Galloway Reams the Senate a New Asshole

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 18 May 2005 12:00:00 GMT
From smith2004:
"PMS: Shortly before their periods, women act exactly the same way men do all the time." -- Robert A. Heinlein

# John deRosier at The Albany (NY) Times Union - Newsweek - A Parable - cartoon commentary. A message to the Busheviks in light of reaction to Newsweek wrongly reporting abuse of the Koran. Hehe.

# Paul Craig Roberts at - A Reputation in Tatters - impeach and convict, says Mr. Roberts. He left out "hang". [lew]

George W. Bush and his gang of neocon warmongers have destroyed America's reputation. It is likely to stay destroyed, because at this point the only way to restore America's reputation would be to impeach and convict President Bush for intentionally deceiving Congress and the American people in order to start a war of aggression against a country that posed no threat to the US. America can redeem itself only by holding Bush accountable.

As intent as Republicans were to impeach President Clinton for lying about a sexual affair, they have a blind eye for President Bush's far more serious lies. Bush's lies have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people, injured and maimed tens of thousands more, devastated a country, destroyed America's reputation, caused one billion Muslims to hate America, ruined our alliances with Europe, created a police state at home, and squandered $300 billion dollars and counting.

# George Gallaway at Common Dreams - Galloway vs. The US Senate: Transcript of Statement - from this Times Online article. Mr. Galloway gives the Senate a well-deserved piece of his mind. MP3 audio available here and here. Real video (best few minutes of his opening remarks) available here. Story and complete video (47 minutes, Windows Media or Real) in this BBC news article. [saltypig]

"Now I want to deal with the pages that relate to me in this dossier and I want to point out areas where there are - let's be charitable and say errors. Then I want to put this in the context where I believe it ought to be.


"Now, Senator, I gave my heart and soul to oppose the policy that you promoted. I gave my political life's blood to try to stop the mass killing of Iraqis by the sanctions on Iraq which killed one million Iraqis, most of them children, most of them died before they even knew that they were Iraqis, but they died for no other reason other than that they were Iraqis with the misfortune to be born at that time. I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq. And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies.

"I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims did not have weapons of mass destruction. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning.

"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong, and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths, on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever, on a pack of lies.

If the world had listened to Kofi Annan, whose dismissal you demanded, if the world had listened to President Chirac who you want to paint as some kind of corrupt traitor, if the world had listened to me and the anti-war movement in Britain, we would not be in the disaster that we are in today. Senator, this is the mother of all smokescreens. You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported, from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth.

# Jacob G. Hornberger at - Trial by Jury - a pretty good outline of why trial by jury is important, as long as it really is trial by jury, and not the mock trial by government that has taken over in most Amerikan courts. Quotes Lysander Spooner, whose Trial by Jury is the definitive work. If you haven't read that, don't miss it (long). While you're at it, read or re-read Mr. Spooner's No Treason, The Consitution of No Authority. [lew]

# Second Amendment Foundation - SAF Calls for 'Waiting Periods' On Press Following Fatal Newsweek Debacle - the press calls for waiting periods on gun purchases when somebody gets killed with a gun. Government approval of magazine potentially dangerous magazine articles makes just as much sense. Don't say this too loudly, however. Some nazi in Washington will take it seriously.

# JAH - The long-awaited Truth of all things on Planet Earth - I got a link to this in an email response to my open letter. I've seen JAH before, on the Stanley list, as I remember, but have never spent much time on his web site. Good for a few chuckles. Big-time Biblical stuff here. Don't click if you don't like that kind of thing. He's rather stern in his opinion of religious "law":

Once you are keeping God's Laws, you will then be in a position to expect everyone else to return to and keep God's Laws. The first part of The Plan is for you, and many other people just like you from around America, to send a warning to legislators that ALL man-made legislation is treason against God's Laws, the only valid Laws on planet Earth, and allow them 15 days to repent - by repealing ALL man-made (therefore illegal) legislation. This warning is in the form of a letter called, the "Proclamation of Liberty", and you will find a copy of it at the end of this booklet. This letter is already formatted and ready to photocopy and mail out. It just needs you to do it.

The legislators will never do it on their own if they believe "the party" is going to continue carrying-on for them as it always has, so you have to force the legislators to repeal all legislation, or be tried and executed for treason against God. If you send that "Proclamation of Liberty" out to all the legislators, then they have a decision to make. They either return to God's Laws or they suffer the penalty. Hopefully none of the legislators will refuse to obey God, and refuse to repeal all this false legislation that they've used to enslave you, and then nobody will be punished. But the choice is theirs. And your choice is whether you obey God or whether you obey the New World Order (remember, you are the children of whom you serve), and suffer what they have in store for you. If you want to defeat them, then you have to do what God has told you to do. There is NO other alternative.

# USA Today at MAPInc - Editorial: War On Drugs Gone To Pot - wondering whether massive arrests of low-level marijuana users are worth the effort. Appears with an op-ed by John Walters. I sent the following letter to the editor:

Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 07:28:38 -0400
From: "Bill St. Clair" <>
Subject: Letter to the editor

Thank you for at least a semblance of balance, compared to war on drug users czar John Walters, in your 5/18 "War on Drugs Gone to Pot" editorial. Mr. Walters got one thing partly right. The reason that so many people are arrested for smoking a nearly-harmless weed, and not so many for so-called "hard" drugs, is that there are so many more users of that weed, because it is nearly harmless.

But guess what. Harmfulness should never enter into the equation. Our criminal statutes should concern themselves with non-consensual harm to or theft of person or property. Period. In a free society, which America used to be, if adults want to risk hurting themselves, by smoking marijuana, shooting up heroin, jumping from airplanes, or racing cars, it ain't nobody's business.

Yes, if somebody robs a store to support his habit, arrest him for theft. If somebody kills a kid driving under the influence, arrest him for manslaughter. If somebody aims a handgun at another person, and pulls the trigger, except in self-defense, arrest him for murder. But somehow our focus has turned to the drugs, to the alcohol, to the guns, to inanimate objects, instead of to criminal acts by people who intentionally harm others who have not agreed. It's so much easier to apprehend peaceful pot smokers, doncha know.

Stealing somebody's car or house because it contained a marijuana seed, so-called asset forfeiture, is just plain theft. Arresting somebody for altering his consciousness, by smoking a weed, is just plain kidnapping. Those who engage in these behaviors are the real criminals, members of an organized criminal gang. Kidnapping is a capital offense. Let the trials begin.

Add comment Edit post Add post