Thursday, January 11, 2007  


Time to dust off some 70's Motown and marching chants and go to town!

Aretha Franklin got it right, and it's time to tell the Congress to listen up.

Shrub the younger has said his piece, threatening the US with the Al Queda bogeyman, but not quite explaining why we are now bombing the crap out of Somalia (and what is with the silence, y'all? The parallel with Israel going into Lebanon is deafening). We cannot "lose" in Iraq. Well, if we are not "losing" now, what are we doing? He wants to send 20,000 more troops to control the insurgents and he rattles the bones of terrorism at us. And yet several reports have suggested that less than 10% of the insurgency is made up of foreign fighters/Al Queda. Which means that at least 80% of the insurgency are Iraqis who don't want us there. Think on that for a moment. And why you might ask? Well, for starters, we kill civilians. We steal. We have left cluster bombs all over the place. We have arrested, detained and tortured people. We scorn the Iraqi civilians. Just call up Youtube and Iraq and watch the marines mock the very people we are supposedly trying to help. Think about it- would you want to be occupied like that?

And just where are these 20,000 soldiers coming from? Ain't going to be me in boot camp- and quite possibly not you, either. So who?
Look to the border- the states along the border, look to the green card soldiers, the immigrants with limited chances, the young and disenfranchised in towns laid low by an economy struggling to support armed conflicts on at least two fronts. These are the expendable soldiers- the poor, the under-educated, the cannon fodder least likely to be missed by an ungrateful government.

So, to the cries of Que Viva! It's time to tell Congress

What do we want?
When do we want it?

I am a big fan of DIY - do it yourself.

Ingrid over at Blogger Roundtable has some very good information on how to join the DIY Impeachment movement.
Impeach for Peace, a Minnesota-based impeachment group, has researched a method for impeaching the president using a little known and rarely used part of the Rules of the House of Representatives ("Jefferson’s Manual").
After learning this information, Minnesotan and Impeach for Peace member (Jodin Morey) found precedent in an 1826 memorial by Luke Edward Lawless which had been successful in initiating the impeachment of Federal Judge James H. Peck. Impeach for Peace then used this as a template for their "Do-It-Yourself Impeachment." Now any citizen can download the DIY Impeachment Memorial and submit it, making it possible for Americans to do what our representatives have been unwilling to do. The idea is for so many people to submit the Memorial that it cannot be ignored.

Vist Ingrid for more and then visit Impeach for Peace and make your voice heard.

In the words of San Diego's B-side Players:
If you want one world,
One love,
one race,
How you wanna make this
A better place?
And Bush needs to know that we are going to bring the power to the people back.

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