Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Phew, safe for another two weeks
Yeah, like you I was feeling a little shaky that he Protect America Act was going to expire on February 1.
After all, how would we know who the untrustworthy amongst us were if they weren't tapping our phones.
Now it seems that those grating statesmen, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and George Bush have agreed to extend our protection against terrorist monsters (actually extend our ability to eavesdrop on the party line), and to protect us good muhricans against the fear of terror.
As always, Jane Hamsher and Christy Hardin Smith at Firedoglake, and Glenn Greenwald at Salon have been doing an amazing job deciphering the arcane politics of how our leaders are screwing us with our own screwdrivers.