I’ve seen these guys before. I thought it was just some tarted up Tahoes for an emergency drill. Evidently, it was not just some theoretical disaster scenario pretend force. These are newer, shinier versions. It’s real. Fortunately, their mission is not writing speeding tickets. (Unless thinking about speeding is a thought crime. How double-plus ungood.)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales contended Saturday that some critics of the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program were defining freedom in a way that presents a “grave threat” to U.S. security.
Gonzales was the second administration official in two days to attack a federal judge’s ruling last August that the program was unconstitutional. Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday called the decision “an indefensible act of judicial overreaching.”
Gonzales, in remarks prepared for delivery at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said that some see the program as on the verge of stifling freedom rather that protecting the country.
“But this view is shortsighted,” he said. “Its definition of freedom — one utterly divorced from civic responsibility — is superficial and is itself a grave threat to the liberty and security of the American people.”
List of people who need to get disappeared to Gitmo:
Evil bastard. Fucking embarassment to lawyers everywhere. Constitution, bitch. Due process, bitch.
CAMP DAVID, Md. — President George W. Bush said those who agree with a federal judge that his warrantless surveillance program is unconstitutional “simply do not understand the nature of the world in which we live.” “This country of ours is at war,” the president said Friday. “And we must give those whose responsibility it is to protect the United States the tools necessary to protect this country in a time of war.”
“Oh, and fuck the Constitution. I’m a war president. Yee-hah!”
I confessed to being a perpetrator of mind control. Now that you have read this, I must kill you.
Name: Dr. Evil
Will you tell us what you or they want from us? Your labor, your resources, your loyalty, your souls. And money, because you monkeys will do anything for that.
Will you tell us why you are a harassment agent? Some guy named George recruited while in the Alabama National Guard in the 1970s.
Will you tell us what you know about future plans for us? You will not like it. More of the same. We’re looking at in vitro implantation. Canine testing is in process. you will see potty trained puppies; we will see your servient future.
Are you also controlled? I am not allowed to answer.
Are you in fear for your life? Only if you people wake up. Or ever learn to vote iincumbents out of power. Or start resisting the “credit card crack.” I will start holding my breath now.
Did you get trapped into doing what you do? I volunteered, after failed careers in business where no one respected my inherent superiority or carefully drawn out plans to accumulate power and wealth and other things.
Do you enjoy your work? Absolutely. The perks are unbeatable, especially the controlled college age hotties.
Are there any questions or comments you have? Resistance is futile. Get used to it.
Yes, this article is pretty even handed. That’s the problem. Where is the scrutiny of the government’s representations? Where is the jaundiced eye, treating government as worthy of contempt and unworthy of blind trust? Oh. it hasn’t been used THAT MUCH? Oh, OK.
This is comforting, as well:
Gonzales already has agreed to two minor changes to the provision, andwas expected to support giving someone who receives a secret warrant under the provision the right to consult a lawyer and challenge the warrant in court. He was expected to also back slightly tightening the standard for issuing subpoenas.
Right to challenge a warrant is minor? Right to counsel is minor? Slightly tightening the standard for issuing a subpoena? From the current “anything goes” standard? Don’t do us no favors, you fascist sackrider.
Let’s make a pact, readers. Vote out everyone now in the federal government, regardless of party. (Yes, even Hillary and McCain.) If you can’t cross party lines, support the primary challenger. If you can cross party lines, do that if primary challenges fail (or fail to materialize). The government will be fine, because 2/3 of the senate will remain in place – it will take 6 year to clean it up. Bush is a lame duck. The House is designed for wholesale changes in membership every 2 years. None of these f***wads deserves it any longer. Kick ’em all to the curb. the dedicated ones will come back and earn your vote. The garbage will move on to used car sales.