Now that Barack Obama has all but secured the nomination blah blah blah, the only question that remains is, will he man up and pick someone who’s actually cool for his running mate? I say Dennis Kucinich would be the perfect choice (except that it would make Obama a potential laughingstock). Otherwise I don’t know…Al Gore? Ugh, whatever. I’m just glad it’s over.
And to all those Hillary supporters who now want to vote for McCain out of spite — for shame! Don’t come whining to the rest of us when you have to get a back alley abortion.
If you haven’t already heard, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) is in the process of gathering popular support for (my Presidential candidate of choice) Dennis Kucinich’s resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. The resolution was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, but it is gaining support all the time, and it looks as if we will definitely be seeing some impeachment hearings soon. I say they’re about seven years too late, but better late than never.
Here’s a rather interesting and informative news feature on Wexler’s efforts:
ImpeachForPeace.org – RNN TV Report on Impeachment Featuring Wexler, Kucinich, Ray McGovern
Anyway, if you are a registered voter and you agree that Bush and Cheney need to go (the reason Cheney needs to go first is that if Bush goes first, Cheney will ascend to President, and nobody wants that), please sign Wexler’s petition. You can click on the below link to go to the official website for his call for support. If you have an extra minute, email the link to your friends and family, or anyone you know who hates Cheney.
Kucinich is my hero.
Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility (Daily Kos)
Everyone who has free time should write to their local Representative and/or Nancy Pelosi in support of this resolution, which used to be known as HR 333 but is now HR 799.
Can you imagine how much of a star Kucinich will be if he pulls this off?
This is very exciting. Recent polls have shown overwhelming support (54% of American adults) for the impeachment of one Dick Cheney. Finally, somebody is doing something about it, and of course that someone is my very own pick for Pres, Dennis Kucinich. He and his hot Jessica Rabbit-looking wife are sure to experience a huge surge in popularity if he pulls this one off. Let’s hope that happens.
I’m going to violate the sacred contract of the secret vote and tell you all right now: I’m voting Kucinich. He’s smart, he’s got crazy idealistic plans for the country that I think could actually work, and though he admits to having some form of spiritual beliefs, he’s not some rubbing-it-in-your-face, evangelical wingnut like, say, the current top three Democratic candidates. He’s the only one of the candidates that I feel like I could actually have a conversation with without wanting to slap him around, except maybe Mike Gravel…he’s pretty cool.
And I still think there’s time for Kucinich to gain the kind of popularity he needs to really get the attention of the young people. Because once people know what he’s all about, they love him; he just doesn’t get any airtime due to the whole vomit-inducing love affair the media is having with Clinton and Obama.
Anyway, things may be turning around already. Take a look at the Dartmouth Review’s most excellent article, published yesterday, “Dem Debate Winner: Kucinich!”.
Oh, and by the way…
“Before the next commercial break, the NECN correspondent asked each of the candidates if they would be comfortable with a story about a prince marrying another prince read to their children in the second grade.”
I hate that this makes people so uncomfortable! Kids don’t need to know what the prince and the princess do on their wedding night to understand the story, so why is it suddenly an issue if it’s two men? I heard the same thing recently when there was a fetish/S&M-themed street fair in the West Village…the West Village! That’s the home of leather! And people got all butt-hurt because, in their words, what were they going to tell their children? I’d say that begs the question, what makes people think they are obligated to explain alternative sexuality to children before they explain regular sexuality (which they probably never will anyway, and they won’t let their schools do it either, so that their kids are sure to get plenty of STD’s once they hit college)?
Anyway, that’s my two cents.