Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Let's Put the Riot in Patriot

Luckily for the powers that be (hint: they don't have to write blogs to have a tiny say in the world) Americans don't seem able to hold 2 news stories in their heads at one time. Especially when all who are evil in the world, or at the least non-Christian, want to stop Christmas from coming!

Still it seems very instructive that while we get this headline from the AP just hours ago:

Senate GOP Fights to Sustain Patriot Act

Yesterday MSNBC ran this headline:

Is the Pentagon spying on Americans?

So while President Bush says, "The Patriot Act is essential to fighting the war on terror and preventing our enemies from striking America again," what he and the Rummy-led Pentagon might mean by "our enemies" might be "non-Republicans." That MSNBC report goes on to claim:

The DOD database obtained by NBC News includes nearly four dozen anti-war meetings or protests, including some that have taken place far from any military installation, post or recruitment center. One “incident” included in the database is a large anti-war protest at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles last March that included effigies of President Bush and anti-war protest banners.

It seems that the DOD is even infiltrating the Quakers, I guess afeard they might try to attack tanks with hardened oatmeal. Perhaps Bush Co. hope that someday they can combine two things they've never quite felt comfortable with--the First Amendment and the Miranda warning--and make one new and improved thing. In their dream world the Bill of Rights will begin: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." If we decide you should ever come to trial, you Quaker--which even has some of the same letters as al-Qaida--you.


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