An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Happy Thanksgiving

Bush pardoning the turkeys

Bush pardoning the turkeys

Congress Must Debate The Implications Of A Bush Self-Pardon

From USALONE: Many people have been asking us, “Could Bush actually pardon himself?”. Would it be despicable? Sure it would. Would it be shameless and cowardly? Yes, that and that too. But all those adjectives fit Bush like O.J.’s glove before it shrunk from being soaked completely in blood. Which means he is absolutely is planning on doing it.
And only impeachment could stop it. We need to talk about this. We need Congress to talk about this. And Congress is in session this week, so we need you to speak out this week while there is still
Impeach Now Action Page
From Democrats.com: President Bush not to pardon senior administration officials for crimes the President authorized. It notes:
President George W. Bush may have committed crimes involving the mistreatment of detainees, the extraordinary rendition of individuals to countries known to engage in torture, illegal surveillance of United States citizens, unlawful leaks of classified information, obstruction of justice, political interference with the conduct of the Justice Department, and other illegal acts
and that
Bush has been urged to grant preemptive pardons to senior administration officials who might face criminal prosecution for actions taken in the course of their official duties…
Rep. Nadler’s leadership is crucial because he chairs the House Judiciary Committee’s  Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties  and can use his credibility and clout to move the resolution forward either during the lame duck session in December or when the next Congress convenes on January 6.
So our next step is to persuade as many Representatives as possible to co-sponsor H.Res. 1531. Please sign our new petition.
We will be taking off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving. Y’all have a great turkey day.!

Pardon Me, Boy, Is This The Human Rights Court Station?

Cheney attempts to teach Bush how to forgive himself...

Cheney attempts to teach Bush how to forgive himself...

Well, it seems that Bush is now attempting the ultimate fart in our collective faces. After having broken god only knows how many laws, and committed Human Rights violations left and right, he’s now attempting to pardon, not only those who followed his orders, but himself.

If Bush Pardons Himself or His Subordinates Attorneys, Scholars, Activist Groups Call for Impeachment
This assumption of regal power must finally stop. Even Henry II had to do penance for the murder of St. Thomas a Becket. If Bush is allowed to pardon himself, democracy in the United States will have ceased and instead of a President, we will elect a tyrant every four years. NOTE: Due to this week’s holiday, I am only publishing once this week on Wednesday.

Will He Or Won’t He? Only Dick Cheney Knows For Sure


OK everyone knows by now that Scooter Libby got 30 months for perjury and obstructing justice. That his lawyers moved to delay carrying out the sentence, which the judge is not in a mind to do, but a host of legal scholars have argued that the serving the sentence be delayed until the appeal has been heard. These scholars includied Alan Dershowitz of the famous Claus von Bulow trial. A self-proclaimed liberal, according to Wikipedia, he has remarkably supported the administration in the Iraq war and in the use of torture, probably because of the threat to Israel, which was non-existent since Iraq didn’t possess any weapons of mass destruction. To say that Dershowitz has conflicting interests in this case–the rights of the convicted vs. protecting an administration lackey–would be a fair assessment.

In the meantime, I decided to give Scooter a cellmate also waiting for the phone. I’ve done him in manga style, with wind-swept white hair that usually signifies a person of indeterminate sexuality. 🙂