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2/3/05 4:56 PM
Dick Cheney's Halliburton Doing Business With the 'Axis of Evil'
It's Official: Senate Rubberstamps Torture, Tells World Our Gov't Doesn't Care About the Lives of Our Soldiers or the People in Countries Bush Attacks. 2/4
More on Bush Cartel Barring Opponents of War on Iraq from Presidential Visit 2/3
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"The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image" by Leonard Shlain -- Thom Hartmann's "Independent Thinker" Book of the Month
The Reception Room For Heaven -- Episode 29.1 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
Republicans Make Another Move to Throw Ethics Out the Window of the Nation's Capitol
A Fact Sheet on Booing at the SOTU -- A BuzzFlash News Alert
Only One Side Told in Bush Soc. Sec. Pitch 2/3
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Lt. Gen. James Mattis, top Marine General, told San Diego audience, it is "fun to shoot some people." 2/3
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Website Publishes Names of 33 Pro-Democracy Advocates Barred from Tax-Payer Financed Bush's North Dakota Speech on Social Security Scam 2/4
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Bush Ends SOTU Speech By Quoting Democratic President -- Verse-Case Scenario by Tony Peyser
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White House says most or all of earnings from private social security accounts will be paid NOT to the holder of the account, but to the government! Uh oh. 2/3
Intolerance A Family Value? Does Dobson think that George W. Bush is also a secret agent for the homosexual army? 2/3
Blaming the Messengers: Ohio's AG, playing lapdog to Ken Blackwell, wants to sanction Cliff Arnebeck and three other lawyers for Questioning the Ohio Election Results. Welcome to Bushworld. 2/4
Kinky Friedman To Run For Governor of Texas 2/4
Two men, including Republican ex-congressman, found guilty of fraud 2/4
Rock the Vote Poll finds Young Adult Support of Private Accounts Plummets in Face of Benefit Cuts, Borrowing 2/4
Norman Solomon: Too Much Stenography at SOTU, Not Enough Curiosity 2/4
Rice warns EU over China arms ban. Does anyone think the EU is listening or cares? We don't. Lovely pic, too. 2/4
Robert Parry: Sinking in Deeper; Iraqi Election May be Eve of Deeper Quagmire, Not the Beginning of an Exit Strategy 2/4
Black lawmakers in SC protest after legislative vote on judges; "About a third of South Carolina's residents are black, but blacks hold just six of the state's 141 judicial seats." 2/4
Talking Points: Bush Invokes Progressive Icons to Sell Right-Wing Agenda 2/4
Marine General Counseled for Saying He Enjoys Shooting People. That Counseling Should Help. That'll Teach Him to Glorify Killing. 2/4
A Culture of Secrecy: What has happened to the principle that American democracy should be accessible and transparent? 2/4
A burden shifted, not shared; "My son shipped out for Iraq on Monday." 2/4
AFL-CIO Debunks Bush's Soc. Sec. Scam with the Truth 2/4
Insurgents Ambush 50-Strong Iraqi Police Convoy, "killing two policemen, wounding 14 and leaving at least 16 missing on the worst day of violence since last Sunday's election." 2/4
Republicans dominated 11-2 in MSNBC's State of the Union coverage 2/4
Dems reaction to Bush's Social Security plan (video) 2/4
Class-Action Lawsuits: "...Bush and Congressional Republicans are racing to reward wealthy business supporters by changing the rules for class-action lawsuits." 2/4
Live in Arkansas, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, or North Dakota? Join the Rally Against Bush's Plan to Privatize Social Security 2/4
Men, not dogs; "How many court rulings does it take before the Bush administration does the right thing?" The Baltimore Sun is Just Asking. 2/4
Karl Rove the bribe maker 2/4
What would Republican Jesus do?
Lawmakers tell Army leaders they're worried about strain on Guard, Reserve 2/4
Troops unable to be treated for skin disease in Iraq will be seen by doctors in U.S. 2/4
The Progress Report: The SOTU 16 Word Contest; and more 2/4
Bush Evil Empire Dilemma: "The Bush administration's claim this week that North Korea appears to have been the supplier of converted uranium to Libya is based on evidence that could just as easily point to Pakistan, a key U.S. ally, as the source." 2/3
Elliot Abrams: Reagan Appointee Human Rights Violator and Perjurer Before Congress Promoted by Bush to "deputy national security adviser with a focus on promoting global democracy and human rights." No, This is Not a Headline from "The Onion." 2/3
Uh, Mr. President, People With AIDS Aren't "Victims," Social Security Isn't a "Crisis," Gay People Aren't The Enemy, Iraq Wasn't Worth 1,500 Dead Americans and $300 billion, and What Happened to Mars and Osama?
Maureen Dowd: Bush "doesn't just want to dismantle the 60's. He wants to dismantle the whole century - from the Scopes trial to Social Security."
Democrats hammered Mr. Bush's cornerstone proposal as a risky gamble that would swell the nation's deficit and imperil the retirement of millions of Americans. Come on, it's designed to enrich Wall Street brokers who support the GOP.
Progressive Democrats Say Bush's SOTU Not Enough, Mostly Rhetoric; Vow to Continue to Promote Democracy, Freedom, and American Values 2/3
Bush administration helped undermine UN sanctions against Iraq. Does that mean we can now use the US military to overthrow Bush?
Text of Reid's and Pelosi's speeches in response to Mr. Crisis 2/3
Massing enough troops for another rotation in Iraq will be "painful" and may eventually require the Pentagon to adopt policies that would extend the two-year limit on the mobilization of reserves 2/3
SOTU Special: Who's Yer Daddy? - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
Bush Deceives, As Usual on Social Security. Take the Risk and If You Won, the Government Gets the Winnings. If You Lose, Tough Luck Charlie. The Only People Who Benefit from this are the Brokers who Stuff the GOP Coffers with Dollars. 2/3
Rally in DC on Thursday to defend Social Security from Bush and the GOP thugs 2/3
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The U.S. Senate is Poised to Lock You Out of Court! 2/3
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Tom Shales Bolsters BuzzFlash Argument: It Doesn't Matter to the Media What Bush Does, He is Winning the Theatrical War, the War of Perception. The Dems Don't Understand Television and the Role of Drama and Presentation in Swaying Public Opinion. 2/3
The Nation: Rebuke Gonzales and Torture 2/3
Bush budget to slash 150 programs in order to pay for next war in Syria (ok, we made that last part up, but only kind of). 2/3
There He Goes Again: Bush says Iran "primary state sponsor of terror" 2/3
Bush's Attempt to Eviscerate Class Action Suits Will Protect Gun Manufacturers Who Have Blood on Their Profits and Hands 2/3
The Rude Pundit: The State of the Union Is "Suck It, F***ers" 2/4
Is This What He Meant by Fuzzy Math? 2/3
Democrats Give a 'No' to Privatization 2/3
Bush's HHS secretary talks about cutting Medicaid benefits. Is this the same way he's helping seniors with his social security privatization plan? 2/3
Florida State University spent half a million in public monies to promote Bush's education policies. Jeb, anything to say about that?
Richard A. Grasso, the former chairman and chief executive of the New York Stock Exchange, received $144 million to $156 million in excessive compensation 2/3
19 Killed in Insurgent Attacks in Iraq 2/3
ABC Poll: Half the country still hates Bush 2/3
Concern that US leaders and military personnel risk prosecution in Germany for alleged war crimes has become a factor in deciding whether US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will attend an international security conference in Munich 2/3
Georgia GOP thinks this is the Soviet Union and they are Stalin. Creepy stuff. 2/3
Post-SOTU: Democrats hit Bush on Iraq, Social Security 2/3
Bush to propose eliminating federal Amtrak subsidy. Uh, he hasn't even made Amtrak safe from terrorists and now he's cutting their budget? Oh, yeah, have to pay for those tax cuts and that little war. 2/3
MSNBC Poll: How much did you hate the SOTU? Tell them now 2/3
Religious right wants high school students to organize "straight pride" clubs. What's next, white pride? 2/3
CBS adopts Bush's "personal accounts" rhetoric on Social Security. Bad CBS. 2/3
February 2nd World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Sidney Blumenthal: If Bush believes what he said Wednesday night -- that we must stand with our allies to prevent tyranny -- he should stop his incoherent saber rattling over Iran's nuclear plans and join Europe in real negotiations. 2/3
Iraqi Refugees Overwhelm Syria 2/3
Gonzales OK could be seen as OK for torture rules 2/3
More on the GOP coup against the House ethics committee. Can you say, castration? 2/3
Right-wing evangelical launches new newspaper in Washington, DC. What were they saying about that "liberal media" again? 2/3
Bob Schieffer picked to replace Dan Rather at CBS News 2/3
Real journalists criticize White House "correspondent" who throws softballs. What journalist haven't these guys coopted? 2/3
New ethics committee members were given donations by DeLay PAC
Anti-gay constitutional amendment fails for 2d year in conservative Idaho. Someone forgot to drink the Kool-Aid. 2/3
Bush and Michael Jackson Both Reside in Neverland. Bush, in His State of Lies Speech Says: "We will pass along to our children all the freedoms we enjoy and chief among them is freedom from fear." As Jenna Bush Would Say, Give Me a Tequila, a Double! 2/3
Palestinian Militants in Egypt for Israel Truce Talks 2/3
UAW Endorses Howard Dean for DNC Chair 2/3
Focus on the Family has budgeted $4.2 million for Sonogram machines at Church-financed "counseling centers"; "Generally, their treatment of women who come in is coercive" and filled with propaganda. 2/3
Nader, again. Oh go away already. 2/3
Florida Sen. Mel Martinez said, "Judge Gonzales is a role model for the next generation of Hispanic-Americans in this country." So, Hispanic-Americans Want to Torture People? Just Asking. 2/3
History's Hints for Democrats 2/3
A Roadmap to Defining and Winning the Real Abortion Debate: Prevention vs. Punishment 2/3
Secret papers expose Brazil's brutal past. This is the kind of stuff they'll be writing about the Bush administration. Actually, they're already writing it, just not in the mainstream press. 2/3
GOP disappointed with timing of Gonzales vote 2/3
Promise vs. Reality: American Progress Takes a Look Back at Bush's 2002, 2003 and 2004 speeches 2/3
Bush's SOTU: Empty Rhetoric and Broken Promises 2/3
Baucus counters Bush plan; incentives to boost personal retirement savings are more appropriate than a Bush administration proposal to partially privatize Social Security 2/3
Judge: Yale Can Block Military Recruiters 2/3
Mark Morford: Come See Our Brutal Democracy; Freedom rings in Iraq! Bush was right all along! American wins! Or, you know, not. 2/3
Danny Schecter: Time for MoveOn to Move On? (BuzzFlash is Not Taking a Position on the MoveOn Discussion. We are Just Posting Both Perspectives Because of the Interest of Our Readers.) 2/3
Issues? Nah, it's about power. The GOP agenda is not designed to help America, it's designed to cement their hold on power. 2/3
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FOX’s Hannity finally disclosed ties to Rev. Peterson and the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) 2/3
Questionable "Press Member" Who is GOP Partisan is Often Called On to Get Press Secretary Out of Jam, Even Though He Represents a Largely Unknown Website. Paid-Off Reporters, Phony Video News Stories, Columnists on the Take, and Yet No Outrage. 2/3
Women and the Media: Taking Our Place in the Public Conversation, March 18-20, 2005 2/3
Machinists Union Endorses Dean for DNC Chairman 2/3
Davis Deal a Dud: Abu Ghraib Torturer Sgt. Javal Davis cuts deal but "will not be required to testify against others" Whuhhh? 2/3
Joel Connelly: Liberal voices turning up the volume on the radio 2/3
The Jenna Option: ''I asked them (military recruiters) would they prefer to have their advertising budget tripled or have Jenna Bush join the Army," he says. ''They unanimously chose the Jenna option.'' 2/3
Never-ending penalty; Punishment After Time Served is Wrong 2/3
Bush Administration - Hard-on Men: No Contraceptives for Women, but Plenty of Erection Drugs for Men 2/3
Scott McClellan just doesn't like some questions (w/video) 2/3
Blogs’ advocacy group takes lead in framing Social Security; Fresh challenge to lobbies 2/3
Supreme Chickens? The high court's Gitmo confusion comes home to roost. 2/3
Karl Rove Always Seeking Revenge: Tells Incoming Commerce Secretary Gutierrez to Dump Potential Senior Advisor Because the guy Helped McCain Beat Bush in 2000 2/3
Not Worth My Son's Sacrifice -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Cindy Sheehan
Robert Reich: Debt For Everyone 2/3
ADL calls on CIA to hand over files on suspected Nazis 2/3
Arianna Huffington: Post-Election Buzzkill: Why Iraq Is Still A Debacle 2/3
U.S. Senate is poised to lock you out of the courtroom! 2/3
White House-friendly reporter under scrutiny; Talon News is run by same folks who run GOPUSA.com, a site "bringing the conservative message to America." 2/3
Count the Casualties: Campaigning for a Comprehensive independent inquiry into Iraqi casualties. 2/3
Following Inauguration, Citizen Group Urges New Direction for Democratic Party 2/3
A Spoonful Of Sugar: In Tonight's SOTU, "we're willing to bet that [Bush] won't say “private accounts,” even though privatization is exactly what he's calling for" 2/3
McCain, Feingold make new bid to drive big money from politics 2/3
SOTU: A Path Littered With Broken Promises 2/3
The Rude Pundit Gets Positively Rude with John McCain About His Likely Vote for Gonzales 2/3
Democrats have Bush playing defense on Social Security. Let's hope it's not the only issue. 2/3
Iraqi in Baghdad: "The Election Was Shoved Down Our Throats" 2/3
Infighting Cited at Homeland Security 2/3
Democrats Claim Votes to Halt Social Security Plan 2/3
Postelection joy fading in Iraq; Voting issues cited; Iraqis say U.S. is needed for transition 2/3
North Korea sold processed uraniam to Libya. Or they didn't, and we're being lied to, in order to justify yet another war. 2/3
Dems united against Gonzales... except Sen. Salazar. Looking to fill Zell Miller's boots, are we? 2/3
Politicians beat up on American Girl doll for disparaging comments about Chicago neighborhood 2/3
Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- U.S. Study. More of Bush's Ownership Society is Owning More of your Bankruptcy. 2/3
Gonzales Will Not Be Blocked: Senate Will Approve Torture 2/2
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Bush's Public Policy Goals Aim to Undermine Support of Democrats. Dems Better Start Winning Some Battles or They Might Join the Dinosaurs.
James Carroll: Train wreck of an election. A Painfully Brilliant Commentary. 2/2
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AP: Videos Show Guantanamo Prisoner Abuse. Gonzales Condoned Torture. Tell Your Reps: A Vote for Gonzales is a Vote for Torture. 2/2
Texas Teens Increased Sex After Abstinence Program 2/2
Bush's Social Security Scam to Enrich Wall Street Brokers Central to His State of the Disunion Speech 2/2
Senators Murray and Wyden to oppose Gonzales nomination. Now THAT'S more like it! 2/2
Global warming inevitable for decades to come, science conference concludes 2/2
The Call to Kill Democracy: The GOP wants to change the rules so that no voice of opposition can be heard. No dissent will be tolerated. 2/2
Britain urges US to help avert global climate catastrophe. Silly Brits, the Rapture will solve all our worries. 2/2
Call Congress: Investigate and Outlaw Payola Pundits 2/2
Are Congressional Republicans Morons? No Matter How Hard they Try, They Do Not Own the Courage of the Iraqi People. But, They Sure Will Try to Steal It, Just Like Everything Else. 2/2
IL Sen. Dick Durbin wants to stop playing defense. Hallelujah! 2/2
Frost Quits Race for Chair of Democratic Party. It's Fowler, Roemer and Rosenberg vs. Dean. All We are Saying is Give Dean a Chance. We Don't Need Another DLC Milquetoast. 2/2
Religious right says evolution has killed 135 million people. And don't forget the dinosaurs. 2/2
Judge rules feds were wrong to say wolf was no longer endangered. Damn wolf-loving activist judges. 2/2
We Have Ways of Making You Talk -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
Action Alert: Tell your Senators to oppose the Gay Bashing Amendment to the US Constitution. Our country already tried that 3/5ths a man thing, didn't work too well. 2/2
Bush and GOP plan to shift more of the burden for paying insurance premiums to workers, because they hate you 2/2
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Abu Ghraib guard pleads guilty to abuse
Social Security -- It Is Time To Draw a Line in The Sand -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
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Linking America's Oil Addiction to 1,400 Dead American Troops in Iraq -- A New BuzzFlash Radio Ad
"Everything is at Stake" in Social Security Fight; New MoveOn Ads Reaching Media, Congress and the Public with Focused Message
MoveOn.org Launches Ad Campaign Highlighting Benefit Cuts in President's Social Security Plan. See Their New Social Security Ad
Buster's Polygamists -- BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
The Humiliation of America, By Our Own Government -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
The Wal-Martization of American Rights: When is a Corporation a Person? All the Time Now. An Interview with Thom Hartmann on "Corporate Personhood." Have Americans Become Second Class Citizens, As Corporations Seize the Bill of Rights?
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Mr. Bush, To "End Tyranny," You Must First Look in the Mirror. -- Letters from Ethan
THE LIGHTER SIDE:
The Swift Report: Bush State of the Union to Identify New 'Axis of Evil': SpongeBob, Buster and Winnie the Pooh 2/2
George Will: The George W Bush 2005 State of the Union drinking game 2/2
The Daily Scribble: Bush and Hog Write State of the Union Address 2/3
President Sends Congratulations to Radical Moderate Christine Todd on the Publication of Her New Book 2/3
The Corrected State of the Union Address 2/3
Bush in the Dustbin of History 2/3
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