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View Diary: For the love of peace, Barack, vote no on FISAAA! (71 comments)

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  •  By putting his logo on cars? n/t (0+ / 0-)

    The signers of the Constitution created a Liberal Democratic Republic. Or else.

    by Karl Rover on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 06:51:13 PM PDT

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    •  OK, try this one: OT: Postal Pootie in Japan (0+ / 0-)
      •  I rec'd that one n/t (0+ / 0-)

        The signers of the Constitution created a Liberal Democratic Republic. Or else.

        by Karl Rover on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 07:18:06 PM PDT

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        •  LOL. Oh, dear. What can I do to entertain you? (0+ / 0-)

          I don't have any kittens.

          Here, listen to the pretty lady:

          Then go up thread and hear about Don Siegelman.

          You see?  They don't really care about catching terrorists, but are wiretapping us without warrants for political reasons.

          This is bad for our democracy.  It's very bad for Democrats.  Democrats should vote against it.

          •  No disrespect (0+ / 0-)

            In fact I rec'd and tipped your diary, because you are obviously dedicated to getting your point across. There have been alot of FISA diaries on both sides. We tend to communicate here by snarkiness.

            The signers of the Constitution created a Liberal Democratic Republic. Or else.

            by Karl Rover on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 07:37:10 PM PDT

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            •  Karl, read the blockquote upstream I included (0+ / 0-)

              from truthout.org.  It's an excellent resource about the history of FISA.

              I'm sorry I've been snarky.

              I'm guilty of not realizing that I lived through Watergate and this has all been done before, and that most of the people here are much younger than I am.

              I lived in the DC area during Watergate.  My neighbor owned the restaurant from which a burglar called from a payphone (no cell phones back then) & we used to have FBI agents, CIA, or whatever they were, come to our house to question us about our neighbors, who were mostly spies, so it seemed, regularly during the Nixon administration.  One of the burglars went to my high school sweetheart's church.  

              We, in the DC area, were outraged by Watergate, because we got the Washington Post, which had amazing articles about it by Woodward & Bernstein.  We couldn't wait to read those articles.

              There's a great movie you can get out of the library:  "All the Presidents' Men" about Watergate.

              You see, they pardoned Nixon, which is why this Bush adminstration is so out of control & many people have lost their lives and limbs as a result.  I think the reason I'm so upset that they are poised to vote for FISA is that it's a huge pardon of Bush.

              This clears the path for the next paranoid emperor Caligula to do crazy wars of his choice that kill a lot of people.

              No accountability sets the stage for more bad leaders doing really bad things.

              •  We're on the same page ma'am (0+ / 0-)

                I'm a 1955 model myself, so I very well remember Watergate. Never voted for a Rep. in my life, and never against a Dem when it mattered. Thanks for the personal info, it will be used against you. Just kidding, it gives historical context. Somehow, even tho we were only reading newspapers mostly back then , we felt it more.. or am I romanticing? Keep up the good work, CC.

                RPCV, Honduras. John Negroponte signed my ID card.

                by Karl Rover on Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 10:27:26 PM PDT

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        •  Well, (0+ / 0-)

          Of course it goes without saying that pooties are always important.  

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