My Daily Kos, My DD, My Democratic Party

(This won't be posted until tomorrow on Daily Kos.  Thanks, MyDD)

The following writers are up for winning the Daily Kos NYT Free Press prize: one year's subscription to the New York Times (transferable for those who already take the NYT)  Vote for your top writer in the poll below.  Prizes will be awarded on the 4th of July.

Please vote in the poll below for best of show:

1.    Growing Up with the New York Times; by Karmafish; June 28, 2006
2.    Bush; Picking up Nixon's failed war against the Fourth Estate; by Eddie C; June 29, 2006
3.    You want to talk about LEAKS?!!! Here's one for ya! ; by STOP George; June 28, 2006
4.    It's Fishy, But Some Dare Call It Treason; The GOP on Crack Over NYT Treason
by SusanHu; June 27 & June 28
5.    The GOP, The Tories, and The Press; by Tom Rinaldo; June 29, 2006
6.    Bush and Cheney Assault the Gray Lady; by Jeff Huber; June 27, 2006
7.    They Are Cherry Picking Leaks? (A Rant); by Nightprowlkitty; Tue Jun 27, 2006 at 08:31:03 PM PDT
8.    I Stand With the New York Times; noweasels; June 26, 2006
9.    The NY Times Res: Arrogant Hypocrisy of Rubber Stamp Republican Congress; by Rep Louise Slaughter; June 29, 2006

Contest closed 4th of July, Independence Day.  If I missed any, write in your choice for the next round, prizes awarded July 14th, Bastille Day.

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The Ghost of Joseph McCarthy

by Michael Stearns Suskind
June 18, 2006

Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? 

This is the question that I heard as a litany in my childhood.  One by one I watched people of great integrity being nailed on this and other questions.  They were given a choice, to out their friends, or lose their ability to live and work in the United States.

Lindsey Beyerstein of Majikthise agrees with Steven Spruiell of Nat.Review.Online that outing a prominent anonymous blogger was newsworthy.  She says, "I'm sorry that Armando of Daily Kos got outed, but there was a real story there: Wal-Mart lawyer front pager at major liberal blog." However, Beyerstein notes that malicious outing is not cool:  "Some bloggers, like T of M-C, have been outed for purely frivolous malicious reasons. Piss off the wrong person and put your career in jeopardy."

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Impeachment by Internet -- Getting Specific

On Friday I put up a diary on Daily Kos "Impeachment by Internet" which made the recommends, then the system seemed to crash... so I set up a site Impeachment By Internet which provides a means for citizens to file charges against the Bush administration of fraud and abuse in government; reporting directly to the House Judiciary Committee

Defrauding the American people is an impeachable offense.  Should it ever come to impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee is responsible for impeachment of federal officials.  Reporting directly to the House Judiciary Committee is a means by which individuals can expedite the impeachment of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, et al.

Getting specific about charges: 18 U.S.C.

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Impeachment By Internet

Is there any way to expedite the impeachment process?  Yes! 

OK, so you're fed up.  You've contacted your representatives in support of House Resolution 635 (Conyers).  You've attended demonstrations.  You've written letters to the editors.  You've passed around and signed petitions.  You've joined political action committees.  You have even attended public town hall forums on impeachment and joined local efforts to pass state resolutions for impeachment.  You've lent your support for Democratic candidates for Congress in November.  You've donated to candidates.  You bought Center for Constitutional Rights, "Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush." You even read it.

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WHAT'S A COUPLE OF ZEROS?

VIETNAM REDUX

On Saturday, March 18, on the corner of 16th and Broadway in Sacramento at 4pm there was a third Saturday Protest of the war on Iraq, to coincide with the third anniversary of the illegal invasion. Once again, my family was there... this time there were about seven of us.  Although the television news said that there were only 100 protesters there, in actual fact at 4:30PM there were 300 people there.  

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IMPEACH HIM -- For $3.00 per person

I'm on my way to an anti-war rally in Sacramento today, the second in three Saturday demonstrations against the war on Iraq, to co-incide with the 3rd anniversary of the illegal invasion.


So, I told my family, and they said they would be there.


So I went to the thrift store and bought five t-shirts for $1.00 apiece.  Then I stopped at the drug store and bought t-shirt transfers for $10.00.  Then I went home and made t-shirts for me and my family with Harper's Magazine "IMPEACH HIM" cover for the front design.  Then I gave the t-shirts to my family, and went about my day.


A strange thing started to happen.

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TOWN CRIER MARCH 2, 2006

NEW YORK CITY
MARCH 2, 2006
TOWN HALL MEETING

with

  •  LEWIS LAPHAM, editor of Harper's author of "The Case For Impeachment: Why We Can No Longer Afford George W. Bush,"

  •  JOHN DEAN, former Richard Nixon aide and author of "Worse than Watergate,"

  •  ELIZABETH HOLTZMANN, author of The Impeachment of George W. Bush, ex-New York City Congresswoman who sat on the Judiciary Committee during Watergate,

  •  MICHAEL RATNER, Center for Constitutional Rights president; Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush and

  •  CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS, Democrat from Michigan; The Constitution in Crisis

  •  SAM SEDER, host of Air America Radio's "Majority Report" will moderate the session. Tickets go for $10.

      Thursday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
      T O W N   H A L L
      123 West 43rd Street,
      N E W   Y O R K   C I T Y
      $10.00  Tickets are available at:
      The Town Hall box office
      (phone 212 840-2824) or through
      Ticketmaster  (212) 307-4100

  • OUR WOODWARD & BERNSTEIN

    Over the Bush years many people have moaned, "Where's our Woodward & Bernstein?" Well, he's in England, and has been hammering away for quite some time.  Michael Smith, Times On Line


    This story started last April 29th in the UK press:  2002 RAF Bombing Raids Tried to Goad Saddam Into War, by Michael Smith, UK TimesOnLine.  He followed up the next day with the first publication of the Downing Street Memo, later known as the Downing Street Minutes.... notes of a meeting at No. 10 Downing Street on July 23, 2002 from which we got the phrase,"intelligence was being fixed to suit the policy" of an inevitable aggressive war against Iraq.


    READ FROM MICHAEL SMITH'S WEBLOG BELOW THE FOLD

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