Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Telecom Immunity Treason Bill is passed.

Excerpted from Salon:
The Democratic-led Congress this afternoon voted to put an end to the NSA spying scandal, as the Senate approved a bill -- approved last week by the House -- to immunize lawbreaking telecoms, terminate all pending lawsuits against them, and vest whole new warrantless eavesdropping powers in the President. The vote in favor of the new FISA bill was 69-28. Barack Obama joined every Senate Republican (and every House Republican other than one) by voting in favor of it, while his now-vanquished primary rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, voted against it. John McCain wasn't present for any of the votes, but shared Obama's support for the bill. The bill will now be sent to an extremely happy George Bush, who already announced that he enthusiastically supports it, and he will sign it into law very shortly.

And all this time I had the Audacity of Hope that you would do the right thing and support the Fourth Amendment. Looks like I voted for the wrong contestant in the primaries. Still, I won't be a douche like the troll on my site and cut off my nose and vote for McSame, but my opinion of you is dwindling... much like our civil liberties.

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