Monday, June 10, 2013
Greetings all. No “big whoops” from SCOTUS today unless of course you’re Donald Rumsfeld and no longer have to worry about that pesky civil accountability problem from the people that you may or may not have ordered tortured. It was “just a little water” Poseidon said to the Titanic.
On other matters, has the NSA spied on you today? I used to think the answer to that question was no, but now it’s probably yes. I’ll be frank, I didn’t like excessive domestic surveillance under Bush and I don’t like it under Obama. But America has it’s cults of personalities and as someone who voted for the president twice, nothing has been so nausea inducing as watching Bush era dregs like Ari Fleischer and Bill Kristol circling the NSA wagons with partisan Obama supporters.
Most of the media reporting on this has been particularly terrible, with a few bright spots. Most notably Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks and the breaker of the story Glenn Greenwald. Whatever your opinion of this story you really have to admire the courage (and/or stupidity) of those who are taking on the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world out of their basic sense of right and wrong.
But enough of the politics. What Twitter really wants to know is if NSA Whistler Edward Snowden is really hot. The answer is, of course, yes! He can search my data anytime!