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Censure needed

April 17, 2007

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To the editor:

I wonder when Congress is going to get fed up and censure the president.

Censure is a tool the Constitution provides for the Congress to deal with highly difficult, dangerous and rare situations like we find ourselves in today.

This president has not only misled the United States into the worst blunder in our history but he refuses to provide any remedy and continues to dump military personnel, hardware resources and our nation's financial future into the black hole his failed policy has created in the Middle East.

The American people now understand the invasion of Iraq was not about weapons of mass destruction but about a longstanding personal grudge the president held against Saddam Hussein.

The president is not only taking this nation down, but while we wring our hands and fret about what to do, we are being diverted from taking on the more important issue of global warming. We should take our proper role of leading a worldwide effort to get that under control before it is too late. Our fixation on Iraq is now threatening the entire planet.

It's time for Congress to say enough is enough and get on with censuring the president if he continues to refuse to work with them.

If the president still refuses to comply with Congress and the American people, his failure will amount to opening the door to impeachment proceedings.

Les Blevins,

Lawrence

Comments

prioress 7 years, 8 months ago

Pointless letter. The voters had two chances to censure Dumbya and didn't do it. History will judge his follies, and perhaps the international courts. Give it up already!

trinity 7 years, 8 months ago

i dunno, i rather liked the letter&agree with it. when is enough going to be enough? when is the microscope going to be focused? when are people going to realize that the media continually feeds lies, inaccuracies, and propaganda? let me guess-faux news is the real news, eh? yeah. ok.

Curtiss 7 years, 8 months ago

Always fascinating whenever there's a political letter in the JW, to see these bizarros crawl out from under their rocks to shout their praise for Bush, no matter what the facts say. They're like those weird cults who believe some failed Amway salesman is an alien messiah sent by God.

Doesn't it make you wonder what goes wrong in people's brains?

Like Your_Mom, who says above: "He was elected to a second term during the war. He is representing the American people quite well. It is you unAmerican people that are the problem."

First, he's only a "war president" because he made up a war. That's not an accomplishment, that's a serious f**k up.

Second, as I have to remind people about every six weeks here, he was not elected. The only accurate count and audit of the 2000 Florida ballots showed Gore actually won the state by several thousand votes (and therefore, won the presidency). The GAO, the non-partisan investigative arm of congress, officially labeled the results of the 2004 election in Ohio "unknowable" because of massive cheating, all of which was done on behalf of Bush.

So no, "Mom." He was not elected, he cheated. He was not re-elected, he cheated. He is not representing the American people quite well, not even the thirty percent who think he is.

And if you think that objecting to criminals and liars who steal the treasury, run the country into the ground and have our children sent off to oil wars is unAmerican, then you've got some serious issues that may require counseling. The constitution states clearly that supervising our government is the responsibility of every American. You should read it some time.

sourpuss 7 years, 8 months ago

Les Blevins writes a lot of letters...

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 8 months ago

Let's start small. As soon as members of the administration testify under oath, their previoius actions don't matter. What will matter then is them lying under oath.

The reps know this well, as they used it on Clinton.

"We have nothing to cover up but the cover-up itself".

Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

Anyone lost any e-mails lately?

Not that it's a cover-up...gee, it happens to everyone...

50YearResident 7 years, 8 months ago

Curtiss, I agree 100%. Everything you said is true. Supporters of Bush need to take off thier rose colored glasses and see Bush for what he really is.

pelliott 7 years, 8 months ago

I just wish the troops were supported. SO many dead and maimed. Trillions and the US not safer, probably less. George telling the new house and senate he wants his war funding bill right now with no tack ons, something he didn't even ask for from the repulicans. He seems to be lost to any idea of even appearing to care about the multitiude of domestic problems. The GI bill reduced, GI benifits reduced, families left at home with stripped support services, pay erratic, Walter Reed and the VA's degraded, serving the amputees, blind, with paper work rather than help. Support our troops, change the VA system to Blue Cross and Blue shield cards, paid.
He acts oblivious that his one ecology move was to tout using corn and beans and converting them to gasoline. That is poor people's food, it translates to "how many miles do you get per child?" Censure, impeach, nixon rode into his second election dodging the lies and scandals then we watched who we elected hit the front pages. i guess the worst is we elected George because we didn't want to face being adults about how to fix problems, he offered us lies and chest pumping and we voted for him, to avoid the work that needs to be done.

temperance 7 years, 8 months ago

Curtiss -- thank you for pointing this out: "First, he's only a "war president" because he made up a war. That's not an accomplishment. . . ." Exactly.
It's also not the best ground to claim that W has widespread support ("but we reelected him even during a war!")

Hey, Your_Mom, why do you hate Americans? "A Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,141 adults, conducted April 12-15, found that 58 percent trusted the Democrats in Congress to do a better job handling the situation in Iraq, compared with 33 percent who trusted Bush." from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con...

Jamesaust 7 years, 8 months ago

Ah Les, no bio-mass-fueled, magnetic levitating trains to write about this month?

Jamesaust 7 years, 8 months ago

"Lord give them courage to stand and be Americans again."

Ah yes, Americans -- God's chosen people. (Take that, Canada!)

Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

You're beginning to sound like Phred, YM.

Calliope877 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by Your_Mom (anonymous) on April 17, 2007 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal) "God Bless America, Lord forgive the heathen masses known as the Democratic party, Lord forgive them for sacraficing their young at the alter of abortion. Lord forgive them for persecuting Your church. Lord, open their minds and their hearts that they may understand the ignorance and depravity in which they revell in. Lord give them courage to stand and be Americans again."

Lord, please send a lightning bolt down from heaven into Your_Mom's head...maybe it'll activate some dormant brain cells.

temperance 7 years, 8 months ago

"Someone so pathetic they have no friends and no means of communication except to seek negative attention on an anonymous blog."

So, writing up your prayers on an anonymous blog ISN'T pathetic?

God isn't going to listen to you if you keep referring to us as "heathen masses." She's a lot more understanding than you give her credit for.

Curtiss 7 years, 8 months ago

Oh, come on, Your_mom!

Are you really a leftist trying to make rightwingers look completely stupid? Or is that really what you think? Could you honestly be that ignorant?

First of all, let's touch on hypocrisy; here are some of your quotes from this page:

  • You can't articulate a thought without resorting to name calling?

  • You're a bigot and racist. Did you get dropped on your head?

  • The LTE writer is a Blevining Idiot.

  • Lord forgive the heathen masses known as the Democratic party

Thanks for showing us the classy way to discuss events, without name calling.

Second, are you for real? You write:

"Voting conspiracies X 2? Making up a war conspiracy?"

OK. So I guess you never read the papers or watch the news.

I guess you didn't even know that all the major media pooled their money to have a major auditing firm count the 2000 Florida votes since nobody else would count them.

I guess you didn't know Congress ordered a major investigation of the 2004 Ohio vote, where, among MANY other crimes, votes were counted in a locked room with no media supervision, which is AGAINST THE LAW!

I guess you didn't know there were actually no WMDs found in Iraq. I guess you didn't know we attacked a country that was no threat to us because the people who put Bush in office already had a plan to attack Iraq (PNAC, look it up) before they even picked W to be their chump.

I guess you didn't know Iraq had zero to do with 9/11.

But holy moley, ma'am; most people who are so ignorant about so much would keep their mouths shut, rather than display their ignorance in a public forum.

I know it's real hard, but try to grasp this concept:

Just because you didn't know it doesn't mean it didn't happen.

How could someone possibly be so ignorant? I guess you could never watch the news and never read the newspaper.

But of course, if you really want to be ignorant, a major study shows the best way is to watch Fox News.

My guess is that's what's happened here.

Frankly, you're embarassing yourself and giving conservatives a bad name. Some of my best friends are conservatives, and they're not all ignorant and proud of it.

deec 7 years, 8 months ago

I wonder why the righties keep implying that there was a conspiracy between the government and WTC. Do they know something we don't? End sarcasm here.

prioress 7 years, 8 months ago

I don't think censure or impeachment would do much good at this point--it would only serve to waste valuable time and money, and pull our focus away from our brave military. GOOD POINT.

The critical thing right now is not to end the war, but to regain the focus we had back in 2001 and 2002. Target: Terrorist organizations, in any country on the globe. VERY GOOD POINT.

Impeachment or any other "convictions" within the current administration would simply be pardoned by the next Republican president. ALSO WELL-DONE. Impeachment is B.S. It was with Andy Jackson, Nixon never was and the Clinton thing was payback for Nixon's non-impeachment. We are even now; let's let history judge our presidents. If Dumbya lives long enough, he won't like what he reads. Get on with the real war on terror (not IRAQ) and get back to the diplomatic tables and talk to everyone around the world.

Tychoman 7 years, 8 months ago

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Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

At least Nixon was intelligent enough to RESIGN, so they didn't have to go to the effort to impeach him.

Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

Do I think someone with low intelligence can become president? Why, yes, I do. Especially if they have the political and financial power of their families behind them.

I am a common American citizen, by the way. There are more of us than of the privileged. Never wanted to be president, thank you. No one in their right mind would, IMHO. You are under constant scrutiny for the rest of your natural life. Who the hell would want that?

So I'm smart enough not to hold public office, or even attempt to.

I can also pronounce nuclear properly.

But let me phrase it a different way, so you won't be as offended, dear.

At least Nixon wasn't stubborn enough not to resign.

JayCat_67 7 years, 8 months ago

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JayCat_67 7 years, 8 months ago

OK, let's put it more bluntly. "Your-Mom" sounds an awful lot like conservativeman. Thanks for the attempted "poll" R-T.

guamku89 7 years, 8 months ago

What a stupid letter. Such idiocy on display for the vast international readership of the ljworld. The only thing dumber than this letter are the blockheads, boneheads and boobs that agree with it.

What a Meathead.

Linda Endicott 7 years, 8 months ago

Of course, Clinton didn't resign, either. According to you, his biggest sin is that he lied under oath.

Bush has lied. He just made sure he wasn't under oath at the time. I guess that makes it okay, huh?

JayCat_67 7 years, 8 months ago

Hey, wait a minute... I got a comment deleted. Now I'm OFFICIALLY crass and offensive! WOO HOO!

50YearResident 7 years, 8 months ago

Right-thinker posted<>

Baseless Accusations? Each one can be proven! Bush needs to join Nixon.

Show just one accusation that you think iis baseless and 100 people will produce the facts to prove it right.

Tychoman 7 years, 8 months ago

Join the club, Jaycat. I say if yours and my posts are grounds for removal, then RT and YM should have been banned ages ago. Suck it up, LJWorld, start moderating your frakking boards!

Calliope877 7 years, 8 months ago

Posted by Calliope877 (anonymous) on April 17, 2007 at 12:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Posted by Your_Mom (anonymous) on April 17, 2007 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal) "God Bless America, Lord forgive the heathen masses known as the Democratic party, Lord forgive them for sacraficing their young at the alter of abortion. Lord forgive them for persecuting Your church. Lord, open their minds and their hearts that they may understand the ignorance and depravity in which they revell in. Lord give them courage to stand and be Americans again."

Lord, please send a lightning bolt down from heaven into Your_Mom's head...maybe it'll activate some dormant brain cells.

Posted by Your_Mom (anonymous) on April 17, 2007 at 12:33 p.m.

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Posted by temperance (anonymous) on April 17, 2007 at 12:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Someone so pathetic they have no friends and no means of communication except to seek negative attention on an anonymous blog."

So, writing up your prayers on an anonymous blog ISN'T pathetic?

God isn't going to listen to you if you keep referring to us as "heathen masses." She's a lot more understanding than you give her credit for.

Your_Mom,

Just by reading your posts, I don't think you have a true grasp on your own religion. And it's unfortunate that you, and so many others like you (like MOST everyone who elected Bush for a second term...I'm sure some geniunely intelligent people were misguided) don't have a comprehensive understanding about American history or politics, or what it really means to be American.

Believe it or not, this country was not based off Christian principles. Most of our founding fathers didn't care much for Christianity -- do some research if you don't believe me.

America doesn't and shouldn't have a national religion. Why would our founding fathers envision a nation where the people could worship as they chose, or not worship at all? If America had a religion serving as government rather than a government created by the people and for the people there would be absolutely no tolerance for thought outside the boundries of that religion -- there would be no America.

So don't call those who don't think like you "Un-American." I know it's hard, but try to think about it first.

.

blackwalnut 7 years, 8 months ago

"Where are the indictments, proceedings?

What up?

Been at least three years."

It's been only 3 months since we had a Congress with the power to investigate the truth.

BushCo's toadies were in power the other 6 years.

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