During a conversation my mother had with one of my two uncles, this point was brought up about impeaching Dick Cheney: “Impeachment will make the US look bad to the rest of the world.” I would tend to disagree.
First of all, my mother, poor thing, has the unfortunate task of having to listen to my endless ranting about the various topics you can read here on my blog. She’s not old enough yet to pretend she can’t hear and my apartment is small, so she either fakes a seizure or she has to listen. There is no escape. I can often see her working out the choice in her head when I call her over to see something or to read a new post. She will scan the floor to see if there is anything in the way that she could actually hurt herself on when she takes the flop…
(rest of the article on American Everyman, here.)
TheZoo did some great live blogging during the debate, here. During which, we quickly came to the conclusion that the overall jist of the thing seemed more like a Clinton campaign staff meeting on spinning the debacle of her last outing. We were not alone in that assessment.
It turns out that all the questions from the independent voters, in the last hour of the debate, had been previously approved and selected by CNN. CNN staffers had these people submit a variety of questions on varying topics, prior to the debate, and then CNN writers selected which ones they would allow to be asked. Story, here, at The Atlantic.
The best and most shining example was the young girl, who’s question about Hillary liking ‘diamonds or pearls” wrapped up the national coverage. She had also submitted a question about the future of the Yucca Mountain Facility, but apparently that one didn’t make the cut.
So every single question, for the entire night, was carefully selected or scripted by CNN. But it gets MUCH worse.
Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, 20th (202) 225-7931 – fax 202-225-8456
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, representing the 20th District of Florida, needs to be given some attention. It would seem she has been talking to Pelosi, behind the scenes like Diane Watson told us in her candid town hall meeting. Schultz said, in an interview with Ed Schultz Show, “when what we should be focusing on are… our efforts on expanding the Democratic majority and electing a Democratic President.”
In a previous article I had detailed how Diane Watson had expressed the “real” reason that the House Dems were trying their level best to derail the impeachment proceedings. She claimed that behind the scenes Pelosi was urging the other democrats to defeat the impeachment proceedings in order to use this illegal administration as some kind of ploy to help in the Nov. ‘08 elections to garner more Democratic members and ultimately a Democratic president!
(read the rest of the article, here)
Mark Klein, former AT&T technician talks about what he knows the telecom companies were really doing and why we shouldn’t allow the Senate to give them blanket immunity.
At the end of this there is a website where you can go to help out. Get involved, if you can.
“Yes dear, there really are such things as monsters.”
Our version of democracy suffered a serious blow, yesterday. After Kucinich’s question of privilege survived the motion to table put forth by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D), Hoyer then motioned to have the question of privilege sent to committee. That motion went forward, and this morning, John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, finds himself looking at HR 333, the impeachment of the seated Vice President of the United States of America.
In what can only be described as one of the most intriguing tactical maneuvers in years, the House Republicans first voted with a majority of the Democrats to table the bill. Halfway through the vote, every single Republican had voted and had voted to table it (tabling the question of privilege would effectively kill it). But then, by design, the republican members of the House stared to switch their votes. One by one.
Read the rest of the article here.
Well, this is from a town hall type stump speech, and was supposedly “off the cuff”. Very inspiring to hear a candidate talking like this.