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Saturday, November 11, 2006
mega rant
on Democratic underground there's been some big differences in
opinion regarding whether gw bush should be impeached -
now that we have a congress that
is willing and capable - at least theoretically -
of applying the checks and balances our forefathers
anticipated when these bodies were created. i fall
on the side of impeach, indict, prosecute, convict,
and imprison. One of the posters there offered - i think i read
it right - as an argument against
impeachment, that,
Unfortunately the Republicans have made impeachment
seem partisan.

that innocuous but specious observation kinda - mmmmmmm - inspired me,
i guess. i responded thusly:
that particular argument,

of any and all i've heard or read, is the weakest,
most specious NON-reason to delay or desist from
impeachment. In the first place, it was the fucking
republicans who used impeachment as a political tool
with their impeachment of Clinton - who cheated on his
wife and lied to a grand jury about it.

This administration cheated on each and every one of
us. they strongarmed the election in 2000 and stole it
in 2004. Given the stated objectives and MO outlined by
PNAC, and having spent uber (uber? does that mean a hell
a lot?!) time watching and reading about 911, i am very
nearly convinced at this point that the bushies had a
direct hand in that travesty. If they didn't, they are still
culpable because it happened on their watch, -
the most generous possible explanation is that they
weren't watching. it blows me away how they have managed
to spin, spin, spin so much - they lie as it serves them
and we are supposed to just accept that as business as usual?
At any rate it can hardly be argued that since 911,
the bushies have used that tragedy for more political
capital than i can even believe.

i am so over according those bastards any credibility or
validation whatsoever. this is a rogue, corrupt, criminal,
murderous administration. bereaved mothers and crying orphans
don't care dick about how it will look "politically."

Don't let them get away with any more of that.

their actions in the past 6 years have been terrible,
mind blowing, FATAL There are so fucking many outrages that have been perpetrated by this administration it is
staggering. They disseminated false and misleading information
to wage a war of aggression, costing thousands upon thousands
of people their lives, health, families, wherewithal...when
their shenanigans were publicized, this administration committed
treason when they outed a covert CIA operative simply for retaliation.

the energy policy was written behind closed doors by these greedy
murderous bastards and as with the medicare prescription program,
who knows how many issues relating to the environment, even the
goddam hiring practices in DC, they set it all up to enrich themselves
at the expense of others - the citizens of Iraq, the citizens of
the United States. Every goddam thing they do appears to be designed
to line the pockets of some other bushie or another.

no-bid contracts in iraq and post katrina. and still the people
can't go home. The iraqis, their homes are rubble the infrastructure
flattened. war is their lifestyle. the soldiers - thousands coming
back minus arms and legs and minds...suddenly the US in war is
peopled with monsters, who torture degrade and torment prisoners -
some of whom, possibly very many of whom, are innocent of any
wrongdoing. Thousands more coming home in a casket - as
the death toll rises and rises.

there is more, so much more. Remember the collapse in the coal
mine? the coal mine that had been cited for safety violations
repeatedly - but then the bushies put one of their own, an
executive with some huge coal mining corporation - into office
in charge of mine worker safety - which meant the safety of those
men did not mean SQUAT anymore.

they died, really dead, because of this administration.

i'm thinking about whistleblowers whose lives have been disrupted
or ruined because they exhibited a conscience in the presence
of this administration's hubris. their sociopathic methodical
gutting of the constitution...the wiretaps on american citizens
even while in public gw is claiming "these require a warrant.
nothing has changed."

but so much has changed, and the cost has been so great - i'm
talking just people and their lives. the money's something else
again but the only people who are going to come out smelling
sweet behind their financial shenanigans apparently are those
"elite" republicans - you know, the bushies "base."

cindy sheehan's thought crime, being roughed up and thrown
into jail for wearing a t-shirt that displayed the number
of americans killed in iraq since gw first committed
that particular crime.

This is what has gone on, and it needs to be disseminated
far and wide and often. i do believe that there is a
really well researched and annotated thread somewhere
right here on DU that is fairly comprehensive with regard
to the outrage upon outrage, crime on crime, scandal after
scandal, that is the story of the gw bush administration.
And Rolling Stone magazine's article is quite good at
explicating how much influence this administration has
had with the formerly republican congress. they have been
getting away with murder both figuratively and literally
and they cannot be gone soon enough.

i think i've blogged about just about each crime cited above, but i am
way too tired - and gotta bathe, and go to the bank, and maybe covina - to
spice the rant up.

probably it won't even be read. it was good to write it anyhow. but if
you do, and you want or would like to see what the hell i am talking
about here or there, leave a message. i'll do the virtual legwork if
i know that that someone somewhere will take the time to click on the link.


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