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Vermont Senate Passes Bush, Cheney Impeachment Resolution
Fox News ^ | April 20, 2007

Posted on 04/20/2007 11:13:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont senators adopted a nonbinding resolution Friday seeking the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. With no debate, the Senate voted 16-9 in favor of the resolution, the ayes all coming from Democrats. Three Democrats and six Republicans voted against it. "I think it's going to have a tremendous political effect, a tremendous political effect on public discourse about what to do about this president," said impeachment supporter James Leas, a vocal advocate of withdrawing from Iraq and of impeaching Bush and Cheney. Lawmakers early in their session became the first to demand for the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. But activists have been frustrated in their demands that the Legislature adopt another resolution calling for impeachment. Speaker Gaye Symington, D-Jericho, has ensured that a House impeachment resolution remains bottled up in the Judiciary Committee. She says an impeachment resolution would be partisan and divisive and that it would distract Washington from efforts to get the United States out of Iraq, which she says is more important. Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, D-Windham, has said he supports impeachment, but was hamstrung because Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, a Republican who presides over the Senate, would likely bury a Senate resolution in committee. But Dubie was absent on Friday and, with Shumlin in charge, the resolution was immediately taken up as one of the Senate's first items of business and pushed through. Many senators were surprised it was being considered; there was no effort to derail it, though. "I think it's fantastic," Leas said. "This is a great achievement and Peter Shumlin deserved a lot of credit for listening to the people, listening to his conscience and taking action."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Vermont; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: democrats; dickcheney; georgebush; gop; impeachment; iraq; moonbats; presidentbush
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On what grounds, moonbats?!
1 posted on 04/20/2007 11:13:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank God Bush is not President of Vermont


2 posted on 04/20/2007 11:14:54 AM PDT by The Lumster (USA - where the innocent have nothing to fear!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This paper has more binding legal effect.

3 posted on 04/20/2007 11:15:17 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why, on the grounds that they don’t like him. Isn’t that at least a misdemeanor, to be disliked by the left?


4 posted on 04/20/2007 11:15:18 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I think it's going to have a tremendous political effect, a tremendous political effect on public discourse about what to do about this president," said impeachment supporter James Leas

Further evidence that these people really have no clue.
5 posted on 04/20/2007 11:16:04 AM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is absolutely no reason to live north or east of Penn. Personally I won’t leave Texas.


6 posted on 04/20/2007 11:16:07 AM PDT by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71 US Army 75-79 3d Inf Old Guard)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vermont should secede, we don’t need ‘em, and maybe Canada might take em.
7 posted on 04/20/2007 11:16:29 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (A proud member of the Frederalist society.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I move that we make a non-binding resolution to give Vermont to the Quanadians.
8 posted on 04/20/2007 11:16:37 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I think it's going to have a tremendous political effect, a tremendous political effect on public discourse about what to do about this president," said impeachment supporter James Leas, a vocal advocate of withdrawing from Iraq and of impeaching Bush and Cheney.

Mr. Leas may think that the moon is made of Parmesan cheese, but it isn't.

9 posted on 04/20/2007 11:17:08 AM PDT by Logophile
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To: July 4th

Delusional. Seriously. And people elected them to office.


10 posted on 04/20/2007 11:17:20 AM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: chesty_puller
Personally I won’t leave Texas.

Amen to that Brother. Semper Fi

11 posted on 04/20/2007 11:17:24 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Killing all of your enemies without mercy is the only sure way of sleeping soundly at night.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 04/20/2007 11:17:39 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"On what grounds, moonbats?!'

That's great a question for the Bush impeachment crowd. They have no proof of wrong doing, but keep beating the drum anyway. LOSERS!
13 posted on 04/20/2007 11:18:26 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: NeoCaveman
Vermont should secede...

And take Leahy and Sanders with them!

14 posted on 04/20/2007 11:18:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: chesty_puller
There is absolutely no reason to live north or east of Penn. Personally I won’t leave Texas.

I hear you - I hate even going to New Jersey to visit my son at school.

15 posted on 04/20/2007 11:19:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vermont: America's moonbat haven

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

16 posted on 04/20/2007 11:19:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that cute!


17 posted on 04/20/2007 11:19:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: freedomson

I am amazed at the lack of intellectual honesty among some of these people. They want to impeach Bush and Cheney because of lying that got us into this war?????

They’re ignoring that there was a full congressional debate on this and that large marjorities of Democrats and Republicans alike voted in favor of the war resolution. How can they now say, Bush lied, people died, Cheney wants to enrich Halliburton and all this other stuff, and be taken seriously?


18 posted on 04/20/2007 11:20:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This really doesn’t belong in breaking news, in my opinion.

It’s rubbish.


19 posted on 04/20/2007 11:21:02 AM PDT by KJC1 (Right when you think you're really good is when you need to pay the most attention)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Alabama had passed that *same* resolution against President Abe Lincoln in March of 1861, charges of treason would have been brought and armies would have been sent South from Washington to occupy Montgomery.


20 posted on 04/20/2007 11:21:13 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No more vacations to Vermont.


21 posted on 04/20/2007 11:21:34 AM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m guessing they have all their State business taken care of and were bored?


22 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:13 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: All

Boycott Maple syrup.....eat eggs,bacon,sausage........if you must have pancakes eat jam/preserves lol.


23 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:14 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("Message to radical jihadis...come to my hood, it's understood ------ it's open season" Stuck Mojo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
nonbinding

Nonbinding? What do you mean nonbinding. You mean the Vermont legislature doesn't have the authority to impeach the president of the United States? No kidding.

24 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:25 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: martin_fierro

Let’s hope that that paper isn’t “binding”. Not sure what that would mean but it doesn’t sound good LOL.


25 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:34 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We the People should impeach or recall any politician who votes for a NON-Binding resolution. It is a waste of time and taxpayer's money.
26 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:46 AM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With no debate, the Senate voted 16-9 in favor of the resolution, the ayes all coming from Democrats

Besides that this whole thing is a laughable joke by left wing hate filled lunatics it is interesting to see how the liberals operate when they are in full control as in the case of Vermont: “No debate”. That is democracy at its best (extreme sarcasm).

27 posted on 04/20/2007 11:22:54 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My sister in law went with her husband to Vermont. They yelled at her for asking for yellow cheese.

She also brought back some maple syrup. Tasted like Aunt Jemima.

28 posted on 04/20/2007 11:24:23 AM PDT by nativist (Weigh into them!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vermont senators adopted a nonbinding resolution......

stopped reading right there.


29 posted on 04/20/2007 11:25:00 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
What makes you think that the Canadians would want them, LOL?! I propose a boycott of maple syrup and tourism.SmileyCentral.com
30 posted on 04/20/2007 11:27:00 AM PDT by CremeSaver
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On what grounds, moonbats?!

That's the beauty of being a moonbat; you don't need a reason when you have an ideology.

31 posted on 04/20/2007 11:27:09 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is time to attack Vermont.


32 posted on 04/20/2007 11:28:22 AM PDT by bmwcyle ( Freep Fox they drop the ball on GOE)
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To: freedomson

33 posted on 04/20/2007 11:28:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Socialism sucks.


34 posted on 04/20/2007 11:28:52 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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She also brought back some maple syrup.

Although leaning politically left these days New Hampshire Maple syrup is much better. (No the trees aren't learning left, just the politicians.)

35 posted on 04/20/2007 11:29:03 AM PDT by politicalwit (Family values don't stop at the border...but Federal laws do.)
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To: The Lumster

Boycott!


36 posted on 04/20/2007 11:29:44 AM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I say we deport these clowns and keep the state.


37 posted on 04/20/2007 11:30:01 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: politicalwit
No the trees aren't learning left

That should read "leaning", not "learning" although I understand there is considerable peer pressure amongst the maples.

38 posted on 04/20/2007 11:31:27 AM PDT by politicalwit (Family values don't stop at the border...but Federal laws do.)
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To: chesty_puller

Don’t venture West either. It is a abomination today in the state of Oregon. With the stroke of the pen of our “King” Gov. Kulongowski, we now have “gay marriage” in our state, even though we voted it down in the last election. I am screamin’ mad!!!! To hell with the voters in this state I guess. This is about the 4th time in the last 5 years that the legislature has ignored our mandates and have passed laws that are polar opposites. The South is the last place on earth were God is still revered. You are blessed to live there.


39 posted on 04/20/2007 11:32:27 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barbour/Steele '08)
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To: NeoCaveman
Vermont should secede, we don’t need ‘em, and maybe Canada might take em

No. Vermont is a beautiful state with a tremendous role in our nation's history. How about we get rid of the kooks that are temporarily in charge and keep this part piece of America?

41 posted on 04/20/2007 11:42:13 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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You are blessed to live there.

I am indeed. I grew-up in Ca, but moved here in '68. I thank God every night for showing me Texas.

42 posted on 04/20/2007 11:43:32 AM PDT by chesty_puller (USMC 70-73 3MAF VN 70-71 US Army 75-79 3d Inf Old Guard)
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To: nativist
My sister in law went with her husband to Vermont. They yelled at her for asking for yellow cheese.

Why would she pass up a chance for genuine Vermont cheddar? I don't think it was political, just regional pride. If she wanted really good yellow cheese she should have gone to Tillamook, Oregon.

43 posted on 04/20/2007 11:46:03 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah, the old “fart on a hot skillet” ploy!


44 posted on 04/20/2007 11:48:11 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If my state reps wasted my time and money doing something like this, even if I hated whoever the president was, I would demand their resignations.


45 posted on 04/20/2007 11:49:48 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They can’t be bothered to protect children from molesters but they have plenty of time for this nonsense.

I pity any normal people left in that picturesque hellhole.


46 posted on 04/20/2007 11:51:04 AM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: lazypadawan

Vermont has become a reservation for old hippies.

Sort of a World Heritage Site for the grey ponytail set.


47 posted on 04/20/2007 11:56:11 AM PDT by sdillard
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To: NeoCaveman

Tell em you won’t be visiting—deprive them of tourist dollars and sales/room tax money. As much as I like the scenery
up there, tell ‘em you’ll boycott Vermont


48 posted on 04/20/2007 11:56:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: The Lumster

Where’s Ethan Allen when you need him?


49 posted on 04/20/2007 11:57:20 AM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well if a state legislature believes it has the authority to affect federal government, then we Freepers have just as much authority!

Fellow Freepers, I hereby call for the impeachment of the following:

- Nancy Pelosi for acts of treason.
- Harry Reid for acts of treason and significant conflicts of interest.
- The entire democrat portion of the Vermont State Senate for misuse of authority.

Our “non-binding” resolution carries equal weight as the Vermont senate resolution.

All in favor say “aye”, all opposed say “nay”


50 posted on 04/20/2007 11:58:52 AM PDT by kidd
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