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Impeach BUSH(The Call for Impeachment from LAke Wobegon aka Keillor goes nuts)
salon ^ | March 1, 2006 | Garrison Keillor

Posted on 03/01/2006 1:46:42 AM PST by bayourant

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2006/03/01/keillor/ March 1, 2006 | These are troubling times for all of us who love this country, as surely we all do, even the satirists. You may poke fun at your mother, but if she is belittled by others it burns your bacon. A blowhard French journalist writes a book about America that is full of arrogant stupidity, and you want to let the air out of him and mail him home flat. You hear young people talk about America as if it's all over, and you trust that this is only them talking tough. And then you read the paper and realize the country is led by a man who isn't paying attention, and you hope that somebody will poke him. Or put a sign on his desk that says, "Try Much Harder."

Do we need to impeach him to bring some focus to this man's life? The man was lost and then he was found and now he's more lost than ever, plus being blind.

The Feb. 27 issue of the New Yorker carries an article by Jane Mayer about a loyal conservative Republican and U.S. Navy lawyer, Albert Mora, and his resistance to the torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. From within the Pentagon bureaucracy, he did battle against Donald Rumsfeld and John Yoo at the Justice Department and shadowy figures taking orders from Dick (Gunner) Cheney, arguing America had ratified the Geneva Convention that forbids cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners, and so it has the force of law. They seemed to be arguing that the president has the right to order prisoners to be tortured.

One such prisoner, Mohammed al-Qahtani, was held naked in isolation under bright lights for months, threatened by dogs, subjected to unbearable noise volumes, and otherwise abused, so that he begged to be allowed to kill himself. When the Senate approved the Torture Convention in 1994, it defined torture as an act "specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering." Is the law a law or is it a piece of toast?

Wiretap surveillance of Americans without a warrant? Great. Go for it. How about turning over American ports to a country more closely tied to 9/11 than Saddam Hussein was? Fine by me. No problem. And what about the war in Iraq? Hey, you're doing a heck of a job, Brownie. No need to tweak a thing. And your blue button-down shirt -- it's you.

But torture is something else. When Americans start pulling people's fingernails out with pliers and poking lighted cigarettes into their palms, then we need to come back to basic values. Most people agree with this, and in a democracy that puts the torturers in a delicate position. They must make sure to destroy their e-mails and have subordinates who will take the fall. Because it is impossible to keep torture secret. It goes against the American grain and it eats at the conscience of even the most disciplined, and in the end the truth will come out. It is coming out now.

According to the leaders of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, our country is practically as vulnerable today as it was on 9/10. Our seaports are wide open, our airspace is not secure except for the nation's capital, and little has been done about securing the nuclear bomb materials lying around in the world. They give the administration D's and F's in most categories of defending against terrorist attack.

Our adventure in Iraq, at a cost of trillions, has brought that country to the verge of civil war while earning us more enemies than ever before. And tax money earmarked for security is being dumped into pork barrel projects anywhere somebody wants their own SWAT team. Detonation of a nuclear bomb within our borders -- pick any big city -- is a real possibility, as much so now as five years ago. Meanwhile, many Democrats have conceded the very subject of security and positioned themselves as Guardians of Our Forests and Benefactors of Waifs and Owls, neglecting the most basic job of government, which is to defend this country. We might rather be comedians or daddies or tattoo artists or flamenco dancers, but we must attend to first things.

The peaceful lagoon that is the White House is designed for the comfort of a vulnerable man. Perfectly understandable, but not what is needed now. The U.S. Constitution provides a simple ultimate way to hold him to account for war crimes and the failure to attend to the country's defense. Impeach him and let the Senate hear the evidence.

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Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" can be heard Saturday nights on public radio stations across the country.)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bygarrisonkeillor; garrisonkeillor; hateamericafilth; hateamericatrash; hatebush; hatingamerica; hippiestench; mentalcripple; sillydems
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1 posted on 03/01/2006 1:46:50 AM PST by bayourant
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To: bayourant
Impeach him and let the Senate hear the evidence.

Normally there is supposed to be a crime to impeach a president...apparently it's a crime to be hated by democrats. Now normally democrats blame the "hater" in every other case, but in this one they'd rather blame the "hated"...guess being the hater allows democrats to be hypocrites in their twisted world of rationalizations.

2 posted on 03/01/2006 1:53:33 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: bayourant

What an example of the severe dysfunctional thinking that occurs within the liberal mind. Phrases such as "fuzzy headed", "mush for brains", etc., do not adequately describe the brain damage.


3 posted on 03/01/2006 1:55:40 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: bayourant

This FLAMING IDIOT fails to explain how we have not been hit since 9-11, if absolutly nothing has been done to secure the country under the Bush watch.


4 posted on 03/01/2006 1:58:35 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: bayourant

I could never figure the appeal of Garrison Keillor. He must
be cool to the LL Bean set.


5 posted on 03/01/2006 1:58:38 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: bayourant
That's all they've got? The Dims are going to need a box at last this size after 2006 and bigger for 2008. Suffice to say there's never been a larger group of people I've collectively worried about missing their meds.


6 posted on 03/01/2006 2:02:55 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: bayourant

ping


7 posted on 03/01/2006 2:04:24 AM PST by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: bayourant

Garrison Keillor, patron saint of smugness.


8 posted on 03/01/2006 2:04:58 AM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
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To: bayourant
"When Americans start pulling people's fingernails out with pliers and poking lighted cigarettes into their palms"

Huh???
Is this the new description of "Naked Twister"

This idiot needs to go back to Lake WoeBeGone
9 posted on 03/01/2006 2:05:09 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia)
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To: bayourant

Got this thing called Nuremberg, Keillor-Meathead.

Says if you are in a uniform and armed with government authorization to kill, then you got to go by certain rules. Obey those rules and you have certain rights if you become a prisoner - disobey them and your life is forfeit.

Play war without a government warrant, wear no uniform, target civilians - your life is forfeit when you are captured.

I know you're a four-eyed fraud because you don't even acknowledge the Nuremberg laws anymore you Liberal ball of spaghetti.

You are right about one thing - they shouldn't be tortured. They should be tried and executed under Nuremberg law.

Don't torture Mujahedin! Shoot them! They are WAR CRIMINALS you Liberal Idiot!


10 posted on 03/01/2006 2:11:23 AM PST by the Marshal
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To: bayourant

This is a bad nightmare caused by mixing lutefisk and chenin blanc.


11 posted on 03/01/2006 2:21:47 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: highlander_UW

Somehow, I suspect that the crime of turning up the music or eavesdropping on terrorist wouldn't be so objectionable to this lake wobegon moron if a President Kerry were in office.


12 posted on 03/01/2006 2:22:05 AM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: bayourant
Salon.com (NYSE name SALN)

19 cents a share.

BAAHAAHAAAAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

13 posted on 03/01/2006 2:22:08 AM PST by Old Sarge (Fobbit = REMF ... how do you like me now?)
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To: Old Sarge

LMAOOOOOOOOO in agreement! That's rich...more aging dinosaur-media goin' down!

Another feelgood story of the week. BUAHAHHAHA


14 posted on 03/01/2006 2:26:17 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: highlander_UW

Didn't you get the unprovable copy of the unverifiable Fake Memo yet??
Simply defeating Liberals at the Ballot box is a crime now!!
Get with the program!


15 posted on 03/01/2006 2:28:02 AM PST by tcrlaf
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To: Anti-Bubba182
You nailed that. the only thing he's done recently that I thought was kinda cool was being the vioce of the "Impossible Dream" honda commercial....and he only had a couple of words in that.

prisoner6

16 posted on 03/01/2006 2:28:47 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the left fall out)
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To: bayourant

Meet Garrison Keillor

17 posted on 03/01/2006 2:34:29 AM PST by kcvl
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To: NavVet
Somehow, I suspect that the crime of turning up the music or eavesdropping on terrorists wouldn't be so objectionable to this lake wobegon moron if a President Kerry were in office.

You're undoubtedly correct. Lefties didn't give a damn that a US citizen was deprived of her civil rights because The 'Toon chose to perjure himself and encourage others to perjure themselves. And when he heaped tastelessness upon his crimes by belittling her publically, lefties joined in with glee.

18 posted on 03/01/2006 2:36:02 AM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (How long do we have to pretend that Democrats are patriots?)
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To: bayourant

Garrison Keillor, creator and host of Minnesota Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion,"

Keillor, 58, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1966 and went to work for Minnesota Public Radio three years later. ("My last job interview, I trust," he says now.) "A Prairie Home Companion" originated as a live variety show in 1974. In addition to conducting the show, Keillor hosts National Public Radio's "Writer's Almanac," a daily program of poetry and history. He has written short stories, novels, a weekly column for the online magazine Salon, and occasional essays for Time.

In 1969 he began writing for The New Yorker.

he has written poetry and is a consummate story-teller whose voice can be heard on numerous recordings. He is married to violinist, Jenny Lind Nilsson, with whom he has a daughter.

19 posted on 03/01/2006 2:41:16 AM PST by kcvl
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To: bayourant

Hey Garrison, take your sorry ass back to the cushy world of NPR and your insufferable radio show.


21 posted on 03/01/2006 2:57:43 AM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: bayourant

This guy has been a Bush-bashing leftie since day one.

Garrison, call when you have a new idea. The old blatherings are getting stale.


22 posted on 03/01/2006 3:01:16 AM PST by Fido969
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To: SIDENET
take your sorry ass back to the cushy world of NPR and your insufferable radio show.

NPR, where liberals who can't support themselves without a massive government handout from CPR can get a free meal and radio program.

23 posted on 03/01/2006 3:05:46 AM PST by Fido969
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To: kcvl

He combs his hair like that to cover the 666 which is on his forehead.


24 posted on 03/01/2006 3:08:30 AM PST by Socratic (Tell the libs: Beating a dead horse is not the same as tenderizing a steak.)
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To: bayourant

Keillor's crazy. He's a tree-hugging idiot who can't wait to let Islamofascism take over. Why not? He'll be exempt since he's one of the elite. (Little does he know, he'll be among the first they behead.)


25 posted on 03/01/2006 3:13:59 AM PST by hershey
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To: kcvl

He looks like Michael Moore with a Queer Eye makeover.


26 posted on 03/01/2006 3:34:10 AM PST by visualops (www.visualops.com BUY DANISH!)
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To: kb2614
patron saint of smugness.

deserves repeating

27 posted on 03/01/2006 3:36:48 AM PST by Revelation 911 (God is love, Love endures forever, Love God, Love your neighbor, Vengeance is mine)
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To: bayourant
There were no LEADERS on the bipartisan 9/11 Commission. They were, each and every one, a master-level get-alonger-for-hire. The Paladins of our age.
28 posted on 03/01/2006 3:40:41 AM PST by bvw
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29 posted on 03/01/2006 3:41:32 AM PST by devolve (<-- (refresh-now-updated-graphix - accts Photobucket & Imagecave)
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To: bayourant
But torture is something else.

Like this article full of torturous lack of knowledge, written as if Garrison knows all.

30 posted on 03/01/2006 3:42:32 AM PST by Big Giant Head (I should change my tagline to "Big Giant Pancake on my Head")
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To: bayourant
"America had ratified the Geneva Convention that forbids cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners, and so it has the force of law."


The Geneva Convention goes a bit further than the above false implication.


"Art. 4. A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one of the following categories, who have fallen into the power of the enemy: (1) Members of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict, as well as members of militias or volunteer corps forming part of such armed forces. (2) Members of other militias and members of other volunteer corps, including those of organized resistance movements, belonging to a Party to the conflict and operating in or outside their own territory, even if this territory is occupied, provided that such militias or volunteer corps, including such organized resistance movements, fulfil the following conditions:[

(a) that of being commanded by a person responsible for his subordinates;

(b) that of having a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance;

(c) that of carrying arms openly;

(d) that of conducting their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war.
"

From ... http://www.genevaconventions.org/


So choke these terrorists until they talk or die.

On with the show!






31 posted on 03/01/2006 3:43:13 AM PST by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: bayourant

Quite Frankly, I dont care if we torture these scumbags. Hell I wouldn't care if Bush personally kicked them in the crotch every morning just as a wake up call. Maybe Garrison, what a manly man....NOT, should do the prarie mosque companion or something.


32 posted on 03/01/2006 3:44:24 AM PST by StoneColdTaxHater
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To: bayourant
Garrison Keillor?

Garrison Keillor?????

Is he still alive???

Is he still on the air?????

He is sooooo 1970's!

33 posted on 03/01/2006 3:46:02 AM PST by albee ("Those that bite the hand that feeds them will lick the boot that kicks them!" - Eric Hoffer)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I am originally from Minnesota and I listened to him years ago because I swear he grew up in my small town. I found the show entertaining.

I have not listened to him in years because of his hatred for the country that brought him so much success.
34 posted on 03/01/2006 3:49:47 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: kcvl

JANET RENO??


35 posted on 03/01/2006 3:57:46 AM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Kimmers

I grew up a mile from the Minnesota border and I felt like he was talking about my town. I, like you, have not listened to him for years for the same reason. I wonder if this is part of his promotion for his movie which comes out this year (I think)?


36 posted on 03/01/2006 4:01:15 AM PST by babaloo
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To: bayourant
When the Senate approved the Torture Convention in 1994, it defined torture as an act "specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering." Is the law a law or is it a piece of toast?

This rant gives me a headache, so does it count?

37 posted on 03/01/2006 4:03:20 AM PST by Rocko (Liberals -- they have a compassion you always hear about, but never witness.)
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To: bayourant

What color is the sky in these people's world? What color is the grass?

The last president allowed the nation's economy to slide into recession while his people misrepresented the economic conditions during the 2000 campaign to not hinder his VP's election chances. President Bush's sound economic policies not only brought about recover but has also brought a real economic boom, not an economy on paper, or future predictions as the 90's budget "surplus" was. Almost 5 million additional jobs created in America in the last 3 years. Can liberals find anything good in any of this?


38 posted on 03/01/2006 4:07:09 AM PST by HankReardon
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To: bayourant

I think the detainees at Guantánamo Bay should made to listen to Garrison Keillor's writings, that would be worse than torture.


39 posted on 03/01/2006 4:12:48 AM PST by Flifuss (SCE to Aux.)
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To: tcrlaf
Simply defeating Liberals at the Ballot box is a crime now!! Get with the program!

I guess I missed that, sorry. I'm stuck in liberal land where democrats just outright fabricate votes every time they get behind. (read that as WA state, where they found "misplaced" ballots 7 separate times after the ballots were initially counted and the democrat lost the election...each time after the republican ended up ahead)

40 posted on 03/01/2006 4:18:08 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: highlander_UW

I'd like to see the RNC run an ad reminding the American people about who the dems really are featuring:

Garrison Keillor
Michael Moore
George Soros
Ted Kennedy
Barbara Boxer
Hillary Clinton
Dan Rather
Mary Mapes
Howard Dean
Dick Durbin
David Gregory
Pat Leahy
Charlie Rangel
John Conyers
Maxine Waters
Barney Frank
Bill Maher
Jon Stewart
Joe Biden
Arianna Huffington
Cindy Sheehan
Rand Beers
Richard Clarke
Joe Wilson
Valerie Plame
John Kerry
Bob Torricelli
Jon Corzine
James Carville
Paul Begala
Mike Farrell
Most of Hollywood
NARAL
NOW
Bill Clinton
Jimmy Carter
CBS
NBC
ABC
NYT
WP
LAT
NPR
PBS
Al Franken


41 posted on 03/01/2006 4:20:58 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: kb2614

Garrison Keillor is a ponderous bore.


42 posted on 03/01/2006 4:24:52 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Kimmers

How could anyone who hates the U.S. be on NPR? I am shocked!!!


43 posted on 03/01/2006 4:33:50 AM PST by BW2221
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To: bayourant

PING


44 posted on 03/01/2006 4:53:16 AM PST by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" - Anonymous)
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To: bayourant
"You hear young people talk about America as if it's all over..."

Yes, Garrison; they're negative, hateful youths because of the smarmy bile spewed by people like yourself.

45 posted on 03/01/2006 5:08:57 AM PST by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: moose2004

Just reading that list gives me the willies.


46 posted on 03/01/2006 5:10:14 AM PST by Disambiguator (Unfettered gun ownership is the highest expression of civil rights.)
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To: the Marshal

Well stated!

LLS


47 posted on 03/01/2006 5:15:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Would you say Keillor is a half-educated pretender, or actually knows better and is using his Lib License to Lie?

If I dress as a civilian (even though I'm a soldier) and blow away some soldiers, I forfeit my Geneva protection, and can be executed without trial upon capture. All those in Gitmo known to have done this could be shot today without further ado. All that is required is that I be captured in a combat zone with a weapon in my possession and out of uniform - I can be legally executed on the spot as a partisan - even by my own side.

Have to say I think Keillor actually doesn't know the basic laws of warfare. How about it Libs? Should we enforce the Nuremberg laws and stop the torture?


48 posted on 03/01/2006 5:55:44 AM PST by the Marshal
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To: bayourant

What a lying sack of sh**. Plus, he's one of the ugliest bastards I've ever seen.


49 posted on 03/01/2006 6:12:24 AM PST by zook
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To: kcvl
Meet Garrison Keillor
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No thanks. There are too many brain dead morons on this planet. I don't have time to get to know them. And I can't learn anything from them because they're brain dead.
50 posted on 03/01/2006 6:38:36 AM PST by Cheburashka
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