Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More Quaint Notions Quashed

The US Senate will be abetting some of the president's more brazen lawlessness today, and in the process all but repealing the fourth amendment to the Constitution:

The Senate finally is expected to pass a bill overhauling rules on secret government eavesdropping, completing a lengthy and bitter debate that pitted privacy and civil liberties concerns against the desire to prevent terrorist attacks.

The vote, planned for Wednesday, would end almost a year of wrangling between the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans, and Congress and the White House over the president's warrantless wiretapping program that was initiated after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The fight over the bill has centered on one provision: shielding from civil lawsuits telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on American phone and computer lines, without the permission or knowledge of a secret court created by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Another quaint notion exploded: that the US political system has multiple political parties. Much too much, on matters of real substance, it has one political party.

Glennzilla surveys the lies and marvels at the damage.

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