want to know if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Know if you’ve been ranting over at Kos, burping the colonel to porncaps of Paris Hilton being slant-drilled by, well, everyone, or if your special email pal is an exchange student cruiserweight named Chad about whom your wife would not be especially thrilled to know you spend time Broke Back woolgathering.
But unlike the Original Santy Claus, these clowns will absolutely fuck with you.
Or do you think the same despicable bastards who would start a war on credit, lies and 2-a.m.-barroom-sure-I’ll-love-tomorrow-dollface-patter and then scream “Traitor” when the bill comes are gonna have a lick of trouble from their consciences about anything as trivial as applying little personal pressure to advance their Good Christian Causes?
Here’s the latest…
Gonzales pressures ISPs on data retention
By Declan McCullagh
Story last modified Fri May 26 18:15:43 PDT 2006
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller on Friday urged telecommunications officials to record their customers' Internet activities, CNET News.com has learned.
In a private meeting with industry representatives, Gonzales, Mueller and other senior members of the Justice Department said Internet service providers should retain subscriber information and network data for two years, according to two sources familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The closed-door meeting at the Justice Department, which Gonzales had requested, according to the sources, comes as the idea of legally mandated data retention has become popular on Capitol Hill and inside the Bush administration. Supporters of the idea say it will help prosecutions of child pornography because in many cases, logs are deleted during the routine course of business.
In a speech last month at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Gonzales said that Internet providers must retain records for a "reasonable amount of time."
"I will reach out personally to the CEOs of the leading service providers and to other industry leaders," Gonzales said. "Record retention by Internet service providers consistent with the legitimate privacy rights of Americans is an issue that must be addressed."
During Friday's meeting, Justice Department officials passed around pixellated (that is, slightly obscured) photographs of child pornography to emphasize the lurid nature of the crimes police are trying to prevent, according to one source.
A Justice Department spokesman familiar with the administration's stand on data retention was in meetings on Friday and unavailable for comment, a department representative said.
Privacy advocates have been alarmed by the idea of legally mandated data retention, saying that, while child exploitation may be the justification today, those records would be available in all kinds of criminal and civil suits--including terrorism, tax evasion, drug, and even divorce cases.
It was not immediately clear what Gonzales and Mueller meant by suggesting that network data be retained. One possibility is requiring Internet providers to record the Internet addresses their customers are temporarily assigned. A more extensive mandate would require companies to keep track of e-mail messages sent, Web pages visited and perhaps even instant-messaging correspondents.
You gotta love the phrase that pays -- “Record retention by Internet service providers consistent with the legitimate privacy rights of Americans is an issue that must be addressed." – coming out of the Gharib-hole of the guy who gutted the rules of so that his bosses could torture people with clean hands.
America’s Top Cop who, based on all available evidence, doesn’t think Americans have any “legitimate privacy rights” to begin with.
Spotty evident to be sure, since this is also the Administration that as absolutely fetishistic in their insistence that Americans have no fucking right whatsoever on any subject whatsoever to know what is being in their name down in the Cheney Bunker.
And of course, when the Constitutional going gets tough, will reliably stomp on the hottest button he can find to seal the deal. Whatsamatta Congressman? Why are you on the side of the
Here, lets rub your nose in some lightly edited kiddie porn to see where your really are.
No one is on the side of child molesters, but every red flag in the Universe should be firing off when that notorious Serial Constitution Molester, Abu Gonzales, tries to use that issue to further increase his junta’s massive power grab and daily assertions of myriad New and Exciting Imperial exceptions to the rule of law for this Administration.
Whatever pretext they pack around it today – and I think all pedophiles should slow roast in Hell – the internets are long since no longer some esoteric technology used by scientists, grad students and dorks.
This is what your Mom uses to send pictures of her vastly superior grandkids to her friends around the world.
This is what your newlywed sister uses to sent naughty notes to her husband while he’s in a meeting halfway across the continent.
This is what your best friend uses to beg his wife to come home to him because he is so, so, sorry for what he did.
This is nothing more or less than that government doing electronically what it never even dared to think about doing with stamps and envelopes and stationery: slitting open and rifling through the mail of every single American.
This alone should be sending every Constitutionalist screaming into the streets, but this plus warrentless wiretapping plus national identity cards, plus tracking every phone call made by every American, plus all the rest are nothing less than the glittering of freshly fashioned Fascist chains the GOP has carefully forged for us all.
If you’re down with that, by all means step up and loudly support Abu G and the rest of these criminals, but please quit pretending that you love this country.
Because you despise this country.
You want a nice, tidy, high-tech police state that keeps good, White Christians warm and snuggly and fuck everyone and everything else. And however despicable the means are to those ends – invading countries based on lies, debasing the Constitution, torture, murder – you are completely cool with them.
But part of the wink-and-a-nod deal you cut is that you absolutely do not want to know what horrors are being committed in your name. You are the Spineless Christian Master Race who categorically refuse to take any responsibility for the disasters your vote has unleashed. Who wants to heap the Declaration of Independence onto the pyre and then make the “anger” of those who are trying to stop you the only issue under discussion.
Which is why the same people who are so sanguine about napalming our basic rights, also go so berserk when any sliver of information about the “Who, What, When and Where” of How those rights are being bonfired leaks into the press.
Because in addition to despising this country, those who still self-identify as Republican loyalists are also cowards, who don’t have the guts to step into the light and admit that they’re just tired of the burdens of freedom. That they believe the American Experiment has failed and it's time to give up, give in, officially change our name to the People’s Republic of Jesusland and go on about the business of global conquest in the name of Exxon, Halliburton and the Prince of Peace.
Ah but that old figleaf tree is picked pretty bare these days, isn’t it?
And the Police State Two-step tactic of screaming “Wolf” every time you desecrate the graves of the Founders and “Traitor” every time you get caught is wearing paper thin.
Terrorist and child molester are despicable creatures, but how much worse are those that cower behind such monsters? That use them as cover to snipe our basic, God-given rights as Americans into confetti?
In five short years, these criminals and have done far, far more long term damage to this nation than any bomber or pedophile ever did or could, and they have done it to the cheers of their swine hordes.
And it is time for them and those that stand with them to go.