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2007-01-04 11:41:03 PM
+1 for the headline, but -infinity for Bush turning this nation into a damn police state.
 
2007-01-04 11:44:52 PM
shogun.smugmug.com
 
2007-01-04 11:45:20 PM
DodgerOfZion

Have my babies. That's what I came here to say.

/I'll write you my love, and see you in Room 101.
 
2007-01-04 11:47:26 PM
Definitely the best headline I've seen posted for this topic.
 
2007-01-04 11:49:12 PM
What is this "Post Office" you speak of?

/this scares me, and would probably scare me more if I ever mailed anything.
 
2007-01-04 11:49:15 PM
Brian Walsh, a lawyer at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said the authority likely would only be used in extreme cases, such as if police learned a bomb or an envelope containing anthrax or another biohazard was in the mail.

Damn good thing. Did they ever find out who put that anthrax in the mail for Tom Daschle and others back then? They must have, because nobody's been talking about it for years.
Oh yeah, and where's Osama? Saw an emailed response to questions yesterday from Mullah Omar on Reuters; does he have a MySpace page?
 
2007-01-04 11:50:56 PM
the headline will cause this to become a cat thread. -1
 
2007-01-04 11:52:02 PM
Uh. What'd they do before this if they suspected a bomb? Plus, who mails bombs? The way couriers handle shiat it's bound to break.
 
2007-01-04 11:52:24 PM
www.usps.com
 
2007-01-04 11:52:30 PM
She comes in colors everywhere: the headline will cause this to become a cat thread. -1

You say it like its a bad thing.
 
2007-01-04 11:53:04 PM
Thank Gordon this power will only be used in a responsible manner! We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.
 
2007-01-04 11:53:40 PM
Dammit, now the government will know that I may have already won ten million dollars!
 
2007-01-04 11:56:54 PM
submitter: I'm in ur post office readin ur mailz

Duh.

Of couse this only hurts criminals and terrorists. These kinds of things never come back to harm ordinary citizens, especially those trying to testify against a supreme court justice how just might be too stoned to do his job...

So, what do you think got deeper into Anita Hill? Clarence's fantasies or the FBI investigation?

/Don't trust Republicans.
//Don't trust Democrats either.
///But especially don't trust Republicans...
 
2007-01-04 11:59:45 PM
If the government didn't have the authority for prompt inspections, the mail - particularly overnight delivery - could become "a courier service for drug dealers or terrorists," Walsh said.

uhm... uh... fark it, I'm loading magazines.
 
2007-01-05 12:01:02 AM
U.S. Postal Service spokesman Thomas Day concurred. "The president is not exerting any new authority," he said.

Ninth Amendment:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Goddammit.
 
2007-01-05 12:02:20 AM
That's it.

I'm changing my name to "Your Name Here", so that I can cash all those checks they've been sending me.
 
2007-01-05 12:02:59 AM
Seems like intentional misdirection. Hasn't this Assclown stirred the pot before, and then quietly shiat in the punch bowl. I can't name a particular instance, but this song seems very familiar. Kind of like setting a fire to cover a burglary.
 
2007-01-05 12:05:00 AM
I'm in ur post office readin ur mailz

Which is an accurate depiction of the "Chimp In Charges" dialect.
 
2007-01-05 12:09:04 AM
Cat thread?

www.prosoundweb.com
 
2007-01-05 12:12:57 AM
Cat thread?

tn3-2.deviantart.com

media.urbandictionary.com

i76.photobucket.com
 
2007-01-05 12:28:00 AM
Action Replay Nick: Sorry, no-can-do, proudly spoken for and engaged.
 
2007-01-05 12:42:49 AM
You think this is new? BAHAHAHA!

www.movieprop.com
 
2007-01-05 12:45:12 AM
Why the fark do we have warrants anymore? I mean if we only use them when its convenient to procure one then why bother? Hell while were at it Bush lets get rid of the farking Constitution its just a piece of paper.

/Dems first priority should be to strip Bush of the ability to use signing statements.
 
2007-01-05 12:49:03 AM
What kind of situation could there be where they couldn't isolate the suspected letter/package and then get a warrant before actually opening it?

Anyone?
 
2007-01-05 12:50:36 AM
Philbb: What kind of situation could there be where they couldn't isolate the suspected letter/package and then get a warrant before actually opening it?

Anyone?


The very realistic ticking time bomb scenario, duh.
 
2007-01-05 12:54:23 AM
elchip wins!!!

ROFLMAO!
 
2007-01-05 12:54:37 AM
President Bush on Dec. 20 attached a so-called signing statement to a new postal law. The statement grants the government the authority during emergencies to bypass a law forbidding mail to be opened without a warrant.

My ass it does. Hopefully someday soon, Bush's damn signing statements will get the judicial smackdown. Seeing as how they're blatantly unconstitutional and all.

/I can still hope
 
2007-01-05 12:54:48 AM
Philbb: Anyone?

That's a rhetorical question, right?
 
2007-01-05 01:08:49 AM
Postal Penguin: /Dems first priority should be to strip Bush of the ability to use signing statements.

it is going to be interesting to see what a non-compliant legislative's response is going to be. it took quite awhile, but even his own party was starting to get cranky about them.
 
2007-01-05 01:47:23 AM
Look at me!

I'm in prison!
 
2007-01-05 02:18:05 AM
HowlingFrog: Did they ever find out who put that anthrax in the mail for Tom Daschle and others back then? They must have, because nobody's been talking about it for years.

It's mind boggling how when the trail of evidence, even in the mainstream media, got uncomfortably close to Langley, and all coverage of the Anthrax scare completely stopped. Yet, people never talk about it to this day.
 
2007-01-05 02:18:37 AM
The White House on Thursday defended a policy allowing the government to open mail without a warrant, despite criticism that the crime-fighting tactic might lead to privacy breaches.

So...lemme see if I got this right.

We can be searched without cause, have our phones tapped without warrants, our online activtites monintored without oversight, our mail read without cause and thrown in jail on a whim?

And we agreed to all this so we could beat 'teh terrists'?

Um...yeah. I think I'd rather accept a bit of risk in return for my rights being left intact.
 
2007-01-05 02:26:39 AM
Weaver95: So...lemme see if I got this right.

We can be searched without cause, have our phones tapped without warrants, our online activities monitored without oversight, our mail read without cause and thrown in jail on a whim?

And we agreed to all this so we could beat 'teh terrists'?


I want that on a t-shirt.
Well said.
 
2007-01-05 02:34:56 AM
www.maj.com
 
2007-01-05 02:48:55 AM
What I find most amazing and sad is that it took the complete failure of the Iraq war to wake up the American people enough to kick out these clowns

Lesson for future leaders: feel free to take away all of Americans' Constitutional protections, fascism is fine by us; just don't fark up a war
 
2007-01-05 03:14:18 AM
...the crime-fighting tactic might lead to privacy breaches...

i126.photobucket.com


i126.photobucket.com
 
2007-01-05 03:49:13 AM
"Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover and arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America."

Said by Russ Feingold. Anyone care to disagree?
 
2007-01-05 03:57:20 AM
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2007-01-05 07:45:33 AM
The only thing I recieve in the mail is scat porn mags. Have a look, fellers.
 
2007-01-05 08:15:10 AM
What the hell is going on in this country?!

/I want one of those t-shirts too.
 
2007-01-05 08:17:18 AM
Ron1, new keyboard, now.
 
2007-01-05 08:24:14 AM
Has anyone actually read it yet? I would hate for some of you to actually go to the source....nah...this is fark.
 
2007-01-05 08:34:31 AM
crayz - It's not just Americans- fascism has only ever had fair weather fans.
 
2007-01-05 08:37:30 AM
crap.

After submitting this story eleventymillion times yesterday, I woke up this morning with a glimmer of an idea--

Maybe, just maybe if I submitted this as a spoof on the "Verbing your noun" cliche I might just get it greenlighted. I know it sounds crazy and juvenile, but it just might work.

Then I open the politics page, and some other farker has already done so.
 
2007-01-05 08:39:22 AM
I was going to submit this with the exact same headline.

Leaving aside questions regarding this administration's novel take on signing statements, if all he is doing is restating the exigent circumstances exception to the Fourth Amendment then this is nothing new.

I hope everyone has finished laughing.
 
2007-01-05 08:42:25 AM
Postal Penguin: /Dems first priority should be to strip Bush of the ability to use signing statements.

I was thinking that myself. But since her really has no constitutional authority to use them now, that would really be redundant.

However, it might be nice to see this clarified in legislation.

/Which Bush would just then add a signing statement to.
 
2007-01-05 08:46:22 AM
wpmulligan: I was going to submit this with the exact same headline.

Totally beat you by 1:52.

And I even added some backstory.

/Winnar!
 
2007-01-05 08:50:28 AM
skipjack: Has anyone actually read it yet? I would hate for some of you to actually go to the source....nah...this is fark.

Here's a quote from the statement:

Yet in his statement Bush said he will "construe" an exception, "which provides for opening of an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection in a manner consistent ... with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances."

Bush cited as examples the need to "protect human life and safety against hazardous materials and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection."


This was in the originally (multiply) submitted article.
 
2007-01-05 08:53:39 AM
And here's the signing statement in it's entirety.

Anyone, after reading it, feel that this makes things better?

/not raising my hand
 
2007-01-05 08:53:55 AM
Action Replay Nick
As I heard the triumphant news of a troop surge on the war front, I realized that I love Big Bush.

Weaver95 is a thought criminal. You will soon be an unperson.

Seriously though, we are stuck in a crisis of doublethink. How else could we accept our leadership taking away our freedoms in order to protect them?

Ice-T/Jello Biafra The Iceberg/Freedom Of Speech...Just Watch What You Say (1989), Shut Up, Be Happy:

We interrupt this program with a special bulletin:
America is now under martial law.
All Constitutional rights have been suspended.
Stay in your homes.
Do not attempt to contact loved ones, insurance agents or attorneys.
Shut up.
Do not attempt to think or depression may occur.
Stay in your homes.
Curfew is at 7 PM sharp after work.
Anyone caught outside the gates of their subdivision sector after curfew will be shot.
Remain calm. Do not panic.
Your neighborhood watch officer will be by to collect urine samples in the morning.
Anyone caught intefering with the collection of urine samples will be shot.
Stay in your homes, remain calm.
The number one enemy of progress is questions.
National security is more important than individual will.
All sports broadcasts will proceed as normal.
No more than two people may gather anywhere without permission.
Use only the drugs prescribed by your boss or supervisor.
Shut up! Be happy.
Obey all orders without question.
The comfort you've demanded is now mandatory.
Be happy.
At last everything is done for you.

Ice-T was the shiat in late 80's/early 90's.
 
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