Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I Believe George W. Bush Should Be Impeached

Here are my reasons from the show, with the complete tirade at the end.


– George W. Bush should be impeached for committing fraud. He lied to us and intentionally misled Congress and the American people about the reasons for the Iraq war.

– “President” Bush has abused his power by violating the rights of, well, everyone, by arbitrarily detaining people indefinitely inside and outside the United States, without due process, without charges, and with limited – if any – access to counsel or courts. People are innocent in this country until proven guilty. That’s Law 101. Everyone knows that, or should know that. This is what we get for having a “C” student in office. A student who probably pulled strings to have his grades raised to a “C.”

- Bush has abused his power and broken the law by allowing his administration to condone torture. Torture does not work, George. “24” is not a docu-drama.

- He has obstrcuted justice by having his current and former staff ignore subpoenas, destroy tapes, delete e-mails, create phantom e-mail accounts, shred documents and obfuscate (good word) the truth. He is destroying the checks and balances system of our government and flipping us the bird.

– He has alienated us globally by completely turning his back on agreements that don’t suit his agenda to make more money for corporations. It is not in the best interest of America to turn our back on basic human rights to justice, healthcare and a clean environment.

(at this point, Don and I went into a simultaneous rant)

– Most appalling to me is his continual lying about being fiscally responsible. He has led us into an unwarranted war that is going to cost us, and our children, and our grandchildren trillions, TRILLIONS, of dollars. Apparently, when he says “No Child Left Behind” he means he’s dragging us all into debt and poverty. Soon it will be “No CHUD Left Behind.” He has pooched our economy. The Canadian dollar is worth more than the US dollar? How bad do you have to run things into the ground for THAT to happen? He has sacrificed the lives of brave Americans and innocent Iraqis for control of oil – a dying, unrenewable resource for energy. He is trading blood for oil, which I wouldn’t mind, if it were his blood and the blood of his corporate cronies. He is bankrupting America while eliminating the middle class. He’s turning our country into the “Land of the Dead.” That’s right, that’s two horror movie references. We are living in a fucking horror film. Every time his administration breaks the law and I think they are dead, they keep getting back up and coming at us with “executive privilege” and machetes. Forget September 11th. Every day is Friday the 13th in America. Three references! He and his administration are addicted to greed and power and our congress is full of pansy enablers – all of them blatantly disregarding the will of the people. He is raping this planet while telling us to just relax and enjoy it. And then do some shopping. The world is fucked. The country is fucked. We are fucked.

DON – WE are fucked.

JOE –Stop being afraid.

DON – Start being angry.


I don't really understand people who say they are in a a bad mood simply because of the weather. To me, it's just the weather and so what, it doesn't determine my spirits unless I was planning a picnic and it's a downpour. And even then, I'm likely to just go do something else.

Yesterday, it was 65 degrees in Chicago and I had a hitch in my stomach about it. I walked to the post office in a t-shirt and hoodie and found it to be too warm to have zipped up. All the local news programs were touting it as a fluff piece about how Chicagoans were getting a reprieve from the bitter cold we had just last week. They interviewed perky joggers in Lincoln Park who were delighted to be running in their shorts and wouldn't it be great if it were like this all the time, tee-hee! This isn't delightful. It's disturbing. By the end of the day, there were flash flood warnings, severe thunder storms and a tornado touched down in Havard, Illinois. A tornado in January?

George W. was in town touting his "No Child Left Behind" by visiting one of the schools that has trained their students to take tests. Now, I don't blame Dubya for global warming, but he sure hasn't done anything to turn it around or prevent it from getting worse. He spent his first term denying it even existed. I was hoping to hear a comment from him about Chicago winters. The kind where he can hop off Air Force One without a coat. Nope. No mention of it.

As a part of our show, Don and I did a segment about why we believe George should be impeached. We got some criticism for it because it was angry, hard-hitting and not very funny in comparison to the tone of the rest of the show. We meant it that way because we are serious about it. We don't want him cruising through his last year and out the door without being held accountable for his actions.

Tomorrow, I'll post my side of that segment with my unedited tirade.


Yesterday, I asked...

"Central Florida Fire Chief Richard Shirk could lose his job for e-mailing pictures he snapped of what?"

20% said "A cop eating donuts"
- Unless the cop is eating them out of another cop's ass, probably not that big a deal.

10% said "A fireman in the shower"
- Maybe he was doing it as an example of how to keep your engine clean.

No one thought it was "A house on fire"
- Now, if he was posing in front of it waving and smiling, that would be different.

70% got it right with "A topless crash victim"

According to Orlando's WKMG, Local 6, suspended Central Florida fire chief Richard Shirk could lose his job over e-mailed photos from a crash scene that included at least one image of a female victim's exposed breasts. Shirk snapped photos of the woman and then e-mailed them to surrounding fire departments. The woman later died from her injuries. Shirk admitted that he snapped the photos but said he never meant for them to be derogatory. I guess they were just supposed to be artistic.