Wednesday, September 20, 2006  

F- Alberto Gonzales, who stoops to snoop

"This is a national problem that requires federal legislation," Gonzales said during a Senate Banking Committee hearing. "We need to figure out a way to have ISPs retain data for a sufficient period of time that would allow us to go back and retrieve it."

I am serious. He needs to be f-ing disbarred.

It isn't about
politicians have been devoting an unprecedented amount of attention to the topic of children, pornography and the Internet: At least three committees are holding hearings on the subject this week alone.

One committee even enlisted an outside-the-Beltway celebrity, basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq appeared on videotape before the Senate Commerce Committee, and said: "I've seen images that make me very sad, I've seen images that make me very mad...Yeah, I'm mad, very mad, senator." (O'Neal is a spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation, a federally funded nonprofit group.)
(the rest)

No, no and again. NO.

I'm sorry, Shaq, you seem like such a nice guy, but you have been d-u-p-e-d-

Such a pretty Trojan Horse, too.
Child Pornography. Pedophiles. The perfect boogeyman. Who doesn't want to get rid of them?
Alberto Gonzales and G.W. Bush.
Thaaaast's right.

Why, you should ask, (and do ask) do they want your ISP? Did you do anything wrong? Probably not. Did you look at child porn? I doubt it. Do you know anyone who does? Probably not. Did you read this site? You did? Good for you! Did you read something critical of the government today? Did you buy a book that is banned somewhere on the internet? Did you post something not in English? Do you belong to the ACLU? Did you book a trip that requires a passport? Did you...

This is one more weasly way around the objections to the sneak and peek practices this Adminstration engages in. It's about barely legal ways to track the citzenry, to collect information for a future time.
How long do they want your IPS records to be held?
A long, long time that has no specified end.
Gee, sounds familiar, don't you think?
Kind of like the War on Terror and the detainees in Guantanamo Bay...

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