needed." Frederick Douglass

"Cindy's campaign will prove that organized people can beat organized money." Reverend Lennox Yearwood, founder of the Hip Hop Caucus

Mukasey waffled about waterboarding
When asked a second time

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 05:19

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 31, 2007


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Subject: Dennis Kucinich Told It Like It Is

Finally someone in Washington (Dennis Kucinich) stood up on the rooftop and shouted out what most Americans already know. That unless Bush is impeached, our democracy is threatened.

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 03:46

Evan Frisch: Warren Buffett's CEO Challenge

by Evan Frisch
The Rockridge Institute

In a new interview with NBC's Tom Brokaw, billionaire Warren Buffett issued a challenge to CEOs that underscores why taxation should reflect America's progressive values.

While married, he had an affair
(The woman was married, too)
Her marriage didn't survive after
Her fling with Hyde was through.

"A youthful indiscretion" was how
Hyde explained what he'd done
Forgetting (or perhaps neglecting) to
Point out he was then forty-one.

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