• to all 5.

  • based on the totality of your comments here, I'd say you are avoiding the issues presented in this diary, are willing to let war criminals off the hook, and support the rule of law but only selectively and when it is in your interest.

  • Hence the petition.

  • prosecutions. So far none of Obama, Holder nor Johnsen have committed to doing that.

  • And she sounds like an intelligent honest lawyer.

    We'll find out soon enough whether it's a good pick, or someone to help sweep things under the rug.

    If she doesn't live up to her own words and counsel Obama to, and if Obama and Holder don't, appoint a special prosecutor and prosecute bush administration crimes, all the words and the "good picks" will be as nothing.

    Just another sternly worded letter writer full of high sounding empty words? Or really a "rule of law" pick?

  • Prosecution of torturers would be an even better thing, yes?

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  • comment on a post Open Thread over 5 years ago

    Formal Petition to Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in War Crimes.

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    As of the time of this comment 7845 of 100000 people have signed this petition.
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  • comment on a post The Man: Attorney General-Designate Eric Holder Jr. over 5 years ago

    A Date With Eric Holder And Barack Obama

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    Eric Holder Knows: Bush And Cheney Deserve Fair Trials

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    As of the time of this comment 7402 people have signed this petition.

    We need as many signatures as we can get on this thing.

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    Merry Christmas.

  • As Attorney General he will wear the badge as the highest ranking officer of justice in the United States.

    He will have his own integrity on the line.

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  • Back in April Maj. Robert Hanafin (Ret.) at Veterans For America wrote a post titled: Quickest Way Democrats LOSE Military Family and Veteran VOTES! as his response to the supplemental being introduced earlier this year:

    They sure as hell BETTER find a more tactful way of deflating the situation, because first off (1) an insignificant percentage of this anti-Iraqinam war movement are so-called LIBERALS and a significant number ARE former conservatives that answered the wake up call while too many Demoplicans voted to give President Bush the authority to invade and occupy Iraq, and STILL HAVE NOT taken that authority (it is called the War Powers Act) back. Too many Demoplicans are still a sleep at the reins of our government, which anti-Iraq war sentiment that goes way beyond the anti-Iraqinam war movement, gave you control of Congress in the first place WAKE the hell up!
    ...
    NEWS TRAVELS FAST: A GOOGLE SEARCH SHOWS THIS STORY HAS 1,240,000 INTERNET LINKS, and this is just a sampling. NOT GOOD DEMOCRATS!

    YOU are going to have to do much better than this or Hillary will not even make it through the primaries much less to the White House

    and he linked to my March 13 post Seeing Through Pelosi's Charade - Kill The Iraq War Supplemental Spending Bill

    Are they all in cahoots?? I don't know - but I wonder if they are complicit enough to just don't care if they lose the House and Senate and the Presidency next year - the Democrats in Congress now will probably mostly retain their seats although some won't.

  • comment on a post The End Of The Beginning? over 7 years ago

    In late 2004 and early 2005 Pew Research conducted an in depth Political Typology Survey of American society.

    As Profiles of the Typology Groups break down, Liberals [ Liberal Democrats/Seculars/60's Democrats ] comprise the largest group at 17% of General Population and 19% of Registered Voters, followed by Conservative Democrats at 15% of Adult Population and 15% of registered Voters.

    Enterprisers [ Staunch Conservatives ] made up only 9% of Adult Population and 10% Registered Voters, tied with Pro-Government Conservatives on both scores.

    So liberal progressives as a group are beating the rest of 'em, hands down.

    We're also better looking and smarter, IMO. But we knew that without a study. ;-)
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    Forty percent of the world gets its drinking water from melting glaciers. At the rate global warming is advancing, in 40 years those people will be without water, said former Vice President Al Gore.

    "All we are missing (to stop this) is political will, and that is a renewable resource," Gore said via a conference call. Link

    Liberals: (Liberal Democrats/Seculars/60's Democrats ):

    BASIC DESCRIPTION: This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999. Liberal Democrats now comprise the largest share of Democrats. They are the most opposed to an assertive foreign policy, the most secular, and take the most liberal views on social issues such as homosexuality, abortion, and censorship. They differ from other Democratic groups in that they are strongly pro-environment and pro-immigration.

    DEFINING VALUES: Strongest preference for diplomacy over use of military force. Pro-choice, supportive of gay marriage and strongly favor environmental protection. Low participation in religious activities. Most sympathetic of any group to immigrants as well as labor unions, and most opposed to the anti-terrorism Patriot Act.

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  • comment on a post New Left Book Recommendations over 7 years ago

    Lots of really good books suggested.

    Here's a video worth watching: The Psychedelic 60s Literary Tradition and Social Change": Ken Kesey speaking at the University of Virginia in 2000, shortly before he left us.

    From the transcript:

    I feel like there are warriors, and that we know, and have known, a number of warriors...wonderful, powerful warriors. And there is a way that you can see which is the warrior and which isn't. And I have done this by making, arbitrarily, two categories - one of them is "shit floats" and the other one is "cream rises."
    .....
    How do we know we're warriors? How do we know who we are? We do, we do. Go ahead and brighten up that little spark in your life. Brighten it up and when you see each other there, don't turn away from each other. When some guy on the street needs money, give him some damn money. We can afford it. Lay a couple of bucks on him and then meet his eyes; deal with him. This is what most of them want is just to have that human touch. And we don't have to have master's degrees or big houses. We can do it with funny clothes on. We look at each other and say, "Have a nice day," and mean it, fucking mean it right down from where you are say, "Have a nice day." The person looks back and your face lights up and then already you are having a better day. This is where it's gonna run from.

    I've got a good black friend. I've known him for 30 years. He's a jazz player, he talks a lot of jazz stuff. And often we will get into this argument and people will come out and say, "Yeah but look how many people are doing it. Look how many voted for it." But that has to do with numbers. We are never going to win by numbers. There are not enough of us. We are strong, but there are not enough for us to win a huge popular election. We are losers. Face it from the beginning, you don't have to deal with it later. We are dead ass losers, and yet it's a wonderful game to be in there fighting for that place on the block. And so my friend says, "You can count the number of seeds in an apple, but you can't count the number of apples in a seed." We are the seeds.

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