Saturday, December 31, 2005
Day 14 and Counting
And a Happy New Year to all!
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Day 12 and Counting
1. Familiarize yourself with The Question.:
"The Bush administration simply cannot answer this one question - if time was of the essence, why didn't they conduct the searches and get the warrants after the fact, something that is allowed under the FISA law? They conducted the searches alright, but they never once sought the retroactive warrants."
2. Send an email to all of these media folks and ask them "The Question."
3. Sign Senator Boxer's petition.
4. Contact your Senator.
5. Contact your congressman.
6. Contact Congressman Pete Hoekstra too.
7. File a Freedom of Information Act request HERE.
8. Sign John Conyers' petition to censure and investigate impeachment.
9. Join the guerilla marketing campaign.
10. Make a donation to ImpeachPAC.
11. Join the Impeach Bush Coalition.
(Thanks to Redneck Mother for inspiring the list.)
(Copied with permission from Bulldog Manifesto)
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Day 8 and Counting
I'd especially like to call the attention of my friend, Chas (Jeremiah's Helper) in Dallas,Texas, to the following words from a fellow Texan:
U.S. District Judge George Kazen of the Southern District of Texas said in an interview that his information about the program has been largely limited to accounts in the press.Last Tuesday I told Chas I was going to create this blog based on the question "how many days will it take for a Republican Congress to Impeach a Republican President?"
"Why didn't it go through FISA?" Kazen asked. He believes there are valid questions that the administration should be asked. “The president at first said he didn't want to talk about it. Now he says, 'You're darn right I did it, and it's completely legal.' I gather he's got lawyers telling him this is legal. I want to hear those arguments."
Chas replied, "Probably just as long as it took a Republican congress to impeach a Democratic one!"
That gives us our first benchmark for estimating the actual Impeachment Date:
- Our former President (a Democrat) was impeached by a Republican House of Representatives on December 18, 1998.
- Said former President had admitted on national televison on August 17, 1998 that he had an inappropriate relationship with Monica Lewinsky (the basis for the impeachment).
- Net number of days between August 17, 1998 and December 18, 1998 is ...
Based on this benchmark, George W. Bush will be impeached on:
Now, won't that be a Good Friday (Orthodox)
Friday, December 23, 2005
Day 6 and Counting
Seems that the Justice Department has been trying to defend Bush's illegal acts by saying that "Congress implicitly created an exception to FISA's warrant requirement by authorizing President Bush to use military force in response to" 9/11. Too bad for them that former Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle, says that language legalizing what Bush later did was explicitly rejected before the Senate voted for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Day 5 and Counting
On Saturday, December 17, 2005, President George W. Bush stated:
"In the weeks following the terrorist attacks on our nation, I authorized the National Security Agency, consistent with U.S. law and the Constitution, to intercept the international communications of people with known links to al Qaeda and related terrorist organizations. Before we intercept these communications, the government must have information that establishes a clear link to these terrorist networks."
This is a clear admission by the President that he violated 18 United States Code § 2511. Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited which requires that "the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 [50 United States Code §§ 1801 et seq.] shall be the exclusive means by which electronic surveillance, as defined in section 101 of such Act [50 United States Code § 1801], and the interception of domestic wire, oral, and electronic communications may be conducted."
As stated in the United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4:
"The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."
Violation of 18 USC 2511 is clearly a high crime. The House of Representatives must exercise its duty under Constitution, Article I, Section 2, and institute impeachment proceedings immediately. To this end, on December 18, 2005, Representative John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan introduced House Resolution 635 "creating a select committee ... to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment."