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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has been touring the country promoting her book “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters.” Considering what a dismal failure she’s been as leader of the House Democrats, it’s a wonder she expects anyone to take her seriously. The following account of her appearance in Philadelphia earlier this month is a perfect portrait of hypocrisy at a level that rivals George W. Bush’s when he talks about democracy. Pelosi’s words would be absolutely laughable if she weren’t playing us all for fools.

Thanks to Cheryl Biren-Wright, an indefatigable New Jersey patriot, for the kind of reporting that our local and national media fail to do. It’s a longer than usual post but well worth the read:

www.opednews.com/articles/Nancy-Pelosi-Book-Signing-by-Cheryl-Biren-Wrigh-080807-772.html

 

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 Nancy Pelosi Book Signing: Know Your Power, Just Don’t Speak Truth to It

Inside Nancy Pelosi’s book signing in Philadelphia. Her remarks on Iran, Iraq – impeachment? And, what did this reporter ask that caused her to be escorted out of the building?

Arriving at the steps of the Free Library of Philadelphia Tuesday night where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was promoting her book, “Know Your Power,” I was promptly scolded by my good friend, activist Joanne O’Neill.

“What? No impeach sign? Here, take a sign,” Jo insisted. “Nope,” I replied. “I’m goin’ in.”

An hour earlier, I swallowed my pride – along with some bitter acid reflux – as I shelled out 17 bucks to purchase a book about “knowing my power” authored by a woman who spent the last few years wielding very little of it when it mattered the most. But, a little heartburn and forgoing a few lattes for the rest of the week was what it would take for me to get close enough to pose a question to the “most powerful woman” in America.

Having learned of the event just the day before, I was relegated to the simulcast room with about 60 others as the auditorium was sold out. I spotted one friendly in the crowd, but he was clearly in plotting mode so I decided to crack the binding of my new book while I waited for the Speaker to arrive. It was a quick read at just over 170 pages laced with anecdotes, some touching, some inspiring – okay, not so much.

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CNN has just reported that a fire has broken out at the National Archives and destroyed its original copies of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights. All that is left of the historic documents is a handful of ashes.

A sobbing, grief-stricken National Archives spokesman who wished to remain anonymous says that the loss is unfathomable and leaves the United States eternally stripped of its collective identity. While firefighters worked feverishly to douse the remaining flames, employees were observed outside the building wandering around in a state of shock, some lost in disbelief, others on their hands and knees weeping uncontrollably.

Although authorities have no idea at this point whether the fire was due to an accident, negligence, or terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security has already raised the national threat status to its highest level, “Red/Severe.” President Bush left Washington earlier today for an undisclosed location to oversee plans for the imminent invasion of Iran and North Korea. “We think it’s pretty obvious that this was a terrorist act by those two governments,” a senior official said. “They are the only axis-of-evil nations who hate our freedoms whom we have yet to destroy. America can’t wait for the next attack to start with a mushroom cloud over Crawford, Texas or the Eastern Shore of Maryland.”

Asked how the United States could possibly fight two formidable opponents concurrently with major wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this official explained that the following categories of able-bodied citizens would soon be drafted: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, food stamp recipients, the unemployed, filers for bankruptcy protection, unmarried mothers, and registered Democrats.

UPDATE: An FBI investigation into the fire has been brought to an immediate halt by the White House. Press Secretary Tony Snow asserted at an emergency press briefing that FBI agents do not have the proper security clearance to look into this matter. His declaration aroused immediate suspicions that the Administration has something to hide.

2nd UPDATE: People magazine has uncovered evidence that the recent destruction of historical documents at the National Archives was an act of arson perpetrated by Karl Rove on orders from Vice President Cheney. The revelation sent millions of citizens into the streets and flooded the Congressional switchboard with demands for the president and vice president’s immediate removal from office and arrest. Concerned about the possible effects of a Republican backlash, and not wanting to appear soft on international terrorism or divide the country at a time of crisis, Democratic Congressional leaders are continuing to support the invasion of Iran and North Korea. In an emotional gathering on the steps of the Capitol just a few moments ago, they sang the national anthem and announced changes to the Patriot Act that would repeal the First Amendment and prohibit gay marriage.

Cross-posted at: Daily Kos

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