Finally, over 20K in <7 days. Dayum. 3 weeks to get <5K.
Hopefully, this helps to bring about his Jos. Welch moment.
This the TWELFTH of ongoing petition counts -- till the deadline on April 3 -- to obtain 25,000+ signatures asking SecDef Panetta to remove Limbaugh from Armed Forces Radio. No surrender, we're almost there.
Please sign the White House petition here.
Helpful hints on opening a WH account at the petition site:
1 - when you click on the "create an account" button, you get a screen asking for your first name, last name, email address, and optionally, your zip code. There's also a captcha to enter; then press "create an account".
2 - an email will then be sent to you (which may end up in your spambox, so don't forget
to look there). You must click the link in the email to activate your account.
3 - once your account is verified, you should change your password. THEN log out and log back in again.
4 - when you return to the petition, and are logged in, the "sign this petition" button should now be in green instead of grey. Click this button!!!
On June 9, 1954, the 30th day of the Army-McCarthy Hearings, McCarthy accused Fred Fisher, one of the junior attorneys at Welch's law firm, of associating while in law school with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), a group which J. Edgar Hoover sought to have the U.S. Attorney General designate as a Communist front organization. Welch dismissed Fisher's association with the NLG as a youthful indiscretion and attacked McCarthy for naming the young man before a nationwide television audience without prior warning or previous agreement to do so:Hammer time.
Until this moment, Senator, I think I have never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Fred Fisher is a young man who went to the Harvard Law School and came into my firm and is starting what looks to be a brilliant career with us. Little did I dream you could be so reckless and so cruel as to do an injury to that lad. It is true that he will continue to be with Hale and Dorr. It is, I regret to say, equally true that I fear he shall always bear a scar needlessly inflicted by you. If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty I would do so. I like to think that I am a gentle man but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me.
When McCarthy tried to renew his attack, Welch interrupted him:
Senator, may we not drop this? We know he belonged to the Lawyers Guild. Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?