"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Monday, July 14, 2008

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Congress to Vote on New Impeachment Resolution -- Take Action

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Breaking News. This from the desk of Florida Congressman Robert Wexler, one of the co-sponsors of the 35 articles of impeachment introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich:

“Capitol Hill is buzzing today with major developments regarding our campaign for impeachment hearings for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Just today, in what could be described as a perfect impeachment storm:

"After stating unequivocally that impeachment "is off the table," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated to CBS News today that the House Judiciary Committee should address the issues that Rep. Kucinich's has raised in his impeachment resolution.... This issue now reaches far beyond the substance of the Judiciary Committee's original inquiry regarding the firing of US Attorneys for political purposes. The crisis at hand relates to our most fundamental laws and of our Constitution. It is, in many ways, more serious than the Constitutional crisis surrounding Watergate."

Nancy Pelosi’s comments reflect the growing pressure of impeachment supporters on all elected officials and the heat from Cindy Sheehan’s courageous campaign to unseat her in the coming November elections. Cindy has made the impeachment of Bush, and Pelosi’s previous refusal to allow impeachment to proceed, a centerpiece of her campaign.

Send an email today to support new impeachment resolution

Congress may vote by Tuesday, July 15, on another impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich on July 10, 2008. This is a separate resolution from the 35-Articles of Impeachment that was introduced on June 9, 2008.

The new resolution is a single article of impeachment that accuses Bush of lying to Congress about Iraq’s so-called Weapons of Mass Destruction in order to obtain Congressional Authorization for the use of military force against Iraq. Congress passed the authorization in October 2002 and Bush then used it to launch an unprovoked war of aggression and subsequent occupation of Iraq.

You can read the new impeachment resolution by clicking this link.

Take a moment today to let your member of Congress know that you want them to support this impeachment resolution. It is easy and only takes a few seconds of your time by using the mechanism that ImpeachBush.org has created. Click here to send a letter. And use
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Kucinich to present impeachment to House Judiciary Committee


Greasy Little Weasel From Texas

Posted on July 14, 2008

Kucinich to Present Impeachment Case to Panel

By Molly K. Hooper, CQ

Democratic leaders have agreed to give Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich a day before the House Judiciary Committee to make his case that President Bush ought to be impeached for allegedly lying to Congress in order to get approval to invade Iraq.

Kucinich, D-Ohio, has introduced three impeachment resolutions — one against Bush, HRes 1258, and two against Vice President Dick Cheney (H Res 333, H Res 799) — all of which have been referred to committee and then ignored.

On Thursday, Kucinich complied with a rule requiring him to give notice before filing another article of impeachment, which he intends to do on July 14. Earlier Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., said Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr. , D-Mich., likely would review the matter before his committee.

Kucinich contends that Pelosi’s blessing demonstrates the desire on Capitol Hill to hold the administration accountable for allegedly lying to Congress.

“When Congress is reminded that a case for war was made based on information that has been categorically proven to be untrue, Congress will then want to reflect on its power and responsibility,” Kucinich said.

But Democratic House leaders downplayed the possibility of actual impeachment proceedings. “It is my expectation that there will be some review of it in the committee,” Pelosi said. “Not necessarily taking up the articles of impeachment, because that would have to be voted on the floor, but to have some hearings on the subject.”

“The chairman may be holding hearings. Whether he holds impeachment hearings would be another question,” Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer , D-Md., said Thursday.

A good follow-up action would be to fax in to the House Judiciary members directly telling them your thoughts. Here are their names and fax numbers:


Fax them this

Ranking Member: Hon. Lamar Smith (TX) Phone 202-225-4236 . *Fax: 202-225-8628
Hon. James Sensenbrenner (WI) Phone (202) 225-5101
Hon. Howard Coble (NC) Phone (202) 225-3065 . *Fax: (202) 225-8611
Hon. Elton Gallegly (CA) Phone (202) 225-5811 . *Fax (202) 225-1100
Hon. Bob Goodlatte (VA) Phone (202) 225-5431 . *Fax (202) 225-9681
Hon. Steve Chabot (OH) Phone (202) 225-2216 . *(202) 225-3012
Hon. Chris Cannon (UT) Phone (202) 225-7751 . *Fax (202) 225-5629

Others on the Judiciary Committee:

Baldwin (202) 2256942 has supported impeachment hearings.
Berman (202) 2253196
Boucher (202) 2250442
Cohen (202) 2255663
Conyers (202) 2250072
Davis (202) 2269567
Delahunt (202) 2255658
Ellison (202) 2254886
Fenney (202) 2266299
Forbes (202) 2261170
Franks (202) 2256328
Gohmert (202) 2261230
Gutierrez (202) 2257810
Issa (202) 2253303
Jackson Lee (202) 2253317
Johnson (202) 2260961
Jordan (202) 2260577
Keller (202) 2250999
King (202) 2253193
Lofgrin (202) 2253336
Lungren (202) 2261298
Nadler (202) 2256923
Nadler brooklyn 718- 9960039
Pence (202) 2253382
Sanchez (202) 2261012
Schiff (202) 2255828
Scott (202) 2258354
Sherman (202) 2255879
Sutton (202) 2252266
Wasserman Schultz (202) 2262052
Waters (202) 2257854 has supported impeachment hearings.
Watt (202) 2251512
Weiner (202) 2267253
Wexler (202) 2255974 has supported impeachment hearings.

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Naomi Wolf: Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

A lot of her mail goes missing and the mail that gets delivered is opened - even the mail from her daughter at summer camp.

With elections coming up and a criminal government still holding the reigns, Naomi reminds us to be vigilant and active citizens.

You have heard of Thomas More, of course? Well, if not, he was a good man, a man of integrity and character. Among other things, he wrote a book about Utopia. In fact, he invented Utopia. Well to be precise he invented a concept of Utopia, which is simply what he named to be the ideal state.

However, Thomas had a fault, as he might now well admit. He was civilized.

We share the same problem. We are civilized, too. Being 'civilized' is rather a sinister thing in reality. While it is preached as an ultimate virtue, it really means that we have been lulled to passivity, so that when cheap crooks like Bush and Cheney and all our other 'leaders' are induced to trample all over our Constitutions and plunge us into criminal wars against defenseless women and children for external interests we 'understand' and say, 'Tush now,' and 'How terrible,' and 'Can you imagine!' and 'Really, what abysmal political ethics that Madame Pelosi should hint this and that and then take impeachment off the table - How - I mean truly now - deplorable!' But we do? . . . We do nothing. Because, of course, we are civilized.

(You may have sensed it or figured it out by now that I am not “Totally Civilized”…some of you keep trying to sooth me, calm me down. It won’t work…Ed.)

We let the Rothschild cabal play skittles with the world finance and all our livelihoods that have been made to depend on it, let them bribe all our politicians to enable them to do it 'legally, oh, of course', and let the Rockefellers put into effect the production of lethal herbicides and 'patent' plants to be solely resistant to said herbicides, stockpile all the natural seeds in Spitzbergen for replanting the planet after we have all been starved off the face of it and even tell us that two-thirds of us are excess baggage not wanted on voyage. And what do we do? Well, we sit and wonder whether it could really be true, we discuss the possibility of legislation via cynical politicians whom the villains of the piece have already bribed, and the more impassioned of us might even wring our moisturized hands! But then, we are civilized, aren't we, so what else can we do?

If that good Thomas - at the very least - had hauled off and socked Henry VIII in the eye, he might have sobered the fat fool up somewhat and knocked a little sense into him. Henry might have hit him back as, for all his 'fid. def' and 'Greensleeves', he was a bit of a thug on the quiet, or had him beheaded. But then beheaded was what befell Thomas anyway, wasn't it. But at least our 'weight-and-I.Q-challenged' hero would have had practical evidence that folks really thought he was wrong, instead of just smilingly kow-towing or, like the good Thomas, maintaining a discreet but ultimately futile hush.

So let's look at the situation, both past and present. Utopia, the ideal state, is easy. You simply abolish finance, and with it will disappear poverty and the unnecessary work and all the energy wasted in performing it, and so planetary warning and most crime, and gnawing hunger and deforestation for all the paper to record our spending for taxation purposes to repay the Rothschilds' uninvited and unwelcome 'investment' . .

But the past is beyond our reach, you say, and in the present they won't let us abolish the curse of finance? Oh? Then what is to be done? Well, I will tell you –

Either they abolish it, or you - if you would be so kind - bring me Bush and Cheney and Kissinger and Rumsfeld and the Rothschilds and Rockefellers and a couple of hundred assorted more of the same stripe, and all our politicians and royals who accept payment and favours to permit their hyena ways, and - if you could see your way clear - also bring me a machine-gun and its ammo and just care to turn your backs for five minutes, I will guarantee you a world fit once more to be mentioned in the same breath with Utopia. Because you see, I was away when the rest of you were taught your mannerly ways, and so am only slightly infected with the civilization that so obviously paralyzes the rest of you.

However, should this be just a little extreme for one or two of you, then the onus is on you, isn't it. So try socking the posturing idiots in the eye, and for Pelosi and the rest of the women, over your knee, down with their drawers and tan their backsides until they can't sit down for the duration.

In any event, whichever you choose, they might just get the hint that some of us have had quite enough of tyranny, thank you very much, and are not about to tolerate one minute more of it.

Failing either of which, and as 'the elite' obviously intend and would prefer, you might as well in your unwanted billions just get down in the ground now and obligingly - if you would be so kind - pull the turf back over you.

A grouchy but well-informed know-all with much experience of the low-down low-life infesting and animating 'high-finance', and what to do about it, Keith P. occasionally emerges from the obscure depths of the Youreapeon forests to eye the current world, growl a few obscenities and lurch back into the darkness whence he came.

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H. Con. Res. 362: Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the threat posed to international peace, stability in...IRAN!!!

Rumor is circulating that the House leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making a play to put Karl Rove above the law. Reportedly she is saying he should not be held in contempt for refusing to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Although Pelosi’s office now denies it, many are finding it hard to give the Speaker the benefit of the doubt and for good reason. She took impeachment off the table to prevent the House from responsibly examining likely impeachable violations, just one of which is the President’s warrantless wiretapping program.

As illustrated above, there is a disturbing pattern here. The Rove issue comes shockingly just a week after the Democratic House leadership caved-in to the Executive Branch over the FISA Bill. In the Bill’s passage today in the Senate the Executive Office gets what it wants, and the telecom companies get what they want¬a get-out-of-jail free card for a massive, still secret surveillance program operating without warrants or oversight for years in order to spy indiscriminately on the phone, fax, and email communications of millions of Americans.

By passing this Bill, the telecoms gain effective immunity from civil prosecutions over their participation in NSA warrant-less wiretapping directed by the Bush Administration. Some 40 lawsuits, some of them class-actions representing millions of Americans, will be dismissed by District judges as a result of this legislation. To get off the hook, the companies need only produce written evidence of a “directive” (rule by fiat) by the White House affirming the program’s legality, thus ignoring and forgiving the actual violations of the law, and precluding further litigation and investigation. (see EFF lawsuit – Hepting vs. AT&T)

Bottom line on the FISA vote today: the Democratic leadership and a minority of Democratic members in both the House and the Senate aligned with the Republicans have, by their votes on the FISA Bill, declared that the telecom companies and the Executive Office are above the law. The Bill also makes legal wiretapping of any and all Americans who communicate with friends or family overseas without being required to prove suspicion or just cause, without a warrant. Big brother is now sanctified and codified in the passage of this Bill. Hyperbole you say? Well, just ask AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein, who witnessed the installation of secret NSA controlled rooms at his AT&T facility.

This is a prescription for lawlessness in our country, a prescription, shockingly, written by our own Congress. This is systematic, dissembling of the Constitution. This is violation of the American system of checks and balances. This is the death of a Republic in slow motion. This is usurpation of Constitutional rule of law by Presidential Directive. And by a compliant and complicit Congress and its members who failed to uphold their oath of office.

As Republican Senator Specter said on the floor in arguing for his amendment, “History will look back on this period of history as one of unprecedented expansion of Executive authority, unchecked expansion of authority.” Exhorting his colleagues Specter said “perhaps after the July 4th holiday, Congress will declare its independence from the Executive branch.” It didn’t happen.

How did all this come to pass? The simple answer: the dangerous merging of corporate and Executive power and a lack of courage in the face of the politics of fear.

The passage of this Bill was preceded by millions of lobbying dollars pouring into Washington, D.C. and corporate contributions to members of Congress, including a spike in telecom donations to the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Jay Rockefeller. The lobbying dollars has now insured legal protection of a massive secret spying program accountable to no one but the President. And it has revealed a dangerous even treasonous liaison between unbridled, unchecked executive power and private corporate power that has led to gross violations of the rule of law and U.S. Constitution. This my friends, my fellow Americans, herald a rising Fascism, a merging of corporate and government power, that is now rising up in place of a dying Constitutional Republic, all delivered to the American people by the almighty corporate dollar and those elected to office who by their vote today have utterly and completely betrayed.

We are witnesses, here and now, with the passage of this Bill, to the arrival of dangerous merging of narrow unchecked corporate interest and those of an equally unchecked Executive Office that Congress has utter failed to hold to account, as is their sacred duty under the Constitution. We each are witness now to a de-facto coup by Executive fiat, rule by directives irrespective of the law or Constitution, all veiled by secrecy and to which all dissent is overcome by instilling fear. It marks the death of the Republic unless we act now to tie off the autocratic fear-feeding cancer that afflicts our nation.

Make no mistake about what happened on the floor of the Senate today. With the passing of this FISA Bill the Congress is capitulating, lock, stock and barrel, to the merging of the interests of an unaccountable secret dictatorial Executive governing by “Directive” with the interests of the corporations that feed at the massive and growing private contracting trough. A few score of corporations now gobble up so much of the Federal budget that fully 70% of the intelligence budget is now outsourced to private contractors such as AT&T.

This is the same AT&T that received a get out of jail card today, despite the fact that it violated laws on the books, by piping their communications network straight into secret rooms controlled by NSA. Whereas Qwest refused based on a clear understanding of FISA law, and was cut out of pending government contracts, AT&T continues to take government money to spy illegally on Americans since there can be no verification the NSA has shut its secret rooms or ceased its massively trolling of the private communications of innocent Americans.

Thanks to a minority of Democrats, the spinelessness of a Democratic nominee to back up his rhetoric with real leadership, the majority of the Republicans and the Executive Office has yet again employed the post 9/11 fear card to induce a tragic capitulation and betrayal of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

“When laws ends, tyranny begins.” These are not the words of a enraged radical leftist, no, these are the words of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, just quoted minutes ago by Senator Dodd in his closing arguments before this unconstitutional Bill was passed into law, and our country turned brazenly and openly to Corporatism and rule by Executive fiat.

There is no time for despair in the face of this treason so let us hope, pray and most importantly act so that this travesty, this trespass on our rights is not left unchecked and uncorrected by those of us who still believe in the sanctity of the Constitution and Freedom granted each us by our Creator, and who are courageous enough to stand up and defend it.

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July 3rd, 2008 john Posted in


Thanks, everyone, for your support, your encouragement and for your idealistic optimism.

This is my last post. I have run out of words. And, let’s face it, words have proven completely ineffective in moving the media or the government to restore the Constitution and to hold our political criminals accountable for their extraordinary crimes. Bush Cheney have been allowed to walk and have a free pass to continue violating the law and the spirit of the law until they leave office. The evidence of monumental corruption is obvious and widespread. No more words are needed to prove the case that Bush Cheney have long ago violated laws that would under normal circumstances result in impeachment, conviction and jail terms. So…to hell with them all.

Vote Nader.

Over and out.

With Genuine Sadness, Thank You John….