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11:25am 08-25-2009
Laurie Anne Smith
Hey Lucky- How the hell are ya? I'm fine. Just wondering where my Smithereens interview went? I clicked on the link and it was gone. Hope all is well. I had an awful summer. My poor husband needed a triple bypass and an endocartectomy. Thankfully he is fine. I hope you are well. Take care.

Laurie Smith
3:47am 08-19-2009
billy hopeless
send me a banner code ill put it on me page !
2:13pm 08-04-2009
mick
cheers for the Ian Hunter piece . excellent
10:59pm 08-02-2009
Paul Revere
WHY WE NEED INDEPENDENT MEDIA! by www.buzzflash.com

In a deal between the head of GE (the owner of MSNBC) and Murdoch's FOX News reported in The New York Times, it was agreed that Olbermann would back off his chronic lacerating caricatures of Bill O'Reilly (although it can still be expected that he will go after O'Reilly and FOX, but much less frequently).

In return, FOX and O'Reilly, in particular, will stop attacking the business dealings of GE. Are you getting the picture of how even MSNBC is affected by big corporate ownership?

A key indicator of what was threatening GE is buried in The New York Times article about the "peace agreement" (which amounts to a decrease in virulent exchanges between O'Reilly and Olbermann). Here are two points worthy of note to indicate that MSNBC talent may be kept on a shorter leash than progressive followers had hoped for:

The reconciliation — not acknowledged by the parties until now — showcased how a personal and commercial battle between two men could create real consequences for their parent corporations. A G.E. shareholders’ meeting, for instance, was overrun by critics of MSNBC (and one of Mr. O’Reilly’s producers) last April....

In late 2007, Mr. O’Reilly had a young producer, Jesse Watters, ambush Mr. Immelt and ask about G.E.’s business in Iran, which is legal, and which includes sales of energy and medical technology. G.E. says it no longer does business in Iran.

Mr. O’Reilly continued to pour pressure on its corporate leaders, even saying on one program last year that “If my child were killed in Iraq, I would blame the likes of Jeffrey Immelt.” The resulting e-mail to G.E. from Mr. O’Reilly’s viewers was scathing.

Like most of the feuds between the right wing media echo chamber and progressive critics, the publicity surrounding O'Reilly-Olbermann slugfest helped the ratings of both programs.

But when FOX started to go after the business dealings of the parent company of MSNBC, GE, television ratings took a second place to corporate interests.

This is just another example of why BuzzFlash relies only on its readers for financially supporting its progressive news and commentary.

BuzzFlash developed a closed-circle media model for progressives: buy progressive premiums that help support a progressive economy, upstart new generation companies that heal the world, and celebrate progressive culture. In turn, net proceeds finance the news, commentary and advocacy of BuzzFlash. (We will be launching advocacy initiatives in the coming months that rely on grassroots involvement in social change, not petitions to Washington, D.C.)

BuzzFlash loves Keith Olbermann, but in the end he's an employee of GE, and MSNBC is dispensible to them. They'll milk the progressive wave as long as it doesn't really threaten the entrenched status quo. In the end, their primary interests as a corporation include going nuclear, literally. GE isn't going to let Keith or Rachel or Ed get in the way of that.

It's all just business to GE and Rupert Murdoch. GE isn't about to slice its own throat.

Just remember that.
8:53pm 07-30-2009
Dr. Beter
OUTSTANDING WRITING ON THE MANSFIELDS!

MADE ME SO SAD I MISSED M!

RIOT ON, LUCKY! RIOT ON MANSFIELDS!
10:36pm 07-29-2009
lucky
yes...duda is still alive and will be back soon...
6:53pm 07-26-2009
jim jones
is duda still alive?
6:45pm 07-24-2009
Oliver Stoned
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Share Print CommentsThe murder of President Kennedy was a seminal event for me and for millions of Americans. It changed the course of history. It was a crushing blow to our country and to millions of people around the world. It put an abrupt end to a period of a misunderstood idealism, akin to the spirit of 1989 when the Soviet bloc to began to thaw and 2008, when our new American President was fairly elected.

Today, more than 45 years later, profound doubts persist about how President Kennedy was killed and why. My film JFK was a metaphor for all those doubts, suspicions and unanswered questions. Now an extraordinary new book offers the best account I have read of this tragedy and its significance. That book is James Douglass's JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. It is a book that deserves the attention of all Americans; it is one of those rare books that, by helping us understand our history, has the power to change it.

The subtitle sums up Douglass's purpose: Why He Died and Why it Matters. In his beautifully written and exhaustively researched treatment, Douglass lays out the "motive" for Kennedy's assassination. Simply, he traces a process of steady conversion by Kennedy from his origins as a traditional Cold Warrior to his determination to pull the world back from the edge of destruction.

Many of these steps are well known, such as Kennedy's disillusionment with the CIA after the disastrous Bay of Pigs Invasion, and his refusal to follow the reckless recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis. (This in itself was truly JFK's shining moment in the sun. It is likely that any other president from LBJ on would have followed the path to a general nuclear war.) Then there was the Test Ban Treaty and JFK's remarkable American University Speech where he spoke with empathy and compassion about the Soviet people, recognizing our common humanity, the fact that we all "inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal."

But many of his steps remain unfamiliar: Kennedy's back-channel dialogue with Khrushchev and their shared pursuit of common ground; his secret opening to dialogue with Fidel Castro (ongoing the very week of his assassination); and his determination to pull out of Vietnam after his probable re-election in 1964.

All of these steps caused him to be regarded as a virtual traitor by elements of the military-intelligence community. These were the forces that planned and carried out his assassination. Kennedy himself said, in 1962, after he read Seven Days in May, which is about a military coup in the United States, that if he had another Bay of Pigs, the same thing could happen to him. Well, he did have another "Bay of Pigs"; he had several. And I think Kennedy prophesied his own death with those words.

Why does it matter? The death of JFK remains a critical turning point in our history. Those who caused his death were targeting not just a man but a vision -- a vision of peace. There is no calculating the consequences of his death for this country and for the world. Those consequences endure. To a large extent, the fate of our country and the future of the planet continue to be controlled by the shadowy forces of what Douglass calls "the Unspeakable." Only by unmasking these forces and confronting the truth about our history can we restore the promise of democracy and lay claim to Kennedy's vision of peace.

But don't take my word for it. Read this extraordinary book
and draw your own conclusions.
3:50pm 06-19-2009
Deborah Olin
Hiya.., Im a fellow photographer and friend of TRIP PUNK ASS photos .com and he sent me the link to the new article here about the NEW YORK DOLLs which is GREAT Im glad someone wrote some stuff in defense and praise about Steve Conte yea we all miss JT I do I knew him and he owed me money but I never resented Conte or Sami or Brian and I am friends with Conte (and SAMI AND BRIAN 2) I sent STEVE the article which I am sure he will aprectiate I can tell you it never really bothered Conte the JT thing . I talked about it with him when he first joined He didnt know much about JT he said Im not trying to be him or replace him and I dont want to. He has created his own signiture look & Sound
all his own and his style and personna in the NY DOLLS..,
STEVE plays with the DOLLS
so brilliantly, youll always see a part of the show and u can
watch David beam like aproud poppa when Conte goes off and weaves a fantastical melodic wave of sounds, he knows how lucky he has him in theband! And yea no one complains about Sami or Brian and personally I think SAMI is a much better musican than Aurthr was and BRIAN just kills on the skins. THEre one of the greatest bands around and I tell people over and over just go see them and forget allthese pussy boy hipster bland bands and go see some real plug in and play bluesy rock one ofthe greatest bands And when they do they become addicted to them
saying that s was one of the best shows I have ever seen or seen in
a LONG LONG TIME
The DOllS R one of the best bands
America ever offered to the world THE NEW YORK DOLLS r REAL
Tell the writer it was a GREAT article really one of the best honest expressive without being fulla rolling stone rock critic bullshit. Kudos for him as well and of Course TRIPS photos
take care Im goingto see the Dolls next week, Im in bad spiriutal need for my NY DOLLS fix and want to see the HEROS of NYC come home and rip it up!
L-U-V
Deborah
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2:13pm 06-10-2009
sheena
i just surfed into sugarbuzz.. were the hell have i been????
this website ROCKS!!!!
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5:10pm 06-03-2009
kill bill
your mag ain't so bad
4:59pm 06-02-2009
scum
duda14 coolshit
4:17pm 06-01-2009
A$$Punk
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12:29pm 05-31-2009
andy
happy birthday luck!
4:33pm 05-22-2009
A$$Punk
Amazing PodCastz #2. Wicked smooth. You should get a twitter for da Shugg. www.twitter.com
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