The deer are at lake Steve.
One momma is whistling for her fawn, so I watched until it came to her out of the brush. Usually they don't gather up when the fawns are this young but a meetup at the watering hole is different, I guess.
Last night was beautifully clear...the bright star to the left of the gibbous moon was Jupiter. It will be near the moon for the next few days somewhere along the planetary ecliptic, which is the visual path the planets follow in our sky. Jupiter, of course, is not a star, but it sure is bright, and will appear to graze the moon itself sometime during the night as it passes very close in the sky.
There's a bunch going on up there in the next few weeks.
Did you know that we are about to crash a space ship into a comet?
The collision is expected to toss chunks and ice dust into the sky of the comet and make it brighten up considerably. Weird, huh? Here is a place you can go to pick up a few items of interest that you can impress your couch potato friends with.
Back on Earth:
There are some interesting crashes about to occur down here too! Congress is about to hold hearings on the Downing Street Memo's. Republicans have done everything they can to stop the hearings, including resusing to allow the use of Congressional meeting rooms, a very tacky display of partisan bullying. The meetings were relocated to the DNC building but then a small room in the Capitol was found vacant. It's too small, of course, but will serve the purpose.
Now here's something you won't need a telescope to observe. How much coverage will the "Liberal Media" give to a hearing that could result in the impeachment and removal from office of George W. Bush?
It is a plain and simple case, smoking gun and everything. In a neutral venue, Bush would be shamed and removed. Here's the law:
Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: “The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Here's the gun:
....the President’s submission of his March 18, 2003 letter and report to the United States Congress would violate federal criminal law, including: the federal anti-conspiracy statute, 18 U.S.C. § 371, which makes it a felony “to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose...”; and The False Statements Accountability Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 1001, which makes it a felony to issue knowingly and willfully false statements to the United States Congress...
Bill Clinton was nearly harrassed from office for misleading investigators on whether or not he actually screwed Monica or not. Frankly, folks, he never did, that we know of, although "heavey petting" most definitely did occur. Now consider the current case and its relative gravity:
The President of the United States Lied to Congress. He just wanted to attack Saddam Hussein for his own personal reasons, but in keeping with his long history of personal cowardice, he had someone else face the danger and die...America's Miltary men and women, over 1600 of whom have lost their lives for a false cause.
I will now make a prediction that President Bush will be impeached, or nearly so. it is possible that he can survive until his term of office is over but I think the odds are against it. As it is, America, by remaining in Iraq, will sentence another 1000 of its citizens serving in the military to death!
Is that what we want? Could you send your son or daughter to Iraq, knowing what you know right now?
Knowing that there was no case for war?
Knowing that Osama Bin Laden was allowed to escape in Tora Bora and seems to be doing just fine, thank you?
Knowing that President Bush was not telling the truth to America?
Knowing that contrary to protecting us, President Bush was pursuing his own selfish and cowardly motives?
Knowing that George W. Bush said this:
"God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did..."
Knowing that even that statement is a lie, also!
This man, who lacks the courage to even face his own countrymen in an unscripted press conference, did not attack Al Qaida or Saddam! He hid behind his presidential spokesmen and sent the brave Son's and Daughters of America to do his dirty work...
...and die for him.
America knows these things but has been in denial.
That time is ending.
And for some really fun quotes from the looney tune right, try this amusing site: