Patriot Act Kabuki and Progressive Hypocrisy

The Senate is getting ready to “reform” NSA domestic spying. It’s actually a bipartisan affair and there are new polls out showing that We The People want our government to spy on us because TERRORISM!

The news networks aren’t covering it, and good luck finding any print media coverage that talks about the content of the bill being voted on. Most of the coverage out there covers the political aspects such as Rand Paul vs. John McCain. As I have said before, this is all kabuki theater. The fix is in and we aren’t getting any of our freedom back.

When I first discovered the blogosphere back in 2005-2006 there was a lot of passionate discussion of the Patriot Act and NSA domestic spying on left wing blogs like Balloon Juice. Back then they were against it.

Today? Bupkis.

Back in 2008 the FISA revision was a big deal. Hillary and Obama both said they opposed any revision that included retroactive immunity for the telecoms. Then Harry Reid pushed it thru on short notice and Obama flip-flopped and voted for it. (Hillary voted again st it.)

Were his supporters outraged? Not hardly.

Now that Obama is in office the Vile Progs are much more comfortable with domestic spying and the loss of our privacy. That’s why all the revelations by Eric Snowden went nowhere.

As of right now the NSA reform bill has just passed 67 to 32.

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50 Responses to Patriot Act Kabuki and Progressive Hypocrisy

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    I realize I am something of an extremist when it comes to civil liberties vs. government power. The only bright side to all this is that the vast volume of information they are hoovering up is so huge it makes finding anything specific like looking for a needle in a stack of needles.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    Because the despot we know is much kindlier and gentler than the one spying on us?
    “…than the OTHER one spying on us.”
    Fixed it.

  3. HELENK3 says:

    we would not have need the Patriot Act if the agencies that are supposed to be protecting this country would have worked together. They were so busy protecting their own little kingdoms they forgot their checks read US Government not the name of their dept. Still do not think they have learned that lesson.

  4. Dora says:

    Children’s event had to be cancelled to make room for Hillary. Residents received no notice from the Clinton camp. Grrrr! You know, I wish they had refused to cancel. They should tell Hillary to wait until the Four Freedoms Park is available. So there!

    ‘Tone-deaf’ Clinton campaign causes headaches for Roosevelt Island residents

  5. HELENK3 says:

    thought this was interesting. What Ben Franklin really meant

  6. Myiq2xu says:

    Feel the Hill-mentum!

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    Either that or Obama is a hypocrite and a liar.

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  9. Myiq2xu says:
    • DandyTIger says:

      Um, Pete King is actually very famous for pretty much drinking non stop day and night. So yes, he has indeed been day drinking. And yes, as always, he’s a raving loon.

  10. Myiq2xu says:


  11. Dora says:

    Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillary’s Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady.

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Aren’t there channels they go through in the precinct, city and state first ? Like a chain of command on a ship,if a young sailor screws up you don’t report it directly to the Pentagon.

      Does you-can-call-me-Senator can check with the state AG’s for these stats?

    • DandyTIger says:

      But the DOJ previously told police they’re not allowed to mention race in any APB’s or reports. So what do they do now?

  13. Myiq2xu says:
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  15. Myiq2xu says:

    “So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.”

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  17. DeniseVB says:

    Jeanne Moos is my favorite thing about CNN 🙂

    • 49erDweet says:

      CNN leaping into the cauldron of “earth-shakingly important news” is so we are not sure sure if we we are not sure sure if if a bit more

      • 49erDweet says:

        Wow! Tablet was taken over by kray-krays! Spewed out 39 lines of trash copy before It would power off. Must be on final legs. Or neighbor is weirder than I thought.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    I wanted to share this.I got it on my facebook page.
    Thank You to all the Viet Nam vets

  19. HELENK3 says:

    Obama signs bill reshaping NSA’s phone records program into law, renewing powers that had expired – @AP

  20. HELENK3 says:

    Clint Eastwood to direct Warner Bros’. biopic about Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger III, the pilot who safely landed a jetliner on the Hudson River in 2009 – @latimes

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sully is another “real” hero, he saved many lives that day. Let me guess …. starring Tom Hanks? First name that popped in my head 🙂

  21. HELENK3 says:

    this country is so screwed with backtrack in the white house

  22. 1539days says:

    Remember when Keith Olbermann went after Obama over his FISA vote? That was the last time Olbermann dared to challenge the exalted one.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think it’s part of the reason he got axed from MSNBC, he didn’t want to play nice with the Obama administration either.

  23. Dora says:

    I seriously doubt that this mess can ever be cleaned up, regardless of who comes in next. In fact, I don’t know why anyone would want the job!

    Cartoon PERFECTLY Shows What Obama Has Left for the Next President to Clean Up…

  24. votermom says:

    Have they even caught any terrorists with the Patriot Act?

    • leslie says:

      Maybe.. the Boston cop killer wannabe… ? Funny how the news juxtaposed that story with the PATRIOT Act story….Coincidence???

  25. HELENK3 says:

    a little trip down memory lane on journalism and why it is no longer trusted

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