My life has been a whirl with a mixture of personal and politics.
Politics-wise -- Dennis Kucinich's H.Res.333 to impeach Cheney first is gathering cosponsors. Click the title link for current info from Thomas, BUT these are current co-sponsors as of today:
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 6/6/2007
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 5/1/2007
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 6/7/2007
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 5/1/2007
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 6/7/2007
Rep Wynn, Albert Russell [MD-4] - 5/10/2007
Call YOUR representatives and demand that they at least take a stand and co-sponsor this issue. It doesn't matter that in the end that Repugs would block it: we have to speak out against blatant corruption. Meanwhile Republicans yesterday blocked the tame no confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales. Outrageous! But it is especially up to those with Republican senators to bitch -- and insist that they and the Democratic senators impeach this person whose actions are so in oppostion to the law. There are currently 76,545 signers on the petition to impeach Gonzalez. Add yours to this petition to "urge the House Judiciary Committee to begin the process of impeachment of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in accordance with Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution".
Other things I have learned:
- Hillary Clinton was the Senator who got the most money from the Healthcare/Big Pharma industry last year after Senator "Man on Dog" Rick Santorum who lost his relection bid. And we should believe that she will give us reasonable health care and drug prices? Hello.
- Obama who claims to be anti-war campaigned for pro-war Senator Joe Liebermann. ARGH!!
- And so much more from Thom Hartmann whose show yesterday makes me further question our country's descent into fascism or at the very least feudalism. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. And what we are number one in is WAR and PRISONS. Our defense spending is bankrupting our country while making some Bush contributors very wealthy. And this spending is floating our current economy at the expense of our future.
Personal stuff: Yesterday was my lovely Aunt Betty Murphy's birthday. Friday was terrific button maker Ruth Klein's birthday (and her twin Maxine) -- and she provided me with some great buttons including one for John Edwards which I wore to All Saint's Church's Strawberry Fair and the Ridgewood Democratic Club's Dinner Dance this past Saturday. And we also celebrated my peace friend Sam Oast's birthday last week. Meanwhile, I'm making a little headway at de-boxing my new apartment but life in corporate America cuts into my time and energy. Still, until I win lotto, gotta earn money. So much to do, including read Al Gore's book, The Assault on Reason and Caroline Myss's book, Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul. But first, to work....