Saturday, October 07, 2006


Overheard along the E. Broad Street wall of the Statehouse:

Man #1: He’s a lunatic.

Man #2: Who? Bush?

Man #1: Yeah, man. Bush.


Thursday afternoon (October 5) about 100 local anti-war protestors converged on downtown Columbus as part of the national World Can’t Wait Drive Out the Bush Regime Day of Repudiation. Over the next few hours chanting “Bush Step Down” “Impeach Bush Now” and “Blackwell is a Nut” they spread out over the downtown area hitting the State House, Federal Building, Ken Blackwell’s office, the Dispatch, and Ohio Republican Party headquarters. I hung out with them for about an hour mainly taking pictures and gauging the reaction of downtown workers and folks driving by. My informal survey indicates that, as I expected, Bush is in lots of trouble. Dozens of high fives, honks, and cheers and only one mild rebuke. But, does BushCo care?

Shouting "Jump! Ken, Jump!" at the Borden Building, marching through downtown with a frog on your head, or wrapping up your face in a scarf pretending to be anarchists may be fun (and why were the "anarchists" waving a Soviet flag?), just what was the purpose of this mastubatory side trip on the road to oblivion?

ONN showed up to report on the demo, but according to protesters, cameramen said they wouldn’t do a shoot unless the protest focused on the Foley scandal. Friday I looked at the ONN and Dispatch pages and there was nothing. If a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it....

1 comment:

Causal said...

Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Due this Thursday!!! (Oct 12)

The day the nation demands impeachment is almost upon us. This coming Thursday (Oct 12), sacks and sacks of mail will arrive in congress demanding impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial., part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.


You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page:

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page:

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace."
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984