Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Their Lips Move

When words seldom heard in the common speech like "rigorous" are typed & read aloud for microphones & cameras one may rest assured all that follows is bullshit. (No surprise, but the subtle warning is appreciated.)
WASHINGTON — For years, intelligence officials have tried to debunk what they called a popular myth about the National Security Agency: that its electronic net routinely sweeps up information about millions of Americans. In speeches and Congressional testimony, they have suggested that the agency’s immense power is focused exclusively on terrorists and other foreign targets, and that it does not invade Americans’ privacy.
In another non-surprise it was revealed most of the U.S. Senate are lying chicken-shit assholesjust awful people. Put into office by other chicken-shit assholesawful people. (No hope. None.)
When lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Tuesday for the first time since the N.S.A. disclosures, however, the criticism was muted.

In carefully delivered statements, Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio; Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader; and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, all said the programs were authorized by law and rigorously overseen by Congress and courts.
Also too, recorded & other evidence from the PuffHo.
Reid's remarks came in response to complaints from numerous legislators who have said they didn't know about the programs, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the former top Senate Republican on the Homeland Security Committee.

Other senators declared again Tuesday that they did not know about the sweep of the programs.

"I'm still learning more about what they're doing over at the NSA. We haven't really been as briefed on that as some would claim we have been," Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) told The Huffington Post.
That the chinless & bespectacledeight-eyed tag team of Reid & McConnell are each side's biggest cheeses in the Senate is as strong a condemnation of the institution as can be made.

It is this reporter's considered opinion that someone should highjack an airliner filled w/ actual voters (Extra irony!) & fly it right the fuck into the U.S. Capitol the next time the Congress is in session. (Or impeach them all. What. Ever.) Any volunteers?


mikey said...

Wait. We're somehow surprised that the powerful will do anything they can, including extra-constitutional surveillance, to maintain their power?

What part of the last five thousand years of history did the editors sleep through?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Feckless fucks.

BadTux said...

Mikey, I don't think that the editors are surprised at all. I know I'm not. I knew what the technology available was capable of doing, and simply assumed that the FBI/NSA/CIA were doing it, under color of law or not. Po-po be po-po, in the end.