Power to the People – Send a message to slimebag crony soon-to-be-former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales by Brigida + Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It (video cartoon)

Brigida (D-NY)

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How would you like to send a message to slimebag crony soon-to-be-former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales?

My good friends at
www.johnedwards.com have hatched a little scheme to tell this flagrant perjurer exactly what we fed-up Americans think of him.

For every signature collected, a copy of the US Constitution WILL BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE of this blood sucking, yellow bellied vermin.

Once 25,000 names are collected, a GIANT-SIZED copy of the Constitution with ALL of our names will also be sent to his office, courtesy of our friend, John Edwards.

You can sign the petition. There’s even a little spot where you can send the scumbag a message and tell him what a piece of trash he is.

Remember, you DO NOT have to be a supporter of Senator Edwards to sign this petition.

I think we ALL can agree that it is time for this disgrace to American politics to GO HOME AND FACE DISBARMENT PROCEEDINGS.

Forgot about that, didn’t you? Yup, Bushie may be able to pardon the bastard, but he CANNOT protect him from the American Bar Association. Once he is found guilty of perjury, the ABA will most DEFINITELY make sure he never practices law again in our blessed country.

Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

(Ed’s note: Brigida chose this perfect song to go along with this but I can’t put it here, so here’s a video cartoon version.)

 

Going STRAIGHT to the Source… EXPOSING PRESIDENT BUSH!!! by Brigida + Metallica – Disposable Heroes (music video)

Thanks to
Brigida (D-NY)

Dandelion Salad

July 25, 2007

This is for you, K :o)

Over the last five years, there has been MUCH debate over the senate’s Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. FRANKLY, I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. We are going to set the record STRAIGHT right here, ONCE AND FOR ALL!

How do I plan to do this? It is called finding the “primary source of information”.

In other words, I am not using an article from Ariana Huffington’s blog, or a New York Times op-ed piece to make my argument. Instead, I am going to be a responsible American and do what ALL of you should have done when this debacle began. That is, GET THE ORIGINAL LEGISLATION AND READ IT. (What a novel idea !!!)

OK, so now I’ve read the legislation… the same legislation John Edwards “apologizes” for voting “yea”, the same legislation Hillary Clinton avoids discussion thereof like the plague, the same legislation Barack Obama so heavily criticized on the Illinois State Senate floor (Not the US Senate floor… He was in STATE government at the time.)

After reading the legislation, I have only one question for Senators Clinton and Edwards, “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO BE ASHAMED OF????”

According to the resolution, the President had authority to use military force but was required FIRST to obtain prompt and decisive action by the (United Nations) Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq

Hmm… If my memory serves me correctly, the United Nations Security Council made NO resolutions regarding Iraq because their weapons inspectors had not completed their investigations.

In other words, this legislation signed into law by Senators Clinton, Edwards, et. al., authorized the president to use military force were CONTINGENT upon the UN Security Council resolutions.

Since the UNSC would NOT authorize use of force, the conditions upon which the legislation authorized the president to use force HAD NOT BEEN MET. Therefore, the president was NOT acting upon the authority of the Senate. HE WAS ACTING ON HIS OWN!!!!!

WHY (OH WHY OH WHY OH WHY?????) Hasn’t SOMEONE in the Democratic Senate pointed out that the resolution that they voted for, ONLY gave the president authority to use force IF the UN gave him the green light?

And BECAUSE the president never got the “go ahead” from the UN, he was IN VIOLATION of the legislation passed by Congress. Therefore NO ONE IN CONGRESS IS TO BLAME FOR THEIR VOTES FOR OR AGAINST USE OF FORCE AGAINST IRAQ !!!!!

Don’t believe me?

Read the legislation FOR YOURSELF!!!!

By the way, I took the liberty of counting the number of times September 11, 2001 was referred to in this document_ The answer? FIVE!!!

Ten days after 9/11, in a Presidential Daily Briefing (PDB) the president was informed that Iraq WAS NOT INVOLVED IN 9/11 (SEE 9/11 Commission Report .pdf).

So why did we invade? I turn you to Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategies Sources and Resources for a New Century. This document is self-described as a “blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests”.

The plan? One of the key aspects of the paper is the requirement for a war in Iraq, and subsequent imposition of a US-sympathetic government upon the Iraqi people. Crucially, it is explicitly stated that a war should be waged regardless of Saddam Hussein being in power. Bearing in mind recent accusations of nuclear/biological weapons programs and a demand for ‘regime change‘ in Iraq, these statements are chillingly close to current reality. The Gulf region is stated to be of great strategic and financial importance, and must therefore be intimidated by military presence or directly controlled by the use of ‘sympathetic’ regimes. The paper directly states that US military presence must be greatly increased in the Gulf region despite domestic opposition to US bases. As the paper itself states, “The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.” (SOURCE) YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME !!!

OH IT GETS BETTER!!!!

This was the brainchild of PAUL WOLFOWITZ, DICK CHENEY, DONALD RUMSFELD, JEB BUSH, and SCOOTER LIBBY!!!!

When was the document first published? SEPTEMBER 2000 !!! THAT’S RIGHT ! BEFORE BUSH WAS FIRST (allegedly) ELECTED AND BEFORE 9/11/01!

Now I turn you to Condoleeza Rice’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission:

He virtually badgered poor Larry Lindsey about when could we get Wall Street back up and running, because he didn’t want them to have succeeded against our financial system. (SO WHAT? HANG CHRISTIE WHITMAN OUT TO DRY WITH BULLSHIT REPORTS THAT THE AIR AT GROUND ZERO IS SAFE TO BREATHE AND GET MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SICK IN THE PROCESS??? YOU BASTARDS!!!) We were concerned about air security, and he worked very hard on trying to get particularly Reagan reopened. So there was a lot on our minds.

But by the time that we got to Camp David and began to plan for what we would do in response, what was rolled out on the table was Afghanistan — a map of Afghanistan.

And I will tell you, that was a daunting enough task to figure out how to avoid some of the pitfalls that great powers had in Afghanistan, mostly recently the Soviet Union and, of course, the British before that.

There was a discussion of Iraq. I think it was raised by Don Rumsfeld. It was pressed a bit by Paul Wolfowitz. (DO THOSE NAMES RING A FREAKING BELL???) Given that this was a global war on terror, should we look not just at Afghanistan but should we look at doing something against Iraq? There was a discussion of that.

The president listened to all of his advisers. I can tell you that when he went around the table and asked his advisers what he should do, not a single one of his principal advisers advised doing anything against Iraq. It was all to Afghanistan. (THEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE DOING IN IRAQ?????)

COMMENTS ANYONE?

Metallica – Disposable Heroes 1993

(Ed. note: Brigida had a music player on her blog, but I can’t repost it here so I found a video of the same song.)

Metallica – Disposable Heroes Lyrics

Bodies fill the fields I see, hungry heroes end,
No one to play soldier now, no one to pretend,
Running blind through killing fields, Bred to kill them all,
Victim of what said should be,
A servant ’til I fall

Soldier boy, made of clay,
Now an empty shell,
Twenty one, only son,
But he served us well,
Bred to kill, not to care,
Do just as we say,
Finished here, greeting death,
He’s yours to take away

Back to the front,
You willdo what I say, when I say,
Back to the front,
You will die when I say, you must die,
Back to the front,
You coward,
You servant,
You blindman

Barking of machinegun fire, does nothing to me now,
Sounding of the clock that ticks, get used to it somehow,
More a man, more stripes you bare, glory seeker trends,
Bodies fill the fields I see,
The slaughter never ends

Soldier boy, made of clay,
Now an empty shell,
Twenty one, only son,
But he served us well,
Bred to kill, not to care,
Do just as we say,
Finished here, greeting death,
He’s yours to take away

Back to the front,
You willdo what I say, when I say,
Back to the front,
You will die when I say, you must die,
Back to the front,
You coward,
You servant,
You blindman

Why, am I dying?
Kill, have no fear,
Lie, live off lying,
Hell, hell is here

I was born for dying

Life planned out before my birth, nothing could I say,
Had no chance to see myself, moulded day by day,
Looking back I realize, nothing have I done,
Left to die with only friend,
Alone I clench my gun

Soldier boy, made of clay,
Now an empty shell,
Twenty one, only son,
But he served us well,
Bred to kill, not to care,
Do just as we say,
Finished here, greeting death,
He’s yours to take away

Back to the front,
You willdo what I say, when I say,
Back to the front,
You will die when I say, you must die,
Back to the front,
You coward,
You servant,
You blindman

Back to the front