Court Of Impeachment And War Crimes: Clinton lags in pledged delegates, Things continue to slip! Things Keep Getting Worse.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Clinton lags in pledged delegates, Things continue to slip! Things Keep Getting Worse.

Clinton lags in pledged delegates, Things continue to slip! Things Keep Getting Worse.

Kennedy says Ohio could tip race to Obama
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
''A lot of the old school is with the Clintons, but beyond that, we have a plethora of elected officials and precinct committee persons — a groundswell,'' ...

'Meet the Press' transcript for Feb. 17, 2008
We've seen record turnouts in the Democratic primaries, and I think there's a, there's a feeling that Barack Obama's captured the imagination of millions of ...

Clinton, Schumer differ on convention battle
CNN Political Ticker - 5 hours ago
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CNN) – Democratic insiders worry that the party may emerge mortally wounded if this protracted nomination battle trudges on into the ...

Schumer: 'Of Course' Neither Hillary Nor Obama's Word Is Good
NewsBusters - 8 hours ago
By Mark Finkelstein | February 17, 2008 - 10:54 ET For a guy who's supposedly a savvy pol, Chuck Schumer has sure made a damning admission about the Dem ...

Clinton's criticism came as a poll showed her trailing Obama in Texas by 6 percentage points. The American Research Group survey, which had a margin of error of 4 percentage points, showed Clinton with 42 percent support versus 48 percent for Obama.

Texas and Ohio are "must win" states for Clinton, who is lagging Obama in the race for pledged delegates awarded by the state-by-state contests to pick a Democratic nominee. The delegates will choose the Democratic candidate at a nominating convention this summer.

Obama also has focused on economics in Wisconsin. On Saturday, he visited a community college to tout proposals for a tax credit to make community and technical colleges more affordable.

"We are at a moment where people are finding it harder and harder to get ahead," he said, adding his plan would "put a little wind at the backs" of average Americans.

A recent poll showed Obama with a 5-point lead in Wisconsin over Clinton.

February 14, 2008 - National Presidential Preferences

The following results are based on nationwide telephone samples of 600 likely Democratic primary voters and 600 likely Republican primary voters (those saying they have or will definitely vote in a primary or participate in a caucus in 2008) conducted February 9-13, 2008. The theoretical margin of error for each sample is plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time.

Support for Barack Obama has increased 20 percentage points in the past month and Obama now leads Hillary Clinton 47% to 45%.

Obama leads Clinton among men 50% to 41%. In January, Clinton was leading Obama 43% to 28% among men.

Clinton leads Obama among women 49% to 44%. In January, Clinton was leading Obama 50% to 27% among women. Among Democrats (82% of likely national Democratic primary voters), Clinton leads Obama 48% to 45%. Among independents, Obama leads Clinton 33% to 57%.

Fox Doesn’t know what it’s talking about…just what it is saying: FOX Fiction!

On the February 17 edition of Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace again falsely suggested that the U.S. government will not be able to "monitor communications among terrorism suspects" now that the Protect America Act (PAA) has expired. Introducing an interview with Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell, Wallace asserted: "A law which gives President Bush powers to monitor communications among terrorism suspects expired at midnight." Later in the program, Wallace told National Public Radio senior political correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson: "[A]t some point in the fall, [Republican presidential candidate] John McCain's gonna say when there was a question of whether or not you wanted to give us power to -- to listen in to Al Qaeda, the Democrats voted no."

In fact, the expired PAA revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), did not simply give Bush "powers to monitor communications among terrorism suspects," but rather, among other things, the revisions expanded the government's authority to eavesdrop on Americans' domestic-to-foreign communications without a warrant.

Further, Wallace never mentioned that the government had the authority to listen in on the communications of suspected terrorists before Congress passed the PAA in August 2007 or that the government's ability to "monitor communications among terrorism suspects" and "listen in to Al Qaeda" continues, despite the expiration of the PAA. In a February 15 article titled "If the Law Expires," The Washington Post reported that in the event of the PAA's expiration, "The government would retain all the powers it had before last August under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which requires the government to obtain court approval for surveillance conducted on U.S. soil or against U.S. targets." Moreover, a February 14 New York Times article reported

The lapsing of the deadline would have little practical effect on intelligence gathering. Intelligence officials would be able to intercept communications from Qaeda members or other identified terrorist groups for a year after the initial eavesdropping authorization for that particular group.

If a new terrorist group is identified after Saturday, intelligence officials would not be able to use the broadened eavesdropping authority. They would be able to seek a warrant under the more restrictive standards in place for three decades through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

This is not the first time Wallace has falsely suggested that the government would lose its ability to monitor suspected terrorists' communications if the PAA expired or has asserted that the issue could be used politically against the Democrats. On the February 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Wallace asserted that when McCain "gets on the campaign trail and says, 'Look, here is a law that was going to provide the tools for the United States to be able to intercept communications of people who want to kill us and Congress went home, the Democratic Congress went home on a break' -- that's going to be a pretty effective weapon to use against the Democrats in the fall."

New Hampshire Rep to Initiate Impeachment
By emiwest
Res.24 to Impeach Bush and Cheney. The Resolution, since it is a STATE resolution, if passed (which it has a good chance of passing) will set in motion Jefferson’s Rules, obligating Congress to act. State Rep. ...

Massachusetts Impeachment Coalition -

Relish Politics Eschew the Partisan or Use Partisan Politics to ...
By john
This is a rather round about way of saying that impeaching Bush and Cheney and seeing that they a) get the justice they deserve for their crimes and b) appropriate psychological counseling is, of course a political act. ...
March in My Name -

Press TV Report: Bush Versus Congress
Next time you plan to watch US corporate media news, don't bother. Instead, go here and click on "12 Feb. 2008 President Bush versus Congress". Good program.

We Need a "Rebel Alliance" in Congress for Impeachment
OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USA
by jibbguy (Posted by jibbguy) Page 1 of 1 page(s) As in the famous “Star Wars” movies, it is time to form a Rebel Alliance in Congress to force Impeachment ...

Rep. Leonard Boswell Signs onto Cheney Impeachment
OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USA
'The time to impeach Cheney and/or Bush would have been when we first discovered the administration had misled us into the Iraq war. ...

Impeachment call apt?
Daily Camera - CO,USA
A veteran of the Nixon and Reagan Justice Departments, he is the constitutional scholar who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Clinton ...

City (Boulder) Considers Bush Impeachment Vote
City considers Bush impeachment vote By RYAN MORGAN Scripps Howard News Service BOULDER, Colo. -- City leaders are expected to decide next week whether to draft and vote on a resolution calling for the impeachment of President ...

City considers Bush impeachment vote
Jackson Hole Star-Tribune - Casper,WY,USA
City leaders are expected to decide next week whether to draft and vote on a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President ...

Dallas Morning News ("Opinion" Section) Touches Sibel Edmonds' Story
Philip Giraldi: What FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds found in translation FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds has spilled her secrets, says PHILIP GIRALDI. Why is her story being covered up? Dallas Morning News ...

Dan Singh, Nancy and Tripping Bill(y)
By Dan Smolen
In a story on this year’s presidential election broadcast this week on Bloomberg Business News, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about the close race for the Democratic presidential nomination. When pressed, Speaker Pelosi offered ...

Al Gore Working With Democrats Towards Peaceful "Resolution"
By Matt(Matt)
Among those taking part in talks with Al Gore include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, John Edwards, and Senators, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd. None of these individuals have endorsed either Clinton or Obama, however Nancy Pelosi made comments ...

Congress and White House play chicken, risking security.
By admin
Nancy Pelosi
, Harry Reid, and George W. Bush might hate each other, but right now, for the good of the country, they need to put down their pop guns and work together on a key bill that transcends political differences. ...

Reyes Rebels!

Why the '08 Elections Are Not the Cure for the Bush Regime Plague

OpEdNews - Newtown,PA,USA
If George Bush cannot be impeached for torture, war crimes, treason, and corruption – what action by future presidents can ever be deemed impeachable? ...

Nancy Pelosi has gone nuts. (You Have To Ask?)

Anyone who understands a fiat monetary system, our system, knows that most retirement funds lose real value and are not exactly what a person hopes for at the end of their work life. Some are, and those typically go to people in the public sector. We contribute greatly to those through a myriad of taxes.

Adding a tax to your retirement is simply another way of saying to the American people, you're so stupid that we're going to keep doing this until we drain every cent from you. That's what the
Speaker of the House is saying. Read below...............

Nancy Pelosi wants a Windfall Tax on Retirement Income. This woman is a nut case! You aren't going to believe this.

Madam speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to put a Windfall Tax on all stock market profits (including Retirement fund, 401Ks and Mutual Funds! Alas, it is true - all to help the 12 Million Illegal Immigrants and other unemployed Minorities!

Boy, are we in rouble... This woman is frightening. She quotes..." We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest."

When asked how these new tax dollars would be spent, she replied : "We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long ways to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'."
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Peace Candidates Step Forward to Challenge Bush Enablers
By nadia
This week an exciting new candidate has come forward to challenge Nancy Pelosi in her San Francisco district where the voters are being ignored by the Speaker of the House. Citizens around the nation are pledging time and sending ...

Wisdom For The Week

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number.

Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England , and English expatriates built the US railroads.

Why did the English build them like that? Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the gauge they used.

Why did 'they' use that gauge then? Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they used for building wagons, which used that wheel spacing.

Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break on some of the old, long distance roads in England , because that's the spacing of the wheel ruts.

So who built those old rutted roads? Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (and England ) for their legions. The roads have been used ever since.

And the ruts in the roads? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match for fear of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome, they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.

So the next time you are handed a Specification/ Procedure/ Process and wonder 'What horse's ass came up with it?' you may be exactly right.

Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.) Now, the twist to the story:

When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through tha t tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass.

And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything....and CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling everything else!!

By Dave Lindorff

Anybody who thinks that the government is telling the truth about the plan to shoot down a dead spy satellite--that it's all about protecting us, and not about testing an anti-satellite weapon--has to be really stupid.

And stupid is what the Bush administration and the Pentagon apparently think we are.

They're claiming they need to shoot this thing down because it's got a tank with 1000 pounds of hydrazine, a fuel used for maneuvering satellites while in orbit which is said to be as toxic as chlorine if breathed.

Well, the odds of a tank of hydrazine surviving an 18,000 mph plunge into the atmosphere intact and making it to the ground is basically zero. That sucker will heat up to a fine red hot glow and blow up before it even makes it to the stratosphere.

If you want to know how likely it is that such a tank would make it to ground, check out the pieces of the space shuttle Columbia that made it back to earth when it came down in pieces. That shuttle, a damned sight bigger than this spy satellite, included some heavy pieces of equipment like landing gear that had to carry the full weight of the vehicle on the tarmac, and even that stuff got toasted. (The shuttle also contained tanks of hydrazine, by the way, which didn't make it to earth).

No, the risk of this spy satellite toxifying anyone is nil. The risk of pieces of it, which might make it to earth, hitting anything of consequence is next to nil, especially as the government will be able to give pretty precise warning to the impact area well in advance of its final descent.

So what this is really all about is the government getting an excuse to violate the international treaty against weapons in space, to test a missile it has that it hopes can "take out" a satellite. The Chinese did this last year to one of their own satellites, to widespread condemnation from other space-faring nations, including the US.

The only difference between the US and China here is that the Chinese at least have the integrity to violate international law frontally. The US has to do it dishonestly, pretending it is a public service.

Let's at least not be willing stooges here.

We have had eight years of government by lying. It's not that lies and deception weren't practiced by governments before the advent of the Cheney/Bush regime, but this administration more than any other before it clearly believes that democracy and integrity are simply obstacles to power, and has worked assiduously to try to eliminate them entirely from Washington.

It's past time to bring a little integrity and openness back.

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
- Edward Abbey

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