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It's time to shut down the government.  


The gutting of habeas corpus.

And now this.

An attack on Iran.

These people are lunatics.  Insane, fascist, psychotic, psychopathic, sociopathic lunatics.

Our Democratic leaders must throw political calculation ito the wind.  The future of our Republic is at stake.  We must shut down the government.

Hillary Clinton, this is for you.  Barack Obama, this is for you.  Joe Lieberman. go fuck yourself.  Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, time to stand up and say, "Enough is enough."  Rahm Emanuel, I know you're a political prodigy, but we cannot afford to calculate any longer.

Throw down the gauntlet to these thugs and let America decide:  Do we want to live in fear and destroy the essence of what made us a great nation, or do we want to become all the things we've long despised?


Bill Clinton, are you ready to step up?  I know Jimmy Carter is.

Colin Powell, will you be counted among those who stand against this lunacy?  Or will you, once again, put your own future ahead of the future of our nation and our children?

This madness must be stopped.

And to my fellow community members: Will you stand up and be counted?  Can we protest in massive numbers?  Can we shut down the Capitol and our major metros? Can we say to these lunatics, "Enough is enough?"

It's time.  Shut it all down and make them do what they must do if they want to proceed: Overturn democracy.

At least we'll know where we stand.

Originally posted to Bob Johnson on Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 11:16 PM PDT.

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