Thursday, August 23, 2007

Blum and Gloom V

[Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6]

It's week five of the protest begun by Veterans for Peace calling for impeachment hearings in front of the Portland offices of Rep. Earl Blumenauer. The action can boast some minor success. Already after week three, the congressman was promising to hold a public forum on the topic in the District before heading back to DC. As of today, Blumenauer's aides are confirming the plan to hold a forum at the end of the month. "It's just a matter of scheduling," said one constituent who has been in contact with the congressman. The official word is to keep an eye on Blumenauer.House.Gov.

Since the first protest, which has grown to a modest 30 or so regulars, the City has provided adult supervision in the form of uniformed officers. The is how the representative's recalcitrance is responsible for even more governmental waste. All he needs to do is his duty and listen to the People here at home as opposed to Nancy Pelosi and the "Democratic leadership" in DC. No committee chairmanship or office with a view is worth turning his back on the Constitution.

Folks like ol' Joe don't want to be here. He's got a family to care for. "This is for my gran-dawtuh," he says in a noticeable Brooklyn brogue. Joe's the Lone Vet who usually shows up Wednesdays just to gain more visibility and support for the Thursday protests. He was absent but by no means AWOL a week ago Wednesday. He needed to accompany his wife as they took the family pet to the vet for some doggy death with dignity. Joe's got better things to do with his time than to cajole his congressman.

I am beginning to resent Rep. Blumenauer. Let's be honest. I'm pissed off enough to protest against the congressman come hell or impeachment hearings. I've got nothing better to do, and i mean that as an affirmation. Holding our elected officials to account when they fail us is the best thing we can do.

Please join us every Thursday, noon to 2pm near the Lloyd District of NE Portland, 729 NE Oregon Street.

IMPEACHMENT Rally At Earl Blumenauer Office 8-23-07

[video h/t Joe Anybody]

[Week 4 / Week 6]

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