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Author: velveeta jones    Date: 12/30/2007 13:35:54

Warning: the following commentary may contain sarcasm.

According to my backwards bush clock, we must still suffer another 386 days with this “administration”. I use quotes because I really believe this group of people more closely resembles a mafia. I never watched that hit show, The Soprano’s, but I’ve seen the Godfather I and II and one of my favorite films is GoodFella’s. I just adore that scene in the diner with DeNiro and Liotta and that nifty camera trick where they dolly back while focusing in on the table. But I digress…

In my opinion what we have is a Texas Mafia. Stolen elections to secure their “turf”, which happens to be our country; hiring of their own wise guys and hitmen; protecting their own by whatever means possible; and raking in a ton of dough for all their friends and investors.

So, how come we can’t seem to impeach these guys? It seemed so easy with Bill Clinton. One day a vague story about an intern showing her panties off – the next day…WHAM! Impeachment! (It may have taken longer, but I was in the midst of getting clean and sober so time was irrelevant to me).

Here’s the thing. If this is the way we are going to run our country – like a mafia, then we need to take back Nixon’s impeachment. After all, he was just doing what any good “Godfather” would do, yes? Nixon so systematically abused the powers of the presidency and so threatened the rule of law that he should now be hailed as a hero. I submit to you that we must demand that Congress write articles of un-impeachment and posthumously honor this great criminal!

He was impeached for the following crimes, all of which have been committed by Bush and/or Cheney and most of his administ…, er, crew:
1. Obstruction of Justice: Nixon lied about knowledge of the Watergate break-in, and then was involved in a cover-up of the break-in. This is petty compared to the lying that bush and his henchmen have done.
2. Abuse of Power: WOW! The DC mob really could have taught Nixon a few things. Times certainly have changed. While Nixon illegally wiretapped a few reporters and government aides in an attempt to find a leak, The Bush Gang have illegally wiretapped thousands of American citizens in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). They may have been directly involved in the destruction of evidence of torture. (These guys have nothing but scorn for the UN and the Geneva Conventions). Oh, and they also mislead Americans into a war with Iraq. Nixon was such a wimp!
3. Contempt of Congress. Our team has really shown improvement in this area. Subpoenas? Hahahaha. They can’t be bothered with subpoenas. It’s like the local beat cop trying to give Michael Corleone a citation for carrying a concealed weapon.

The independent prosecutor who stood up to Nixon, Archibald Cox said, "Whether ours shall continue to be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people." If only he were alive today he would be dismayed at the direction that Congress has chosen. And not just Congress, the Corporate media has also conspired to turn a blind eye and allow criminal activity become the norm.

So if this is the direction that Congress is going to take us – Mafia style – then I say “UN-IMPEACH NIXON”. Give Tricky Dick back his dignity, and while we’re at it, lets put him on the 5-dollar bill. We don’t need to honor Abe “Goody-two-shoes” Lincoln.


In the recent news: Bush has finally signed the Child Health Program extension after vetoing it twice before. Guess he’s throwing a bone to the little chil’ens to show what a compassionate Don he can be.

Benazir Bhutto’s 19 year-old son, Bilawal, has taken over as her party’s leader, though it is doubtful he will run for President. Elections in Pakistan will be put on hold.

And keep your eyes on Kenya. The recent election fraud has been throwing the country further into violence.

It’s Sunday, which probably means there is some sort of sordid football tragedy on the teevee today. Ugh! No doubt ya’ll will be glued to watching these wife-beating, dog abusing ruffians in tight pants knocking each other around in the cold.

And it’s the last Sunday before the New Years, so allow me to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous new year. A reminder to please be safe, on this upcoming New Years Eve, which those of us in recovery refer to as “the night when all the amateurs drink”!

I’ll end with this great scene from my favorite Scorsese film, since I’ve mentioned it. Here we have a clip of the Billy Batts scene, a re-enactment of this current mafia. Featuring Joe Pesci as George W. Bush, DeNiro as Donald Rumsfield and Ray Liotta as Alberto Gonzalez, Directed by Dick Cheney:

18 comments (Latest Comment: 12/31/2007 02:35:17 by livingonli)
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Comment by BobR on 12/30/2007 14:54:30
Nothing like brutal murder first thing in the morning... :lol:

I say impeachment of Bush & Cheney (and criminal charges all around) rather than unimpeachment, although your scenario is more likely to happen...

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 15:55:37
The only way to restore Law and Order in this country is to impeach the whole criminal gang. You have to cut off the head of the beast (metaphorically, of course).

And speaking of the game of Ruffians, I am getting 4 games plus the Sunday Night Game. They apparently lifted the home game restriction so that Fox could show us the Redskins-Cowboys game against the Jets game instead of the usual assortment of MASH re-runs, Inside Edition weekend and the 6 o'clock news we would have gotten against the Jets home game.

Comment by TriSec on 12/30/2007 17:19:41
Afternoon, folks!

Funny thing, I was truly not into the game last night. We installed Javi's new video game yesterday, and I was playing it a bit last night, then looking at some Plane Porn. I was actually going to shut it off and go upstairs when Brady and Moss connected for the 65 yard TD, so I hung around after that.

So, did the Patriots use any illegal formations all year?

Did they have too many men on the field at any time?

How many personal fouls or roughing the QB calls did they pick up all season?

Did they interfere or jam any sideline signals on the other side?

Did they pipe in fake crowd noise in an attempt to disorient the other team?

Tell me again how taping a flaccid Jets defense 17 weeks ago made any difference?

And as Raine has been harping on all season, why was the punishment for having some bozo on the sideline with a videocamera harsher than what the Bush administration got for blowing a CIA agent's cover?

Anyway, I digress.

Velveeta, you should start a website and petition to un-impeach Nixon, I wonder how far that would go? Good on you, a loverly Sunday blog! :peace:

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 17:53:35
This Sunday is the second Sunday in a row where MSG has two home games from its teams requiring a quick turn-around. The Knicks are hosting the Bulls right now and then they have to put the rink in so that the Rangers can host Le Habs (second Sunday hosting a team north of the border).

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 21:33:09
Go Redskins!

Comment by velveeta jones on 12/30/2007 22:42:39
I guess I should root for the Carolina team, Panthers are they? Are they winning? Did they win?

Wake me when they win.

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 23:44:04
Game was over awhile ago. Panthers beat Tampa Bay 31-23.

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 23:50:28
Dallas is getting crushed 27-3.

Comment by livingonli on 12/30/2007 23:58:24
I was also listening to Sam Seder's interview with Naomi Klein. Really interesting stuff there. I have to start reading that book.

Comment by BobR on 12/31/2007 00:14:27
My sister was in town, so we all went to lunch today, then hung around here for awhile. This means that yesterday was spent cleaning.

So now they're gone, and we still have a clean house. That's always the best part.

Also just got done watching "Best In Show" on cable. That movie is drop dead hillarious.

"He went after her like she was made of ham!".... :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 12/31/2007 02:05:31
Quote by velveeta jones: I guess I should root for the Carolina team, Panthers are they? Are they winning? Did they win? Wake me when they win.

Comment by Raine on 12/31/2007 02:08:10
We just got done having a totally homeade dinner... for real homeade... Bob made the pasta and the foccacia bread, I made the sauce (and canned it as well) from straight up tomatoes... oh yes, and we had a bottle of Merlot <---- Also homeade.... ::: Warm and Fuzzy :::

Comment by Raine on 12/31/2007 02:08:53
Quote by livingonli: Dallas is getting crushed 27-3.
What a tragedy... :rolleyes:

Comment by livingonli on 12/31/2007 02:21:33
Anyone going to catch the New Year's Day Hockey game outside in Buffalo on New Year's Day?

Comment by livingonli on 12/31/2007 02:22:57
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli: Dallas is getting crushed 27-3.
What a tragedy... :rolleyes:

We are all heartbroken.

Comment by TriSec on 12/31/2007 02:23:00
Well, looks like a quiet day all around.

I'm listening to some Bird, enjoying a snifter of brandy (alas, not homemade! ) and doing some things for the Gardencrest Tenant's Association message board.

Comment by TriSec on 12/31/2007 02:29:01
Looks like the snow is starting outside my window...

Comment by livingonli on 12/31/2007 02:35:17
We've got rain down here in the Tri-State area.