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  •  Whew! I'm exhausted (4.00)
    It's so late, why am I still up.  Yawn.

    The Patriot Act is helping America defeat our enemies while safeguarding civil liberties for all our people. The judicial branch has a strong oversight role in the application of the Patriot Act. Under the act, law enforcement officers need a federal judge's permission to wiretap a foreign terrorist's phone or search his property. Congress also oversees our use of the Patriot Act. Attorney General Gonzales delivers regular reports on the Patriot Act to the House and the Senate.

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

    I don't get WTF he needs the Patriot Act for if he's going to wave his Presidential magic wand or whatever bullshit excuse and do what he wants to do, however he wants to do it.

    •  The thing I love about this one... (4.00)
      ...is it's only 10 days old.  Press release is dated December 10, 2005. Heh heh.

      The world is made for those who are not cursed with self-awareness. -- Annie Savoy, from "Bull Durham" Yeah, and George W. Bush is living proof.

      by wmtriallawyer on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 03:41:24 AM PST

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    •  He says (none)
      " Under the act, law enforcement officers need a federal judge's permission to wiretap a foreign terrorist's phone or search his property."

      But he doesn't say that a judge's permission is required to wiretap Americans, much less non-terrorist Americans.

      The War on Terror is terrorism

      by Halcyon on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 04:29:58 AM PST

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