The PRO-IMPEACHMENT sentiment of the crowd left Chairman of the
House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a lonely man.
Granted Conyers had & has done some
wonderful things in his 40 years in Congress, but on July 23rd, 2007,
he let the world know that he is Pelosi-whipped !
Conyers is the dude who rallied in
LaFayette Park, across from the White House, FOR
IMPEACHMENT, when David Swanson rallied our
troops, in June, 2005, after discovery of the Downing
Conyers is the dude who held hearings on
Impeachment, when the "D's" were in the Minority.
Conyers is the dude who
campaigned, promising Impeachment, for 2 years straight,
IF he could regain the Chair of the Judiciary
Conyers is the dude who is so
Pelosi-whipped, he had Cindy Sheehan, and 46 others
arrested in his office on July 23rd, when he went back on his pledge to
begin Impeachment hearings.
Turns out that some of the Health Care
Unions in today's Demo had invited him, back in June, to speak on
H Res 676, the National Health Care Act.
The funny thing was, Conyers must have
thought HE was back in June, when he opened his
speech with "What Do We Want... When Do We Want It", apparently
expecting "Peace...Now", or "Health Care... Now"
His "What Do We Want... When
Do We Want It" was answered, REALLY LOUD, with "IMPEACHMENT.....
Needless to say, he shut down his request
after the 2nd try, blushing deeply with embarrassment.
Nation Of Islam had about 100 members
participate. The Troops Out Now Coalition was
probably the largest group. United For Peace &
Justice, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, the Mail
Handlers Union, Act Now, Stop War, End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R.),
and numerous Community groups all had a large
presence, Military Families Speak Out, including
Paula Rogovin, and Gold Star Dad, James Kelly, and a
special shout out to IVAW's Fernando Braga, Jen Hogg, Jackie, and the
rest of the Iraq Vet Posse, and Vets Ken Daulton, Hugh Bruce,
Dave Kalkstein, Ray & Nancy Smith, & the Metropolitan Council
Vets. PDA (Progressive Dems of America), & DFA,
and all their IMPEACH stuff, WCW, and all the
"Traditional Lefties", and neighborhood groups all deserve thanks, too.
The shy, and self effacing 1967 founder of VietNam
Veterans Against the War, Jan Barry, was there, in his
capacity as a reporter, covering the events for the Bergan
News-Record, so for historical continuity purposes, and IVAW fund
raising, I just had to intro him to Margaret Stevens, to get some
Normally the Interviewer; Amy Goodman
becomes an Interviewee ( Damn... Spell Check sez Interviewee
is a real word ! )
The Puppetista's critique
America's blind love of all things materialistic
About 2,500 folks marched, in 95 degree heat,
and about 500 stayed in the shade of Lincoln Park, to await their
Credit bill perry