Videos Poke Fun at FISA Domestic Spying, John McCain
Mark Fiore has another of his classic, barbed videos up, this one poking fun at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which basically authorizes spying upon Americans and offers telephone companies immunity from prosecution for ratting out their customers. George Bush has been having temper tantrums over the failure of Congress to extend the bill, today repeating his mantra that terrorists are this very minute plotting to do us all in. Watch The Spys Who Love You! here; Snuggly the Bear will explain everything in a jiffy.
At a press conference, Bush said that “American citizens must understand, clearly understand that there’s still a threat on the homeland. There’s still an enemy which would like to do us harm…By blocking this piece of legislation, our country is more in danger of an attack.” Democrats say they want to address civil liberty concerns, which are eroded by FISA, and need more time to consider the legislation. Last night, Republican members of the House
had a temper tantrum walked out of Congress and gathered on the Capitol steps to protest Democratic delays.
Read Independence Day Reflections as an antidote. It will give you something to do this weekend.
McCan’t McCain video skewers the Republican candidate for his statement that it “would be fine with me” if we kept troops in Iraq for 100 years, if that’s what it takes to bankrupt us win the war.
Another thought-provoking video is from Less Jobs, More Wars.
Read our post about what the Iraq war has really cost Americans; we also keep a running tab with the “Cost of the War in Iraq” counter at the bottom of every page.
Here’s some more Friday link love: Edwin Starr’s War Song.
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