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March 2017



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"The American people expect me to do everything in my power, under our laws and Constitution, to protect them and our civil liberties," [Bush] said....

...Mr Bush harshly criticised the leak that had made the programme public a day before his speech.

"Revealing classified information is illegal. It alerts our enemies," he said.

The New York Times reported on Friday that Mr Bush had signed a secret presidential order following the attacks on 11 September 2001, allowing the National Security Agency to track the international telephone calls and e-mails of hundreds of people without referral to the courts.

So we can do anything illegal we want to do, as long as we do it in such a way as to make talking about it illegal?


What a pity nobody ever taught John Gotti this trick.

...or Karl Rove.



Doesn't it feel like we're in a RPG of The Prisoner?

Or maybe Blake's 7, where the DM has a very broad sense of humour?

(I really can't make up my mind whether to use the Schadenfreud icon or the Croggled one with blinking WTF!? because I'm not really surprised at the content, just the astounding stupidity/audacity of the justifications...)

Re: Doesn't it feel like we're in a RPG of The Prisoner?

We had to destroy the Constitution in order to save it.

Re: Doesn't it feel like we're in a RPG of The Prisoner?

I could really use a walk-on by Servalan right about now. Anything to temporarily forget that we are no longer living in a free republic.

Inappropriate formal gowns and high heels always break the tension. Funny, that.
Or Nixon. Nixon really could've used that line.
"If the president does it, it's not illegal."
Which struck me as an explanation of his earlier remark: "I am not a crook."
I was just thinking about "the imperial Presidency" in the car.

Yeah. What I said earlier...

I'm sure I have _something_ to say... especially about the wiretapping revelation that started it all. Oh yeah, how about _this_:


Faulty Intelligence

Remember that he complained that he had faulty intelligence. No previous sitting president ever admitted that he (the sitting president) was stupid. Is there honesty in stupidity?

Re: Faulty Intelligence

Heh... and all this time, when Bush mentioned that he had "faulty intelligence," I thought he was talking about the information that the CIA gave him. Silly me. Everything makes so much more sense now! :)
Was to ruin Star Wars with a reality check, #471:

Emporer: "Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. Your friends, up there on the sanctuary moon, are walking into a trap, as is your Rebel fleet. It was *I* who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the shield generator..."

Luke: "You let them know the location of the shield generator?" *sniggers*

*snap-hiss of a red lightsaber*

Vader: *snap-hiss of a red lightsaber* "Dantius Palpatine, you're under arrest."
>> "Was"

Curse my sausage fingers.
If someone wrote the last five years as a book six years ago, we would have pointed and laughed at how far-fetched it was.

Makes me cry.