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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Politics: The Puppet-Master

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Anybody who believes for one moment that Chimpy McStupidson is in charge of the White House or the U.S. government is either insane or seriously self-deluded. Here, the true ruler - the autocratic despot, the mad tyrant, the feculent bag of stench that rules the nation reveals once again his Machiavellian hand:
Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law [...].

"We're reminding Congress that they must act now," Cheney told the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. The law, which authorizes the administration to eavesdrop on e-mails and phone calls to and from suspected terrorists, expires on Feb. 1. Congress is bickering over terms of its extension.
The fact of the matter is, it authorizes the Cheney Misadministration to spy on emails and phone calls without judicial oversight, and "suspected terrorists" is a term that is defined solely by the Cheney Misadministration.

Given their track record so far, do you trust them not to spy on you and your family and friends? How about your business deals? Your patentable inventions? Your conversations with your lover?

Meanwhile Harry "No-balls" Reid is showing yet again that he has a spine made of straw:
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked an effort by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to extend the stopgap Protect America Act without expanding it, raising stakes for an expected showdown in the Senate later this week on a new version of the law.
Now we owe our gratitude to the Rethuglicans for inadvertently protecting us from the consequences of this shameful piece of legislation.

The article adds that administration allies in Congress want this law to be made permanent, with retroactive immunity for the telcos who aided illegal government eavesdropping.

Well, the ACLU decided to ask Americans how they feel about retroactive immunity for the same worthless father-fucking mother-raping sister-sodomizing dog-blowing pieces of shit - sorry, the telcos - who cut the spying efforts off the minute the government missed a payment deadline. Clearly, their concern is not with the dangerous spies and terrorists, but with lining their own pockets. They don't want to pay huge fines when we find out how many times they broke the goddamned laws.

Well, guess what? No, c'mon. Take your best shot. You think Americans want the law expanded and made permanent? With retroactive immunity for the telcos?

Fuck, no. Here's what your fellow-citizens have to say on the topic:
Majorities of voters on both sides of the political spectrum oppose key provisions in President Bush's proposal to modify foreign surveillance laws that could ensnare Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The survey shows nearly two-thirds of poll respondents say the government should be required to get an individual warrant before listening in on conversations between US citizens and people abroad. Close to six in 10 people oppose an administration proposal to allow intelligence agencies to seek "blanket warrants" that would let them eavesdrop of foreigners for up to a year no additional judicial oversight required if the foreign suspect spoke to an American. And a majority are against a plan to give legal immunity to telecommunications companies that facilitated the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping.

"Across the board, we find opposition to the administration's FISA agenda," pollster Mark Mellman said Tuesday.
No shit. Pardon our language, but we're so furious, we're in danger of a cranial infarct from explosion.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contact your senate slimebucket and INSIST that your voice be heard on this issue. NO spying, NO retroactive immunity, goddammit, or your senator's ass is out come the next election. Pass it on, and mark your calendar for whenever the worthless gobshite who purports to represent your will and the will of the two-thirds of us who don't want these bloodsucking Big Brother types to own us, body and soul, is up for re-election, or appearing in your hometown, or whatever.

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At 4:23 PM, Blogger Coatedtongue said...

Puppet Politics just in time for our first debate:


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