Pelosi Has Started Phone Tally for Impeachment!! Here's our chance! Colleen

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:44 PM
First Messages From: Colleen Spining, Margaret Lawrence, 2 Barbara Cummings~Pelosi Has Started Phone Tally for Impeachment!! Here's our chance! Colleen
2nd Mess:Martha Sullivan ~ Divesting Sudan - Discussion meeting Thursday, May 10, 7:30-8:30pm evening in La Mesa...PLEASE CALL (619)[masked] & JOIN US! Third Mess: 3rd Mess:John Falchi~ Saturday, May 12, Rev. Bob Edgar will speak on "Religion, Politics and the 2008 Presidential Election" at a 9 a.m. breakfast at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral see further details below~ Scroll Down~~~~

[FROM:Colleen Spining, Margaret Lawrence,Barbara Cummings~
Subject:Pelosi Has Started Phone Tally for Impeachment!!

House Speaker Pelosi's office is taking calls urging Impeachment of Bush/Cheney at[masked]-0100.
Live person took my comment. Call Now! Tanja
Each of us who have been wanting Impeachment hearings need to call, and to ask at least 10 others to call. It needs to happen fast and NOW!

Let's BLITZKREIG the Speaker's office with demands for Impeachment of Bush AND Cheney.

Please call Chairperson Pelosi ASAP, and forward this email widely.

Thanks!
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From BARBARA CUMMINGS!
Subject: MONE-ON MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE TO US

FORWARD TO ALL LISTS

IT IS TIME TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON MOVE-ON.ORG TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND POLL T HEIR FULL MEMBERSHIP ABOUT IMPEACHMENT.

TOM M, MOVE-ON FOUNDER, WAS ON ED SCHULTZ YESTERDAY TALKING TOUGH ABOUT MAKING CONGRESS DO THE RIGHT THING. THIS WILL START BY TOM DOING THE RIGHT THING.

------- FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS -------
Hi,

I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I
recently signed:"It's Time for MoveOn to Start Talking about Impeachment"
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/moveontoimpeachment?e

I really think this is an important cause, and I'd like to encourage
you to add your signature, too. It's free and takes less than a minute of
your time.

Thanks!


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FROM: Margaret----- GOOD SHORT ARTICLES ----From: David J. Sirota
Subject: GOP & Dem Senators: Give Bush An Iraq Blank Check So We Get Our Summer Vacation
http://www.workingassetsblog.com/2007/05/gop_dem_senators_give_bush_an.html
GOP & Dem Senators: Give Bush An Iraq Blank Check So We Get Our Summer Vacation
By David Sirota
Below messages the full text of articles sent by Margaret,Our Democratic Eagle Eye



From Me, Carol Changus:
Keith Olbermann | Where Does the Politicization of Justice End?
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050807A.shtml
Keith Olbermann says: "It was at first a disturbing story about political servitude violating the sanctity of the offices of federal prosecutors. Then it was a story about employees in those offices being hired only if they were political adherents, something that rang of the old Soviet Politburo. But the Alberto Gonzales/US Attorney Firings scandal has now reshaped itself - like some governmental Andromeda Strain - into what looks like an attempt to deprive Democrats of the right to vote.
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From: MARTHA SULLIVAN:
Divesting Sudan - Discussion mtg Thursday 7:30-8:30, eve in La Mesa...PLEASE JOIN US! Location: Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc., La Mesa Office, 9001 Grossmont Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941
Good Morning, all! My financial planner, Judy Seid, is hosting Eric Engelman, San Diego Representative of the Sudan Divestment Taskforce, who will make the case as to why targeted divestment may be the best hope of stopping the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Please see the following for details and join me if you can to learn more about this. Martha

Thursday, May 10th, 7:30pm ? 8:30pm, Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc., La Mesa OFFICE:9001 Grossmont BLVD, La Mesa, CA 91914
Can corporations halt genocide? Engaging Sudan through Targeted Divestment, Location: Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc., La Mesa

Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc.2007, Investor Education Workshop Seriesk www.bluesummitinvest.com PHONE: (619)[masked]

Love the earth and sun and animals,Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,Stand up for the stupid and crazy,Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.~Walt Whitman

*From: "Judith L. Seid, CFP?" Subject: Sudan - Discussion mtg next Thursday...PLEASE JOIN US!

Hello Friends,
You are invited to an exciting workshop that Blue Summit Financial Group will be hosting next week. Please come to learn about the hottest issue to emerge in the field of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) over recent months. Please read below for more information.

As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing many of you there!

Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc.2007
Investor Education Workshop Series
www.bluesummitinvest.com PHONE: (619)[masked],Thursday, May 10th, 7:30pm ? 8:30pm
Location: Blue Summit Financial Group, Inc., La Mesa Office, 9001 Grossmont Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91941
Can corporations halt genocide? Engaging Sudan through Targeted Divestment

The focus of the divestment movement is affecting socially responsible engagement between corporations and the government of Sudan through shareholder pressure. Come hear Eric Engelman, San Diego Representative of the Sudan Divestment Taskforce, make the case as to why targeted divestment may be the best hope of stopping the ongoing genocide in Darfur, now continuing unabated in its fourth year with over 500,000 people killed and 2.5 million displaced. Learn how the divestment movement is successfully expanding from campuses, city halls and state capitols to corporate board rooms and Wall Street. Presented by Blue Summit Financial Group, San Diego's premier financial services firm specializing in Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) since 1994. JUDY
PS: check out our upcoming events: http://www.BLUESUMMITINVEST.com

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FROM JOHN FALCHI:
WHAT: Rev. Bob Edgar to Speak in San Diego on Religion and Presidential Politics
When: Saturday, May 12, 2007, 9:00 AM
Where: Buca Di Beppo Restaurant, 705 6th Avenue, San Diego , CA 92101
Call: Jean Fisher at[masked] or [address removed]. Event fee:USD35.00 per person, or $60 per pair. Tables of eight can be purchased for $200.

*On Saturday, May 12, Bob Edgar will speak on "Religion, Politics and the 2008 Presidential Election" at a 9 a.m. breakfast at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, near Balboa Park. The cost of the Saturday morning breakfast is $35 per individual ticket or $60 per pair. Tables of eight can be purchased for $200.
All proceeds from the event will support the ongoing work of the San Diego Foundation for Change, a local foundation dedicated to growing grassroots movements for social justice in San Diego/Tijuana.
To sign up for the May 12 breakfast, please contact Jean Fisher at[masked] or [address removed].
To learn more about the San Diego Foundation for Change, click on the logo below:
Dr. Bob Edgar is general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the leading U.S. organization in the movement for Christian unity. Dr. Edgar is well known for his service as a six-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as the author of the recently released book, Middle Church: Reclaiming the Moral Values of the Faithful Majority from the Religious Right.
President Jimmy Carter has called Middle Church "a stirring call to Americans who resent their spiritual beliefs being co-opted for a political agenda contrary to their faith. Bob Edgar reminds us that faith belongs in the public realm -- not to advocate war, privilege, and environmental degradation, but to promote peace, the eradication of poverty, and the preservation of our fragile planet."
San Diego Foundation for Change
[masked]th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
(619)[masked]
www.foundation4change.org Event fee:USD35.00 per person RSVP limit:Only 150 members (including guests)\\

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FROM: Margaret----- GOOD SHORT ARTICLES ----From: David J. Sirota
Subject: GOP & Dem Senators: Give Bush An Iraq Blank Check So We Get Our Summer Vacation
http://www.workingassetsblog.com/2007/05/gop_dem_senators_give_bush_an.html
GOP & Dem Senators: Give Bush An Iraq Blank Check So We Get Our Summer Vacation
By David Sirota

The caricature of the Senate club with lazy, fat old politicians sitting around smoking cigars too busy to do real work has now, apparently, come to life. In an incredibly telling story just out on the Associated Press wire, we find out that after House Democrats agreed to push a proposal to fund the Iraq War for 60 days in order to exert ongoing oversight and not grant the White House yet another blank check, "several Senate Democrats said they would oppose a short-term funding bill because it leaves open the question of whether troops will get the resources they need after July." These unnamed "several Senate Democrats" were joined by Republican House leaders who attacked the proposal in the same way.

What's incredible is that such an approach in no way "leave open the question of whether troops will get the resources they need" since all that would be required is another congressional vote if more resources are needed. Everyone in Washington knows that. And so what we are really seeing here are Washington politicians who don't want their regular summer vacations impeded with those pesky constitutional responsibilities of oversight and the power of the purse. But instead of simply saying "hey, we want our summer break!" they are running to reporters to use U.S. troops in combat to justify their laziness.

I thought I had seen everything - I really did. But this tops it all. What's next? Will the slogan of the campaign against the short-term funding bill be "Pass A Blank Check: We Want to Hit the Beach?" Or will it be "Leave the Troops In Iraq So We Can Go Fishing?"


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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070508/ap_on_go_co/us_iraq

Dem leaders brief party on new Iraq plan

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer 8 minutes ago

House Democratic leaders briefed party members Tuesday on new legislation that would fund the Iraq war through July, then give Congress the option of cutting off money if conditions do not improve.

If members agree to back the plan as expected, a vote on the new war spending bill could come as early Thursday. The proposal, pitched last week by Rep. David Obey (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis., was first disclosed last week by The Associated Press.

Democrats told reporters the plan is likely to provide more than $40 billion for the war and other high-priority projects, then vote "mid summer" on whether to release more money for military operations.

The plan had dim prospects of surviving in the Senate, where most Democrats want to guarantee funding for troops through September and were trying to negotiate a deal with the White House.

House Democrats said they weren't too concerned with getting the White House's blessing.

"They know what we're doing obviously," said Rep. Rahm Emanuel (news, bio, voting record), D-Ill. "I don't think their subscriptions to the newspapers ended at any time recently."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., said she had promised to find common ground with the Bush administration, but made it clear last week that "if we didn't find out common ground, we would stand our ground."

White House spokesman Tony Snow on Tuesday called the approach "just bad management."

"We think it is appropriate to be able to give commanders what they are going to need, and also forces in the field, so that you can make long-term decisions in trying to build the mission," Snow said.

Congressional Republicans immediately dismissed the Democratic proposal as unfairly rationing funds needed in combat and said their members would not support it.

Democrats "should not treat our men and women in uniform like they are children who are getting a monthly allowance," said Rep. John Boehner (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, his party's leader.

Added Rep. Adam Putnam (news, bio, voting record), R-Fla., after a GOP caucus meeting Tuesday: "It's an irresponsible approach. You do not fund wars 60 days at a time."

The Democratic proposal comes in response to President Bush's veto last week of a $124.2 billion bill that would have funded the war in Iraq, among other things, but demanded troops begin coming home on Oct. 1. Republicans agreed to uphold the veto, and Democrats were forced back to the drawing board.

House Democrats want to provide a bill that supports the troops, but not give Bush a blank check on the deeply unpopular and costly war. Further complicating matters, several House liberals oppose funding the war at all while other more conservative Democrats are reluctant to tie strings to a bill needed by the troops.

The new version is likely to meet resistance in the Senate. Several Senate Democrats said they would oppose a short-term funding bill because it leaves open the question of whether troops will get the resources they need after July.

"There's the question of why it wasn't fully funded," said Sen. Ben Nelson (news, bio, voting record), D-Neb.

If the House version of the bill fails in conference with the Senate, Democratic leaders say their members will have other chances to affect Iraq policy. Party leaders have pointed to the 2008 defense authorization bill, which helps to set Pentagon policy, as well as the 2008 appropriations bills.

However, that plan could meet resistance by members reluctant to watch their carefully crafted bills sink under a presidential veto. Rep. Ike Skelton (news, bio, voting record), D-Mo., chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has drafted a defense authorization bill that requires U.S. officials to report on progress made on the war. But according to a panel aide familiar with the draft, the bill so far does not include a tough mandate to end the war.

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