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  •  Think for yourself?!?!? Pish-tosh! (none)
    Shit like this makes me angry and I don't even like Lou Reed!

    Seriously, though, I love librarians because, in their own way, some have found a way around the Patriot Act, to prevent their patrons from having their privacy invaded. They can obscure a person's check-out history so that law enforcemetn can necessarily dive right into your reading habits...

    Unfortunately, it appears that some government officials don't really want to give you a choice in what you can take home from the library. The friggin' CDs were free!! It's not like someone could go around the corner to the mall or on eBay and buy the same CDs.

    <Your deity of choice> bless the ACLU!

    "Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege." William Jefferson Clinton

    by smileypv on Fri Aug 06, 2004 at 11:41:32 PM PDT

    •  Thank you (none)
      for finding and linking this.  Every time I think the pure evil of conservatives may have a limit, something like this comes along and makes me think again.

      This election is Helms' gate.  If they get in again, you can stick a fork in Democracy.  Civil war will come, and you'd better be sure their side doesn't have all the guns.

      Bush is a divider, an eraser, and a protractor. But not much of a ruler.

      by AdmiralNaismith on Sat Aug 07, 2004 at 02:02:48 AM PDT

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      •  The Gate to Hell (none)
        Unfortunately, I agree with you.  I have a very bad feeling about the next 3 months:  I think it's called FEAR.  Every day for the past 3.5 years I've told myself, "It can't get any worse."  And every night I've gone to bed realizing that it did.  I'd think, "They can't do that; nobody would dare."  Then, I'd have to admit that, "Yeah, this cabal will do anything; they are not democrats or republicans but just plain old thugs."

        I'm holding onto my NRA membership, getting in shape with a new exercise program and sending love letters to everyone I know in the security forces (What if the Evil Emperor declared martial law and nobody marshalled?).

        We will be ready!  

        Never underestimate the destructive power of a ruling clique that's painted itself into a corner.

        by clarkista on Sat Aug 07, 2004 at 03:42:06 AM PDT

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