Friday, May 12

Friday Frivolous Interruptus, Part One

To those of you out there who may be tempted to entertain the idea that we now have sufficient suspicions of high crimes and misdemeanors to initiate an impeachment investigation even in this House, or that, say, the GOP has one final chance, deserved or no, to show that it actually puts freedom, the law, and love of country above electoral success and criminal means of personal enrichment, or to those who might be wondering whether the Democratic party is intending to show up, like, ever again, I'd just like to ask you to think for one moment: the NSA has been logging the phone calls of practically everyone in the country for the past three years. I know, it sounds unconstitutional, and downright unAmerican, but just think for one minute how many terrorists we've caught in the interim.

4 comments:

Mudge said...

Let's see. The NSA has everyone's call info, so if they find a pattern they like, they can listen in to conversations by the "terrorist". But they can't get a FISA warrant, because the means by which they discovered the potential "terrorist" are unsanctioned. They listen anyway, National Security you know and we are at war. They then cannot arrest and try the "terrorist" because the evidence is tainted, so they send the "terrorist" to Guantanamo, preumably forever. Eventually the "terrorist" smuggles out a note and sues to be released. The lower courts seek an opinion by the Supreme Court, but the administration ducks the issue by moving the case to civil court (where the evidence will be thrown out) or releases the "terrorist".

And we all feel safer and more comforted in our nation of law and its Constitution.

punkinsmom said...

just think for one minute how many terrorists we've caught in the interim. Um.... none?

The Retropolitan said...

I feel kinda bad for the NSA guys, 'cause I've been on the phone CONSTANTLY for the past few weeks complaining about my ex-girlfriend. I'm pretty sure that's why it's the "world's largest database." It's lots and lots of phone numbers, and then forty percent of it is "Why didn't she listen to me? Like, REALLY listen??" over and over again to various parties across the world.

Texas Jaye said...

Osama is unlisted, right?