06 October 2006

Er...Y'all Sure That's What You Want?

Took a different route home from work yesterday (I drove, instead of MAXing it - had errands to run), which took me over the Hawthorne Bridge. I kinda like the sound of the metal deck under the tires.

There were protesters on the pedestrian walkway, waving their signs, giving the "V" peace sign, and shouting. I'll give you three guesses as to what they were protesting, and the first two don't count. Ready? Go.

If you guessed "The Bush Administration", you were correct.

Now, I've posted about the protesting thing before, and I may or may not have expressed any feelings one way or the other about the Bush Administration. I suppose they're doing the best they can, I dunno. I try to keep out of the whole politics thing when talking to people and posting on my blog. Life is about more than who's running the country and if they're doing a crappy job.

Anyway, on to my point. Most of the protest signs I see say "Impeach Bush". Some of you might already see where I'm going with this.

So, if that happened, who's left in charge?

Vice President Dick Cheney.

Dick knows 10 ways to kill you.

Are you "Impeach Bush" folks sure that's what you want?


Causal said...

Initiating the impeachment process would lead to an investigation that would implicate lots of people in the Bush administration who are guilty of committing crimes, including Cheney.

In addition, no matter who we get to replace Bush, we’ll be showing those in power that anyone who breaks the law will be held accountable.


Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Due this Thursday!!! (Oct 12)

The day the nation demands impeachment is almost upon us. This coming Thursday (Oct 12), sacks and sacks of mail will arrive in congress demanding impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org, part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.


You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.


More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace."
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

Barkernews said...

I deal with those protesters a lot because of my job. Most of them really want change.

But there's about 5% of them who just want to start trouble with the cops... which is precicely what they end up doing.


Ghost Dog said...

B-news: The bandwagon-jumpers piss me off, too. Got no problem with the people who actually want change, as long as they're doing more about it than waving signs and chanting. And as long as they don't hose my commute. :)

Causal: Interesting about Jefferson's Manual. But even if you get 'em both, isn't Dennis Hastert next - another Rebublican? Then Ted Stevens - another Republican. I suppose if your point is "anybody but Bush/Cheney", then you're good.