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  • OT: BREAKING NEWS

    Filed at 12:38 pm under by dcobranchi

    From CNN:

    A federal judge has ruled that the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered it ended immediately.

    11 Responses to “OT: BREAKING NEWS”


    Comment by
    Scott W. Somerville
    August 17th, 2006
    at 12:48 pm

    This will boost Lieberman’s numbers, Daryl. An ACLU trial court victory over the wiretapping program is JUST what Karl Rove wants right now. I couldn’t have planned it better myself.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 17th, 2006
    at 12:53 pm

    You are too funny! Of course, if the judge had ruled inBush’s favor, that would have been a victory for Karl Rove, too. Rove is God in Genesis Chapter 1– Everything is good.

    Thanks for the laugh.


    Comment by
    Darren
    August 17th, 2006
    at 1:43 pm

    “We are at war with Eastasia, we have always been at war with Eastasia.”

    So when Rove dies, will Nietzche be right?


    Comment by
    Scott W. Somerville
    August 17th, 2006
    at 7:53 pm

    Newt Gingrich was on the Sean Hannity show, arguing that Americans will either perceive the upcoming election as a “political election” or a “historic election.” If conservatives vote their feelings this time around, the GOP is toast. They are MAD at Bush, Congress, the deficit, the border, and so much more.

    But…

    The dynamics are a little like Lebanon. There are plenty of Lebanese who despise or fear Hezbollah… but after Israel started attacking, those Lebanese citizens were ready to hand guns and ammo to Hezbollah to go kill Israelis. To the disgruntled conservative, every ACLU win is like another Israeli bomb.

    So… my personal prognostication, for what it’s worth, is that the only way the Republicans can avoid losing the House is for the Democrats to open their mouths. Fortunately, Daryl is so sure he’s doing the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s work, he’s willing to open his mouth at every opportunity. So I live in hope.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 17th, 2006
    at 8:16 pm

    Unfortunately for my own sense of freedom, I agree with Scott on this one. Coming one week to the day after the evil airplane bombing plot was foiled with “spying” very like what this female Jimmy Carter judicial appointee in Detroit (Detroirt? Looks pretty blue and out of touch from here) ruled unconstitutional — I say a mjority of folks, even people like me scared by the lunacy of Schiavo in the Streets, are gonna be scared back in the other direction by this.
    I’m beginining to think we ALL lost our grip on reality!!!!!!


    Comment by
    sam
    August 17th, 2006
    at 9:34 pm

    Now more than ever, why aren’t we impeaching the rat faced bastard Bush? Does anyone have a serious answer to this question? One sometimes hears the word mentioned, almost in a whisper, and then it’s gone. For all the shit he has, is, will put us through, not to mention the shaft that Iraq is getting and sooner or later whichever country is next to get it, how is it that he is still in office?

    It helps to drag out that tired old saw that is Clinton’s claim to shame. A private dalliance with a chubby girl under the desk, total cost, a long painful drawn out investigation that told us what we all had figured out long ago. Fast forward to today, lies, cheating, bullying, overspending, war, death, carnage, loss of rights, followed up with lies on top of lies, total cost, in bodies or dollars? So please, if anyone can tell me why we aren’t all shouting impeachment?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 17th, 2006
    at 10:30 pm

    Coming one week to the day after the evil airplane bombing plot was foiled with “spying” very like what this female Jimmy Carter judicial appointee in Detroit

    They followed FISA in this case. Wow! Following the law. What a strange concept.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 17th, 2006
    at 10:33 pm

    Now more than ever, why aren’t we impeaching the rat faced bastard Bush? Does anyone have a serious answer to this question?

    It’s known as a Rubber-stamp Republican Congress. There have now been two decisions in federal court (the one today and Hamdan) in which the administration’s actions have been explicitly found to be illegal. Bush/Cheney et al. have good reason to fear the Democrats taking the House. They won’t be removed from office as that takes 2/3 in the Senate. But I would expect to see a lot of airing of some REALLY dirty laundry.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    August 18th, 2006
    at 6:48 pm

    I say a mjority of folks, even people like me scared by the lunacy of Schiavo in the Streets, are gonna be scared back in the other direction by this.
    *********
    Too bad fear is how too many of us make decisions like this. At least as reflected in whatever poll happens after an event. OTOH, some poll or other just said “security Moms” are leaning left, not buying into the scare tactics. Or maybe they’re just tired of watching their children die.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Scott W. Somerville
    August 19th, 2006
    at 2:06 pm

    Daryl and I have traded a few emails about the political side-effects of all this stuff. My position has consistently been that anything that happens is an evil Karl Rove plot. Daryl doesn’t agree yet (which is part of Rove’s master plan) but I’m working on it.

    But seriously…

    I’ve been watching the development of Left Blogistan for some time, and I’m persuaded that Kos’s quest for political power is working to the benefit of the Republican party. It’s called the “law of unintended consequences,” and it’s right up there with the law of gravity. We’ll see if it’s powerful enough to save the GOP’s bacon this November.

    (I’m currently predicting Republicans lose 5 Senate seats and 9 House seats.)


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 19th, 2006
    at 6:00 pm

    Hi Nance – I saw that too, but it was the lefty interpretation I think. The poll numbers without spin (I think I heard on cable, no time to check right now though) suggest that we security moms are scared by all sides now, and increasingly disgusted at having no good choices.
    “Kids just die senslessly either way, so vote for me”is not an acceptable platform for my country or for any party that [purports to represent my family’s best interests.