Monday, July 23, 2007

One little step One larger step

July 22, 2007
“Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Russ Feingold announced today that he will introduce two censure resolutions condemning the President, Vice President and other administration officials for misconduct relating to the war in Iraq and for their repeated assaults on the rule of law.”
(more here)

I guess it’s better than doing nothing. At least if they did this, there would be a historical record that showed that while our country was being taken to hell, some of us disapproved.

Across the ocean there is something new.

“When terrorists tried to blow up civilians in London and Glasgow, Gordon Brown, the new British prime minister, responded in his own distinctive way.

What had just been narrowly averted, he said, was not a new jihadist act of war but instead a criminal act. As if to underscore the point, Brown instructed his ministers that the phrase "war on terror" was no longer to be used and, indeed, that officials were no longer even to employ the word "Muslim" in connection with the terrorism crisis.”
(more here)

Wonder if he asked george bush’s permission to make this change? Wonder if he gives a good damn what george bush thinks about it? I doubt it.


Blogger sumo said...

I totally agree with you on this. I think this guy has his own set...I don't think he's looking to be Dub's lacky at all. I also think England has had a snootfull on their side of the pond...and wish to disengage themselves quickly...if you know what I mean.

July 23, 2007 1:54 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Wouldn't that be luxurious - to not give a good damn what Bush thinks? But, we are stuck with his monstrous behavior and so it's right that Feingold is sending Bush a big fat DAMN!

July 23, 2007 2:52 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Harry Reid doesn't think it's worthwhile, so it will never see the light of day. It's not political theatery enough...

July 23, 2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Brown is his own man and Blair demonstrated what happens to those who follow Bush. It is good that he is trying to separate the religion from the terrorism and using the now hollow phrase "war on terror".

July 23, 2007 5:25 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I'm guessin' George is mighty lonely without his poodle.

July 23, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I hope Reid and Pelosi will get some backbone and take a big step.

July 23, 2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Please go to Lydia Cornell's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday today.

Thank you!

July 23, 2007 6:11 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I watched Feingold announce that on MTP yesterday. What was disheartening was how Russert handled it. He asked if it was a partisan political ploy. Isn't it Russert's job to ask what underlies Feingold's step toward censure? Why does Russert feel compelled to parrot the republican talking points? If Harry Reid doesn't think censure is a good idea, I think it's time to give Harry Reid a couple of million phone calls to tell him why it is. If not impeachment, then at the very least censure.

Acts of terrorism to be dealt with as crimes? Hey, I remember when John Kerry said that, and it was a good idea then too.

July 23, 2007 6:34 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I have never given a good damn about what Bush thought or said. If the voters in this country are wise at all they will never again vote for someone on the Christian right.

I listened to a speaker yesterday that was talking about how the Christian right is trying to take control of this country. Spooky, that.

I posted a bit about it on my blog this morning.

July 23, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear PoP,

i think you have to just keep saying the same thing over and over again. it works for selling sugar cereal and lies on hate radio. thinking people always want to do new things, move forward, but sometimes you have to just keep repeating the same thing over and over again.

peace, peter

July 23, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger ThanKwee-Anajo said...

Oh, that we had this kind of calm and rational reserve here in the U.S. There are so many Republicans who think that "libruls" are crazy to not be worried sick about the terrorists and they use this argument to continue to justify the criminal acts of the Bush administration.

July 23, 2007 8:01 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I dont think Bush will be bothered about a censure resolutions. As for Brown, he has no intention to follow America around like some type of puppy. Those days are gone.

July 23, 2007 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Glenda said...

Yeah, makes you they are reframing it as a crime. As if it wasn't before.

July 23, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Wonder if he asked george bush’s permission to make this change? Wonder if he gives a good damn what george bush thinks about it? I doubt it.

How refreshing! How encouraging!

July 23, 2007 8:36 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

At this point, the only advice from Bush I'd seek would be the best way to fuck up a wet dream...

July 23, 2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Bush is steady losing support. And If Harry Reid doesn't allow something to be put on the table soon, he may find himself banned from the dining room. The same goes for Pelosi, we got an empty table, and we are hungry dammit! This bullshit has got to stop!

July 23, 2007 9:42 AM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

I just hope they do this or even better IMPEACHMENT before this happens...

Cheney Determined To Strike
In US With WMD This Summer
Only Impeachment, Removal or General Strike Can Stop Him

The greatest threat now is "a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities."
-- Dick Cheney on Face the Nation, CBS, April 15, 2007

July 23, 2007 9:49 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

The Cold War really fucked up the mind's of many in Cheney's generation.

The End is Nigh!

July 23, 2007 10:05 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

I'm waiting for Cheney and Bush to announce:
"The greatest threat now is a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a ham sandwich and a bag of fries."
It seems that the fear tactic has people SO jumpy that EVERYONE and everything that looks out of place is a potential terror attack.
We have seen the enemy and they are Bush & Cheney.
On Gordon Brown, I think you'll find that he is not the only one, globally, turning his back on Bush's failure.

July 23, 2007 10:31 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

Russ Feingold,
the only reason Wisconsin is cool

July 23, 2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess it’s better than doing nothing.

Not really, but the Senate has been reduced to irrelevance.

July 23, 2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

I think Brown is "over Bush" just like we are! I spoke to a friend this weekend who lives in London and she said the people over there are probably just as if not more disgusted w/Shrub than we are. They HATE his ass just as bad as we do, so yeah I think the days of "follow the ASSHOLE" are gone!

July 23, 2007 1:54 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

I didn't know you posted on this. I think Reid is part of the problem. This is Feingold's second effort but he is totally right though even some Dems will thwart this and I don't get it.
We are running out of time and something has to be done because Bush is postured to very soon worsen our and the worlds situation exponentially.

July 23, 2007 3:34 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Australia appears to be heading towards the dumping of the Howard government and its Bush sycophancy.

Soon George will be on his own but will that worry him? I think not!

July 23, 2007 4:31 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Sounds like Gorden Brown has had enough of this B.S., including Bush and Blair's.

July 23, 2007 6:07 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

"We are a nation of sheep, and
someone else owns the grass."

George Carlin

Quote of the Week!

July 23, 2007 7:39 PM  
Blogger Newsguy said...

What? No WAR ON TERROR? How the hell does Brown think he is going to intimidate people and run a proper police state if he doesn't plan to keep the citizens in a constant state of fright?

This Brown is clearly not following the examples Bush and company have tried to demonstrate to the rest of the world.

July 23, 2007 9:31 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

The problem with the censure resolutions is that the Senate will never get it vote it up or down. The GOP will filibuster it like they have everything else worthwhile the Dems have tried to do. If we're going to reach for impossible goals, let it be for impeachment.

July 24, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

'there would be a historical record that showed that while our country was being taken to hell, some of us disapproved.'
that about sums it up, PoP
let's do nothing and act as if we're doing something. maybe the people won't notice.

July 24, 2007 4:10 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

I wonder what the Muslim terrorists think of this change in semantics?
Doe is make their goals easier or harder to attain?

We'll see soon enough.

July 25, 2007 1:56 PM  

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