On the political front…

Got this message and submitted the petition. I strongly recommend you do the same.

Subject: The President Broke the Law

President Bush admitted to personally authorizing thousands of allegedly illegal wiretaps, and he doesn’t plan to stop. Circumventing the Constitution is serious business.

This is a big moment. People from across the political spectrum are standing together to protect the rule of law and the principles that are core to our identity as Americans.

Can you sign this petition to show Congress that Americans want a thorough investigation of the president’s secret wiretapping program?


I said it months ago here (July 8th, 2005 – way before the wiretapping issue broke). Funny how I can predict the future. Somewhere in the 27 comments I received was the implication that if we were good citizens, we wouldn’t have to worry.


It isn’t getting better, especially with two Supreme Court justices on the switch. Roberts is already in, and in his very first ruling was one of three dissenting voices in an issue for which I side with the majority. With the possibility that Alito will also be seated, I think folks ought to be concerned. Cronyism, corruption and rank disregard for the Constitution – hallmarks of the current administration and many of the people in charge who helped put them in power.

Don’t know what I mean? See this Op-Ed in the Post (not related to the current administration, but the previous one), and their hope that they could smoke out some sort of dirt on the former secretary of housing and urban development:

A Fake Cisneros Scandal

The reaction from the Right, predictably, is full of conspiracy theories and anger because there was no there there, but that’s really been the hallmark of Clinton persecution since the 1990s.

All it amounts to is a justification and rationalization for continuing an investigation which should have ended years ago. No conclusive evidence has ever been found, but there *must* have been something. Riiiight.

Related Post articles are here, for historic record:

3/31/2005: Cost of Cisneros Probe Nears $21 Million Over 10 Years

4/21/2005: Cisneros Probe Faces Cut-Off

5/23/2005: Congress Won’t Stop 10-Year Cisneros Probe

10/24/2005: Release of Cisneros Report Ordered

10/29/2005: Special Counsel’s Value Is Upheld

At least Kenneth Starr knew when to quit.

In the meantime, here’s Karl Rove’s take on the 2006 elections: Rove Offers Republicans A Battle Plan For Elections

and more discussion on Alito’s nomination to the court: More Democrats Say They Will Oppose Alito

Still think your civil liberties can’t be trampled? Still believe the President has our constitution in mind? Still think the Patriot Act is for your protection?

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.

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