The Bill of Rights Exists: An Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein. The special people aren't worried because they think they get a pass because they are elite. But none of them know how to code or hack to do any of the things the NSA is doing every fucking minute. Maybe when one of them gets their tit in a ringer things will change.
The entire letter is worth a read, but these two sentences are particularly powerful: Whoever leaked the four-page Surveillance Court document to Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian deserves a medal and an honorary parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the Nation’s Capital. The only “threats” assisted by disclosure of that document are the possibilities of meaningful public discourse and informed consent of the governed.
By the way, if the NSA collected every communication since 9/11, more or less, then it should have access to all trades and communications by Goldman Sachs, right? Oh wait, they gave early money to Obama. Lloyd Blankfein sleeps securely at night.
And I don't care if this is a fucking trial balloon. No democrat should ever allow cuts to social security or medicare to be offered to make a deal. No doubt this is part of Obama's 11th-dimensional chess and we are too stupid to see how brilliant this plan is--that is what his fanbots are saying, I'm guessing. Here's what I think it comes down to: Obama is in the big leagues. After his second term, he will make millions giving speeches and doing "good works"--and I mean real millions, like more than $100 million, and in short order. He will be going to resorts we don't even know exist. Rubbing shoulders with the rich criminal families of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and African despots. He and his wife and kids will never wont for a thing. So why should he care if his social security check is a little smaller? And yes, I don't think he or his circle understand just how important this is to the average joe. Sadly, I don't think they give a shit either. They are taken care of.
Monster in the white house wants you to live like a pauper in your old age. And why not? He'll never have to rely on social security, and neither will his kids. Oh, and according to the comments, that old multi-millionairess Nancy Pelosi is cool with it. And why not, she'll never have to rely on social security, etc. You know what? Next time I may not even vote. Someone tell me why I should bother. No, really.
UK threatened to arrest Assange inside embassy, says Ecuadorean minister. So apparently David Cameron's govenrment believes that they can ignore international law and violate the sovereignty of the Ecuadorean government's embassy. This should make it clear how badly the Obama administration wants Julian Assange, because you know that the this government is behind the attempt to break Assange and Wikileaks. Will someone remind me why I have to vote for Obama again?
George W. Bush skipping Republican convention. But whom? I mean, why would W skip unless a) he hates Romney or b) he's too drunk to stand straight. My guess is the answer is "c": Romney doesn't want his stink in the place. If true, that means W is considered the equivalent of Sarah Palin, who has not been invited to attend. But I bet Cheney shows up. Unless, that is, the human heart they put into him a little while ago fails in disgust.
Why Obama's JOBS Act Couldn't Suck Worse. For the record, I'm leaning towards supporting the probable Green Party presidential candidate, Dr. Jill Stein. If, somewhere down the line, Dr. Stein turns out to be a less than stellar candidate, then I'll probably write in Harvey Milk, my usual write-in vote. One thing I won't ever do again: vote for the lesser of two evils. When you do that, in the end you are left with evil. If enough of us ignore the mainstream media's meme that a vote for a third party is a wasted vote, this country would be a hell of a lot better off.
War Criminal Dick Cheney Given Human Heart. How many 71-year old former three-pack a day smokers would get a heart, much less be placed on a fucking waiting list? None. The only thing that would make this worse is if they gave him Trayvon Martin's heart. Honestly, he should be dying in a jail cell at The Hague.