|BuzzFlash News Analysis|
December 22, 2005
|NEWS ANALYSIS ARCHIVES|
Santa's Checking His Lists and Making Good Progress!
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
We know you've got our list, and we figure you're checking it twice right about now. So we at BuzzFlash would like to thank you for the things you brought us early, and remind you of the rest of our "wish list."
Thanks for sending us more readers in 2005, and nearly 500 great reader and guest contributions to share with our community of enlightened progressives.
Thanks for getting indictments for Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby, Jack Abramoff. It gives us hope for the American justice system.
Thanks for firing "Heck-of-a-job" Brownie from FEMA (but what took you so long?). And it's nice to have Ken Tomlinson out of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's hair. Thanks, while were at it, for ridding the House of Duke Cunningham.
Thanks for getting Bush to announce on camera that he did an end-run around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy illegally on God knows how many of us. And it's helpful that you gave us that campaign video where he affirms that his wiretaps require court oversight.
There's still a few items we hope you're working on for this year, and some to get started on for 2006:
Peace and bringing our troops home.
Convictions (government and corporate malfeasance).
An effective and relatively corruption-free economic recovery plan for the people of New Orleans -- and for all Americans hurt by the GOP's tax-cuts-for-the-rich, spend-for-the-corporate-elites plan of recent years.
And Santa, please don't think we've gone over to the GOP side, just because we've asked you for a lot. It's not that we're greedy. We just think, just maybe, you're on our side -- you've been so good to us so far this year!
P.S. Hope you noticed that our Senators acted to keep the Arctic Refuge nice for you and the reindeer, at least for a little longer! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings! Ho Ho Ho!
P.S.S. Almost forgot -- there will be some cookies and chocolate truffles waiting for you on our kitchen table.
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
[Maybe some readers would like to add to this? If so, write to the Mailbag, with a subject line of "Santa Wish List." We'll do an update.]
Our Readers Chime In:
Thank you for:
Censure and impeachment are possible
Thanks for US District Judge John Jones' decision (139 careful and copious pages) in which the court found "that the secular purposes claimed by the school board amount to a pretext for the board's real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom, in violation of the Establishment Clause."
Please don't forget about all the whistleblowers that have suffered under this regime: Bunnatine Johnson, Sybil Edmonds, Richard Clarke, Kathleen Rowley, Joseph Wilson and his wife Valerie, Paul O'Neill, etc. So many good, patriotic Americans, and of course our favorite Peace Mom, Cindy Sheehan. Please bring some joy and hope to these good citizens this Christmas. They richly deserve our gratitude. Thank you Santa. Sincerely, Julide A. Ozan Jacksonville, Florida
Try the administration on war crimes.
Also thank Santa for getting "Intelligent Design" (a.k.a. creationism) out of Dover public school science classes. Hopefully, he will get rid of it in Kansas and other places too. Mark Little, Baton Rouge, LA
Santa, Joe Lieberman is one of your bad elves. He has secretly pretended to be on your side when he is not. That way he gets to learn all the secrets of who's been naughty and who's been nice, who's on the Reindeer Nature committee, the Lonely People at Christmas committee, our ultra secret planning committees, even what the Continent Captains are planning and really want, especially all those who are working overtime right now for peace in your Middle East division. Yep, it's nice to his side, that is; naughty to us elves working for the good of the world. Can't you see that he is just a bad elf in Democrat clothing? I think you've been so busy to know he doesn't belong in our beautiful Arctic North Pole Refuge. I just wanted to tell you he is the "spy elf" for the other side with that silly smile they all have, you know the kind I mean. He already kinda looks like them, but is now vying for the Chief Infiltrator Elf. Please, for next year, just make him change over, tell the truth and come out as a Republican. Thanks so much, Ms. Texas Elf in Charge of Proclaiming the Truth Division and formerly at your Training the Young Elves Academy (Ret.), Betsy, Texas
Santa, thank you for BuzzFlash, thank you, thank you thank you! Thank you for AirAmerica and FSTV and Link TV and please leave a wonderful present for Amy Goodman! And thanks in advance for that job I'll be getting soon! Larry Rasnick, Clawson, Michigan