Friday, December 16, 2005

To Hell With The Fourth Amendment

Bill of Rights

Bush Authorizes Searches Without Warrants

Eh, our rights were overrated anyways. Who cares if the NSA can now spy on any American at any time without having to answer to a judge or oversight committee? Whats the worst that can happen?

Big Brother

I'm all for catching terrorists. And apparently some plots have been stopped due to the NSA's vigilance (according to the same people who admit to creating fake news reports). But to authorize this kind of thing under Presidential order, with no oversight by Congress (or knowledge of anyone, it seems, before the NYT article) lends the whole process to potential abuse. I can understand keeping investigations secret; you don't want to tip off the person being investigated. But why keep the whole policy secret?? It seems to me there's only one answer.

Because if we, the people, knew about it, we'd never let it happen.

Why is the government so afraid of us?

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The terrorists have won if we begin to sacrifice our liberties. This is Number 4 in the Bill of Rights. The BILL OF RIGHTS!!!! Surely we're not willing to let this one go?

Maybe it's just my liberal-commie-pinko-hippie viewpoint, but shouldn't violating the constitution be illegal? Isn't this a bit more impeachable than... oh... say a BJ in the oval office?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Two TSA Employees Help Themselves To Holiday Bonus

Caught Red Handed

Add these two TSA screeners to the ranks of phenomenally dumb criminals. They took a retired New York City firefighter's wallet when he was screened at a JFK airport security checkpoint-- in full view of surveillance cameras they certainly had to know were there.

They then went on a shopping spree.

On their Christmas list? An iPod.

Might want to get some brains for the holidays too. They'll have plenty of time to take a correspondence course while behind bars for grand larceny.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

False Advertising

Soldier Gets Used

How the GOP doctored footage to make a political ad

And, check out:

Casualties of the Bush Administration
A "Virtual Wall" honoring those who lost their administration jobs for telling the truth.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Dear John...

Woman with new husband

Woman replaces soldier husband with mannequin.

I was a big fan of the show "Today's Special," but... well. Everyone deals with absence in their own way I guess.

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