How To Screw Up Bush's 4 th of July Speech! And Piss off 7000 Hippies?

The paper reported, "A Monticello spokesperson said that protesters were allowed to express their views unless they blocked views or passageways. He said that Monticello has no plans at this time to press charges against the six who were removed from the museum grounds."

At his website, activist David Swanson explains why he and others "interrupted Bush at Monticello."

"When Bush opened his mouth to speak I shouted 'Defend the Constitution, Impeach Bush!'" Swanson writes. "I repeated that several times, as people nearby knocked me over, cops handcuffed me, people gave me smiles and thumbs up signs. They threw me out and a couple of more defenders of our Constitution behind me, and then a few more, and then a few more. The handcuffed citizens who'd done their duty kept coming down the hill. They did not arrest us but did give us a ride down the mountain where we joined a crowd of protesters in the road who greeted Bush's limo coming and going."

Swanson links to a page devoted to Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich's 35 Articles of Impeachment against President Bush to explain "why."

Kucinich released a July 4th message asking for help in restoring the "rule of law in America."

Binker on budget

As usual, when it comes to first analysis of complicated stuff, delivered straight and clear, Mark Binker takes the cake. He's written a good round up of the State of the State Budget. Take a look.

RALEIGH — House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $21.3 billion budget that delays two anticipated tax cuts for one year to ensure North Carolina does not fall into a deficit.


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