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Mint Julep Anyone?
Author: Raine    Date: 11/26/2007 13:30:04

Trent is leaving...
NBC News has learned that Trent Lott's in the midst of informing close allies that he plans to resign his senate seat before the end of the year. It's possible a formal announcement of his plans could take place as early as today.
"Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house - he's lost his entire house - there's going to be a fantastic house, and I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."
http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/25/pf/goodlife_fortune/mint_julep_story.jpg

Details on this very big news as the day unfolds I am sure. I am hoping that perhaps we can all call our congresspersons again this week, or visit their offices in your home districts respectfully, to remind them of the Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution:
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Let's make George's wish our desire. Let's give him time to go sit with Trent on that porch.

The following is partial list of reasons you may incorporate into your letter, phone call, or actual visit. From Democrats.com:
Iraq
* Invading Iraq without any threat to the U.S.
* Lying about Iraqi WMD's to Congress and the American people
* Causing the deaths of over 2,000 U.S. troops and the maiming of over 10,000 more
* Failing to provide adequate equipment and armor to U.S. troops
* Allowing illegal torture and murder of prisoners
* Causing the deaths of 100,000 Iraqi civilians
* Spending $300 billion in just two years for an occupation that could last for decades
* Letting Halliburton steal billions through no-bid contracts
* Using vast quantities of depleted uranium weapons that will poison Iraq now and for generations to come;

September 11
* Ignoring countless warnings of an attack in the U.S.
* Letting Osama Bin Laden escape from Afghanistan
* Holding no bureaucrat accountable for ignoring warnings
* Delaying and obstructing the 911 Commission investigation
* Turning Afghanistan into the world's largest opium producer;

Terrorism
* Allowing international terrorism incidents to quadruple and trying to cover up the facts
* Failing to secure our borders and ports to prevent terrorism
* Letting terrorists buy high-powered weapons inside the U.S.
* Letting North Korea build nuclear bombs and missiles that can cross the Pacific Ocean
* Refusing to shut down Pakistan's nuclear weapons exports;

Economy
* Letting gasoline prices double at devastating cost to the economy while oil companies make record profits
* Letting corrupt companies like Enron steal billions from consumers and employees
* Adding trillions to the national debt, which our children and grandchildren will have to pay off with interest;

Freedom
* Letting bureaucrats wiretap Americans without a court order
* Locking up suspects for years without charges or trials
* Arresting nonviolent protesters at Bush events
* Ordering federal courts to interfere in the Terri Schiavo tragedy

Democracy
* Stealing the Presidential elections of 2000 and 2004
* Refusing to investigate the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of voters in Florida and Ohio
* Promoting black-box electronic voting machines without paper trails
* Embracing dictators in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russia, and China
* Overthrowing democratically-elected leaders in Haiti and Venezuela;

Scandals
* Illegally "outing" CIA agent Valerie Plame, an important anti-terrorism official
* Letting a gay male prostitute (Jeff Gannon) roam free in the White House
* Paying journalists to give favorable coverage to the administration
* Going AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard in 1972 and covering it up ever since
* Defending the most corrupt Member of Congress (Tom DeLay)


This list is partial, and even partisan. But the reality is we have a full blown assault on the Constitution of the United States of America, which as of this writing, is the world's oldest "still in use" Constitution. Hard to believe, I know. To me that shows the fragility and the rareness of our nation and our rule of law. Let's tell our elected officials that we love our country, and we need to have this American course corrected. It is more important than politics, as some would have us believe. IF the President of the United States , who swore to unhold the constitution (under OATH) won't do it, we, the people must, in order to 'achieve a more perfect union', as they say...

So yes, it is Monday. I put out some leftover Apple and Pumpkin Pie this morning. I sent the [im]Peach Pie to my representative's office... The espresso is on (and the home made whip cream tastes delish on top! Hang in there, Today is Cyber Monday so start your shopping from the comfort of your office chair!

See you inside... and
Raine

112 comments (Latest Comment: 11/27/2007 04:28:47 by livingonli)
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Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 13:59:27
Comment by BobR on 11/26/2007 14:12:54
morning, folks... :coffee2:



I think I'm on the downslope with this cold, but I'm still feeling phlemy...

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 14:20:17
Comment by starling310 on 11/26/2007 14:24:56
Good Morning all. :coffee:



I'll have to miss hour 2 of Momma...Farley has am appointment with the vet.

He will NOT be amused.



Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 14:28:46
60 BUCKS?!?!?!?! for a turkey? Momma paid 60 bucks for a turkey? Was it a 60 pound turkey?

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 14:29:22
Quote by starling310: Good Morning all. :coffee: I'll have to miss hour 2 of Momma...Farley has am appointment with the vet. He will NOT be amused.
Good morning! Is farley alright?

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 14:32:03
Good morning everyone.



Yesterday at work, I actually used the Fred Gump drop in conversation and I got a chuckle out of it. {Fred_Gump}

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 14:52:36
Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 14:54:40
I'm too sexy for my man boobs.

Comment by TriSec on 11/26/2007 14:56:00
Morning. Mine cave in.



But I have to be all provincial for just a moment.



The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts predates the US constitution by a few years, and is in fact the oldest operating constitution in the world.



The author of ours, a Mr. Adams of Quincy, was also instrumental in writing the one for the US.



Anyway....back to the mine face.





Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 14:58:00
Free TriSec.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:02:03
Quote by Raine: 60 BUCKS?!?!?!?! for a turkey? Momma paid 60 bucks for a turkey? Was it a 60 pound turkey?




Holy Crap! Did it laid copper eggs or something? Think the most we've ever paid is list $25 and it feeds everyone just fine with leftovers.



Steph I think they saw ya coming darling.





BTW - MOrning All! :hug:



Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 15:05:04
Morning Mala. Did you have a good weekend?

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:07:17
Quote by TriSec: The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts predates the US constitution by a few years, and is in fact the oldest operating constitution in the world
My apologies, I should have clarified, that the US constitution is the oldest National constitution still in use in the world...

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:08:26
:rofl: a presyterian? a virgin Rob roy? I love it!

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:09:35
Toonces was a cat, for the record,

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:10:59
Quote by livingonli: Morning Mala. Did you have a good weekend?




BUsy weekend. All the holiday decor is up and now I focus on the gift thing. Think I've determined not to do the office cookie swap this year. I don't need all the cookies that I can't control how they're made.



Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:12:01
MMMmmmmm ice wine.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:17:43
Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:20:31
That's easy for him to say.

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 15:23:49
Quote by wickedpam: That's easy for him to say.


That's what she said.



I was looking for an excuse to use that.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:26:05
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam: That's easy for him to say.


That's what she said.



I was looking for an excuse to use that.




:doh:



Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:26:15
Comment by BobR on 11/26/2007 15:26:36
Quote by wickedpam: MMMmmmmm ice wine.


Sweet and strong... just like I likes my men... :rofl:

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 15:29:36
Raw Story is speculating that Lott is stepping down before the new ethics laws kick in which would require him to wait 2 years before joining any lobbying group.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:41:52
I wish I could find some youtubery out there of a fish flopping on a boat deck ... whenever they talk about Mitt.

Comment by velveeta jones on 11/26/2007 15:42:16
Morning all.... I'll be checking in while looking for work (bore) and listening to Steph (natch). Hope everyone had a great turkey day!

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 15:43:00
Quote by livingonli: Raw Story is speculating that Lott is stepping down before the new ethics laws kick in which would require him to wait 2 years before joining any lobbying group.
PSSST. Liv... look at the first post of the bloggie!

Comment by velveeta jones on 11/26/2007 15:43:45
Quote by Raine: I wish I could find some youtubery out there of a fish flopping on a boat deck ... whenever they talk about Mitt.


Faith No More video from the early 90's - end of the vid. Fish flopping/dying.



Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 15:44:04
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: Raw Story is speculating that Lott is stepping down before the new ethics laws kick in which would require him to wait 2 years before joining any lobbying group.
PSSST. Liv... look at the first post of the bloggie!





Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 15:57:04
She posed ala Calander Girls.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 16:11:01
I graduated HS in 85 and we were just starting to get computers in NC. But there was a computer in my math class in the early 80's.

Comment by velveeta jones on 11/26/2007 16:21:50
I remember my school getting a Commadore 64 (or something similar) in 82 or 83. With those actual floppy disks (5.25")! WOW.

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 16:22:25
I remember the TRS-80's when they were sold at Radio Shack.



I got my first PC in '97 although a couple of my friends and co-workers were already on the internet and the first 2 years I was on dial-up before I got the cable modem.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:28:21
BTW, it is still Raining in the ATL! Sonny must have prayed again?

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:35:11
Nothing like a little pepper spray in your mace... me I would have gone with some powdered Niacin...

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 16:35:52
I have to say I enjoy the AAR Phoneix Christmas ad they've been playing.



LIttle Girl: "I want imprechment procedings."

Santa: "How about an iPod?"

Little Girl: "NO!"

Crowd of Children: "Draft Gore! Draft Gore! Draft Gore!"



Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 16:37:11
Am I the only one who's seen "Under the Rainbow"?

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:37:39
Quote by velveeta jones: I remember my school getting a Commadore 64 (or something similar) in 82 or 83. With those actual floppy disks (5.25")! WOW.
YES! I remember those! I also remeber opur teacher telling us you could use actual Tape recorders to save information... it was a small school... it was a poor school... Let me make my self clear... my teacher had a wide stance.

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 16:38:18
Quote by wickedpam: Am I the only one who's seen "Under the Rainbow"?


Eh, it's a possibility.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:38:44
Quote by wickedpam: I have to say I enjoy the AAR Phoneix Christmas ad they've been playing. LIttle Girl: "I want imprechment procedings." Santa: "How about an iPod?" Little Girl: "NO!" Crowd of Children: "Draft Gore! Draft Gore! Draft Gore!"
I really need to stop tuning out the commericals.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:39:33
:larry King Voice:
HELLO NYC!!!!
.... you know who you are!!! ;)

Comment by wickedpam on 11/26/2007 16:41:26
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by wickedpam: Am I the only one who's seen "Under the Rainbow"?


Eh, it's a possibility.






Under the Rainbow

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:41:37
to the republican humour.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:42:39
Semen stained?

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 16:43:32
Can someone tell the righties that the New York Times isn't all that liberal. Why did they print the lies of Judith Miller which helped spread propaganda for the invasion of Iraq?

Comment by livingonli on 11/26/2007 16:45:09
Quote by Raine: Semen stained?


I think it's more likely that W was doing this to the Saddam execution video.

Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:45:36
NYC Fire Chief: Rudy Ran away like a coward on 9/11


Comment by Raine on 11/26/2007 16:51:22
You know I always find it HYlarious when my mother says I don't want to talk politics AFTER she brings it up.