Saturday, February 16, 2008

A National Disgrace

Well, I was going to wait until tomorrow when the Sunday talking heads had got me good and raving mad, but I don't feel like talking about anything else... so many ideas, so little enthusiasm... so I thought I'd just rant for a few minutes.

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and their cohorts are a bunch of criminals. It is a national disgrace that they were allowed to steal two (yes two... do some research - Hacking Democracy ) elections and it is a national disgrace that they are not being impeached by the members of both parties in Congress. They have committed so many impeachable crimes that it is mind boggling that they continue to brazenly commit more and thumb their noses at the country while Congress stands by in a drooling stupor. Aggggh!

I wish we would all raise our voices and push for impeachment. There are a number of ways to do this. Dennis Kucinich put impeachment back on the table but it has lain dormant in the Judiciary Committe for months and months now. Wexler, a Rep. from Florida and member of the Judiciary Committee is trying to push it forward. You can add your voice by signing on at the following sites:

Wexler Wants Hearings

Impeach Bush

AfterDowning Street

Impeach Now

Ask Nadler to Impeach

Besides this, you could call your own Representative and also the members of the Judiciary Committee and telling them you support HR333 - Kucinich's articles of impeachment.

Chairman John Conyers, Michigan, 14th (202) 225-5126
Howard Berman California, 28th (202) 225-4695
Rick Boucher Virginia, 9th (202) 225-3861
Jerrold Nadler New York, 8th
Robert C. Scott Virginia, 3rd (202) 225-8351
Melvin L. Watt North Carolina, 12th (202) 225-1510
Zoe Lofgren California, 16th (202) 225-3072
Sheila Jackson Lee Texas, 18th (202) 225-3816
William D. Delahunt Massachusetts, 10th (202) 225-3111
Robert Wexler Florida, 19th (202) 225-3001
Linda T. Sánchez California, 39th (202) 225-6676
Steve T. Cohen Tennessee, 9th (202) 225-3265 a co-sponsor of H.Res 333
Hank Johnson Georgia, 4th (202) 225-1605 a co-sponsor
Luis Gutierrez Illinois, 4th (202) 225-8203
Brad Sherman California, 27 (202) 225-5911
Anthony D. Weiner New York, 9th (202) 225-6616
Adam B. Schiff California, 29th (202) 225-4176
Artur Davis Alabama , 7th (202) 225-2665
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Florida, 20th 202-225-7931
Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin, 2nd (202) 225-2906
Keith Ellison Minnesota, 5th (612) 522-1212 a supporter
Maxine Waters California, 35th (202) 225-2201
Betty Sutton Ohio, 13th (202) 225-3401

The Republicans:

Lamar S. Smith Ranking Member (TX-21) (202) 225-4236
Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5) (202) 225-5101
Howard Coble (NC-6) (202) 225-3065
Elton Gallegly (CA-24) (202) 225-5811
Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) (202) 225-5431
Steve Chabot (OH-1) (202) 225-2216
Dan Lungren (CA-3) 202-225-5716
Chris Cannon (UT-3) (202) 225-7751
Ric Keller (FL-8) (202) 225-2176
Darrell Issa (CA-49) (202) 225-3906
Mike Pence (IN-6) (202) 225-3021
Randy Forbes (VA-4) (202) 225-6365
Steve King (IA-5) (202) 225-4426
Tom Feeney (FL-24) (202) 225-2706
Trent Franks (AZ-2) (202) 225-4576
Louie Gohmert (TX-1) (202) 225-3035
Jim Jordan (OH-4) (202) 225-2676

I can't find the site for emailing everyone. Mostly you can't email anyone who isn't from your state anyway.

Ok. Now I feel a little better. I will probably rant on this subject again, because I think our country will never recover from the shame of it if we don't hold these men accountable for the crimes they have committed and the hundreds of thousands of deaths they caused in our name. We impeached a man for being evasive about cheating on his wife. Surely we can impeach men who have violated the Constitution, invaded another country under false pretenses, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, condoned and committed torture... agh, the list is so long...

Thanks for listening.


Jeni said...

Keep posting, keep ranting. Perhaps eventually you won't just be preaching to the choir.

Chuck Zlatkin said...

For those who want to reach Jerrold Nadler, member of the House Judiciary and chair of its subcommittee on The Constitution, Cvil Rights and Civil Liberties please sign our on line petition to him at
Jerrold Nadler is an impeachment obstructionist who puts party over principle and is nore concerned electing Hillary Clinton president than protecting the constitutional rights of his constituents.

Raven said...

Hi Jeni... thanks. I am so frustrated by what's going on in this country... I WILL be ranting again. Glad to know there's a choir to preach to, though.

Chuck... thanks for the link. I had forgotten that one. Ihave already signed, but I'll add it to my list.

Cindy said...

At least their time is almost up. Lets cross our fingers that things dont get any worse...

Dianne said...

There is definitely a choir Raven! and thank you for all that information. I have most of it but you put it together so nicely that it makes it easier to send it to others.