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How Many Bridges Can You Repair with a Trillion Dollars?


Bush is visiting the site of a bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis tomorrow. He and Cheney and Congress have spent $488 billion on the illegal occupation of Iraq, which works out to $10.7 billion from Minnesota, or $1.2 billion from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Think you could fix a bridge with that? These are the most conservative possible figures, excluding future costs already budgeted, excluding interest on debt created, excluding lost benefits of having put these funds to positive use. Most estimates of the cost of this occupation fall between 1 and 2 trillion dollars. Also excluded is the cost in human life and the greater peril this occupation has put all of us in.

Suggested slogans for posters, banners, ads behind airplanes, etc.:
Fund Bridges, not Wars
We Want Our Billion Dollars and Our Troops Back
Build This Country, Stop Bombing Others
New York, New Orleans, and Minneapolis Thank Bush and Cheney
This Is Your Nation With Impeachment off the Table
Impeach Bush for Blowing the Job
Get Tough on Crime: Impeach W and Dick
Now Can We Impeach?
Impeach Cheney and Bush
Business Before Pleasure: Impeach Cheney First
Rule of Law or Rule of Cheney: Time to Choose
Impeach the Son of a Bush
Regime Change Begins at Home
The End Is Near: Article II, Section 4
Nixon Ignored Subpoenas Too
Impeach for Peace
Impeachment Is the Only Exit Strategy
Benching Bush Is the Only Benchmark

PS: I saw a post somewhere that said this is "using a tragedy for political gain." That is a disgusting way to stifle citizen activism. People hid under their beds for a year after 9-11. Our government allowed New Orleans to drown, and we didn't take over the streets of Washington. The point is to put a halt to the tragedies, not to disrespect their victims. There is an ongoing tragedy every single day in Iraq. Waiting until Bush and Cheney miraculously decide to stop killing people, and then protesting what they were doing just doesn't cut it. The time to protest is now. The time to draw connections between a trillion wasted dollars and crumbling bridges is during the few seconds the cameras are aimed at a bridge.

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I say we cease with all the cutsie humorous slogans in favor of more harsh, real, hard hitting and serious impeachment slogans...

Unless we aren't intelligent or focused enough ourselves.

I believe that the humorous slogans dilute the severity of the actions of this administration and hurt the impeachment cause.

We need to be more intellectual and credible. We need to publicly humiliate them and constantly jab at the blatently, illegal and ridiculous actions of Cheney, Bush and Gonzales as well as the rest of their ole boy cronys. We need to render their power to put forward criminal bills, veto useful ones and issue illegal signing statements, useless.

I believe assigning names like Gonzo, Bushy, etc. is far too endearing for those who are teetering on the line, and may just sway them in the wrong direction if they find Gonzo to be a cute name or if it matches the name of a pet they used to have.

Come on people fight as dirty as they are fighting. Its necessary to save our country. I cant believe that the despicable, criminal and unconstitutional acts they've already committed, were impeachable offenses for Nixon? Are they no longer impeachable offenses? Wake the hell up you cowards.

There is nothing funny about any of this. Its scary. Its unbelievable but its not at all funny. Except to the despicable republicans who refuse to play fair in any arena. Paper Ballots should be mandatory.

Again, until we take the gloves off. Expose and root out those who are working against us (Pelosi, Rupert Murdoch).

And also those who are posing to be on our side doing damage to the impeachment cause from within such as Conyers and Reid, we have LOST.

This is not the time for humor but a time for complete seriousness and quick, deliberate action.

The time for humor is after we impeach all three who are shaming our country and its people. That's 'you'! There's only a year and a half left.

What are YOU waiting for? Contact your congressman even if their vm is full ..they aren't doing their jobs there either.

Why do YOU fund this with your tax money? You are.

j

even one example? half a one?

Yes, perhaps I should have included some slogans here. My apologies, I'm so irritated at the state of things David, that today, I'm just not in my creative mind. I liked most of the more hard hitting slogans in your list for sure.

I'm mainly reacting not just to the few slogans which had a humourous tone but a wider scope of humor in the media, bumper stickers, shirts, that all have 'cute versions' of "bushy", or the new tv show "Lil Bush" ... I think all of this hurts the impeachment movement.

Its also very disheartening, the obvious lack of courage, honesty and overall collective intelligence while having an abundance of cowardice, obliviousness and selfishness coming from within our own Congress (Excluding those who have signed Res 333). A million thanks to them, especially Dennis Kucinich.

Here's a few slogans off the top...

IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTIONS FOR ALL 3 NOW

CONGRESS MIGHT AS WELL BE CHILDREN, IMPEACH

IMPEACH BEFORE MARSHALL LAW COMES

U PAY 4 THE ILLEGAL WAR. DEMAND IMPEACHMENT

HOW MANY ILLEGAL WARS WARRANT IMPEACHMENT?

HOW MANY DEAD AMERICANS WARRANT IMPEACHMENT?

IMPEACH BEFORE IRAN IS ILLEGALLY ATTACKED TOO!

DISALLOW YET ANOTHER ILLEGAL WAR, IMPEACH NOW.

LIARS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN OUR WHITEHOUSE. IMPEACH!

AMERICA IS NOT A CORPORATION, IMPEACH

AMERICA, WE ARE NOT THE WORLDS BULLY, IMPEACH.

ENOUGH DEAD "HERO'S"? IMPEACH

SIGNING STATEMENTS DON'T WORK FOR IMPEACHMENT

FAMILY TIES TO HITLER? PLEASE IMPEACH

WHY ARE CRIMINALS IN YOUR WHITE HOUSE? IMPEACH

IMPEACH THE DICTATOR

ILLEGAL WAR = WAR CRIMES. IMPEACH!

BUSH=NIXON=IMPEACHMENT

AMERICA NEEDS HELP. IMPEACH

IMPEACH CHENEY, GONZOLES, THEN BUSH NOW!

HEROS ARE BETTER ALIVE, IMPEACH NOW.

BRING THE HEROS HOME ALIVE, IMPEACH.

Thank you

j

Impeach the PNAC cabal

Impeach all of the cabal, before they take ALL our rights

Impeach the president/vice president. Stop the evil precedents now!

Impeach Bush/Cheney, and RICO PNAC !

Impeach the president and his precedents NOW!

We MUST impeach Bush/Cheney because of their precedents!

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