Friday, October 26, 2007

Today's call for Impeachment (#2)

Special to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:

I understand that you may be concerned that impeaching President and Vice President would be unprecedented and put you in the untenable role of President over a quagmire, and one who had a substantial political role in getting yourself to that position. I must remind you of your prerogative to resign, leaving the position to Senator Byrd, who may also resign to leave the position to our Secretary of State, who is of the same party as the current President, and making her President would put to rest any concerns about partisan motivations for the impeachment.

Dear readers: take action!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Today's call for impeachment

To preserve any meaningful authority on Capitol Hill, Congress must impeach the President for his multitudinous crimes against our country. These offenses are far worse than lying under oath about philandering, worse even than breaking into political opponents' offices and political espionage. Congress must impeach this President and his Vice President so that it may exercise its supervisory authority over the Executive Branch under future administrations. The liberties taken by this administration for itself from the Congress and the People are far too great.

This impeachment is imperative, not only for the citizens of the United Sates and the continued democracy we enjoy, but also for the citizens of the world, as it is likely that without impeachment, this President will rush to war with Iran completely de-stabilizing the Middle East and advancing the cause of terror around the globe through the indiscriminate use of military force.

I do not make these statements lightly, and I consider myself a political centrist. I have taken the time to understand the issues and attempt to reconcile the situation with the possible courses of action, and, as I have explained in a previous letter, impeachment is the only reasonable course of action.

We cannot wait for the next election for a change in administration. Iraq will not wait. Iran will not wait. Our freedom will not wait. The Congress must not wait, or by inaction condone these unacceptable actions.

Dear reader, take action now.

Monday, October 22, 2007

"It sucks to see your friends blown up."

So said the private security contractor who sat next to me on the plane from Atlanta to Raleigh-Durham. He was on leave for a week to see his father who was in intensive care in the hospital, and tomorrow, he'll be back on the tarmac at 0400 to fly back to Afghanistan. He also said, "I'm almost starting to get used to it." This seemed like a perfectly decent fellow, but who has been under too much pressure for too long. And I take that as a symptom of the never-ending conflict.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Read a Good Book

Ok, so we know about The Good Book - and the American Library Association has compiled lists of other good books. So good these books are that some people are afraid of them!

  1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

  2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

  3. The Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  6. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

  7. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  8. (ooohhhh... Kids might learn that it's not the stork!)
  9. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz

  10. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

  11. Forever by Judy Blume

I get that some folks don't want their tax dollars going to fund filth, but one person's filth is another person's treasure. In our society, we must respect our diversity while simultaneously guarding our individual character, but we cannot impose our own individual character upon everyone.

Google has a great page on banned books, too.

Monday, October 1, 2007