Here is an example of what happens to powerful people when they don’t have term limits.
While you are being inundated with
Fiscal Cliff Fiscal Hill bullshit to ruin your Thanksgiving, and while you are watching entrenched politicians calling people names as if they are on the playground at recess, it appears that Your Good Friend and member of the ironically-named “Democratic” Party, Patrick Leahy, has performed a 180 and quietly rewritten a bill that purports to “Protect” the e-mail privacy of Americans.
Mr. Leahy’s “American” rewrite consists of the following. I don’t suppose we will hear that Sympathy Hire, Luke Russert, asking a man like Leahy to step aside for younger people, though.
Revised bill highlights
Grants warrantless access to Americans’ electronic correspondence to over 22 federal agencies. Only a subpoena is required, not a search warrant signed by a judge based on probable cause.
Permits state and local law enforcement to warrantlessly access Americans’ correspondence stored on systems not offered “to the public,” including university networks.
Authorizes any law enforcement agency to access accounts without a warrant — or subsequent court review — if they claim “emergency” situations exist.
Says providers “shall notify” law enforcement in advance of any plans to tell their customers that they’ve been the target of a warrant, order, or subpoena.
Delays notification of customers whose accounts have been accessed from 3 days to “10 business days.” This notification can be postponed by up to 360 days.
A vote on this insulting American “Democratic” travesty, brought to you by a split Congress full of extremists that have seized America as their own play toy, is scheduled for next week, when I am sure you will be occupied listening to more press bullshit to keep you adequately detoured. Who knows? Maybe Romney will say something stupid to keep you busy while this man has the audacity to submit this bill to a vote. You’re all terrorists now. Except for the POS who killed people at Fort Hood. He’s a Workplace Violence guy.
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