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December 14, 2005

Bush Sends in His #1 Thug

Things are heating up on Capitol Hill today. The House is expected to pass the renewal of the Patriot Act, but some members of the Senate are threatening to filibuster and calling for more time to come up with a better bipartisan compromise.

One of the key points in contention is the use of national security letters. These are letters that an FBI agent, without the permission of a judge, can send to your library, internet service provider, telephone company and credit bureau in order to collect information on you. And rumor has it, they're used about 30,000 times a year.

Meanwhile, President Bush sent his top law enforcement officer to
Capitol Hill to demand that Congress pass a House-Senate accord that
would renew more than a dozen provisions of the act before they expire
Dec. 31.

No one's physical presence strikes fear into the hearts of men quite like Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. I'm sure the Democrats are shaking in their shoes.

And speaking of shoes... Norbizness "knows a very special Attorney General who's getting platform Florsheims in his stocking this year!"


  • At December 14, 2005, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Lovely, isn't it? I'm calling it 'The Facist Act' from now on.

  • At December 14, 2005, Blogger mikevotes said…

    Ooooohhh, I like the slam on Al Gonzales.

    But remember, he was part of that, "it's okay for the President to do anything he wants because it's war" troika in the Justice Dept.

    Funny thing, that, you propose that your boss has unlimited powers and all three got better jobs.


  • At December 14, 2005, Blogger Sylvana said…

    I can't believe that after having four years to review that pile of crap that they are still going to support it. I wish we had more Russes!


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