ImpeachmentWatch Day 46 (2008-07-25)

 

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

Welcome to Day 46 of ImpeachmentWatch™, your daily diary that tracks Impeachment, whether the Mainstream Media covers it or not.

Why isn’t Impeachment on Nancy Pelosi’s Table?

Elliott Adams, President of Veterans for Peace, and a descendant of American revolutionary Sam Adams, will deliver this prepared testimony, in which, if his 5 minutes allow him to reach his conclusion, he will say:

“For us veterans, when our time came, we volunteered our very lives for this republic; for the principle of freedom for all, for equal opportunity for all, to defend the Constitution and the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence, and to guarantee the opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now, Congressmen, it is your time, and I hear there is not enough time! Now is your time, and I hear it will not be good for one party or the other party! Now is your time, and I hear there is not enough political will around you! When our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence they were not worried about political will, or how much time there was, or about any parties’ political future, they were just worried they were going to be hanged by the neck. But they did what was right. Now it is your time to standup. Einstein said – ‘The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.’

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

Wear Orange Every Friday – Support Impeachment

I’m wearing my orange, are you wearing yours?

House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings RIGHT NOW regarding “The Bush Administration and Executive Power”. David Swanson is live blogging, CSPAN has live video and audio.  Pacifica Radio is also covering the event, including an interview with David Swanson after the hearings have ended.

Cindy Sheehan Will Be on Ballot and she will win. — Let’s Table the Speaker

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Impeachment Video of the Day

Dennis Kucinich testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Recent Highlights

I believe we should let George Bush get away with breaking the law because the attempt to hold him accountable would make the Republicans want to illegitimately impeach a future Democratic President, and the warfare between the parties would never end.

Impeachment Begins: Be on Capitol Hill on Friday July 25th

At 10 a.m. on Friday July 25th, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a preliminary hearing on the topic of impeachment, with a presentation by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. This is not yet a true impeachment hearing, but it is our opportunity to push for one, and it represents a tremendous victory after years of effort by millions of Americans who want to keep the Constitution alive. This never would have happened without your hard work. And we can’t let up now!

The National Impeachment Network is organizing a rally and asking everyone who can to take a day off for justice and meet at 9 a.m. on Friday July 25th in front of the Rayburn House Office Building on the Independence Avenue side. Bring impeachment shirts and posters!

Louis T. McFadden (1876-1936): An American Hero – Dr. Ron Paul, the Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential nomination, is not the first U.S. politician to point to the abuses of the Federal Reserve System and call for its abolishment. Similar pleas to get rid of the Fed were made by Reps. Wright Patman (1893-1976) and Henry Gonzales (1916-2000), both Democratic congressmen from Texas and chairmen of the House Banking Committee.

Few recall, however, how controversial the Fed was when it was first proposed and then maneuvered through a recessing Congress just before Christmas 1913. Rep. Charles Lindbergh, Sr., R-MN and father of the future aviator, called the Federal Reserve Act “the worst legislative crime of the ages.”

Turley was particularly concerned about a recent statement by law professor Cass Sunstein, an Obama adviser, that only “egregious” crimes by Bush officials should be prosecuted by an Obama administration.

“We’ve had eight years of moral relativism and the avoidance of legal process,” stated Turley. “And to start a major campaign with the suggestion that we’re going to distinguish between egregious and non-egregious crimes promises more of the same.”

“Did we just see accountability go out the window for good?” Olbermann asked Turley.

“There are very few obligations that a president has to do under the Constitution, but one of them is not to violate the laws that he is supposed to enforce,” explained Turley. “And what really concerns me about Cass Sunstein’s statement is that I don’t know what a non-egregious crime by a president or by an administration might be. I think that all crimes committed by the government, particularly the president, are egregious.

Turley further pointed to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president, saying, “I don’t understand why some Democrats can’t just simply accept a very straightforward proposition, that we’ll prosecute any crimes committed by this administration, an Obama administration, a McCain administration. Because they’re crimes. They’re all egregious.

From the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of early October 2002, the Bush Administration knew the case against Iraq was weak and circumstantial, at best. Yet they continued to beat the drums for war with exaggerated threats (“a mushroom cloud”) to mislead the U.S. into war. Such deliberate fraud resulting in unnecessary, avoidable deaths and suffering to U.S. citizens is a felony capital crime punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty. Deliberately causing the unnecessary deaths of U.S. military personnel also constitutes treason against the United States.

The post-World War II Nuremberg Trials declared waging a preventive war of aggression to be “the supreme international crime.” Bush’s unnecessary bombing and invasion of Iraq was such a preventive war of aggression. In its wake, U.S. forces have tortured; kidnapped for torture (extraordinary rendition); used napalm (Mark-77 firebombs), depleted uranium, white phosphorous, cluster bombs, and many other indiscriminate weapons of mass destruction that killed and maimed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians; and caused over four million Iraqi refugees (ethnic cleansing). All of these are war crimes punishable by death.

It is up to the blogosphere to spread this far and wide, and to manhandle the media.  The hope of the Democratic leadership, which could no longer ignore relentless pressure to begin hearings, is that hearings will attract no notice and, with no one knowing or understanding the import of what is going on, the impeachment genie, which rises and stretches when the huge numbers of people who think Bush should be impeached, but who are hopeless that it will ever happen, are given hope that it can and start picking up phones and banners to make it so. Polls vary, but in none does the past sentiment for the impeachment of Clinton come close to that for the impeachment of Bush, and you all know I’m no fan of Slick Willie who perfected the Triangulation Machine.

Retired General Antonio Taguba, the officer who led the Army’s investigation into Abu Ghraib, recently wrote in the preface to the new report, Broken laws, Broken Lives: There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.”

Former Congressman Harold Ford appeared at the Netroots Nation conference, argued that Bush officials shouldn’t be held accountable for crimes they committed while in office, and then insisted that Democrats shouldn’t be expected to defend civil liberties and Constitutional rights because “the Constitution doesn’t poll very well.”

In arguing against prosecutions for Bush lawbreaking, Ford said that Bush officials already have been subjected to accountability for their lawbreaking: “‘I think that accountability was brought in 2006 when [the GOP] lost in the House and the Senate,’ Ford said. ‘And we have only eight more months of George W. Bush . . .'”

When Bush opened his mouth to speak I shouted “Defend the Constitution, Impeach Bush!” I repeated that several times, as people nearby knocked me over, cops handcuffed me, people gave me smiles and thumbs up signs. They threw me out and a couple of more defenders of our Constitution behind me, and then a few more, and then a few more. The handcuffed citizens who’d done their duty kept coming down the hill. They did not arrest us but did give us a ride down the mountain where we joined a crowd of protesters in the road who greeted Bush’s limo coming and going.

Here’s how the propaganda model works: Take an issue that is at odds with how elite policy makers view the world, say Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s (D-OH) bid to impeach President Bush in early June 2008, and evaluate the media coverage of the event. Kucinich’s attempt to impeach the President elicited a mere 132 words in every major media outlet including the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN.com.

In this case, the mainstream media (MSM) did not conduct any of its own reporting or writing, instead it presented the public with an Associated Press (AP) report, which lacked depth and context regarding Kucinich’s argument. The paltry word count aside, the article was rarely found in print, but left to be discovered on the websites of major media players, designated to an obscure link on the margins. The only remnants of the media coverage can be found in an exact and precise Google search, which will lead readers to the brief article.

This refusal to impeach has left this country with a situation where we actually have only two branches of government, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. This has been the case since September 11, 2001. This Global War on Terror effectively silenced Congress as far as acting as a check on the executive branch. The Democrats were handed what amounted to carte blanche when they captured Congress in 2006.

“This is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred,” said convener Lawrence Velvel, dean and cofounder of the school. “It is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth.”

The corporate media does not want to take on this issue and will not be able to handle its actual existence the way it handles the threat of impeachment proceedings. If impeachment hearings get underway, the corporate media will have to deal with the substance of the charges. It will be impossible to simply avoid the matter or treat it dismissively. You know the substance of the charges as well as anyone, but apparently you have not considered what all that information could accomplish.

The blogs are alive with the sound of Impeachment. The notices are rolling into my computer faster than I can open them, sign them and send them out to friends or family. That’s called activism, pushing back against this destructive force called Bush.

The Speaker’s excuses are frivolous. One does not agree to remain complicit with tyranny on the illusion fact finding might be divisive. Division is the intent of the Framers: To ensure power is not centralized, and divided. Pelosi supports centralizing unchecked power under tyranny.

But no one did. Even when Democrats retook the House and Senate, the first thing they did was declare — almost pridefully — that “impeachment was off the table.” It was like a fire chief announcing that “response to house fires is off the table,” or a district attorney declaring that “rape prosecutions are off the table.”

I think, perhaps, we are focusing on issues of impeachment through the wrong end of the telescope. We keep asking: how might this, potentially, negatively affect our Dems in the coming election cycle. Maybe we should turn the telescope around, for a wide-angle perspective, and ask: how might impeachment negatively affect every Republican running for office in the upcoming election?

For this blackout to be broken, Progressive Democrats of America, Move On and every other progressive group need to call for Senator Obama to publicly call for Impeachment.

Most people doubt that our leaders would ever do anything that isn’t in our best interest. Most of us live in a delusional reality based on denial as a result. By definition most of us are in fact “sheeple”.

Vital Links

1 Article of Impeachment against President George W. Bush [2008-07-10]

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35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush [2008-06-09]

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“Ernest Hemingway once wrote, ‘The world is a fine place and worth fighting for’. I agree with the second part” — Seven

Mainstream Story Counts

front pages as of 10:00 am PST

CNN.com: 0

FoxNews.com: 1

FOXNEWS: Rep. Kucinich Gets His Day to Air Impeachment Article

MSNBC.com: 0

Google News: 0

Reuters: 0

AP: 0

Google News Search: Impeachment: 4,918 – (204)

35 Articles of Impeachment – Current Co-Sponsers: Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19], Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6], Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9], Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22], Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2], Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17], Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10]

1 Article of Impeachment – Current Co-Sponsers: Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19], Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9]

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

Daily Impeachment Tracker

Day 46 – 2008-07-25

FOXNEWS: Rep. Kucinich Gets His Day to Air Impeachment Article

CBSNEWS: Big Crowd Gathers For House Judiciary Hearing On Bush “impeachment”

FREEP: Committee hearing will discuss presidential limits

THE-HILL: Kucinich raises Bush impeachment at hearing

AMERICAN-CHRONICLE: Congress Hears Ringing Call for Impeachment

OEN: Impeachment hearings underway now

FOXNEWS: Cindy Sheehan Set to Challenge Pelosi

CLEVELAND-PLAIN-DEALER: Kucinich at House Judiciary Committee hearing on Bush’s ‘imperial presidency”

DETROIT-NEWS: Michigan congressman opens critical Bush hearing

CQ-POLITICS: Kucinich Again Calls For Impeachment of Bush

THE-NATION: An Opening for the Constitution

RAW-STORY: ‘Imperial presidency’ hearing to feature 13 witnesses

INDYBAY: 9am EDT – Friday – Live Broadcast – House Pre-Hearing on Impeachment – ON NO LIES RADIO

OEN: POLL: Should John Conyers Hold An Impeachment Hearing in August?

EXAMINER: House Committee considers impeachment today

OEN: POLL: Can The Bush Family Wealth Be Seized Under The Trading With the Enemies Act?

RAW-STORY: Conyers: Judiciary Committee not holding ‘impeachment hearings’

TPMCAFE: War Crimes Prosecutors Reviewing 9-11 As Pretext For Geneva Violations

TPMCAFE: Rove’s Incomplete Denials To House Judiciary

ADS: Live Blogging Hearing on Impeachment (Not Yet Impeachment Hearing)

ADS: Congress Hears Ringing Call for Impeachment

ADS: Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations (video)

ADS: Tammy Baldwin Says Bush and Cheney Should Be Impeached

ADS: Robert Wexler Demands Impeachment Hearings Now

ADS: Campaigners push for Bush impeachment

ADS: Conyers blasted on Bush probe: Critics slam the Detroit Democrat for not holding full-scale impeachment hearings.

ADS: Cynthia Papermaster for Impeachment (video)

ADS: Hear This Barack – NO Bush, NO Baker, NO Corporate War Maker. We’ve Had Enough!

ADS: Cindy Sheehan on Impeachment (video)

ADS: Bruce Fein on Impeachment (video)

ADS: David Swanson on Impeachment (video)

Day 45 – 2008-07-24

THE-NATION: Cindy Sheehan is Putting Impeachment on the Table

OEN: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Impeachment Hearings

THIRD-PARTY-WATCH: Nader: Why can’t I testify on Bush/Cheney impeachment?

OEN: Conyers Tries To Kill Impeachment Hearings Before They Start

INDYBAY: ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN interviewed by Peter B. Collins on IMPEACHMENT (audio)

UN-OBSERVER: As close to impeachment hearings as we’ve seen so far!

BUZZ-FLASH: Ed Ciaccio: Why Bush’s Impeachment Is Necessary

OEN: The Democratic Majority: Enabling a Rogue Presidency and Stonewalling the American People

OEN: Do you want Impeachment? CALL THE MEDIA TODAY!!

RAW-STORY: With so many Bush scandals, Slate makes detailed diagram

SLATE: Crimes and Misdemeanors (interactive Venn Diagram)

COUNTERPUNCH: Shutting Out Ralph Nader

DEMOCRACY-NOW: Obama Adviser Cass Sunstein Debates Glenn Greenwald on FISA Vote, Executive Power and Prosecuting White House Officials for War Crimes (video/audio/transcript)

HUFF-PO: Executive Accountability: A Constitutional Amendment for the Next Congress

INDYBAY: Cindy Sheehan Goes to Washington

GATHER: ImpeachBush.Org – Please forward this message to your Congressman

RAW-STORY: 100,000 signatures in ‘Send Rove to Jail’ campaign

TPMCAFE: Conyers Takes Witness Oath Off the Table

ADS: No Rule of Law, But Plenty of Rules in Congress

ADS: We’re a Nation of Lemmings

ADS: NATIONAL IMPEACHMENT NETWORK UPDATE FROM DC

ADS: Details for Judiciary Cmte. Hearing on the Imperial Presidency – Friday’s Event Schedule, Actions, Scope of Inquiry

CONSORTIUM-NEWS: Rove End-Runs House Democrats

ADS: Willie Nelson agrees to Farm Aid-type event in support of Impeachment

Day 44 – 2008-07-23

MORNING-CALL: Support impeachment of George ‘the tyrant’

CONNIE-TALK:

Kucinich Impeachment Resolution To Be Heard Friday

OEN: Impeachment Hearing This Friday, July 25

OEN: Hey America! Pelosi Handed You a Booby Prize! What Are You Going To Do With It?

OEN: The Erosion of Thinking

RAW-STORY: Turley fears Dems will let alleged ‘Bush crimes’ stay buried forever

GATHER: A Challenge to Idealistic Progressives

DEMOCRATS.COM: Support the Kucinich Impeachment Hearing on Friday

ADS: ACLU Defends Constitution Without Apparently Having Read It

ADS: Yet More Evidence of Illegal Spying Known to Congressional Leaders, Who’ve Declined to Even “Investigate” It

ADS: DC, NATIONAL MALL: IMPEACH FOR PEACE PICNIC THIS SUNDAY! COME PARTY AND BODY-SPELL “IMPEACH!”

ADS: Just the Fax, Ma’am (Here are the steps to fax a letter to every member of the Judiciary Committee)

ADS: Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law

ADS: MSNBC Live Vote on Bush Impeachment; Over 630,000 Voted Yes!

ADS: George W. Bush’s Overall Job Approval Drops to 21%

ADS: Story on Rocky Anderson’s Upcoming Testimony Avoids the I Word

TMPCAFE: Public Must Examine Internal, Legislative-Executive Correspondence on Illegal Collusion Re: Impeachment, Geneva, FISA

TMPCAFE: Congress Admits to Salon: Larger, Illegal Domestic Data Interception, Raising Questions About 9-11, War Crimes

TMPCAFE: DCAA Auditors Threatened: Is Congress Still Asleep?

Day 43 – 2008-07-22

CITIZEN-TIMES: We should hold Bush accountable for his actions

PAKISTAN-DAILY: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep John Conyers plans George W Bush impeachment substitute

MARKET-ORACLE: McFadden’s Attempts to Abolish the Federal Reserve System

CATOOSA-COUNTY-NEWS: Better late than never – Impeach Bush and Cheney

ADS: Liliana Segura Talks Impeachment and Sending Karl Rove to Jail (video)

ADS: Glen Greenwald Speaks for Impeachment on Democracy Now!

ADS: Tell Bob Barr to Speak Up for Impeachment on Friday

ADS: TSA to Use Full-Body Imaging This Fall at Chicago O’Hare

ADS: Nancy Pelosi, How Do You Plead?

ADS: Bush Lied, Knew He Was Lying, Thought It Was Funny, and Killed Over a Million People

ADS: Bush Is NOT Complying With Supreme Court’s Restoration of Habeas Corpus

Day 42 – 2008-07-21

HERALD-NEWS: Unfathomable that Bush has escaped impeachment

METROWEST: No reason to delay impeachment

OEN: Open Discussion Thread: How can we Stop Martial Law?

MODESTO-BEE: Impeach Bush and his administration

BEYOND CHRON: Pelosi Passes the Buck; Gore Let Off the Hook at Netroots Nation

OEN: Impeach the Puppet Masters

ADS: Executive Power and Its Constitutional Limitations

ADS: Adam Kokesh on John Conyers (video)

ADS: White House Issued FISA Fact Sheet; Failed to Mention Constitutional Prohibition Against Ex Post Facto Laws (Art. I, Sec. 9)

TPMCAFE: Alleged War Crimes Evidence: Communication Between DC-DOJ and Remote US Attorney-DoJ Leadership

TPMCAFE: Propaganda To Discredit Andover Dean’s Call For War Crimes Indictments of American Officials

TPMCAFE: Limited Coverage of Turley’s Call For International War Crimes Tribunal To Investigate US

Day 41 – 2008-07-20

STATESMAN-JOURNAL: Obama should have backed impeachment

METROWEST DAILY-NEWS: No reason to delay impeachment

OEN: More Important Than Impeachment

ADS: Nine Reasons to Investigate War Crimes Now

ADS: The Pentagonization of U.S. Life (video)

ADS: Harold Ford Advocates Letting Bush and Cheney Off Because “the Constitution doesn’t poll very well.”

ADS: If You Live in Keith Ellison’s District

ADS: When Their Lips Are Moving (video)

ADS: Pelosi Tells Netroots Nation She Opposes Impeachment Because She’s BiPartisan

ADS: Cass Sunstein, Adviser to Barack Obama, Urges Commitment Never to Prosecute Bush and Cheney

ADS: Bush’s “Imperialism Lite”

Day 40 – 2008-07-19

SALON: Political harmony v. the rule of law: an easy choice for the political establishment

STATESMAN: “Where is our (expletive) impeachment?”

WASHINGTON TIMES: Protesters greet Pelosi

NORTHWEST PROGRESSIVE: LIVE from Austin: Ask the Speaker

ADS: About 40 Protest Rove Visit To Virginia Beach

ADS: Help Get Cindy Sheehan on the Ballot

ADS: Silence of the Lambs

ADS: How They’ll Try to Bury Impeachment and Fail

OEN: Executive Privilege, Why Aren’t They Hollering “Cover-up?”

MIDDLE-EAST ONLINE: Conyers Plans Bush Impeachment Substitute

BUZZ-FLASH: BuzzFlash Mailbag for July 18, 2008

ARAB-AMERICAN NEWS: Kucinich: Impeach Bush, create Department of Peace

Day 39 – 2008-07-18

CNN: Pelosi: Bush ‘a total failure’

CAPITOL-HILL-BLUES: Bush and Pelosi: Both are failures

LATIMES: Bush impeachment article to get hearing

BRADBLOG: Nine House Republicans Vote for Impeachment Hearing, 10 Republicans Abstain, Measure Passes 238-180…

REUTERS: Hearing set on “imperial Bush presidency”

OEN: Corporate Media Blackouts Continue as Iran War Looms and Impeachment Moves Ahead

MORNING-JOURNAL: House Democrats give Kucinich a sandbox to play at Bush-bashing

OEN: Veterans for Peace Call for Week of Impeachment Action

OEN: Pelosi Secures Her “BUT”

OROVILLE-MR: Letter: Where are impeachment stories?

BALTIMORE-CHRONICLE: I Was a Victim of the Government’s Absurd and Over-Hyped War on Terror

DETROIT-FREE-PRESS: Conyers to hold hearing on Bush administration

OEN: English Translation of a John Conyers Press Release

RAW-STORY: Legal scholar: Evidence suggests Bush committed crimes

ADS: GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

ADS: Put Rove in Jail (video)

ADS: O-BUMMER

ADS: What Do YOU Want to Know? Ask Nancy Pelosi

ADS: Don’t Attack Iran! Die-in at Pelosi’s Home!

ADS: Maryland ACLU on Police Spying on Peace Activists (video)

ADS: A Brief Chronology of the Bush-Cheney Impeachment Movement

Day 38 – 2008-07-17

DKOS: 9 Republicans Vote for Impeachment Hearings, 10 Abstain

TPMCAFE: DoJ Again Tampers With Wrong Civilian Population

RAWSTORY: Turley: Impeachment hearings must consider evidence Bush committed crimes

OEN: Nine Republicans Break Party Ranks: Send Impeachment Article to Judiciary for Hearings

THE-NATION: Impeachment: On the Table But Not for Consumption

PRESS-TV: House to hear Bush impeachment article

SCOOP: Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich

ADS: Impeachment Begins: Be on Capitol Hill on Friday July 25th

ADS: John Dean Says Bush Could Pardon Himself

ADS: ICC Prosecutor Charges Sudan President – How about Bush? (video)

ADS: Impeachment of Bush worth pursuing

ADS: Rove Says White House Won’t Allow Him to Obey the Law

ADS: Keith Olbermann Discussing Inherent Contempt Tonight (video)

Day 37 – 2008-07-16

LA TIMES: Congressional panel to review Kucinich’s call to impeach Bush

AP: Kucinich wins hearings but not on impeaching Bush

OEN: Trying To Get A Good? Representative To Impeach

OEN: The US Is On The Verge Of Utter Financial Collapse And Martial Law

OEN: Rulers May Repeat A Tragedy More Horrible Than 9/11

OEN: More, Utopia and civilization

OEN: POLL: Should there be a massive anti-war march at the Democratic National Convention?

AMERICAN-CHRONICLE: Murdering God: Of Shotguns, American Capitalism, and Moral Expediency

PUBLIC-RECORD: Kucinich May Get Impeachment Hearing, But Committee Won’t Vote to Remove Bush

PUBLIC-RECORD: Kucinich: ‘How Many More Hearings to Prove Pres. Bush Violated Constitution?’

OEN: The $20 Dollars To Impeach Campaign

ADS: Hearing on Impeachable Offenses Scheduled for July 25th in House Judiciary Committee

ADS: Bush claims executive privilege on CIA leak

ADS: EPA Official confirms “Cover-up” directed by White House and Cheney

ADS: Kucinich’s Fight to Impeach Bush: Part I (video)

ADS: New Definition of Oversight

ADS: Truthout Interview of Congressman Dennis Kucinich (video)

ADS: Impeachment Hearings: A Win is a Win

ADS: Kucinich Says Unidentified Foreign Official Wants to Speak at Impeachment Talks

TPMCAFE: AG Letter on Plame Investigation Documents Demostrates Lack of Comity

TMPCAFE: Growing Support for Constitutional Amendment To Popularly Elect Speaker

TMPCAFE: President Throws Mukasey, Pelosi Under Bus On War Crimes

Day 36 – 2008-07-15

ADS: An Open Letter to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

ADS: Kucinich May Get Hearing On Impeachment Resolution

ADS: IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION INTRODUCED IN HOUSE WITH READING BY CLERK TODAY

ADS: Thank Pelosi and Conyers If . . . (video)

ADS: Speaker Pelosi will be attending Netroots Nation, will you?

ADS: The Power of a Raw Story

RAW-STORY: Undeterred, Kucinich to introduce another impeachment article

RAW-STORY: Conyers may hold hearings, but plans no action on impeachment

POLITICKER: Kucinich may get shot to make impeachment case before recess

CQ POLITICS: Kucinich May Get Hearing On Impeachment Resolution

DAILY-HERALD: Congress has duty on impeachment

AMERICAN-CHRONICLE: FISA – Obama, the Democrats and the Mass Media Betray US Again

Day 35 – 2008-07-14

ADS: National Impeachment Network DC Lobbying Report

ADS: New York Times FINALLY Notices Bugliosi’s Book

ADS: “Netroots Nation” Keeps Impeachment “Off the Table”

ADS: International Criminal Court Charges President With War Crimes (alas Sudan)

ADS: Why Won’t Jerry Impeach Dubya? Now a primary concern.

ADS: Washington for Impeachment Rallies Thursday 7/17, 9 AM at Rep. Jim McDermott’s Office

ADS: Cotati CA Council Votes to Impeach Bush, Cheney

ADS: The (Mock) Trial of Karl Rove Is Coming to Virginia Beach VA this Friday, July 18

ADS: Treason, BRIBERY, or Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors

OEN: Should ACLU Release Another Impeachment Pamphlet?

RAWSTORY: Report: Bush close to approving Israeli Iran attack

POLITICAL-CORTEX: Now is the Time to Impeach George W. Bush!

CONNIE-TALK: Kucinich Changes Pelosi’s Tune, Slightly

Day 34 – 2008-07-13

ADS: What questions do you have for Nancy Pelosi?

ADS: Watch the New York Times Marginalize Majority Positions

ADS: David Swanson on the Paul Berenson Show

ADS: Watch Vincent Bugliosi Discuss “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder”

ADS: 9-11 Preventable

CONCORD-MONITOR: Impeach them

HELI: AMERICA’S LAST CHANCE: IMPEACH BUSH

EXISTENTIALIST-COWBOY: Impeach, Remove, and Try George W. Bush for War Crimes and Mass Murder!

SALON: Beware Bush’s preemptive strike on torture

Day 33 – 2008-07-12

INDYBAY: Nancy Pelosi putting impeachment on the table? Cindy Sheehan responds

JAVNO: Pelosi Announces Bush Impeachment Possibility

INDYBAY: Ellsberg: NO Executive Privilege in Impeachment Hearnings; Bush Can Not Stop Testimony (audio)

DAILYSTAR: Bush builds upon legacy of ineptitude

GLOBALRESEARCH: Rep Dennis Kucinich on the Global Research News Hour

CONSORTIUMNEWS: Kucinich Pushes on Impeachment

ADS: Intl Cmtee of Red Cross Proposes War Crimes Charges (video)

ADS: Why US War Resisters Deserve Refuge in Canada

ADS: Bugliosi on MSNBC (video)

ADS: To Impeach or Not to Impeach: That is the Question for Rep. Conyers

ADS: A Note to the Peace Movement

ADS: Court Documents Shed Light on CIA Illegal Operations in Central Asia Using Islam & Madrassas

ADS: Unity or Solidarity

OEN: FISA, Is All Lost?

OEN: Seven Republican Members of House Judiciary Call for Impeachment out of Duty to the Constitution?

Day 32 – 2008-07-11

FOXNEWS: Kucinich Tries to Impeach Bush Again

FREEP: Bid to impeach Bush may be heard

OEN: Impeach Bush for High Crimes says Rep. Dennis Kucinich

AP: Congress mostly going through the motions for now

OEN: Conyers Floats Inherent Contempt for Rove and Pelosi Shifts on Kucinich Impeachment Resolution

RAW-STORY: Kucinich impeach bill charges Bush ‘fabricated threats’; Pelosi hints at possible hearing

OEN: If Pelosi Changes Her Impeachment Position Will It Change Your Attitude Towards Congress (poll)

ADS: Kucinich to Present Case for Impeachment to House Judiciary Committee

ADS: What Dennis Has Done

ADS: Ask Conyers to Allow Kucinich to Present Impeachment Articles to House Judiciary Committee

ADS: Impeachment and Inherent Contempt

ADS: The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

ADS: Sullivan Files Ballot Petitions to Challenge Nadler in Key Democratic Primary on Issue of Impeachment

TMPCAFE: Judiciary Taking Your Messages on Impeachment

Day 31 – 2008-07-10

JAVNO: Kucinich Again Tries To Impeach Bush

HUFFPO: Stalling on Impeachment (video)

OEN: MyBarackObama.com Refuses “Protect Our Constitution” Group

RAW-STORY: Kucinich to reveal text of impeachment article

RAW-STORY: Rove disses Congress, refuses subpoena to testify

TMPCAFE: Habeas Cases Should Give Americans Pause For Reflection

ADS: Congress Members’ View of Impeachment Improving Dramatically

ADS: Congressman Conyers Meets with Impeachment Advocates

ADS: NOTES ON CONYERS MEETING JULY 1, 2008, WITH MILWAUKEE IMPEACHMENT ACTIVISTS

ADS: SPY ON THEM

Day 30 – 2008-07-09

WAPO: Kucinich Bringing Back Impeachment This Week

PUBLIC-RECORD: Kucinich to Introduce New Article of Impeachment Against Bush Thursday

ITHACA-TIMES: Residents Thank Hinchey For Signing Impeachment Bill

BEST-SYNDICATION: Dennis Kucinich Asks For Publics Help In Impeachment

WORLD-NET-DAILY: Why not a new American Revolution

PLAIN-DEALER: Kucinich to take yet another crack at impeachment (video)

RAW-STORY: Kucinich to bring single article of impeachment for misleading US into war

ADS: Impeachment Article to be Introduced Thursday

ADS: Cotati CA May Call for Bush-Cheney Impeachment

ADS: Hold Karl Rove in Contempt (video)

RAW-STORY: Constitutional expert Turley on FISA bill: ‘The fix is in’ (video)

Day 29 – 2008-07-08

OEN: Should John Conyers Hold Impeachment Hearings Anyway?

GATHER: IMPEACHMENT IS TOO GOOD FOR HIM

PRESS-DEMOCRAT: Impeaching Bush on council agenda

RAW-STORY: As FISA nears toward vote, Feingold warns against immunity

RAW-STORY: ‘Science fiction like’ weapons on tap for political conventions (video)

ADS: The Fateful Vote to Impeach — Time Magazine, August 5, 1974

ADS: Nationwide Protests at Canadian Consulates Wednesday

ADS: G8 summit: Gordon Brown has eight-course dinner before food crisis talks

ADS: Bush Arrested at Monticello (video)

ADS: Pelosi Opposing Contempt for Rove

ADS: National Assembly offers blueprint for antiwar action

Day 18-28 archived in previous versions of ImpeachmentWatch

Day 1-17 archived in previous versions of ImpeachmentWatch

Day 0 – 2008-06-09

RAWSTORY: Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles (video)

Pre-Impeachment

ALTERNET: Colbert says Impeach Bush now or you’re a bunch of pussies… (video)

MSNBC: Poll: Do you believe President Bush’s actions justify impeachment?89% YES, 700,218 votes

RAWSTORY: Murtha revises: Impeachment is ‘on the table’

ALTERNET: Why Is Impeachment Important? (video)

ALTERNET: George McGovern Calls for Bush and Cheney’s Impeachment

ALTERNET: Olbermann & Maddow: Why Are Democrats Afraid to Impeach Cheney? (video)

ALTERNET: Obama and Clinton believe accountability is “off the table.”

ADS: If the People Want Impeachment, Why Can’t it Happen?

TIMESNEWS: The President “serves at our pleasure” and I’m not pleased

DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND: International Justice: The World Has its Eye on George W. Bush

PBS: Moyers: Tough Talk on Impeachment (video)

How to Help

We need to put serious pressure on Conyers, Pelosi and the rest of the House Judiciary. FAX them. A fax, unlike a voicemail or an email, is a physical piece of paper that CANNOT BE IGNORED or easily deleted. Use FaxZero to send 2 free faxes everyday. [h/t Randgrithr]

Nancy Pelosi: 202-225-4188

Harry Reid: 202-224-7327

Jerrold Nadler: 202-225-6923

John Conyers: 202-225-0072

Sending them the List of the Articles of Impeachment might not be a bad idea.  Maybe they just haven’t had a chance to read the list yet. Or maybe they’d like the complete text.  

Other Ways to Help

– Write a letter to your local newspaper in suppport of Impeachment.

– Write a letter to your Congressman supporting impeachment.

– Post stories about Impeachment on your blog and other political websites.

– Wear Orange Every Friday! (and ask your friends and family to wear orange)

Sign the Petition To Impeach Bush

– OEN: Some things we can do to help impeachment along

– ADS: Some Ways You Can Help Impeach Bush

Don’t let the talk of Impeachment die.  Dennis has re-introduced the articles of impeachment.  It’s up to us, the  independent bloggers of the internet to keep this story going.  The RULE OF LAW demands that we Impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the high crimes and misdemeanors they have committed against the people of this country and the world.  We are the media now.  Stand up and help Rep. Kucinich.  Keep this story alive!

A future without impeachment paints a frighteningly bleak picture, a picture that at this point many of us can see but too few of us are acting to prevent. If ever there was a time to act, now is that time. It’s time, right now, to promote the necessity of impeachment as widely as possible. It is imperative that the Bush regime be driven from office and held accountable for its many crimes – it’s time to act now.

At this point the future in unwritten; which one we get is up to us.

Learn More about Impeachment [h/t Revisionist]

Nancy Pelosi’s TableYoutube  – VodPodDiggMyBlogLogFriendFeedScribdImpeachmentWatch MobileTechnorati

Cindy Sheehan Will Be on Ballot and she will win. – Removing the Speaker of the House who “took impeachment off the table” will be an important first step to holding the war criminals accountable for their crimes.  Cindy Sheehan is running as an Independant against Nancy Pelosi in a very liberal district.  She can win.  The Speaker of the House can be defeated.  It has happened before.

Be the change that you want to see in the world. — Mahatma Gandhi

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14 Responses

  1. If you treat people right they will treat you right … ninety percent of the time.FranklinDelanoRooseveltFranklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882 – 1945, 32nd U.S. President

  2. I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.WilsonMiznerWilson Mizner

  3. The interviewer should just tell me the words he wants me to say and I’ll repeat them after him.AndyWarholAndy Warhol, Holy Terror : Andy Warhol Close Up

  4. One does not hate as long as one has a low esteem of someone, but only when one esteems him as an equal or a superior.FriedrichWilhelmNietzscheFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

  5. afraid to find themselves alone, and don’t find themselves at all. I hate all this moral agoraphobia – it’s the worst kind of cowardice. You can’t create something without being alone. But who’s trying to create here? What seems different in yourself that’s the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth and that’s just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life.Andr%E9GideAndr? Gide, The Immoralist

  6. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.WilliamShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare

  7. A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflectedGeorgeBernardShawGeorge Bernard Shaw

  8. Discontent is the seed of ethics.FriedrichWilhelmNietzscheFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  9. Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.AlfredLordTennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892, English poet

  10. […] Paul Rosenberg wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptTPMCAFE: Limited Coverage of Turley’s Call For International War Crimes Tribunal To Investigate US. Day 41 – 2008-07-20. STATESMAN-JOURNAL: Obama should have backed impeachment. METROWEST DAILY-NEWS: No reason to delay impeachment … Read the rest of this great post here […]

  11. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness,

  12. One should part from life as Odysseus parted from Nausicaa: with a blessing rather than in love.FriedrichWilhelmNietzscheFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

  13. I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.W.C.FieldsW. C. Fields

  14. school. You sit where you’re told, surrounded by others,

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