Saturday, June 30, 2007


It's Impeachment Time, Ladies & Gentlemen!

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June 29, 2007 (EIRNS)–The momentum to force President of Vice Dick Cheney out continues to grow in Washington, with the addition of two new co-sponsors to Rep. Dennis Kucinich's H.R. 333–legislation to impeach Cheney for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

The latest co-sponsors, according to, are Rep. Hency "Hank" C. Johnson (D-Ga.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), both Democratic freshmen. Freshmen, as a group, largely view the Democratic sweep of Congress in 2006 as a mandate to impeach Cheney, end the Iraq War, and rebuild the U.S. economy.

If ever there was a case for high crimes & misdemeanors against a public official, that official would be none other than Vice-President Dick Cheney. Lately it seems that he finds himself in the initial phases of self-destruction, possibly ignited by an extremely guilty conscience or just too damn much "shit" to carry any longer on those tired, slumped heart-attack ridden shoulders of his.

With the defeat of the Immigration bill this week and the cellar-bound poll ratings for President Bush the situation could not be more ripe for a "reckoning" with this thug-riddled administration. Paul O'Neil [former U.S. Treasury Secretary] was right in his book - "The Price of Loyalty". Loyalty trumps all in the Bush administration and look what it has given this nation - more scandals than perhaps all of the previous administrations in U.S. history put together.

There is simply no merit to the nay sayers who bleat that - just let them finish their term, impeachment is just a big waste of time, blah, blah, blah. To the nay sayers this writer would say --- history will judge this nation harshly for not bringing this entire administration to account before the bar of justice. and more importantly, before the court of history. Only impeachment proceedings can accomplish this.

Call the U.S. Congressional Switchboard - (202) 224-3121 and ask for Senator Patrick Leahy - sitting Democratic Senator on Senate's Judiciary Committee, Senator Feinstein - sitting member, or ask for Congressman John Conyer's office - he's Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. A great U.S. Congress website is --- You'll find various committees and members of those committees. Use that to search other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Committee. Call now. The recently served Senate Judiciary subpoenas on both the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office is just the opening salvo. The public must make their views known and sentiment is quite evident all around this country that impeachment is very much in order - 1st with Dick Cheney, and then George W. Bush - the true ringmaster of this self-induced, catastrophic fall from grace by this nation.

We have nothing to lose at this point. A full-blown dictatorship looms just over the horizon. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country .....................................

"A Patriot"

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


So, Dick Cheney has a case of the "confuseds" when it comes to recognizing which branch of the government he belongs to. Sounds like someone has an "identity" crisis. Dr. "Dick" seems to think he is a separate branch of the government - alongside the Judiciary, Executive and Legislative branches. David Addington, his Chief-Enforcer seems to be supplying the intellectual firepower for this stance.

Fortunately for the Republic, the very next day, with the very real threat of a funding cut-off from the Democratically controlled House budget committee, Mr. Addington backpedaled and muted his contention that the Vice-President's office remained separate and apart from the rest of the government. Democratic Congressman Rahm Immanuel's implicit cut-off threat the day before seemed to do the trick.

God knows what Cheney has inside those full-scale metal safes he keeps in his wing of the Executive Branch. It seems that he stamps virtually every document as "Classified" and then stashes it in one of his safes to remain completely unavailable for further inspection by any agency, including the National Archives folks.

Mr. Cheney is the author of the War on Iraq with the false premise of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Dr. Evil is the progenitor of the NSA's mass warrantless wiretapping. Dr. Strange One is certainly the principal author of the torture memoranda as well as being the prime mover behind the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility.

It is noted in first-hand accounts that on September 11, 2007, while in the White House underground Executive Bunker, Cheney, Condoleeza Rice and others witnessed the televised coverage of the Twin Towers attack. One witness noted that while others were heard to be uttering moans of disbelief, Vice President Dick Cheney remained utterly mute and sphinx-like. It appears this singular event marks Dick's "extraordinary epiphany" of sorts.

Whatever the real inner-workings of Dr. Dick's mental landscape there is one thing that is quite clear. This Vice President pulls all the levers of power while hiding behind the facade of a supposedly "in-charge" President. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cheney, for all practical purposes, is Commander-In-Chief and Court of Last Resort.

Is it not time for the Democratic party to grow an extremely large pair of cajones and - with ALL DELIBERATE SPEED - seize these two men by their cajones - and render this Administration inert. It would not hurt to recapture the White House in 2008.

Therein lies the problem. With two stolen elections under their belt, perhaps Dick & George would like to go for the Trifecta in 2008. As Lincoln once said - "You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." This remains to be seen in 2008. Let's hope not!

See you at the polls in November, 2008. Better take a digital camera and "record" the vote you supposedly cast.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Last week's "incompetent" no confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General was just another sign that the Democrats don't have their own house in order. They had 7 Republicans voting with them but they also had some yellow-dog democrat defectors and in the end could only muster a 53-38 vote majority, short of the 60 votes necessary to bring this matter to a final binding vote before the full Senate.

It doesn't help when your side is already missing 3 senators who are away doing some presidential campaigning [Joe Biden, Christopher Dodd, Barak Obama]. This is precisely what is meant about not having your "house in order." It also doesn't help when you have another Democratic senator laid up in intensive care, too weak to cast a vote [Tim Johnson].

Still that would have only resulted in 57 votes on the Democratic side - still 3 short of the necessary 60.

So after all is said and done it's those damn "yellow-dog" [yellow belly] Democrats who joined in with the Republicans to produce enough votes to thwart the efforts by the Democrats to bring this matter to a final full Senate floor vote. Up or down. Gonzales stays --- or Gonzales goes!

The evidence is overwhelming that this cretin is by any measure of decency or civility not fit to serve in this office - either by the letter of the law or its true spirit. If he had any class at all he would have departed long ago. If he was the usual Bush appointee he would have been sacked [but loyalty - like former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil remarked in his book - "The Price of Loyalty" --- has its privileges].

So here we are with a situation where the chief law enforcement officer of this country was engaged in an outright purge in the U.S. Attorney's Office of highly competent professional civil servants only to be replaced with administration apparatchicks intent on guaranteeing a Republican presidential victory in 2008 by virtue of their respective swing-state jurisdictions. There have been 9 U.S. Attorneys replaced under this Bush toady and evidence suggests that the number originally contemplated for purging was as high as 25.

Now to top all of this Gonzales himself is being looked into by an in-house Department of Justice investigatory unit. The latest concern is Gonzales' conversation with the recently departed Monica Goodling [former Justice Department official] wherein he seemed to be "coaching" Ms. Goodling on just how uninvolved he really was as Attorney General in this whole Attorney-Gate scandal.

So many scandals, so little time.

Bring on Impeachment!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Congressional Democrats soiled their own nest last week when they voted by overwhelming margins to approve George Bush's $100 billion Iraq spending bill. Rather than use their majorities in both houses of congress to fashion a bill that would require the president to operate within a time line they just caved in - again - and wrote another blank check to the president to prosecute his insane war with its insane horizon.

Insanity is repeating something - in the same way - over and over again and expecting a different outcome. The Democrats are truly insane. In no way can you use the argument that Nancy Pelosi has no choice because she needs the support of the yellow dog Democrats, many just newly elected in 2006. Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House and could have simply prevented this bill from ever being voted on in the first place. And by doing so, would have forced the president to come to Congress and plead for the money - on Congress' terms.

Now, instead, George Bush will simply let the clock run out on this one. By the time September rolls around he'll probably get another "surge" of funding from Congress albeit on slightly harsher terms. But in all reality his refusal to commit to any time line will once again withstand any pressure from Congress to do otherwise.

In short, the Democrats still do not understand who they are dealing with. The man pretending to be president is no better than a careening psychopath hell-bent on dishing out evil on a mass scale to all he encounters. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are simply no match for a man so malevolently incarnate as this "decider-in-chief." Without ever-increasing pressure from their constituents Congress will continue to fight this thing to a draw, and friends, a tie game here will get us nowhere.

Right now, impeachment sounds like the only real viable alternative under these circumstances. God knows, there are numerous grounds to bring such an action. Initiating a war under false pretenses, condoning atrocities in the treatment of prisoners, condoning torture, conducting systematic mass wire tapping of U.S. citizens, deliberately allowing a great City like New Orleans to be completely decimated by a tropical hurricane are just a few of the impeachable offenses that come to mind.

No matter, the waters are rising again and this time the levees at the White House will not be able to hold back the tide that is steadily rising against it. No one person will bring this White House down, rather it will be the utterly relentless and steady stream of events that are going against this Administration. When the levee breaks, all hell will break loose.