Saturday, May 07, 2005

Idol Time

Last week, John Conyers wrote the President of the United States regarding serious and grave offenses that are clearly impeachable offenses. His letter begins:

Dear Mr. President:

We write because of troubling revelations in the Sunday London Times apparently confirming that the United States and Great Britain had secretly agreed to attack Iraq in the summer of 2002, well before the invasion and before you even sought Congressional authority to engage in military action.

While various individuals have asserted this to be the case before, including Paul O'Neill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Richard Clarke, a former National Security Council official, they have been previously dismissed by your Administration.

Congressman Conyers predicated his release of the letter with this statement:

This should not be allowed to fall down the memory hole during wall-to-wall coverage of the Michael Jackson trial and a runaway bride," he remarks. "To prevent that from occuring, I am circulating the following letter among my House colleagues and asking them to sign on to it."

Here is Bill Maher's take.

And here is Jon Stewart's take. Go to Fallen Idol.

And here is Lewis Black.

If you have had enough of these corporate Idol Time diversions from the truth and from the seriousness and scope of the real issues, watch Professor Howard Zinn addressing a MIT group in a lecture entitled:

The Myth of American Exceptionalism

Today, says Zinn, we have a president, who more than any before him, claims a special relationship with God. Zinn worries about an administration that deploys Christian zealotry to justify a war against terrorism, a war that in reality seems more about establishing a new beachhead in the oil-rich Middle East. He also sees great danger in Bush’s doctrines of unilateralism and pre-emptive war, which mark a great leap away from international standards of morality.

Zinn is best known for A People's History of the United States, a detailed work which presents American history through the eyes of ordinary people outside of the political and economic establishment: workers, Native Americans, slaves, women, blacks, Populists, and other minorities. Since its publication in 1980, the book has been assigned reading as a high school and college textbook and has sold over a million copies

To top things off, watch this. Scroll down to
Democrats Not Wanted.

It ties right back to what Bill Maher said.

Like I told someone last night,

If this wasn't so pitiful, it would be funny.



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3 Comments:

Blogger DogMan said...

Great blog! Thought provoking!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, this is becoming one of my favorites. MS

1:13 PM  
Blogger OZ said...

thanks for the comments. these are extraordinary times which require focused and careful attention.

10:03 AM  

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