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George W. Bush's Lies and Crimes


The People's Response.

The 35 Articles of Impeachment with video, commentary and blog links, and documentation.

Video of Congressman Dennis Kucinich reading all 35 articles.

Statements in Support.

The 35 Articles of Impeachment and the Case for Prosecuting George W. Bush

The 269 War Crimes

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Good enough time as any to remind old and new here my belief that the words conspiracy and theory need to be separated always and forever. Framers of real conspiracies coined the term to deride those who were on to something.

My computer has been rough all day. When it goes down I pay more attn to CSpan, where Reid recently suspended business in the senate in order to resume torture/FBI hearing that repubs have been trying to interrupt with other votes on floor.

I was clicking Wexler's Co-Sponsor article downthread and all my open ff browsers froze, the message in the lower corner was, "waiting for widget...", then my computer froze and I went to emergency shutdown. Restarting led to "cannot find operating system". Restarted again after power and cat5 removal for 10 minutes and f1 boot sequence info to find only one drive listed, followed instructions provided by xp pro to inspect computer for new hardware and software including viruses and restart came through. Checked system drives, one simply missing, and went to system restore where I received the message that the second drive could not be restored. Instead, I reconnected without the second drive and all is well again... only thing is that the drive that quit was only 8 months old set up as a "mirror" while the original is 9 years and at 96% full... I believe this was a simple premature crash of that drive, but I'm throwing it out in case this becomes a pattern.

kucinich.us is listed "Open DNS"

Again, maybe just extraordinary traffic?

With black-budgets in the 10's of billions and hundreds of malicious fascist groups out there running cyberwarfare operations we all should be on the lookout...

ixoxi


DO THIS NOW!!! Help Build the Yes Vote....

Vote in the AOL.com Impeach Bush Poll today, Do it Right NOW!

AOL Polls on Impeachment -- alternate link

RESULTS SO FAR Today:

In answer to the question: What do you think of Rep. Kucinich's bid to impeach President Bush?

57% answered "Thumbs Up" (Favor Impeachment)

In answer to the question: Do you believe President Bush deliberately misled the nation into going to war against Iraq?

61% said "YES" ( Bush lied about WMD)

John H Kennedy, 43 yr Democratic voter, Obama delegate, & organizer of Impeach Colorado Coalition

..

Our representative here in the third district, Oregon, refuses to call for impeachment of the war criminals in the White House. He mocks Dennis Kucinich whenever he can. Blumenauer, during an interview for the Willamette Weekly with John Sweeney and myself, said that Kucinich only got about 2% of the vote for President and based on that, said impeachment was not an issue. This is our representative in the most progressive district in the state, if not the country. He got over 85% of the vote in the primary on May 20th of this year. This was one of the reasons I finally left the democratic party and became an independent. I cannot stand the cocktail democrats who call themselves progressives and their constituents buy into it----it boggles the mind!

We, Individuals for Justice, have been protesting outside of Blumenauer’s office for almost a year now, holding him accountable for his actions. We have been arrested, threatened, ignored and frozen during the cold months but we will remain until bush and his dick are out of office or Blumenauer calls for impeachment.

Blumenauer is an opportunist and people in his district are being fooled by his statements on how hard he is trying to stop this war in Iraq. He is a liar, there is no war in Iraq, only occupation and genocide of the people of this destroyed nation. He must be replaced by a peacemaker.

Bottom line---Blumenauer, Pelosi, Reid are punks, Kucinich is a hero!

Joe Walsh-lone vet

Hero?

How about just upholding his oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies foreigh and domestic.

On this I give Kucinich all the credit he deserves which is magnanamous, but to say he is hero he is not; not for performing his sworn duty I won't say that. His, Wexler, Conyers, and all the rest, jobs are to right wrongs when they discover them NO MATTER WHO THE WRONG DOER(S) IS/ARE.

We the tax payers, pay these people in our congress hansomly
to work for us all diligently which in main they have not been doing for the last 13 years, and specifically the democrats have not been doing last 18 months. And whether or not you liberal types like it or even believe it, bush AND cheney should have been impeached AND put on trial by June LAST year and we would already be rid of the sonsofbitches!!

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

In the current, bought-and-paid-for political climate he IS a hero! Why? Because he IS doing his job where most elected, deep-pockets aren't. Semantics, Buckaroo. Semantics!

In this climate where our entire mainstream media is afraid to call a spade a spade, Kucinich is standing up and doing it. NO ONE else is. Who else is trying their best to defend the Constitution?

Now is the Time... June 10, 2008
If you owned a rental house and found out that it was being completely trashed
and stripped down and used for all sorts of illegal activities, including secret imprisonment and torture, but there were 7 months left on the rental lease....

Would you allow the perpetrators to proceed with total impunity, allowing the
lease to run out, then just meekly clean up the horrors left behind and try to rebuild your rental house?!
OR
Would you exercise your legal rights and responsibilities, by filing for eviction
and criminal charges, to ensure that these illegal activities stopped and the criminals were brought to justice ?

Congress as a whole, including the Democratic Congressional Representatives, have allowed the Bush Administration to trash our House of Government (with lies, deceptions and secrecy that launched an illegal war and illegal government acts, such as secret “renditions”, secret prisons, torture, indefinite detentions, etc.), strip our government of meaningful Constitutional checks and balances, the Bill of Rights, government responsibilities and accountability, and strip our federal budget and economy
(by allowing private interests to pillage our taxpayer dollars, public assets, and our economy at will, with no responsible oversight).

Congress has made no effective attempt to correct George W. Bush's arrogant assertion of unlimited Executive power and his characterization of the U.S. Constitution as “just a goddamned piece of paper”. Congress has tolerated unprecedented numbers of serious violations of our Constitution and of federal statutes and has failed to apply the Constitutional prescription for gross abuse of power, namely Articles of Impeachment. Congress has allowed the Bush Administration to violate federal statutes, treaties, and our Constitution with total impunity.

A core assumption of our beloved U.S. Constitution is that no man is above the law. In fact, impunity is odious not only to our Constitution or to democratic principles in general, but to ANY semblance of civilized governance. When, in the context of so many unprecedented violations of law and the Constitution, impeachment continues to be “off the table”, civilized governance has been removed from the menu.

Impunity is not a sustainable social value. Therefore, to re-assert the basic premise that no man
is above the law, to restore our Constitution and legitimate and responsible governance, to restore rule of law and our American values, to restore our reputation in the world and our own faith in our country and in Congress, the US House of Representatives must act today to accept Kucinich's ( June 9th 2008) Articles of Impeachment !

NOW IS THE TIME for all good citizens to call their Representative in Congress and demand impeachment and the restoration of responsible governance. NOW IS THE TIME for our elected Representatives to exercise their Congressional Oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution...

forchrissakes.

Posting here is a fool's errand and pretty much a total waste unless you have really important info, soooo I say

Start dialing for democracy now! Tomorrow may be too late.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/media

This man needs his office occupied. But passing on that a friendly call to his suffering staff wouldn't hurt. Watch Olbermann tonight. Wexler's on. Let's pump those ratings sky high!

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/politics/blog/2008/06/bush_impeachm...
Posted June 10, 2008 2:28 PM
The Swamp

by Matthew Hay Brown

The Democratic House leadership is preparing to stick the articles of impeachment raised by Rep. Dennis Kucinich Monday night against President Bush on the same shelf that they stuck a similar effort the Ohio Democrat filed last year against Vice President Dick Cheney.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters today that the 35-count indictment of Bush, which took Kucinich more than four hours to read on the House floor, would be forwarded to the House Judiciary Committee. The Democratic leadership has opposed impeachment as an unhelpful distraction; the Judiciary Committee is unlikely to pursue further action.

Kucinich, using arguments similar to those he employed last year against Cheney, says Bush misled Congress and the American people into war with tales of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

House leaders were caught off-guard last year when Republicans voted to take up the Cheney impeachment in order to force a debate that could have proved awkward for Democrats. They avoided that debate by sending it to the Judiciary Committee.

Hoyer said today that Kucinich had "an absolute right" to raise the issue. But he questioned whether it made sense to spend time on it during what he called "the waning months" of the Bush administration.

Hoyer said the administration has one of the worst records of any administration in his lifetime, or maybe ever. He said Congress has conducted wide-ranging oversight since Democrats took over last year.

He's getting LOTS of calls.

Have you called yet?

1-877-331-1223.

Tom DeLay has nothing on Steny "The Hammer" Hoyer.

Have a *free and open* discussion on the Resolution's MERITS, what could hurt?

What is this Democratic House leadership so AFRAID of?

Ignore Impeachment and Face Bush/Israel bombs in Iran. The whole world is watching us!

Hoyer, delayedbrain, bush, cheney AKK COWARD THAT NEVER SERVED THIS NATION BEYOND DABBLING IN THE TANG,....well just include that whole damned bunch, should be required to wear their Swastika's on the outside of their lapels....and I mean that sa serious as a heart attack...ESPECIALLY ABOUT bUSH AND HIS NAZI SYMPATHIZER gRAMPAW, pRESCOTT bUSH!

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

My message to Congress........You aught to be ashamed of yourselves. I am just one 30 year old, father of two. I am just simply one nobody from what seems to be the middle of no where. Just a nobody ........... But so are you Stephanie. You are simply one person. A regular person with a family, your own thoughts, and your own feelings. But whatever your personal feelings about impeaching Bush and his administration might be, whether it be something like "We don't have enough time." (which is simply untrue........... Terri Shiavo taught us that!), or "It will hurt us in the election." (This one is absolutely absurd! Any election following the impeachment Of Bush and his supporters would fall in favor of those who supported said impeachment in what could only be described as a landslide.......... I guarantee it!), or another excuse that I've heard "The votes just aren't there." (If this one is true than you are waisting your time there Stephanie........ the votes are there and here's why.......... those in Congress who are against impeachment right now are political sheep. They will vote to impeach as soon as it suits them, which will be right after it is seriously looked at publicly ...........and then it will suddenly be their idea). Or pick any one of the many other talking points Congress might have against impeachment right now that, quite honestly I (A nobody from nowhere)could debate circles around all day long........ I don't care which one it is. The fact is Miss Herseth you are just one regular person to, just like me. Also from the middle of no where. Except unlike me you are one person with a very important job to do and you are not doing that job quite frankly. Because if you don't realize that the vast majority of your constituents want, no strike that, need impeachment than you haven't been talking to the common man, or hardworking families, or your children who will be forced to do the job you in congress have not had the courage to do thus far for which you took an oath. Well congress.....I HAVE talked to them..............to the point of being redundant, so I don't care about your talking points that say the support just isn't there. I HAVE talked to these people congresswoman Herseth.......... and they want impeachment........... period! I HAVE done the research. And the grounds for impeachment have been there, in plain sight, and in most cases arrogantly on video tape. So if you can't see that your job has practically already been done for you than with all do respect to you Stephanie and to Congress, YOU ARE NOT DOING YOUR JOB! George Bush and his policies, or lack of them, are an obstruction. They are an obstruction to the daily lives of all your constituents and until you remove that obstruction, there will be no justice......... there will be no progress.........and there will be no opportunities............. there will only be recession ............ there will only be oppression........... there will only be darkness. For me........... for my family............ and for your family congresswoman Herseth.
There will be no justice for you.

John J. Coghlan

It was a joy to read Congressman Dennis Kucinich 35 Articles of Impeachment, and the wonderful opinions of so many intelligent people. The problem is that the only place that people can read this, is on After Downing Street, and a few other Liberal Web Sights.

When news of the articles of impeachment first broke last night, I went to my Yahoo news page, NOTHING. I do not have cable, so I turned on broadcast television, NOTHING. Later I went to my Google news page. They had a small story which said that Dennis Kucinich introduced 35 articles of impeachment, more or less as a token gesture, and it was not going to get anywhere. That was it! This morning I anticipated that it would be a front page story. To my dismay, the front page story was, about how warm the weather was in the North East.

We do not have a free press in this country any more. The powers that be, have taken them over. If we do not have a free exchange of ideas through Television, and the traditional press, Democracy is dead. Thomas Jefferson said, "Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government." As it stands today, most people in the world, know more about what is going on in this country than we do.

The most important things are the impeachment of Bush and Cheney, and the ending their illegal, and immoral War. The second most important thing is to take back our media. We must change the laws that allow media monopoly, and pass laws that will insure that the peoples interests are served. We have lost all of television, and most of our newspapers, and magazines to special corporate interests. We still have the Internet, and our word of mouth. They are trying to take over the Internet. Don't let it happen.

Read as much as you can, pass the word, organize, protest, vote for progressive candidates, holler, and shout. We have a greater powers than the people who would like to control us. We out number them a million to one. If we want to, we can hold them to account. We can investigate, impeach, indite, and than lock the bastards up. If politicians stand in our way we can move them aside. Nancy Pelosi should have been pushed out of the way, as soon as she declared that impeachment was off the table. Voters have to tell politicians that we are in charge. Tel them if you can not serve We The People, We The People will find someone to replace them. We are the boss. Do as we say, or come next election, your fired. We Should be in charge and, we should take charge of our representatives in Congress, and insist that they support Congressman Dennis Kucinich 35 Articles of Impeachment. We don't have to kiss their ass, or say pretty please, we need to tell them to go to work, or punch their card and go home.

CQPolitics.com is reporting that the GOP and Dem leadership is going to force a full re-reading of the articles of impeachment for the purpose of "wasting time" and stalling progress.

In an effort to highlight the time they say Democrats are wasting, House Republicans will make the clerk read every word of Dennis J. Kucinich ’s resolution seeking to impeach President Bush.

But not until the very end of the day.

To make matters worse the are going to use procedural technicalities:

Then, at the end of the day, the Ohio Democrat will call up his articles of impeachment and Democrats will refrain from making a routine request to waive the reading of the document.

Rep. Wexler announced today that he has signed on as a co-sponsor. Between Rep. Wexler and the 26 co-sponsors of H.Res. 333, why is Rep. Kucinich unable to find enough support to force this resolution forward in a productive and compelling way.

Do the pleas of the citizens of this country for change mean nothing to these people. Are they so warped by the beltway that we cannot leverage them in any way? I am months, nay, years and years and years beyond angry.

"Do the pleas of the citizens of this country for change mean nothing to these people. Are they so warped by the beltway that we cannot leverage them in any way? I am months, nay, years and years and years beyond angry." I concur, Anon. (by the way, which Anon are you? We have so many joining in these days. Where have you been all these years?)

And when I vote Third Party and then are asked by others "why would I do such a thing" do I have permission to punch them in the face?

Is this a "violent" post?

Dennis Kucinich is going to win. We're going to see Impeachment happen.... and VERY SOON!! There will be dancing in the streets.
Alert the Media! Tell all your friends, family, and start planning the Victory Party! Serve Impeachment Cobbler, ha ha! It's Peach Season! Not just a fruit to inspire thoughts of young pretty women in tank tops, peaches are a great source of Vitamin C.... as in, I "C" a world full of peace.
I choose optimism. Optimism is, like, so HOT, already!

nancy pelosi ended this before it began, i called my my rep for montana and it is over..

nancy fixed it..

Trust me. This will grab their attention like NOTHING else. They've heard all the threats and every obscenity in the book. Everybody enjoys pleasure. Nobody likes being screamed at. Despite all appearances, Congresspeople ARE human. Or, at least, breathing and possessing a pulse. Whoever has the guts to find me funny, obviously is NOT in a cranky mood. Ha, ha!

I dare anybody to go watch http://www.c-span.com and click the audio-video link. There's your proof. And then there's that wonderful new invention, the TELEVISION! (My gosh, Ma!)

The HuffingtonPost "Daily Brief" email published at 11 am today, the day after the evening during which U.S. Representative Kucinich presented 35 Articles of Impeachment against President Bush on the floor of the House, didn't include a single reference to that historic event.

I replied - it was rejected.

I have deleted my bookmark for HuffingtonPost and won't be getting their email again.

It's just another democrat operative outfit that couldn't care less about accountability for the crimes of Bushco, or truly restoring the integrity of our Constitution and system of government.

Their only goal is to help their anointed one seize the same fraudulent powers crafted by the handlers of the current Pretender-in-Chief. I'm sure Arianna is regularly salivating at the prospect of getting her share of the credit for helping to install the next one.

UNFILTERED VIDEO COMMENTARY.

DEMAND IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS NOW:
johnconyersjr@gmail.com / john.conyers@mail.house.gov
Conyers phone: 202-225-5126 / Conyers fax: 202-225-0072

u know california can impeach her
there are laws for it.

Less than two minutes after Kucinich's impeachment articles was finished being read, starting at 7:30 PM CDST and ending just about midnight here in Texas, C-SPAN had a Cleveland Plain Dealer news reporter in their Washington bureau on the phone who calmly announced that the bigwigs in the democratic party and in congress "are UNHAPPY with Kucinich," saying "bush will be gone in a few months anyway," "impeachment proceedings now would look vindictive," "impeachment proceedings might mess up the November election."

John I know you're not a liberal democrat weenie so this next is for those who are...."you stupid liberal democrat weenies need to fire, recall, ride em out tarred and feathered on a rail if necessary and get new people in congress because the people you have now are traitors to liberals, democrats, and this nation in general."

There was no quorum present but Kucinich's resolutions were actually VOTED DOWN soundly by the congressional members that WERE present...so the vote on Ku's impeachment articles are "supposed" to happen sometime today. My bet is that all 35 articles are referred to and get buried "AGAIN"

So with this said, I'll keep on going with my "countdown to impeachment club or ha ha not today" right up to January 20, 2009 and wave bye bye to bush and cheney, having no other choice, like the rest of the sheep...because the democrat bigwigs at the top of the party and in congress and apparently their sheep herds obviously prefer to let bush, cheney, et al ux, end their terms in triumph and walk away scot free rather than getting any dirt on their hands. Freakin' traitors and cowards! The whole bunch. Give the nation away to illegal aliens and let bush and cheney walk away in triumphant freedom; even too gutless to use the "R" word in the same sentence with oil companies and oil speculators...what else can they be called but traitorous cowards.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

http://speaker.house.gov/contact/comment_email

Nancy - By not pursuing impeachment hearings against George W. Bush you are a complicit enabler of this illegal regime, and you are a disgrace to the American people and the Constitution of the United States. Honor your Oath to the Constitution!

Language and framing are critical in any arguement. Pelosi, et al., have from the beginning referred to Impeachment as if it's a choice, based on political calculus. It is not. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of Congress to impeach if crimes have been committed. For better or worse, it is their responsibility.

Why did the assholes in San Francisco vote for Nancy the whore in the primary? Are they saving themselves for Cindy? What the hell is wrong with the people in this country?

I read that so poor sucker was CONSPIRING to steal welfare money. OMG!!! How could that be? What about the conspiracy to destroy another country? WTF!!!
4Peace

More than a few things of the past 13 years and especially these past two years have left me a bit awed 4peace.

A president that obviously hates the citizenry he supposedly represents...he's going to veto the unemployment benefits extension again even though its being submitted as a single indepentent bill. Both a congress and president that let corporations trample on the people that must, because they have no other choices, but to buy their products. I could add more but we all know what they are without my bringing them up again.

But as to the unanswered why...the entire spectrum, economic, trade, job losses, price gouging, all of it...being thrown at us constantly, has muddied the waters so much who could even venture to "guess" why much less actually know why.

The only thing I can say for absolutely sure is that my guns are oiled and ammo is at the ready.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

Who's more Libertarian, Bob Barr, or Dennis Kucinich?

It's a no-brainer:

"Barr Exposes Himself Again"

http://www.smallgov.org/?p=456

---The Bikemessenger

Since Pelosi takes her orders from a Zionist foreign government she cannot legally represent the Constitution. Her occupancy in our government is illegitimate.

We Want Bush Impeached, We Support the Kucinich Resolution. See the video and pass it on
Please help get the word out by spreading this video around which promotes in its video description the links to the petition and this blog entry. Make more people aware of the Kucinich Resolution.

Review the evidence:

LINK

http://www.opednews.com/articles/
Veterans-For-Peace-to-sit--by-Kathlyn-Stone-080610-4.html

Is this happening?

Can we all go to Washington and do this?

About a million of us?

Don't let Conyers file the Articles in a drawer!

Have we all called Nadler yet? 1-877-331-1223

Have we called Kucinich's office yet?

F--- THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER!

Why would you say, in fact how could you say: "F--- THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER" when everyone has heard the same words that reporter reported are excuses that came straight out of those democratic party and congressional leaders mouths.

I know Conyers, Howard Dean, and Pelosi have used those phrases as excuses NOT to impeach at least a dozen times in the freakin mainstream media TV and newspapwer news. The New York Times has printed those excuses to not impeach more than a few times.

The capacity for liberals to make themselves blind, deaf, and dumb enough to make excuses and justifications for their screwed up liberal party's and congressional members is almost beyond comprehension and I'm going to laugh my butt off when bush and cheney walk away with their ill gotten fortunes and shoot you liberals the middle finger of reality because all but a small group of your precious congressional democrats didn't have the guts to even try to vote for impeachment; put it in committee where it will be buried by Conyers once again, and today's vote is going to prove it.

You guys aren't even really liberals....you guys are P T Banum's and every other richman's dream people..."born every minute....!!SUCKERS!!"

Call Nader. Call the cops for all that matter and see where it get you people....N O W H E R E.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the town's only daily worth spit, has been on a jihad every since Kucinich got elected Mayor. It's proud of its stand against a progressive. (Don't get caught mixing liberals like Pelosi and progressives like Kucinich.)

I'm a libertarian progressive. I stand with Kucinich. I don't like newspapers that waterboard with ink.

I've voted for Prez since 1964 and have never voted for a winner - never even close. Sounds like I'm pretty independent, doesn't it?

As to your moniker, you come across as not being independent but a rather unhinged cynic. Not sure what you find satisfying at this website, really.

Your opinionated negativism about my "moniker," probably an feeble attempt to anger me, doesn't mean squat. Much more interesting is your saying you're a Libertarian progressive.

Every Libertarian I've ever met, including my best friend of 40 years, is about a half step from being total right wing. In fact all a Libertarian is, is a renegade republican that can't cut it in the right wing.

And since you claim to have been voting since 1964 and per your own words: "I've voted for Prez since 1964 and have never voted for a winner - never even close" at least self insinuates you don't know split beans from coffee about politics and perhaps you are the one needing to be given advice on how to vote instead of negatively criticizing others.

Unlike republicans, democrats, "and other political party HACKS" I don't try to fool myself with false senses of hope that congressman X is actually going to do the job the take sworn oath to do and get paid for.

I salute Kucinich, and nothing more, for doing his job and adhering to his sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution and this nation from all enemies foreign and domestic. Because I expect no less from ANY of our elected officials, whether its an official I voted for or not nor does it matter which one of the fifty United States he/she represents in our congress; congress being the case in this one instance. These elected officials, all of them are our employees, not heroes to be worshiped because they finally get around to doing what the citizenry pays them to do. In actuality impeachment proceedings should have started in the congress within six months in 2004 after the onset of war in Iraq began when bush's and cheney's lies and manipulations were first discovered...not some four years later when it is all but too late to get rid of them.

Have you Dik, or anyone else even asked yourselves "why Conyers, because of his "several failures" to take actions on valid charges and issues, failing to uphold his sworn oath, hasn't been unseated as Chairman of the Judicial Committee and someone like Kucinich or Wexler willing to perform replacing him? The power "to unseat" a congressional member that sits as a committee chairman exists as surely as the power exists "to put" a congressman in the position as a committee chairman.

Surely a condescending Libertarian smartguy like you has an answer to "THAT" question.

Instead of going along with the program status quo business as usual, that same question may also be applied and asked as to why the democrats in congress who chose their speaker, won't now unseat asskissing bushite Pelosi as Speaker of the House for all her failures to comply with and uphold our constitution and law, and the wishes and demands of tens upon tens of millions of our citizens to go forward with impeachment.

By the way, what I find or don't find satisfying about this blog is none of your damned business.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

For those interested the original speech is available at:

http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congress/?q=node/77531&id=8583196

Impeachment on CSPAN _NOW_

251 votes including 24 republican votes are sending Kucinich's impeachment articles to the UGH judicial committee.

Shall we all go get our shovels to help Conyers bury it now...or wait five minutes..........

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

Look on the bright side. It was not voted down! The ball is going into Conyers court. We all know who to beat on! This guy knows what should be done but will only do it if he thinks he will be boiled in oil if he doesn't! Inundate him with faxes, phone calls and E-mails!

AL K.

ART PAINTING becomes a REAL LIFE HAPPENING

and IT'S ABOUT TIME, OK 2 COPY & PASS IT ON

" TREASON " the Impeach & Jail bush cheney Painting - 2001 - 36 X 70 in.

direct link... scroll down a bit... at...

http://www.RogerART.com

Peace, Love & Later, Roger@RogerART.com

RogerART.com & -
EarthBall.org & -
OneGlobalCommunity.com & - EarthCitizenNEWS.com & - pResidentOfPlanetEarth.com -

soon, ( Step Ahead U )( GLOBAL ) University - " Where All Earth Citizens R Teachers and Students" )

Here's my failed attempt to get Mark Udall (Hypocrat-CO) to weigh in on the matter. It's interesting to see his "elect me" ads strategically intermingled with impeachment articles.

http://tomsongs.com/tomsongshome/markudall.html

No need for threats of any kind. God, the Angels, and the Forces of Love in this Universe will move John Conyers, and all other parties involved, who have the power to first Impeach, then actually Convict and Bring to Justice, Bush & Dick and all the other evildoers. Unless they prefer that Benji, the Wonder Dog and Canine Savior of the Universe, just "lifts his leg on the evildoers" as a form of justice. (My Dad's joke, by the way!)
Mother Earth stand behind this one. Anybody else feel a BIG shift in world energy this last Monday at 1:30pm Pacific Daylight Time, or thereabouts? Come on, I can't be the only Lightworker on board here.
DENNIS AND WORLD PEACE AND THE ANGELS WILL WIN! I call upon all the love, compassion, and divinity inherent in John Conyers to help impeach Bush already. (what a great prayer..... if you want to be heard and respected by Congress, stand out from those people foolish enough to say negative stuff and call upon their Christ Mind within, or whatever deity works best for you....)

In addition to the AOL poll, there is now a MSNBC poll on Bush's impeachment as well. Currently there are 89% pro-impeachment votes.

1) A new set of monumental criminals are ready and waiting in the wings.

2) Who will re-instate the devastated tabula rasa of innocent nations? Who will bring sanity back to the lives of the barely living who have seen DU and Daisy Cutters rained down upon their loved ones? Who will pay them fair and just compensation for their cataclysmic loss, pain and suffering?

And those today waiting in the wings have each indicated their desire to nuclear decimate Iran. Pakistan can't be too far behind judging from the continuous mantras of "loose nukes" and "terrorists" emanating at an accelerated pace from its mightiest think-tanks.

3) Therefore, unless you kill the DNA, this round of 'Roundup' is only going to temporarily do away with this crop of deadly blood-sucking weeds!

4) And while for the Americans, it has taken some 4000 to 10000 dead, some say considerably more if the paid mercenaries of the private armies are counted, plus the 3000 innocent who died on 911, the innocent dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the poisoning of their habitat and their DNA with DU for all future time has taken at least three to four order of magnitude greater toll.

As part of atonement that barely even reaches the level of sincerity that a victim can even begin to accept, first in principle, and then in execution, full restitution and compensation for all this pain and suffering must equally be on the table!

Otherwise, perhaps this impeachment exercise may fool the American public about the famed American democracy in action – it fools no one else!

Least of all the victims - from Cambodia to Iraq, and heavens forbid, now Iran and Pakistan. The impeachment of Nixon did as much for Laos and Vietnam, as impeachment of Bush for Iraq and Afghanistan.

5) A bunch of Zionofascist criminals can so easily hijack a superpower nation with a 'legal' coup d'etat that isn't even recognized as such – something more than just impeachment is necessary!

The system is not only broken, it was crippled at birth – for it is so easily hijackable - from Wounded Knee to Iran, with new "Pearl Harbors" cleverly used for "imperial mobilization" from the USS Maine to 911 to the new nookular '911' that Bush keeps warning the Americans and the world about!

Unless recognition of all of these afore-stated points is driven home as part of this 'spraying of Roundup' on this crop of criminals, new set of killer-weeds lie just beneath the surface.

Unless the media, the think-tankers, the oped-writers, the NYT to WP editorial chain, the ABC to FOX news chain, and the William Kristol to all the PNAC authors to Donald Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney to Zbigniew Brzezinski to Henry Kissinger to Paul Wolfowitz et. al., are equally consigned to Guantanamo Bay, all of their considerable wealth and fortunes confiscated, and the monumental criminals of humanity among them – as determined in trials similar to the one accorded to Eichmann in Jerusalem by his surviving victims and their families – are given full 'enemy combatant' protocol, America's democracy is only the Godfather's democracy! The 'sons' quietly takes over from the forcibly retired father, but with the full team intact, with all the financiers, power-brokers and puppetmasters still closely holding the strings, and all are ready to go back into the global business of “full spectrum dominance” and the “new world order” of “one world government” after re-constituting their family!

However, please mark these humble words: before this Administration is ever impeached, the reality which has been so systematically and painstakingly put in place over the past seven years, will surely see the COG machinery running this country. Before anyone can become a real threat to this status quo, and if the threat cannot be deflected someway, and no sacrificial lamb can be put up to soothe the anger of the plebeians seeking blood, the key harbingers of such a threat will be made to "sleep with the fishes"! All it takes is making one example – and the matters will end up right back on the treadmill!

Having said all that – which of course ought not come as a surprise to anyone except the most Polyanish – kudos to the immensely courageous David Swanson and the untiring persistent efforts of all those who are still endeavoring to 'spray this crop of weeds'! Especial kudos to the conscionable Congressman who is still able to muster the Chutzpah to attempt impeachment – knowing fully well that it will go absolutely nowhere! But at least it gets documented in the official paperwork of the Congress – for whatever that's really worth. A respite, however brief, is still better than none!

Thank you.

Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst
http://humanbeingsfirst.org
email: humanbeingsfirst@gmail.com

What the heck is going on in the minds of our so-called leaders in the House?

We all know there is no legitimate reason for the House Judiciary Committee to not immediately act on the Impeachment Articles brought to the House floor by Dennis Kucinich.

We all know that a majority of the American people are demanding that Impeachment hearings move forward.

Yet these elected representatives of the People's Will continue to stonewall the American People.

These elected representatives of the People's Will continue to thumb their noses at their Sworn Oaths of Office.

These elected representatives of the People's Will continue to flip the bird at the millions of Americans who throughout our history, have fought and died for the Constitution they now threaten to destroy.

By the simple act of deliberate inaction on the most pressing matter of our time, namely the destruction of our Constitutional Republic by the Bush Administration as well as our current slide towards neo-conservative fascism, our elected representatives of the People's Will have fanned the flames on the political wildfire that now threatens to consume our Constitution and our futures.

You are absolutely right Zahir, in your assessment of our need to think far beyond Impeachment. And to do this effectively, We the People must wake up to our own history. We must realize that we need to step back, take a breath, and take complete stock of what our collective options are. We have more options than most people realize, options that do not involve violence or violent revolution, because options involving the use of violence must go the way of the dinosaur.

Here are a few facts to consider during this period of reflection.

We the people are not governed by the Constitution. We the people created the Constitution in order to frame and control our people's government from becoming tyrannical.

The people's authority to frame and control government is derived from this country's founding document, the Declaration of Independence. This document is very clear on it's terms of use.

"that to secure these rights, 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 abolish it, & to institute new government, laying it's foundation on such principles, & organizing it's powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety & happiness...when a long train of abuses & usurpations pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government, & to provide new guards for their future security."

Another fact is that numerous key figures in the House have sufficient cause to be arrested for felony obstruction of justice. These same obstructing Congresspeople, by their actions, may even be guilty of treason. Article I section 6 of the American Constitution provides the authority for any sheriff, who is the highest law enforcement official in any county in this country, to legally arrest members of Congress. It reads the following.

"Sect. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place."

The peoples right to act as law enforcement is protected in the Constitution of this country, as well as in the constitutions of most of the states. The peoples right to effect a citizens arrest, or otherwise resist or defend themselves against unlawful behavior regardless of any official status of the perpetrator, is absolute whenever there is no other law enforcement either willing or able to effect arrest, or when the officer(s) themselves are acting in a manner that is unlawful and counter to the unalienable rights of the people.

Research for yourself:
Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306,
Housh v. People, 75 111. 491,
State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452,
State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245,
Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349,
State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447,
State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621,
Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80,
Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1,
Jones v. State, 26 Tex. App. I,
Beaverts v. State, 4 Tex. App. 1 75,
Skidmore v. State, 43 Tex. 93, 903,
State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100,
Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910,

The principle underlying these cases is that of the sovereignty of the American people over their government. This is reaffirmed in the American Constitution in the Preamble and Article I section 1.

"WE, the PEOPLE of the UNITED
STATES, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

ARTICLE I.
Sect. 1. ALL legislative powers, herein granted, shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."

The important word there is "granted", and that it is the people that are doing the granting. In legal constructs, privileges are granted and based on authority delegated to it by a higher power, whereas rights are inherent and unalienable. The government does not have rights, they exist only on privileges and the authority that we choose to delegate to them in order to act on our behalf. This is further reaffirmed in my state Constitution which states the following.

"Article II, Section 1:
All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it, when the public good may require."

California goes further in their Constitution with Article I Section 7b which states the following.

"A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens."

The status quo will try to tell you that this was "original authority" being exercised and that we the people gave that authority up to the congress upon ratification of the new Constitution. I say to reread the Declaration of Independence, and while you're at it, read the last four pages of the following Supreme Court decision of Marbury v. Madison (1803).

"The question, whether an act, repugnant to the constitution, can become the law of the land, is a question deeply interesting to the United States; but, happily, not of an intricacy proportioned to its interest. It seems only necessary to recognise certain principles, supposed to have been long and well established, to decide it.

That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as, in their opinion, shall most conduce to their own happiness, is the basis on which the whole American fabric has been erected. The exercise of this original right is a very great exertion; nor can it nor ought it to be frequently repeated. The principles, therefore, so established are deemed fundamental. And as the authority, from which they proceed, is supreme, and can seldom act, they are designed to be permanent.

This original and supreme will organizes the government, and assigns to different departments their respective powers. It may either stop here; or establish certain limits not to be transcended by those departments.

The government of the United States is of the latter description. The powers of the legislature are defined and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken or forgotten, the constitution is written. To what purpose are powers limited, and to what purpose is that limitation committed to writing; if these limits may, at any time, be passed by those intended to be restrained? The distinction between a government with limited and unlimited powers is abolished, if those limits do not confine the persons on whom they are imposed, and if acts pro- [5 U.S. 137, 177] hibited and acts allowed are of equal obligation. It is a proposition too plain to be contested, that the constitution controls any legislative act repugnant to it; or, that the legislature may alter the constitution by an ordinary act.

Between these alternatives there is no middle ground. The constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it.

If the former part of the alternative be true, then a legislative act contrary to the constitution is not law: if the latter part be true, then written constitutions are absurd attempts, on the part of the people, to limit a power in its own nature illimitable.

Certainly all those who have framed written constitutions contemplate them as forming the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and consequently the theory of every such government must be, that an act of the legislature repugnant to the constitution is void.

This theory is essentially attached to a written constitution, and is consequently to be considered by this court as one of the fundamental principles of our society. It is not therefore to be lost sight of in the further consideration of this subject.

If an act of the legislature, repugnant to the constitution, is void, does it, notwithstanding its invalidity, bind the courts and oblige them to give it effect? Or, in other words, though it be not law, does it constitute a rule as operative as if it was a law? This would be to overthrow in fact what was established in theory; and would seem, at first view, an absurdity too gross to be insisted on. It shall, however, receive a more attentive consideration.

It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Those who apply the rule to particular cases, must of necessity expound and interpret that rule. If two laws conflict with each other, the courts must decide on the operation of each. [5 U.S. 137, 178] So if a law be in opposition to the constitution: if both the law and the constitution apply to a particular case, so that the court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding the constitution; or conformably to the constitution, disregarding the law: the court must determine which of these conflicting rules governs the case. This is of the very essence of judicial duty.

If then the courts are to regard the constitution; and he constitution is superior to any ordinary act of the legislature; the constitution, and not such ordinary act, must govern the case to which they both apply.

Those then who controvert the principle that the constitution is to be considered, in court, as a paramount law, are reduced to the necessity of maintaining that courts must close their eyes on the constitution, and see only the law.

This doctrine would subvert the very foundation of all written constitutions. It would declare that an act, which, according to the principles and theory of our government, is entirely void, is yet, in practice, completely obligatory. It would declare, that if the legislature shall do what is expressly forbidden, such act, notwithstanding the express prohibition, is in reality effectual. It would be giving to the legislature a practical and real omnipotence with the same breath which professes to restrict their powers within narrow limits. It is prescribing limits, and declaring that those limits may be passed at pleasure.

That it thus reduces to nothing what we have deemed the greatest improvement on political institutions-a written constitution, would of itself be sufficient, in America where written constitutions have been viewed with so much reverence, for rejecting the construction. But the peculiar expressions of the constitution of the United States furnish additional arguments in favour of its rejection.

The judicial power of the United States is extended to all cases arising under the constitution. [5 U.S. 137, 179] Could it be the intention of those who gave this power, to say that, in using it, the constitution should not be looked into? That a case arising under the constitution should be decided without examining the instrument under which it arises?

This is too extravagant to be maintained.

In some cases then, the constitution must be looked into by the judges. And if they can open it at all, what part of it are they forbidden to read, or to obey?

There are many other parts of the constitution which serve to illustrate this subject.

It is declared that 'no tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.' Suppose a duty on the export of cotton, of tobacco, or of flour; and a suit instituted to recover it. Ought judgment to be rendered in such a case? ought the judges to close their eyes on the constitution, and only see the law.

The constitution declares that 'no bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed.'

If, however, such a bill should be passed and a person should be prosecuted under it, must the court condemn to death those victims whom the constitution endeavours to preserve?

'No person,' says the constitution, 'shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.'

Here the language of the constitution is addressed especially to the courts. It prescribes, directly for them, a rule of evidence not to be departed from. If the legislature should change that rule, and declare one witness, or a confession out of court, sufficient for conviction, must the constitutional principle yield to the legislative act?

From these and many other selections which might be made, it is apparent, that the framers of the consti- [5 U.S. 137, 180] tution contemplated that instrument as a rule for the government of courts, as well as of the legislature.

Why otherwise does it direct the judges to take an oath to support it? This oath certainly applies, in an especial manner, to their conduct in their official character. How immoral to impose it on them, if they were to be used as the instruments, and the knowing instruments, for violating what they swear to support!

The oath of office, too, imposed by the legislature, is completely demonstrative of the legislative opinion on this subject. It is in these words: 'I do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich; and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent on me as according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the constitution and laws of the United States.'

Why does a judge swear to discharge his duties agreeably to the constitution of the United States, if that constitution forms no rule for his government? if it is closed upon him and cannot be inspected by him.

If such be the real state of things, this is worse than solemn mockery. To prescribe, or to take this oath, becomes equally a crime.

It is also not entirely unworthy of observation, that in declaring what shall be the supreme law of the land, the constitution itself is first mentioned; and not the laws of the United States generally, but those only which shall be made in pursuance of the constitution, have that rank.

Thus, the particular phraseology of the constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

The rule must be discharged."

Folks, we need to act as sovereigns and to think strategically beyond the "silver bullet" of Impeachment. Absolutely we must demand Impeachment. But we the people must also be willing to move and act beyond the box of Impeachment by exercising our sovereign duty and taking on the mantle of George Monbiot in the UK who is thinking strategically with citizens arrests, and have the courage to take on the war criminals ourselves.

Read and sign the Peoples Warrant for the arrest of Bush, Cheney, et al., support the People's Constitutional Convention, and let We the People regain control of our political apparatus and our government of, for, and by the people of this country.

Our children's children are counting on us.

Paul Fisher
We the People Network
http://www.wtpnet.org/
mail@wtpnet.org
Support the Peoples Constitutional Convention!
Sign the Peoples Warrant to Arrest Bush, Cheney, et al.!
http://www.wtpnet.org/phpPETITION/index.php

that's now posted on my website if the action of the House today does not vote to remove Nancy Pelosi.

It has much information on war crimes on it already.

http://ladybroadoak.blogspot.com/2008/06/war-crimes-dossier-remove-nancy...

The site is designed to handle all the upcoming WAR CRIMES charges globally.

It has the link for contacting states Attorney Generals, the petition for NON-US citizens to sign.

There will be IMPEACHMENT and a WAR CRIMES tribunal.

Consider adding in the "Take Action" section above a link to Wexler Wants Hearings.

After calling and emailing their Reps people can sign on this common list. It is quick.

By the way the page has been changed to address hearings for both Bush and Cheney.

Get down to the Bed Rock!!!Don't stop yourself once your on a roll America.
Impeach George W Bush,
Imprison the Senate,
Imprison the Congress,
Take back their present fiscal incomes and "what-ever bugets" So Americans will control it own moneys again.
Then get down on our knees and thank God for our next breath.

wc

Good morning all, First time on site and I love it. Presently I'm working on the Barack Obama campaign in Winston Salem N.C. Everything is fitting in place just as long as the Lil King and his Bushmen don't steal the vote again for his clone McCainBush. Been a backer of Dennis since
he began. Man has guts,man has pride, will work wonderfully with Barack in The New Order. We all together can help save the country and the world. Join Dennis and lets put these thugs that have sold us out for a buck where they belong. Charge them with the war crimes they have committed. Put them all behind bars. Peace and Light.SjB

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