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Federal District Court Rules NSA Wiretapping Program Unconstitutional
(via thinkprogress.org)

While it's been plainly obvious to anyone with a brain that Dubya's illegal wiretapping of law-abiding US citizens is, well, illegal, it's nice to see a court agree.

Of course, this will end up in the hands of Dubya's stooges in the Supreme Court, you will strike it down.

Because they're evil. Especially Scalia.

Submitted: August 18, 2006

Similar Sites: Privacy, Courts, Domestic Spying, Terrorism

Homeland Security Nabs Free Stater From Home
(via www.keenefreepress.com)

Free State advocate and Libertarian is arrested for, gasp, trying to hand out flyers prompting IRS employees to quit.

If Libertarians really cared about their freedoms as much as they do about money, they'd have stopped voting for Republicans long ago.

Submitted: August 14, 2006

Similar Sites: Civil Rights, Libertarian, Terrorism

Chertoff: U.S. Should Review Terror Laws
(via www.newsvine.com)

As expected, the Dubya administration (in the form of that utter failure secretary of the Department of Homeland SecurityMichael Chertoff) is already using the foiled liquid bombing plans to England as an excuse to call for increased illegal spying on innocent US citizens.

The only surprise is that they waited half a week.

Submitted: August 14, 2006

Similar Sites: Domestic Spying, Terrorism

Sheehan Resumes Protest Near Bush Ranch
(via news.yahoo.com)

Cindy Sheehan is back outside Dubya's ranch, demanding an answer to a simple question, for what did her son die?

Submitted: August 06, 2006

Similar Sites: Free Speech, President (and Executive Branch), Iraq (War on), Abuse of US Troops

Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq Had WMD
(via news.yahoo.com)

A recent poll shows that half of Americans still think Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, regardless of the total lack of evidence.

In related news, half of U.S. still consists of utterly moronic gullible cowards unable to take responsibility for their own misguided wrongheaded mistakes. Cowards, every one of them.

Submitted: August 06, 2006

Similar Sites: President (and Executive Branch), Iraq (War on)

Guantanamo Detainees May Remain Indefinitely: Gonzalez
(via news.yahoo.com)

How long does torture-loving US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales think the US can hold folks in Gitmo without trial?

Forever and ever and ever and ever.

Submitted: August 04, 2006

Similar Sites: Terrorism, Abuse of Prisoners

Cell Phone Picture Called Obstruction Of Justice
(via www.nbc10.com)

Guy standing in his front yard takes a photo of the cops arresting a drug dealer. So the cops trespass on his property and arrest him too.

Is it a police state yet?

Submitted: July 29, 2006

Similar Sites: Civil Rights, Terrorism

Judge Dismisses Phone Records Lawsuit
(via news.yahoo.com)

Judge throws out one of the cases against AT&T saying that making AT&T disclose whether they've been helping the government illegally spy on its own citizens would somehow help our enemies.

It's a secret police state. There's no other way to put it.

Submitted: July 25, 2006

Similar Sites: Privacy, Bad Judges, Domestic Spying, Terrorism

Marshals: Innocent People Placed On 'Watch List' To Meet Quota
(via www.thedenverchannel.com)

Just like a rural cop laying in wait, federal air marshals are writing up folks simply to make a freakin' quota. No suspicious activity reported, no raises and bonuses.

Really? Yep. Management says "There may come an occasion when you just don't see anything out of the ordinary for a month at a time, but I'm sure that if you are looking for it, you'll see something."

Submitted: July 25, 2006

Similar Sites: Civil Rights, President (and Executive Branch), Terrorism

Has This Country Gone Completely Insane?
(via www.selvesandothers.org)

A Veteran is kicked out of a V.A. Medical Center for wearing a Veterans For Peace shirt. Even arrested. Yes, this country has gone completely insane.

If you're in the military and think that this administration cares about you or has even the slightest sincere respect for you, you are fooling yourself.

Submitted: July 10, 2006

Similar Sites: Civil Rights, Abuse of US Troops

Gunmen Kill 42 Sunnis In Rampage
(via edition.cnn.com)

Things just continue to improve in Iraq, as roving gunmen in Baghdad kill 42+ unarmed Iraqis solely for being Sunnis.

Ummm, sounds like a civil war, doesn't it.

Submitted: July 09, 2006

Similar Sites: Abuse of Civilians

Students Cry Foul Over Cell Phone Policy: Teens Say Officials Are "Overreacting" And Violating Their Privacy
(via www.metrowestdailynews.com)

School administrators in Framingham, Massachusetts, claim the right to search students' cell phones.

Y'know, kids actually do have some civil rights.

Submitted: July 08, 2006

Similar Sites: Privacy, Massachusetts

FBI Plans New Net-Tapping Push
(via news.com.com)

The FBI wants to force ISPs and router manufacturers to allow a backdoor for government intrusion in your Internet activities.

Or you could just grab an old PC and throw SmoothWall on it.

Submitted: July 08, 2006

Similar Sites: Privacy, Domestic Spying, Terrorism

Western Union Blocks Arab Cash Deliveries
(via news.yahoo.com)

Western Union blocks cash deliveries if your name sounds Arabic. That's enough.

You're next, whoever you are.

Submitted: July 06, 2006

Similar Sites: Terrorism, Economy and Money, Civil Rights

Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call Records Before 9/11, Lawyers Say
(via www.bloomberg.com)

Gee, guess what! The government was trying to listen in on domestic phone call before 9/11.

Shocked? Surprised even? Didn't think so.

Submitted: July 02, 2006

Similar Sites: Terrorism, Domestic Spying, Privacy

Panel Questions Whether Bush Improperly Ignoring Laws
(via www.cnn.com)

Congress is starting to hit back as Dubya continues to pretend that legally passed laws don't apply to him.

In a sane world, Dubya's actions would be called treason.

Submitted: June 27, 2006

Similar Sites: President (and Executive Branch), Congress

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Withdrawal Plan For Iraq
(via www.usatoday.com)

57% of Americans want Congress to pass a resolution outlining a plan for getting U.S. troops the hell out of Iraq.

Oh, and Dubya's approval rating is still below 40%.

Submitted: June 27, 2006

Similar Sites: Iraq (War on), Congress

Biden on Blitzer
(via atrios.blogspot.com)

Cheney makes the usual tough guy statements about not leaving Iraq. Blitzer asks Senator Biden is he want to respond. Biden says "No, I don't want to respond to him. He's at 20 percent in the polls. No one listens to him. He has no credibility. It's ridiculous."

Damn straight!

Submitted: June 25, 2006

Similar Sites: Iraq (War on), President (and Executive Branch), Congress

Bank Data Secretly Reviewed by U.S. to Fight Terror
(via www.nytimes.com)

It's not just your phone calls that the Dubya administration is tracking. They're watching your banking habits, too.

Submitted: June 22, 2006

Similar Sites: Terrorism, Domestic Spying, Economy and Money, Privacy

Study Says Earth's Temp At 400-Year High
(via news.yahoo.com)

Global Warming? What Global Warming?

Oh, this Global Warming. According to the National Academy of Sciences, the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia."

We broke the planet.

Submitted: June 22, 2006

Similar Sites: Global Warming

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