June 12, 2006
No, seriously, apparently we can...
via Boing Boing
11 years ago
This is a double, or a treble. Not that I'm complaining. I'm simply bored, and no one else is posting comments.
hmmm I looked didn't see where my link was posted before. Can you show me?
No, looks like this domain has never been linked before. My mistake. Sorry. What state am I, a non-US citizen living in a furry country?
No problem Skirk.
On CBS Sunday Morning Mo Rocca discussed something that I think is much more troubling than two more years of Bush: the dynasty. And not just of Bush. As if this last presidential election where we had to chose between two yale educated white rich men who we were told yes really really were different even though they both voted for the war and one supports an ammendment against gay marriage and the other was convieniently absent from congress the day they voted on it, the notion of the dynasty is even more disturbing. As Mo Rocca noted, first we had George HW Bush as president, then we had Bill Clinton. Now we have George W. Bush and there is a very good possibility that we could have Hillary Clinton and then after that we could have Jeb Bush. So we would have at the very least 28 years and as many as 36 years of the USA being controlled by the same two families. That is some scary shit. When we have a political system dominated by two political parties whose differences are far outweighed by their similarities, we are all screwed.
I don't think it would change anything. The Republican party is run by a cabel of rich angry white men, and the "president" is just their marionette. Go ahead and give them a new puppet, if it makes you feel better, but what would change?
I think it would send a clear message the "we the People" run our country and that cabal that you speak of only has a job as long as we say they can have one.
However, I was just hoping that you all would follow the intructions and print out the PDF and send it on. this was not meant to spur on a debate about wether or not said impeachment is justified, or if it would matter. I read posts everyday about how much people despise Bush and they always end with "well it doesn't matter because I can't do anything about it; our Democrats are spinless" well, now you can. So go forth and get this message to the House floor!
We the people are too stupid and too disorganized to do anything significant at the level of the Presidency. The fact that essentially 2 states choose the president through their primaries gives lie to the idea that we live in a democracy.
Well, I am not gonna beat my head over this but I just ask that monkeys go and check this site out, actually read it and if they want fill out the PDF. Thank you and goodnight America.
I'm with the "doubtful that it makes a difference" corps, but oh, the satisfaction! My motto: Since we can't kill him, impeach him.
Democrats are spinless
heh. I wish.
...I mean why wouldn't you?
Because they'll probably put our names on a list somewhere, and I'll never be able to fly again. Wheras, if I wait, we can make him impotent in 2006 and gone in 2008.
The reason we the people don't get anything done is because we're all waiting for everyone else to start doing something. It's the same thing with the press core. Not that I really believe we have a democratic practice any more, thanks to Diebold. I don't totally buy into the 'Bush is just a puppet idea' I think he's enough of a lazy idiot that he lets people push a lot of the buttons for him, but I also think he's enough of an egotist that he has to push some of his own and those decisions are the ones I'm most afraid of.
I also think anyway to show unrest and a willingness to act to our leaders is a good thing.
The Devil himself wouldn't appear out and out malevolent; he'ld appear stupid, and incompetent, and deserving of another chance, and another and another. The changes he would wreak upon the world would appear well intentioned. He'ld defend himself saying we just don't understand, and he has good reasons for doing what he does. That he wasn't lying, he honestly believed what he was saying, and he's as shocked as we are that it was untrue.
I'm trying to say I think Bush is enough of an egomaniac as to need to make some decisions of his own, and those decision frighten me because of the doubtlessly extra-inadequate logic behind them.
"This is the most incompetent White House I've seen since I came to Washington," said one GOP senator. "The White House legislative liaison team is incompetent, pitiful, embarrassing. My colleagues can't even tell you who the White House Senate liaison is. There is rank incompetence throughout the government. It's the weakest Cabinet I've seen." And remember, this is a Republican talking.
Nice link Ralphie.
Now, say what you like about Gonzales, but only a visitor from another planet would describe as "very candid" the responses of a man who, by one count, repeated 64 times during his testimony the phrase "I don't know" and similar variants. It was as if Bush didn't know or care that everyone in Washington had watched Gonzales duck questions before a Senate committee a few days earlier. . . . Retired Marine Gen. John Sheehan summed up the military's skepticism in explaining why he turned down White House feelers to become "war czar" for Iraq and Afghanistan: "The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going."