Thursday, February 09, 2006

Doesn't Anyone Get it?

We are treated to a spectacle where a half-assed excuse of an AG sits in front of a half-assed excuse of an Senate investigative panel and gives half-assed answers that are all framed exactly the same way: "We need this wiretapping to keep our country safe."

Bullshit. Bullshit bullshit bullshit.

It is illegal wiretapping, pure and simple. Has anyone asked this schmuck the following question: "Mr. Gonzales: what does the wiretapping without FISA approval get you that a wiretap WITH FISA approval doesn't? And don't say expediency, because we all know that is a lie."

Of course, it doesn't matter if he lies or not, since he couldn't be bothered to be sworn in.

The reason no one asks the question is because Al can't give us the truth, which is: the only thing this wiretapping gives the President is the ability to spy on people and organizations that oppose the President's policy. This is wiretapping for political gain, not any sort of highminded antiterror use.

And then I go to the Newsweek site and discover that the problem isn't that we have Big Brother watching us--it's that Big Brother isn't competent enough.

Micheal Hirsch says the problem isn't that we have an oppressive overlord--it's that our oppressive overlord isn't very good at the job.

Well, that makes me feel better.

How about you?



Blogger jj mollo said...

Yes. He's lying. He's lying because he thinks it's all a charade. He "knows" he's doing the right thing. He believes rightly that his questioners are all politically motivated. The D.C. thing is all a game of going through the motions. Say what you have to say. Get away with whatever you can.

7:16 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger United We Lay said...

Of course he's lying. Now what we need are some politicians with enough balls to call him on it. This is why we need to break away from the 2 party system!

7:23 AM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Hell, I'd be happy with a two-party system now.

Grow a pair, ya damn donkey.


10:49 AM, February 10, 2006  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I get your point, but the problem is that we have two parties secure in the fact that they are the only legitimate parties. Knowing that, they don't actually have to do anything because it's quite evident that every year in nearly every election, one of them will be elected. The only way to shake it up and really get things done is to convince people that the 2 party system isn't working because it's apathic and complacent. Get behind a third party candidate and bring governing back to government.

7:59 AM, February 11, 2006  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

We have 3 in the UK, I say 3 parties but really we have 2 and a third that is a liberal distraction.

2:31 PM, February 11, 2006  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

I think the only parties we control in this country, basically, are pool parties. As for Government, I understand you can buy one relatively cheaply here. And you can rev it up to full speed with no steering quickly and efficiently by ripping out all the safety features in the manual and just doing what you want, knowing that by the time (if) you get caught, it'll be too late. And throw in some righteous talk about moral values to create a seemingly impenetrable veil of untouchable superiority to slow down anyone second guessing you to top it off. Not a bad plan.

12:17 AM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

If things don't change soon shit is going to start exploding around this country. It may be the only way.

9:42 AM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger United We Lay said...

It's going to start exploding and it is the only way. Stolen from the Zombieslayer:

I have a quote from a Lord Macaulay from back in 1857. It goes as follows:
The average age of the world’s greatest democratic nations has been 200 years. Each has been through the following sequence.
From bondage to spiritual faith.
From faith to great courage.
From courage to liberty.
From liberty to abundance.
From abundance to complacency.
From complacency to selfishness.
From selfishness to apathy.
From apathy to dependency.
And from dependency back again into bondage.

2:56 PM, February 12, 2006  
Blogger dusty said...

I wonder why all those lawyers can't figure out how to ask a friggin question that he can't weasel out of..Its like the wife beating question: When did you stop beating your wife sir?

Don't any of those morons have any trial experience? or perhaps a brain?

10:58 AM, February 17, 2006  

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