American Insanity

January 22, 2009

It is a “World Turned Upside Down.”

Inauguration Week of 2009, finds the United States of America beginning a descent into self-destructive insanity. How else can one describe a nation that is planning to close down an off-shore island prison housing dangerous terrorists, and bring them all into the United States where they will have the same rights and protections as any American citizen, and the same access to the courts as any red-blooded American burglar? While, at the same time, the government of the United States of America wants to hand over the former administrators of its nation, Bush, Cheney, CIA operatives and anyone else involved in the War on Terror, to a World Court, to be prosecuted as War Criminals, outside of the United States.

“If terrorists suddenly get the same rights as citizens, then we’ve turned the world upside down,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, as he attempts to introduce a bill that would outlaw the release of known terrorists into the United States when President Obama closes Guantanamo.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Plan to Prosecute Bush Administration Officials for War Crimes, January 18, 2009.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on “FOX News Sunday.”

“I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it,” the California Democrat said. “And other things that are maybe time that is spent better looking to the future rather than to the past.”

Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Friday he wants to set up a commission to look into whether the Bush administration broke the law by taking the nation to war against Iraq and instituting aggressive anti-terror initiatives. The Michigan Democrat called for an “independent criminal probe into whether any laws were broken in connection with these activities.”

President-elect Barack Obama has not closed off the possibility of prosecutions …

MSNBC News Call for Prosecution of Bush Administration as War Criminals  (Rachel Maddow and Jonathan Turley, 19 January 2009)

“Are we literally looking at a possibility,” Maddow asked, “where administration officials from this [previous] administration cannot travel abroad to the other 145 countries that have signed the torture treaty because they might get arrested?”

“Most certainly,” Turley replied. “The status of George Bush is not that different from Augusto Pinochet. They’ve both been accused of running a torture program. And outside this country, there’s not this ambiguity about what to do with a war crime. … Most people abroad are going to view you not as former President George Bush, they’re going to view you as a current war criminal.”

“And they’re going to view us as an outlaw regime for not arresting him on our own soil,” Maddow remarked.

“I think so, unfortunately,” Turley agreed. “A lot’s at stake.”

9/11 Families Outraged by Obama Call to Suspend Guantanamo War Crimes Trials

Families of victims of terrorist attacks say they are outraged by President Obama’s call to halt the trials of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Family members of people killed on September 11, 2001, and in other terror attacks say they are outraged by President Obama’s draft order calling for the suspension of war crimes trials of prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay.

Murtha Says He Welcomes Guantanamo Prisoners in His Pennsylvania District

Rep. Jack Murtha volunteers to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his Pennsylvania district, as President Obama prepares to order the shut-down of the facility.

Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., says he’d be willing to house prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in his congressional district if President Obama makes good on a plan to close the U.S. prison there.

As one of his first acts in office, the president circulated a draft Wednesday that would shut down Guantanamo Bay within a year.

Murtha only has a minimum security prison in his district. But he says he’d have no reservations about holding detainees there in a maximum security prison.

“Sure, I’d take ’em,” said Murtha, an outspoken critic of the Iraq war. “They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo.”

Murtha added that there was “no reason not to put ’em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners.”


Smooth Transition of Power?

January 21, 2009

Don’t Believe the Media Lies! They are trying to feed you propaganda that we are still the America of our forefathers. It just ain’t true and the Media knows it. John Adams is repenting in heaven.

“Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.” ~John Adams letter to his wife Abigail Adams, 26 April 1777.

“”The time has come,” Obama said “to set aside childish things.” Did any Obama supporters listen or hear their Obama? NO!

Outgoing President George W. Bush was jeered and booed at the Inauguration of Barack Obama, by Obama’s ungrateful supporters. Obama’s supporters even displayed “War Criminal” playing cards with Bush’s photograph. Feel the love? They even felt it necessary to boo First Lady Laura Bush and Mrs. Cheney. These Obama miscreants were not thugs in the far off throngs, but the elite Inaugural attendees who were honored with “close-up” positions of advantage at Obama’s Inauguration.

On the Monday Eve of Inauguration Day, Media News MSNBC, led by it’s anchor Keith Olbermann, and encouraged by U.S. Congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers, aided and abetted by law professor Jonathan Turley, was demanding the criminal prosecution of President Bush for the War Crimes of “torture, slavery and Nazism.”

On Monday’s Countdown show, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann delivered his latest “Special Comment,” in which he called on President-elect Barack Obama to prosecute President Bush and administration members on a charge of torturing prisoners, and invoked extreme examples such as slavery leading to the Civil War, and the handling of Germany after World War I leading to the rise of Nazism and World War II, to illustrate that “this country has never succeeded in moving forward without first cleansing itself of its mistaken past,” and that Obama must try to prosecute Bush for the sake of the country’s future. After quoting Bush’s recent words about the interrogation techniques he authorized against 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and statements by Obama expressing reluctance to pursue prosecutions against the Bush administration, Olbermann began invoking extreme examples from history.

Within minutes of his swearing in, Barack Obama himself changed the White House web site to rail against the “Broken Promises” of his predecessor, George W. Bush:

Katrina– President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bushto rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude”in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims. Obama visited thousands of Hurricane survivors in the Houston Convention Center and later took three more trips to the region. He worked with members of the Congressional Black Caucus to introduce legislation to address the immediate income, employment, business, and housing needs of Gulf Coast communities.

President Bush’s Monument Was Defaced on Obama’s Inauguration Day, while the Media was proclaiming the peace and joy and jubilation exhibited by Obama’s supporters.

An Ungrateful Nation bids its President “Good Riddance.”

John Adam’s Posterity – We The Sheep


An Ungrateful Nation

January 15, 2009
Flickr Photograph

President George W. Bush bids farewell. An ungrateful nation responds “Good Riddance!”

“Oh, and please DO let the door hit you in the fanny on your way out.” You, Mr. President, have kept our fannies safe from harm for the past seven years, and to show our ingratitude we are about to haul your fanny to the World Court and charge you and your administration with War Crimes. MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, and Olbermann’s lackey lawman, Jonathan Turley, have been gleefully describing their plans for vengeance against you, your Vice President and all those government functionaries working for you who have spent the past eight years following that most anachronistic of all “Documents of Freedom,” the United States Constitution.

“Barack Obama has said that it (water-boarding) is torture and torture is a war crime, then the President has committed a war crime, if he did order water-boarding.” ~Jonathan Turley on MSNBC Countdown Show, where he states that President Bush himself admitted that he ordered water-boarding.

As President Bush bids a fond farewell to his beloved nation, ungrateful Americans have him in the cross-hairs for prosecution as a War Criminal. Nothing could warm the cockles of some American hearts more than the sight of a Republican former President rotting in some hellhole of a prison, along with high ranking members of his military, and employees of both the Department of Defense and CIA.

“When we’re talking about talented people at the CIA, in this context, we’re talking about ‘talented torturers.'”~Jonathan Turley, on MSNBC Countdown.

That prosecution called for by MSNBC, Turley and Olbemann would be President Bush’s just rewards for doing his job to keep his nation safe from harm. This is the real war that Democrats and the mainstream media have been wanting to fight; the war against George W. Bush. And they are calling upon President Barack Obama to do his duty and begin the War Crime Trials against his predecessor, whilst America’s media gush over the “smooth transition of power” that is American democracy.

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Hello Vermont?

December 31, 2007

Come visit “Beautiful Vermont” entice the travel posters. Yet if our own President or Vice President of these United States set feet upon the streets of their Brattleboro paradise, Vermonters are ready and willing to slap the cuffs upon them and haul their clothed fannies off to the slammer. If the most powerful people in the nation must shudder with fear to visit such a place; if President Bush and Vice President are in peril in Vermont where they have been threatened with arrest for war crimes, why would any of us lesser mortals of the lower forty-eight travel there for fun and relaxation? We would not – not unless we leave our clothes behind or are as loony as the Vermonters, themselves! We’ll travel elsewhere.

Is our President Bush in danger of imprisonment as a war criminal? Probably not, as he has already served six years in office visiting every state in the Union except … TA DA …. Vermont! He’s no dummy nor is he as loony as the Vermonters. And he’s a whole lot smarter than anyone planning a vacation trip to Vermont.

Vermont has a live-and-let-live tradition, however it applies only to skinny-dipping, nude sunbathing artists, writers and musicians from Boston or New York. Yes, it’s true; Brattleboro is expecting to pass a law this coming March that would make both President Bush and Vice President Cheney immediately subject to arrest and indictment if they dare to visit the southeastern Vermont paradise. Nothing at all about “live and let live” in these warnings: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities?”

Let’s see if I have this right. While American soldiers are fighting and dying to protect the right of nudists to freely stroll the byways of Vermont, and to guarantee that contented cows may safely graze and give cream for Vermont’s exports, and to protect their fellow countrymen from being blown up in the middle of the sky, the ungrateful Vermonters are busily drafting indictments against the Commander in Chief of those same soldiers. This is happening in Vermont, while the rest of the nation is in a state of war.

How about you show a bit of respect, Vermont? You may start by finding enough clothing somewhere to cover your too fat fanny. 

Vermont Petition Calls For Indictment Of Bush, Cheney For War Crimes