Monday, June 23, 2008

George Fucking Carlin!

It's a sad day when such a funny man dies, but George Carlin was more than a funny man. He spoke truth to power and to people about the stupidity, the dumbing down and the bullshit that flies through our political correct, sterilized language and into Our two faced, "polite" society.

He was Absolutely One of the Greats!

Carlin at Carnegie Hall (complete with the 200 Dirty word list) is a must see and the only HBO show that has had any Real and lasting impact on my person.

"Rat shit, bat shit, dirty old twat! 69 assholes tied in a knot! Hooray! Lizard shit! Fuck!"

Mr. Carlin, You will be missed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

georgie and john

Representative Dennis Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment of george w. bush (co-sponsored by Representative Robert Wexler) has been sent to committee for the Democratic "leadership" to slow kill, though Kucinich vows to not let it die (you can help). Just to set the record straight, I do not support impeachment out of some sort of partisan, competitive, "You impeached 'us' we'll impeach you" bullshit. If President Barack Obama (yeah, I typed it) illegally spies on and/or detains American citizens indefinitely and without charge... if he invades a sovereign nation, breaking international law, based on cherry picked, false, and fabricated intelligence ignoring and shooing aside "doubters"... if he uses publicly funded Propaganda to mislead the Nation... if he derelicts his duty and lets Americans citizens drown from inaction against a foretold disaster, leaving the survivors to remain displaced, their homes and neighborhoods in ruin for YEARS... if he condones torture, of any type or name, in United States detention facilities or ships US prisoners to other nations to be tortured, I will call for his Impeachment and removal from office. Whether it is in his first year, his last year or his last week as president. It is Congress's Responsibility to keep a check on the president. Illegality, impropriety, and incompetence should and needs to be met with accountability. We do not have a king. No one is above the law. If anything it's because of partisanship that he has NOT been impeached. I know we're a Nation that gets more outraged by reports of referees fixing games than United States Senate reports of a president and his underlings fixing intelligence to rush Our Country into war. A war that has cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers and tens of thousands (a conservative estimate) of innocent Iraqi. Dick-tator saddam was hanged for killing under 200. Our Laws, their enforcement, and Our adherence to them, even when it comes to Our prisoners, are what keeps us from chaos and fascism.

But let's talk about the man who wants to continue georgie 24%'s policies, both foreign and domestic. That's right, ol' flip floppin' john has had another less than stellar week. Let's see... He taught us vladmir putin (the president of Russia) was the president of Germany. He told his supporters, who can now donate and receive non-elitist golf supplies, that he would "veto every beer". When asked if he would like to have vice president dick (currently at 18% approval) in his administration McSame responded "hell yeah". We found out that this 21st century candidate is computer "illiterate". And the biggest gaffe for "senior moment" johnny was when he said it's "not too important" when Our troops leave Iraq. That last one really pissed some people off. His supporters say johnny third term has never been for "timetables", despite him coming out and saying that if he becomes president (evolution forbid), Our troops would be home by 2013. His supporters say he can say what he wants, he was in the military. But finally some military personnel are beginning to speak out and say that being a Navy aviator, POW, and Senate liaison does not give you "carte blanche" on all things military. It's gotten so bad for the 72 year old candidate that he's having trouble with endorsements from elected officials in his own grand Old party. Oh, and since I mentioned the military, Obama's "short list" of Vice Presidential candidates sure is getting interesting.

With Our current president being protested in Rome and the Iraqi government rejecting the idea of 60 US bases on their soil, saying it would "lead to colonization", it's no wonder that the international community likes the idea of a change from the current "your either with us or your against us" American leadership that has dragged Our Country's reputation into the muck. Not that Our reputation problem is only international. With crap like faux news's "terrorist fist jab" and the ever classy reference to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama" (yeah, they're a respectable news organization) it's no surprise most people are and will remain uber-cynical, pessimistic and/or apathetic, at least until something Changes?

Possible future Ink topics:
  • The dramatic rise in gas and food prices and the people who have been talking about conserving resources for 30 years.
  • Foreclosures, inflation and all the other indicators that illustrate how the US economy is sucking wind.
  • The internetic system of tubes and Campaign 2008
  • The things I don't like about Barack Obama.


This is not the first time someone has stood up to attempt to hold the President of the United States accountable for his actions. It is, however, the first time it has been, although still minimally, covered by the press.

More on the case for impeachment hearings and "McFlipper" the candidate that would like to continue this "misunderstood" president's failed
foreign and domestic policies later.

Representative Kucinich's Full Articles of Impeachment are available here.

Washington, Jun 10 - Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio
In the United States House of Representatives
Monday, June 9th, 2008
A Resolution


Resolved, that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against President George W. Bush for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power.

Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of H. J. Res114.

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor.

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes.

Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation's Natural Resources.

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries.

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq.

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors.

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives.

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy.

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to "Black Sites" Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture.

Article XX
Imprisoning Children.

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government.

Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws.

Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment.

Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens.

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements.

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply.

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice.

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare.

Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency.

Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change.

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee

Once he earned 2,118 pledged delegates, Senator Barack Obama won the Democratic National Primaries. Below is his victory speech from last night. It was given at the site of this year's republican national convention in the "red" state of Minnesota. That's probably why only 20,000 enthusiastic supporters showed up.

Part 2

Part 3