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Greenwald’s Latest Call for Gonzales Impeachment

Posted on May 21, 2007
Alberto Gonzales

Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films put together this montage of the attorney general’s humiliating testimony. The president continues to back Gonzales.  You can add your voice to a growing chorus calling for his ouster.

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By Nitro, May 25, 2007 at 3:40 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Conrad… I forgot one element. Speaking of manure… I’m sure you’d like my Red Angus fertilizer better than George Bushit’s manure. A lot less of it, and IT smells more like money than his. Besides, mine wouldn’t over-fertilize you, and decomposes in Mother Earth in a year and is gone. His… will remain with us forever I’m afraid.

And for presidential candidates, I think I’d prefer Larry the Cable Guy to al Sadr. LOL! Hope this humorous fertilizer brings a smile to your faces. I’m sure we could all use a good laugh today.

The Best to you!

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By Nitro, May 25, 2007 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

In re: to Ernest Canning (#72681). VOLATILE NITRO? You’re shooting a straight one there sir! Nitromethane, Nitroglycerin, take your pick, but a nick name well deserved and true to the heart! Explosive by nature and character. 

Conrad Maisch (#72668). You are welcome sir for the positive response. I just regret we will evidently miss you on our march… maybe we’ll see you on yours. Too bad, if you like Black Angus beef, you’d love my Red Angus steaks! I hope and pray that your’s has positive results before ours has to take place. And with no disrespect to you sir, frankly…. I could care less as to who is listening! Since the law they passed to spy on everyone is Un-Constitutional, against our laws, and a shame they couldn’t do their jobs in the first place without reverting to breaking the law again, for their own personal gain.

And I know what you are thinking… to find out what the terrorists are doing. Like I said, if they’d done their jobs in the first place.

I will not go quietly nor lay down and die without a fight. Never have! Never will! They might silence me when they pry my gun from my cold dead fingers, but not until then. You are more right than rain, my choice to carry. Nor will I stop posting comments in an attempt to silence our voices of cry for discontent and disgust!

That’s what I love about this country, the freedom to choose your own free will, and follow the path of your choice. I regret that you will follow the path of Jesus and Dr. King in this matter though, because of where they ended up. Hung on a tree and shot in the back. Bono however is still walking though, I think.

And you just saw what they did to “peaceful protesters” in L.A. a couple of weeks ago… But rest assured sir, we’ll have your back covered. I’m sure our founding fathers and the first Patriots in this country, DID NOT, want to have to revert to violence or physical action to rid our country then of the violence and oppression, but like then, like now, someone must do the dirty job.

I believe you have to fight fire with fire. As you’ll know a little more about me now. When a mountain lion comes and kills my cows, I go after him. When a bear rips the head right off my horse, I go after him. When low down thieves come and steal from me or my neighbors, WE GO AFTER THEM! Where I live, if you wait for the law… you’ll wait till hell freezes over. Besides, we usually end up helping the law, more than they help us. Imagine that. But we all feel it’s our patriotic duty to help our country and fellow countrymen, when in need. In other words, someone needs help, we come a running!

I really hope and pray, that the petitions for Impeachment, the phone calls to your representatives, the debates and peaceful attempts to resolve these atrocities come to manifest for the good of this country and those dieing to ensure our freedom and way of life. And to those who called for help, and we came a running.

But I doubt it will. We’ve waited long enough now, and King George Bushit II and his Neo-Conservative tyrant thugs, must be stopped at all costs! Lest we have no tomorrow. If I’m wrong, please correct me. But all attempts to secure the threat of this terrorism that plagues our world now, and the Corporate running or our government now, the end to this war and the crucification of this country, is only getting worse by the minute.

And Ernest… I give you my word as an American Patriot and a cattleman, I WILL NEVER BECOME ONE OF THEM!!! Thank you gentlemen for your responses and your freedom to say so.

To a Better Day…

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By Jeanine Molloff, May 25, 2007 at 10:58 am Link to this comment
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I agree—impeachment is necessary.  Even if impeachment takes the rest of the term—it’s well worth the effort.  Once impeached, Bush & Cheney are no longer immune from criminal prosecution, including on international crimes against humanity.  We need to impeach, in order to prosecute criminally.  Failure to do so—will set a dangerous precedent.  Future administrations will feel they are above the law.  Perhaps that is what the Dems want—thinking—it’s their turn.  The plan should be to impeach Cheney first.  This prevents him from succeeding Shrub.  Then you impeach Bush & Gonzales.  Prosecute several of the architects of the many unconstitutional acts (Patriot, Military Commissions, Warner Authorization, Animal Terrorism and changes made to the Posse Comitatus Act).  This means a highly placed but little known to the beltway attorney named John Yoo.  To the best of my knowledge, John Yoo is the architect of most of these obscenities.  In short—Yoo is guilty of treason.  Follow up by REPEALING these intolerable acts mentioned above, as they serve no true or legitimate security interest.  Continue on by repealing the 1996 Telecommunications Act passed by Clinton.  Return the ‘fair use’ doctrine to the FCC.  This is a beginning, but a necessary one.  The next thing is to RECALL most of the Congress.  Hold them ACCOUNTABLE for their actions, (or in the Dems case—their inaction), and require TRANSPARENCY in their dealings.  If need be—call an Article 5 constitutional convention.  We don’t need congress’ permission for this.  Use the INITIATIVE AND RECALL POWERS GRANTED TO THE CITIZENS BY THE CONSTITUTION.  IN SHORT, TIME TO DEMAND OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THESE PROFESSIONAL LIARS AND THIEVES.  TIME TO RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY.  Just a beginning…

Jeanine Molloff

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By cann4ing, May 25, 2007 at 9:44 am Link to this comment

re comment #72668 by Conrad Maisch.  Excellent response to the volatile “Nitro.”  Violence is self-defeating.  Those who engage in it, whatever their purpose, become what they despise.

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By Gabir, May 25, 2007 at 8:59 am Link to this comment

To Nitro ,
    Thank you for your positive response and your desire to take action beyond the continual chatter which ultimately resolves nothing . I am not stating that we shouldn’t post comments voicing our opinions and concerns , but sometimes I wonder ,“Who is really listening ?” .
    I would not disapprove of you carrying a weapon , if that is your choice . I will follow the example of Jesus Christ , Dr. Martin Luther King , Bono (of U2) , And especially all the Saints and Martyrs . I have never been an activist , but maybe becoming a true activist takes time and cultivation , and of course fertilization (with all the political manure , I feel a bit overfertilized).
      Adding violence to end violence is never a solution to ending violence . This criminal administration has proven that fact . I would rather have al Sadr as a President over this POD (Piece Of Dirt) we are forced to endure .

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By Nitro, May 24, 2007 at 10:45 pm Link to this comment

Conrad (#72578). LET’S GO!!! Besides, I’m REALLY tired of typing about a useless cause as you say. But a walk around the park won’t do anything but get us shot at from the Royal Bushit Regime, and you know I’m right…

I’m ready, willing and able, but I’m only going loaded for bear, so let’s get together, have a picnic on the way, drink a couple of beers, but some of us are going to have to do the dirty job that the House Judiciary Committee or Congress won’t do. So load heavy to make sure we get the job done the first time around.

Let’s call this the “Million Man Long Rifle March!” I know there’s got to be at least a Million pissed off Patriotic Americans right not feeling the same way. So you bring the beer and I’ll bring the steaks.

Door Gunners Rule! LOCK & LOAD !!!

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By Gabir, May 24, 2007 at 10:28 pm Link to this comment

Instead of us all sitting around typing comments about grand events such as impeachments , which will NEVER happen , we should all get together and march on Washington to show our discontent in person . Talk , talk , talk , until you are all blue in the face . Talk has no affect on the royalty in Washington ,D.C. .
    I would also suggest to our Troops in Iraq to march into the Green Zone , throw down your arms , and refuse any further action in this useless escapade .

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By Nitro, May 23, 2007 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment

Boy, this will surely piss everyone off, but I am sick to death of hearing about Impeaching everyone, and like was said, by the time the dead beats at Capitol Hill got around to “getting it done,” the bastards will be in the club house laughing their asses off at US,while they’re spending their “retirement pensions” and enjoying the added extra secret service protection.

Ya’ll just keep on with the Impeachment Proceedings, ranting and ravings, that you know will never happen.
There are enough Patriotic Americans that are going to have to go to Washington and do the dirty job no one else wants to do.

Impose our 2nd Amendment RIGHT to bear our arms and protect-remove this tyrannical government that has taken over our country. If the Bushit administration insists on thumbing their noses at everyone, doing damn well what they please at the tax payers expense, refusing to uphold the Constitution and the general consensus of the MAJORITY of the population, refuse to obey the Laws of the Land, then it’s already past time for the 2nd Revolution.

Besides, any numb nuts could tell, Gonzales and Bushit and the whole damn bunch of them need a mandatory drug test. If I was as stupid as Gonzales, I would have already went out back and shot myself in pure disgust and shame.

Tired of waiting!

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By cann4ing, May 23, 2007 at 5:46 pm Link to this comment

Re comment #72036 by Concerned Citizen.  I am sorry but I find your reasons for “not” impeaching the lot of this criminal cabal unsound.  The question entails whether we will adhere to the rule of law embodied in the Constitution.  Abandonment of the rule of law in the name of political expediency entails a giant step toward the dissolution of constitutional democracy.  That is precisely what occurred in the waning days of the democracy once known as the Weimar Republic, and we all know what followed.

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By Concerned Citizen, May 23, 2007 at 1:51 pm Link to this comment
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Let’s be practical here…

This congress has a very good political reason (and a reasonable practical reason) for NOT impeaching the president and vice president.

If both the president and vice president were impeached and removed from office, I believe the Speaker of the House would ascent to Presidency. While I DO believe the american people turned over Congress to the Democrats as a way of saying they are not happy with how things are going (mostly the war and the lies that got us into a situation that now has no good ending in sight) I DO NOT believe that they ever intended for Nancy Pelosi to become president. And, while I admire her greatly, I do not believe she is ready for that responsibility.

In addition, how long would impeachment take? If memory serves me, didn’t Clinton’s impeachment take a year or a year and a half? So if articles of impeachment were successful AND the impeachment process resulted in the removal of the President and/or the Vice President what would we have gained? They would be out of office a 6 months to a year before the end of the their term. And what would be the financial costs for such political theater? While I’d love to see them brought to trial and have to answer for their actions, I’m not sure we would get a great “return on investment”.

Instead of the Congress being focused on minimizing the damage by this administration they would be distracted by the impeachment process and the political fallout that results.

I believe it would be better for Congress to focus on controlling the presidents as much as possible and passing legislation that would do away with presidential signing statements - those convenient things that have allowed this president to sign bills into law while saying “but I don’t think this law should apply to me… so it doesn’t!”.

I have been saying for years that this president has been one lucky SOB. I have no clue what Bush’s legacy would have been without 911. I suspect somewhat lackluster. Instead he has gotten to show the world how tough he is.

I fear for our country because I have no idea how long it will take for the US to regain the world’s respect that has been destroyed by the actions of this government. I never thought I would live to see the day I was ashamed to be an american but based on the things this administration has done in the name of the American people I must say I do feel shame for how “we” have acted.

And the biggest frustration for me personally is I feel completely impotent in these matters. It seems we can complain, but there isn’t much the citizenry can actually do (other than call elected officials) to impact the situation.

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By Nitro, May 23, 2007 at 9:53 am Link to this comment

In response to Lefty (#71942), I really appreciate your research into the 8 CRIMES King Bushit has done, and I’m sure there are many many more. I’m sitting here wondering… HOW IN THE HELL ARE THESE S.O.B.‘s STILL IN OFFICE?

Why aren’t we seeing on the Mainstream Media, how they are being escorted out of the White House in hand cuffs and shackles on their way to prison waiting prosecution? The whole damn bunch of them, from top to bottom?

In response to Verne Arnold (#71933), yes sir, I’ve signed about every petition there is available to Impeach these worthless bastards (& dogs in heat…), yesterday I called our Senators and Representative and was quite verbal in my content of saying No to anymore funding for the war, the Impeachment Proceedings to start, No to the Amnesty Bill for “undocumented migrants”, (what a hoot that is) and I just got off the phone from calling them again in a Million Phone March to Capitol Hill to make sure they get the idea.

How many weeks now have I, and what seems to be the general consensus of the majority to pursue these matters, just go unattended and as if they’re almost thumbing their noses at us for even mentioning the facts.

I’ll be as polite as I can, in respect to comment moderating and reporting of this site, but I really think it’s time for a 2nd Revolution! Like I’ve said in so many comments, in the old days I’m sure the majority of our Capitol Hill leaders, would have been tarred & feathered or hung on the White House lawn at dawn, yet these… keep right on, business as usual.

Since they keep ignoring the majority, maybe it’s time to pay them the same respect.

To a Better Day…

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By cann4ing, May 23, 2007 at 9:11 am Link to this comment

The Constitution is quite specific.  The Congress has the power to remove the President, the Vice President and any civil officer of these United States for bribery, treason or other high crimes and misdomeanors.  There are ample grounds to impeach the attorney general, the secretary of state, the vice president and the president.  This goes well beyond the grounds listed in this video.  All of these federal officers were involved in the pre-Iraq invasion deception.  Gonzales, Bush, Cheney and Cheney’s chief of staff, David Addington, were all involved in the authorization of torture—a war crime.  The U.S. attorney purge was intended to aid Carl Rove in electoral theft by using bogus voter fraud allegations as cover while Republican operatives remove millions of otherwise eligible minority voters from the voting rolls via “caging lists.”  We have a President who publically admitted that he by-passed the FISA courts, authorizing warrantless domestic NSA electronic eavesdropping—a violation that is a felony under federal law.

What is absent is not the grounds from impeachment.  What is absent is integrity and political will.

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By Verne Arnold, May 23, 2007 at 6:28 am Link to this comment

I signed the impeachment petition…did you?

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By THOMAS BILLIS, May 22, 2007 at 4:48 pm Link to this comment
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Justice smustice keep Alberto Gonzales exactly where he is now.Every King needs his court jester and Fredo fills the bill for King George.That practical joke of trying to get a semi-comatose man to sign a clearly illegal documenthad King George in stitches.“Did you have to throw water in his face to wake him up"King George interjected wiping tears of laughter from his eyes.So I say keep him right where he is.A happy King George is a contented King George and justice smustice.

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By Nitro, May 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment

I’ve noticed several comments that are getting a little out of hand, or rather, out of mouth. I hope the Bushit regime hasn’t melted everyone’s mind into this kind of retorick…

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By ReallyFedUp, May 22, 2007 at 10:51 am Link to this comment
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Nice thoughts Lefty (Chipper—yes) but I wouldn’t want to see any of us go near the toxic waste that would be created.

Since these creeps should not be all that radio active, we could send them to the stars once we’ve choped them up in a big enough grinder to get the job done. (Throughput issues ya know)
If it turns out that they are radio active then we better come up with a more secure method of disposing so we do not contribute further to our present global polution problems in case the rocket ship fails.

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By anonymous, May 22, 2007 at 9:28 am Link to this comment
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#71659 by Lefty on 5/22 at 5:29 am
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Re: #71617 by rowdy on 5/21 at 8:56 pm
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bush seems to have supreme confidence in all of the lying assholes he has appointed. wolfowitz down,too many more left standing. i want to see rove crucified even more than i want to see bush fucked in the ass.
Or better, how about if the entire Bush administration is fed into a wood chipper, one at a time, feet first.  Think of all the good use that compost could be put to.  It probably wouldn’t qualify for organic farming, though.
How about dropping them off in downtown Baghdad?

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By Mitchell Zimmerman, May 22, 2007 at 8:19 am Link to this comment
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Why speak only of impeachment?  Why don’t the Democrats call for appointment of a special prosecutor to consider perjury charges?  Gonzales made many demonstrably false statements under oath, as well as implausibly claiming not to remember.  Someone—himself?—needs to consider whether these were knowing falsehoods, namely, the crime of perjury.

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By Leon, May 22, 2007 at 5:59 am Link to this comment
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Ok, we can’t shoot them, we can’t really do anything to them AT THE MOMENT.  But for the time being we can have a good laugh at them pretending to be clever people :D

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By rowdy, May 21, 2007 at 9:56 pm Link to this comment

bush seems to have supreme confidence in all of the lying assholes he has appointed. wolfowitz down,too many more left standing. i want to see rove crucified even more than i want to see bush fucked in the ass.

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By Lee, May 21, 2007 at 7:46 pm Link to this comment
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Adding the laughter tracks made the whole thing more palatable. At least I think Greenwald added them.

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By johnnyfarout, May 21, 2007 at 7:20 pm Link to this comment

Yippee yai yay! Gonzales habla el aqua al dente! He only says what is all surrounded forever by a sense of humor! Read between the lines & smirk all you must. Powerless we are becfore the power elite! Just as it should be in the church of the sweaty bouergeoiuszee! Yippee yai yay yoh ; the yankees and the cowboys!!!

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By QuyTran, May 21, 2007 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment

Ask GWB go along with him so they’ll be able to create new government in other planet !

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