January 31, 2006

Sheehan Demands Impeachment of Hillary, Kerry, Reid, Pelosi

Hatched by Dafydd

Impeachment, conviction, removel from office, and that they all be tried for "crimes against humanity."

What, really? Well, perhaps Cindy Sheehan didn't even know that was what she was doing. But earlier today, in the little "alternative State of the Union" event sponsored jointly by CODEPINK and the Elves, Gnomes, and Little Men's Chowder and Marching Society, alongside fellow nutbags Ramsey Clark, David Swanson, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and like-minded souls, Sheehan declared that "anyone who said anything about Saddam and WMDs" should be impeached, removed, and tried for crimes against humanity. Cushlamochree!

I will be charitable and assume she meant only those who agreed with the CIA, the Clinton administration, the Bush administration, Downing Street, Jacques Chirac, Gerhardt Schroeder, and Vladimir Putin that Saddam Hussein actually did have WMD (which he did; we found tons)... not literally everyone who said anything (which would include people who denied it). But even so, that dragnet would scoop up nearly every prominent Democrat in the House and Senate leadership.

After the PINKFIZZ, Lynn Woolsey -- representative of Marin and Sonoma counties, a.k.a. "whine country" -- invited Sheehan to watch the actual State of the Union address (Gallery 5, seat 7, row A, if anybody cares), on Sheehan's parole not to do anything disruptive. Woolsey gave her the ticket, and Sheehad scuttled up to the House Gallery... whereupon she was promptly cuffed and busted for unlawfully demonstrating by unfurling her t-shirt, emblazoned with an anti-war slogan.

(I wonder how Rep. Woolsey feels now about wasting a precious ticket on Mother "I Can't Keep My Word For Two Minutes" Sheehan? And speaking of which -- when was the last time Sheehan saw her son? She has another, you know, besides Casey. Or her husband, for that matter.)

And now that you bring up Gov. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who gave the Democratic response to the State of the Union -- no word whether Zell Miller or his brother Dennis was to give the alternative Democratic response -- I had a hard time with one phrase Kaine used. I can't make out what it means; perhaps one of the commenters can enlighten me.

Kaine demanded that the government confiscate, through extra taxes, the "excess profits" of oil companies as a way to make gasoline more abundant. My question is, what exactly is an excess profit? Kaine must have had some formula in mind, but danged if I can suss it out from his statement. As a small business owner, I don't see any level of profit as "excess," however beyond my reach it may be.

Oh well. Just another day in the life of the reality-based party.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, January 31, 2006, at the time of 9:32 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael

Oh come on, Dafydd... we all know that the phrase "excess profits" when applied to oil companies is a redundancy in the world of the left. It's just one of those placating things you throw into giving a speech in order to woo the middle.

His speech was a joy to behold for me as a Conservative; he kept pounding on the idea that there is a Better Way; apparantly that Better Way is when people of both sides of the political spectrum get together and come up with smart ideas that are good for all people. Shame he had to propose this so soon after Senator Kennedy's red-faced rant on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

I'm sure the Left wasn't so happy with it, though... too soft, too religious by far. I haven't checked the fever swamps yet, but I'll wager that by the end of his presentation the lefty activists are running away from that rebuttal just as fast as his left eyebrow was.

Mr. Michael

The above hissed in response by: Mr. Michael [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 31, 2006 10:51 PM

The following hissed in response by: Aidan Maconachy

Sheehan is a puppet of the left with an iffy IQ who has acquired fame by default. Her son's tragic death has afforded this scurrilous publicity seeker with a platform on which to parade her inane ramblings; opinions that have doubtless been planted in her brain by the propandists at Move-On Org. She comes across like an overgrown, frumpy kid reciting out loud after an intense session of rote learning.

This C average person has acquired a species of inviolability on account of her status as "grieving military mom". While we honor her son, one wonders how he would feel knowing that his mother has exploited his untimely death to leap frog down south in order to cater to the exponentially expanding ego of the doboy of Caracas.

The public terrain Sheehan is operating in wasn't earned by her, she inherited it by virtue of her son's heroic sacrifice. Irrespective of her son's political opinions, he offered up his life in the service of his flag and country. By seizing upon this to catapult her face into the media and by resorting to tawdry tactics to keep it there at all costs, Sheehan brings shame to all of us.

The above hissed in response by: Aidan Maconachy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 1, 2006 8:34 AM

The following hissed in response by: Stephen Macklin

Confiscate excess profits to make gas more available. Leaving aside the whole what does "excess profit" mean debate, Kaine, and the rest of his party whom he was speaking for, displays a stunning lack of basic economic understanding.

What is it about the idea of only being allowed to earn a minimal profit that he thinks will motivate oil companies to make gas more available?

The above hissed in response by: Stephen Macklin [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 1, 2006 10:13 AM

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