June 30, 2008: As I say, I must get My Blog in gear.
The weather on the West Coast, particularly in Northern California, has been unseasonably warm and drizzle-free this Summer. That factor is dictated, as the Country knows now, by nearly 1,500 fires burning up and down the State. Most sad are the big fires which threaten the absolutely exquisite Big Sur Pacific Coast. I think of lunches I've enjoyed on the terrace of Nepenthe Restaurant, built near the site where Playwright Eugene O'Neil lived, and where Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth planned a cliff-clinging love nest perched above the swirling waves.
This afternoon, Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma and his mostly Republican colleagues who claim that Global Warming does not exist should have been forced to lunch on that terrace.
Here in San Francisco, a pall of smoke has, at times, almost smothered the City, which used to boast that it was "air conditioned." People like myself who have lung conditions are warned to remain indoors, but in fact, the smoke, like the odor of burnt pancakes, is in my apartment. For much of the last two weeks, I have been noticeably more lethargic, unable to get much done. To make matters worse, I ran out my three inhalators, and 1) didn't have several hundred dollars to replace them (and some other necessary medications), and 2) lacked the energy to reach the big Kaiser pharmacy at Geary and Divisadero to refill them, if I could have scrounged up the cash.
It was a mess.
Today has been a little cooler, with a whiff of moisture to damp down the smoke.
Representative Senator Kucinich's 35 Articles of Impeachment against President George W. Bush were sent on his motion by a healthy House margin to John Conyers' Judiciary Committee. It is now up to us to get them discussed in connection with the massive corruption that the President and Vice President Dick Chaney fomented in the Justice Department. [Just like pulling a strand from a ball of yarn, the whole series of terrible crimes against the Republic will come unravelled.] It is not necessary that we actually succeed in impeaching these Executive Officers, but if some of the evidence is laid out at Judiciary Hearings, an honest, competent Attorney General in the next Administration will be able to press the literally hundreds of indictments warranted.
Here are the the Committee Members phone numbers:
Committee Phone: 202-225-3951
John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) Chair 202-225-5126
Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) 202-225-5635
Melvin L. Watt (D-NC) 202-225-1510
Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) 202-225-3072
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) 202-225-7931
Howard Coble (R-NC) 202-225-3065
Trent Franks (R-AZ) 202-225-4576
-- Phone them early and often.
Just this morning, in the New Yorker Magazine, Veteran Investigative Reporter Seymour Hersh broke the story that, last year, Congressional Leaders from both Parties colluded with the President to give him $400,000,000 in covert funds to destabilize the Iranian Government. We already know that, previously, we had covertly acted in the first place to help put the Right Wing Crank, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, into power. This way lies madness! If we do not stop them, our Republic will inevitably sink into the equivalent of a fascist dictatorship, by any other name.
Get busy. -- Macresarf1
June 11, 2008: For today, I simply want to commend Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich for taking the time yesterday to read, before the U.S. Congress, 35 detailed particulars of a proposal to Impeach President George W. Bush for High Crimes and Misdemeanors under the Our Constitution. [The entire reading (taking over four hours) was repeated for the Record by Clerks of the House this evening.] The bill may be considered by the full House tomorrow, but neither Denny Hoyer nor Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated any support. Neither Reuters nor the N.Y Times online bothered to give the event a headline, and aside from Keith Olbermann and a mention by Dan Abrams on MSNBC, the networks seemed to ignore the matter.
We are much more concerned with the price of gas, and trivia about the Election Nominees than we are about the coming end of the American Republic, or the end of the World as we have known it.
A news report did come over the wire that Representative Kucinich's website, containing the text of his proposal, had been possibly sabotaged early this morning. Fortunately, other websites had picked up the bill of particulars.
I come from east of Cleveland, where Kucinich has his district, and I can remember walking in the waters of Lake Erie, near "Indian Creek," where the body of a Toledo gangster was found floating when I was a boy. Nothing much has changed, except I wouldn't walk in the water there anymore.
More on this subject, in days to come. Meanwhile, check out the impressive history of malfeasance and incompetence Kucinich has gathered on our 43rd President:
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