At first, when I was thinking about impeachment issue, I was like: Fuck he's already almost to the end. By the time things are done, it's over. But then realized that it wasn't until 1998 (or 99?) that they tried to impeach clinton. Is it gonna matter in the long run? No. Sorry to burst your bubble, but things will keep-a-chuggin-a-long. But the point isn't whether or not it will "change things" or if it will be politically favorable... Some things are just right.

People say they hate politicians lying to them... Apparently it's only important if it's "under oath", otherwise you can lie the fuck as much as you want.

This contradicts the biblical injunction:

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/matthew/matthew5.htm
USCCB - NAB - Matthew 5
"33
22 "Again you have heard that it was said to your ancestors, 'Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.'
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But I say to you, do not swear at all; 23 not by heaven, for it is God's throne;
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nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
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Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
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24 Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one."

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"Wisconsin Democrats are calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Loyalists at this weekend's state party convention in Oshkosh passed a resolution calling for Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against the three officials for their role in the war in Iraq."
http://www.madison.com/tct/news/stories/index.php?ntid=43364&ntpid=0"

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Jun. 11th, 2005 07:51 pm
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"Or use cowboy colloquialisms like "smoke 'em outta their holes" or "let's roll" when discussing the very real prospect of killing people?

Would it have been cooler if Harry Truman had said "let 'em all burn" to the nation prior to giving the go-ahead to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I mean, what kind of diplomat was he?"

via: http://designsynthesis.blogspot.com/
"This really came out of the Vietnam era," Lucas said of the "Star Wars" story during yesterday's press conference, noting the relevance today and adding that such themes have recurred throughout history, as well. And, he emphasized that "Star Wars" is strikingly relevant today. [Ed. Note: A partial plot summary of "Revenge of the Sith" is included in this paragraph.] A key line that draws parallels to today occurs during a key confrontation between Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), accepting the role of Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) his betrayed mentor. If you're not with me, you are my enemy," threatens the wayward Jedi, with his master responding, "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." The democratic Republic, led by a poisoned Senate, hands over power to its Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, a Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious who empowers Darth Vader.

"When I wrote 'Star Wars', Iraq didn't exist. We were just funding Saddam Hussein and giving him weapons of mass destruction, we weren't worried about him," said George Lucas yesterday at the press conference. And then he added, "The parallels between Vietnam and what we're doing in Iraq now are unbelievable. I didn't think it was going to get quite this close -- I hope this doesn't become true in our country. Maybe the film will wake people to see how easily a democracy can be subverted."

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Apr. 29th, 2005 01:10 am
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Why I like to buy CITGO...

"The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."

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Now.  Currently the President of Venezuala is Hugo Chavez.  He attempted a coup in 1992, and was elected president in 1999.  He has consistently stood up to the bullying tactics of the U.S.  He's reached across to forge ties with Castro.  And they're working on building a Latin American alternative to the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA), which essentially pushes NAFTA style deregulation/privatization onto struggling third world countries, being destroyed by multinationals.  If you've followed me all along, you know I'm a socialist, and I strongly and wholeheartedly abhor US Imperialism.  This is why I love to see people standing up to the US like this.  He isn't the best leader in the world.  I don't trust any fucking alpha-male.  But I will spend my money at CITGO, because this goes directly to the State owned oil company of Venezuala, and not to the hands of imperial US Corps...

ref. Wikipedia article about Chavez.


also this text

Pendejo is a vulgar Spanish-language term of abuse. To call a person a pendejo is essentially to call him stupid, although it also carries implications of willful stubbornness and rank ineptitude. The female equivalent is pendeja; either form can be used as a noun or an adjective. The insult is particularly prevalent in the Spanish spoken in North and Central America, where it is considered moderately to highly offensive. In terms of equivalent cultural impact, it ranges somewhere at the level of the British English "wanker" or the U.S. English "asshole". The term is also used in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, where it also means "immature" (again, in a derogatory sense).

The literal meaning of pendejo is "a strand of pubic hair". Etymologically it comes from the Latin pectiniculus.

In February 2004, reacting to the flight of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti during opposition revolts, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez used the word in reference to U.S. President George W. Bush for the U.S.'s refusal to participate in restoring Aristide to power.

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Apr. 26th, 2005 01:44 pm
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The Bush administration has already begun to urge Venezuela's neighbors to distance themselves from Mr. Chávez and to raise concerns about press freedoms, judicial independence and the Venezuelan government's affinity for leftist groups abroad, including Colombian guerrillas.

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Ah yes, judicial independence, like the US has...  Like the Bush administration surely believes we need in the US, like Sen. Frist going live before a national church audience and saying how the judiciary is TOO independent.  Ah yeah.  So I guess they mean independence like "do what we right-wingers say"???  I don't quite get it.  What is this supposed to mean?

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