Friday, December 16, 2005

The Sleeping Giants Are Finally Awakening!
Dig this:

-A key Republican committee chairman put the Bush administration on notice Friday that his panel would hold hearings into a report that the National Security Agency eavesdropped without warrants on people inside the United States. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he would make oversight hearings by his panel next year "a very, very high priority." "There is no doubt that this is inappropriate," said Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican and chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

-"The Patriot Act has gone too far. Secret renditions should be stopped. Torture must be outlawed. Our military should not spy on our own people. The Senate has spoken: Let us secure our country, but not by destroying our liberties." - US Senator Robert Byrd.

-Pentagon analysts appear not to have followed guidelines that require the deletion of information on American citizens and groups from a counterterrorism database within three months if they pose no security threats, Pentagon officials said on Thursday. As a result, dozens of alerts on anti-war meetings and peaceful protests appear to have remained in the database, even though analysts had decided that those involved presented no threat to military bases or personnel, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the program is classified..."

It's about time these lazy old fossils in the Senate start wising the hell up.
Can charging BushCo with war crimes be far off? Pray.


Karen Zipdrive said...

That's too bad Senators Arlen Specter and Robert Byrd put BushCo on notice. Now they're going to have to spend their non-denominational holidays shredding papers instead of snorting coke and getting drunk.

dusty said...

LMAO..i think their a tad old for coke..but ya never know.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I think Bush may have actually read one book in his life besides "My Pet Goat."
Looks like he read George Orwell's "1984" and loved the idea of Big Brother watching everyone.
A totalitarian government dedicated to manipulation of everyone and everything?
That's a heckuvan idea, Gomer.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Saturday morning update:
Bush said he would not discuss ongoing intelligence operations in the United States, after a report in The New York Times said he secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States. Several Republicans and Democrats have criticized Bush's action..."

Brilliant! Get caught doing something illegal and counter to American laws and principles?
Just say you don't wanna talk about it.

BigSis said...

Bush doesn't read, he rents. And I'm thinking he must have rented a movie about McCarthy and has followed his lead.

I can't believe all Republicans are as evil as this small vicious bunch of heathens that surround Jr. I think with Delay and Rove et al busy trying to save their own hides the few decent R's and even fewer D's who still have spines have no excuse not to step up and do the right thing.

Did anyone see "Good Night and Good Luck" yet? Eeriely familiar, eh?

BigSis said...

Is heavy denial a thing with with alcoholics? And with and men who spent their boyhoods bathing with their Poppy while mother took photos? Just pretend the horrors didn't/don't happen and they'll go away?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Denial is the cornerstone of alkies.
That, and a good enabler (Laura) is all it takes for an imposter like Bush to pretend he's the leader he's obviously not.
As for his parents--when the mom is more butch than the dad and probably a drunk to boot, the sons have something to prove.
In this case, all the Bush boys have proven they are hot tempered bullies, liars, cheats and phonies.
Google the symptoms of untreated alcoholism- see if you don't recognize Bush in some of the list, starting with grandiose and/or warped thinking.

Kate said...

Well, this is good news! I thought I could feel a collective sigh of relief in the Force. That's America, standing up to full height, after spending the last 5 years ducking into the shadows.

What's this about taking baths with Poppy, while Babs took pictures? Huh? How old were these boys at the time?

Maybe I don't want to know...

Karen Zipdrive said...

More on Bush's defiance of the law:

Reacting to Bush's vow to continue spying on Americans, Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., said the president's remarks were "breathtaking in how extreme they were." Feingold said it was "absurd" that Bush said he relied on his inherent power as president to authorize the wiretaps. "If that's true, he doesn't need the Patriot Act because he can just make it up as he goes along. I tell you, he's President George Bush, not King George Bush."