why democrats suck part next
but first, a minor digression to point out the irony that the great green state of vermont has only one senator belonging to the supposedly "liberal", "green", and all those other bullshit modifiers, democrat party. bernie sanders, bless his honest and sincere heart, is an independent. patrick leahy, on the other hand, is a card carrying blue state blue blood blue baron of the left. (or so he would have you and all potential voters believe). AND, not only that, but the sunufabitch is chairman of the senate judiciary committee, where he finds it his place to try to craft "protections" for citizens on this brave new digital frontier.
yeah, right, and if you buy that, i'll sell you a bridge.
patrick leahy's version of "protections" is a wholesale capitulation to federal "law enforcement" any and just about all of our online data for just the asking. no warrant required.
details of his recently submitted bill here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552225-38/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants/
that's right. if any one of 22 federal agencies (even the mine enforcement safety and health review commission) has a hard on for you, they can rifle off a subpoena and warrant-less-ly access all your online data (emails, photos, etc.) even if they are otherwise locked on private systems (e.g. university networks), and do it all without even that (or any subsequent court review) for just saying the magic words, "emergency situation". they can even forbid whoever was running the system from which your private emails were rifled to tell you that they did it for a year.
merry christmas, america.
what i want to know is, where is the democrat outrage at this borderline fascist pissing on our constitution? where is the party aggrieved by watergate and champion of the civil rights movement?
i'll tell you where they are--they're in the museum of national history, and long gone at that.
democrats today are indistinguishable from republicans.
my new aggregate term is "donkeyphant", as in, that donkeyphant, leahy, just sold you, me, and everyone else not interested in having their private lives perused at whim by the federal government, down the potomac river.
edited to add my confusion as to whether leahy is a gutless punk, a two-faced snake in the grass, or just a panderer, observing not even a full 24 hours after the cnet article was published, he recanted fully and now claims he won't support it. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552687-38/leahy-scuttles-his-warrantless-e-mail-surveillance-bill/
dirty, dirty, dirty.