Friday, June 29, 2007

America's Clown Princes

Honestly, can this possibly get any stupider? This week, the First Fool is claiming "executive privilege" in order to keep from handing over to Congress documents which pertain to the unwarranted firings last year of eight U.S. Attorneys. At the same time, Dick Cheney is claiming that he's not part on executive branch of the government, but the legislative branch. Of course, it didn't stop the evil bastard from claiming executive privilege six years ago when the press and public were trying to get the names of all of the corporate swine who were part on the so-called Energy Task Force that set the course of this nightmare of an administration's Energy Policy. Just a little reminder: you're paying a whole hell of a lot more per gallon today than you were when Bill Clinton was president. Some policy!

What constitutional genius came up with the novel idea that the VEEP is a legislator? Is it because of the fact that he is the President of the Senate? The reason he is there (if he's there at all) is to break a fifty/fifty vote. That's his only job. Nowhere in the Constitution is the vice-president defined as a legislator and for very good reason: the vice-president doesn't make laws. Other than the role of tie-breaker his only other constitutional function is to succeed the president should the unthinkable happen. (Unthinkable, indeed. We should all pray for the health and safety of George W. Bush for three reasons: (1.) The dreaded prospect of a President Cheney, (2.) The LAST thing in the world the half-witted right wing of this country needs is a martyr to rally around, and (3.) He is, after all, a human being - I think).

In an opinion piece published late last year in the New York Times, Paul Krugman warned us all to expect "a rolling constitutional crisis" in 2007. Is Krugman a political prophet? Maybe but certainly not in this case. Predicting a constitutional crisis engineered by the hideous little thug currently living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is pretty much a no-brainer. I prophesied as much in December of 2000 - a full month before the village idiot of Crawford, Texas even took the oath of office. (Thankfully, I made that prediction on the Kirk Grantham radio program and a tape of it survives). Indeed, anyone with a modicum of information as to the history of this mediocre and unenlightened man should have seen it coming. Predicting the destruction that Bush and Company would rain down on this once-great country was as easy to foresee as the inevitable explosion after a lit cigarette is thrown into a 55 gallon drum of gasoline. It was the easiest call I ever made - the ultimate Duh!

One of the arguments against the possibility of impeaching both Bush and Cheney has been that "the votes aren't there". As the Monkees once observed, "That was then. This is now". By the end of this summer, I believe, the overwhelming majority of the American people will finally wake up to this nasty and unpleasant fact: sending these people to the White House was the worst electoral mistake the voters of this country ever made. Come mid September, they'll be demanding that this cabal of kooks, criminals and fools be forcibly removed from office and prosecuted for their crimes against humanity. If they are allowed to get away with what they've done to the people, America will never recover from it. If they are allowed to get away with the crimes committed against the men, women and little children of Iraq, our standing within the international community of nations will be damaged irreparably.

Think of all the good will that was sent to this nation following the attacks of September 11, 2001! The following day, a French newspaper ran a headline which proclaimed, "We Are All Americans Now". We were cosseted into the affections of the entire planet - and these stupid bastards squandered it forever.

Why is it that so many people are resigned to the status quo? "There's nothing I can do", they seem to be saying, "We just have to learn to live with it". Anyone who tries to make the argument that "only a criminal can be impeached, not an incompetent" hasn't been paying attention. This is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most criminal administration in the history of human folly! Folks, the evidence is staring you right in the face - and remedy is right there in black and white! From Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States of America:

"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason [Lying to Congress and the American people in order to send the Military off on an illegal, unjustifiable war], Bribery [Hundreds of billions of dollars of 'no bid' contracts going exclusively to campaign supporters], or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors [Far too many to adequately catalogue]".

Could it possibly get any clearer that that?

The argument that the Bush administration has only a year and a half left till its term comes to end and we should merely wait them out is foolish at best. Much damage can be done between June 29, 2007 and January 20, 2009. Every day, the destruction to the American infrastructure is compounded astronomically. As it stands today, it will take generations to recover from this one insane era. We've got to admit that the government of the good ol' USA has been hijacked by what can only be described as an organized criminal enterprise. The damage that they've already done to the United States is so immense it will never be accurately assessed - it is beyond the point of calculation. The administration of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney has got to be ended - NOW. The future of your children depends on nothing less. Think I'm kidding?

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY.

The Impeachemnt of George W. Bush
by Elizabeth Holtzman
with Cynthia L. Cooper


At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the vice-president doesn't make laws."
Ummm, well, perhaps not under the Constitution or in a rational world, but in Bushworld this one not only makes law, he *is* the law. Just ask him.

It bothers me to hear people say, "Oh, it's only a year and a half." In this situation, a year and a half is too many lifetimes (figuratively, for us; literally for too many people in our armed forces and in the Middle East).

At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom for what its worth, I always feel a little better after reading your rants. You get me fired up enough to write my representatives at least once a week. It doesn't seem like much, but besides voting I don't know what else to do.

I appreciate your efforts,


At 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A year and a half is equal to a millenium under this arrogant, avaricious criminal enterprise. Bush and Cheney make time crawl on its belly. They have sent us back to the Dark Ages. These warped, depraved narcissists have damaged or destroyed EVERY aspect of American government; and set the mother of all bad examples for society. They make no pretense of being servants of the people. We are THEIR serfs. They are the dictatorial tyrannts, and proud of it. They view the American people with derision and disdane. Their true gods are money and power, power and money.The corporate fat cats, the wealthy, like Mellon-Scaife, and the fundamentalist bigots are their worshippers. The lunatic fringe bows to them. Scum like Ann Coulter, the Hideous Howling Harpie from Hell, promote them(along with the MSM!)Anyone who votes Republican in the next election needs a brain transplant. Their mind is surely deader than a doorknob. Just look at the damage the 5 Supreme Idiots are causing. 5 of them are right-wing fanatics. Roberts will be worse than Rehnquist, and that is very bad, indeed. Alito is a little horror. In just a matter of months, these supremely nasty human imitations have made dreadful and disreputable decisions, that are purely political. They blacken the image of jurisprudence, and do not even remotely define the concept of justice. They will support Bush 100%. He could call this the New Third Reich and declare himself the Supreme Ruler of All Life, and the current Court would cheer him on,rubberstamping every ounce of infamy. They will do the same for Churlish Cheney. It isnt just our healthcare system that is Sicko, it's all three branches of government.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger JRD said...


The only flaw in your analysis is that there are legions of dirt-stupid, fundamentalist so-called Christians who will go to their graves saying George Dubya is the greatest thing since Ronald Reagan.

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tom,

This is one of your best rants yet and I agree with everything in it 100%.

The thing that constantly astounds me is the people who say that Bush and Cheney can not be impeached for lies, yet these same people piously stand by and say that Clinton deserved to be put through the wringer simply because he did lie.

I have always felt that Bush was mentally incompetent and that Cheney was the evil behind the throne, but now I am also beginning to doubt Cheney's grasp of reality. These people are completely out of control and this country can not wait another year and a half to remove them from office. Every day new information surfaces that shows just how corrupt and controlling they are and they will completely destroy this country if not checked.

The other thing I find very frightening is the growing number of people who believe that they will provoke some sort of constitutional crisis and declare martial law before the next election, thus putting themsleves in office permanentley.

And to anonymous, thanks for contacting your representatives on a regular basis. I get a little out of patience with the hand wringers who ask "What can we do?" and then sit back to do nothing. My two senators and my House Representative probably know me on a first name basis from my constant communication with them. We all must contact these people and let them know how we feel.

At 2:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I answer Action Alerts and send e-mails everyday to the two Indiana Senators and to my Congresswoman, Julia Carson. She is true to the progressive cause. I am probably on some kind of list for sending in so many e-mails and alerts, and signing so many petitions. I encourage everyone to do the same. And, please go see Michael Moore's movie, "Sicko." Our healthcare system is sick and so is our government. It would be wonderful if something in this country isnt motivated by greed. Unfortunately, having worked for 25 yr. as a Registered Nurse, I know that Moore has only exposed the tip of the iceberg.

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles Moore,
You've got it right.
Sad to say but there were some people in Germany, deep in the bunker underground, that stood behind their delusional leader.
They became as crazy (including suicidal) as he had lead them to be.
Oh the insanity!
Even the "sane" couldn't stop it all.
God help us all!


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