Best of Prissy Today...Dearest Readers, Prissy will make this a short post- to be updated later. She is doing lots of hands-on "Bring the Troops Home NOW" kinds of activities. Please join in!
It doesn't matter what part of the world you are in. (Prissy is pleased and amazed so many readers are not American) Write to Congress, call the the White House-tell them end the war or resign, because they defy the wishes of the people.
If you don't want or can't have your name involved, get a post card with no return address that boldly states "END THE WAR" and send it to them. If you are not American and you take the time to complain about the war- that should really make them feel like dumb animals.
And let's face it- this bunch is not the brightest, nor the best of what America has to offer the world. They are on the bottom rung of humanity-greedy, always hungry bullies with little or no conscience. Now is the time-to give the wicked no rest with protests, lawsuits, complaints, phone calls, etc.
They should feel like we are their "bill of rights" collectors. We must remind them everywhere they go, they have an obligation to the citizens and a duty to the Constitution. They should be educated to understand, "Do it or get out of office". We must work on cleaning up the mess they have made-there is no sound reason to let it grow larger.
Perhaps Prissy will be a goodwill ambassador someday -her job would be traveling the world to apologize for the Dubya's mess...
The cabal may or may not escape the judgement of us mere mortals here on Earth, but last Prissy heard St. Peter still isn't taking bribes at the gate.
And look what Constant did- it's beautiful. And you know Prissy laughed!
Thank you Constant, Prissy will put it to good use... Constant's Pations
If you are a JAG, Prissy would like to talk to you Ref: Prissy's Nag the JAG program.
Prissy would like to know:
What is your plan to enforce the law?
What is your plan to work with your JAG-peers to ensure the laws of war are effectively enforced against a President?
Have you looked at the precedents which shows us that the Commander in Chief, because he claims to be a military leader, is subject to the US Code, and UCMJ?
Have you considered the precedents that show us that a sitting President may be lawfully prosecuted without an impeachment?
More updates later...gotta run, she's beeping in the driveway;-)
More proof he's lost his mind...Asia Yahoo Rumsfeld: US military can handle other threats despite Iraq
Rumsfeld warned potential enemies that the United States remained ready to take military action to defend its interests.
"It would be unfortunate if other countries thought because we have 136,000 troops in Iraq today that therefore we are not capable of defending our country or doing anything that we might need to do," Rumsfeld said.
The Pentagon has recently extended tours of US troops in Iraq and called up reserve Marines to quell violence in Iraq unleashed after the US-led invasion in 2003. Apart from Iraq, the US also has more than 20,000 troops in Afghanistan, and defense analysts say the deployments have put an enormous strain on the military.
"We have a large active force, we have a large reserve force, we have that ready reserve that drills the selective reserve and we have a large number of individual ready reservists who have an obligation that runs to depending on the circumstance for the remainder of their six-year period and we have allies.
Salt Lake Tribune Utahns: Dissent aids enemies 45% polled say that anti-Bush rallies more harm than good
When Rocky Anderson and Cindy Sheehan speak out against President Bush and his policies Wednesday, they probably will be cheered by thousands who agree.
But more Utahns will see them as aiding the enemies of the United States, according to a poll conducted for The Salt Lake Tribune.
Forty-five percent of poll respondents said war protesters such as Sheehan and Anderson aid U.S. enemies. Just 27 percent embrace the alternative view - that they "play an important role in the national debate over U.S. policy in Iraq."
The 625 registered Utah voters polled were split along party lines, with more Democrats believing war protesters further discussion and most Republicans believing they harm the United States. But even among Democrats, not a clear majority say protesters advance the public discussion.
That shows a lack of understanding about the importance of debate, said Brian Barnard, a local lawyer and free-speech advocate.
Yet in the same paper...Rolly: Petition to indict Bush - in Utah Veterans have gripes for Bush, too
Penny Bryman, a Salt Lake City attorney, has prepared the three-count indictment that names as defendants President Bush, Congress and the presidential administration.
The first count accuses Bush of abuse of power, citing the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay; kidnapping suspected terrorists and exporting them to other countries; failure to meet the rules of the Geneva Conventions and the Uniform Code of Military Justice; domestic spying; and thwarting the intent of Congress with the unprecedented use of 750 presidential signing statements. That count names Congress as a defendant for allowing Bush to abuse his power.
Count 2 accuses Bush of committing "other high crimes and misdemeanors" for allegedly misrepresenting that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction despite intelligence to the contrary and conspiring to reveal the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame.
Count 3 accuses Bush of failing in his duty to promote the general welfare, citing the national debt, the growing number of children living in poverty and censoring data from the EPA and the National Academy of Sciences that address global warming.
The prime 25-hectare site was a steal — it was a gift from the Iraqi Government. And if the five-metre-thick perimeter walls don't keep the locals at bay, then the built-in surface-to-air missile station should.
Guarded by a dozen gangly cranes, the site in the heart of the Green Zone is floodlit by night and is so removed from Iraqi reality that its entire construction force is foreign.
After almost four years, the Americans still can't turn on the lights for the Iraqis, but that won't be a problem for the embassy staffers. The same with the toilets — they will always flush on command. All services for the biggest embassy in the world will operate independently from the rattletrap utilities of the Iraqi capital.
Scheduled for completion next June, this is the only US reconstruction project in Iraq that is on track. Costing more than $US600 million ($A787 million), the fortress is bigger than the Vatican. It dwarfs the edifices of Saddam's wildest dreams and irritates the hell out of ordinary Iraqis.
Interesting site Water Industry. Some think the fight of the future is water, not oil. Qatar eyes RWE's Thames Water
Qatar's state-owned investment fund has teamed up with Swiss banking giant UBS to bid for Britain's largest water and waste group Thames Water, the Financial Times reported yesterday. RWE, the German power group that owns Thames Water, is looking to either sell or float the utility. The FT did not name its source, but said UBS would use its Global Infrastructure fund, launched in May, to provide part of the financing for the deal, which could value Thames Water at up to £7bn ($13.2bn)
Editor and Publisher Karr Cleared in JonBenet Case -- After Millions of Articles? With msm leading the way...pp
"The decision to drop the charges against Karr completes a 12-day arc that echoed many of the themes that have characterized the case, albeit on a more compressed, but no less bizarre scale. It was made all the more ironic because Karr's arrest earlier this month came as the nation appeared almost to have forgotten the case."
A Google search for "John Mark Karr, who was unknown until this month, came up with 10,800,000 results at the time of the latest twist. "John Mark Karr with "Ramsey" added produced 6.7 million returns.
In an article 11 days ago, E&P was among the first to question the initial assumption on the part of many in the media that Karr was almost certainly guilty, in an article headlined, "Rush to Judgment in JonBenet Case?"
E& P, bragging because they told the truth at least once...
Trailer for new movie, by soldiers in Iraq Ground Truth
Song of the Day by Paul Hipp. MFSO says Thanks Paul! SUB-IRAQIAN HOMESICK BLUES
TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to televised debate.
In a news conference, Ahmadinejad condemned the U.S. and British role in the world since World War Two but made no direct mention of the international nuclear confrontation.
"I suggest holding a live TV debate with Mr. George W. Bush to talk about world affairs and the ways to solve those issues," he said.
Which has a better command of english, do you suppose?
Cheney and Rumsfeld said they welcomed vigorous debate over Iraq, but they drew differences between healthy debate and what the vice president called "self-defeating pessimism."
"We have only two options on Iraq -- victory or defeat -- and this nation will not pursue a policy of retreat," Cheney said.
Rumsfeld said America's enemies had launched a public relations campaign to distort the debate over the war and manipulate the U.S. media to focus on the violence rather than progress being made against terrorism.
"This enemy lies constantly -- almost totally without penalty," he said.
I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.--Lord Acton
The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack… These actions apparently arise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals.--American Library Association
One of the Seven [wise men of Greece] was wont to say: That laws were like cobwebs, where the small flies are caught and the great break through.--Sir Frances Bacon
An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public affairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment.--Justice Hugo L. Black
The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means -- to declare that the government may commit crimes -- would bring terrible retribution.--Justice Louis D. Brandeis