Thursday, April 09, 2009

Turning worm watch

Never thought I'd ever again present an Olbermann vid...

And then we have these guys. I haven't even seen the video yet. Lemme pop open my early A.M. diet cola and I'll watch it with ya...

(Update: Okay, I saw it. Obama is not covering for the GOP. He's on board with the program. Always has been.)

Oh, and check out the Electronic Frontiers Foundation:
Sad as that is, it's the Department Of Justice's second argument that is the most pernicious. The DOJ claims that the U.S. Government is completely immune from litigation for illegal spying — that the Government can never be sued for surveillance that violates federal privacy statutes.

This is a radical assertion that is utterly unprecedented. No one — not the White House, not the Justice Department, not any member of Congress, and not the Bush Administration — has ever interpreted the law this way.

Previously, the Bush Administration has argued that the U.S. possesses "sovereign immunity" from suit for conducting electronic surveillance that violates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). However, FISA is only one of several laws that restrict the government's ability to wiretap. The Obama Administration goes two steps further than Bush did, and claims that the US PATRIOT Act also renders the U.S. immune from suit under the two remaining key federal surveillance laws: the Wiretap Act and the Stored Communications Act. Essentially, the Obama Adminstration has claimed that the government cannot be held accountable for illegal surveillance under any federal statutes.

Again, the gulf between Candidate Obama and President Obama is striking.
Not as striking as many think. Some of us noticed his Janus-like characteristics during the campaign.


djmm said...

There is an opinion piece in Salon by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship advising President Obama to stop protecting Wall Street Bankers.

Like that is going to happen.


glennmcgahee said...

hahahahahaha! What the hell did they think was going to happen when they had AT&T sponsoring the Democratic National Convention. The Democrats - same as the Republicans. But listen to the media, its dems vs Repubs, game on. Only there is no difference when it comes to Obama. The man is a liar and a cheat. How long will it take for the Obots to catch on. Love the Olberman outrage....please, spare me. He better watch it or GE will fire his ass.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so surprised? I’ve known about Obama’s (and people surrounding him in his Administration) involvement in a Federal/Chicago Combine corruption criminal system for years.

I was in a family for more than 26 years who’s job when starting in this criminal system was to launder criminal money into property using Mortgage Fraud schemes. In the early 90’s the family joined with Clyde O’Connor (my ex-sister-in-law’s brother) to start a new company in Florida to Air Distribute drugs. They were busted more than 2 years ago in Mexico…

read it here:
Mexico drug plane used for US ‘rendition’ flights: report
Sep 4, 2008

Obama while working at the law firm in the 90’s according to the family assisted them with setting up their business in Florida. Plus a well known Atty while researching found that Obama owns over 130 properties which is how people are paid.

However they remain at large to this day.

Stanford who’s in the news is one of the friends, gee I wonder why?

But they told me while married that the wiretapping done by the Feds and others is to help manage huge criminal activities. The Drug business around Chicago which the family is involved in is a weekly $100Million shipment. That greases a lot of palms which I know from the family includes many Politicians.

Plus every Castle has a moat which is to protect the Castle. In this case, my town of Northbrook where the family also lives, is protected by a corrupt Police Department backed up by a corrupt city Administration. Up in McHenry Ill another family is considered the Midwests largest Drug Lord who are also protected by corrupt police and Politicans.

Marty Didier
Northbrook, IL

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work, Joe. These "turning worm" posts are a whole lotta fun.

You should see how pissed the "true progs" are over at Buzzflash. Even Mark Karlin is trying to minimize the Clinton-hate postings while being mildly critical of the Lightbringer. Of course, that's because their monthly fundraising has been a big problem since the election. More and more, however, the commenters are up in arms over their disillusionment with Obama, particularly his invocation (and expansion) of Bush's use of "state secrets" as a defense.

Truly, truly entertaining.

MrMike said...

The excuse is that Obama did this so it will be resolved in the courts. The same lame-o excuse they trotted out to explain his FISA vote.