Saturday, May 13, 2006

Welcome NSA Readers 

Play with this for a while:
Although this is probably more your speed:
Have a nice day.


Friday, May 12, 2006

More Blue Shoes 

will be dropping soon:
First, there's the NSA whistleblower who's going to testify before Congress and says that what has been disclosed so far is just the tip of the iceberg;

Must be a lot of icebergs out there right now. The regional head of the Defense Criminal Investigative Services says,
This is much bigger and wider than just Randy 'Duke' Cunningham. All that has just not come out yet, but it won't be much longer and then you will know just how widespread this is.
Before too long we should find out just exactly what the FBI and CIA Inspector General's Office came up with in the raids on Dusty Foggo's home and office this morning;

The Fed's have also opened an investigation of Republican Representative Jerry Lewis (he was against the F-22 before he was for it -- Brent Wilkes was in the mix)

and, or course, we're all still waiting for the chance to watch Turd Blossom due the Frog March
We've got a lot to look forward to next week. Be sure to call, fax, and email your Congress Critters and ask them when they're going to start protecting your privacy (oh yeah, and when they're going to start doing their jobs, too).

Have a great weekend. Don't shoot anyone in the face.


Who you gonna trust? 

The legal and military types who frequent Intel Dump are having a little discussion about the legality of the NSA data mining program.

It begins with one of the in-house bloggers doing his usual Bush-enabling schtick. The boys in the comments section let him have it (deservedly, I think) with both barrels.

Best comment in the bunch may be from our old friend Publius who writes an outstanding blog called Legal Fiction (we both worked in the intelligence & counterterrorism fields in our reckless youth).

If you're interested, you could read through the whole thing. Or you could just cut to the chase and catch Publius' comment here.


Quid pro quo 

I emailed an associate who is somewhere in the Qwest hierarchy, asking her to thank senior management for a courageous and principled response to denial of the NSA's request to suck data on Qwest's customers. It seemed like the least I could do for my ISP.

And I think Duncan and Paul Begala have the deal about right. The Big TelCos want to own the internet. BushCo wants to spy on everybody who uses a Big TelCo phoneline. So they quietly made a deal with the devil each other.

And, given that many of senior BushCo players learned their trade in the days of Nixon, it is not beyond the pale to imagine them using the data mining to identify leakers, whistle blowers, reporters, while they add names to the Official Enemies List.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

That's gotta hurt 

Bush's numbers just keep falling down.

So yeah, I could write about how Bush's approval rating is crashing through the Big Three Oh.

But his numbers have been going south so fast the last few weeks that, while the high twenties is new territory for him, it's, you know, not really news anymore.

I do worry about those nut cases that still think he's doing a good job. I mean, they're out there driving cars and stuff. Talk about a bunch of whack jobs who are way off their meds. It's fucking dangerous. And we're gonna let them vote again?

Just for fun, when Bush hits 25, (I'm guessing that will be sometime in July at the rate he's going) everybody should send him a quarter. Call him the two bit wonder.

And those quarters could come in handy. Karl Rove's going to need them to call his lawyer pretty soon.


Sunday, May 07, 2006

When a right-wing talk show host says: 

So, I’m saying today, I was wrong to have voted for George W. Bush. In historic terms, I believe George W. Bush is the worst two-term President in the history of the country. Worse than Grant. I also believe a case can be made that he’s the worst President, period. After five years of carefully watching George W. Bush I’ve reached the conclusion he’s either grossly incompetent, or a hand puppet for a gaggle of detached theorists with their own private view of how the world works.
You know they're beginning to get a clue.

More at Crooks and Liars.


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