S/SW blog philosophy -

I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Friday, April 13, 2007

See, there is a reason . . .

It is Friday the 13th, and OCP (our current president) wants to spy on more Americans. Isn't this our lucky day!

Reuters has the headline: "Bush asks Congress to alter 1978 eavesdropping law." To quote from the story:

The Bush administration asked Congress on Friday to expand the number of people it can subject to electronic surveillance in the United States.
The request was contained in a proposed bill authored by intelligence and Justice Department officials that also protects companies that cooperate with spy operations.
. . . But the move was likely to reinvigorate a congressional debate over the effectiveness of the generation-old Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Several efforts to update the law, designed to oversee electronic eavesdropping against foreign agents operating inside the United States, failed in Congress last year.
This is the reason I am unable to give up Bush-Admin Fridays. See today's earlier post.

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