Tuesday, January 20, 2009



CQ Politics Today






So Long Bush: Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
By Melissa McEwan, Shakesville
Don't let the door hitcha where Maude splitcha, Dubs.
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Judge Rules That Cheney Has Broad Discretion Over Records ...
Thats like a judge ruling the "bush can't be impeach unless there is evidence that we attacked Iraq". Of course Cheney did not lose emails. They are missing, not lost. The difference is the missing implies that they could be found, ...
Democratic Underground Latest... - http://www.democraticunderground.com/


Pelosi wants investigation of Bush officials, open to prosecutions ...
It's only 6pm EST/EDT so let's give it another 6 hours until 
Bush is unable to make anymore Pardons. I'd been hoping and keeping quiet, that the talking heads would keep their mouths shut. With Cheneyand Bush saying that 'Why pardon ...
AboveTopSecret.com New Topics... - http://feeds.abovetopsecret.com/1.xml


MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics
Ironically, and perhaps because he was an attorney, he believed enough in the laws of the land to fear
impeachment. Like I said, he violated The Constitution (and his oath to protect it) from the irrational thoughts of paranoia and egotism. ... George W Bush (or should I say Dick Cheney?) came through having learned the lessons of those I have already mentioned. Namely, that the President will do whatever the hell he wants and no one can stop him. ...
MyDD - http://www.mydd.com/section/Diary


revision99 » Blog Archive » So Long, George W. Bush
Tuesday is the last day of the George W. 
Bush presidency. I don’t feel exhilarated about that, as I thought I would. It would have been more satisfying to kick him out in 2004, or impeach him after 2006. Heaven knows he deserved to be ...
revision99 - http://revision99.com/


PolitiFact | The legend of slaves building Capitol is correct
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, mentioned it in her remarks at the Dec. 2, 2008 dedication of the Capitol Visitors Center: "The Capitol was built by slaves," Pelosi said. "Today, I want to talk about the fact that it's so ...
PolitiFact.com statements - http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/


Statement of President-elect Barack Obama on Martin Luther King Day
By twolf1, Firedoglake
"We resolve that as we walk, we must walk together."
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DemConWatch:: Inauguration Morning Post
Should the Obama administration bring charges against the Bush administration for torture? Absolutely, and I'm pretty convinced that the list of charges should not stop there. I'm a purist, I want Bush,Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, ...
DemConWatch - http://www.demconwatchblog.com/








Just Hours Away ...a note from Michael Moore


This happy, happy day!

We have made it through the Dark Ages and here we are, in one of the most redemptive moments history has ever witnessed. Barack Obama is our best hope to get it right, to heal our national soul, to reach out to the rest of the world with an olive branch instead of shocking brutality.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has worked to make this day happen. For many, the madness goes back, not eight years but twenty-eight years, to the tragic day Reagan was sworn in to dismantle our precious "government of the people" and our beloved way of life.

To all of you who have spoken up and spoken out, who have written letters and marched for peace, for all of you who never gave up, you are the true heroes today. Many of you have suffered great economic losses. Some of you have endured a loved one being shipped overseas to senseless and shameful wars, and thousands of you have seen those loved ones returned home, no longer alive. It has been a heartbreaking time.

But the sun comes out at noon today. The disgraced outgoing president will slide out the side door and head to Crawford to sell the Hollywood set known as the Bush "ranch" before he settles down in an exclusive neighborhood in Dallas. I would encourage Mr. Bush to issue one final pardon before noon today -- his own. He had better issue a blanket pardon for all crimes that may have been committed since 2001 by himself, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the whole gang. Serious laws were broken, a war was concocted on a lie, and now, please, justice must be carried out. ...

So let us move forward and fix the horrible mess we are in. We are fortunate to have a new president who is smart and kind and committed to serving his country. Take a moment today and think about what you can do to join him in helping him do his job. We're all in this together. Our country has been so profoundly wrecked by an administration who decided to mug our constitution and then steal what they can for their Wall Street cronies on the way out the door.

Here is my plea: Let's not leave Barack Obama alone to clean up the mess. As he takes his oath today, please take one yourself -- to work harder than ever to end these wars, create universal health care, save our planet, end poverty, increase knowledge and establish a true government "of, by and for the people" (instead of "of, by and for the lobbyists, the bankers, and the war profiteers").

On a personal note, it's no secret that I have had to suffer an avalanche of hate and attack as I stuck my neck out to simply do my job. Some day I will tell you what the true cost of this has been for me, but not today. Today is a time for celebration and optimism and hope. I'm glad we all lived to see this incredible moment. And I thank each of you for your support of my work and your dedication to our democracy.

12:01pm can't come soon enough! Happy Inauguration Day!

Michael Moore


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