ImpeachmentWatch Day 114 (2008-10-01)

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

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


Impeach Bush & Cheney — Uphold the RULE OF LAW!

Report Implicates White House — E-Mails Hint at Involvement in Prosecutor Firings, Officials Say

WAPO – In 18 months of searching, Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine and Office of Professional Responsibility chief H. Marshall Jarrett have uncovered new e-mail messages hinting at heightened involvement of White House lawyers and political aides in the firings of nine federal prosecutors two years ago.

But they could not probe much deeper because key officials declined to be interviewed and a critical timeline drafted by the White House was so heavily redacted that it was “virtually worthless as an investigative tool,” the authorities said.

“We were unable to fully develop the facts regarding the removal of [David C.] Iglesias and several other U.S. Attorneys because of the refusal by certain key witnesses to be interviewed by us, as well as the White House’s decision not to provide . . . internal documents to us,” the investigators concluded in their report.

The standoff is a central reason that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey on Monday named a veteran public-corruption prosecutor, Nora R. Dannehy, to continue the investigation, directing her to give him a preliminary report on the status of the case in 60 days.

But lawmakers who helped expose irregularities in the ouster of the prosecutors say they are concerned about more delays.

Cindy Sheehan is running as an Independent against Nancy Pelosi in a very liberal district.  
The Speaker of the House can be defeated.  It has happened before.
Let’s take Nancy off the table.

Impeachment Video of the Day


Send Karl Rove to Jail

Send Karl Rove to Jail

Sign the Petition to Impeach Bush RIGHT NOW!

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 wouldn’t be as useful as waiting for Barack Obama to maybe become President so he could maybe investigate Bush then.

Veterans Occupy National Archives Building

“We take this action as a last resort,” their statement added.  “For years we have pursued every avenue open to good, vigilant citizens to bring these men to justice, to re-establish the rule of law, and to restore the balance of power described in our Constitution.  We are not disturbing the peace; we are attempting to restore the peace.  We are not conducting ourselves in a disorderly manner; our action is well-ordered and well-considered.  We are not trespassing; we have come to the home of our Constitution to honor our oath to defend it.

It is not simply 9/11 that needs to be remembered. We also need to remember the politicization of 9/11 and the polarizing narrative which followed, locking us into endless conflict, a war on terror which has wrought further terror worldwide and which has severely damaged our standing worldwide as an honorable, compassionate nation. As we were all victims of 9/11, so we have become victims of the interpretation of 9/11.

The allegations that would warrant impeachment keep growing.  Without accountability, a Democracy will fail.Rep. Jim McDermott

Welcome to the final stages of the coup…

HUFFPO – As I see it now, we have but two options and I have long alluded to hoping against hope that one of these options would not be the only one left to a peaceful people. The first and frankly most preferable option is for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against the members of this latest Business Plot.

No time needs to be wasted on hearings as we already now have in writing, formally as presented to Congress, the intentions of this administration to nullify Congressional powers permanently, to alter Judicial powers permanently, and to openly steal public funds using as blackmail the total collapse of the US economy if these powers are not handed over. You do see how this is blackmail, do you not? You do see how this is a manufactured crisis precisely designed to be used as blackmail, do you not?

The other option, the one I have long prayed we would never need to even consider, is a total revolution. But, If Congress won’t act in its own self-defense, in the defense of democracy, in defense of us – the people who have elected them to protect us from this very danger – then what is left for us to do? I don’t want to see it come down to this, but I fear that it will. Put your party politics aside right now. We are in a crisis so dangerous that should these people succeed in their coup, your party affiliation will no longer matter, your American flag will be a nice collectible item of something that once was, and your version of God will be worshiped in secrecy because your freedoms will be owned by the few.

You are no longer Republicans, Democrats, or any shade of voter. You do not live in a swing state or a solid colored state. You are simply this: an American. That is the only side that matters. So call your members of Congress and demand, no, declare that unless they do their duty to the Constitution and to us, we will move to the streets – not because we want to, but because our founding fathers demanded this duty of each and every citizen in the face of such a domestic enemy. Demand – as is your right – that this bill be voted against and demand – as is your right – that the people plotting this treachery be held to account. We are either a nation of laws or we are no longer a democracy. Pick a side, because there won’t be another time, another moment, another chance to be a patriot.

Let me begin by noting that I loathe what the Democratic Party has become. Wanna know why Nancy Pelosi put “Impeachment off the table?” Because the Democrats are complicit in the Imperial assault on Iraq? Simple. Top Democrats were pre-briefed on the CIA forgeries used as “evidence” of Iraq’s ties to Al-Qaeda. The Ds said nothing in opposition and went along. That’s only one of their damnable failings re: Iraq.

Add to all that the Clinton/Gore and their many Democratic Party Congressional allies sorry roles in the deregulation of Telecommunications and Finance, the out-sourcing of America’s jobs and industrial infrastructure, and a raft of assaults on the working/Middle Class and one has to see Clinton/Gore and Democrats of late, in general, as a very successful arrow in the quiver of the elites – in a very one-sided “Class War.” Clinton/Gore actually rammed through NAFTA and other corporate wet dreams that Bush the Elder failed on.

The Bush Indictment Project has begun. The difference between Impeachment and Indictment is like the difference between night and day. The call for Impeachment looks like a Sunday School picnic by comparison. Impeachment has its flaws. It trivializes the war crimes. It is better than nothing, but not by much. Impeachment can result in removal from office. The criminal prosecution of George W. Bush could result in a life sentence or the death penalty.

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.

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.

“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)
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 (11)
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 (4)
Complete TextComplete Video

H.RES.1509 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the next president of the United States should immediately work to reverse damaging and illegal actions taken by the Bush/Cheney Administration and collaborate with Congress to proactively prevent any further abuses of executive branch power. [2008-09-26]
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] Co-Sponsers (0)
Complete Text

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

MSNBC: 0

FOXNEWS: 0

CNN: 0

AP: 0

REUTERS: 0

Google News: 0, Impeachment: 6,159

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 114 – 2008-10-01
RAWSTORY: Bill would ban suspicionless laptop searches (PASS THIS!)
WAPO: Report Implicates White House — E-Mails Hint at Involvement in Prosecutor Firings, Officials Say
GUARDIAN: Congress approval rating just 10%
COMMON-GROUND: The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder
BALTIMORE-CHRONICLE: We Need to Demand Hearings!
RAWSTORY: Kucinich tells Maddow: Bailout plan is ‘immoral’
ROLLINGSTONE: Make-Believe Maverick
RAWSTORY: Maher: McCain, Obama ‘lying’ about their religious faith
HUNTINGTON-NEWS: “Slacker Uprising” Does Not Air, Only Comcast Knows Why (all hail the mighty censor)
ADS: Project Uncensored
ADS: A Citizen Activist Candidate for the House of Representatives
ADS: Bush Wants To Bankrupt America: There is Method To His Madness (2003)
ADS: Bush Had No Plan to Catch Bin Laden after 9/11

Day 113 – 2008-09-30
OEN: Surprise! Congress Listened to the Voting Public!
INDYBAY: Pelosi Pushed Book, While Taxpayers Revolted Over Bailout
WAPO: Obama and McCain Call for Increase in Deposit Insurance (two sides of the same coin)
ADS: A Chink in Washington’s Obliviousness to the Pardon Problem
ATLANTIC: Sarah Palin Endorses Hamas
RAWSTORY: CNN employs body language expert to dissect McCain’s smirk
ADS: FINALLY Someone Said “No”
ADS: No More Bailout Votes Till Congress Hears From Some REAL Economists
ADS: How do you know when the bailout is little more than theft?
ADS: Fed Pumps Further $630 Billion Into Financial System

Day 112 – 2008-09-29
VANCOUVER-SUN: Tasering of mom with baby ‘necessary,’ police say
IN-THESE-TIMES: Embedded in Pink
DAILY-HERALD: Plenty of evidence to impeach Bush
MICHAEL-MOORE: The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning …a message from Michael Moore
OEN: The Power of “No”!
OEN: Why the Bailout Vote May Fail
PAYVAND: Just Who Is Being Bailed Out?
RAWSTORY: Kucinich says bailout doesn’t have the votes
ADS: Kucinich: Bailout Plan Will Fail to Keep Families in Their Homes
ADS: Why Bail? The Banks Have a Gun Pointed at Their Head and Are Threatening to Pull the Trigger (let them)
ADS: Abraham Lincoln Speaks Out On Public Money And Banks
RAWSTORY: Gonzales escapes grand jury in prosecutor firing probe — for now
RAWSTORY: Denver cops get T-shirts: “We get up early, to beat the crowds”
RAWSTORY: Republican IT consultant subpoenaed in case alleging tampering with 2004 election
RAWSTORY: Fired ‘Troopergate’ figure gives investigators more e-mails
ADS: White House Coup: Smedley Butler and Prescott Bush

Day 111 – 2008-09-28
OEN: How to Put the Torturers in Prison
RAWSTORY: SNL spoofs Palin interview with Couric (video)
CBSNEWS: Protestors Lash Out At Bailout Plan
NORTH-JERSEY: Letters for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008
RAWSTORY: Did Palin lie about ‘trade missions’ with Russia? (video)
RAWSTORY: Chris Matthews: Is McCain too troll-like? (video)
BELIEFNET: Palin makes George W. Bush sound like Cicero
ADS: Pelosi Announces Agreement to Paulson’s Plunder
ADS: Planning the Prosecution of U.S. War Criminals (video)
ADS: Turdblossom’s Insider’s Guide to Swinging Elections (video)
THINK-PROGRESS: Google comes out against Proposition 8 (ban on same sex marriage) (vote no on Prop. h8te)

Day 110 – 2008-09-27
ADS: Here to Stay, 14,000 Strong, and Armed With Non-Lethal Weapons – America, Meet Your New Local Military
ADS: Ron Paul: Greenspan, Bernanke Should Be Criminally Charged
ADS: NO BAILOUT Petition by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Tops 40,000 Signers – Sign Off for NO BAILOUT
ADS: Bailout Bums: Libertarian-Minded Republicans Are Caught With Their Pants Down As Wall Street Panics The Capital City
ADS: Democrats, Republicans Conspire To Remove Wall Street Bailout From Election Debate
ADS: Socialist Bailout of the Criminal Investment Banks: Are We On The Verge of The Deluge?
ADS: Bush Sent Gonzo to Ashcroft’s Hospital Bed (IMPEACH!)
ADS: DOJ to Release Long-Awaited Report on US Attorney Firings Monday (IMPEACH!)
ADS: Foreign Policy Debate All About War (Wake up!)
RAWSTORY: Paraguay’s president says he turned down offer to meet Palin (good choice)
RAWSTORY: Cafferty to Blitzer: ‘Don’t make excuses’ for Palin
RAWSTORY: Conservative columnist: Palin ‘clearly out of her league,’ should quit race (we wish)
RAWSTORY: Obama: McCain sang about bombing Iran (he did)
RAWSTORY Letterman: McCain made me feel ‘like an ugly date’ (if the shoe fits)
ADS: Rep. Baldwin Introduces Bill to Undo and Prosecute Bush-Cheney Crimes (amen)
OEN: Subpoena Envy
ABCNEWS: McCain Pulls a Woody Allen

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)
ALTERNET: Why Is Impeachment Important? (video)
ADS: If the People Want Impeachment, Why Can’t it Happen?

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 Independent against Nancy Pelosi in a very liberal district.  She will win.  The Speaker of the House can be defeated.  It has happened before.

Why Every American Should Support Cindy Sheehan in Her Effort to Unseat Nancy Pelosi

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

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One Response

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