The president is spying on us

Again, the parallels between the current administration and communist-era Russia are almost frightening

So the administration has been using the guise of the war on terror to spy on its own citizens. Is anyone surprised by this? This is exactly what everyone who was actually paying attention to the Patriot Act language said was going to happen. Americans said they'd be willing to give up some civil liberties in order to be safe. Well, now you've given up your liberties and you aren't any safer. Feeling cheated yet? You should be. What is actually interesting when you get into the details, is that this spying might have even been illegal within the rubric of the wiretapping laws.

It's time once again for me to ask for a real congressional investigation, and for the Republicans to once again decide that, as President, cheating on your wife is worth of a special prosecutor and hundreds of hours of discussion, but lying to the American people, imprisoning American citizens for months without charges, torturing foreigners, spying on the American people and basically acting more like a dictator than a representative of a Democracy is A-OK.

The crazy-ass thing is that after getting caught at it, he says he's going to keep doing it and that disclosing it was helping the enemy. These people make me insane. Bush wants to be the national father figure, but he's the idiot dad with a drinking problem that says way too often "do what I say, not what I do." The enemy, the enemy, doubting the administration is supporting the enemy, questioning the administration is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Cheney says "debate is good, discussion is good" while simultaneously slamming every lawmaker who steps forward to do just that.

"It was a shameful act for someone to disclose this important program in a time of war. The fact that we're discussing this program is discussing the enemy." - President Bush

Get this George, you work for the American people. You work for us and we'll discuss whatever we want, whenever we want, in whatever medium or venue that we wish until you just declare yourself dictator and we get busy mobilizing against you.

<this is a test, this is only a test of the NSA data-mining for thought violators>

Posted: Mon - December 19, 2005 at 08:35 AM           |