I have to admit that I'm feeling a little paranoid over the NSA spying thing. I'm certainly not important enough to attract attention from these guys but just knowing that nothing I say is safe from government spying gives me the willies. All the more reason for me to keep saying it, but it took an extra twenty minutes to get my brain in gear this morning. I kept being distracted. Eeew! I don't like it when people try to intimidate me.
So, I'm wondering if maybe the real agenda here is the intimidation of the American public. Remember this is the Orwell Administration. If it says Clear Skies it means unfettered pollution. If it says Healthy Forests is means clear-cut those suckers. If it says Keeping America Safe it means destroying what America stands for. You have to twist it all around to figure out what the real agenda is.
Do they honestly think they can get away with this one? It's pretty big. But, why wouldn't they? They've repeatedly broken the law and gotten away with it. Scaring the public into shutting up might just be part of their strategy. They are brazen enough to fix elections and let their Deibold guy brag about it. They are brazen enough to blatantly rob from the poor to give to the rich. Why not blow up our freedom of speech? Who is going to stop them? Not Congress, and pretty soon not the Supreme Court. It's the sort of thing Rove would just revel in.
If you missed the ACLU ad comparing Bush to Nixon in the December 22nd issue of the NYT you can see it on DailyKos. It's in the recommended diaries section this morning.
Have a good day and keep complaining loud and often! They may be spying but the good news is that they are too lazy and incompetent to do much with it.