ImpeachmentWatch Day 212 (2009-01-07)

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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.
perpetual war for perpetual peace

“March of the Dead” Demonstration on Capitol HillADS – On Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, Antiwar activists dressed all in black, with white death masks, paraded in a steady rain and in single file, past the U.S. Supreme Court, and around the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., as the new 111th Congress convened inside. The “March of the Dead” participants wore around their necks the names of those killed in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israeli Occupied Gaza. The U.S. Congress has repeatedly voted hundreds of billions of dollars to support those two wars.

Number of Days Remaining in the Bush Administration: 13

So, I’m hearing a ton of arguments that we should all just let bygones be bygones, because gosh darn, there are so much more important things to do than bringing Bush apparatchniks who smashed the constitution to bits, invaded another country based on lies (a war crime that Nazis were hung for) and who were criminally incompetent in their management of the economy, Katrina and everything else, to account.Yes, we should all be BIGGER than justice, and just let bygones be bygones. What could be the harm in just saying “hey it’s over now, let’s fix the problems these criminal saps made and not bother to go after them.” (I’m sure rapists and murderers who have killed and harmed far fewer people are wondering why this standard doesn’t apply to them.)The SAME people who were responsible for Nixon’s crimes, were responsible for Iran/Contra. They and their proteges came back and were responsible for Bush, Iraq, torture, screwing up Katrina and so on.  But we’re supposed to let bygones be bygones.Yeah, and folks wonder why things like Bush happen. If you refuse to hold people of any significance responsible for crimes and screwups (like all the bank CEOs keeping their jobs) they will do it over and over again.

Impeachment Video of the Day“March of the Dead” Demonstration on Capitol HillSign the Petition to Impeach Bush

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.

Corporate Media Watch: Impeachment
front pages as of 10:00 am PSTABCNEWS, CBSNEWS, MSNBC, FOXNEWS, CNN, AP, REUTERS, Google News: 0Google News Search: Impeachment: 26,318

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 TrackerDay 212 – 2009-01-07
ADS: “March of the Dead” Demonstration on Capitol Hill
ADS: We are all Gazans
FOCUS: Clinton impeachment trial begins on this day in 1999
RAWSTORY: Kissinger: Obama’s ‘task’ is to help create a ‘new world order’
CHICAGO-TRIBUNE: Gates estimates 2009 war costs at $136 billion
ABCNEWS: Funds Tie Obama to Richardson Probe Figure
MSNBC: Obama pledges to tackle government spending (not military spending though)
CNN: Panetta pick as CIA chief under fire (cause he has no experience)
WAPO: Burris Likely to Be Seated by Senate Democrats
REASON: Reid Is Backing Down As Fast As He Can
ABCNEWS: Burris Getting Closer to Obama’s Senate Seat?
ABCNEWS: Burris’ Opponents Blink
ABCNEWS: Business Unusual — Democrats Convene Congress with Touch of Hubris
ADS: Nadler Reintroduces Resolution Against Pardons
RAWSTORY: Oregon art gallery hosts Bush shoe toss
KMOV: St. Louis man arrested for shoe bomb comment
ADS: This Unscrupulous Creep As Surgeon General? (is this a joke?)
ADS: John Lennon on Nonviolence

Day 211 – 2009-01-06
WIRED: Judge: ‘Sufficient Facts’ Exist That U.S. Spied on Islamic Charity Lawyers
CNN: U.N. official: 30 murdered by Israeli strike near school (tragedy)
RAWSTORY: White House repeats call for ‘durable’ ceasefire in Gaza (assholes)
RAWSTORY: Gaza wounded dying because ambulances can’t reach them
RAWSTORY: Olbermann: ‘Fatuous, condescending lunatic’ Cheney failed to prevent 9/11
AP: Ill. impeachment panel may end without FBI tapes (illegal wiretaps?)
MSNBC: Aw, snap! It’s Colbert & Colmes – for a day
FOXNEWS: Obama Raises $27 Million to Fund Inaugural Festivities (waste)
RAWSTORY: Video: Cop shoots helpless man in the back (horrible)Day 210 – 2009-01-05
ADS: March of the Dead to Greet Congress on Tuesday
ADS: March of the Dead in Wisconsin Too
CHATTAH-BOX: Cheney Claims ‘No Impeachment, No Crime’ on Face The Nation
RAWSTORY: Cheney: Bush’s actions legal if not impeached
ADS: Bush-Cheney deserve censure for declaring war against the Constitution
ABCNEWS: Donors To Bush Library Will Be Anonymous Secret (conspiracy)
ABCNEWS: Obama Faces Pressure on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
RAWSTORY: Top Democrat: Bush the worst president we ever had
UNDERNEWS: THE STRANGE RISE OF OBAMA
ADS: Will Obama ‘deimperialize’ the presidency? (no)
RAWSTORY: Group finds more than a dozen lies in Coulter’s latest book
MCCLATCHY: Bush first ex-prez to face limit on Secret Service protection
USATODAY: Investors dump $89B in U.S. securities in historic fire sale
ADS: Amtrak police arrest photographer participating in Amtrak photo contest

Day 209 – 2009-01-04
911-BLOGGER: The Facts Speak For Themselves (wake the fuck up)
MSNBC: A donor’s gift soon followed Clinton’s help
FOXNEWS: Bush 41: Jeb Bush for President (fuck you)
FOXNEWS: Next Federal Bailout May Go to States; Democratic Governors Seek $1 Trillion
CBSNEWS: Bush Remembered For Not-So-Smooth Talk (what a nice way of saying retard)
ADS: President-Elect Obama, You Must NOT Be Silent!
RAWSTORY: CNN: US weapons ‘killing innocent civilians’ in Gaza
AP: UN Security panel schedules meeting on Gaza fightDay 208 – 2009-01-03
REUTERS: Happy New Year? Not for credit card companies
ADS: The Iraq War Is Now [Even More] Illegal
ADS: NY Times Searches World for Nations That Won’t Take in Guantanamo’s Victims, Makes That the Story
ADS: Calling Out Bush’s War in Gaza
RAWSTORY: Report: Caroline Kennedy will assume Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat
RAWSTORY: Palin ends year with yet another media tirade
CNN: Carville makes painful prediction for 2009
ABC: English Language to Have One Million Words by April

Day 207 – 2009-01-02
ADS: Top Question on Obama’s Website Asks Him If He Will Prosecute War Criminals
ABCNEWS: Rice Pushes for Gaza Cease-Fire That Is ‘Durable and Sustainable’ (just like last time, a cease-fire is a immedate stopage of hostilities, whereas a peace agreement is a long term stopage of hostilities, you can’t negoiate for a peace agreement when what you need is a cease fire)
CBSNEWS: Global Protests Condemn Gaza Attacks
MSNBC: Suicides in national parks increased in 2008
MSNBC: Bush advisers: Cheney didn’t pull the strings (ha ha ha)
MSNBC: U.S. manufacturing weakest in 28 years
FOXNEWS: Obama to Meet With Lawmakers, Former Presidents
ABCNEWS: Gaza Conflict’s Shadow ‘Cyberwar’
ADS: Time for the General Assembly to act on state police surveillance of political dissidents
ADS: Weaponization of Space Likely to Advance
ADS: Drive for Bush trial, pardon
ADS: Protest movement is presidential wakeup call for President-elect Obama
MSNBC: Governor may be leaning toward Kennedy
WAPO: Wall Street’s Final ’08 Toll: $6.9 Trillion Wiped Out
BUS-TIMES: Wells’ acquisition of Wachovia completed

Day 206 – 2009-01-01
ADS: Epiphany
CBSNEWS: Obama’s “One President” Gambit (BushBama)
THEHILL: Obama dismisses Bush Pentagon appointees
REUTERS: Gold shines in bleak year for commodities
ADS: Culpability and the Bush Years
RAWSTORY: Israel raids kill Hamas leader, take Gaza death toll past 400
ADS: Cynthia McKinney: Oh What a Day!
ADS: Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets!
RAWSTORY: NY Times: GOP digging a deeper hole for themselves with ‘racebaiting’
OEN: Are Rod Blagojevich’s sixth amendment constitutional rights being violated?
OEN: 2009 is Starting Off with a Shameful and Criminal Bang
COUNTERPUNCH: What to Expect While We’re Expecting
VDARE: Peter Brimelow Interview With Thom Hartmann
CNN: Thousands of stores to disappear in ’09
WAPO: Viacom and Time Warner reach deal to avoid blackout
OCALA: Congress gets a New Year’s raise
WHNT: Lawyer in Alamo case: Bible no defense for abuse (amen)

Day 205 – 2008-12-31
ADS: Resolved: Will Create Peace on Earth
ADS: NEW BOOK DOCUMENTS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S 269 WAR CRIMES
DETROIT: Mich. University Puts Out Banned Words List
OEN: Marijuana Re-Legalization Coming in 1st in 2nd Obama Poll
RAWSTORY: Egypt cancels New Year’s Eve over Gaza ‘massacres
ADS: An Era of Heartless, Revolting Dishonesty
ADS: Mukasey Exposes Congressional Pretense of Giving a Damn
ADS: Iraqi shoe-thrower trial postponed
ADS: CAMP HOPE HOLDS OBAMA TO “CHANGE” PLEDGE
RAWSTORY: Iconic civil rights advocate laid off by Village Voice
RAWSTORY: RNC mulls accusing Bush of ‘socialism’
RAWSTORY: Still jobless torture-justifier Gonzales says he’s ‘casualty’ of the war on terror (fuck him)
REUTERS: More economic pain seen in 2009 (the sun will come out tomorrow)
TPM: Illinois Legislature Won’t Fast-Track Blago Impeachment (0h beautiful, distraction great, may it go on forever)
BATTLE-CREEK: Blagojevich’s pick stirs up Senate
CBSNEWS: Faces From Obama’s Past Reemerge
ABCNEWS: “Colbert,” “SpongeBob” May Go Dark on Time Warner (viacom vs TW)

Day 204 – 2008-12-30
DEMS: Encourage Obama to Appoint a Special Prosecutor for Bush Administration
RAWSTORY: Report: Military may have to quell domestic violence from economic collapse
BLOG: Former CIA Officer Predicts Obama Will Employ Rendition
RAWSTORY: Iraq too dangerous, expensive for TV nets to cover
INDEPENDENT: Now Israel declares ‘war to the bitter end’
RAWSTORY: Israel shuns truce calls on Day Four of Gaza blitz
FOXNEWS: Cynthia McKinney Aboard Boat Headed for Gaza, Intercepted by Israeli Naval Force
RAWSTORY: Kucinich: UN should investigate Israeli Gaza strikes
ABCNEWS: Are Indian Troops Moving Toward Border?
CBSNEWS: Bush Never Recovered From Katrina
ABCNEWS: Foreclosure at the Mall
FOXNEWS: Chrysler Faces Criticism for Full-Page ‘Thank You’ Ads
RAWSTORY: CNN: Did secret US unit execute suspected insurgent in cold blood?
RAWSTORY: Ex-cop debuts first ‘KopBusters’ trailer
AP: Coal Spill may have permanently altered Tenn. community (Clean Coal, ha ha)

Day 203 – 2008-12-29
ABCNEWS: Crackdown in Tibet Continues
RAWSTORY: Israeli UN envoy: ‘Don’t even speak about peace at this moment’
ADS: Emergency action to stop the massacre of Palestinians
ADS: The US Army Document That Proves the US is the World’s Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism
ADS: MoveOn’s shocking retreat from the battlefield
DEMS: Will `Tough Guy’ Dick Cheney Cop Out as Usual and Take a Pardon?
TELEGRAPH: 23 days and counting until George W Bush leaves the White House
RAWSTORY: Rice: ‘This generation’ will ‘soon thank’ Bush (bullshit)
RAWSTORY: Cheney defends Bush administration’s decisions in interview with hometown paper (bullshit)
RAWSTORY: Rove: History will be kind to Bush (bullshit)
CBSNEWS: Worker Safety Regulations Rolled Back As Administration Responded To Industry Pressures

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?

A simple question:  Now that Barack Obama has been swept into office, at the crest of a wave that embodies the rejection of the last eight years of George W. Bush’s maladministration of this country, is there any reason why the first order of business on November 5 should not be impeaching Bush and Cheney for their high crimes against the nation?There are a number of articles floating around today suggesting that Bush will use the last two months of his presidency to do everything in his power to thoroughly trash the place. Which war criminals and torture enablers will receive presidential pardons in their Christmas stockings?  Why should we give Bush the opportunity to insult our country and our intelligence yet again? The levers of power should be seized from these criminals and their hands should be shackled, as soon as practically possible, to keep them from doing any more damage.January 21st is not soon enough. Democrats should do what their constituents elected them to do two years ago, and take the keys away from both of the drunk drivers in the Executive Branch.

As I see it now, we have but two options. The first and frankly most preferable option is for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings.  The other option, is a total revolution. 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.

Here’s how the propaganda model works: 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.

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 VideoH.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 5H.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 Videovideos 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

How to Help
Use FaxZero to fax the Articles of Impeachment your Congressman.
– 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

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.

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

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