Thursday, July 12, 2007


There must be an underlying shady reason that Speaker Pelosi took impeachment off the table. Her office stated the other day that she will not put the issue back on the table because she is focused on "ending the war." The statement would be laughable if it weren't for the fact that she is using a neo-con strategy of saying the exact opposite of what is true. Ms. Pelosi would not allow Rep. Barbara Lee's bill that truly supported the troops by fixing a quick timeline for their withdrawal to be brought to the floor and instead used her power to whip her caucus into approving a "non-binding" resolution that by its very name is meaningless and useless. The Dems can accomplish much if they put their muscle behind it and the Dems could impeach BushCo and end the war if that was truly their focus. Besides all this, actions speak louder than words and one cannot say that she is focused on ending the war with her mouth while she is signing a one hundred BILLION dollar check to keep the war going with her signing hand.


MMMMMPEACHMINT! on the table and in a bowl ready to eat! Might add some fruits.



DEN said...

OK so I was in a hurry this morning, got the blog up late, aw shyt!

One of those days.

DEN said...

I know this seems obvious to me but Ms. Taylor admitted using RNC e-mails to communicate with fellow scoundrels.

A clear Hatch act violation if I ever saw one.


micki said...

Den, I'm not a layer, but it appears that she did violate the Hatch Act.

The Hatch Act is meant to insulate federal workers from partisan politics, but more germane to Taylor's situation, the Hatch Act bars the use of federal resources -- PHONES, COMPUTERS, OFFICE BUILDINGS, FOR EXAMPLE -- for partisan purposes.

The law is also meant to forbid workplace pressures intended to influence an election outcome.

So, duh! Yes, she broke the friggin' law.

micki said...


I should proofread!

I'm not a LAWYER...

micki said...

I got an email from Mallard Ice Cream and "Ben" said they'd try the flavor -- "next month when we get peaches."

I think the point may have eluded him!


DEN said...

Micki, sometimes you have to explain it really, really well or they don't get it.

(My Firefox highlights spelling errors with a red line underneath the misspelled word so I never goof.)

DEN said...

Oh and she violated the Presidential records laws too by going around WH mail.

DEN said...

Dear Dennis,

Late last week, even as many families enjoyed the final hours of July 4th vacations in Yellowstone National Park, officials in the Bush/Cheney Administration announced a new proposal that could lead to widespread regional killing of gray wolves, some of the park’s most popular residents.

Oppose the Administration’s latest assault on America’s endangered wolves. Send your message now.

On Friday, July 6th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began a 30-day comment period on its latest outrageous proposals plans that would sanction the killing of more than 700 wolves in the Yellowstone area and parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, including wolves protecting their pups on National Forest lands and Wilderness areas.

The proposal would set the stage for aerial gunning of wolves in Wyoming and Idaho and clear the way for the extermination of three out of four wolves in the Lolo area of Idaho’s Clearwater National Forest, a plan that had been shelved after more than 41,000 wildlife supporters spoke out against it.

Under this latest proposal, these and other wolves could be killed, even if gray wolves in the Northern Rockies remain protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The proposal comes even as federal officials are reviewing the hundreds of thousands of public comments submitted in opposition to the Administration’s plan to eliminate Endangered Species Act Protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.

Fight back against the Bush/Cheney Administration’s latest assault on protections for endangered wolves… Send your message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now.

Just last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed its long term opposition to Wyoming’s wolf management plan, clearing the way for a state policy that allows wolves to be shot on sight in most of the state if they wander outside the safety of Yellowstone or Grand Tetons National Parks and nearby areas.

Once again, federal officials are bending over backwards to allow the killing of still-endangered gray wolves. And, once again, Defenders needs your help to stop them.

This may well be your last chance to comment on these actions before wolves in the region are removed from the list of federally protected threatened and endangered species. We’re trying to generate 50,000 comments opposing these terrible proposals before August 6th. Will you help?

Speak out now. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that you strongly oppose its acceptance of Wyoming’s wolf killing plan and proposed changes to wolf management in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

We only have until Monday August 6th to speak out against these proposals, so please send your message today.

Best Regards,

Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife


Wrong 'sign here' site, oops!

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- I'll bet you are not a brick layer, either.

Oh, they're not called that.


Oh well...

micki said...

I just sent this to Thom Hartmann:

July 12, 2007

Mr. Thom Hartmann
c/o KPOJ Radio
4949 Southwest Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

Dear Thom:

I am one of your regular listeners (on AM1090, Seattle).

For a long time, I felt that Bush and Cheney deserve impeachment, but was reluctant to get on the impeachment bandwagon. However, a critical mass of impeachable offenses has come together and I am 100% in favor of a serious effort to remove them from office.

This may seem like a silly idea, at first reading, but as Ethel Merman said in Gypsy, “ya gotta have a gimmick.”

I would like to propose that someone (such as YOU), call for citizens to host National Ice Cream Socials over the Labor Day Weekend. They would serve MmmmmPeachMint ice cream. (Preferably made with Texas peaches and mint chocolate chunks.) A rallying slogan could be, “Enjoy MmmmmmPeachMint -- it’s good for your Constitution.”

Using the Ice Cream Social as the venue for this effort would be reminiscent of early America where the ice cream social was often a gathering spot to discuss social, charitable, political activities. I have tried to get some local ice creameries to feature MmmmmPeachMint as a “short term” flavor, but so far none of them have put it on their menu.

It is time to launch a surge for impeachment. This could be the start of the first massive grassroots’ effort to inform Americans on the importance of impeachment. Town, city, county, state politicians would be invited to attend. If these National Ice Cream Socials were held throughout the land, brought to the attention of local and national media, and fueled with the sweet taste of MmmmmmmPeachMint, this could be the start of something big!


Micki Jackson

micki said...

I'm definitely not a Mason! Not even an Evening Star (or whatever the female is).

micki said...

Sometimes I feel like a hod carrier, though.

I work in the yard A LOT! Hauling this, hauling that....

David B. Benson said...

I was thinking of the masons who get union wages, not the silly fez wearers, or whatever they do.

Masons make good wages. Hod carriers? Minimum wage? if that...

DEN said...

Great letter!!!

Better move fast, before the idea melts.


micki said...


Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, Mike Malloy, Stephanie Miller, and Cenk Uygur (YOUNG TURKS) are going to be in Seattle on Saturday nite for a forum: "Perfect President or Perfect Politician."

So, I emailed all of them the letter that I sent to Hartmann -- I told them I realize the topic of my letter is not on the evening's agenda, but suggested they kick the idea around since they'll all be together.

Can't hurt to try, eh?

micki said...

Dr. B, I knew what you meant. I was just being silly.

Which isn't unusual. Oh, well.

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Actually, I now think I feel for it.


º¿carol said...

I've been waiting for this:

Canadian passengers sue US TB traveller TORONTO, July 12 (Reuters) - Passengers who were aboard a flight with a US tuberculosis patient in May launched nine civil lawsuits against him on Thursday, claiming that he knowingly exposed them to the disease.

º¿carol said...

Den, I've been defragging my hard drive for a little over 24 hours now!!! I downloaded a program to do it, one that hits stuff Microsoft's defrag won't touch. It made it to 58% done when I went to bed last night and right now at 7:40 p.m. EDT it's STILL 58%. But it's moving. I can see the files crawl by in a bar on the bottom. *yawn*

It's called Diskeeper 2007 and it's a free 30 day trial. It just might take 30 days to defrag! WHY DO I HAVE TO FIGHT WITH MY COMPUTER SO DAMN MUCH!!! If I JUST wouldn't use it things wouldn't go wrong!

David B. Benson said...

Carol --- That's because you acquired the wrong operating system. Yah kno', the one made in this state.

You want one which is a descendant of the one made decades ago in New Jersey, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux, or Apple's OS X.

Then (once you learn to use it) all those problems will go away.

There will be a few, but only a few, new ones...

º¿carol said...

I'm too old to learn how to use a different operating system. Plus I don't want to have to reload everything I have on this computer, save other stuff on discs, etc. A nightmare. I'm trying everything I can find to fix this thing so I don't have to reinstall Windows. I don't want to lose my...stuff.

All that's wrong with my computer is it keeps bogging down. It's kind of regular when it does it, too. I've got spyware killers. I've got Registry cleaners. Now I have this disc defragger. Grrrrrr. I WANT TO WIN THIS BATTLE!

David B. Benson said...

Carol --- No, you are not. If you look around, you'll find there is a make-Linux-look-and-feel-like Windows app.

And for a modest fee, your local computer shop can do your conversion for you.

Unless, of course, you really, really enjoy spending your time mucking with junk...

micki said...

I should stay out of this discussion, but I LOVE MY MAC.

I don't do windows -- or bricklaying. :-)

David B. Benson said...

Nah, it seems that windows need washing much too often.

Does Apple have a make-a-MAC-look-n-feel-like-Windows app?

There should be one, because OS X is a close relative of Linux.

º¿carol said...

My Windows XP, I have it set up to look like Windows 98 SE. I like the old look. :)

David B. Benson said...

Carol --- I'll bet you like clocks that go tick-tock, too. Err, when one remembers to wind them up...


Alan said...

Hey guys, I got an email from Jeanne. I won't say what it is because it's her business, but she's had some probs at home recently. She's not spending much time on the computer, but if you know her addy, drop her a line anyway and include a virtual hug.

DEN said...

Done deal!