Court Of Impeachment And War Crimes: December 2007
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I Am Almost Apologetic For This…I said Almost But When The DCCC Has Nancy Pelosi’s Name On A Request For Support And Money; That’s Where I Get Off The Train!


Here Is A Change To Convey The Message We Need To Communicate About Our Contempt For Pelosi And What Our Party Is Not Doing.

Every member of The House of Representatives is up for reelection in November of 2008. That they understand; that is their vulnerability. We need to remind them every day of that vulnerability and our willingness to participate in ending their careers if they choose continued silence on or opposition to Impeachment, persist in ignoring the principles and philosophy of our party, abandoning the Constitution and whoring their oath of office to the latest lobbyist loot.

These folks take us for granted as they assume we will return to the fold having nowhere else to turn to vote but for their incumbent asses, and that they can arouse our party loyalty to open our wallets and purses for a few bucks and a form letter thank you!

Let them know you don’t give a damn who is elected in their stead, because as they are now acting and voting; they are of no damn use to you or this nation, and that you have had it and are prepared to put the interest of this nation before any party loyalty, and that as things now stand it does not matter who gets elected so your commitment is to anyone else but them.

The Senators addressed below must also stand for reelection and should be put aboard the same canoe for sinking.

Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2008, with 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested. Thirty-three seats are regular elections; the winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2009 until January 3, 2015 as members of Senate Class II.

There are also two special elections: one in Wyoming and another in Mississippi; the winners will serve the remainder of terms that expire on January 3, 2013, as members of Senate Class I.

The 2008 presidential election, gubernatorial elections, and House of Representatives elections will occur on the same date, as well as many state and local elections.

The current composition of the Senate, going into the 2008 election, consists of 49 Republicans, 49 Democrats, and two independents (Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, who both caucus with Democrats). Of the seats up for election in 2008, 23 are held by Republicans and 12 by Democrats.

There may be changes to the list of incumbents below if senators die or resign. The date of a death or resignation determines if there will be a special election in 2008, and the rules vary from state to state.

1 Predictions
2 Races
2.1 Vacancies
2.1.1 Trent Lott (R) of Mississippi
2.2 Retirements
2.2.1 Wayne Allard (R) of Colorado
2.2.2 Larry Craig (R) of Idaho
2.2.3 Chuck Hagel (R) of Nebraska
2.2.4 Pete Domenici (R) of New Mexico
2.2.5 John Warner (R) of Virginia
2.3 Possible retirements
2.3.1 Ted Stevens (R) of Alaska
2.3.2 Joe Biden (D) of Delaware
2.4 Democratic incumbent races
2.4.1 Mark Pryor of Arkansas
2.4.2 Dick Durbin of Illinois
2.4.3 Tom Harkin of Iowa
2.4.4 Mary Landrieu of Louisiana
2.4.5 John Kerry of Massachusetts
2.4.6 Carl Levin of Michigan
2.4.7 Max Baucus of Montana
2.4.8 Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey
2.4.9 Jack Reed of Rhode Island
2.4.10 Tim Johnson of South Dakota
2.4.11 Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia
2.5 Republican incumbent races
2.5.1 Jeff Sessions of Alabama
2.5.2 Saxby Chambliss of Georgia
2.5.3 Pat Roberts of Kansas
2.5.4 Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
2.5.5 Susan Collins of Maine
2.5.6 Norm Coleman of Minnesota
2.5.7 Thad Cochran of Mississippi
2.5.8 John Sununu of New Hampshire
2.5.9 Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina
2.5.10 Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
2.5.11 Gordon Smith of Oregon
2.5.12 Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
2.5.13 Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
2.5.14 John Cornyn of Texas
2.5.15 John Barrasso of Wyoming
2.5.16 Michael Enzi of Wyoming
3 Summary table
4 See also
5 References
6 External links


THIS ABSOLUTELY PISSED ME OFF…NO OTHER WORDS WILL DO!

Dear Ed.,

I am writing to wish you Happy New Year and to personally thank you for your support this year. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of Democrats like you. As we celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, let us reflect on why it is critical that we work so hard to take America in a New Direction.

In 2008, we will have almost 75 Republican seats in play, and 30 vulnerable Democrats to protect. House Republicans have already transferred more than $3 million from their Members' campaign accounts into the NRCC this month. On top of that, they have Republican outside groups ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars against us next year.

Midnight tonight may mark the New Year, but it also marks a critical year-end FEC deadline for all Democrats. If you haven't already done so, please go to www.dccc.org/midnight and give. We are just $33,512 away from our goal and your urgent donation will be matched by House Democrats. The resources we bring in today will show our strength before the end of the year, and carry us into 2008, where we will expand our Democratic majority and overcome Roadblock Republicans who are blocking the change the American people so desperately want.

To give now, please contribute at www.dccc.org/midnight.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year!

Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House

Sent Wirelessly Via Blackberry

USE THIS LINK TO CONTACT DCCC AND TELL THEM TO SHOVE IT UNTIL DEMOCRATS BECOME DEMOCRATS AGAIN. http://www.dccc.org/action_center/contact

Design Your Own And Let Them Have It Rather Than A Donation For Someone Who Is Only Going To Turn Around And Screw You With No Loving!

My Letter: (Sent)

Dear Democratic Party Organization,

This communication did it! I have been loyal to the party as a young Democrat before I could vote and have labored in the vineyards of our party in support of every Democrat Candidate in my voting jurisdiction until now. I have reached the point of consultant and have advocated with everything that is in my being on behalf of my party.

That is over. That you would allow this request to be sent to me bearing the signature of Nancy Pelosi is both an insult and a disgrace.

She has betrayed everything that Democrats stand for and our current crop of candidates, with the exception of Dennis Kucinich, are no better than the Republican Party offerings. In fact; they are traitors to everything we once stood for.

I will no longer place party loyalty, service and support before the welfare of this nation. To ask my support at this time is to ask me to abandon all principle and integrity. To ask my support at this time is to ask me to surrender, capitulate to a party that supports the Bush Administration’s every whim and chooses to do nothing in the belief that will lead us honorably to the White House. It will not!

I will instead assure you that I will oppose every candidate seeking office in 2008 who does not support The Constitution, who does not move to Impeach both George Bush and Richard Cheney, as that failure is a violation of their oath of office for which they should forever be removed from public office as a representative of the Democratic Party.

The name of our party is in and of itself pure hypocrisy in my eyes. I am ashamed to call myself a Democrat and I do not know how much longer I can do so.

In Sincere Anger and disgust,

Ed. Dickau
Alexandria, VA

SEE BELOW…I GET THE SAME CRAP!
http://virginiadem.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/begala-carville-clark-albright-emanuel-pelosi-send-email

Despite the fact that Virginia has none of the 40 reported targeted House races in 2008, since Christmas my inbox has gotten a lot of email from the DCCC. Every day at least one digital letter has arrived from someone different about different subjects but all with the same general message: give now to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Here’s the quick rundown:

December 26th — From: Paul Begala — Subject: Shameless

December 27th —From: James Carville — Subject: B-Rate Cowboys

December 28th — From: Wes Clark — Subject: Reckless

December 29th — From: Madeleine K. Albright — Subject: A Moment of Truth

December 30th — From: Rep. Rahm Emanuel — Subject: 300 Million

December 31st — From: Speaker Nancy Pelosi — Subject: Happy New Year

To: “Shawn O’Donnell” From: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DCCC” Subject: Happy New Year Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 09:46:38 -0500

Dear Shawn, I am writing to wish you Happy New Year and to personally thank you for your support this year. Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of Democrats like you. As we celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, let us reflect on why it is critical that we work so hard to take America in a New Direction.

In 2008, we will have almost 75 Republican seats in play, and 30 vulnerable Democrats to protect. House Republicans have already transferred more than $3 million from their Members’ campaign accounts into the NRCC this month. On top of that, they have Republican outside groups ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars against us next year.

Midnight tonight may mark the New Year, but it also marks a critical year-end FEC deadline for all Democrats. If you haven’t already done so, please go to www.dccc.org/midnight and give. We are just $33,512 away from our goal and your urgent donation will be matched by House Democrats. The resources we bring in today will show our strength before the end of the year, and carry us into 2008, where we will expand our Democratic majority and overcome Roadblock Republicans who are blocking the change the American people so desperately want. To give now, please contribute at www.dccc.org/midnight.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year!

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House Sent Wirelessly Via Blackberry

Diary by Rep. Wexler on Cheney Hearings
by Wexler For Congress Campaign
Mon Dec 31, 2007 at 08:36:26 AM PST

Dear Friends,
We have been following the diaries on Daily Kos and elsewhere with great interest and excitement, as it has been the Netroots that has truly given weight to our call for Impeachment Hearings. Without you, I believe we would have been completely ignored by the mainstream press. Thanks to your calls and letters to publications, we have started to break through the mainstream press, and the pace of signatures has climbed back up.

I have been encouraging those that have already signed to continue to contact their representatives in Congress and encourage them to support our effort. There is no doubt in my mind that whether I go back with 200,000 or 250,000 - the message will be clear to my colleagues: there is massive support for hearings, and there will be increased anger and disillusionment if we don't address these abuses of power soon.

I think it's important to point out that while there may not currently be 218 votes in support of actual impeachment, it's premature to think that support would not be there AFTER hearings.

Wexler For Congress Campaign's diary :: ::

The whole purpose of hearings is to investigate and verify credible allegations of wrongdoing. Let us remember that it wasn't until after hearings began that the Watergate tapes emerged. Who knows what will be uncovered when we explore the evidence already on the table? Who knows what support will emerge when the truth comes out?

This administration has obstructed our agenda since we took the majority. There is little reason to think that if we avoid hearings, we will suddenly find ourselves in an easier position. In fact, there is good cause to believe the opposite - that if we avoid hearings, we will STILL be obstructed. Such an outcome would be tragic.

Lastly, there are those that suggest that there is too little time to conduct hearings. This is a dangerous idea, as it signals to future presidents that after the third year of their term, they're effectively immune from serious inquiry. No President or Vice President should have such immunity. The Constitution does not include a statute of limitations.

I hope this diary will help you as you make your arguments to Congress and to the media. If you haven't already signed up, please go to www.WexlerWantsHearings.com.

Happy New Year to you all.

With warm regards,

Congressman Robert Wexler

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Impeach+Bush+Cheney:
The View From Alexandria, VA: 2008 Is Not Too Late.
We Will Finish The Task, Because,
As A Matter Of Conviction, Commitment and Integrity; We Must.


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THIS ABSOLUTELY PISSED ME OFF…NO THER WORDS WILL DO!

Dear Ed.,

I am writing to wish you Happy New Year and to personally thank you for your support this year.
Our accomplishments would not have been possible without the support of Democrats like you.
As we celebrate the holidays with our family and friends, let us reflect on why it is critical that we work so hard to take America in a New Direction.

In 2008, we will have almost 75 Republican seats in play, and 30 vulnerable Democrats to protect.
House Republicans have already transferred more than $3 million from their Members' campaign accounts into the NRCC this month.
On top of that, they have Republican outside groups ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars against us next year.

Midnight tonight may mark the New Year, but it also marks a critical year-end FEC deadline for all Democrats. If you haven't already done so, please go to www.dccc.org/midnight and give.
We are just $33,512 away from our goal and your urgent donation will be matched by House
Democrats.
The resources we bring in today will show our strength before the end of the year, and carry us into 2008, where we will expand our Democratic majority and overcome Roadblock Republicans who are blocking the change the American people so desperately want.

To give now, please contribute at www.dccc.org/midnight.

Thank you again for your support and Happy New Year!

Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House

Sent Wirelessly Via Blackberry

http://www.dccc.org/action_center/contact

The Letter: (Sent)

Dear Democratic Party Organization,

This communication did it! I have been loyal to the party as a young Democrat before I could vote and have labored in the vineyards of our party in support of every Democrat Candidate in my voting jurisdiction until now. I have reached the point of consultant and have advocated with everything that is in my being on behalf of my party.

That is over. That you would allow this request to be sent to me bearing the signature of Nancy Pelosi is both an insult and a disgrace.

She has betrayed everything that Democrats stand for and our current crop of candidates, with the exception of Dennis Kucinich, are no better than the Republican Party offerings. In fact; they are traitors to everything we once stood for.

I will no longer place party loyalty, service and support before the welfare of this nation. To ask my support at this time is to ask me to abandon all principle and integrity. To ask my support at this time is to ask me to surrender, capitulate to a party that supports the Bush Administration’s every whim and chooses to do nothing in the belief that will lead us honorably to the White House. It will not!

I will instead assure you that I will oppose every candidate seeking office in 2008 who does not support The Constitution, who does not move to Impeach both George Bush and Richard Cheney, as that failure is a violation of their oath of office for which they should forever be removed from public office as a representative of the Democratic Party.

The name of our party is in and of itself pure hypocrisy in my eyes. I am ashamed to call myself a Democrat and I do not know how much longer I can do so.

In Sincere Anger and disgust,
Ed. Dickau
Alexandria, VA


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Impeach, Impeach, Impeach
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John Nichols: Wexler's profile rises with impeachment talk
Submitted by Chip on Mon, 2007-12-31 08:53. Activism Congress Criminal Prosecution Impeachment
John Nichols: Wexler's profile rises with impeachment talkJohn Nichols Capital Times

Robert Wexler is not actually running for anything but the Florida U.S. House seat he has held for the better part of two decades. But the congressman who has taken the lead in the fight to open impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney has launched a Web site that says he is "giving voice to America's progressive Democrats."

He's riding an idea -- holding the Bush/Cheney administration to account in order to reassert the role of Congress as a co-equal branch of government -- into the consciousness of progressives. He's appealing to those frustrated not merely by lax leadership in Congress but by a presidential field that, with the exception of Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich, does not seem to recognize that the White House has run roughshod over the Constitution.

Wexler's decision to step out front in the fight to check and balance Cheney has convinced a lot of activist Democrats that he gets it. If he keeps getting it, the veteran member of the House Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees could find his name added to the list of potential vice presidential nominees.

In two days, more than 50,000 people signed the pro-impeachment petition at the http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com/ site. And the numbers are rising by the hour.

Wexler is distinguishing himself as a bold and strategic thinker at a time when most Democrats are struggling to strike the right balance between principles and tactics.

He has connected with frustrated progressives by bringing a new argument into play. Rejecting the notion that impeachment hearings might distract the Democratic Congress, he says that an accountability push is exactly what is needed to make things happen.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most top Democrats continue to chirp about how Democrats really are getting things done. The problem, as the tanking approval ratings for Congress confirm, is that no one outside Washington takes those claims seriously.

Wexler argues that moving on the Cheney impeachment front is the best way for Democrats to force the White House to work with Congress on a host of critical issues.

"After the Democratic Party regained control of Congress, many -- myself included -- thought that it might be possible to meet President Bush halfway on the large issues facing our nation. Unfortunately, Bush has been nothing more than an ideological obstacle. He has vetoed stem cell research. He has vetoed efforts to bring our troops home from Iraq. He vetoed children's health care. So the idea that we are somehow inhibiting Congress from passing our agenda by holding impeachment hearings -- unfortunately -- is a false argument," explains the congressman.

"Instead," Wexler adds, "I believe that we can both live up to our constitutional obligation by holding hearings and pass a Democratic agenda. If President Bush perceives that the Democratic Congress is weak and unwilling to aggressively push our agenda, he will continue to veto legislation -- such as children's health care -- that is supported by a majority of Americans. The only way to move a progressive Democratic agenda is by acting through strength and following through on our core principles."

Wexler's assessment is not a new one -- activists have been saying as much for months. But few leading Democrats have been willing to link the moral case for impeachment with a practical one. The Florida congressman's willingness to do so marks him as a smart player in touch with grass-roots Democrats.

Bob Wexler is not running for vice president. But a Florida congressman who has national appeal could be an attractive addition to the list of potential running mates, especially for Democratic presidential contenders who have yet to display Wexler's understanding that Democrats must make a clear break with the Bush/Cheney administration if the party's 2008 ticket seeks to offer itself as a genuine vehicle for change.
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Amy Harlib aharlib@earthlink.net

(Please forward widely and sorry for any duplicates)


My Dear Progressives,


I want to thank everyone for a splendid joint effort today, and for the wonderful response to John Nirenberg's visit to Independence Mall. In addition , everyone who collected signatures on petitions for John to deliver to Pelosi. (Watch for details of John's attempt to deliver the petitions and hopefully there will be a number of supporters who will join him that day !)


Special Thanks goes to Monique, Amy, MontcoDFA gals: Mavra, Mary and Kay; Phyllis, Cheryl, Arn, Nancy&Ray, Dave Lindorff, Stuart Hutchinson, Bill Perry,Rob Kall, my hubby - Tim, and especially to John and Allison Nirenberg for all they are doing, in trying to bring attention to our cause.....IMPEACH BUSH & CHENEY.


It was wonderful seeing so many there from our Statewide New Jersey Impeach Group. You are truly great !!!!!!!!!!!!!


My love and graditude to all.....for you are true Patriots who really want to end the war, to establish peace and restore our Constitution. For all of you exemplify my saying....." Without Justice, There can be no peace!!!!!!"


Which brings me to our next event on Tuesday, January 1, 2008......THE MUMMER'S PARADE !!!!!!!!!!


I received approval from Impeach Bush Cards. com and I can enlarge the 52 cards to poster size along with acknowledgement of his site. I will have Tim working feverishly all day tomorrow to put them together. So that means I need at least 52 volunteers, each to hold one card.


On the backs, I will have single letters spelling out IMPEACH BUSH & CHENEY NOW ! That would give us 2 complete spellings with the 52 cards (complete with spaces).


Phyllis was very kind to print up 2000 of our action flyers to hand out at the parade:
http://www.dfalink.com/uploads/files/686477862a803ae6/Need%20a%20New%20Years%20Resolution.doc


In case you failed to pick up flyers announcing our actions for the Mummers, you can print out the flyer here :
Front of Flyer :
http://www.dfalink.com/uploads/files/7584777c2131087c/red.MummersParade.jpg


Back of Flyer :
http://www.dfalink.com/uploads/files/991477849aa14992/MummersParadeBACK.jpg


In Closing , please let me know who would like one of the Uncle Sam hats to wear that day. I had them at Independence Mall today, but no one took theirs.....I really don't want to cart 4 boxes again on Tuesday unless I know someone is going to want them . Besides I will have 2000 handouts and the posters to handle. Unless I can get some volunteers to help us to carry them????

Thanks again for all you do....and let's keep trying to reach the masses who fail to see our country is in dire trouble and continue to believe by some miracle things will change.


Hey....."Nothing Changes...If Nothing Changes...and the only one who can change it is you!"


In Peace & Solidarity
Joanne O'Neill


PS: Here are a couple of good articles to read ...in case you missed them.


CBS 2 LA: Peace Activists To March Before Rose Parade
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2007: The Year in Evidence < href="http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=2007evidence" target="_blank">http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=2007evidence


Police State America - A Look Back and Ahead
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7622

FROM THE LIBERTY TREE OF ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA
THE WORDS OF TACITUS RING TRUE:

A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.

“When monarchs through their bloodthirsty commanders lay waste a country, they dignify their atrocity by calling it "Making Peace”“So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants”

“Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth…”

-Publius Cornelius Tacitus-

ALEXANDER HAMILTON ON IMPEACHMENT:

"The President of the United States would be liable to be impeached, tried, and upon conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors, removed from office; and would afterwards be liable to prosecution and punishment in the ordinary course of law.
The person of the King of Great Britain is sacred and inviolable: There is no constitutional tribunal to which he is amenable, no punishment to which he can be subjected without involving the crisis of a national revolution.""[Impeachable conduct is] misconduct by public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust."
"The prosecution [of impeachments], will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust, and they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself."

-Alexander Hamilton-

PETITION RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF:GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,AND RICHARD B. CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,ON BEHALF OF THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA A RESOLUTION -2007-

Impeaching George W. Bush, President of the United States and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President Of The United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors, acts of misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance in office, acts of war crimes violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996 , for failure to faithfully execute laws of this nation, willful disregard for and under mining of The Constitution Of These United States , and failure to fulfill their oaths of office .

Wherefore, George W. Bush, President of the United States and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President Of The United States, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

Resolved, That George W. Bush, President of the United States and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of The United States are impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, acts of misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance in office, acts of war crimes violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act, for failure to faithfully execute laws of this nation, willful disregard for and under mining of The Constitution Of These United States, and failure to fulfill their oaths of office, and that the following resolution of articles of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of all of the people of the United States of America, against George W. Bush, President of the United States of America and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of The United States, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against them for high crimes, misdemeanors, acts of misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance in office, acts of war crimes violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act, for failure to faithfully execute laws of this nation, willful disregard for and under mining of The Constitution Of These United States, and failure to fulfill their oaths of office.

WHEREAS, President George W. Bush, in his oath of office, swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States;” and

WHEREAS, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, in his oath of office, swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic;” and
WHEREAS, It is a fundamental principle of U.S. jurisprudence that no one is above the law and no one may operate outside of our constitutional system of checks and balances; and

WHEREAS, In the conduct of the office of President of the United States, George W. Bush, and Richard B. Cheney in the conduct of the office of Vice President of the United States, in violation of their constitutional oaths faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States respectively, to the best of their abilities, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed have:

(1) Attempted to impose a police state and a military dictatorship upon the people and Republic of the United States of America by means of "a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations" against the Constitution since September 11, 2001.

This subversive conduct includes but is not limited to trying to suspend the constitutional Writ of Habeas Corpus ; coercing the totalitarian U.S.A. Patriot Act through Congress; the mass-round-up and incarceration of foreigners; constituting extraordinary mock courts; depriving at least two United States citizens of their constitutional rights by means of military incarceration; interference with the constitutional right of defendants in criminal cases to lawyers; violating and subverting the Posse Comitatus Act ; unlawful and unreasonable searches and seizures; violating the First Amendments rights of the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government for redress of grievances; packing the federal judiciary with hand-picked judges belonging to the totalitarian Federalist Society and undermining the judicial independence of the Constitution's Article III federal court system; violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act; violating The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination; reinstitution of the infamous "Cointelpro" Program ; violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Convention against Torture, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ; instituting the totalitarian Total Information Awareness Program; and establishing a totalitarian Northern Military Command for the United States of America itself,and

2) Violated The Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution .U.S. soldiers in the Middle East are overwhelmingly poor White, Black, and Latino and their military service is based on the coercion of a system that has denied viable economic opportunities to these classes of citizens. Under the Constitution, all classes of citizens are guaranteed equal protection of the laws, and calling on the poor and minorities to fight a war for oil to preserve the lifestyles of the wealthy power elite of this country is a denial of the rights of these soldiers; and

3) Violated the U.S. Constitution, federal law, and the United Nations Charter by bribing, intimidating and threatening others, including the members of the United Nations Security Council, to support belligerent acts against Iraq; and

4) Prepared, planned, and conspired to engage in a massive war and catastrophic aggression against Iraq by employing methods of mass destruction that has resulted in the killing of hundreds of thousands of civilians, many of whom have been children. This planning included the threatened use of nuclear weapons, and the use of such indiscriminate weapons and massive killings by aerial bombardment, or otherwise, of civilians, violates the Hague Regulations on land warfare, the rules of customary international law set forth in the Hague Rules of Air Warfare , the Four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Protocol I thereto, the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles , the Genocide Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956) ; and

5) Committed the United States to acts of war without congressional consent and contrary to the United Nations Charter and international law.

From September, 2001 through January, 2003, the President and Vice President embarked on a course of action that systematically eliminated every option for peaceful resolution of the Persian Gulf crisis. Once they approached Congress for consent to war, tens of thousands of American soldiers' lives were in jeopardy - rendering any substantive debate by Congress meaningless. They have never received a Declaration of War by Congress, and in contravention of the written word, the spirit, and the intent of the U.S. Constitution has declared that they will, and did, go to war regardless of the views of the American people. In failing to seek and obtain a Declaration of War, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, acting in tandem, have acted in a manner contrary to their trusts as President and Vice President respectively and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States; and

6) Planned, prepared, and conspired to commit crimes against the peace by leading the United States into aggressive war against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter , the Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Kellogg-Briand Pact , U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956), numerous other international treaties and agreements, and the Constitution of the United States; and

7) Purposely conspired with others to manipulate the intelligence process so as to defraud United States of America and intentionally mislead and deceive Congress and the American public regarding the threat posed by Iraq so as to justify the initiation of a war in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 371, by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests; and

8) Subverted the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than 3300 United States service members; the loss of 650,000 Iraqi citizens since the United States invasion; the loss of approximately $500 billion in war costs which has increased our Federal debt; the loss of military readiness within the United States Armed Services due to overextension, lack of training and lack of equipment; the loss of United States credibility in world affairs; and the decades of predictable catastrophe and destabilization of the mid east region created by the invasion of Iraq; and

9) In their conduct, purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq in a manner damaging to our national security interests, the reputation and integrity of the United States of America; and

10) Openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and done so with the United States proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining the national security of the United States.

11) In the last three years repeatedly threatened Iran. However, they/we are legally bound by the U.S. Constitution's adherence to international law that prohibits threats of use of force.
(A) Article VI of the United States Constitution states, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” Any provision of an international treaty ratified by the United States becomes the law of the United States.

(B) The United States is a signatory to the United Nations Charter, a treaty among the nations of the world. Article II, Section 4 of the United Nations Charter states, “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.” The threat of force is illegal.

(C) Article 51 lays out the only exception, “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.” Iran has not attacked the United States; therefore any threat against Iran by the United States is illegal.

The President’s and the Vice President's deception upon the citizens and Congress of the United States that enabled the failed United States invasion of Iraq forcibly altered the rules of diplomacy such that their recent belligerent actions towards Iran are destabilizing and counterproductive to the national security of the United States; and

12) Acted to strip American citizens of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite 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 U.S. citizen as an “enemy combatant”, all in subversion of law; and

13) Arrogated excessive power to the executive branch in violation of basic constitutional principles of the separation of powers while acting to undermine the authority of the legislative branch and the judiciary by issuing “signing statements” that claim that the executive branch may disregard laws enacted by Congress when the President or his subordinates deem it appropriate, and by the above referenced conduct.

In all of this George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have acted in a manner contrary to their trusts as President and Vice President respectively and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States; and

Wherefore, George W. Bush, President of the United States and Richard B. Cheney, Vice President Of The United States, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office; and

WHEREAS, In all of this 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 The City of Alexandria Virginia, the State of Virginia and of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, Petitions from the country at large may be presented by the Speaker of the House according to Clause 3 of House Rule XII;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of The City Of Alexandria Virginia, 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;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT our senators and representatives in the United States Congress be, and they are hereby, requested to cause to be instituted in the Congress of the United States proper proceedings for the investigation of the activities of the George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, to the end that they may be impeached and removed from such office.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, a copy of this resolution as a petition request be delivered to the Office of the Clerk and entered in the United States Congressional Journal. The copies shall be marked with the word “Petition” at the top of the document and contain a copy of the original authorizing signatures of the Citizens Of the State of Virginia.

Authored By Ed. Dickau, Alexandria, VA -2007-


Jefferson Manual Memorial Petition Notes (Plus)


SUMMARY OF CAUSE(S) OUTLINE:

FOR:

(1) Commission of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Office”, acts of misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance in office, acts of “War Crimes”.

(2) Violating the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the U.S. War Crimes Act of 1996.

(3) Failure to faithfully execute laws of this nation.

(4) Willful disregard for and undermining of The Constitution Of These United States.

(5) Failure to fulfill their oaths of office.

(6) Having violated the fundamental principle of American law, that: “no one is above the law”.

(7) Acting in defiance of our constitutional system of checks and balances.

(8) Ordering illegal electronic surveillance of American civilians without required warrants.

(9) Having authorized and conspired to commit acts of torture of prisoners in violation of American and International law.

(10) Having attempted to impose a police state upon the United States.

(11) Having attempted the suspension of the constitutional Writ of Habeas Corpus.

(12) Coercing the totalitarian Patriot Act through the Congress of the United States.

(13) Conspiring to commit torture in violation of American and International laws.

(14) Having conducted massive round ups and incarcerations of foreigners without legal authority.

(15) Having constituted extraordinary mock courts beyond the scope of American law.

(16) Depriving at least two American citizens of their constitutional rights by military incarceration.

(17) Subverting the Posse Comitatus Act.

(18) Having violated First Amendment Rights.

(19) Having pursued a policy of “Court Packing” and undermining the judicial independence.

(20) Violating several sections of the Third and Fourth Geneva Conventions.

(21) Violating The U.S. War Crimes Act.

(22) Violating The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,

(23) Violating The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

(24) Reinstitution of “Cointelpro” Program in violation of several International laws.

(25) Institution of the totalitarian Total Information Awareness Program,

(26) Establishment of the totalitarian Northern Military Command for The united State of America.

(27) Violation of The Equal Protection Clause of The Constitution.

(28) Violation of The United States Constitution, Federal Law and The United States Charter.

(29) Preparing, planning, and conspiring to engage in an illegal war of aggression against Iraq based upon lies.

(30) Violation of our own U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956).

(31) Committing the United States to acts of war without congressional consent.

(32) Planning, preparing, and conspiring to commit crimes against the peace by leading the United States into a war of aggression against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter, The Nuremberg Charter, Judgment, and Principles, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, U.S. Army Field Manual 27-10 (1956), numerous other international treaties and agreements, and The Constitution of the United States.

(33) Purposely conspired with others to manipulate the intelligence process so as to defraud United States of America and intentionally mislead and deceive Congress and the American public regarding the threat posed by Iraq.

(34) Fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq.

(35) Subverting the national security interests of the United States by setting the stage for the loss of more than: 3300 United States service members, 650,000 Iraqi citizens, approximately $500 billion in war costs, and the loss of United States credibility in world affairs; and causing the decades of predictable catastrophe and destabilization of the mid east region created by the invasion of Iraq.

(36) Purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda in order to justify the use of the United States Armed Forces against the nation of Iraq.

(37) Openly threatened aggression against the Republic of Iran absent any real threat to the United States.

(38) Repeatedly threatened Iran, when we are legally bound by the U.S. Constitution's that prohibits threats of use of force.

(39) Acting to strip American citizens of their constitutional rights by ordering indefinite detention without access to legal counsel, without charge, without the opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to challenge the detention.

(40) Arrogating excessive power to the executive branch in violation of basic constitutional principles of the separation of powers while acting to undermine the authority of the legislative branch and the judiciary by issuing “signing statements” that claim that the executive branch may disregard laws enacted by Congress when the President or his subordinates deem it appropriate.

(41) The signing and assumption of the grant of powers authorized in The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (National Security Presidential Directive NSPD-51/Homeland Security Presidential Directive HSPD-20), signed by United States President George W. Bush on May 9, 2007, without “advise and consent” of The Congress, taking unto themselves dictatorial powers in said unilateral Presidential Directive which specifies the procedures for continuity of the federal government in the event of a "catastrophic emergency.", such an emergency construed as "any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions."


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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Impeach+Bush+Cheney_Peach Spitting, Peach Piss Splashes From The Impeachment Pit, Parade Paranoia and The New York Time Goes Into The Tank. Walking,









Impeach+Bush+Cheney_
Peach Spitting,
Peach Piss Splashes
From The Impeachment Pit, Parade Paranoia
and The New York Times
Goes Into The Tank.

Bush: Congress Doesn't Exist Unless I Say It DoesBy Chris Bowers Just impeach him already. If you have no power under Bush, and if Bush sets aside the Constitution if an when he pleases, then the only thing left to do to protect Congress and the Constitution is get rid of Bush.Open Left - Front Page - http://www.openleft.com

Breaking: Corporate Media Actually Report Some Real News!Bay Area Indymedia - San Francisco,CA,USAWexler went one further, setting up a website http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com/ on which people could sign their names calling for a start to impeachment ...See all stories on this topic

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Breaking: Corporate Media Actually Report Some Real News!
Sat, 12/29/2007 - 17:41 — dlindorff

It was good to see reports in the national media, including the New York Times and my own local paper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, on an effort by the town council in Brattleboro, VT, to have the town’s district attorney draw up a war crimes indictment against President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

Rally With the Impeachment Marcher in Philly Today. Walk the Walk.By joanneleon Hope to see some of you today in Philadelphia at Independence Mall at a rally in support of John Nirenberg, the Impeachment Marcher. This is a man who walks the walk. In fact, he's been walking since December 1st, and he doesn't plan to ...Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/section/Diary

“I Would Walk 500 Miles” for ImpeachmentBy nwmuse This fall, the 60-year-old professor of organizational behavior and Air Force veteran decided to traverse Route 1 on foot to implore House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President George Bush and Vice ...TheZoo - http://tpzoo.wordpress.com

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http://www.peaceandaccountability.com

Why We Need More Investigations Like Cheney Needs More Power

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/keydocuments

Click here: MichaelMoore.com : Protests Expected at Rose Parade

http://pdamerica.org/articles/news/2007-12-04-17-10-07-news.php

Click here: MichaelMoore.com : Will Brattleboro Indict Bush? ...by Dan DeWalt

Will Protesters Rain on the Rose Parade?By Lindsay William-Ross The protests are linked to a group called the White Rose Coalition, and involve well-known activist Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq. According to a press release:. Local and national pro-Impeachment and pro-Peace ...LAist - http://laist.com/

The National Weather Service forecast no rain for Tuesday's parade, with highs in the low 70s and not much wind. See all stories on this topic

This Broad Belongs In The Same Canoe With Coulter and she pretty much represents the anti Pasadena Protest actions. Given the weather forcast the message has nothing to do with “raining on someone’s parade”; it’s more like “pissing on the pretty Pasadena Pagent” while Red Rose colored blood flows in Iraq! Too bad chick; just listen and bitch…as usual!

Impeachment Watch: Sheehan, BDS mob to disrupt Rose Bowl paradeBy Michelle Malkin The impeachment mob plans to stink up the Rose Bowl parade. It’s all part of the New Year’s wave of BDS activities I’ve been telling you about. […] Read the rest »michellemalkin.com - http://michellemalkin.com


Protesters will try to steal spotlight from Rose Parade
By SOLVEJ SCHOU Associated Press Writer
Article Launched: 12/29/2007 09:13:19 AM PST
PASADENA, Calif.—For well over a century, the Tournament of Roses Parade has helped the nation usher in the new year with its nearly endless procession of flower-covered floats, marching bands and smiling folks on horseback—all under typically sunny skies.

This new year, however, there could be some rancor on the route as demonstrators try to steal some of the sun-splashed spectacle. Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace.

The annual event hasn't been completely immune from controversy in the past, though it's usually been more mechanical than political.

"Honestly, in the past years, it's really been more about floats breaking down, delaying the parade, than other things, than protests," said Tournament of Roses President CL Keedy.

This season's parade—with the theme "Passport to the World's Celebrations"—promises to be more vociferous than usual. Some officials fear it might prompt an annual pattern of protest that could tarnish the parade's shiny image.

"If controversy like this diminishes the positive impact of the Rose Parade, it would be of concern," said Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.

Expected to protest are Chinese Americans who claim they were victims of political or religious persecution in China, criticizing the $400,000 Beijing Olympics float

Bogaard said the activists were given several options for an alternate event that were rejected. Instead, they pushed for a demonstration along the parade route involving a large band and several vehicle. The city turned that proposal down, citing security constraints.

"The tournament views the float as I do, as a celebration of the Olympic Games, not as a subject of criticism of the Chinese," Bogaard said. "It is my hope that as China emerges more and more into the world community it will be inclined to respect all human and civil rights."

Activist organizer John Li, a member of Caltech's chapter of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement outlawed by the Chinese government in 1999, promised his group would be seen if not heard.

"We are going to ask the audience on the road to turn their back when the Asian float arrives, and show banners. We have to send a strong message to say no to human rights abuses in China," Li said.

The float is being sanctioned by the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee, but sponsored by the Roundtable of Southern California Chinese-American Organizations and Pasadena-based label maker Avery Dennison Corp.

It will feature the upcoming Olympics' five official mascots rotating on a base and decorated with a combo of flowers, including carnations and daisy petals.

Then there is Sheehan, an outspoken San Francisco Bay area activist whose campaign for Congress includes calls for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, will join other pro-impeachment and anti-war groups such as the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center at the parade, according to Dede Miller, Sheehan's sister.

As many as 1,000 supporters are expected to rally before and after the parade and distribute 20,000 pamphlets while flying 300 banners along the parade route, said Peter Thottam, executive director of the center.

Pasadena police said they are prepared for the protesters and the hundreds of thousands of other spectators. As usual, about 1,200 officers from a number of agencies were set to be on hand, checking side streets and RVs.

"We've had to ramp up our resources, police personnel, but nothing out of the ordinary," police Commander Paul Gales said.

This year's parade will feature 46 floats, 21 marching bands and 18 equestrian units, and will be followed by the 94th Rose Bowl football game.

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will serve as grand marshal and toss the coin before the game. No. 13 Illinois will play No. 6 Southern California in its first Rose Bowl in 24 years.

Parade highlights include the city of Anaheim's float, dubbed "The World's Celebration Destination!," with twisting roads featuring vehicles with moving wheels, and Western Asset's four-part float of circus train cars, including one car showcasing a lion with fur made out of wheat.

Still, organizers remain concerned about the potential disruptions to this year's feel-good event.

The parade has overcome controversy in the past. In 1992, a little diplomacy managed to quell a touchy situation when American Indians had complained over the naming of a descendant of Christopher Columbus as grand marshal.

"There was an adjustment made on the part of the tournament where they named a co-grand marshal, former Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell," an American Indian, said Bogaard.

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_7802745
Protest groups up for parade: Spectacle seen as opportunity
By Kenneth Todd Ruiz Staff Writer
Article Launched: 12/24/2007 09:12:16 PM PST

PASADENA -- At next week's Rose Parade, protesters who plan to state their opposition to the Beijing Olympics float won't be alone.

Hundreds of other activists promoting different messages also plan to converge on Colorado Boulevard, lured by the massive crowds and cameras broadcasting the event around the world.

"It's an unprecedented outreach opportunity for us," said Peter Thottam of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, which is fielding hundreds of volunteers bearing the group's anti-war, pro-impeachment message.

Anti-war activist and congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan plans to be in Pasadena as part of that campaign, according to Sheehan's Web site.

But there also will be members of CODEPINK, the Troops Out Now Coalition, World Can't Wait, ANSWER, Progressive Democrats of America, the Green Party, Veterans for Peace, and United for Peace and Justice, among other groups.

The parade poses an opportunity for people, particularly those who feel marginalized by the mainstream media, to commandeer some of the spotlight, activists said.

"We're going to break in the new year and show the media we're fed up with the blackout on the pro-impeachment and anti-war sentiments in this country," said Thottam, a former Assembly candidate. "It's a way of trying to educate Americans exposed only to Britney Spears and O.J. Simpson that there are things going on that matter."

Similar to how critics of the Beijing

Olympic float organized as the Pasadena Coalition for Human Rights in China, anti-war and pro-impeachment activists have united as the White Rose Coalition.
To reach the millions who will be watching the parade on television, they've organized a "visibility action" near the cameras near the Norton Simon Museum and will hand out literature to the thousands of people lining the route.

Everything planned will be legal, Thottam said.

Meanwhile, attempts to broker a last-ditch agreement for a legal, authorized march by opponents of the Beijing Olympic float failed over the weekend.

After police twice rejected their plans, citing security concerns, march organizer John Li said his group rejected a final offer Saturday after meeting with Police Chief Bernard Melekian, Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilman Victor Gordo, Avery-Dennison consultant Tim Kelly and Tournament of Roses officials.

"They basically want us to do things in the dark," Li said of a 6 a.m. start time he said was proposed for a drastically scaled-back march. "We think that cannot bring the glory human rights deserve."

Parade organizers were for the first time prepared to approve a march for human rights just prior to their Jan. 1 event to accommodate those groups and individuals opposed to the Chinese float because of China's worsening human-rights record in the run-up to the Olympics there next year.
Li questioned why security concerns didn't cause police to reject plans for more than 100 children to be part of the controversial float.

Given the parade's profile and the sheer number of spectators and participants, police prepare a number of security plans, Melekian said in a recent interview.

"There hasn't been a year I've been here there hasn't been some unusual eventuality we haven't had to prepare for," he said.

Melekian declined to say what additional measures were being taken this year, particularly regarding the float celebrating the Olympics.

"There's no concern about violence at this time," Melekian said. "I suspect that there may be some form of demonstration, but nothing completely out of the ordinary."

todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444

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Protesters Could Disrupt Rose Parade... spectacle that has been going on for more than a century. Human rights advocates plan to protest a float honoring the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and anti-war activists, including "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan, intend to rally for peace.Ap/us from www.cumberlink.com - http://www.cumberlink.com/

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courtofimpeachmentandwarcrimes: Impeach+Bush+Cheney+Neocons ...courtofimpeachmentandwarcrimes: Impeach+Bush+Cheney+Neocons - eddickau - Zimbio.

Vermont town seeks Bush, Cheney arrests
Town in Liberal Vermont Considers Measure to Have Bush, Cheney Arrested for War Crimes
DAVE GRAMAP News
Dec 28, 2007 16:54 EST

President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

Remove PELOSI to impeach Cheney & BushBy Sue Deaunym With all the buzzzzz on DKos about impeaching Cheney, it seems such action is unlikely unless Conyers can be persuaded to act. And, according to a Democracy Now interview, Conyers must answer to (and is apparently intimidated by) Pelosi ... (That Doesn’t say much about John these days!)Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/section/Diary

Breaking: Corporate Media Actually Reports Some News!... would pass editorial muster, while the much bigger, and more significant, story about a growing national campaign to impeach these two criminals in the White House (on charges including war crimes) continues to be virtually blacked out.AfterDowningStreet.org - Impeach... - http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

We owe it to world to impeach Bush
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Retired schoolteacher, Eve Tetaz, arrested for speaking truth to ...Washington -- During the Atlantic Life Community's faith and resistance winter retreat, a 76 year-old DC peace and justice activist was arrested Saturday for the 11th time this year during a protest against the US government's ...AfterDowningStreet.org - Impeach... - http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

Bin Laden says US seeks to exploit Iraqi oilBy Inal Ersan, Reuters. DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden accused Washington of plotting to take control of Iraq's oil and urged Iraqis to reject efforts to rebuild a US-backed national unity government there. ...AfterDowningStreet.org - Impeach... - http://www.afterdowningstreet.org

The Lessons Of 2007
Submitted by davidswanson on Sun, 2007-12-30 01:18. Congress
By John Bruhns, www.HuffingtonPost.com

As the year of 2007 comes to an end I find myself reflecting back on what was supposed to be a year of change. After all, we did have all the necessary ingredients. Democrats won a majority in both houses of Congress on a platform of changing the course of President Bush's disastrous Iraq war policy. Donald Rumsfeld, Alberto Gonzales, and Karl Rove all stepped down from their high-level positions in the Bush administration. Promises were continuously made to restore our civil liberties and to implement the needed "checks and balances" that were missing for so long between the executive and legislative branches of government. It appeared as if we finally begun to head down the right path.

That was all just a charade of a very short lifespan.

Congress, who we the people voted into office to bring about positive changes in Washington, have failed us again.

It is not like they were asked to cut off funding for the war. All that was asked of them was not to succumb to veto threats by Bush or filibusters in the Senate. They could have easily obstructed the wishes of George W. Bush just as he obstructs the wishes of the American people. If Bush vetoes legislation Congress has the power to send it right back to him. If the Republicans can filibuster every war funding proposal they disagree with the Democrats surely can too.

Instead, they (the Dems) just back down even with a majority of Congress and over 70% of the American people behind them. And to add insult to injury they think that we are unaware of their legislative activity. Or they feel that they have secured our votes just because they are in a different political party than George W. Bush. They actually return home for recess and brag to their constituents about their successes.

The American people know that there has been no change of course in Iraq. Blank check funding has been appropriated despite bold ultimatums of the contrary by the Democratic leadership.

Congress backed down again to Bush on the illegal domestic wiretapping of our citizens.

And as if we learned nothing from the war in Iraq, the Senate passed the Kyle-Lieberman amendment declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. I would not put it past George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to substitute this amendment for Congressional authorization if they do decide to attack Iran.

Entirely too often the Democrats talk tough about holding this administration accountable, but there is never, ever, any follow through. There has been no accountability and Bush still prevails on all the major issues that hurt our country the most here at home and our image abroad. Especially the deplorable and un-American practice of torture by our government.

(And please don't even get me started on the Children's Health Insurance Program.)

The most frustrating part of 2007 for me was knowing that we had the power to achieve change, but instead we elected leaders who lacked the courage and the will to fulfill the mandate we gave them in November of 2006. A mandate they agreed upon and promised to deliver only to renege on us at the moment of truth.

The most common excuse that satisfies the status quo is "we just don't have the votes."

The Republicans are the minority party -- why do they seem to have the votes? Because out of political fear Democrats are voting in lockstep -- bottom line.

The Democrats are the majority party of Congress, and in 2008 they better start acting like it or they will only ensure their own demise.

If there is any contribution that I can make it is to help create a perception that this way of thinking is no longer considered radical. It is the way most Americans feel -- frustrated, powerless, angry, and hungry for moral leadership. (If you lead by example, good people will follow.)

It is patriotic and American to oppose torture, illegal war, and abuses of our civil liberties.

As an Iraq veteran I feel that I have earned the right to have that opinion without being called a traitor or a radical by the pro-war element in our society who for the most part commit no sacrifice of their own. (Chickenhawk is a nice word for a coward, but if the shoe fits wear it.)

There is only a certain number of times that I can be called these names before my heart turns to stone in regard to those people who advocate for the war in Iraq, but lack the courage to go anywhere near it.

Furthermore, I have pure and utter disdain for those who call the war in Iraq "America's war" only to fight it from their office, cubical, classroom, or couch.

What is even worse is a majority of Congress that fully acknowledges that the war in Iraq is not only wrong, but the biggest foreign policy blunder in American history -- and at the same time enable it to continue while whining about it.

Before November of 2008 Congress needs to show the American people that they have the courage to stand up to President Bush and his allies in Congress -- provided there are any chances left. Because the base of the Democratic party has pretty much lost faith in their party's ability to bring about the necessary, positive, and optimistic changes that our country so desperately desires.

If Democrats in Congress continue to refuse to adapt to modern time, I'm afraid that their base will surely fade away only reemerge as an independent third party perpetuating Republican victory. If that happens most of them can kiss their political futures goodbye.

Impeach Cheney? Now?By Larry Representatives Robert Wexler (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), members of the House Judiciary Committee believe that hearing should be held on the impeachment of Vice President Cheney . ...popular logistics - http://popularlogistics.com

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The 'Impeach Cheney Movement' gains momentumBy TF(TF) It is also reported that Congressman Robert Wexler has over 159000 signitures on his online petition calling for the impeachment of Richard Cheney. If you would like to check it out and maybe sign it. Here it is.DANGER DEMOCRAT - http://www.jeffersondemocrat.org/

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Saturday, December 29, 2007
Sign on for Cheney's impeachment hearings
Florida Congressman Robert Wexler continues to work for impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney. You can help by showing your support at his online petition.The case for impeachment is strong. In Wexler's words:

Sign on for Cheney's impeachment hearingsBy Sue J(Sue J) I was serving in Congress and on the Judiciary Committee for the ridiculous and politically motivated impeachment hearings of President Clinton. During that witch hunt Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and Ken Starr wasted a year and a half on ...Nailing Jello to the Wall - http://madwoman-ramblings.blogspot.com/

When Congress reconvenes in January, I plan to present a list to my Judiciary Committee colleagues of every single person that signed up at WexlerWantsHearings.com.

I will go to more of my colleagues and ask them to join a letter in support of hearings.

We will build on the momentum you have given us.

I was serving in Congress and on the Judiciary Committee for the ridiculous and politically motivated impeachment hearings of President Clinton. During that witch hunt Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and Ken Starr wasted a year and a half on investigations and hearings about President Clinton's personal relations.

However, this attempted coup d'etat by Republicans against President Clinton was not and should not be the standard of impeachment that was enshrined by the Founders in our Constitution.

First, impeachment hearings are only proper when significant allegations exist that the President or Vice-President, or others civil officers, committed actions – within their official duties – that constitute 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors.'

The allegations against Clinton – involving a personal affair - never reached this threshold.

The serious charges against Cheney involve alleged crimes that are central to his duties of Vice-President; namely war and peace, the widespread violations of civil liberties, and the security of the United States and our covert agents.

Unlike the show trial put on by Republicans against President Clinton, a proper impeachment hearing would involve a fair and objective presentation of the facts without hyperbole or political gamesmanship.

The hard evidence that is presented at the hearings will be judged fully both by Congress and the American people. The evidence alone will determine the outcome, and if it is determined that Vice President Cheney committed "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" he should be properly impeached and put on trial before the Senate.

Let your voice be heard. Sign the petition calling for impeachment hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney.

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ImpeachmentLetter to the Sacramento Bee supporting impeachment of Cheney and Bush. Digg / upcoming - http://digg.com/

Impeach Cheney NowBy emiwest Last month, the House of Representatives voted to send a resolution of impeachment of Vice President Cheney to the Judiciary Committee. As members of the House Judiciary Committee, we strongly believe these important hearings should ...Massachusetts Impeachment Coalition - http://www.mass-impeach.org

Activists look for arrest of Bush, CheneyBrattleboro Reformer - VT, United StatesDaims joined a group of eight like-minded activists Friday afternoon for their weekly impeachment march through town. Beating homemade drums and waving ...See all stories on this topic

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White Rose Coalition FINAL Action MeetingBy Peter Thottam(LA IMC) IF YOU HAVE NOT COME BEFORE, PLEASE COME TO THIS SATURDAY'S MEETING FOR FINAL SETUP OF "ACTION TEAMS" for the January 1, 2008 White Rose Coalition / Rose Parade / Impeachment / Out of Iraq and Afghanistan occupations. see www. ...LA IMC - http://la.indymedia.org

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Cindy Sheehan Joins Others Planning Protest at New Year's Rose ParadeBy tim(tim) The groups are calling for impeaching George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors, and to end US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading 'Cindy Sheehan Joins Others Planning Protest at New Year's Rose ...
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Put Impeachment Back on the Table, NancyBy DN(DN) The letter does not explicitly call for impeachment hearings, but says: "We call for the investigations to go where they must, including into the offices of the President and the Vice President. Should these hearings demonstrate that ...Radar Contact - http://radarcontact.blogspot.com/

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CALIFORNIANS HAVE VERY LOW REGARD FOR THE US CONGRESS - APPRAISAL ...SanFranciscoSentinel.com - San Francisco,CA,USACalifornians’ views of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are divided, with 35% viewing her performance favorably and 38% unfavorably. ...See all stories on this topic

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Pelosi's free rideBy Jacques Nancy Pelosi, at this point in time will be re-elected in 2008 without significant opposition. She has no primary challenger, the Republican candidate in 2006 did not break 11%. She-who-must-not-be-named has name recognition (except ...Daily Kos - http://www.dailykos.com/section/Diary

Walking for accountabilityThis fall, the 60-year-old professor of organizational behavior and Air Force veteran decided to traverse Route 1 on foot to implore House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President George Bush and Vice ...Democracy for New Hampshire -... - http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com

Pelosi, Reid, Huckabee, Obama Among Nation's "Most Politically ...By Bill Smith / Editor(Bill Smith / Editor) Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): ...snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi's home base of San ...ARRA News Service - Arkansas... - http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/

Field Poll: Californians take dim view of CongressPress-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USAThe Field Poll, produced for The Press-Enterprise and other California media subscribers, found California voters saw House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a more ...See all stories on this topic

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US' Pelosi questions Pakistan's Bhutto probeReuters - USA... and its cooperation in fighting terrorism before extending any more aid, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday. ...See all stories on this topic

No Excuse For Scoring Political Points On PakistanHartford Courant - United StatesCampaigning in Iowa, Obama said of Clinton: "You can't at once argue that you're the master of a broken system in Washington and offer yourself as the ...See all stories on this topic

Recalibrate Pelosi's GPS?Washington Times - Washington,DC,USABy James G. Zumwalt It has been eight months since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embarked upon her foreign policy initiative to Syria to meet with President ...

t has been eight months since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embarked upon her foreign policy initiative to Syria to meet with President Bashar Assad. She made that trip against the advice and without the consent of the president constitutionally responsible conducting foreign policy. Justifying her April journey, Mrs. Pelosi stated "the road to Damascus is a road to peace." She has said little since. Let us examine what has happened in Syria since her visit that may explain her silence.See all stories on this topic

New Democratic leadership would be more effective in '08Press & Sun-Bulletin - Binghamton,NY,USAHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi got off on the wrong foot when she announced straight off that impeachment of Bush and Cheney was not an option. ...See all stories on this topic

There was some commentary in this space a couple of weeks ago about apathy, specifically the failure of the general public to react to the abuse of power by the executive branch of federal government.

Well, it turns out there is a small but vocal group that is not afraid to raise its voice in protest against what it sees as rank injustice and incompetence. I'm talking here about New York Knicks fans. For the benefit of those unfamiliar with the Knicks, they are a gang of professional bounceball players -- professional in the sense that they get paid to run up and down a gymnasium floor, occasionally bending over and stuffing a ball through a metal hoop. When they're not sulking or malingering, that is.

Anyway, those aroused fans were so frustrated that they showed up outside Madison Square Garden one day earlier this month, waving signs and demanding that the Knicks' coach, Isiah Thomas, be fired. Turns out they were not upset because Thomas and his inept boss, James Dolan, had come out on the short end of a sexual harassment suit brought by a former female employee, but because the team was losing more than winning and Thomas had moved their expensive seats away from the players' bench.

That may strike you as small potatoes, but it struck a chord with the editors of The New York Times, who treated it as if it were the storming of the Bastille. These are the same people who didn't see anything newsworthy in the fact that a former White House press spokesman, Scott McClellan, had just written a book in which he claimed he had been lied to by his bosses about the White House gang's role in the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame -- lies he passed on to the news media.

Confronting that might have forced The Times to instruct members of its tame White House press corps to ask question that might not be well received by people named Bush and Cheney and risk spoiling a sweetheart relationship that has endured for seven years. So The Times passed.

But I'm straying off message here. The point is, we, the non-basketball-obsessed public, should demand that our elective representatives do something about the executive branch manipulators who treat us as if we are the Washington Nationals and they are the Harlem Globetrotters.
Where do we start? We start with the Democratic Party, which won control -- numerically if not actually -- of Congress last year and promptly gave it up with barely a whimper. So, it says here, when the Democrats wander back to work next month, the first order of business should be a change in the coaching staff.

Members of the New York delegation should collect some of those leftover "Isiah Must Go" signs, erase "Isiah" and write in "Nancy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got off on the wrong foot when she announced straight off that impeachment of Bush and Cheney was not an option. In fact, it should have been Option Numero Uno -- and still should be, but with so many Republican goosesteppers still in Congress it is probably impossible. Pelosi apparently believed that a rebirth of collegiality was just a matter of reaching out. But reality says if you stick your hand in a nest of vipers you should expect to be bitten.

So, Pelosi out, Jane Harmon, D.-Calif., in.

The Times Adds an Op-Ed Columnist
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: December 30, 2007

William Kristol, one of the nation’s leading conservative writers and a vigorous supporter of the Iraq war, will become an Op-Ed page columnist for The New York Times, the newspaper announced Saturday.

“All The News That’s Fit To Print” has been become “All The Shit In Print”!

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On Hostile Ground, a Provocative Question
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: in one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put on the agenda of a town meeting in March a measure that would make Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they ever visit the community. As president, Mr. Bush has been to every state except Vermont.

The town meeting, an annual exercise in which residents gather to vote on things like fire department budgets and municipal policy, requires about 1,000 signatures to place a binding item on the agenda.

The measure asks, “Shall the Selectboard instruct the town attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”

Kurt Daims, a retired machinist leading the drive, has been circulating documents claiming that the community acquires a “universal jurisdiction” to take such steps “when governments breach their highest duties.”

“We have the full power to issue indictments, conduct trials, incarcerate offenders and do all other acts which independent jurisdictions may of right do,” the petition says.

“This petition,” Mr. Daims said, “is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they’re supposed to do.”

The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.

Support for the measure is far from unanimous, even in Vermont, where the State Senate voted this year to support impeaching the president and where antiwar rallies and “Impeach Bush” bumper stickers are common.

“I would not be supportive of it,” said Stephen Steidle, a member of the town’s Select board, which oversees its government. “It’s well outside of our ability. From my perspective, the Brattleboro Select board needs to focus on the town and the things that need to be done here.”

The state’s attorney general, William H. Sorrell, a Democrat whose office has repeatedly sued the Bush administration over environmental issues, called the move “of very dubious legality.”

“I have not seen the proposal,” Mr. Sorrell said, “and I’ve done no legal research on any of the issues. But at first blush, if this passed, they’d have really uphill sledding trying to have it be legal and enforceable.”

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A Conservative's Case for Impeachment
Reflections of an Eisenhower-Teddy Roosevelt Republican
Posted December 30th, 2007 by ralphlopez

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Demand for Cheney Impeachment Gaining GroundBy HoosierDeb It has been two weeks and two days since Rep. Robert Wexler, Rep. Juan Guttierez, and Rep. Tammy Guttierez kicked off their WexlerWantsHearings website. At the time of this diary, they have garnered 166000 supporters in their effort to ...
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OBITUARY NOTICE: CAUSE OF DEMISE: CONTAGIOUS CORRUPTION
William Kristol, one of the nation’s leading conservative writers and a vigorous supporter of the Iraq war, will become an Op-Ed page columnist for The New York Times, the newspaper announced Saturday.

Mr. Kristol will write a weekly column for The Times beginning Jan. 7, the newspaper said. He is editor and co-founder of The Weekly Standard, an influential conservative political magazine, and appears regularly on Fox News Sunday and the Fox News Channel. He was a columnist for Time magazine until that relationship was severed this month.

Mr. Kristol, 55, has been a fierce critic of The Times. In 2006, he said that the government should consider prosecuting The Times for disclosing a secret government program to track international banking transactions.

In a 2003 column on the turmoil within The Times that led to the downfall of the top two editors, he wrote that it was not “a first-rate newspaper of record,” adding, “The Times is irredeemable.”

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