Sunday, May 06, 2007

VICE: Put this next to your BOOK OF MORMON

(hat tip Mark Groubert at Crooks and Liars)

For all of those Utah kool-aid drinkers that greeted Dick Cheney at Brigham Young University with a standing ovation and an honorary degree in social service, please read some words of reality below. I hope your head doesn't explode...
110TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION

RESOLUTION

Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Resolved, That Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, is 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, against Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Those are the opening words to the House Resolution on Impeachment submitted last week by U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich of Ohio. It should be taken very seriously. It may save our lives. And the lives of our children.

Dick Cheney is the most unpopular vice president in the history of the United States – he is also the most powerful. Over the past 6 years, Cheney has consolidated power by slowly and directly taking it from a president who from day one had little interest in policy and absolutely no experience in the royal ways of Washington.

On September 29th, 1974, Dick Cheney, at the age of 33, became the youngest presidential chief of staff in American history. He reveled in the power that job gave him.

On June 29th 2002, Cheney for the first time, legally and constitutionally assumed the powers of the presidency when President Bush underwent anesthesia during a medical exam. Although the anesthesia eventual wore off and legal power of the presidency was returned to George Bush, some say Cheney has remained the de facto President ever since.

“Dick Cheney exercises all the power of the Presidency. That has never happened. Ever.” Says former U.S. assistant attorney general Bruce Fein.

This book, “Vice,” explains how he did it and why nobody has stopped him.

Make sure to read the entire article, but here are some highlights:

-From what we do know, Cheney seemed to like alcohol more than hallucinogens. A lot more. Cheney was convicted of drunk driving twice during a brief eight-month period in his native Wyoming. For the record: never before has the United States had both a President and Vice President in office with previous drunk driving convictions.

-In Congress from 1978 – 1989, Cheney voted against the creation of the Department of Education. He voted against a resolution calling on South Africa to release Nelson Mandela from prison. He voted against Head Start. He voted against Martin Luther King’s birthday holiday (The latter two votes he later reversed placing doubt on his so-called rigid ideology)

-Cheney is a well-known and outspoken critic of Hollywood. However check out this absurd Dick Cheney Trivia #297: In 1995 Dick Cheney tried his hand at acting, portraying a police official alongside fellow Republican Bruce Willis in “Die Hard With A Vengeance. It would be his last acting job. That is, until he became acting President five years later.

-From 1995 – 2000 he served as CEO of Halliburton increasing its offshore tax havens from 9 to 44 among many other nefarious unpatriotic deeds. "Vice" also examines the cash flow and the lies surrounding the no-bid contracts to Halliburton leading up to the Iraq War and also the supposed blind trusts that Cheney claimed prevented him from sharing in Halliburton profits.

READ THE REST HERE

9 comments:

The Silent Observer said...

Why is it that none of the Democratic presidential candidates (including Barack Obama, a Constitutional lawyer by trade) would support Dennis "Snowball's Chance" Kucinich in these articles of impeachment during their debate last week?

Kucinich is a wackjob, and his arguments for impeachment are baseless. That's why.

Sincerely,

Utah-kool-aid-drinker-that-greeted-Dick-Cheney-at-blah-blah-blah-whose-head-oddly-enough-didn't-explode

Steven said...

Silent,

I guess facts don't do it for you, huh?

The Silent Observer said...

If the "facts" aren't good enough for Obama, then they're not good enough for me.

Stenar said...

If only Mormons would put this book next to their Book of Mormon. As their only source of news is Fox News, they have no idea there is truth out there.
It amazed me how many people sided with Hannity after the debate the other night. Rocky laid out actual facts and Hannity relied on ad hominem attacks with no facts to back it up and a lot of people still thought Hannity won the "debate."
Unbelievable.

Steven said...

Silent,

Then you are owned.

Frank Staheli said...

I am a conservative Mormon. I think Hannity is a dolt. He gives conservatism a bad name. Rocky clearly won the debate.

I think the leadership of BYU and the LDS Church are respectful of Cheney because he is VP. This is no excuse for rank and file Mormons, though, who are allowed to express their political opinions. I think rank and file Mormons don't spend enough time thinking about the world. If they did, they would have never voted for Bush in the first place, for many reasons, but for one because Cheney was his running mate.

Cat Woman said...

Sean Hannity looked like the biggest ass in the debate with Rocky. It was GREAT to hear Utahns “booing” him! I NEVER thought that would happen.

And the fact that he made fun of Rocky's PowerPoint Presentation is AWESOME! Hannity doesn't have the basic computer knowledge to do such a thing. I work for the City Government's (Salt Lake City Corporation) Computer Division. Almost EVERY SINGLE City Employee knows how to make a PowerPoint Presentation! So making fun of how fancy his little presentation was made Hannity look like a dumb ass. PowerPoint has been around for YEARS and is nothing new. In fact, it would be useful for bastards like him to get their facts straight.

If he would even talk about the facts... All he did was bag on Rocky and bring up pointless issues from the past.


Sean Hannity is an ASS BAG!

The Silent Observer said...

Steven,

So's your face.

Jenni said...

Dennis Kucinich is probably the bravest of all the Dem presidential candidates. The rest seem to be much more cautious and aren't as interested in doing the right thing.