Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wake Up AM podcast show #15

this week: hundreds of thousands march against immigration policy - Card resigns - Scalia flips the bird - Bush nixes Iraqi P.M. - NSA hearings - Censure hearings - Evan Bayh tests the waters - Plamegate lives! - Impeachment double standard - Bush finds "good news" on the net - stomaching Karen Hughes, ugh! -
and, oh yeah, 911. We finally break our silence! join us
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Monday, March 27, 2006

What Does Congress Really Want?

Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank has not signed on with the impeachment resolution because he claims it takes the debate off the Iraq war and is just what Bush wants. According to an article at MSNBC, Frank said "Bush would much rather debate impeachment than the disastrous war in Iraq." Unfortunately, there is no debating Bush on the Iraq war, never has been and never will be as long as Bush is in office. Bush told reporters in last week's news conference that the decision to remove troops from Iraq would be made by a future president. Bush has just taken any hope of reason off table. He has ever engaged in any reasonable debate about anything anyway. He hasn’t listened to anyone with an ounce of sanity from the moment he took office. What makes Barney Frank think Bush would start now?

I continue to argue that the impeachment issue is not a political game of strategy to be toyed with. Our elected officials have a responsibility to protect and defend the constitution, which requires them to hold inquiries into unconstitutional behavior by the President regardless of party affiliation. The very survival of our country, our government and our constitution is at stake as the congress allows the president's behavior to erode the rule of law. Do they think he is suddently going to give up the power he has taken? In fact, the opposite is true. The president’s unchecked criminal behavior has only emboldened his actions and continue to escalate as time passes. As the democrats waste precious time squabbling over petty issues, the closer we all come to losing our democracy. Is this what all those in power really want? I am beginning to think so. If they want to save our constitution, they must act soon. Meg

The "war on terrorism" is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $40 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus. The "war on terrorism" is a war of conquest. Globalisation is the final march to the "New World Order", dominated by Wall Street and the U.S. military-industrial complex.
That's according to Michel Chossudovsky, Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa.
There is a riveting interview at Guns and Butter, the KPFA Berkely California radio station,
that confirms a lot of my suspicions and pulls together the complete picture of the neocon strategy as implemented through the Bush Administration.
According to Chossudovsky, September 11, 2001 provides a justification for waging a war without borders. Washington's agenda consists in extending the frontiers of the American Empire to facilitate complete U.S. corporate control, while installing within America the institutions of the Homeland Security State.
His website,, is a great resource (and my new favorite) and I plan on ordering his book, America's War on Terrorism, immediately.

Hey, everyone it's time to crank it up and get active. Governments should be afraid of their people.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Presidential Power Continues Unchecked

In case you hadn't heard the president added an addendum to the new patriot act. According to a report at, Bush attached a signing statement to the new patriot act
giving him the discretion to ignore requirements of congressional oversight if he considers it necessary in protecting the country. He specifically cites serveillance and searches conducted by the FBI. His power continues unchecked. How much longer are the American people going to sit on the couch and do nothing as our civil liberties are eroded? We at Wake Up America urge everyone to take some kind of action NOW! Just do something to help restore the checks and balances to our government. They aren't about to just hand us back the power they have taken from us. We the people must take it back. Meg

Wake Up AM podcast show #14

This week:
Bush holds a press conference.
The questions are great.
The answers?... ... uh, not so much.

Join us with special guest
Rep. John Murtha for the psychoanalysis.
And listen for the world premiere of the
V for Vendetta- Bush/Cheney Mash-up
at the end of the podcast.
Kathy is away this week.
But Meg and Nancy are here, so join us.
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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Our Government is laughing at us. Where is everyone?

The people should not be afraid of their government. The government should be afraid of the people. From V is for Vendetta, the number one movie at the box office about a government overthrown by the people. Is this movie an attempt to wake us up before our government walks us off a cliff? The majority of the people in this country want us out of Iraq yet the people in the streets today did not reflect those numbers. Planned protests were held around the world to mark the third anniversary of Bushies Iraq folly. We must get into the streets to stop them from laughing. The only way we are ever going to get our troops home is to force the hand of these crazy people running away with our democracy. We must get into the streets in huge numbers. The Vietnam war finally ended as the government saw more and more people marching against the war. People went into the streets and the government stopped laughing. We must repeat the anti-war marches of the 60's if we hope to save our country. We must take our power back before it is too late.

You've Got the Power

When recently asked about starting a third party, I said that we might as well just go hunting with Dick Cheney and get it over with. But I've had an epiphany. Telling someone NOT to do something is just not me! I have always felt strongly about encouraging activism, not discouraging it.

I attended many Howard Dean events during the 2004 NH Primary and one line that he used over and over was "You've got the power! It's not me. It's you!"

So it you want a third party, stop sitting around on your behind and yakking about it. Do something about it. Come up with a catchy name, raise lots of money, get some good candidates and do it. Don't wait for some messianic savior to some along and do it for you. Don't wait for Howard Dean or Hillary to come along and do it for you.

Gene Sharp, former Harvard professor of Sociology and Political Science and founder of the Einstein Institute told Eastern European countries for decades, "Don't wait for NATO or the USA to come and save you from Soviet oppression. You have to do it yourself. You have the power." And guess what? They did it themselves. The Hungarians opened up the border to Austria, the East Germans took down the wall. They had the power all along. They just didn't know it.

So if you want a third party, start it. Me, personally, I'm kinda busy right now taking over the Democratic Party. Also not an easy job, but the time for yakking or waiting for Godot is over. (You know, in the play by Becket, Godot never shows up!) Remember, we've got the power.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Now the full story can be told

Dems Cower to Bush, A real Powerhouse with 35% approval ratings

Just prior to today’s congressional vote to raise our debt limit assuring our children and grandchildren severe financial hardship, the administration released their newest national security policy and guess what the numero uno strategy is? Preemptive strikes! Read about it at Capital Hill Blues. Iran is named as our top concern with China running right behind. Which sharp blade thought this up?

Still don’t think this president needs to be censured? Bush is doing a hell of a job according to less than 35% of the people in this country. But the democrats are scared to be labeled by the republicans. Sticks and Stones….I am dumbstruck. These democrats are pandering to Karl Rove. “Oh no, Karl, please, please don’t call me unpatriotic or soft on national security. Anything but that, I beg you! I’ll do anything you want.”

Way to go dems or is that dims? This president must be censured NOW!. This is not a political game, some left wing radical manuveur dreamed up to win in 2006 or 2008. If Bush is not censured immediately, there will probably not be any elections in 2008 anyway. No more playing politics if you don’t get serious immediately.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wake Up AM podcast show #13

This week:
-While his fellow party members cower, a lone Democrat stands up for the United States and it's embattled Constitution! Russ Feingold emerges as the leader we've been waiting for.
-The Bush Administration is finding it more difficult to keep a smiley face on the war in Iraq. Mass executions and civil war rain on their parade.
-Meanwhile, the "I" word is alive and well. John Conyers holds an Impeachment Forum and we have the highlights.
-Sandra Day O'Connor gives an ominous warning.
-And it's not just the whistleblowers who have to be careful. The reporters themselves are now in Cheney's crosshairs. Let's hope his aim doesn't improve.
The Nixon years have nothing on these guys.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Is Congress Committing Treason?

Senators should be clogging the doorway of Senator Feingold's office as they all rush to sign on the dotted line to censure this president. Each and every person elected to represent us in Washington raised their right hand and swore under oath to protect and defend the constitution of the United States of America. Protecting our constitution is not a choice. All elected officials are under an obligation and mandated by the constitution to defend and protect the constitution.
So why then do Senators proceed to lick their finger and stick it in the air to see which way the political wind is blowing before taking a stand on events threatening our constitution?

The legal community is in agreement that the man occupying our white house broke the law when he authorized warrant less wiretaps within our country yet members of congress have refrained from taking any action except Senator Feingold. Some members of congress even have the audacity to defend the clearly illegal actions of the president and others want to change the law to protect the president. What about protecting the people? It is a betrayal of our country when government officials break the law. Members of congress are committing acts dangerous to our constitution and the country by not holding the president accountable for his unlawful actions. He is a threat to our democracy and if not held accountable for his illegal actions, our constitution faces an uncertain future. The senate commits treason if it fails to hold the president accountable for illegal actions particularly when the actions violate our constitution and threaten our country? If this is not treason then what is?

If members of congress took their oath of office seriously, they would be voting for censure as they hold investigative hearings. The law has been broken and the offender must be held accountable and punished. Our constitution does not allow our elected(?) president to make up his own laws as Bush has clearly done on several occasions. It is time to put a stop to his abuse of the oval office. Senators do not have a choice. To honor the oath each of them took to uphold the constitution they must now take action and investigate the president in order to protect the constitution. What are they waiting for? Go see Senator Feingold NOW and do your duty.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Wake Up AM show #12

This week:
- Hey kids, what time is it?
Time for another war appropriation!
Billions pour into Iraq (and Haliburton)
as we slide deeper into debt.
Where are the Democrats?
- Guess what? There will be no investigation into illegal wiretapping. Thanks congress.
- Impeachment anyone?
- This just in! Freedom of the press latest
victim in the assault on our Constitution.
Whistleblowers beware!
- Civil war. Mass executions. Multiple kidnappings.
Just another week in Iraq. John Murtha takes on
the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. NO CONTEST.
- VOTING. Is it still an option?
our last line of defense against fascism.

We're tired, irritable, and extremely punchy. This is
going to be a weird one, so join us.

and oh yeah, where are the Democrats?
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Saturday, March 04, 2006

John Conyers is waiting to hear from you.

Impeachment is a constitutional remedy addressed to serious offenses against the system of government. It is the first step in a remedial process--that of removal from public office and possible disqualification from holding further office. The purpose of impeachment is not personal punishment; rather, its function is primarily
to maintain constitutional government

Sec. 2 . Who May Be Impeached
The ``President, Vice President, and all civil Officers of the United States'' are subject to removal under the impeachment clause of the Constitution.
U.S. Const. art. II, Sec.
The term ``civil Officers'' in article II, section 4 of the
Constitution refers to those appointed by the President under article. The term is broad enough to include all officers of the United States who hold their appointment from the Federal government, whether their duties be executive, administrative, or judicial, or whether their position be high or low

Sec. 3 . Grounds for Impeachment
The Constitution defines the grounds for impeachment and conviction as ``Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.'' U.S. Const. art. II, Sec. 4. When the House determines that grounds for impeachment exist, the articles of impeachment are presented to the Senate. Any one of the articles may provide a sufficient basis or ground for conviction.
The offense must be prejudicial to the public nterest and it must flow from a willful intent, or a reckless disregard of duty. . . . It may constitute an intentional violation of positive law, or it may be an official dereliction of commission or omission, a serious breach of moral obligation, or other gross impropriety of personal conduct that, in its natural consequences, tends to bring an office into contempt and disrepute.
Sec. 4 . -- Impeachable Misconduct
Impeachments have commonly involved charges of misconduct incompatible with the official position of the office holder. This conduct falls into three broad categories: (1) abusing or exceeding the lawful powers of the office; (2) behaving officially or personally in a manner grossly incompatible with the office; and (3) using the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

Mmmm... seems like there may be a case here for Impeachment.
Ya Think?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wake Up AM show #11

This week:
- No "F" bombs but we do use that other "F" word frequently. Can you say fascism?

- What are progressives to do? Even if we do get the vote out, how can we
be sure those votes will be counted?
- John McCain's free ride in the press is over if we have anything
to say about it. The heir apparent to King George's throne is
suddenly marching in step to Bush's tune.
- Finally somebody got around to polling our troops in Iraq
and guess what they had to say?
- And do you know what you're eating?
The answer will make you sick.

Yes, it's another good time for all.
Wake up and get motivated!
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