Sunday, December 30, 2007
Give Bush and Cheney THEIR Walking Papers
There’s one guy who passed through NJ recently with a strong pro-impeachment message for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This guy is walking so he can help Congress give Bush et al their walking papers.
John Nirenberg is walking all the way to Washington, D.C. and will arrive around January 10, at the conclusion of a scheduled 40-day walk that began in Boston on December 1. This fall, the Air Force veteran decided to navigate Route 1 on foot to lobby House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to begin impeachment proceedings against President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
On Route 1 in New Jersey, Nirenberg traveled across the George Washington Bridge from NYC; and then on to Route 46 toward Jersey City; across the historic Pulaski Skyway to Newark Airport; then walked on the US 1/9 through Rahway and Elizabeth; walked on the US 1/9 toward Woodbridge, through the jughandled roads of New Brunswick, next on route 1 passing through the city of Trenton and finally on to PA. Whew.
This is a guy who walks the walk.
In November 2006, the Democrats took control of Congress for the first time since 1994. Coincidently, 1994 was also the year that I won my seat on the Flemington Borough Council, when Congress fell to the Republicans. In 2006, I left the Flemington Borough Council, the same year the Democrats won back Congress. Seems like the Democrats and I cannot hold office at the same time.
So, 2007 was the first full year since 1994 that the Democrats had control. I had high hopes, but I am disappointed. I expected an end to the war and a focus on national priorities like health care. This president has still been able to stymie all efforts by the use of his veto pen and signing statements.
When the "impeachment creatures" tasted blood and wanted take down both VP Darth Vader and President Chimpy McFlightsuit, I was one of the people who said, “No, no, no---we need to focus on a better agenda than that. Let’s not get mired down in to a national nightmare of impeachment. We have more important issues.” I was wrong.
Well, now that the year is over, I am beginning to feel differently. Let’s impeach Cheney first. I don’t need to get in to the reasons why; we all know them.
Gotta give this guy credit …..or a new pair of shoes.