Posted by: Osmyn | June 26, 2008

What Happened Now? June 26, 2008

The 4th Amendment reads:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Well, the House and now the Senate are poised to throw that out the window in the name of some formless boogey man that has them culled like sheep.

I have a dream, declared Driftglass…<<cut to Driftglass post />>

The house passed the FISA “Compromise” bill last week that not only grants immunity to the Telecom companies who let the Whitehouse illegally eavesdrop on all Americans, it legalizes eavesdropping by the executive branch in the future.

Furthermore, it nullifies all lawsuits currently filed against that Telecom industry that are our only chance and finding the truth about the Bush Administration’s participation in illegally listening in on our phone calls.

Did you grow up in the 80’s?  Because I did, and if you’re like me you’re just waiting for this movie to turn around and for the good guys to fight back. 

We need a Real Genius to thwart and humiliate the villains.

We need a Rocky Balboa to get up off the mat and fight for America with every last ounce of strength.

If we had someone like that running for president, you can bet that my generation would rock the vote.  But our great hope is Obama, who has flipped on his promise to stand up for American’s rights against illegal wire taps. 

Obama’s naieve position is basically, “Trust me with this power.”  He is going to vote for the Fisa bill: “My view on FISA has always been that the issue of the phone companies per se is not one that overrides the security interests of the American people.”

I wish we would have asked Dodd or Feingold to run for president <<cut to speeches />>

Thank you Senators for you passionate defense of our constitution.  And thank you for dropping in on What Happened Now.



  1. +1 for Driftglass; Hemmingway + Carlin + Picasso, all balled up in one pricklytasty package, with a Mencken sauce. Mmm, good!

    It looks like the Dream Team let the cloture motion (why am I thinking of Romulans?) pass, in part, by their Not Voting vote [ ].

    The bright side? Our neighbor Tom Harkin is a Nay-sayer.

  2. I’ve been following this one pretty closely. That’s why I give money to the ACLU. They don’t always do what I want….and sometimes I think they are a bunch of whining pansies; however, I have to support a group whose sole purpose is to protect and defend the Constitution. The whole FISA bills shows that most Americans don’t follow what’s going on unless it directly influences their pocketbook or the rights of gay/unborn people.

    Just my thought.

    Glad to have you back from across the pond.

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