My latest newsletter from the enemy camp. Interesting agenda they have:
Bush Speaks Tonight - We Speak Today
After spending 8 years destroying everything he touched, Bush will give his final TV speech tonight.
The only question is whether he will use tonight's TV speech to announce his blanket pre-emptive pardons for everyone who tortured and wiretapped - or whether he will wait until Tuesday morning just before President Obama is sworn in when (he hopes) no one will notice.
Before Bush speaks tonight, let's all speak for ourselves today with 3 quick actions for a Special Prosecutor:
1. Vote for the "Constitutional Slate" on Change.org
Change.org is an independent progressive website that will pick 10 issues to promote through grassroots and media organizing.
We're supporting two proposals to restore the Constitution:
* Appoint a Special Prosecutor for the Crimes of the Bush Administration (now #15)
* Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties (now #10)
Click "Vote Now" under the tally on the left and it will prompt you for a quick login. (You must click the email confirmation, then click "Vote Now" again.) Make sure your vote counts - after a second or two, "Vote Now" should change to "Voted."
Voting ends Thursday 5 pm ET / 2 pm PT so please vote right now!
2. Sign our Petition to Eric Holder for a Special Prosecutor
Our friends at Docudharma wrote an excellent petition to President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder. Obama answered our Special Prosecutor question by saying Holder would be the "People's Lawyer" and would help Obama decide whether to appoint one. We have over 15,000 signatures - please add yours:
http://www.democrats.com/special-prosec ... war-crimes
3. Urge Senate Democrats to Ask Holder About a Special Prosecutor
Eric Holder's confirmation hearings in the Senate begin today, and we'd like one Senator to ask Holder: "will you appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the gravest crimes of the Bush Administration, including torture and warrantless wiretapping?"
Call 800-828-0498 or 800-473-6711 or 202-224-3121 and ask one or more of these progressive Democratic Senators to ask our question:
Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
Dick Durbin (IL)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Russ Feingold (WI)
We're thrilled to be working with the Center for Constitutional Rights, People's Email Network, and Docudharma. Together we can swamp their phones and send a great message!
Thanks for all you do!
Inaugural Events in Washington DC
Are you coming to Washington DC for the historic inauguration of President Obama?
There are dozens of progressive events taking place:
And if you live in the DC area, there are even more progressive
events throughout January:
Some of the most committed Democrats.com members and friends marched in Washington DC wearing death masks to remind Congress about the victims of America's wars. Bill Moyers discussed the march on his PBS show:
Together we're making a difference!
This last guy mentioned is a hypocrite of the grand order and I reserve a special place of contempt for him in my hallowed halls of enmity. I'd like to take this opportunity to nominate Bill Moyers, that wonderful advocate of free speech if you agree with his Hate America views, for the position of new President of the CPUSA. For the unaware that stands for the CommunistPartyoftheUnitedStatesofAmerica. I've strained some over this, flatulated and given rise to this unofficial nomination as a "good thing". After all if it talks like a commie, acts like a commie, hides behind tax shelters like a commie, writes like a commie, produces like a commie it's a pretty reasonable position to take that states...HE IS A FRIGGIN' COMMIE!
I'll always remember the TV retrospective he did years ago on Maya Angelou, she who has made a career and cottage industry out of 'perceived' racism and assigning that Mark of Cain to any and all with whom she disagrees. Her claim to fame of being raped by a white as a youth has, for her, justified everything and anything she wants to say. Our boy Moyers was only too glad to stroll down that dusty road and dingy environment and drag his crying towel along her trail of tears. I'm amazed at how I was made of sterner stuff in those younger days as I was able to endure the entire show and didn't upchuck once. I could not view it again today with the same compusure.
I believe there is a God in heaven, but he likely would not listen to my entreaty towards a speedy and just end to the life of Mr. Moyers. In poetic dedication to Ms. Angelou I would like to see them reprising that special Moyers did many years ago and as they crossed the road to the old shanty she once lived in trying so hard to enrapture that traditional sense of white guilt among viewers this would occur.
A drunken, black, disabled, homosexual dwarf who was AWOL from the Navy would run them down with an 18 wheeler carrying a flatbead load of 15" steel construction angle that he'd stolen while it was parked out in front of the local NAACP chapter. He would be arrested and tried for criminally negligent manslaughter and found not guilty, because he was a "victim" and couldn't help himself. Then an investigation of Moyers' activity in abusing the tax-exempt status of radio and TV he enjoyed, to rake in huge profits for himself personally would ensue. This would result in a govenment tax lien actual and punitive penalty damages being applied against his estate. This would be possible only, because he missed his legal appointment at the offices of Doc Ford the week before, whereupon Doc was going to draw up a will for him. As a result of Mr. Moyers' irresponsibility and neglect, he died "intestate"* and his heirs are irrevocably engaged in a life and death struggle for his residual assets, but must await the resolution of the tax lien. This would provoke anger among them and all would refuse to make arranegemnts for and internemnt of the late Senor Moyers. On the way to Potter's Field for burial the illegal Medxican driving the rusty, old pickup would get lost and to cover his *ss just unceremoniously dump the Moyers cadaver in a drainage ditch off the side of the highway. For sure...There is no joy in Mudville.., Mighty Casey has struck out. That, dear hearts, is the joy I've been contemplating. A pipe-dream to be sure, but enjoyably self-indulgent to the point of sheer vindictive ecstacy in the mere contemplation!
*Does not mean 'without testicles'