PDHblog This is a place for members of Progressive Democrats of Hawai‘i to express their thoughts, hopes and exasperations about political happenings.

July 25, 2007

Open Letter to Rep. Abercrombie

Filed under: HI Politics,Impeach — BobSchacht @ 11:41 pm

Dear Rep. Neil Abercrombie,

Our country is in the midst of a Constitutional crisis. Paul Craig Roberts wrote on Counterpunch (July 16, 2007),

Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.

Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form of “executive orders” that are triggered whenever Bush declares a national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff, former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might expect a series of staged, or false flag, “terrorist” events in the near future.

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July 16, 2007

Impeachment Discussion with Ann Wright

Filed under: Impeach,National Politics — BobSchacht @ 4:32 pm

I am visiting family and friends on the mainland this week, but I wanted to let you know about this important event! (See below). Please attend– and bring a friend! And then come back here and offer your comments on the event! (Follow this post to the bottom and click on “Comments”).

Bob Schacht

Discussion with Ann Wright
Wednesday, July 18, 7pm
Revolution Books
“Impeachment IS on the Table”

Ann Wright is in town for a few days and Revolution Books, along with World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i, invite you to a talk and discussion with Ann about impeachment.

* When Ann returns to Washington D.C. next week she’ll be accompanying Cindy Sheehan on Cindy’s visit to Nancy Pelosi’s office to deliver her challenge on impeachment.

* On Friday Ann will openly challenge Hawai`i’s congressionals to take action to impeach Bush and Cheney (including Abercrombie and Hirono, who have both recently spoken out against impeachment). Watch for the announcement of a press conference at the Federal Building on Friday! (And we chose this picture of Ann to show that when she challenges someone, she really delivers a challenge!) (more…)

July 5, 2007

what could they possibly be thinking?

Filed under: Impeach,National Politics,SHAPES platform — frosty @ 4:03 pm

in the wake of bush’s commutation of libby’s prison sentence, democrats in congress are all worked up.  another wrong has been committed by this administration and democrats want to look busy trying to do something about it, without actually having to take an real, strong, definitive action.

another hearing.  yes, that’s right.  the house judiciary committee has announced that it will hold hearings on the president’s clemency powers.  doesn’t it make you feel warm and fuzzy inside?  good thing they’re on our side… oh, wait….  what could possibly come from these hearings?  i guess it’s about all the judiciary committee can do, though in everything i’ve read about this, no one has said the president was, or even might have been, out of bounds.  i haven’t heard anything suggesting the commutation of libby’s prison sentence was beyond the powers of the executive branch. (more…)

July 2, 2007

Advice & Consent

Filed under: 1Stop War,National Politics,SHAPES platform — rachel @ 4:38 pm

Brien Hallet, Associate Professor at the Institute for Peace at the University of Hawai‘i, has developed a plan that he thinks may help us extricate ourselves from Iraq. It may not be as flashy as simply saying “Troops Home Now!” but I think it has merit. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Brien will also be attending our July 5th meeting to discuss his ideas.

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