Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Pelosi appeased her base while threats mounted…and maybe while plots were hatched. If Congress doesn’t act soon, we may not know until the world knows.
Really is sad about who controls the Democrats these days. *sigh*
I have never seen such a bumch of cryning little infants as a base to a party. What is expected is that LAW be FOLLOWED. That is pretty simple. That piece is continued use of fear by the Republican thugs. We have now, for too many years, have Republicans saying “If you don’t let us break laws, then the terrorists are gonna get ya”! Give me a break.
Of course they use fear, Wellstone. But the Dems do to. They tell you if a Rep. is in the White House you are going to lose all your rights. Remember when they said the war was about oil. Of course it was. This country runs on oil. No one is going to pay those people for their sand when the oil runs out. But we aren’t swimming in 99 cent gas either. But if this country is going to run and keep our standard of living we need oil. Contrary to what the Dems say the sky isn’t always falling. They aren’t going to win in 2008 because they always focus on the negative. They don’t see the good in this country. People don’t want to be told the world is falling apart all the time. (Think Reagan’s message vs. Carter’s).
When the country was led into war, what was the rhetoric used? Oh yeah, Operation Iraqi Liberation right? So, you are right, it was oil. That’s a good reason to lose thousands of Americans lives, and cause the death of 100’s of thousands of innocent Iraqis. Gosh, where have I been.
You half-wit! The criminal activity involving the Bush Crime Family, and the complicit liars in Congress have put this country in more danger of “losing the Republic” with its lawlessness. Ironic isn’t it, Republicans destroying the Republic. Nobody is against spying on terrorists, but if America is the beacon of hope, do it legally. Get the warrant! If the roles were reversed and President Gore were doing this lawbreaking you guys would be wetting yourselves. This is not a Democratic/Republican discussion, it is about the law. You cannot just have it your way because you wave a magic signing statement pen. I ask you, how afraid of a terrorist are you?
I’m never going to change your mind so I’m not really going to try. But I’m also not not going to call you names either (“half wit”). I will answer your question at the end. I’m not personally afraid of a terrorist at all. I’ve made my peace but I also know that I would do everything in my power to fight those crazies, just like our brave fellow citizens on the plane over PA in 2001.
PJ… you say that you’d do everything in you’re power to “fight those crazies”…. then you mention people who sacrificed their lives. But the question is not whether you’d sacrifice your life, its whether you’d be willing to sacrifice you’re liberties.
I’m Cuban-American, my grandfather was a political prisoner for 7 years, he lost everything during the revolution. In Cuba, there is no right to privacy… people who are sympathetic to the government are encouraged, even paid to spy on their neighbors, students, employees…. and alert the government to any subversive elements. Telephone conversations, mail and internet correspondence is closely watched (the government has a monopoly over everything). Of course, although encouraging telecom companies to work with the executive branch whenever they ask without having to prove any legal standing at all, will not give the US government the control over the American people as Cuba has over its people since in Cuba there is only one party, the democratic process is a sham…such and such… but providing telecom immunity (for the reasons the Republicans are giving us) is still a step towards giving the executive (and the telecom companies!) the kind of power most Americans, I believe and hope, wouldn’t want their government to have over them.
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