Thursday, March 26, 2009

Programming Note

Coming soon to a Congress near you! A new episode of Tales of the Newly Discovered Reality!

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III urged lawmakers yesterday to renew intelligence-gathering measures in the USA Patriot Act that are set to expire in December, calling them "exceptional" tools to help protect national security.

The law, passed shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, created divisions between proponents, who said it was necessary to deter terrorism, and privacy advocates warning that it tramples on Americans' civil liberties. Portions of the law are up for reauthorization this year.

Mueller told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee he hopes that the reauthorization of two provisions would be far less controversial than in previous years. One of those provisions, which helps authorities secure access to business records, "has been exceptionally helpful in our national security investigations," he

It was shredding the constitution when Bush did it (even if Clinton before him did it, too)! But with minor cosmetic changes, our new leaders hope you'll fail to notice the striking similarities between the old "bad" policies and the new "good" policies! All this and more, on Tales of the Newly Discoverd Reality!