Mandeville, LA – Mike Church’s daily Pile of Prep, chock full of the latest NSA evisceration of the 4th Amendment plus other [r]epublican stories used to perform the Mike Church Show on Sirius/XM Patriot channel 125. “Democracy – The theory that two thieves will steal less than one, and three less than two, and four less than three, and so on ad infinitum; the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques
Baaaaaaa, the American Sheople LOVE the NSA wiretapping/eavesdropping/record gathering & other assorted abuses.
The “Top Secret” cataloguing of the American sheople’s activities has been going on for quite some time. Here is a 2010 WaPo story about how much of this stuff there is spread across the ENTIRE continent.
A timeline of government power grabs in the iAge from FISA court’s establishment in 1976 until today. The list includes many forgotten abuses that should remind people that there are few “angels” in the government and far more hovering demons
Edward Snowden, this is your life! CNN breaks down the story of Edward Snowden, the “whistle blower” who outed the NSA – Verizon phone record bombshell. We learn that Snowden donated to Ron Paul, a warning sign that anyone else who has done so might want to consider
The NSA’s “Mordor on The Salt Lake” facility looks like something out of a James Bond movie, where the villain might corral all the world’s phone numbers and scheme to have them monitored for bank account logins to perform one ginormous seizure of $$$…oh wait, that’s what the Feds LEGALLY do to American citizens everyday. Nothing to see HERE citizen!
Of course with benign, security friendly descriptions of PRISM, like this one, the sheople cannot be totally faulted for wanting to have our majestic government work its magic on “terrorists” so they don’t have to
The Imaginative Conservative (TIC) – One difference between Libertarians & Conservatives (actual conservatives, not those of the DeceptiCON variety) is that Conservative fret over rising inequality among the classes
Coloradans have some serious disagreements between the North & South and now the North wants to “secede” and form it’s own state. If they have any sense, they will form a “republic” and NOT ask to be admitted into “the union”
When in doubt of your Presidential popularity and “legacy”, raise the minimum wage! Rail against “pay inequality” then trot out discredited statistics from the early 1990’s to make your case
This “good news” is anything BUT good news, Standard & Poor has raised the United States credit rating, opening the floodgate to this summer’s, “Raise The Debt Ceiling” free for all
H.L. Mencken’s Book of Burlesques contains a chapter titled “The Jazz Webster” where you will find the quote above and much more more humor and common sense to apply to this eras’s insanity
The saga of former NSA-bot Edward Snowden, the Guardian & WaPo leaker, who fled to Hong Kong before revealing his identity. Snowden’s conscious and sense of right & wrong drove him to divulge to the press what NSA was doing-it my violate “scared trust” at the NSA but it seems pretty courageous an under-appreciated today
Rand Paul op-ed, the DNA in your body is yours and not the government’s unless they obtain it through dude process-oh wait, that’s NOT what the SCOTUS just ruled. “Some would respond that if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear from a national registry. That might be true if government were always and everywhere comprised of angels. Experience tells us that government officials often fall short of being angelic.”
WaPo “moderates” begin their assault on Rand Paul’s “attacks against the NSA” as if the intelligence behemoth has anything to fear from one U.S. Senator who has no party to back him up
Apple unveils suite of new software improvements but still NO upgrade to the aging MacPro, the last of the great desktop computers with ACTUAL peripheral ports. Apple’s usefulness to business/media producers is still on the wane.
DeceptiCONNED – New book on Grover Cleveland slams the former President for not being interventionist enough in foreign imperialism
Food fight! Rand Paul continues his on-air duel with Senator Lindsey Graham as neither will concede the high ground of their convictions but only Paul’s are rooted in a [r]epublican tradition. Graham’s have more in common withe the paranoid Constitution shredder Richard Nixon than Grover Cleveland.