"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) -

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

“America Is Going In The Tank” Is No Exaggeration Or Understatement Of The Truth;
It Is A Fact!

From A Speaker Of The House Who Won’t Honor Her Oath, To A Congress That Does Not Serve The People, And A Litany Of Preemptive Pardons Expected All Stirred Together With The Prospect Of A New President, Feeble Of Mind, Rage Filled With Visions Of Teddy Roosevelt II Riding Through His Aged Brain With A Fascist Female Running Mate At His Side To Deal With The Fall Out, Literally, Of An Attack On Iran Or Maybe Judas Joe Lieberman Will Be In Charge Of That As Secretary Of State, And We Have A Nation Poised For The Big Garbage Dump Of History…

And Now The Bad News…

America is going into the tankOpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USAIt is not every election where Americans elect a dunce for a President teamed with a powerful, Machiavellian figure like Cheney. In point of fact, the Bush ...See all stories on this topic

Pick A Card; Any Card! Or Maybe You Need Some InSane McCain Stuff!

McCain's selection of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as I am concerned. I am the epitome of the Angry American. The 2008 election is one of the most historic in the life of our great nation. It will answer the question: Who will succeed the imperial Presidency of George W. Bush?

In my view, although a Republican, but an American first, a Democratic victory is essential for the very survival of our country. Try to envision a Republican victory and how the world, including our allies and our enemies, would view such an outcome. Such an outcome would provide redemption for Bush policies that include the invasion of a country simply because it has the second largest oil reserves and an assault on our very form of government, the highly revered American Constitution.

Gonzales won't face charges for mishandling infoKansas City Star - MO,USABy LARA JAKES JORDAN AP Writer In this July, 18, 2006 file photo, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in ...See all stories on this topic

On Impeachment - How Can John Conyers Bend Over for Pelosi?Green Party pres candidate, Cynthia McKinney speaks at International Institute August 30. Critiques Pelosi and John Conyers who wont challenge her refusal to address impeachment as well as Democratic Party who wont address war crimes ...Mixx: National - http://www.mixx.com

The Bush Administration Is an Ongoing Criminal Conspiracy Under International Law and U.S. Domestic Law

by Prof. Francis A. Boyle

Since the impeachable installation of George W. Bush as President in January of 2001 by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Gang of Five, the peoples of the world have witnessed a government in the United States that has demonstrated little if any respect for fundamental considerations of international law, human rights, and the United States Constitution.

What the world has watched instead is a comprehensive and malicious assault upon the integrity of the international and domestic legal orders by a group of men and women who are thoroughly Machiavellian and Straussian in their perception of international relations and in their conduct of both foreign policy and domestic affairs. Even more seriously, in many instances specific components of the Bush administration’s foreign policies constitute ongoing criminal activity under well-recognized principles of both international law and U.S. domestic law, and in particular the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment, and the Nuremberg Principles, as well as the Pentagon’s own U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 on The Law of Land Warfare (1956), all of which apply to President Bush himself as Commander-in-Chief of United States Armed Forces under Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution.

Depending upon the substantive issues involved, those international crimes typically include but are not limited to the Nuremberg offenses of crimes against peace: For example, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and perhaps their longstanding threatened wars of aggression against Iran and now Pakistan. Their criminal responsibility also concerns Nuremberg crimes against humanity and war crimes as well as grave breaches of the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and of the 1907 Hague Regulations on land warfare: For example, torture at Guantanamo, Bhagram, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere; enforced disappearances, assassinations, murders, kidnappings, extraordinary renditions, “shock and awe,” depleted uranium, white phosphorous, cluster bombs, Fallujah, and the Gitmo kangaroo courts.

Furthermore, various members of the Bush administration have committed numerous inchoate crimes incidental to these substantive offences that under the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles as well as paragraph 500 of U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 are international crimes in their own right: planning and preparation—which they are currently doing today against Iran and Pakistan—solicitation, incitement, conspiracy, complicity, attempt, aiding and abetting.

Finally, according to basic principles of international criminal law set forth in paragraph 501 of U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10, all high level civilian officials and military officers in the U.S. government who either knew or should have known that soldiers or civilians under their control (such as the C.I.A. or private contractors), committed or were about to commit international crimes and failed to take the measures necessary to stop them, or to punish them, or both, are likewise personally responsible for the commission of international crimes.

At the very top of America’s criminal chain-of-command are President Bush and Vice-President Cheney; former U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld; Rumsfeld’s Deputy Paul Wolfowitz; Secretary of State Rice; former Director of National Intelligence Negroponte; National Security Advisor Hadley; his Deputy Elliot Abrams; former U.S. Attorneys General Ashcroft and Gonzales, criminally responsible for the torture campaign launched by the Bush Jr. administration; and the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staffs along with the appropriate Regional Commanders-in-Chief, especially for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

These U.S. government officials and their immediate subordinates are responsible for the commission of crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes as specified by the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles as well as by U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10. Today in international legal terms, the Bush Jr. administration itself should now be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal conspiracy under international criminal law and U.S. domestic law because of its formulation and undertaking of serial wars of aggression, crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in violation of the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles that are legally akin to those perpetrated by the former Nazi regime in Germany.

Bush Crimes, the Body Politic & the DemsBy hysperia The Bush administration should be led away in handcuffs - either indicted or impeached. Instead it is about to leave the scene of the crime in broad daylight while those tasked to police this democracy - notably politicians and the ...mirabile dictu - http://alterwords.wordpress.com

Holding murderers accountable: The case against Bush, Cheney et al.
Most of us may have been fleetingly aware in 2006 that President Bush and Vice President Cheney were lying to us about their reasons for the Iraq War, which caused the murder and maiming of tens of thousands of our American troops and ...Voices - http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/cgi-bin/blogs/voices.php

Impeach the President?By Morgan M(Morgan M) Below is a playlist, a collection of some of the video I've viewed and considered relevant to my search somehow. A few of them may seem off key, but in some strange way it relates to my thoughts and feelings about impeaching the ...Morgan M - http://morganmghee.blogspot.com/

Violence Breaks Out at Anti-War Protest in St. PaulABC News - USAJay Marx, an avid activist who spent last week at the DNC in Denver, is visiting St. Paul to support impeachment of President George Bush and represent all ...See all stories on this topic

UPDATE: As of Tuesday morning, police have arrested more than 280 demonstrators throughout the downtown St. Paul area, according to the Associated Press.

ABC News' Lindsey Ellerson Reports: Waving signs and chanting in unison "troops out now", thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets of St. Paul Monday for what is the largest anti-war rally scheduled during the week of the Republican Convention. Police estimated a crowd of 8,000-10,000 at the event organized by the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, despite initial predictions that up to 50,000 demonstrators would show up.

The gathering kicked off at the State Capitol and soon gathered steam into a large march to the Xcel Energy Center, where Sen. John McCain is scheduled to accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday.

Enthusiastic demonstrators screamed "war isn't the answer!", some inciting violence against police trying to control the march.


This is America. We don't jail journalists here. (Credo Petition Here)

FBI/police ordered to curtail protests: Explains Amy Goodman's arrest?OpEdNews,
PA by Kathryn Smith Page 1 of 2 page(s) Permission is granted to freely seed this article around the web in its entirety, quote, etc. ...

Video of Amy Goodman Arrest In MNOpEdNews, PA –
by Linda Milazzo Page 1 of 1 page(s) Amy Goodman of Pacifica Network's Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul while trying to free two Democracy Now! ...

Amy Goodman Arrested At RNC (And More)OpEdNews, PA –
by Kevin Gosztola Page 1 of 2 page(s) A post on the Minnesota Independent has a link to ColdSnapLegal’s invaluable twitter, which shows a detailed breakdown ...

For Republicans, A Different Kind Of PartyCBS News - New York,NY,USAThis is McCain’s convention, and it’s interesting to see how he’s presenting the party he now leads. Whereas Barack Obama featured primary opponent Hillary ...See all stories on this topic

Bush endorses McCain at RNCVariety - Los Angeles,CA,USAAll three broadcast nets signed off at 11:00 pm EDT while the cable nets continued with analysis and post-speech parsing.See all stories on this topic

Political Wisdom: A ‘Bizarre’ Kick-Off at the RNCWall Street Journal Blogs - New York,NY,USAIt was the oddest spectacle of this night: a hall full of Republicans — the very people who had moved to impeach Clinton — applauding their old demon, ...See all stories on this topic

The Republicans' morning-after pill: PalinOrangeburg Times Democrat - Orangeburg,SC,USAProbably not, based on how they covered the primaries with superficial talk of race and gender. With both tickets complete, the media has two brief months ...See all stories on this topic

E.J. Dionne on Conservative Hypocrisy"McCain’s Reckless Choice Says a Lot About Conservatives" -- By all rights, there should be a revolt at this week’s Republican convention against John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate—for the very same reasons so many Republicans opposed President Bush’s selection of Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court.

Eugene Robinson on McCain's Dangerous Choice"So Much for ‘Country First’" -- John McCain and his supporters have been lecturing us about the grave and urgent dangers our country faces—Islamic fundamentalism, the resurgence of Russia and other geopolitical threats. In a menacing world, McCain says, he will keep America safe. So, at 72 and with a history of cancer, how could McCain choose a vice presidential nominee who has, let’s face it, zero experience in foreign affairs?

Robert Scheer on Palin's Big Payout"Palin’s Alaska Reaps the Windfall Profits McCain Decries" -- Welcome to the People’s Republic of Alaska, where every resident this year will get a $3,200 payout, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of Sarah Palin, the state’s Republican governor.

Welcome to the People’s Republic of Alaska, where every resident this year will get a $3,200 payout, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of Sarah Palin, the state’s Republican governor. That’s $22,400 for a family of seven, like Palin’s. Since 1982, the Alaska Permanent Fund, which invests oil revenues from state lands, has paid out a dividend on invested oil loot to everyone who has been in the state for a year. But Palin upped the ante by joining with Democrats and some recalcitrant Republican state legislators to share in oil company windfall profits, further fattening state tax revenue and permitting an additional payout in tax funds to residents.

No wonder she is popular with voters in a state whose residents pay no income or sales taxes but are blessed with state coffers rolling in cash at a time when all other states are suffering. Indeed, when the oil companies pay more taxes to the state of Alaska, they get to write that off against their federal tax obligation, leaving the rest of us to make up the shortfall.

The state of Alaska owns most of the oil-producing land and was getting upward of 85 percent of its budget from the oil companies that lease the fields, even before Palin helped increase the state’s cut. While other states fire schoolteachers because of the economic downturn, Alaska has, as Palin indicated in accepting John McCain’s offer to join him on the GOP ticket, more money than it knows what to do with. In a display of plucky arrogance at her coming-out press conference, Palin boasted deceptively that if Alaskans wanted that infamous bridge to nowhere, “we’d build it ourselves.”

She originally had supported having U.S. taxpayers finance that boondoggle, before McCain and others in Congress blasted it.

Just witness the success of Palin, who, as mayor of the hamlet of Wasilla, hired a big-time lobbying firm intimately connected with the state’s now-indicted Republican Sen. Ted Stevens and thus obtained $27 million in federal earmarks during her tenure. As The Washington Post calculated in a devastating report on Mayor Palin’s assault on the federal treasury, her home town of Wasilla (with about 6,000 inhabitants in 2002 when she was mayor) received $6.1 million, or $1,000 per resident in earmarks, almost as much as Boise, Idaho, got this year with a population that is 30 times larger.

It obviously helped to have Alaska’s now-indicted senator as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. And despite McCain’s claims that Palin distinguished herself by breaking with Alaska’s discredited Republican establishment in February, the governor sent Stevens a request for $200 million to support various state projects. With representatives like that, it’s no wonder that Alaska, despite its oil boom, is still at the top of states subsidized by federal dollars, receiving $1.84 back from Washington for every $1 that Alaskans pay in federal taxes. (California receives 78 cents for every $1.)

Unfortunately, looking to Palin for advice on helping the rest of us during the oil crunch, as McCain has promised, is a bit like asking a Saudi oil minister or Russia’s Vladimir Putin to provide a model for our nation’s economic woes. They hardly feel our pain at the pump.

The story has broken and we now know which version of “Babygate” is true. Palin’s unwed 17-year old daughter is pregnant.

Palin, who arrived in St. Paul today to accept the Republican nomination for vice president, sent out a joint statement with her husband, Todd.

“Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned,” they said. “We’re proud of Bristol’s decision to have her baby and even prouder to become grandparents. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support.

“Bristol and the young man she will marry are going to realize very quickly the difficulties of raising a child, which is why they will have the love and support of our entire family. We ask the media to respect our daughter and Levi’s privacy as has always been the tradition of children of candidates,” the Palin family statement concluded.

This confirms three very important things:

Trig is Palin’s baby, and the strange strange circumstances of his birth (delivering a speech in Texas while in labor, and taking the prolonged two-pronged commercial airline flight during a high-risk pregnancy without notifying the flight crew, then driving past two hospitals in Anchorage to deliver in a facility an hour drive away with no neonatal ICU) are apparently true. Todd Palin’s reason for making those potentially life and death decisions about his wife and unborn son? “You can’t have a fish-picker from Texas.”

The fact that Palin had a 16-year old who got pregnant out of wedlock was presumably unknown by the McCain people. After all, he only met her twice, and probably never met any of her children. And it was obviously too much of a bother to vet the candidate and at the very least know in advance what kind of sensational and unwanted headlines might follow. AND, Palin didn’t volunteer this information.

Our Republican Vice Presidential candidate is a person of questionable judgment. I don’t think there are many out there who would disagree with this statement at this point.

So, in the first three days, she’s lied about saying “Thanks but no thanks” on the bridge to nowhere, and withheld information from the campaign she’s supposedly trying to help, that could be devastating to McCain. At the very least, it sure doesn’t help. What’s next?

There are ‘gates’ a-plenty out there that are just waiting for some pretty basic investigation to reveal their secrets. http://celebritygossipgirl101.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/sarah-palin-pregnancy-scandal

Despite McCain's Anti-Washington Message, K St. Helps Out at Convention

Palin's Acceptance Speech May Be a 'Sink or Swim' Moment
The stakes for rookie Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential nomination acceptance speech tonight were high from the minute John McCain surprised the political world by naming the virtual unknown to his ticket last Friday. They are higher now. Read More

If We Want Good Health Care from Obama, We Better Push Him to Change His Plan
By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Posted September 2, 2008.

Grassley Seeks Information on Michelle Obama's Hospital Job

IMPEACH LIEBERMAN!By Karma(chillwill) I'm not a lawyer or constitutional historian but the little research I've done has shown that it is not possible to impeach a state senator but regardless I would like to make the initial steps towards a demonstrative impeachment of ...the beat bike blog - http://beatbikeblog.blogspot.com/

Search this blogScienceBlogs - USAFrom the article: The 2004 debacle was Lieberman's first introduction to a new force, the netroots, a loose collection of leftist blogs including MoveOn.org ...See all stories on this topic

Lieberman Asks Voters To Trust GOP's McCainHartford Courant, United States By MARK PAZNIOKAS Courant Staff Writer ST. PAUL, Minn - . — Republicans turned Tuesday to a lifelong Democrat, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, ...

Honorable My Ass!

Republicans said that they admired Lieberman for crossing party lines, a gamble that could cripple his political career if McCain loses in November, leaving Lieberman as a man without a political home.

And At the ConventionHartford Courant, United States - 7 hours agoBy Roger Catlin on September 3, 2008 2:15 AM Permalink Comments (0) The premiere of "90210," combined with that "Benediction Arnold" from our own Sen. ...

The premiere of "90210," combined with the turncoat speech from our own Sen. Joe Lieberman made it one of the most disheartening nights of television in a long time.

Lieberman's last appearance at a political convention was in 2000, when he was nominated vice president under Democrat Al Gore. Tuesday, he was somehow the keynote for the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, which was never previously the plan unless he was nominated vice president for John McCain as well.

"What is a Democrat like me doing at a Republican convention like this?" he asked. He never did answer too convincingly, at home or apparently in the hall, where partygoers were still skeptical of his appearance, despite his unbridled endorsement of their candidate.

Lieberman's BetrayalHartford Courant, United States - Sep 2, 2008Hillary Clinton displayed class and grace in her presentation at the Democratic convention. Her selfless, eloquent call for unified support of Barack Obama ...


Lieberman's Betrayal September 2, 2008

Hillary Clinton displayed class and grace in her presentation at the Democratic convention. Her selfless, eloquent call for unified support of Barack Obama was a testament to her willingness to act in the best interests of the country.

It is regrettable that two Democrats who are so articulate and well-prepared to serve as president have emerged simultaneously. Either Clinton or Obama would be an excellent choice to lead the country out of the swamp created by the past eight years of blundering by the Bush administration.

Clinton's character stands in marked contrast to that of Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman. Lieberman's betrayal of the constituents who elected him to his first three terms is cloaked in self-absorption. This chameleon shifts his professed affiliation from Democratic to independent to Republican as frequently as necessary to retain power, and then claims it is the parties that have changed.

And what does he want to do with this power? Lieberman, it seems, declares that war is the answer to every foreign policy issue he surveys — in Iraq, in Iran, in Afghanistan, in Georgia. Now he is supporting the political ambitions of John McCain.

It is sad that Connecticut is represented by a man who places his own interests before those of his state and country. If the Republicans want to embrace Lieberman, perhaps they will find him to be a good fit.


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008Michael Moore Responds to Joe Lieberman

(Last night, during his primetime speech from the podium at the Republican National Convention, Senator Joe Lieberman made the following statement: "... if John McCain is just another partisan Republican, then I'm Michael Moore's favorite Democrat. And I'm not. And I think you know that I'm not.")

Dear Joe:

John McCain IS just another partisan Republican -- so that must mean you ARE my favorite Democrat!

But how can you be my favorite Democrat when you are no longer a Democrat? This is very confusing. I was in the middle of taking out the garbage and, all of a sudden, there you were, trash-talking me in front of thousands of cheering (mostly) white people on TV.

What is it with you and your Republican friends always bringing me up? Can't you stop thinking about me? It's starting to sound like a fetish! Stop it! Four years ago at the last Republican Convention, John McCain, in his convention speech, also trashed me, calling me a "disingenuous filmmaker" because I called all of you out in "Fahrenheit 9/11." The crowd at Madison Square Garden went berserk. McCain didn't know I was sitting above him in the press box, and the crowd wouldn't stop screaming at me, so I flashed them the "Big L" loser sign and, well, nine of New York's finest had to help me get out of there alive.

With all the problems facing the world, why is valuable time being wasted reviewing a movie and attacking a filmmaker? And now you, Joe, tonight. Do you think you're energizing the "base" by attacking me? Better take a look at the scoreboard. While your side has spent years trying to make me the boogeyman, let's see how it's worked:

** 2006 Congressional elections: Republicans lose 30 seats in the House and 6 seats in the Senate;

** States That Have Lost a Republican Governor (and elected a Democrat) since 2002: Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee -- EACH ONE OF THEM A RED STATE!;

** Latest Gallup Poll: Obama hit 50% yesterday for the first time for either candidate, 8 points ahead of McCain!

Do you see the trend?

Putting me in your convention speeches, attacking me nonstop on talk radio and Fox News -- and thinking that this helps you -- shows just how out of touch you all are.

Two-thirds of the country agree with my position on the war, two-thirds of the country agree with my position on a single-payer universal health care system, two-thirds believe in some form of gun control -- name the documentary, pick the issue, and the American public agrees with Michael Moore. So get over me, will ya? You're only hurting yourself. And I've got to finish taking out the garbage.

"... if John McCain is just another partisan Republican, then I'm Michael Moore's favorite Democrat. And I'm not. And I think you know that I'm not." Now click your heels together and say, "There's no place like home on the Republican minority side of the aisle."

Yours,Michael MooreMMFlint@aol.comMichaelMoore.com

Always Glad To Give Michael The Last Word!