Friday, July 27, 2007

Rotten to the Core

Those who still have hope that the Democrats will save them from the Neoconservatives have forgotten something.

The Democratic leadership in the country does not give 2 cents about what is best for the American people. Don't believe me?

The Democrats just handed the White House even more powers to spy on Americans that it had under its secret, illegal spying program.

And Speaker of the House Pelosi refuses to impeach or conduct a new 9/11 investigation, even though a majority of Americans want Cheney impeached and the government's version of 9/11 is about as solid as swiss cheese that's been left out in the sun for a week.

And Cindy Sheehan says "John Conyers told me ... that winning the presidency in ’08 was more important to him than ending the war in Iraq." Get it? The head of the Judiciary Committee, charged with upholding the rule of law in America, cares more about politics than about the Constitution, the people or the country.

If you still don't get it, its because you don't understand that -- just like neoconservatives are NOT real conservatives -- neoliberals do not hold any traditional progressive values. They are just a velvet-gloved version of the Republicans, a "kinder, gentler face" of the same machine.

The Democrats will not investigate 9/11, they won't do anything other than posture about getting out of the Iraq war, they won't question anything having to do with Israeli policy. Nancy Pelosi, that most "liberal" of congress people from San Francisco, has said repeatedly that "impeachment is off the table", even though impeachment is the one thing which might restore the balance of powers and the Constitutional rule of law. The Democrats have been just as bas as Republicans in carrying out false flag attacks. Hillary Clinton has said that, if she's elected president, the Iraqi war will probably continue until the end of her first 4-year term. She and Barack Obama have strongly hinted that they are for war against Iran.

The American government is rotten to the core. The Democrats won't save us.

The sooner we wake up to that fact, that sooner we can start taking real action to change things and save the America envisioned by the Founding Fathers.

I was raised in a Democratic household, and grew up believing the Democrats were "the good guys". My family has close friends who are fairly influential in the Democratic party. In addition, I regularly slam the Republicans (see, for example, this essay). And I have -- despite all of the contrary evidence -- held out hope that the Dems might finally start doing the right thing. So good luck trying to paint me as being a partisan Republican.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget that Rep. CON-yers had Sheehan and several others arrested after declining their pleas to start impeachment hearings.

He has no interest in ending the war

1:07 PM  
Blogger Salter2008 said...

Here is what Ray McGovern had to say about his meeting with CON-yers

My $ 02 Letter sent to CON-yers

I am writing you today to voice my outrage over the Bush / Cheney administrations continued disrespect of the will of the American people in ending the war in Iraq. Throughout the tenure of the Bush / Cheney administration the American People have been lied to regarding the reasons for this preemptive war.

Therefore I strongly urge you to support and sign House Resolution # 333. Mr. Cheney must be held accountable for the following:

1. has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States by fabricating a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, as well as 2. fabricating a threat about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, in order to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against Iraq in a manner damaging to U.S. national security interests; and 3. in violation of his constitutional oath and duty, has openly threatened aggression against Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and has done so with the proven U.S. capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining U.S. national security.

Additionally I strongly urge you to contact the Speaker of the House, The Honorable Ms. Nancy Polosi and implore the Speaker to “ Put Impeachment back on the table”.

The United States is undergoing a Coup d'état against the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and democracy itself. In my view, we are quite frankly on a fast track towards a dictatorship; where the Executive Branch through Signing Statements, and Executive Orders can subvert the resolve of Congress and undermine the Rights and Will of its Citizens. The President, Vice President and Congress pledged an oath to: “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” The time has come to remind this administration of that obligation. Impeachment is no longer an option; it is the sworn duty of Congress to uphold the Rule of Law.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republican/Democrat, Blood/Crip, same thing, these political parties are nothing more than Washington DC street gangs. Their true purpose is divide and conquer the American people. It's all smoke and mirrors, "entertainment" just like pro-wrestling, they all work for the same promoter but we're so preoccupied with our mindless cheering we don't notice.

The joke is on us, they're laughing all the way to their bank, with our money. What we've got now is what we deserve for being comatose for so long. Time to wake up, and to burn our political party membership cards. There are only two parties: The American People Party, and "THEM".

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aurghh. This whole hopeless situation makes me feel completely powerless.

12:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oK, so the dems should cut the funding for the occupation. should the iraqis tough it out and fight a civil war, or should the UN move in and help stabilize things a bit? If bush wont allow the UN to take over in the event dems cut funding for his occupation...should the dems in fact cut that funding? Should the dem leaders like conyers impeach if noone else in his party is going along with it? Yes? Really? for what point? And if the dems don't have the votes needed to throw the bums out, why should they waste TIME on that? Ok, they should make a statement so that everyone can see which politicos stood with bush and which didnt in 2008. Good. Then what? To make exactly WHAT POINT to WHOM. >>This<< is a country that elected alot of republican senators...which is exactly why throwing the bums out simply isn't possible. When you people voted for republican were voting for bush. He may have stolen two elections, but if the republican senators were elcted fair and square...bush actually won THAT election FOR REAL,



1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: to whoever didnt "get" the above comment: NEXT TIME, do not vote for any senator of a political party you despise when you seek to impeach the presidential incumbent of said party. You can't impeach/convict without VOTES in the SENATE. You condemn CONYERS, but you didn't give him OR Nancy the tools they need to really CUT THAT CANCER OUT THEY WAY THEY REALLY WISH THEY COULD. Nancy and Conyers have NO respect for this administration, and certainly LESS respect for it that many of YOU people have for it.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Sean O'Neil said...

Anonymous at 11:08 AM and 1:51 AM --

Both of you (if you are 2 people, that is) are ragging on some vague concept, a ghost that you have created, a straw man argument.

1:51 AM, you're mistaken when you say that maybe the POTUS elections were stolen, but the senatorial ones were not. You must be kidding. You think that the vote manipulation and voter intimidation was limited only to those people who voted for POTUS? Have you ever voted? Ballots contain whomever is up for election. In almost every place I'm aware of, they don't make you do a different ballot for every particular seat. And even if they did different ballots, so what? The people who want to improperly influence elections don't limit their chicanery only to POTUS results. To argue otherwise is just plain illogical, impractical, and absurd from a human nature perspective.

And the "get off Conyers back" comment, what are you trying to say there? Do you even know what you're saying? Do you even speak English? The syntax suggests you do not.

11:08 AM, nowhere in the law and nowhere in human ethics is there any sort of requirement that people have to respect "an administration." Maybe if you were king, you could mandate such "respect" in the same manner Mr Bush mandates respect via his 7/17/2007 Executive Order. But you're not king, so what are you trying to tell us? That you wish you were the tyrant? Well, good for you, keep dreaming!

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what are you trying to tell us?"

exactly what i wrote, in both messages, verbatim, word for word, more or less. Yes, it is considered that the senate results are fixed so that those tallies are also a sham, but don't you think the public is running out of excuses>? They can only fix so many elections. 2000 and 2004 were fixed and this P.O.S. (aka POTUS) got elected by a tiny margin. guess what, the people are to blame for 2000, and THE PEOPLE are to blame for 2004. buscheney was always lower than crapola. a fake tv psychic could have predicted everything that they are doing now. but WHO is to blame for it.

If AMERICA voted for an OVERWHELMING BLUE SENATE, these sluggs would be in front of an international court by now.

and If a man's dog is on the loose and bites someone, who gets in trouble for that?

11:44 PM  
Blogger Sean O'Neil said...

I guess your comment makes sense to you, "anonymous."

I guess your audience is a narrow one person, the guy you see in the mirror.

I'm not trying to call you unintelligible or anything.

Your writing does that for me.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you see, this is why we make no progress, small minds. what is there for you not to understand? you either agree or you don't. the common denominator behind everything i have posted here is that the people have to take the blame, the responsibility for their government, sooner or later. now, did you understand that? if you can't even understand that to disagree with it then you don't need to have a computer. it's useless to you. you guys have to own up to all of this. everyone must take responsibility and OWN this mess. Why? Because there is noone else that this whole mess belongs to. If bushya is the village idiot, guess what, it takes a village to raise a child.

12:44 AM  
Blogger jude cowell said...

Excellent post. Gore Vidal has been saying our "two-party system" is an illusion for awhile now and it seems so obvious, doesn't it?


12:22 PM  
Blogger Sean O'Neil said...

If your only point is that people must take responsibility, why do you need so many words that DO NOT SAY THAT in order to make your point?

Your point may be "obvious" to you, but to me it is well overstated. That we all have responsibility for our own actions is obvious, yes. But how do I have responsibility for a Senator that I vote for, who then changes his positions 180 degrees from what he promised and campaigned on? He is a rookie Senator, so we had no track record by which to judge him.

See, "anonymous," your petty obfuscating rants do not tell me anything except that you think yourself a genius and a possessor of "secret knowledge" that everyone else misses.

And that's why I say your posts do all the talking necessary when it comes to proving you a fool.

I can't wait for your snappy come-back to this one. Should be a prize.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Daniel F said...

Save America: Recall Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi said we are not allowed to impeach Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. As Speaker of the House she is in charge of the only investigative body that can indict Bush and Cheney for crimes committed while in office. We have overwhelming evidence of high crimes including treason perpetrated by the president and vice-president. We cannot wait until January of 2009 to have a criminal trial because these two men might launch World War III before then. America as we knew it could very well cease to exist in any recognizable form.

On 9-10-2001 Donald Rumsfeld admitted to CBS News that he was unable to trace 2.3 trillion dollars in Department of Defense (DOD) spending. On 9-11-2001 Robert Andrews, the Acting Asst. Director of the DOD went to the Counter Terrorism Center (CTC) after the Twin Towers had been attacked in New York. Just as he arrived, the CTC was destroyed by a bomb that also killed 40 of 41 military officers who were auditing the DOD books attempting to recover public taxpayer monies lost by what appears to be intentionally bad record keeping by the Pentagon. Robert Andrews is a former Green Beret and was in charge of Special Operations for the military on 9-11. He knows what a bomb is. He smelled the cordite. He also tells us that this bomb was detonated 3 1/2 minutes before the plane struck the building. Flight 77 was the plane alleged by the Bush administration and the bi-partisan 9-11 Commission to have hit the Pentagon on 9-11.

Back during the Reagan administration the Grace Commission issued a report saying that we could save one hundred billion dollars a year if we audited federal spending but to date we still cannot say where our money is going because the Congress and the Senate under both Republican and Democrat control has steadfastly refused to require that the books be audited properly. Currently, we could save at least 200 billion dollars a year. Is there widespread criminal fraud in federal spending? Yes. Catherine Austin Fitts, the former managing partner of Dillon Read who served as Deputy Director of HUD (Housing and Urban Development) under Bush I, once found one block in San Diego that had 10 loans from HUD on buildings that never existed and didn't even have postal addresses. In 2000 Susan Gaffney from the Clinton HUD administration admitted to the Senate that she had to write off 79 billion dollars in bad loans for her department over the previous two years. When the Senators asked what she did to recover the 79 billion dollars, Gaffney said nothing. She said she just wrote it off of the books. Indira Singh who is attempting to publish 911 Blueprint for Terror said that "they" are even stealing from Social Security. Fitts says that this stolen money is used to launder drugs and is invested overseas so that when the dollar collapses, they can buy America for pennies on the dollar. Any congressman or woman who refuses to enact auditing procedures so our "betters" can steal four billion dollars a week deserves to be recalled.

On 9-11 "our betters" crossed the line from looting the Treasury to treason and homicide. They murdered innocent auditors who were attempting to recover stolen monies that could have gone to health care, to education, to pensions and to balance the budget. That bomb was deliberately placed in a position to kill the auditors at a time when "our betters" knew that the Pentagon was to be struck by a plane. That is murder. And that is treason. The bi-partisan 9-11 Commission refused to investigate the evidence and acted to cover up treason and murder just as the Warren Commission had covered up the assassination of President Kennedy. One crucial piece of evidence ignored by the 911 Commission was the collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7. WTC 7 was never struck by a plane on 9-11 yet it collapsed straight down in 6.5 seconds. We can look at the collapse videos on and see that the building did not collapse due to fire. It is true that steel melts at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheidt, but before the fire gets to 2,000 degrees it gets to 900 degrees. At that temperature the windows should have popped out. You can look at the videos from different angles and not see even one window out of place. WTC 7 was obviously taken down by a controlled demolition with the bombs put in place prior to 9-11-2001.

What other evidence have they ignored? To date the Bush administration has refused to release any proof that the alleged 19 hijackers had either tickets or boarding passes. They have refused to release any surveillance videos of the 19 men boarding even one of the four planes. Also the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology tested the remains of what was alleged to be Flight 77 and found no Arab DNA. None. So where did the alleged hijackers go after they crashed their plane into the Pentagon?

Flight 77 was amazing. It was originally on course to hit the offices of the Pentagon's top brass including Donald Rumsfeld. But it took a 270-degree turn and came in at tree top level where it could conveniently destroy the evidence of the murder of 40 military auditors. But there is one crucial piece of evidence that links Dick Cheney to both treason and murder. On 9-11-2001 he was in a command center with then Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta. Mineta said a young man came into the room every few minutes saying 30 minutes out and then 25 minutes out and asking if the order still stands. Each time Cheney said, "Yes. The order still stands." It was not until later that Secretary Mineta learned that this conversation was about Cheney's decision to deny the military permission to shoot down Flight 77. Donald Rumsfeld later indicated that a military plane had shot down Flight 93. So why the difference in response to the two flights? I would say that there is sufficient evidence to indict or to impeach Dick Cheney, because he acted to cover up the bombing of the Pentagon on 9-11 by allowing Flight 77 to hit its target.

I have refused to engage in speculation about any aspects of 9-11, because I want to appeal to as wide an audience as possible to argue for criminal investigations of Dick Cheney. I believe that his impeachment will lead to the impeachment of President Bush and the indictment of many others. So why do I want to recall Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House? She is standing in the way of impeachment hearings. Whether she wins or loses the recall election she will have to allow a real criminal investigation of the role of Bush and Cheney in 9-11. The attack on the WTC and the Pentagon was used to propel America into two wars. If we do nothing, we can very likely expect another conflict before the end of the Bush term in 2009. Bush and Cheney could launch World War III.

The news media, Congress and the Senate should all be regarded as un-indicted co-conspirators until they support impeachment and criminal investigations into 9-11. Nancy Pelosi can say that she delivers a lot of goodies to her district in San Francisco. But, if you divide 200 billion dollars a year by 435, you will get the exact cost to each congressional district for failure to enact auditing of federal spending. That does not include the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan nor the next war against Iran. This is a far greater cost than the benefits your congressman can bestow upon you.

The lies have to stop now. Nancy Pelosi should be recalled. And a hundred or more Senators and Congressmen should be recalled as well. We must continue our struggle until we either have an honest government or we join one another in Guantanamo for criticizing our "betters."

I have been asked about the rules for impeaching Senators and congressmen in other states. I realize there are no federal laws governing recall of Senators and congressmen so that is why we will use state laws to recall Nancy. Joe McCarthy faced a recall election in Wisconsin which he won though he was defeated in the next general election. Nancy Pelosi serves Wall Street and represents in theory San Francisco. Under California law we would need 20% of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled and we have 160 days to collect those signatures. The rules for all 50 states are here:

Be of Good Cheer. The End is Nigh.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Jude: You all need to forget about green parties, boston tea parties, ron paul and his ANTI 1965 voter right acts voting history, ralph nader the iranian, and little ross perot. We don't have time for 3rd party spoilers, imposters, agents of the republican right, who wish to distract us so that we lose more elections like al gore did by tiny margins. concentrate your vote on the winners.Iit's a choice between lucifer and satan. Take lucifer, he has a prettier name. The democrats are the only ones strong enough to pull through this nightmare in one coherent working piece. No other candidate is surviving these contests alive. Even if the dumbocraps are aipac sellouts, we need them unfettered now!

recall nancy, do what you must, but VOTE BLUE, esp for SENATORIAL RACES! The Senators are the only ones with the POWER to knock bushbumpkin back out to Crawford to PASTURE.

My best senses tell me that we already have lost 2008 and will be facing another Republican Presidunce for at least another 4 years. This is the absolute worst time for a barack osama or a feminist wanna be butch like "hillary" to be TESTING america by running for the highest office. IF THESE DUM DUMS LOSE, MILLIONS COULD DIE! DO THEY CARE? NO! IT'S ALL ABOUT ME ME ME! IF THEIR LITTLE EXPERIMENT FAILS, SO MANY WILL BE DOOMED. THAT ALONE ALMOST DISQUALIFIES THEM BECAUSE THEY SHOW NO POWERS OF JUDGEMENT.

to sean oneil: listen dumdum, i don't have time to argue with a government disinfo agent provocatuer. so go back to your paymasters and tell them to go bleep themselves.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all the dum dums out there, here is an article that claims that the GOP lost Ohio's Gubernatorial elections despite stealing 6% of the vote illegally!

0R 2004
they ARE your "representatives" after all!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Ghost Walker said...

Just because more live repbs voted in OH than dead people last time you all got your panties in a wad. Ya'll say they stold 6% of the vote illegaly --- So tell me do you have to be a dem to legaly steal?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Sean O'Neil said...

To "Anonymous" --

You are funny. But surely not in the way you want or hope to be.

So we need to "vote Blue" eh? And 3d party candidates are "spoilers"?

Wow. You really are lost in fantasy-landt. You have bought all sorts of pap and pabulum offered on the subject of 3d party viability and the Todd Gitlin "Spoiler Effect" theory.

I hate to tell you, Anonymous, but it is YOUR suggested strategy that is enslaved to the corporate masters.

The "spoiler effect" theory of Gitlin presumes that Democrats "deserved" the votes that Ralph Nader received. DOH! Nobody "deserves" a vote. Votes must be earned. If the Democrat "Boys in Blue" had any positions worth endorsing, Nader would have received no votes.

The Democrats lost the White House in 2000 and 2004 because they didn't want it. Not because of a spoiler 3d party. Not because of "Rethugs." But rather, because the Democrats are the very same thing as the "Rethugs" and so they have no reason to challenge them. Look at the voting record of the US Congress. Always handing Mr Bush what he wants, they demonstrate time and again that they are his pals -- most especially your heroic Boys in Blue, anonymous.

I suppose you can lie your way out of any situation, though. That might explain your cowardly use of the name "anonymous."

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans=Harlem Globetrotters
Democrats=Washington Generals

It's a rigged game and they both win. The people just get to watch but they don't win anything.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One courageous politician just switched California to paper ballots. One way to unrig the game.

8:56 PM  

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