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Brattleboro to vote on arresting Bush, Cheney
Rutlandherald.com ^ | January 26, 2008 | Susan Smallheer

Posted on 01/26/2008 7:48:06 AM PST by Abathar

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro residents will vote at town meeting on whether President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should be indicted and arrested for war crimes, perjury or obstruction of justice if they ever step foot in Vermont.

The Brattleboro Select Board voted 3-2 Friday to put the controversial item on the Town Meeting Day warning.

According to Town Clerk Annette Cappy, organizers of the Bush-Cheney issue gathered enough signatures, and it was up to the Select Board whether Brattleboro voters would consider the issue in March.

Cappy said residents will get to vote on the matter by paper balloting March 4.

Kurt Daims, 54, of Brattleboro, the organizer of the petition drive, said Friday the debate to get the issue on the ballot was a good one. Opposition to the vote focused on whether the town had any power to endorse the matter.

"It is an advisory thing," said Daims, a retired prototype machinist and stay-at-home dad of three daughters.

So far, Vermont is the only state Bush hasn't visited since he became president in 2001.

Daims said the most grievous crime committed by Bush and Cheney was perjury — lying to Congress and U.S. citizens about the basis of a war in Iraq.

He said the latest count showed a total of 600,000 people have died in the war.

Daims also said he believed Bush and Cheney were also guilty of espionage for spying on American people and obstruction of justice, for the politically generated firings of U.S. attorneys.

Voting to put the matter on the town ballot were Chairwoman Audrey Garfield and board members Richard Garrant and Dora Boubalis.

Voting against the idea were board members Richard DeGray and Stephen Steidle.

Daims said the names submitted to the town clerk's office were the second wave of signatures the petition drive had to collect, because he had to rewrite the wording of the petition.

He said he gathered nearly 500 signatures in about three weeks, and he said most people he encountered were eager to sign it. He started the petition drive about three months ago.

"Everybody I talked to wanted Bush to go," he said, noting that even members of the local police department supported the drive.

"This is exactly what the charter envisioned as a citizen initiative," Daims said. "People want to express themselves and they want to say how they feel."

He said the idea is spreading: Activists in Louisville, Ky., are spearheading a similar drive, and he said activists were also working in Montague, Mass., a Berkshires town.

The article asked the town attorney to "draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities."

The article goes on to say the indictments would be the "law of the town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro police ... arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro, if they are not duly impeached ..."

Daims said people in Brattleboro were willing to "think outside the box" and consider the issue.

Daims had no compunction in comparing Bush and Cheney with one of the most notorious people in history.

"If Hitler were still alive and walked through Brattleboro, I think the local police would arrest him for war crimes," Daims said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: antiamerica; antiamericans; brattleboro; bs; enemypropaganda; propaganda; sillydems; stuckonstupid; totalbs; unamerican; vermont
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I would actually pay a goodly some of money to watch that on pay-per-view if they ever actually had the guts to fallow through with their little threat.
1 posted on 01/26/2008 7:48:07 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

LOL! Vermonters!


2 posted on 01/26/2008 7:49:25 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: Cold Heat

They’re from Vermont.
What do they know of the Constitution?


3 posted on 01/26/2008 7:50:30 AM PST by counterpunch (Mike Huckabee The Religious Wrong)
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To: Abathar

Uh, follow - need more coffee....


4 posted on 01/26/2008 7:50:32 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
At what point does something like this qualify as out-and-out treason?

Just curious.

5 posted on 01/26/2008 7:52:06 AM PST by daler
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To: Abathar

So if they pass this, what then? Are we doomed? Is it HUGH and SERIES? oh my gosh...putting on tinfoil hat...


6 posted on 01/26/2008 7:53:39 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: daler

I think it becomes treason only if the rest of the forty nine states don’t double over in laughter at them...


7 posted on 01/26/2008 7:54:00 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

How immature.


8 posted on 01/26/2008 7:54:11 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: counterpunch

Reminds me of those two old guys on Newhart (the sheriff and his assistant, I believe) “policing” a small Vermont town. Totally clueless.


9 posted on 01/26/2008 7:54:51 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Abathar

The Secret Service may not like this.


10 posted on 01/26/2008 7:55:09 AM PST by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: Abathar

I cannot wait for Barney Fife to take on the Secret Service!


11 posted on 01/26/2008 7:55:24 AM PST by ducdriver ("Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." GKC)
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To: Abathar

Just where the hell is Prattleboro and why should anyone care?


12 posted on 01/26/2008 7:56:08 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Just another reluctant Mitt Supporter)
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To: Cold Heat

Now I know where the term, “Loony Libs” comes from.


13 posted on 01/26/2008 7:57:21 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Abathar
Hell I am sure we could get it on paper to dissolve the town of Bratsboro.
14 posted on 01/26/2008 7:57:38 AM PST by gunnedah
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To: Abathar
I would actually pay a goodly some of money to watch that on pay-per-view if they ever actually had the guts to fallow through with their little threat.

Little chance of that happening while Bush is still President

Now, consider it happening under a Clinton administration, with Bush's Secret Service detail ordered not to resist any attempt to arrest him

15 posted on 01/26/2008 7:58:28 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: Abathar
No offense to the local constables , but I will put $5.00 on the Secret Service , The officers should follow the example of the U.S. Marshalls ordered to arrest Nathan Bedford Forrest , they just couldn’t seem to locate him and the warrant is now in the U.S.Marshalls museum , unserved .
16 posted on 01/26/2008 7:58:37 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: daler
I have made a concerted effort to buy not to buy anything produced in Vermont. The catalogs that I have bought from in the past are dumped in the garbage. When I buy maple syrup I check the label to make sure it was not produced there. I wish the secessionists luck. I hope they succeed.
17 posted on 01/26/2008 7:59:08 AM PST by mimaw
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To: Abathar
Image hosted by Photobucket.com their little indictment AND $5Bucks will get them a cup of coffee at $tarbuck$ tooo...
18 posted on 01/26/2008 7:59:40 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: counterpunch
It's all in the interpretation.

Even Constitutional scholars can be devoid of all reality. (nuts)

I was just posting on another thread about Ron Paul and Pat Buchanon. That version of Conservatism died after WWII, yet someone always tries to bring it back. It died because it was wrong on international issues. It died because it could not accept reality, no matter how many times it was asked to.

Most adherents have gone to the Libertarian party and that is where they belong. The Republicans hit the eject button. There is soon to be another effort and ejection and conservatives will join the fray.

It is wise to be aware of the past, but live in the present and look to the future.

19 posted on 01/26/2008 8:02:39 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: Abathar

This is the town where walking around nude was ok until they put a “temporary” ban on it.


20 posted on 01/26/2008 8:02:50 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: PapaBear3625

Good point . Perhaps the editorial staff of the Manchester Union Leader will form a militia and storm the border to their rescue .


21 posted on 01/26/2008 8:03:24 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: Abathar

People with too much time on their hands.


22 posted on 01/26/2008 8:03:53 AM PST by bmwcyle (McCain Sucks!)
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To: daler

It qualify’s.


23 posted on 01/26/2008 8:04:22 AM PST by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: Abathar

What stupid people.


24 posted on 01/26/2008 8:04:22 AM PST by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: Chode

When ever you read an article mentioning 600K killed in Iraq, you know it’s loony tunes time.


25 posted on 01/26/2008 8:04:28 AM PST by DAC22
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To: Cold Heat

sounds like a good target for a bomb


26 posted on 01/26/2008 8:04:40 AM PST by advertising guy (my Sleep Number Bed is 9..........................................Budweisers....)
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To: Abathar
Daims said the most grievous crime committed by Bush and Cheney was perjury — lying to Congress and U.S. citizens about the basis of a war in Iraq.

For one to commit perjury doesn't one have to under oath? Someone correct me if I am wrong

Maybe this little fact slipped by their little minds.

Which is quite surprising since their glorious leader, Bubba did commit perjury under oath and was impeached for it

27 posted on 01/26/2008 8:07:28 AM PST by Popman (Gold Standard: Trying to squeeze a 50 lb economy back into a 5 lb bag)
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To: Abathar

Will any Secret Service agents be charged with obstruction of justice if they happen to do their jobs in Vermont?


28 posted on 01/26/2008 8:10:51 AM PST by Radix (If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.)
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To: Abathar

According to the census there are about 608,000 people in Vermont.
That’s about the population of Johnson County here in Kansas.
So Howard Dean is the equivalent of a demented county commissioner and these rubes are equal to the homeless drug addicts with shopping carts.


29 posted on 01/26/2008 8:11:51 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: Abathar

I think bush and cheney should visit this place. Often. With only a few secret service agents. And I think the secret service should hand deliver doughnuts and coffee to the police station every morning...


30 posted on 01/26/2008 8:13:08 AM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: gunnedah

Whats a “vermont”?


31 posted on 01/26/2008 8:14:57 AM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Abathar

Communists....


32 posted on 01/26/2008 8:15:09 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: Abathar

Vermont. the green moron state


33 posted on 01/26/2008 8:15:43 AM PST by wny
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This looks like a town that needs a mass influx of phone calls. Just call bomb every person in the town.


34 posted on 01/26/2008 8:16:21 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: DAC22
When ever you read an article mentioning 600K killed in Iraq, you know it’s loony tunes time.

Actually, those aren't the nuttiest ones. There are some out there claiming eeeeeeeevil American soldiers have killed more than one million innocent Iraqis.

35 posted on 01/26/2008 8:17:49 AM PST by VirginiaConstitutionalist (The top1% of income earners earn 17% of the income, but pay 39% of the income taxes. "Fair share?")
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To: IrishCatholic

True enough. LOL In fairness to true Vermonters, though, you never heard of this type nonsense until NYC mommy-was-a-commie, socialists started moving there.


36 posted on 01/26/2008 8:18:07 AM PST by WildcatClan (The epitome of irony is that few entities exist, less common, than common-sense.)
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To: advertising guy
I think a laugh bomb will suffice....

Americans can be petulant idiots. It's their constitutional right.

37 posted on 01/26/2008 8:18:56 AM PST by Cold Heat (Mitt....2008)
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To: IrishCatholic

Vermont would be equal to the northern quarter of Alabama...although most Bama-ites are fairly busy with hunting, fishing, NCAA football and NASCAR....so we ain’t got time to sit around and debate stuff like this.


38 posted on 01/26/2008 8:19:42 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Abathar
So far, Vermont is the only state Bush hasn't visited since he became president in 2001.

Well can ya blame him?

39 posted on 01/26/2008 8:19:46 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: Abathar

Moonbat Nation


40 posted on 01/26/2008 8:20:04 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (RINO cleaner - the backbone restorer)
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To: Abathar
Proof that Global Warming is a hoax: Brain Freeze in Brattleboro. Stuck on Stupid.
41 posted on 01/26/2008 8:20:25 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: Abathar
"If Hitler were still alive and walked through Brattleboro, I think the local police would arrest him for war crimes," Daims said. And if Stalin or Mao walked through town they would have a ticker tape parade and erect a Monument!
42 posted on 01/26/2008 8:20:52 AM PST by ABN 505
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Now, consider it happening under a Clinton administration, with Bush's Secret Service detail ordered not to resist any attempt to arrest him

That is a possibility. Do you consider it probable?

43 posted on 01/26/2008 8:21:09 AM PST by Bear_Slayer (When liberty is outlawed only outlaws will have liberty.)
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To: Abathar

Sounds like an act of war against the USA.

Bomb Brattleboro if they try it.


44 posted on 01/26/2008 8:21:31 AM PST by Zman516 (socialists & muslims -- satan's useful idiots.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Brattleboro, Vermont. Think Berkeley (aka “Bezerkeley”), California, except a LOT colder...


45 posted on 01/26/2008 8:21:48 AM PST by nutmeg ("You cross the Clintons, you end up with a horse's head in your bed." -- Charles Krauthammer 1/22/08)
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To: Cold Heat
LOL! Vermonters!

**********

The inmates are now offically running the asylum...

We are losing the life and character of our beloved free America...
BECAUSE WE KEEP ELECTING IDIOTS!!.....
At every level!!

JMHO....

46 posted on 01/26/2008 8:22:21 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Abathar

Just how could any pissant one stoplight town in vermont with two part time cops prosecute a treason charge anyway?

And if they decide to take on the United States Secret Service, they better buy more guns and bring some friends, because they’ll need it.


47 posted on 01/26/2008 8:24:23 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Abathar
He rosie O'donut said the latest count showed a total of 600,000 people have died in the war.

Whenever you hear body counts like that, think Kook spinach, rosie and their kookie followers.

48 posted on 01/26/2008 8:25:59 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 ("It may take another Jimmy Carter to get another Ronald Reagan". Rush Limbaugh Jan. 14, 2008)
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To: Abathar
All this from a state so small it is a suburb of Boston.

Just another example of what happens when folks stay out in the cold way to long and eat the yellow snow.

49 posted on 01/26/2008 8:26:45 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: Abathar
These people need the Jihadis to set up shop in their town. Big time mega-mosque with a towering minaret and call to worship blaring at all hours. Rage Boy in their face 24/7 making demands for footwashing stations, pork-free school zones with prayer rooms, religious sensitivity training and death to town council members who don't to accomodate Jihad. Right next to town hall they need a CAIR money laundering office complex lawyered-up to sue the pants off anyone who even looks at a Jihadi the wrong way.

Then we'll see if people in Brattleboro are willing to "think outside the box" and consider the issue.

50 posted on 01/26/2008 8:27:26 AM PST by End_Clintonism_Now (<==== NOW MORE THAN EVER !!!!!)
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