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Drive around all over town and let the curious try to solve the puzzle on your rear bumper. Walk around all over town and let the curious try to solve the puzzle on your chest. What are you trying to say to your neighbors? Maybe they'll ask you what it means. You're free not to tell them, but to give them a minute to decode the text.
It looks as if the House of Representatives is, after a decade of Republican control, about to flip to Democratic control.
Every House committee will now be chaired by a Democrat.
Impeachment hearings begin in the House of Representatives, specifically before the House Judiciary Committee.
Several Congressional minority leaders have been openly calling for impeachment hearings, but up till now, it was only hot air, because the Republican leaders would never allow any call for impeachment hearings to reach a committee vote. No one could ever even know how many and which members of the Committee were in favor of starting impeachment proceedings.
But after the New Year, after swearing-in the new Congress and installing its Democratic committee chairs, it could happen. Hearings. Subpoenas. Witnesses. Testimony. And then, finally, a commitee vote on whether to send the findings to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
(If that vote passes, the actual Trial begins in the U.S. Senate. You probably remember the Senate Trial of the High Crime or Misdemeanor of Extramarital Fellatio. That's what Republicans think two of the three branches of the U.S. government have to shut down for for a year.)
(To be fair, the Republicans say it wasn't about Fellatio, it was about Lying about Fellatio. Whatever ... even the Republicans were scared to convict and remove the president for it. Clinton got his Fellatio, served his entire eight years, and is now an extremely popular ex-president. He's always smiling and most people smile when they see him smile.)
Those are the first steps according to the Constitution. And the most entertaining. That's when the American and world public really get to hear the secret gossip, the hidden sleaze and smut, the dirty secrets, the range of opinions. That's when we all learn lots of nifty, new things the White House had done during the last six years which no one ever knew about.
You can plead the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination and keep your mouth shut about what you know, but you can't lie to a Congressional committee under oath. If they catch you lying to a House committee under oath, that's perjury, and a felony. Guaranteed prison time (in one of the nicer, more pleasant federal minimum-security facilities for educated, professional men and women). Don't think it can't happen to successful rich white Republican lawyers and businessmen. About a score of them -- including the U.S. Attorney General -- went to federal prison when the Watergate scandal exploded.
In case you don't remember how Watergate ended up, President Nixon had to resign and leave town. Again, his own Republicans in the House of Representatives were the guys who put the final banana peel under his feet. Nixon's the only president who ever resigned before his term of office finished. No president has ever been convicted in a Senate impeachment trial and removed from office.
There'll be lots of entertainment when senior White House and Defense Department and Homeland Security officials testify under oath before Congress, even if most of what they do is invoke their Fifth Amendment rights against being forced to incriminate themselves in criminal acts.
Because if you refuse to testify, everybody watching you on live television just naturally assumes you committed criminal acts and don't want to go to prison.
That's not how the law works, of course: Judges and juries are prohibited from interpreting a witness's invoking his/her Fifth Amendment rights as any hint of admitting guilt.
But it sure looks sleazy and low-rent.
Historically in the history of Congressional hearings, we associate invoking the Fifth Amendment with Mafia bosses and Communists during the Cold War (when just being a Communist was a federal crime). So that's how the public will think about 30 or 40 senior and mid-level administration officials: like gangsters and Communists. (And like all those Nixon administration officials.)
I'm seeing more and more of the Unscrambled bumper stickers, with the message en claire. Saw one today in downtown Northampton. People are getting brazen and nervy, people are getting very In Your Face about impeachment. (See Vleeptron Comments going back at least 2 years particular from a New England divine.)
If you're a bit less In Your Face, if you're a tad shy, here are the free Bumper Stickers & T-Shirt Messages:
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