Saturday, September 03, 2005

Here we go again 

The Worst. President. Ever. will be making a second appointment to the Supreme Court this year. Chief Justice Rehnquist has died. Prepare for the mother of all confirmation battles.

A not-so-modest proposal 

WHEREAS George Walker Bush has repeatedly lied (both by commission and by omission) to the American people, to international agencies, to our allies, and to the world at large, both in his own person and through his subordinates; and

WHEREAS George Walker Bush has neglected to see that the laws of this nation are faithfully executed, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, in planning, preparing, and conspiring with others to commit crimes against peace by waging a war of aggression against Iraq in violation of Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter, the Nuremberg Principles, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, numerous other treaties and agreements between the United States and other nations, and the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS George Walker Bush has appointed, or caused to be appointed, persons of questionable competence and probity to offices of public trust and honor in the government of the United States, such persons including, but not necessarily limited to, Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice, Michael Brown, Alberto Gonzalez, and Michael Chertoff, and has repeatedly failed to discipline such persons despite repeated instances of questionable behavior or demonstrated lack of competence to perform the duties and responsibilities of the offices to which they have been appointed; and

WHEREAS George Walker Bush has repeatedly and consistently acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States;

NOW THEREFORE do we, the People of the United States, resolve that George Walker Bush, by such conduct hereinabove referenced, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office, and urge that our elected Representatives in the Congress of the United States do the same, impeaching George Walker Bush, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors within the meaning of the applicable clause of the Constitution of the United States, and exhibiting these articles of impeachment, and any others which may be found suitable, to the Senate.

(Cross-posted from Musing's musings.)

Friday, September 02, 2005

Friday Blogaround - Beyond Katrina 

All of The Liberal Coalition have posts about the disaster on the Gulf Coast. But there are some other stories and posts worth considering as well:

  • archy has the Carnival of Bad History Part 3.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof on yet another reason to go to war in Iraq.
  • blogAmY has something planned next weekend.
  • bloggg has a message for SUV drivers.
  • Chris deals with a personal tragedy.
  • Collective Sigh on the finest constitution money can buy.
  • Corrente has some information on John Roberts...remember him?
  • Dodecahedron has some cutting remarks.
  • Dohiyi Mir finds humor in vandalism.
  • Echidne on someone with courage, formerly in the Bush administration.
  • firedoglake and John Warner want to hear from Rumsfeld.
  • First Draft has a clip of Wes Clark.
  • The Fulcrum on the ongoing evolution of the evolution/creationism debate.
  • Gamer's Nook thinks of music.
  • Happy Furry Puppy on intelligent people and others.
  • iddybud on the rising tide of poverty.
  • Jesse has an opinion on the best blogger (no, it's not me.)
  • Left Is Right is back from Crawford.
  • Liberty Street on Iraq, the stampede, and World War II.
  • Make Me a Commentator on what people want.
  • MercuryX23 shows off the latest model.
  • Michael writes his congressman.
  • Pen-Elayne is hunting wabbits.
  • Rook's Rant wonders about the whereabouts of the Baghdad blogger known as Riverbend.
  • rubber hose on reason number ___ for going to war in Iraq.
  • Science and Politics on countering the CCFC.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans finds some good news.
  • SoonerThought on the perils of promotion.
  • Speedkill on crazy people.
  • Steve Gilliard's News Blog is all Katrina, but not just the news.
  • T. Rex has a message for Fred Phelps.
  • The Invisible Library on theology and nature.
  • The Countess on an alphabetical meme.
  • Wanda has a letter to the president from one of his own.
  • WTF Is It Now reminds us of the good old days.
  • The Yellow Doggerel Democrat is helping out his unexpected visitors.

    That's all for now.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

  • Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Playing Politics? 

    "I hope people don't play politics during this time. This is a natural disaster the likes of which this country may not have seen before. What we need to do is to come together as a nation... there will be ample time for politics."--Bush

    So Mr. President, when you are criticized, it is by people playing politics, eh?

    Oh, you mean play politics like you did on 9/11, stand there with a fireman, flag and bullhorn? Or when you used photos of you on Air Force One that day to raise money for the Republican Party? You mean that kind of politics, Mr. President?
    Critics are right--you are slow to react as usual. You have spread our military and relief forces too thin. God forbid we have another 9/11-style attack anytime soon.
    There is no money in our treasury to cope with this disaster adequately without wrecking the economy. Well, pardon me for playing politics, but people are suffering and dying.

    Worst president ever, folks.

    Bad History? Yes, Bad History! 

    The Carnival of Bad History # 3 is here. The Liberal Coalition's own Horatio at Dodecahedron has the latest edition for your reading pleasure. He's made it a very special Michael Jackson edition. Michael Jackson? Yes, Michael Jackson! Horatio has something for everyone. He has Nazis. He has terrorists. He has Intelligent design. He has Paul Harvey. Paul Harvey? Yes, Paul Harvey!

    History isn't just that highschool class taught by coaches (badly), history is everything. Culture, politics, movies, the good, the bad, and, yes, the ugly. Bad history is mostly the ugly. Go, read up, get inspired, and track down your own bad history for the next carnival.

    Monday, August 29, 2005

    "New Orleans Is Sinking, Man, and I Don't Wanna Swim!" 

    While Hurricane Katrina swamped southern Florida - see Mustang Bobby for the details in Miami - it is doing serious damage to New Orleans and the Central Gulf Coast right now.

    Thousands have fled the area, at least those who could, while others are bunkered down in the face of this large and very dangerous storm. Many of the 100,000 or so in The Big Easy who had no transportation were allowed into the Super Dome for shelter. Unfortunately, CNN has reported that the roof is leaking and that the National Guard is starting to move some of the refugees into other parts of the structure. Hopefully the rest of the stadium will withstand the storm. Those folks could use a little hope right now.

    For anyone who's never been to New Orleans, it's hard to understand that the city is anywhere from a few to 12 feet below sea level and averages 6 feet below. It's an unsettling sight to see the large ships moving up and down the Mississippi while standing at the bottom of the levees; they look like they are flying overhead. But the storm surge is supposed to be higher than the levees...

    All of my best thoughts to everyone in Florida and on the Central Gulf Coast.