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2008-01-23 01:14:29 PM
Administration allies in Congress not only want the expiring law made permanent but amended to give telephone companies and other communications providers immunity from being sued for helping the government eavesdropping and other intelligence-gathering efforts.

Cheney said such providers "face dozens of lawsuits."


Cry me a farking river you ghoulish, evil man.

And tell the FBI they'd better start paying their phone bills.
 
2008-01-23 01:16:54 PM
As a wise man once said: Go fark yourself, Mr. Cheney.
 
2008-01-23 01:20:49 PM
How much longer are we going to spy on the terrorists and suspected terrorists before we decide to, you know, capture or arrest them?
 
2008-01-23 01:21:44 PM
Excellent idea Mr. Cheney. The first target of such increased intelligence-gathering efforts will be you.
 
2008-01-23 01:22:32 PM
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2008-01-23 01:29:17 PM
The Protect America Act. Jesus H. Christ, we're like a farking parody of ourselves.
 
2008-01-23 01:29:44 PM
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2008-01-23 01:38:28 PM
At the heart of the controversy is whether the government's wireless surveillance program violated provisions of the original FISA law that requires warrants for wiretaps whenever one of the parties involved in the communication resides in the United States.

Cheney also said the administration "feels strongly that an updated FISA law should be made permanent, not merely extended again. ... There is no sound reason to pass critical legislation like the Protect America Act and slap an expiration date on it."


Have these sons of biatches ever given a reason why the old FISA law is inadequate?
 
2008-01-23 01:39:35 PM
TFA: At the White House, press secretary Dana Perino defended the proposal to protect phone companies from liability. "These are companies who helped their country the Bush Administration break the law after 9-11," she said.

FTFY Dana
 
2008-01-23 01:55:17 PM
Since when did laws matter to this administration?
 
2008-01-23 02:00:03 PM
I think we better expand surveillance of the executive branch of hte government.
They seem to have gotten too big for their britches.
 
2008-01-23 02:03:42 PM
Less government transparency (national security!)
More personal transparency (If you've got nothing to hide...!)

This is anti-American. Period.
 
2008-01-23 02:04:55 PM
"This cause is bigger than the quarrels of party and the agendas of politicians," Cheney said. "And if we in Washington, all of us, can only see our way clear to work together, then the outcome should not be in doubt."

In other words: My way or you love the terrorists, same old story.

/words cannot adequately express my contempt for this man
 
2008-01-23 02:34:05 PM
SherKhan: As a wise man once said: Go fark yourself, Mr. Cheney.

This. Many times over.
 
2008-01-23 02:34:27 PM
mediaho: Have these sons of biatches ever given a reason why the old FISA law is inadequate?

Nope. And it's infuriating as hell that the question is not asked more often. It should be asked at the outset, every time this issue comes up. And end the discussion until the question is answered.
 
2008-01-23 02:35:10 PM
We've got to change the laws in time for the election. They're planning a live spy-feed from Democratic headquarters right into the GOP.
 
2008-01-23 02:41:38 PM
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2008-01-23 02:59:29 PM
TFA: Senate Republicans blocked an effort by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to extend the stopgap Protect America Act without expanding it

So who should we be cheering?
 
2008-01-23 03:05:34 PM
urgh...

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...just one more year...just one more year...
 
2008-01-23 03:41:03 PM
FTFA: Administration allies in Congress not only want the expiring law made permanent but amended to give telephone companies and other communications providers immunity from being sued for helping the government eavesdropping and other intelligence-gathering efforts.

Cheney said such providers "face dozens of lawsuits."


Good. I hope those lawsuits stick, and I hope they damn near bankrupt the companies. If I sold a lock to someone, and then sold the government a key for that lock without informing the customer, I would expect to be sued.
 
2008-01-23 04:23:35 PM
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2008-01-23 04:27:52 PM
As a small government conservative, I have NO problem with the government spying on me.
I've got NOTHING to hide.
All you RINOs need to GET with the program and drop these PRE-9/11 mindsets.
We're fighting a DIFFERENT enemy now: the American people.
 
2008-01-23 04:33:15 PM
Paging czarangelus...
 
2008-01-23 04:33:41 PM
People, when you keep talking about America changing, how about the fact that everybody is a bunch of whining hippies? Does that matter?
 
2008-01-23 04:33:52 PM
Rarely is the question asked: Why does he want to increase government power when his party will most likely be the outsiders next year?

Also, sigdiamond2000, you're not helping.
 
2008-01-23 04:34:24 PM
If Dick would like to visit The Hague next January 21, I'll pitch in $5 for a ticket.
 
2008-01-23 04:34:54 PM
Hey republicans, thanks for that smaller, less intrusive government along with the tax cuts. Also, thanks for putting those terrorists in their place after you found out what their plans were.

Of course the above sentence is nothing but fantasy. Good God i hate this government.
 
2008-01-23 04:35:00 PM
Fact Man: People, when you keep talking about America changing, how about the fact that everybody is a bunch of whining hippies? Does that matter?

I think that people are afraid to admit that the hippies are right.
 
2008-01-23 04:35:04 PM
Not this shiat again........
/troll?
//Sorry :(
 
2008-01-23 04:35:14 PM
Fact Man: People, when you keep talking about America changing, how about the fact that everybody is a bunch of whining hippies? Does that matter?

I don't think you understand the concept of "everybody".
 
2008-01-23 04:35:20 PM
yeah starting with his office
 
2008-01-23 04:36:00 PM
sigdiamond2000
As a small government conservative, I have NO problem with the government spying on me.
I've got NOTHING to hide.
All you RINOs need to GET with the program and drop these PRE-9/11 mindsets.
We're fighting a DIFFERENT enemy now: the American people.


YOU! Out of the gene pool.
 
2008-01-23 04:36:05 PM
Watch the PBS Frontline episode on Cheney and the Presidency. It's free online and it shows this would be dictator for what he is.
 
2008-01-23 04:36:46 PM
sigdiamond2000: As a small government conservative, I have NO problem with the government spying on me.
I've got NOTHING to hide.
All you RINOs need to GET with the program and drop these PRE-9/11 mindsets.
We're fighting a DIFFERENT enemy now: the American people.


LOL!

How many of the 9/11 terrorists were Americans again?
 
2008-01-23 04:38:36 PM
nobozo Pic of Osama

This pic is more full of WIN than I've seen in months. You just made my day!
 
2008-01-23 04:38:45 PM
the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

You'd think that a *conservative* organization would reject the expansion of government power.
 
2008-01-23 04:39:15 PM
The excellent Glenn Greenwald points out that Senator Harry Reid, Democract, is trying his best to give Bush/Cheney what they want. Don't let him.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/ (new window)
 
2008-01-23 04:39:40 PM
And I want Cheney's heart to expand.. and explode.
 
2008-01-23 04:39:49 PM
funny how the same office that says it needs to keep an eye on everything you do, is the one that went, "yeah, about all that e-mail we were supposed to keep for accountability purposes? oops."
 
2008-01-23 04:39:59 PM
As a small government conservative, I have NO problem with the government spying on me.

Me either, if they have a warrant.
 
2008-01-23 04:40:46 PM
Cheney is now setting his sights on lower-middle class targets. O noes...duck!
 
2008-01-23 04:41:23 PM
Guysmiley:

LOL!

How many of the 9/11 terrorists were Americans again?


You fail to read between the lines, miserably.
 
2008-01-23 04:41:28 PM
If I ever suspected the government was eavesdropping on me, I'd show them how much respect I had for them by only talking on the phone while taking a crap. I'd be sure to mention it frequently too.

"Hey honey, how'd work go today? Me? I'm just taking a dump, you know, so the feds can enjoy the splashing noises I'll make."

Unfortunately, other than my vote, there is very little else I can do. Also, I doubt my vote will count. Not because I'm just one of so many, but because electronic voting is too easily manipulated.


/republican
 
2008-01-23 04:42:04 PM
sirenbrian: The excellent Glenn Greenwald points out that Senator Harry Reid, Democract, is trying his best to give Bush/Cheney what they want. Don't let him.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/ (new window)


Spineless coont.
 
2008-01-23 04:42:18 PM
I agree, let's start with him; his meetings with corporate execs and his email accounts. If he has nothing to hide what is he afraid of?
 
2008-01-23 04:42:31 PM
It's a weird breed of hippies, though, like Phil Moskowitz above here... they do wish death on people, while criticizing others for killing (aka war).
 
2008-01-23 04:42:43 PM
Can ANYONE PLEASE tell me why Americans haven't done something about these criminals yet?

I am beginning to believe that with how fat, stupid and lazy the citizens of this country have become, that "Let them eat cake." will end up making us salivate rather than liberate.
 
2008-01-23 04:43:10 PM
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2008-01-23 04:43:24 PM
I'm not doing anything illegal, so why does this matter to me?

/dur
 
2008-01-23 04:43:27 PM
vernonFL: the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

You'd think that a *conservative* organization would reject the expansion of government power.


Haha, that's a good one. Silly wabbit, fiscal responsibility, state rights, and limited government are concepts just brought up in stump speeches.
 
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