Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Big Brother is listening

Disturbing stuff, these Patriot Act apologists.

But even more disturbing: a statement I heard on NPR this morning.

Not even sure who said it, I was dabbing concealer under my eyes at the time, which, as you know, takes some degree of concentration to avoid looking like the Corpse Bride.

But at some point, I heard some one say, "The president's powers are ostensibly unhindered as long as the War on Terror is in progress."

Huh.

So basically, the president can do whatever the hell he wants, to whomever he wants, as long as the War on Terror is going on.

That's gotta make you feel good.

A little Christmas present from the Prez. A camera in every house, a tap on every phone. God Bless us, every one.

5 comments:

  1. on an unrelated note: tell me you have heard of and love The New Pornographers.

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  2. Is that a real FISA warrant you plan on executing or a Sears(tm) warrant you plan on executing?
    (/zappa)
    -Mr.M

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  3. Yup, that's forever.

    Funny how the executive branch got to declare its own war...

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  4. He got the name King George the old fashion way: he earned it.

    Can 2008 come sooner...

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  5. Just imagine the paranoia that will set in a few years from now when the government starts passing out free digital TV converters for every television in America that doesn't have cable or satellite TV already.

    Come to think of it, I'm a little paranoid about the idea now.

    Staight from Orwell's 1984.

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