ImpeachmentWatch Day 50 (2008-07-29)

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

Welcome to Day 50 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?

Pelosi Says She Would Impeach Bush If Somebody Knew of a Crime Bush had Committed

PELOSI: Well, I think that it- I think it was important- When I became speaker- and by the way, a very important position, president, vice president, speaker of the House- I saw it as my responsibility to try to bring a much divided country together to the extent that we could. I thought that impeachment would be divisive for the country. In terms of what we wanted to set out to do, we wanted to raise the minimum wage, give the biggest increase in veterans benefits to veterans in 77 year history, the veteran- pass research in stem cell- the stem cell research, all of that. This week we’re going to pass equal pay for equal work. It has been a long time in coming [applause], pay equity. We’re going to pass legislation for product safety, for toys that children put in them. There’s an agenda that you have to get done, that you have to try to do it in a bipartisan way. The president has to sign it. If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story.

Nancy Pelosi is now on a national book tour to promote her book “Know your Power: A message to America’s Daughters”.  Will protesters follow her everywhere?  Will they inform her of her power duty to defend the constution against all enemies — foreign and domestic?

The Time to Act is NOW! — IMPEACH BUSH & CHENEY! — UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW

Demand that Congress uphold their oath of office! — There is hope for America yet!

Cindy Sheehan for Congress!Let’s Table the Speaker

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Impeachment Video of the Day


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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.

Last Friday one of two things indisputably happened. Either a dozen senior Congress members and several well-known expert witnesses went certifiably and collectively insane, or charges of the most extreme executive abuses of power ever heard in the history of this nation were backed up by overwhelming evidence during a six-hour hearing of the House Judiciary Committee focused on the possible need to impeach the President and the Vice President. Either way, a nation with a public communications system worthy of a democracy would have learned the news.

What we actually have in this country is a news media conglomerate that functions as a part of the executive branch of the federal government. Call it the United States Department of Media. But “branch” is not the right word, since the executive branch is all that remains of our government (aside from whatever Dick Cheney is). The legislative and judicial branches have been eliminated. Or, rather, they are constantly and effectively being shut out of the government, in no small part by the Media Department. But “department,” too, is not the right word if one imagines any degree of independent decision making. None of the so-called departments and agencies in the executive government are any longer empowered to make significant decisions independent of the president (and whatever Dick Cheney is). And the Media Department is no exception.

One project of the U.S. Department of Media is the Cover Nothing Network (CNN) on which associate deputy undersecretaries of Media Campbell Brown and Erica Hill reported on Friday that there is not enough time for impeachment and that if the Democrats led the way to impeachment voters would punish them, and that therefore the hearing was a waste of money that could have been better spent publicizing the president kissing babies. I’m not making any of this up.

Elliott Adams, President of Veterans for Peace: “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.’

The Declaration of Independence instructs that all just powers of government derive from the consent of the governed. And the core principle of self-government is that the people must know what their government is doing and why intelligently adapt, shape, and direct their political loyalties or energies. James Madison, father of the Constitution, lectured that a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives. Democracy resting on popular or congressional ignorance is a farce. In addition, sunshine is the best disinfectant. The executive branch will be deterred from lawlessness, folly, or maladministration by the knowledge that its actions will be made known to the public or Congress in a timely fashion. The executive branch ceased authorizing torture once knowledge of the practice by the United States in the war against international terrorism entered the public domain. A strong presumption favoring transparency in the executive branch is a constitutional imperative.

“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.”

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.

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.”

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.

“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 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.

H.RES.333 – Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. [2007-04-24]

Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]

Co-Sponsers (27): Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2], Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3], Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1], Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11], Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1], Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9], Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7], Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5], Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17], Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51], Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7], Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18], Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4], Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13], Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9], Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7], Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4], Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8], Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10], Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9], Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13], Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10], Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35], Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33], Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19], Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6], Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4]

Complete TextComplete Video

H.RES.1258 – Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. (35 Articles) [2008-06-09]

Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]

Co-Sponsers (7): 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]

Complete TextComplete Video: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5

H.RES.1345 – Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors. (1 Article) [2008-07-10]

Sponser: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]

Co-Sponsers (2): Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19], Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9]

Complete TextComplete Video

videos thanks to cspanjunkie.org

“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

ABCNEWS: 0

CBSNEWS: 0

FOXNEWS: 0

MSNBC: 0

CNN: 0

AP: 0

REUTERS: 0

Google News: 0, Impeachment: 5,870 – (515)

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 50 – 2008-07-29

NRO: Impeachment Petition Deadline Midnight Wednesday

OEN: The People, the Press, & the Case for Impeachment

BRADBLOG: Impeachment Hearing: Bush Dead-Enders Make One Last Stand

CONCORD-MONITOR: Impeachment, now

NEWS-TALK-1310: Groups to gather to call for impeachment

BUZZ-FLASH: Why couldn’t Jon Stewart say the ‘I’ word to Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

NOLANCHART: Book Synopsis: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi

DEMOCRATS.COM: Impeachment Step 2

DEMOCRATS.COM: Citizen Journalism Contest: Ask Pelosi ‘What is an Impeachable Crime?’

DEMOCRATS.COM: Pelosi Would Impeach Bush If She Had “The Goods”

ADS: Pelosi Says She Would Impeach Bush If Somebody Knew of a Crime He’d Committed

ADS: Milwaukee Pushes for Impeachment (audio)

ADS: Austin for Impeachment

ADS: Testimony of Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson

ADS: The Origins and Scope of Presidential Impeachment

ADS: Elliott Adams Speaks for Impeachment, Congress Members Scared to Ask Him a Single Followup Question (video)

ADS: EPA tells its staff: Don’t answer watchdogs’ queries

RAWSTORY: Sen. Stevens indicted: 7 false statements counts

RAWSTORY: Nader: Obama supporters are in ‘political slavery’

TPMCAFE: National Guard Must Enforce Arrest Warrants Against Elected Officials Who Refuse To Enforce Laws of War

Day 49 – 2008-07-28

ABCNEWS: Two former Bush Economic Advisers Now Advising Obama

TPMCAFE: Rove Confronted With Second Attempted Citizen’s Arrest

HUFFPO: How to Perform a Citizen’s Arrest of A Bush Administration Official

DEMOCRACY-NOW: House Judiciary Committee Hold Historic Hearings on the Case for Impeachment

OEN: CNN Anchor Erica Hill Slams Impeachment As Kabuki Theatre. FIRE HER!! (video)

PACIFIC-FP: What Does it Take to Get a Guy Outta Here?!

CHICAGO-TRIBUNE: Panel holds ‘non-impeachment hearing’

OEN: Impeachment blockading excuse: Fear ye, fear ye the terrorists!

CAPITOL-TIMES: Impeachment town meeting in Madison Monday night

THIRD-PARTY-WATCH: Barr scolds Congress on FISA

OEN: NEW ORLEANS 3rd anniv. of Katrina IMPEACH NOW protest?

GLOBAL-RESEARCH: The Bush Administration’s Secret Biowarfare Agenda

DEMOCRATS.COM: Primary Challenge Scares Nadler into Considering Impeachment

DEMOCRATS.COM: Impeachment Radio: David Swanson Interviews (audio)

ADS: The U.S. Department of Media

ADS: Omnipresent Military

ADS: More MSM Malfeasance — The Conyers Hearing And Tom Brokaw’s So-Called “Interview” Of Obama

ADS: New Zealand Students Offer New Bounty For Arrest of Condoleezza Rice For War Crimes

ADS: The Military-Industrial Complex: It’s Much Later Than You Think

TPMCAFE: Congressman King Attracts Attention To Lack of Imminent Threat

RAWSTORY: Conyers mulling perjury charges for Gonzales

Day 48 – 2008-07-27

ADS: We’ve Opened the Door, How Do We Keep It Open?

ADS: Congressman Kucinich’s Impeachment Resolution, the Parallel to Nixon, and Why Even Nixon’s Defenders Finally Abandoned Him

OEN: Let’s See How Our “Free Press” Covers Impeachment

OEN: Notes from the Non-Impeachment Hearings

HUFFPO: A Note for Wolf Blitzer, et. al. on Congressional Approval

COMMON-DREAMS: House Democrats Bash Bush Over Abuse of Executive Power

COMMON-DREAMS: Impeachment Hearings Are the Appropriate and Necessary Next Step

COMMON-DREAMS: The Parade of ‘Shrill, Unserious Extremists’ on Display at Today’s Impeachment Hearings

Day 47 – 2008-07-26

AP: Bush critics get an unimpeachable forum

LA-TIMES: Is hearing to impeach Bush merely ‘anger management’?

CHICAGO-TRIBUNE: Panel holds ‘non-impeachment hearing’

CBSNEWS: House Committee Hears The “I-Word”

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

FOXNEWS: Cindy Sheehan Set to Challenge Pelosi

XINHUA: U.S. House holds hearing to criticize President Bush

SALT-LAKE-TRIBUNE: Ex-SLC mayor to Congress: Impeach Bush

FREEP: Conyers’ hearing impugns but does not impeach Bush

THE-NATION: House Committee Considers the “I” Word

PRESS-TV: Gravel: Take Bush to The Hague

PRESS-TV: Sheehan: US leaders abuse executive powers

JURIST: US House committee investigates Bush ‘expansion’ of constitutional powers

OEN: Who do you believe gave the most valuable testimony at the “impeachment” hearing today?

THIRD-PARTY-WATCH: Barr, Fein speaking in House today on impeachment

IPA: Impeachment on the Table?

VOANEWS: US Congressional Panel Hears Testimony on Case for Bush Impeachment

ADS: Freeway Blog Now!

ADS: Hearing on Impeachment Videos (video)

ADS: Real News (video)

ADS: Olbermann (video)

ADS: Bugliosi (video)

ADS: Cohen, Holtzman, Fein (video)

ADS: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA-29) Suggests a “Church Committee” After Hearing on Executive Power & Bush Administration

ADS: Wexler Wants Real Impeachment Hearing Now

ADS: Impeachment Press Conference (video)

ADS: Kucinich Testifies on Abuses of Executive Power

RAWSTORY: ‘Imperial presidency’ hearing packed to capacity

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

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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

ALTERNET: Why Is Impeachment Important? (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

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]

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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 will 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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