Surrender Monkey Friday: Viva La Wiretapping!

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Surrendie trots out and older banner of his, to celebrate exactly what the Democrats in Congress to done to their unhinged minions. Washington Post – Congress Strikes Deal to Overhaul Wiretap Law

After months of wrangling, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal on Thursday to overhaul the rules on the government’s wiretapping powers and provide what amounts to legal immunity to the phone companies that took part in President Bush’s program of eavesdropping without warrants after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The deal, expanding the government’s powers to spy on terrorism suspects in some major respects, would strengthen the ability of intelligence officials to eavesdrop on foreign targets. It would also allow them to conduct emergency wiretaps without court orders on American targets for a week if it is determined that important national security information would otherwise be lost. If approved, as appears likely, the agreement would be the most significant revision of surveillance law in 30 years.

The agreement would settle one of the thorniest issues in dispute by providing immunity to the phone companies in the Sept. 11 program as long as a federal district court determined that they received legitimate requests from the government directing their participation in the program of wiretapping without warrants.

Good for them! Because, really, the “domestic wiretapping” was really….well, you know, cause it has been discussed thousands of times, and the wireline companies…..well, you know. No point rehashing old reality against the disreality of the Reality Based Community.

Of course, the Left has become (more) unhinged. Mr. Sock Puppet has taken yet another dive into the deep end of the pool. Karl at protein wisdom dissects the Sock Puppet.

The ACLU Blog is so unhinged, that the writer, Amanda Simon, actually writes “God Bless Sock Puppet.”

The Huffington Post is unhinged at Obama for failing to stop this deal, stating that he is “ducking this battler.” It would be a change if Obama actually joined in a tough Senate battle. Usually, he sits them out or votes present. The Daily Kos is upset with the Missiah, too, and want you to write him talk to him in the confessional and ask him to stop this.

From Crooks and Liars: There’s some new info just coming out on the FISA bill that we’ll have up in a little while. It looks like a ummm….compromise a giveaway deal has been struck: “ACLU Condemns FISA Deal, Declares Surveillance Bill Unconstitutional“. (I wasn’t aware that the ACLU was a direct part of the Supreme Court.) Expect an IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT sometime soon (yeah, I know, that was MyDD originally.)

C&L is also working to raise money for some sort of accountability crap. When liberals can throw their money away on something like this, it surely defeats the notion that the economy sucks, eh?

Anyhow, you can view both sanity and the Unhinged at this Memeorandum link.

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One Response to “Surrender Monkey Friday: Viva La Wiretapping!”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Nutsy Pelosi thinks wiretapping and phone sex are synanomous?

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