liberal ["liberalis" L - suitable for a freeman, generous; "eleutheros" Gk - free] (adj) generous, open-minded, not subjugated to authoritarian domination; (n) one who believes in liberty, universal suffrage and the free exchange of ideas. elite ["eslire" Fr -- to choose fr.L "eligere" -- choose] (n) the choice part; best of a class; the socially superior part of society.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Game over

Yes, the Alito hearings were fascinating because a sinister tale unfolded beneath the text of the question and answer sessions.

Why does Alito want to be such an important judge? Why did Bush nominate him? Why are some senators so intent on confirming him?

There will be much more to say on this and other related topics soon. Meanwhile, however, the NSA spy scandal has been somewhat lowered under the radar by the Alito hearings.

Today, the Washington Times carried this article, Ex-official warned against testifying on NSA programs. Full force intimidation. It was about Tice.
Renee Seymour, director of NSA special access programs stated in a Jan. 9 letter to Russ Tice that he should not testify about secret electronic intelligence programs because members and staff of the House and Senate intelligence committees do not have the proper security clearances for the secret intelligence.
So, if a spying program that Congress would declare illegal if they knew about, is too secret to tell them about because they don't have "clearance."

This is in the paper to scare people from opening their mouths or talking about this kind of issue. This is exactly the kind of horseshit they want Alito to protect on the Court.

Whether Alito gets confirmed or not we have to play as if we have lost our freedom to a dictatorship. It's past time to act.


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