Category Archives: Russ Feingold

28 Senators said no to the FISA bill today.

We should tell them thank you. We should be able to trust that they understand the rule of law and how important our Constitution is.

Obama voted with the heathens to allow warrantless wiretapping and Telco Immunity.

Hillary Clinton voted no and supported Feingold and Dodd. From TPM muckraker:

Moments before the final vote, a handful of senators voted to filibuster the vote, including Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, and Tom Harkin of Iowa.

So what does that mean? It means that the nations largest telecom companies no longer have to worry about a batch of multi-million lawsuits filed by customers angered that the companies turned over their personal information to the government without a warrant.

It also means that if you are at home making an overseas phone call to a suspected terrorist, the government can monitor that call without a warrant.

Perhaps its just my usual ‘kneejerk’ reaction but I applaud Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, Patrick Leahy and Tom Harkin for standing their ground on this most heinous bullshit.

Obama can kiss my hairy ass at this point, he looks like all the other sell-outs that voted to destroy our civil rights and grant the fucking Telco’s immunity from civil lawsuits. That might also just be my usual kneejerk reaction but that said..I ain’t happy about his vote to sell the constitution and the rule of law down the fucking river.

My President will be…

From Russ Feingold and the Progressive Patriots Fund comes this wonderful video. It seems during the YKos convention in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, PPF asked attendees to tell them one quality or attribute they wanted in their next President. Sadly, after watching the video I can testify that our current resident of the Oval Office has none of those great qualities in the video. The video reminds me of an old INXS video, the title of which escapes me.

If you go to their site, they have a download of the placard used in the video. They want you to fill it out and then take a photo of youself holding it to use on their website. A noble venture indeed my dear reader! Russ Feingold is one of the very FEW elected rep’s that I still trust. Sadly, the list is getting smaller all the time…

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WTF, sign Feingolds Censure letter.

The site to do that is here. I know it ain’t squat, I am not daft my dear reader. But it makes me feel like I did more than blog and bitch about it.

I am anticipating the next round of protests and marches..I am SO there..I haven’t been to one in a couple of months now, last one in L.A..nothing better than being with hundreds if not thousands of folks that feel exactly as I do..pissed the fuck off!

The Text of Feingolds censure letter for your titillation and enjoyment:

First Resolution: The President and the Vice President must be held accountable for leading the United States into war in Iraq under false pretenses.

From the false assertion that Iraq was linked to al-Qaeda, to that claim that Iraq harbored weapons of mass destruction that threatened the U.S., to insufficient war planning, to manipulating intelligence data to suit their ideology, to fiscal mismanagement of the war; this administration has failed our country at every turn and must be held to account.

Second Resolution: The President and the Attorney General must be condemned for their blatant disregard for the rule of law and the Constitution.

From the implementation of the illegal, domestic wiretapping program, to the use of military commissions, to redefining torture, to the politicization and mishandling of the U.S. Attorney scandal, to the refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas; the Bush White House, time and time again, has thumbed its nose at the law.

If Congress does not censure the President, the Vice President and the Attorney General, we will be tacitly condoning their actions, and undermining the very foundation on which our country was founded.

I therefore sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of Senator Feingold’s resolutions to censure the President, Vice President, and the Attorney General.

_____________________________ ___August 06, 2007 08:09 PM___

Your Name Here Date Signed

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Russ Feingold and Censure

He might not get far with his censure movement..but the man has the courage of his convictions, you have to hand him that ok? His site has the following message up and he asks you to speak your mind to him here.

Millions of Americans agree that the time has come to demand accountability from the President and his administration. The two censure resolutions that Senator Feingold proposed will hold the President, Vice President, and the administration responsible for the destructive path down which they’ve taken our country. The White House can no longer be allowed to shred the constitution, and thumb their nose at the American people, at every turn.

Click here to read more about Senator Feingold’s two censure proposals.