"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, February 03, 2006

CNN.com - Congress extends�Patriot Act 5 weeks - Feb 2, 2006

CNN.com - Congress extends�Patriot Act 5 weeks - Feb 2, 2006: "giving banks, libraries and Internet service providers the right to appeal when the FBI seeks financial and other records of their customers and clients."

All I can say is the appeal process better not be anything like that for convicts on deathrow. Time, in these instances certainly isn't of the essence as in the NSA wiretaps, however, readers of this or that book are not somehow going to have their door busted in because the government doesn't approve. I'm pretty sure 1984 was a book.


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