Friday, February 20, 2009

The Struggle To Get To The Truth And Act Upon It Continues. The Challenge Is To Get The Facts On The Public Table; Then We Can Determine The Actions

The Struggle To Get To The Truth And Act Upon It Continues.  The Challenge Is To Get The Facts On The Public Table; Then We Can Determine The Vehicle For Action.


"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then,
to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in
broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask
not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed
you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen!”

-Sam Adams-





The opinion continues to be that Bush and Company should be investigated but that the Obama Administration will not seriously pursue that course of action unless the public drives their desire home.  Glenn Greenwald continues to be a persistent and consistent advocate of “THE FACT” that we are “Bound By Treaty” to prosecute torture crimes.


Making the Cyber rounds yesterday and today is: David Swanson: Honestly, Judge, I Did It But Let's Look Forward. David is becoming a bit more aggressive these days…thankfully and finally!


We are all troubled by a lot of things these days: The Economy (Recession or Depression), Afghanistan, Iraq, The Damn Cost$ Of Our War$, Israel, Gaza, North Korea, Dramatic Change From The Obama Administration that we have longed for, conflict and confusion in the ranks who to hold Bush and Company “legally” accountable, but below the radar those who breathed a sigh of relief when GW’s helicopter lifted off on Inauguration Day had better think again….because they are not really gone.



In good news: Chicago U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald is to keep his job--for now, and there is a growing suggestion that President Obama should bring him to Washington on a rather permanent basis.


The Republicans who have totally scrapped the word “Bipartisan” now are becoming all legally concerned about what The White House Is doing. Republican wants White House e-mail plan.  Now aren’t these the same folks who were not very upset when 1,000s of the Bush White House Emails went missing. The Bush/Cheney White House  lost thousands if not millions of email communications, and no word from you demanding their compliance.


WASHINGTON (CNN) – A California Republican congressman has called on President Obama to put in place a system that ensures all White House emails be preserved even if official business was done through private e- mail accounts.


Rep. Darrell Issa, the senior Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, made the request in a February 18 letter to White House Counsel Greg Craig.


Issa specifically mentioned the new administration’s brief use of Gmail accounts after Obama was sworn in last month, as they waited for the official White House e-mail accounts to become active.


Click here to read Issa's letter


These people have a long standing questionable (ha) relationship with anything technological particularly if it has anything to do with privacy matters.  Take the latest Face Book Fiasco.  Former Bush Lawyer Behind Facebook's PR Nightmare”.


If Only the Press/Media could shake off its corporate slavery and return to being the real deal!  Then maybe we could stop having to depend of all of our own private news sources like:


We haven’t gotten Bush and Company on the mat yet and already we are throwing our own Obama into the ring.  True we have to pressure the administration to come good on its promises and shove them a bit more in our direction on some issues but it is quickly becoming a situation where you can’t tell the difference between attacks from the right and left.


Former Dem Sen: Obama Could Face War Crimes for Continuing Bush Policies


The United States' presence in Pakistan and Afghanistan is only furthering the spread of terrorism and President Obama could be charged with war crimes, former Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) wrote Wednesday.


"Why are we killing GIs to spread terrorism?" Hollings, a longtime (though now-retired) lawmaker asked in a blog post for the Huffington Post. "The best way to stabilize is to get out. It became a matter of conscience for me years ago."


Hollings argued that Obama's continuation of some of former President Bush's tactical strategies in the war on terror could make Obama liable for war crimes charges.


In Other News:


When Did the GOP in Congress Become A Cult of Greed and Violence?



The preamble

Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine. The Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution expressed a desire in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several states as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures to be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the said Constitution. viz: Articles in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress and Ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. 

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. 

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. 

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. 

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. 

Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law. 

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. 

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. 

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.



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