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6373 clicks; posted to Politics » on 24 Jan 2022 at 7:15 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-24 5:26:05 PM  
What was the mating call of the Yellow-Bellied Right-Wing Shiatbag when it came to investigations in the past? Something along the lines of "If you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear. What are you hiding?"
 
2022-01-24 5:39:36 PM  
They are reviewing things people publicly posted.
 
2022-01-24 5:40:15 PM  
It's an investigation, and y'all know that you gave those tours and you had those meetings. And they're public f*cking records, you dish*ts. You wanted proof that you were good and loyal to the cause, well, this is the f*cking price, ya numpties. Congress isn't above the law, and y'all wanted some martyrs to your cause, well congrats, you might make the cut.
 
2022-01-24 5:55:15 PM  
Conservatives not so tough after having rules applied to them.
 
2022-01-24 7:09:36 PM  
They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?
 
2022-01-24 7:17:00 PM  
Maybe stop posting publicly under your real name? No? Well... okay.
 
2022-01-24 7:20:03 PM  

LarryDan43: Maybe stop posting publicly under your real name? No? Well... okay.


"Law enforcement is paying attention to us! It's not fair!"
 
2022-01-24 7:20:50 PM  
If y'all are so concerned about them maybe you shouldn't have wadded them and smeared them all up and down your greasy asscrack, you treacherous garbagefarkers.
 
2022-01-24 7:21:49 PM  
Maybe you shouldn't pal around with known terrorists?
 
2022-01-24 7:22:38 PM  
"Whatever they think that sounds like for security, it sounds dangerously close - if not already over the line - to spying on members of Congress, their staff, their constituents and their supporters," said Armstrong, a former criminal defense attorney."

Maybe stop acting like farking Nazis and plotting to overthrow the country through a violent coup and stolen elections then, you piece of shiat. The obvious bribery isn't too great either.
 
2022-01-24 7:23:40 PM  
The Capitol Police, in a statement, defended the practice of searching for public information about people meeting with lawmakers and said the department coordinates the work with members' offices.

There ya go. If your posting shiat for everyone to see, everyone includes the police.
 
2022-01-24 7:24:23 PM  
Aren't they happy that the tools they gave authorities 20 years ago to find terrorists are being used to find terrorists?
 
2022-01-24 7:25:43 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: The Capitol Police, in a statement, defended the practice of searching for public information about people meeting with lawmakers and said the department coordinates the work with members' offices.

There ya go. If your posting shiat for everyone to see, everyone includes the police.


*you're

goddamnit
 
2022-01-24 7:27:59 PM  
It's probably disconcerting to have rules start applying to you...
 
2022-01-24 7:28:28 PM  
Does this mean Republicans are down with killing the Patriot Act? Very well, get it done.
 
2022-01-24 7:28:35 PM  
Republicans obviously are nostalgic for the Nixon years of wiretaps and tax audits.

This browsing of public social media rants that even bums on the street can view is harsh and invasive.
 
2022-01-24 7:28:56 PM  
I wonder how the insurrectionists feel about the civil liberties around Hunter Biden's laptop.
 
2022-01-24 7:30:12 PM  
But the Patriot Act was supposed to benefit patriots, and we're the Patriots!!!  So not FAIR!!!
 
2022-01-24 7:31:13 PM  

AdrienVeidt: If y'all are so concerned about them maybe you shouldn't have wadded them and smeared them all up and down your greasy asscrack, you treacherous garbagefarkers.


Smarted just for the poetry of the language.
 
2022-01-24 7:33:07 PM  

NateAsbestos: LarryDan43: Maybe stop posting publicly under your real name? No? Well... okay.

"Law enforcement is paying attention to us! It's not fair!"



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/"It's not fair, can't they see I'm white?!"
 
2022-01-24 7:34:15 PM  
Ok, I'm not getting it.  Companies, individuals, military and so on and so forth routinely do this.  It is PUBLIC information available to all.  And of course, once again the GQP attack Pelosi and Schumer over it as if they direct the Capitol police ops.  Do these people do or say ANYTHING of substance?  Because all I see is performative bleating over nothing.
 
2022-01-24 7:35:24 PM  
If you're involved in criminal activity, civil liberties laws will not help you.
 
2022-01-24 7:38:20 PM  
maybe they should have voted against the patriot act
 
2022-01-24 7:39:44 PM  
"You're either with us or with the terrorists" - W Bush

"We're with the terrorists!" - Today's Republicans
 
2022-01-24 7:41:20 PM  
No they're not, they have never cared about that. They are worried that this will interfere with their stochastic terrorism. I mean, what good is riling up the crazies to murder your political opponents if the cops won't even let em meet with their targets.
 
2022-01-24 7:42:28 PM  
Meanwhile, they want secret service to drop by to see anyone who remotely criticizes them.
 
2022-01-24 7:42:48 PM  

bluorangefyre: They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?


I'd prefer a black site somewhere in the Sahara or Amazon but that works too.
 
2022-01-24 7:43:51 PM  
Everyone gives up any right to privacy when they post anything on a public message board. FB, Twitter, and yes, even Fark.

There's no civil liberties being abused.
 
2022-01-24 7:45:19 PM  
"It is unthinkable that any government entity would conduct secret investigations to build political dossiers on private Americans."

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2022-01-24 7:45:56 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: "Whatever they think that sounds like for security, it sounds dangerously close - if not already over the line - to spying on members of Congress, their staff, their constituents and their supporters," said Armstrong, a former criminal defense attorney."

Maybe stop acting like farking Nazis and plotting to overthrow the country through a violent coup and stolen elections then, ON PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARDS, you piece of shiat. The obvious bribery isn't too great either.


FTFY 😉
 
2022-01-24 7:47:03 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: bluorangefyre: They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?

I'd prefer a black site somewhere in the Sahara or Amazon but that works too.


Amazon the rain forest, or an Amazon distribution warehouse?

/isn't sure which is more inhumane
 
2022-01-24 7:47:57 PM  
OK, I actually read the article.

- I assumed the government had always been doing this in the name of national security. Why the hell would they not?

- The information is public. Anyone, including ordinary citizens, could be compiling these files.

- How is making databases out of publicly-available information a threat to the First Amendment?
 
2022-01-24 7:48:42 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: bluorangefyre: They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?

I'd prefer a black site somewhere in the Sahara or Amazon but that works too.

Amazon the rain forest, or an Amazon distribution warehouse?

/isn't sure which is more inhumane


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Maybe we could cut a deal with Bezos.
 
2022-01-24 7:49:46 PM  

austerity101: OK, I actually read the article.

- I assumed the government had always been doing this in the name of national security. Why the hell would they not?


American government law enforcement post-1980 is generally inhabited by idiots.

- The information is public. Anyone, including ordinary citizens, could be compiling these files.

More of us should be.

- How is making databases out of publicly-available information a threat to the First Amendment?

It's not.
 
2022-01-24 7:54:53 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: bluorangefyre: They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?

I'd prefer a black site somewhere in the Sahara or Amazon but that works too.


Could just drop them off, wearing a parachute and American military uniforms, in North Korean airspace.

/ or Iran.

// if I was POTUS...I'd give Donny to the Iranians. That dumb f-er would get on any plane, any plane at all, if you told him how smart he was.
 
2022-01-24 7:55:19 PM  

NateAsbestos: LarryDan43: Maybe stop posting publicly under your real name? No? Well... okay.

"Law enforcement is paying attention to us! It's not fair!"


But we're whiiiiiiiiite!
 
2022-01-24 7:57:34 PM  
Whats the problem? I mean if you have nothing to hide.....
 
2022-01-24 7:59:45 PM  

GoldSpider: Aren't they happy that the tools they gave authorities 20 years ago to find terrorists are being used to find terrorists?


Facebook, Twitter, Gab, DLive, Parler, Voat, Gettr, etc were developed 20 years ago to find terrorists?

// learn something new every day...
 
2022-01-24 7:59:46 PM  
Why should it be a secret who meets with members of Congress or what their background is?

It really is too bad that these life-long appointees no longer work for us...
 
2022-01-24 8:00:48 PM  
Quell surprise!

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2022-01-24 8:04:14 PM  

LarryDan43: Maybe stop posting publicly under your real name? No? Well... okay.


But... but... but the new bunkie site will be child friendly and want people to use their real names. Nunes said it himself and we know we can trust that asshole, er, fine upstanding citizen.

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2022-01-24 8:04:39 PM  
"Whatever they think that sounds like for security, it sounds dangerously close - if not already over the line - to spying on members of Congress, their staff, their constituents and their supporters," said Armstrong, a former criminal defense attorney.

He then continued, "why it's almost as if they think we're leftists!"
 
2022-01-24 8:10:14 PM  

Purple_Urkle: "You're either with us or with the terrorists" - W Bush

"We're with are the terrorists!" - Today's Republicans


Both work.
 
2022-01-24 8:10:58 PM  

Mcavity: Whats the problem? I mean if you have nothing to hide.....


I wish a higher-up Democrat would say this out loud.
 
2022-01-24 8:12:27 PM  
Boo hoo hoo, princess. It always hurts when the pendulum starts to swing the other way.
 
2022-01-24 8:13:43 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: bluorangefyre: They scared they'll be hauled off to Gitmo upon being physically located?

I'd prefer a black site somewhere in the Sahara or Amazon but that works too.

Amazon the rain forest, or an Amazon distribution warehouse?

/isn't sure which is more inhumane


Let's be better. I say we put them in Fordlandia.
 
2022-01-24 8:19:16 PM  

saturn badger: Purple_Urkle: "You're either with us or with the terrorists" - W Bush

"We're with are the terrorists!" - Today's Republicans

Both work.


"You're either with us or with the terrorists" - GOP 2002

"We're either with the terrorists or we are the terrorists" - GOP 2022
 
2022-01-24 8:19:26 PM  
Rights.  Not liberties.  Rights.
 
2022-01-24 8:20:00 PM  
Fixed this for subby: Republicans seem suddenly concerned about their civil liberties.

Are you a member of the GOP "inner circle?"  Congrats!  You qualify for civil liberties and are truly one of the most special snowflakes.  Not part of the GOP inner circle?  Move along, serf, no rights/voting/benefits for you.
 
2022-01-24 8:20:42 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: "Whatever they think that sounds like for security, it sounds dangerously close - if not already over the line - to spying on members of Congress, their staff, their constituents and their supporters," said Armstrong, a former criminal defense attorney.

He then continued, "why it's almost as if they think we're leftists!"


Their constituents (who mean nothing to them) and their supporters (who they would move the world for to get that check.)
 
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