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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 08:19 AM
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BIG IMPEACHMENT NEWS
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2007/07/big-impeachment-...

On the Bree Walker show, John Conyers has said that he will open impeachment hearings into the crimes of Dick Cheney if three more members of Congress sign onto House Resolution 333. That resolution already has 14 sponsors. The magic number, it seems, is 17.

Now is our chance. We can make history. Stop whining at Nancy Pelosi and start doing something practical. You (not the guy next to you: YOU) need to work on getting those three names.

Here are the 14 who have already signed on:

Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, and Sam Farr.

Here is a list of representatives who are potential "leaners" in this direction:
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 08:21 AM
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1. Is Barney Frank on that list? n/t
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 08:25 AM
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2. There seems to be more public support for going after Cheney
nt
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 08:36 AM
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3. Here is a list of representatives who are potential "leaners" in this direction:
Neil Abercrombie, Tammy Baldwin, Lois Capps, Mike Capuano, Danny K. Davis, Chaka Fattah, Maurice Hinchey, Mike Honda, Jesse Jackson Jr, Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Lewis, Carolyn Maloney, Betty McCollum, Gwen Moore, Jerold Nadler, John Olver, Donald Payne, Charles Rangel, Steve Rothman, Hilda Solis, Fortney Pete Stark, John Tierney, Nydia Velazquez, Diane Watson.

Twenty-four names. We need only three.

And do not dismiss the possibility that someone not named above also has had enough of Dick Cheney. A Republican may even want to join. If you know of another name to add to the list, please inform me.

Do you want to wallow in pseudo-sophisticated cynicism, spewing the usual both-parties-are-the-same crap? Or do you want to try your damnedest to DO something?


k&r
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 10:46 AM
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10. jesse jr has stated publically that he supports impeachment
danny davis ought to be on the list, but i think he is getting a little cautious and comfortable in his old age.
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G_Leo_Criley Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 08:56 AM
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4. Mike Capuano MA-8th district
... and from the cannonfire.blogspot.com site:
"Here is a list of representatives who are potential "leaners" in this direction:

Neil Abercrombie, Tammy Baldwin, Lois Capps, Mike Capuano, Danny K. Davis, Chaka Fattah, Maurice Hinchey, Mike Honda, Jesse Jackson Jr, Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Lewis, Carolyn Maloney, Betty McCollum, Gwen Moore, Jerold Nadler, John Olver, Donald Payne, Charles Rangel, Steve Rothman, Hilda Solis, Fortney Pete Stark, John Tierney, Nydia Velazquez, Diane Watson."


I'm in Michael Capuano's 8th district in MA and I too believe that he is leaning toward Cheney's impeachment. Take a look at the 'leaning this way' people on this list. Jerold Nadler is on it. Sheila Jackson-Lee. Charles Rangel. I believe that we can do this. All that we need are 3 of them and Cheney will be on the way out.

You can find contact info (phone, email and mail) for Capuano at: http://www.house.gov/capuano/contact/massachusetts.shtm...


Also, here's a list, found at Capuano's site at http://www.house.gov/capuano with info on when to speak to a staff member personally at regularly held meetings in the district. There are a couple of meetings still left this month if you happen to be in those parts of the district. Showing up has got to count for something!

# Boston
South End Community Health Clinic
1601 Washington Street
Third Thursday of every month from 10:30 - 11:30 AM

# Boston
Boston Public Library
Main Branch, Copley Square
McKim Conference Room, McKim Building
First Friday of every month from 10:30 - 11:30 AM

# Brighton
Veronica Smith Senior Center
20 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Second Friday of every month from 1-2 PM

# Charlestown
The Cooperative Bank in Charlestown
201 Main Street
First Thursday of every month from 5-6 PM

# Chelsea
Chelsea City Hall
500 Broadway
First Tuesday of every month from 4-5 PM

# Dorchester
Codman Square Community Health Center
6 Norfolk Street
Fourth Thursday of every month from 9-10 AM

# East Boston
East Boston Main Streets Office
146 Maverick Street
Second Tuesday of every month from 5-6 PM

# Hyde Park
Dottie's of Hyde Park
5 Fairmount Avenue
Third Thursday of every month from 1:30 - 3:00 PM

# Jamaica Plain
JP Licks of Jamaica Plain
659 Centre Street
Fourth Friday of every month from 10:30 - 11:30 AM

# Mattapan Square
Brother's Restaurant
1638 Blue Hill Avenue
Fourth Friday of every month from 4-5 PM

# Somerville
Somerville City Hall
Aldermen's Chamber
93 Highland Avenue
Fourth Thursday of every month from 5-6 PM



glc
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 09:05 AM
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5. This doesn't make any sense to me
first, the original reports didn't say he'd announced such a thing on the radio. He reportedly said it to Bree, who repeated it to David Swanson, who then went public with it. He didn't say impeach Cheney, and he didn't say he was referring to HR 333.

But most importantly, what's special about the number 17?

I get the feeling something was lost in translation here.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 09:34 AM
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7. agree...hearsay
Edwards would come out with his own statement.
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Cameron27 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 10:34 AM
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9. Good question, what's special about the number 17?
I need more verification that Conyers said this.
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 12:02 PM
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11. I think so too n/t
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 09:23 AM
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6. Folks in Iowa City should remind freshman David Loebsack, who just beat R moderate James Leach...

... that James Leach was the only Republican to sign on to HR 375, investigating George Bush.

http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2005/08/28... /

Given that the opponent Loebsack beat as a REPUBLICAN supported investigating Bush in the House because he felt his constituency demanded it over the interests of his party, shouldn't that be even more of a mandate for him to support this bill for the same district now as a Democrat?

Contact him here:

http://www.loebsackforcongress.org /
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 10:20 AM
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8. I meant to check on this
but I had a strong feeling Jim McDermott had already signed on. Of course, he is a good egg.
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