Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Resolution To Impeach Bush & Cheney

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have acted in a manner contrary to their trust as President and Vice President, subversive of constitutional government to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of California and the United States of America, by intentionally disseminating and propagating knowingly false and fabricated “evidence” regarding the threat from Iraq in order to wage an illegal war against a sovereign nation in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush further acted to strip American citizens of their constitutional rights in violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution, by ordering the National Security Agency to conduct electronic surveillance of American civilians without seeking warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in 1978, in violation of Title 50 United States Code, Section 1805; and, by suspending or denying the rights guaranteed by the Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering infinite detention without access to legal counsel, without charge and without the opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by the President of a US citizen as an “enemy combatant,” all in subversion of law; and

WHEREAS, George W. Bush, in violation of the US Constitution Article I Section 1, overstepped his legal authority by the use of signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750 Congressional statutes he brought into law, including an amendment to the 2006 Defense Appropriations bill outlawing the use of “cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment” of prisoners in custody of the United States , thereby conspiring with Richard B. Cheney to commit torture of prisoners in violation of the “Federal Torture Act” Title 18 United States Code, Section 113C, the UN Torture Convention and the Geneva Convention, which under Article VI of the Constitution are part of the “supreme Law of the Land”; therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED that George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, by such conduct, warrant impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party commit to move the Legislature of the State of California to act under Section LIII, Section 603 of the Jefferson Manual and the Hinds Precedents, which allow impeachment to be set in motion “by charges transmitted from the legislature of a state”; and that the State Legislature, having acted through resolution to cause to be instituted in the Congress of the United States, in concert with their oath of office to defend the United States Constitution, proper proceedings for the investigation of the allegations against George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, shall then transmit a copy of this resolution and its adoption by the Legislature to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, under the great seal of the State of California, marked with the word “Petition” at the top of the document and containing the authorizing signature of the Secretary of State; and that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in conjunction with the Constitutional duty granted the office, shall route the petition to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Submitted by D. Joye Swan, 42nd AD Delegate

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Alex Jones Terror Storm

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Missing BBC Correspondent Alive

According to a report from, missing BBC Correspondent Alan Johnston 44, is still alive.
STOCKHOLM (BBC) -- Missing BBC reporter Alan Johnston is still alive, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas says.

"Our intelligence services have confirmed to me that he's alive," Abbas told reporters in Sweden.
On Sunday, an unknown militant group said it had killed him, but the BBC said and Palestinian officials said they could not verify the claim.

Abbas said he knew which group was holding Johnston but did not give any details.

In Gaza, a senior security official said the earlier reports of Johnston's death were unfounded.
Read on.....

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

'You Have Breast Cancer'

You have breast cancer.” Those are the words one in eight women will hear, but, trust me, knowing those odds doesn’t make it any easier to hear it.

And those words were what Dr. Barbara Smith said to me, to us – Cate and John and me – on the afternoon of November 3rd, the day after the election of 2004.

The words open our personal Pandora’s pithos and all sorts of frightening things fly out. The worst, death, we banished from our thoughts. But there was still a grueling treatment, a year – maybe more – of unpleasant treatments and side effects ahead. And the person I was would somehow disappear and a new hairless, exhausted, achy me would take my place.

Despite my fear about what breast cancer would mean to me and to my family, I was oddly at peace about the disease. For several reasons. We had lost our eldest son in a car accident; Wade’s death insulated us: we had already heard the worst news, and breast cancer was a poor second to that.

Another reason is that we had hope. Remember, the last thing left in Pandora’s box is hope. Wade had died instantly; we had no chance to save him. But we – with teams of dedicated and compassionate health care providers – could fight this cancer. We were resolved, not defeated. And I had health insurance, so I didn’t worry whether I would be able to get the care I needed; I didn’t have the additional worry that too many face when getting this news.

And finally, I had a loving, supportive family: a husband who would be there for me, even for every chemo session; and an older daughter who would leave her job to be with me for surgery; and younger children who, though they might tax the new exhausted me, reminded me each day why this fight was important.

For Cate, for John and the children, I admit that I was afraid to lose this fight. Watching Cate, our older daughter, get the news was one of the hardest moments I faced. But with the news also came a familial resolve.

Our reaction is the reaction of so many who face this disease. When Barbara Smith said those words, that it was cancer, we rallied. We now had a dragon we could slay.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Get The Hell Off Hillary's Back (Full Post))

I am not a big supporter of the Hillary for President mantra, although I think she would make a very good candidate and an awesome President - BUT - how will we ever find out if some of the progressives in the Democratic Party continue to harp on her about her vote over the Iraq war.

All we ever here over and over and over again is that whining voice saying "she didn't say her vote was a mistake". Well give me a damn break. I would like to know how many of these whiners (if they're honest with themselves) can admit they also believed what was being shoved down their throat by the media. Think back, and remember the headlines and editorials that did absolutely nothing to question the evidence being given to us from the White House - not to mention the sincerity and honesty projected by Colin Powell when addressing the United Nations. After all a media darling like Powell would never, ever lie to us would he?

Take a look at some excerpts from an article from Politico
She steadfastly refuses to admit that her vote to authorize the Iraq war was a mistake. She refuses to say she was wrong....
John Edwards, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden voted for the war also. But all of them now say that was a mistake.

"I was wrong," Edwards says. "It was a mistake to vote for this war in 2002. I take responsibility for that mistake."

Here is what Hillary says: "Knowing what I know now, I would never have voted for it."

She says that President Bush "should not have been trusted with the authority we gave him."
Excuse me, but what exactly in those quotes from Hillary are untrue?

I ask once again how many of you can honestly say you had at least some measure of belief when George and Colin gave their speeches in the lead up to the war. How many of you believed that the Commander-in-Chief, the President of the country would lie to us.

So stop the harping and whining about her reasons for voting the way she did. Remember, when she says Bush "should not have been trusted with the authority we gave him." She was right.

Once again from The Politico
Her refusal to say a mistake was a mistake also feeds the impression that she is a divisive figure. Some voters will grow tired of all this and ask why she doesn't simply put the matter behind her by admitting the vote was wrong.
Well maybe she would put it behind her if people will stop harping long enought to here what exactly her platform is. I'm sorry, but have you ever heard George Bush say this?
I'm sorry, what I say is what I believe"..... "I understand that some people disagree or think it's not adequate, but it's what I believe."
To me, I find it quite refreshing to hear a politician say "what I say is what I believe". Especially when all we have heard from this administration is the phrase "I'm the decider", or from his Repug Party. Nope, rather than admit their responsibility, they admit themselves to a substance abuse facility and of course become "born again".

Go Hillary go!!!! Continue to show all these doubters what you stand for. It is refreshing to see someone within the Washington inner circle stand up for their beliefs, instead of pandering to everyone they can. In my opinion, it is Hillary who is riding the "Straight Talk" Express" not St. McCain the likely opponent if she wins the nomination. Remember it is McCain who whimped out and decided to support George's Military Commissions Act. It was McCain who sucked up to Gerry Falwell, in an attempt to pander to the christan right - the same christian right who destroyed McCain's bid for the Presidency, and helped give us the Pretend President who now occupies the White House. Falwell was the one McCain labelled an "agent of intolerance". If you don't remember, enjoy this clip from YouTube:

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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Limbaugh (Continued)

These wingnuts from the right are seriously in need of a reality check. Check out this press release
Limbaugh called 'the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today'

LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Whose next O'Rielly and Coulter? Or how about the pretend President for all his efforts to bring peace to the middle-east. The complete text of the announcement and the nominating letter are available Here.

I'm sorry but to include Rush Limpdick with previous Nobel Peace Prize recipients such as Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela is obscene.

Well I hate to burst their altered reality bubble but they should be made aware of the nominating process.
Nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize is by invitation only. The Nobel Committee sends confidential forms to persons who are competent and qualified to nominate. The names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 50 years later.
In case your interested, Landmark Legal Foundation claims it is the premiere public interest law firm fighting for conservative principles in America. This ridiculous news is somewhat tempered by the fact that former V.P. Al Gore was nominated, and truly deserves the honor.