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2007-03-23 17:45:31.115555+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-24 16:18:29.811389+00 by: ziffle

We have become the Third Reich -

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-26 22:48:12.218974+00 by: eyes of newt [edit history]


You're right on the spot. The defining moments, IMHO, are:

  1. The theft of the FLA electoral votes, 12/2000;
  2. 9/11
  3. The Patriot Act
  4. The Patriot Act Part II

And add to all this, the legislative branch either rolling over like a puppy or happily surrendering their power to give Der Fuhre, one, Dead-Eye Dickhead Cheney, his sidekick Donald Rumsfeld and George W. Bush, cheerleader of this Royal Moronachy, whatever the F*** they wanted. Regardless of the issue. And let's not forget the mephitic foetor of PNAC (circa 1997) and the Fascists who wrote and planned this vade mecum of hatred and destruction; many of whom played an integral role in the tyrannical cheney/bush regime.

Included among those who failed to stop these whoresons are "we the 'focus group'" who have just now barely awakened from a coon's age of inertia. Yes, we have taken to the streets, sometimes world-wide, only to be dismissed by arrogant, contemptuous, detached sociopaths who have neither understood, nor cared to understand the limits of their power. Neither have they given voice to those for whom they work.

And although I've taken to the streets (occasionally with my activist 16 yr old daughter), attended meet-ups, written to my unresponsive congressmen and kvetched to my friends about the situation we Americans find ourselves in, I feel I can still do more to stop these criminals. While Boxer, Pelosi, Conyers and Feingold have tried, it would be nice if we could count on congress to use its powers of oversight. But to quote Mark Twain,

"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

Unfortunately, I could go on. Fortunately, I'll stop.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-03-27 11:10:22.063678+00 by: jeff

And when it comes to privacy concerns, if you read some GAO audit information (as I did yesterday), you might find some alarming checks and balances which the DHS may be omitting from some of their intelligence activities.