21 June 2006

Are we legal yet?

The assfucks known as AT&T are busy airbrushing out traitorous comrades. 1-2-3 and suddenly your Personal Information is now the latter but not the former. I heard about this from Marketplace on the way home (with the host doing his best I-can't-make-this-shit-up voice) and see that SFGate has taken note [ via BoingBoing ]. And while a non-insignificant proportion of scholars, lawyers, the American Bar Association, former CIA counsel, former FBI director, former NSA counsel, etc. denounce the NSA/AT&T collusion as unconstitutional, the administration's primary defense is that adherence to FISA is too difficult. They had successfully, and with ease, weakened aspects of FISA with the legislation of the Patriot Act, yet they now feel legal means are too difficult? Inconvenience trumps legality once again.

[ posted by sstrader on 21 June 2006 at 7:42:14 PM in Culture & Society ]