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Obama Promise of NSA Oversight ‘Fizzles After 72 Hours’

[hat tip to jo6pac for sharing marcy blog!]

Grant Gross in “Obama Calls for Review of Surveillance Programs” reported in a spirit of “good faith” toward Obama and the White House on Friday, August 9th:

U.S. President Barack Obama will work with Congress to limit data collection by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act and will appoint an independent board to review the country's surveillance programs, he said Friday.

Obama’s ‘Clueless’ Act re NSA at Press Conference

Obama held a Friday press conference and continued to lie about the illegality of the NSA surveillance programs.

Obama, according to Barry Grey in “Obama’s press conference: The smiling face of a police state,” seriously wants the citizenry to believe its discomfort over Edward Snowden’s NSA mass surveillance revelations is just a poor job of public relations between his administration and the American population.

Grey: Read more about Obama’s ‘Clueless’ Act re NSA at Press Conference

Naughty US Drug Enforcement's NSA Use: PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION

I just read an article called “US Drug Enforcement Agency conceals use of information from NSA mass surveillance programs” by Niles Williamson.

It made me SCREAMING MAD!!!!

Yes, there are lots of things on the assembly line of "FRESH HELLS ‘R’ US" AMERICA, but wait until you get a load of this one! Read more about Naughty US Drug Enforcement's NSA Use: PARALLEL CONSTRUCTION

Senate IP Edit ‘Dissident’ to ‘Traitor’ on Snowden Wikipedia

According to Ryan Gorman of the Daily Mail, on August 2nd an attempt was made to edit the Edward Snowden Wikipedia page to replace the word “dissident” with the word ”traitor." The edit was rejected by a moderator of Wikipedia.

The IP address of the attempting editor had a US Senate registration.

Staffer, intern or senator one wonders.

Wikipediocracy watchdogs Wikipedia and noticed the adjustment first. Read more about Senate IP Edit ‘Dissident’ to ‘Traitor’ on Snowden Wikipedia

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About the Supreme Court

Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, et al knew that these guys were corrupt, racist, sexist ogres when they were up for confirmation. They could have organized a proper filibuster.. Bork was stopped, these ogres could have been stopped. Going back to at least as far as Bush vs Gore we knew that no member of the Federalist Society would decide according to the law, but only according to the conservative agenda. Read more about About the Supreme Court

10 Thoughts Re Unlawful Mass Surveillance (w/out snips)

Edward Snowden is risking his welfare in order to expose illegitimate surveillance of millions of Americans and foreign peoples who are innocent of any wrongdoing.

Edward Snowden has revealed the betrayal and incompetence of our Congress and judicial system, both unable to watch-dog and prevent such anti-4th amendment over-reach of the executive branch’s intelligence and security operations. Read more about 10 Thoughts Re Unlawful Mass Surveillance (w/out snips)

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) "Reform" Prompts Republican Lawmaker To Vow, "I'm Coming After You"

Here's an interesting C-Span video from its morning call-in show, "Washington Journal."

[C-Span, Washington Journal, "Gang Of Six Deficit Reduction Plan"] Read more about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) "Reform" Prompts Republican Lawmaker To Vow, "I'm Coming After You"

Libby's Stew: Holy Sh*t Surveillance!

Joseph Kishore in “Obama administration collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans”

The Obama administration is engaged in a secret and illegal dragnet to accumulate detailed phone records of tens and perhaps hundreds of millions of US residents in a program organized by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Full Background/Update for Manning’s Court Martial

Pfc. Manning’s trial by court martial began on June 3rd at Fort Meade in Maryland. It is expected to last 3 months. (Naomi Spencer in “Bradley Manning’s court martial begins”)

Pfc. Manning is 25 years old. Read more about Full Background/Update for Manning’s Court Martial

The Elephant in the Benghazi Room is Al Qaeda as Frenemy

One of Obama’s damage control frontiers this week is the “cover up” after the tragic and deadly attack on the Benghazi consulate last September.

It is being roundly pooh-poohed as not scandal-label-worthy by Obama Team Dems. The one MSNBC anchor I am willing to watch, Chris Hayes, tonight led the pooh-poohers much to my frustration. He called it a “nothingburger”! Read more about The Elephant in the Benghazi Room is Al Qaeda as Frenemy

Obama, the F-word, & the Criminalization of News-Gathering

The f-word is fascism.

The first amendment matters. Should matter. Apparently not so much to the Justice Department and Democratic President Barack Obama.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gerald "I’m a thieving cocksucker" Posner, the disgraced journalist and CIA shill, whose career in journalism ended in 2010 upon exposure of massive plagiarism and fabrication, has now been sued by Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read more about To Kill a Mockingbird

Bill of Rights Circled the Bowl in Boston -- FLUSH!!!

Barry Grey in "American democracy in shambles" writes:

With the implementation of a state of military siege against the population of Boston last week, the American ruling class has crossed a historical, legal and political Rubicon.

The die is cast and the sun is setting on the democratic forms of rule that have existed in the United States for the past two centuries.

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Run, don't walk, to your Senators' and Rep's district office and tell them NO

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Obama Budget to Include Cuts to Programs in Hopes of Deal

WASHINGTON — President Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.

Iraq War’s Ultimate Lie Behind the Lies Fatally Lives On

One of the deepest (and most chilling) tenth anniversary Iraq War analyses is written by Gary Leupp, entitled: The Victory of the Noble Lie: The Neocons Won. Read more about Iraq War’s Ultimate Lie Behind the Lies Fatally Lives On

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