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Rocky Anderson calls for Bush impeachment at Congressional committee hearing

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  • Anonymous
    July 28, 2008 3:32 a.m.

    The President leaves office in a few months. What are these people going to do after he leaves? Perhaps get about the people's business?
    What a novel idea.

  • Woeful Wocky
    July 26, 2008 1:15 a.m.

    Oh, him again.

  • MoJules
    July 25, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    Is he still around??? My goodness, I think I would rather have a fly in my face, which is the most annoying thing in my life, than to have him running a city in Utah. I am sorry Utah that you have to still endure him, maybe some of you Republicans need to move into SLC so you can vote for someone less annoying.

  • Uh oh!
    July 25, 2008 11:38 p.m.

    Whomever wins the election, the other side will NEVER give up the endless whining, finger pointing, stone-walling and positioning to make the other side look bad.

    Watergate, hostages, Iran-Contra, "that woman", endless war, WHATEVER! Neither side will give-up until they have secured their "pound of flesh" from their opposition over an over and over again.

    Meanwhile, NOTHING is getting done! AMERICA is suffering and will continue to suffer while this madness continues!

    Heaven Help Us All!

  • Allen
    July 25, 2008 11:20 p.m.

    I don't care if he is Gay. Deal with his mental and ego problems. What can I do to make a fool of myself and draw attention to myself. Do not waste my time or any responsible citizens. We have a life and do not need your attractions. The Deseret News should reprint Dr. Phil rather than Rockys ranting and raving. It would be of more value.

  • It's must be lonely being on top
    July 25, 2008 11:17 p.m.

    For some reason these days it seems to be the popular thing to blame everything on Pres. Bush, but then I guess what he is facing isn't really that new because as far as I have learned every president from Pres. Washington on has had to deal with the same thing. To be president is an incredible responsibility held by a human being and no doubt a lonely place to be with everyone turning against you for one reason or another. All those calling for Pres. Bush's impeachment should be ashamed of themselves. Of course, the president has to make some hard decisions. Chances are someone's going to disagree with him no matter the outcome. There's a saying that goes something to the effect, "You can only please some of the people some of the time." God Bless Pres. Bush and God bless the USA.

  • craig
    July 25, 2008 11:14 p.m.

    Rocky is an embarassment to Utah and America. Anyone with common sense knows he has no credibility and is filled with hate. I do not think Castro would want him. Lots of damage was done to Salt Lake because of his juvenile antics. One does not get upset at him anymore. He is looking for reasons to hate and has no real life. Even in Utah outside of a couple neighborhoods in SLC no one takes him serious or likes him.

  • Teacher
    July 25, 2008 10:43 p.m.

    Hmmm...impeached? He has broken no Constitutional laws (and international laws have absolutely nothing to do with it). Congress voted for the war and to continue funding it; as well as not putting limits on outsourcing American jobs, raising taxes on energy and not allowing for drilling and/or new refineries. Also, Bush has been slapped down by the Supreme Court for his missteps (checks and balances), thus keeping him from attaining dictatorial type power. Facts and reason win out here, not emotion and propaganda.

  • uuuauuu
    July 25, 2008 10:27 p.m.

    If you live in Utah than you know that Bush is more worshiped then God.

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2008 10:23 p.m.

    Boy the LIBERALS are a bunch of whiney, nagging, bitter bunch of little brown nosing little pannsies, aint they?

  • WinSum
    July 25, 2008 9:57 p.m.

    Further proof Rocky is not really in touch with reality. Also note Tom Paines comments. Two bits say he hasn't a clue what he'd do with the M16 in Iraq either....

  • ediddy
    July 25, 2008 9:34 p.m.

    If you are serious, then you must include half of congress on both sides of the aisle, including Clinton, Kerry, Biden, Kennedy Hatch and the rest of them. Unfair to simply pick the ones you detest.

  • ediddy
    July 25, 2008 9:32 p.m.

    At least he's no longer on the City payroll while he blows the horn of his personal agenda. If he's finally doing this on his own dime, I have no problem with his rantings. It's a free country...for a little longer.

  • Charles
    July 25, 2008 9:34 p.m.

    Rocky in the poster boy for the liberals who post on these pages each day. He's their mentor and leader.

    Unfortunately Rocky is a lost cause and should go live with Ernest T Bass in the hills of Mayberry.....

  • finally...
    July 25, 2008 9:29 p.m.

    I agree with ACLU boy. As a right wing nut job I think it might be a good idea to get Bush away from the oval office asap..... anyone checked out the new "housing bailout" bill? Bush has conveniently lost his veto pen again... go Rocky and Godspeed

  • me
    July 25, 2008 9:28 p.m.

    Bush will be remembered as a good and decent man, and a president who tried his best.
    The news has always and will always only give us thier views and admit facts as needed to show thier side.
    Just remember, there is more to any story then what the news shows, and somewhere in between is the truth. From day one, most news stories has gone out to discredit Bush. I for one am unashamed to say I voted for him.

  • Tom Paine
    July 25, 2008 9:20 p.m.

    Bush shouldn't be impeached. He should be dressed in military fatigues, given an M16, and dropped into the middle of the Iraq desert. Along with Cheney, Rice, Gonzales, the neocons who supported the war, and every member of their collective families.

  • AL
    July 25, 2008 9:02 p.m.

    We should have moved for the impeachment of both Bush and Cheney a long time ago. Breaking of international law, over stepping Congress, and other grievous actions. But since both national parties colude and desire the next president to inherit the unconstitutional power Bush/Cheney have created, nothing will be done. America sleeps and power is usurpted, all to our detriment.

  • Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    July 25, 2008 8:56 p.m.

    Jeez, Rocky, do you have to tell people you are from Utah? We won't tell if won't bring it up.

  • Rocky Rx
    July 25, 2008 8:54 p.m.

    Rocky needs a hyperbolic enema.

  • Prosecutor
    July 25, 2008 8:49 p.m.

    Can we impeach Rocky as ex-mayor of SLC? What an embarassing and impotent little git!

    How unfortunate that a small clique of clueless, ineffectual bombasts, such as Rocky, Kucinich, Edwards, Reid, Soros, and, of course, Obama and the Clintons, have hijacked my party -- the party of Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Truman -- and converted it into a party of whining, apologizing, America-hating, out-of-touch elitists.

    The same choir of snotty little twerps is now attempting to savage Joe Lieberman, the only Democrat with the guts to look evil in the eye and call it what it is.

    Fortunately, most Democrats -- and most Americans -- are not as stupid as they think we are.

    The Democratic leadership has clearly made the choice that we are to wander in the wilderness, lamenting our bad luck, or how we've been ill-used by Republicans for another 40 years.

    When will they understand that THEY are our problem, not George Bush?

  • What were you thinking?
    July 25, 2008 8:49 p.m.

    What I don't get is what were the people of Salt Lake thinking when they voted him in as their Mayor. What kind of reflection does that have on the citizens of Salt Lake? This guy is a bonehead, and it's true: He and all the other democrats just can't stand to not be in the news. "When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream, and shout!"

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2008 8:51 p.m.

    Has anyone wondered why congress isn't getting anything done? Wasting time like this event where nothing will come of it is why the approval rating of congress is so low. Maybe they should actually focus on issues that have a real impact on the world.

  • Stay Retried
    July 25, 2008 8:47 p.m.

    If Brett Favre can do it so can Rokcy.

  • Bryan
    July 25, 2008 8:35 p.m.

    Rocky "Wild-eyed Crack-Pot" Anderson is a total quack. I am embarrassed he is still the mayor of SLC. If this guy called a press conference to warn us of the dangers of UFO's, it would be par-for-course for this nut. He is a fanatic crazy man.

  • Rocky Road
    July 25, 2008 8:18 p.m.

    This is what is wrong with Washington. They have a hearing about anything back there from impeachment to why the earth is round. Remember folks those are your tax dollars at work today.

    The end of the article stated it all, these folks are in a bubble. I am trying to figure out what freedoms I have lost over the last 7 years. Wait, hold on--somebody is knocking at my door from the Bush administration-- as I type these words asking if I have been posting on this DN article......

  • Dems are Righteous
    July 25, 2008 8:16 p.m.

    Right because the "righteous Nephites" would have voted or John Kerry.
    R. Anderson is a waist of semen. But who cares about him. The retard that wrote the nephite comment should be impeached or atleast beaten.

  • Rocky Noggin
    July 25, 2008 8:08 p.m.

    You printed only part of the story. Do some research. Rocky actually thought he was auditioning for the Gong Show.

  • Rocky XXI
    July 25, 2008 8:02 p.m.

    Rocky is like a bad case of antibiotic resistant gonorrhea. He just flares up at the most inopportune times.

  • RL
    July 25, 2008 7:59 p.m.

    "catastrophic damage to this country"??? The only catastrophic damage being done to this country is by nuts like you and Rocky and other hysterical fools. What a waste of time, resources, and most of all... our tax money. And yes, I'm apparently one of those "modern day Nephites"... ACCORDING TO YOU. You can't see the forest for the trees. It's a really good thing the Lord is my judge. :)

  • DKB
    July 25, 2008 8:00 p.m.

    Re: To the wicked Nephites,

    Just wait till Obama gets into office, then the prophecies will come to pass!! Somehow though you'll find a way to ignore the mess Obama will create until after Obama leaves office and a republican takes the presidency, then it will be all that president's fault!!

    If anything, God will not look kindly on you for your negligence on the political process. Once again, a president can only do something for a short time until congress approves. They did and are keeping the "war" alive. So blame congress... oh, blame the democratically held congress. In simple words, blame yourself.

  • DrLeePC
    July 25, 2008 7:55 p.m.

    I'd say the voters have already impeached Rocky Anderson. Unfortunately that doesn't stop him from running his mouth.

  • DKB
    July 25, 2008 7:53 p.m.

    I like here...'s comments at the top!! Rocky must be gay and is having trouble making it known. He has feelings for Bush!! I bet he'll try to lure Bush to either California or Massachusetts. It all makes sense now!

    Rocky, just be honest!

  • Flummoxed in Zion
    July 25, 2008 7:49 p.m.

    What a pitiful article! Slanted, opinionated and misleading. What ever happened to responsible journalism? This was not merely a "chorus of Democrats calling for the removal of President Bush." Included in the witnesses was Bruce Fein, Deputy Attorney General in the Reagan administration, as well as a number of current and former Republican members of Congress along with the mentioned Democrats.

    Those unable to control their Pavlovian responses to the mention of Rocky Anderson, fail to grasp the importance of the issues which were at the heart of this Judicial Committee hearing.

    Congress was also blamed by several witnesses as being self-neutered, failing to execute it's role of oversight of the Executive Office to curtail these abuses. These abuses of the power by the Bush administration are stark, glaring and frightening: secrecy, secret signing statements, politicization of the Justice Department, initiating an unnecessary war using fabricated justification, shredding of the Constitution and individual rights, exposure of covert CIA agents, deliberate institution of an organized torture program relating to detainees, violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

    One stated goal was to prevent enabling future presidents to operate with such unchecked power in the future. Our future is at stake.

  • He's at it again
    July 25, 2008 7:45 p.m.

    Yawn!

    By the time the impeachment process is finished, Bush will no longer be president anyway. Move on to your next hopeless cause, Rocky!

  • Rationalanimal
    July 25, 2008 7:42 p.m.

    Rocky Anderson is a quack.

  • To the wicked Nephites
    July 25, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    I'm glad that there are those who are calling for George W. Bush to be impeached. To wait almost 6 months for this guy to leave the White House could result in catastrophic damage to this country. He and those who voted for him have done enough harm to this country.

    The modern day wicked Nephites who voted for George W. Bush will get their just punishment and God will not look on them kindly for their votes against his gospel and scriptures. You are fulfilling prophecy and doing exactly what the Book of Mormon said you would do and Mormon described you perfectly.

    Mormon saw our day, knew what we would face and he included the mistakes of his people in the Book of Mormon to warn us not to make the same mistake yet that is what we are doing. We are fulfilling the prophecies of the Book of Mormon. Impeaching Bush would demonstrate our righteous desires and our renouncement of wickedness and immoral wars. We will be on the Lord's side but many have chosen to align with the President and by extension with the evil one who seeks to destroy life and the gospel.

  • So Yesterday
    July 25, 2008 7:21 p.m.

    The KOOK just can't let it go!! Give it up - but then again, the KOOK is so yesterday that he is locked into the past and always will be with his solo drumbeat and one key concert!

  • Certifiable!
    July 25, 2008 7:21 p.m.

    Rocky and all you Bush Haters are certifiable nuts! You give no facts, just inuendoes and distortions. You have no ground or basis for your so call impeachment demands. You are unamerican and should move with Kucinich to a communist country where you deserve to live. If the country were run according to your demands we would all be starving, struggling with socialistic health care working for government owned corporations making pennies and have none of the freedoms that God granted to us or intended for us to have. The United States is the most charitable country in the world and yet you hate it! Certifiable!

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2008 7:16 p.m.

    who is Rocky Anderson?

  • go away II
    July 25, 2008 7:14 p.m.

    Here Here...the preponderance of items here testifies to Rocky's legacy....yet another democrat who can't stand not being in the news. Further, how can he liken this president's supposed list of mistakes to those made by Nixon 30-odd years previous, or even the that guy who 'was' impeached in the early 90's for purgery and would have been forced out of office if not for the lack of a spineless party not willing to stand up for what is right? Thank the lucky stars enough people voted for Obama...

  • Be gone
    July 25, 2008 7:07 p.m.

    Rocky...please tell people you are from someplace else besides SLC, Utah. You are a sameful sham.

  • go away
    July 25, 2008 6:58 p.m.

    As a one time city employee, I can attest to the fact that Rocky personifies virtually everything he claims to despise. Working at Salt Lake under Anderson was miserable (as confirmed by his turn over rate). It was all about getting his picture in the paper. I dont know why his apologists cant understand how much damage he has done to their cause. Simply spewing hate is not leadership, it is merely nasty.

  • AEM
    July 25, 2008 6:50 p.m.

    No, it won't accomplish much, But they are to be commended for bringing against him that which he should be held responsible. His doings were far worse than Bill Clinton's. It may not amount to much, but it's not an empty act.

  • Impeach Obama.... early. haha
    July 25, 2008 6:43 p.m.

    When will Rocky Anderson realize he was a mayor.... of a rather small city when it comes to other much larger cities. He's not on the same scale as Guiliani, or any one else for that matter. He's just a moron who likes to hear his own voice. Even if it makes him look like a moron.

  • Phillip Siri
    July 25, 2008 6:43 p.m.

    Bush should also be tried for War Crimes, too!

  • Date with Jane Fonda
    July 25, 2008 6:40 p.m.

    Gee, Rocky, if you're doing all this just to get a date with Hanoi Jane Fonda, why don't you get her number from Ted and give her a call? I think by now she's heard that you've paid your "Hate America First" dues and she's probably still "available" now that Ted has sent her packing.

  • Anonymous
    July 25, 2008 6:30 p.m.

    Rocky is the dumbest person i have ever seen. i dont know why he continues to make headlines. Really he's a has been...better yet, a never was.

  • Concerned Citizen
    July 25, 2008 6:11 p.m.

    Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, I think he, and his cohorts, like to hear the sound of their own voices, and see their names in the papers, but for all the WRONG reasons.

  • CITIZEN
    July 25, 2008 6:05 p.m.

    Hey rocky and bullwinkel,just in case someone hasn't told you the impeachment procedings would take at least a year to finalize even at full speed ahead.His term in up in approx.6 mo's,do the math.

  • Here...
    July 25, 2008 5:51 p.m.

    he goes again. I think he is deeply in love with President Bush......LOL!!

  • MTM
    July 25, 2008 5:42 p.m.

    Further proof that Rocky Anderson is clueless, like it was really needed.