Thursday, May 11, 2006

Jack Cafferty: "We're In Some Serious Trouble."

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Video at Crooks and Liars. Transcript:

We better hope nothing happens to Arlen Specter, the Republican head of the Judiciary Committee, because he might be all that’s standing between us and a full blown dictatorship in this country. He’s vowed to question these phone company executives about volunteering to provide the government with my telephone records and yours, and tens of millions of other Americans.

Shortly after 9-11, AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth began providing the super secret NSA with information on phone calls of millions of our citizens, all part of the war on terror, President Bush says.

Why don’t you go find Osama Bin Laden and seal the country’s borders and start inspecting the containers that come into our ports?

The President rushed out this morning in the wake of this front page story in USA Today and he declared the government’s doing nothing wrong and all of this is just fine.

Is it? Is it legal?

Then why did the Justice Department suddenly drop its investigation of the warrantless spying on citizens? Because the NSA said Justice Department lawyers didn’t have the necessary security clearance to do the investigation.

Read that sentence again.

A secret government agency has told our Justice Department that it’s not allowed to investigate it. And the Justice Department just says okay and drops the whole thing.

We’re in some serious trouble here boys and girls.

Here’s the question.

“Does it concern you that your phone company may be voluntarily providing your phone records to the government without your knowledge or permission?”

If it doesn’t it sure as hell ought to.
[Via AMERICAblog]

12 comments:

El Duque said...

Superfrankenstein,

Frankly, if people have nothing to hide, why should they be squeamish about having their phones checked? Huh? HUH?

Frankly, I HOPE the National Secret Administration is tapping my phone. Not only will they know ABSOLUTELY FOR SURE that I'm ALL-AMERICAN and NO AL-QAEDA STOOGE, but I venture to say they'll hear some pretty DAMN WITTY remarks now and then.

Last night, I was really hot, talking about my favorite TV friends. Every word was a gem. All I could think of was, "I just wish someone was taping and writing this down, so it could be appreciated for posterity!"

Well, the Bush administration is PLAYING BALL!

Let's get behind this eavesdropping thing. Hell, if we each had to pay private stenographers to take dictation every time we have an inspiration, it would cost a bundle. Now, all we need do is pick up the phone and speak into the receiver! Get the transcripts through Freedom of Information!

Anonymous said...

Why do you hate the troops, SuperFrankenstein?

--Stuart Moore
Proud American

The Retropolitan said...

What's E.N.N.U.I. stand for?

spysmasher said...

I LOVE IT!

Once again, we see another story that will "bring Bush down!"


Let's add it to the list...

Donald Rumsfeld Must Resign!

"K" Street!

Diebold voting machines!

Impeach Bush!

War for Oil!

Valerie Plame!

"Illegal War and Occupation of Iraq."

Tom DeLay!

Katrina.

Katrina.

Katrina.

Jack Abramoff.

Katrina.

Bush is a simpleton and an idiot!

Katrina.

Bush is an evil genius!

Katrina.

No WMD's!

Abu Ghraib.

Katrina.

Halliburton.

Katrina.

Abu Ghraib.

Katrina.

John Bolton.

Abu Ghraib.

"My Pet Goat!"

Hanging chads!

Oh, what other vocal charges by the Left am I forgetting? I'm sure there is a dozen more that don't immediately come to mind, all spun by the Left with one desired outcome, that of removing President Bush from office.

But the intent is always the same, isn't it Liberals? You cast a wide net of one belief and one broad and sweeping generalization: Anything done by Bush, his administration, or any Conservative is wrong and bad for the country, and anything proposed by Liberals is undebatable, correct, and the right thing to do for our country, its people, and the world.

Why is it you never have these wonderful ideas when you're in office and in the majority? For when you are the majority, your tenure is plagued by scandal, sex with interns that isn't sex, questionable fund-raising and campaign donations from Communists, illegal fund-raising at Buddhist temples, preventing intelligence agencies from sharing information done only to protect the illicit and, perhaps, the illegal deeds committed by your Liberal president and a Walton Family-sized shopping list of other actions that, had they been perpetrated by a Republican, would have the Left squealing like a stuck pig.

I know nothing that I write will have any impact whatsoever on you Leftys, for you are as hardened in your false beliefs as those who used to believe that the earth is flat. So you put all of your eggs into one tattered Easter Basket hoping, with fervor, that some of the poo that you throw against the wall will stick. Yet, none of it does. And, not-so-surprisingly so, you refuse to admit that none of the issues you raise is sticking to the wall.

The depth of your denial is not only amazing but indicative of, yes, a severe mental illness. Karl Rove hit one out of the ballpark when he said the Left is in dire need of counseling. And Rove hit a nerve, for you howled like a mammal with a spear in its side. Like the deep deniers that you are, you denied that what he said had any element of truth to it. You're so transparent.

What's the next item you will put at the top of your list, hoping it will stick to the wall? We all await what tired and redundant one-note issue you will attempt to make fodder for your failed political ideology.

Diebold.

Rumsfeld.

"K" Street.

Abu Ghraib.

Katrina.

Katrina.

War for Oil!

Yaaawwwwwwwwwwwn. Ho-Hum.

The Retropolitan said...

29%.

Some of it's sticking.

Superfrankenstein said...

What's E.N.N.U.I. stand for?

--

I don't care.

Superfrankenstein said...

Why do you hate the troops, SuperFrankenstein?

They're fat and they smell.

Blind Robin said...

SF You may not care but surely you are not bored?

El Duque said...

Spysmasher,

That's an impressive list of scandals you've compiled!

Did you get that from a freedom of information transcript from a phone tap? (I hope, I hope!)

The Retropolitan said...

Wait, did someone say DIEBOLD?

Superfrankenstein said...

SF You may not care but surely you are not bored?

>Yawn<

What?

spysmasher said...

Of course SF is bored! We were discusing ideas for a moment there, and SF's head is so full with one lonely idea ("BUSH SUCKS!") there's no room for anything else!