Tuesday, March 10, 2015

47 American Imbeciles...

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Forty seven United State Senators took the unprecedented action of breaking over two hundred years of tradition and protocol when they determined to sent a Dear Tehran letter to Iran. This action to undermine the constitutional authority of the President of the United States is nothing short of treasonous. In my view every one of the g--damned idiots ought to be recalled by the citizens of the state that elected them. Short of that Americans should boycott all republicans at the national level in 2016 casting no ballets for them.

For excellent work laying out the specific I haven't the time to do visit The Swash Zone and The Moderate Voice

Folks, these neo-con war mongering zombies want America embroiled in another Middle East war and they do NOT give a damn what the cost to the treasury or the cost in American blood. These Bozo's in their hatred for Barrack Obama have now proven they will stop at nothing and risk a dangerous war to stop the President from a potential agreement and foreign policy success. There is no other way to say it, these people are assholes and they are dangerous.


  1. A cursory exam of the Logan Act:
    "Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both." suggests these individuals could spend up to 3 years
    in Gitmo. However, given the current times and an execrable SCOTUS, we may assume it would be
    overturned and the motley lot reelected.

    1. Where is the public outrage? This should be something for future generations of students to study along with Benedict Arnold, but we're too busy obsessing about what we're told to obsess about.

      We've come a long way from when Cheney said whatever the president does is ipso facto legal. We don't even remember and now the assumption is the reverse and we don't notice because our eyes are on someone else's prize, thinking it's our own.

  2. We live in strange times BB Idaho. I would love to see these schmucks spend three years in Gizmo but you're probably right, they'll likely skate to re-election.

    The Dumbing Down of America is complete as it is now centered in Washington DC in the halls of a corrupt Senate and Congress.

    1. We note the list of US Senators who signed the odd letter and acknowledge the 13 % of that bunch who had the courage to 'just say no'.

    2. I think they will indeed because the Bozo majority never met a war they wouldn't support and always prefers bluster, bravado and dick waving to solving a problem. Not one of them will accept that their support of another bogus war started this mess.

  3. The war hawks appear hell bent on wasting more American blood while spending our social security money on another military misadventure. I spent most of yesterday on the phone calling Senators who were signatory to this insurrection ... spreading angry words sprinkled with generous amounts of 4-letter words. Today, letters and donations. I refuse to accept this outrage lying down and playing dead.

  4. In a recent op-ed column, Fareed Zakaria explains why Netanyahu – and Republican war hawks – are utterly divorced from reality and why negotiations with Iran are vital at this time (edited for brevity):

    Between 2003 and 2005 … Iran negotiated with three European Union powers a possible deal to place its nuclear program under constraints and inspections. The chief nuclear negotiator at the time was Hassan Rouhani, now Iran’s president.

    Iran proposed to cap its centrifuges at very low levels, keep enrichment levels well below those that could be used for weapons and convert its existing enriched uranium into fuel rods … But the talks collapsed because the Bush administration, acting through the British government, vetoed it …

    What was the result? Did Iran return to the table and capitulate? No, the country withstood the sanctions and, unimpeded by any inspections, massively expanded its nuclear infrastructure. Iran went from 164 centrifuges to 19,000, accumulated more than 17,000 pounds of enriched uranium gas and ramped up construction of a heavy water reactor at Arak that could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium.

    Harvard University’s Graham Allison, one of the United States’ foremost experts on nuclear issues, pointed out that “by insisting on maximalist demands and rejecting potential agreements, the first of which would have limited Iran to 164 centrifuges, we have seen Iran advance from 10 years away from producing a bomb to only months.”

    If the deal now being negotiated fails, the most likely scenario is a repetition of the past. Iran will expand its nuclear program. If the other major powers believed that Iran’s offer was serious but U.S. and Israeli intransigence torpedoed it, they would be reluctant to enforce sanctions — and all sanctions start to leak over time anyway. Netanyahu worries that with this deal … But without the deal, in 10 years Iran would likely have 50,000 centrifuges, a massive stockpile of highly enriched uranium, new facilities, thousands of experienced nuclear scientists and technicians, and a fully functioning heavy water reactor that can produce plutonium.

    For almost 25 years now, Netanyahu has argued that Iran is on the verge of producing a nuclear weapon. In 1996 — 19 years ago — he addressed the Congress and made pretty much the same argument he made this week. Over the last 10 years he has argued repeatedly that Iran is one year away from a bomb.

    So why have Bibi’s predictions been wrong for 25 years? … The larger part is probably that Iran has always recognized that were it to build a bomb, it would face huge international consequences. In other words, the mullahs have calculated — correctly — that the benefits of breakout are not worth the costs. The key to any agreement with Iran is to keep the costs of breakout high and the benefits low. This is the most realistic path to keeping Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state …

    Shorter version: To avoid a future military conflict, a deal with Iran is either now or never.

    1. Octo... I saw that article when it first came out. And as usual, no one on the right has risen to refute anything contained in it at all.

  5. Yes BB Idaho, the 13 who had the integrity and guts to DO THE RIGHT THING deserve acknowledgement and respect for having the courage to do so in what must have been unyielding pressure from the g-damned imbeciles that chose to sign and send.

    The republican leadership is a DISGRACE, period.

  6. Looks like a 2016 presidental election poster to me.

    1. Yes. Now, if only we are so fortunate as to see a principled man or women with sterling integrity and relevant background surface and run with the banner on a third party ticket.

      Won't happen but one can dream. Or we've ben told ;-)

    2. RN... pick anyone... who would it be?

    3. Probably Jon Huntsman or Gary Johnson.


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