Friday, December 16, 2005

Curses! Snidley Whiplash Bush Foiled Again!

The Senate on Friday rejected attempts to reauthorize several provisions of the USA Patriot Act as infringing too much on Americans' privacy and liberty, dealing a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders.
In a crucial vote early Friday, the bill's Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a threatened filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47...

This is great news.
Bush may consider the U.S. Constitution just a "goddamned piece of paper," but I'm glad to see the Senate is waking from its 5-year coma and tapping the brakes on this freak train run amok.

7 comments:

dusty said...

ya beat me to it..yes it is great news girl dont ya know...

The one bright spot in my foggy hungover day after a day of celebrating getting another year older.

now if I can just get through Christmas..

Lulu Maude said...

Can't we at least torture suspected Gift Terrorists (people who give stuff like air sachets) in the post office??

Gosh. What a disappointment. At least we still have our tax cut for millionaires, right??

dusty said...

lol lulu..on both counts

Karen Zipdrive said...

I got a beaded lizard keychain and a very cool Mexican calendar in the mail from a friend of mine today...so far so good regarding Christmas gifts.
No air sachets, thank God.

dusty said...

i love the keychain.

saw a joke today..if W became a doctor would he then be W,MD?

dusty said...

ps,i am still waiting for a certain book in the mail....

Karen Zipdrive said...

Sorry Dusty- keep reminding me.
:(
I must be getting senile.