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Yay for Kucinich who has introduced bills to impeach Cheney.

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As Jim Lobe reports, this is just the start of the Democrats campaign.

UPDATE: A minute and a half video added below showing Dennis Kucinich to be the only Democratic Presidential candidate willing to pursue impeachment of VP Cheney (the real power behind the throne and why go for Bush if it means Cheney becomes President?).

See also the Fanonite’s coverage of the Democratic presidential nominee debate, with a focus on Iraq. Rep. Kucinich (Ohio) and former senator Mike Gravel (Alaska) are by far the only ones worth their salt here.

Rep. Kucinich details why he supports impeachment:

6 comments on “Impeach!

  1. Servant
    27 April, 2007

    “Pull, pull, my fine hearts-alive; pull, my children; pull, my little ones,” drawlingly and soothingly sighed Stubb to his crew, some of whom still showed signs of uneasiness. “Why don’t you break your backbones, my boys? What is it you stare at? Those chaps in yonder boat? Tut! They are only five more hands come to help us–never mind from where–the more the merrier. Pull, then, do pull; never mind the brimstone–devils are good fellows enough. So, so; there you are now; that’s the stroke for a thousand pounds; that’s the stroke to sweep the stakes! Hurrah for the gold cup of sperm oil, my heroes! Three cheers, men–all hearts alive! Easy, easy; don’t be in a hurry–don’t be in a hurry. Why don’t you snap your oars, you rascals? Bite something, you dogs! So, so, so, then:–softly, softly! That’s it–that’s it! long and strong. Give way there, give way! The devil fetch ye, ye ragamuffin rapscallions; ye are all asleep. Stop snoring, ye sleepers, and pull. Pull, will ye? pull, can’t ye? pull, won’t ye? Why in the name of gudgeons and ginger-cakes don’t ye pull?–pull and break something! pull, and start your eyes out! Here!” whipping out the sharp knife from his girdle; “every mother’s son of ye draw his knife, and pull with the blade between his teeth. That’s it–that’s it. Now ye do something; that looks like it, my steel-bits. Start her–start her, my silver-spoons! Start her, marling-spikes!”


    Stubb’s exordium to his crew is given here at large, because he had rather a peculiar way of talking to them in general, and especially in inculcating the religion of rowing. But you must not suppose from this specimen of his sermonizings that he ever flew into downright passions with his congregation. Not at all; and therein consisted his chief peculiarity. He would say the most terrific things to his crew, in a tone so strangely compounded of fun and fury, and the fury seemed so calculated merely as a spice to the fun, that no oarsman could hear such queer invocations without pulling for dear life, and yet pulling for the mere joke of the thing. Besides he all the time looked so easy and indolent himself, so loungingly managed his steering-oar, and so broadly gaped–open-mouthed at times–that the mere sight of such a yawning commander, by sheer force of contrast, acted like a charm upon the crew. Then again, Stubb was one of those odd sort of humorists, whose jollity is sometimes so curiously ambiguous, as to put all inferiors on their guard in the matter of obeying them.

  2. peoplesgeography
    27 April, 2007

    Though I’ve not read it (terrible I know), I suspected the above was from Melville’s Moby Dick and a search engine search confirms it.

  3. ehj2
    28 April, 2007

    Well, I’m not much of a fan of Moby Dick either, and have never been able to finish the wretched thing. But I recognize a bit of obsession when I see it, and a version of Ahab hosts here and several others post here.

    Does anyone ever succeed at anything without focus, passion, belief, obsession?

    The Christian term is faith. You must have sufficient faith to walk on water, move mountains, raise the dead, etc. Even if these are simply metaphors for moving obstacles within one’s own psyche, the language could have been better, and has been.

    In Buddhism it is said if you want enlightenment, you must seek it as if your hair were on fire. And that if you wanted it with the passion of a person being held under water, you would achieve enlightenment in an instant.

    Are we not obsessive enough? Passionate enough? Focused enough? Is not our hair on fire?

    The fence sitters barely contribute. To the extent there is a teleological “goal” out there (and I believe with Jung that the universe of matter is groaning toward consciousness), and we’re all in a boat on a sea of unconsciousness in search of it, the fence sitters are neither rowing nor drawing sail.

    Maybe it’s a little early in the morning, but here’s a toast to those who know where they’re going and why — and understand as a bedrock principle that you can’t set aside ethics and science to get there. In fact, Ethics and Science (as archetypes they’re probably close to the same deep thing) is the only way to get there.


  4. Emmanuel
    29 April, 2007

    While I’d like to see Cheney impeached, I don’t see that happening any time soon. The Democrats are too afraid of a backlash from such a move.

  5. peoplesgeography
    29 April, 2007

    Wise words, EHJ, and I join you in raising a toast to all those who eschewed fence-sitting for really living and going after worthy stated goals and dreams.

    I think the Buddhists put it best regarding the virtue of urgency over complacency; I note that John Lennon once said of peace “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

    Here’s to more passion and energy in the service of our dreams, and more metaphorical hair on fire ;)

  6. peoplesgeography
    29 April, 2007

    I think you’re right E. re the mostly spineless Congressional Democrats (and such a move also implicates their own failures). The movement is gaining traction however, and a lot more people are getting on board to indict Cheney and Bush for their constitutional crimes and recover American democracy. It can only happen with a grassroots groundswell of support and energetic pursuit.

    You may be interested in this video featuring a host of good speakers: Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson; Pultizer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges; Daniel Ellsberg; Cindy Sheehan; World Can’t Wait Director Debra Sweet; The Nation correspondent John Nichols; co-founder of David Swanson; Washington State legislator Eric Oemig and Representative Dennis Kucinich.

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