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8.18.2006

Lost in the News . . .

. . . was a district judge declaring unconstitutional President Bush's secret telephone call spying program. The decision was a 44 page opinion that gave me Triple Tired Head. But the image above is the last sentence of the opinion. Pretty much sums it up.

19 comments:

mzchief said...

More than 200 years ago Benjamin Franklin said; "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Anonymous said...

So do you feel safer now? This ain't a perfect world and it certainly has changed since 9/11. You can't feel safe if your dead. Your pathetic meaningless phone calls are not essential liberty. I want my government protecting me and you and providing basic services. Once again the ACLU gives more protection to the terrorists than to you or me. Sleep safely everyone.

Anonymous said...

Lost in the news? That's all I have been hearing. I guess it's not a secret anymore so the bad guys change their tactics and communicate another way. Thank you Jimmy Carter for appointing this mental midget of a judge who campaigned for you. Remember that spying on your enemy has been practiced since the first war ever fought but liberal weenies don't want us to do that anymore. Be sure and vote Republican so spineless liberals can't be put in a position of selling out to terrorism.

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Collectionsite said...

Mzchief could not have said a better quote.

America must not lose the fundamental building blocks that built this country.

If you want the government (Big Brother) invading your privacy, spying on its own people under the guise of safety then I would vote Republican.

I for one Cherish my Liberties. I would rather die in my sleep a "free man" with civil liberties than be Safely awake with none.

Anonymous said...

I hope they wake you up before they cut off your head.

Anonymous said...

I love the poll Barry posted this morning. It's a typical liberal worded poll leading you to the conclusion that big brother is spying on your phone calls to keep you safe from a made up war on terror. Get real you ACLU red diaper doper babies. They are not listening to YOUR phone calls. They are listening to suspected terrorists. They don't have time to listen to you telling your friend what a great deal you got on cat food at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

Right on 10;11. why can't people figure that out ? I guess they think that they are that important . Wake up !

Anonymous said...

The point is: the government has the right and responsibility to listen in on terrorists or other criminals IF the get the proper authorization from the judiciary. The FISA law was created by the Congress and is administered by a secret court to insure that the executive branch follows the law. FISA law even allows "emergency" actions as long as tell the court what they did within 72 hours.

If necessary, there's a constitutional method of changing any of this: get Congress to revise the law and have the courts approve it. Not following the law in this perpetual "war" on terrorism may cause us (conservatives and liberals alike) to give up basic freedoms that we may never get back. As the judge pointed out, we have no hereditary kings in this country, but we do have the law and we must all follow it.

Anonymous said...

And you wonder why the ACLU shopped this case to this dimwit lawyer. What do you want to bet this idiot judge's ruling gets overturned by more brilliant legal scholars? She needs to be in a municipal court handing out traffic fines.

Anonymous said...

If the government has reason to believe something fishy is going on, then by all means, listen to my phone calls and make sure! I would much rather they catch someone in the planning stage rather than AFTER they commit some terrible crime!

If you are not up to anything shady, then you should not be worried.

TXsharon said...

The government is not above the law. All they need to do is get authorization. That authorization has RARELY been denied.

Breaking the law is breaking the law.

Oh goody! Now we can impeach Bu$h and be rid of his miserable failure of a stupid ass!

Anonymous said...

I finally agree with you TxSheehan. After we get rid of Bush, we will have a real man with brass cajones to deal with terrorists. How do you like the sound of President Cheney? Did I just hear your bung hole pucker?

Anonymous said...

Hey bung hole hearer , read the name txsharon !

Anonymous said...

I just heard another one.

Anonymous said...

Bush has really insulated himself from impeachment. First Cheney then to Hastert. As bad as George is, the alternatives seem even worse. I'm in favor of a few clear "censures" from the congress while avoiding impeachment.

Let's be clear on the NSA listening program: if it's helpful in uncovering terrorist threats - then go for it. Just do it within the law by doing the necessary coordination with the FISA court. The president and NSA are NOT above the law.

Anonymous said...

Another pompous, bloated, verbose, full-of-himself lawyer rendering a 44 page opinion.

I'll give him a quick opinion in five simple words.

You are a f'n idiot.

Anonymous said...

mzchief, what do YOU think will happen to our liberty when the terrorists take us over? hmmmm?
Who was that idiot who ran for Gov, (Clayton?) and said women should just lie back and enjoy rape? To say we should stop our gov. from protecting us by "eavesdropping" makes you the type of woman who would just lie back and enjoy it, that is, until you finally WAKE UP and realize...ooppps... what they did to me (us) was not nice! They took our freedoms and are now in charge of our world. THEN WHAT QUOTE WILL YOU PUT ON THIS BLOG???? oooopss..won't have a blog to post on...probably won't even have a pot to pee in.

Anonymous said...

Don't you guys get it? In your fear of "terrorists" you're willing to give up your liberties to the government. What's to prevent the atrocities you attribute to terrorists to become tools of a monolithic government? What happens if the executive branch suspends the courts and/or congress "in the interests of the people?" Are you gonna say, "That's not fair!"? Brother, by that time it's too late. We'll have a king George and our form of government will be only seen in history books.