Friday, July 07, 2006

It's True ~ The Terrorists Are Hiding Under Your Beds

Poster: Old American Century

Red Alert! Red Alert! This news bulletin from Bushco Reelectus campaign, one of many to come:

See, we toldja we need to invade the privacy of every single person on earth to protect you from the Evil Demon Terrorists, & we’ve proved it now.

1. In today’s news (& look for more of same in the months leading up to the November elections) a report that the FBI, by monitoring internet chatrooms, has thwarted a plot to attack the New York transit system. Never mind that it likely wouldn’t have caused the damage the would-be terrorists intended it would—the point of this exercise is to prove that all this spying’s for your own good.

Well, far be it from Demon Princess to try to say monitoring terrorists’ activities here & abroad is not a good thing. It IS a good thing, & even I admit that. Someday they might catch a terrorist who’s not only dangerous, but who has hatched a plot that might stand more than a snowball’s chance in hell of actually being carried out (unlike the Miami Seven) or actually being effective (unlike these guys today).

So they should do the spying legally—by coughing up whatever evidence they have of an actual connection to terrorism, as opposed to those of us who are merely excercising their First Amendment rights of dissent.

And bonus—the taxpayers won’t have to pay for the privilege of being spied on.

2. Also in the news today: on the first anniversary of the London bombing, extreme hard-liners (Heritage Foundation) are calling upon the UK to withdraw from the European Union Human Rights agreement, more control of immigration, & deportation of Muslim religious leaders who “preach hate.”


Anonymous N. Stein said...

You & your readers might want to check out the pleadings (in PDF) in Center for Constitutional Rights v. Bush, the major anti-NSA spying case. At (National Lawyers Guild national site) - scroll down on the leftsidebar to 3/9/06. While you're at it, check out NLG Chicago's site: (for articles of impeachment & even a little humor).

5:12 PM  
Blogger Demon Princess said...

Greetings, N. Stein! Thanks for stopping by! I am familiar with the CCR & the Articles of Impeachment, as well as their great work on the NSA spying cases.

I'll be sure to check out the other recommended sites.

5:34 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

I really don't have a problem with the asshats in charge monitoring chat rooms..there is no supposed privacy in those stupid things.

I also think they are full of shit about this alledged plot and its a stunt of mythic stature by the fucktards in charge to glean some "good publicity" for their spying efforts..

7:14 AM  
Blogger Demon Princess said...

Hey Dusty!

Although even I am tired of automatically assuming that everything we hear from those quarters these days is somehow "spun," (& I'm not alone in that) I have a hard time believing that they caught the plotters solely by "chat room."

After all ~ If the DOJ address appears regularly on your website stats just because you take issue with their politics, I'd have a hard time believing that they really restrained themselves & limited themeselves to a public "chat room" where real terrorists were concerned.

10:50 AM  

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