Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One Message. Loud and Clear.

I hate State of the Union addresses. Even when there's a president in office that I like - which has only happened once in my adult life - I can't stand listening to them. They are nothing but shallow pep rallies for the GOP. The applause breaks are more calculated and stilted than the canned audience of a pre-recorded sitcom. I'll watch some of the post-game antics on the news shows, but even that's mostly prepackaged spin responses that aren't very insightful.

The last State of the Union address I watched in it's entirety was in 2002. The big one after 9/11. At that point, I had some hope for the administration. They had responded to 9/11 by going after the Taliban in Afghanistan, a measured and appropriate response, in my eyes. But in that 2002 speech, Bush laid out the Axis of Evil - Iraq, Iran and North Korea. The bone-headed dickwad actually used the word "evil" making his inferences the seeds of a Holy War. The response to 9/11 was no longer about protecting ourselves, it was about God. Our God over their God. Way to stir the pot, George.

That speech also contained Bush lying to the world about Iraq's attempts to build a nuclear bomb by trying to buy yellow cake (unfrosted) in Africa. Which never happened and most intelligence agencies around the world refuted.

Here's what I am afraid of... It's George W. Bush's last year in office and everyone is focused on the campaign and the future. Understandable, except George is still in office and as much as we'd like to call him a lame duck, he isn't going to act like one. And as much as we want to go to sleep and wake-up to a new president, we, the American people, need to hold him responsible for his high crimes and misdemeanors. We want to brush it under the rug and just get him the hell out of there. But if we allow that, we allow the new president, and future presidents, the options to continue his law-breaking antics. We have set a precedence of non-punishment.

I want my voice to be heard and I want your voice to be heard. Me standing on the street corner shouting looks like a nut with too much time on his hands. Me and a few other people looks less lonely, but our voices aren't going to rise above the traffic sounds.

Here's what I propose...

One Message. Loud and Clear.

On Tuesday, March 4th, I will simply post on my blog


And I want you to join me. If you have a blog and share the same sentiment, post only "IMPEACH BUSH NOW!" on Tuesday, March 4th. If you don't have a blog, start one. If you read other blogs, please share the plan. I want to create a global "cyber shout" that cannot be ignored. I will also send this announcement to every member of congress.

Will it do anything? My jaded side says probably not. But we shouldn't let Bush ride out his last year without a fight. Help me spread the word.


Yesterday, I asked...

"A town after my own heart. Battleboro, Vermont residents will vote on an issue that calls for what?"

58% said "That kids must cover their ass cracks"
- I do believe this, but it's more of a safety issue. Small animals, like mice and squirrels, could try to hide in there and get crushed.

14% said "That all restaurants have vegan options"
- True. I do wish there were more vegan options other than salads and fries. Blooming onions don't count.

No one thought it was "That Richard Simmons be forced to wear pants"

28 % got it right with "That Bush and Cheney be arrested"

According to the Rutland Herald, Brattleboro residents will vote on Tuesday, March 4th on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont. The idea is spreading: Activists in Louisville, Ky., are spearheading a similar drive, and he said activists were also working in Montague, Mass.. The article goes on to say the indictments would be the "law of the town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro police ... arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro, if they are not duly impeached ..." Kurt Daims, the organizer of the petition drive, said "If Hitler were still alive and walked through Brattleboro, I think the local police would arrest him for war crimes." I don't think it's fair to compare Bush to Hitler. Hitler was a much better public speaker.

Heil, Bush!