Friday, July 11, 2008

Sing A Song

He just couldn't wait. Gleeful George signed the telecom immunity bill one day after the Senate abdicated our constitutional rights. Bush signs bill overhauling eavesdropping rules.

As Glenn Greenwald said, Congress votes to immunize lawbreaking telecoms, legalize warrantless eavesdropping:

The Democratic-led Congress this afternoon voted to put an end to the NSA spying scandal, as the Senate approved a bill -- approved last week by the House -- to immunize lawbreaking telecoms, terminate all pending lawsuits against them, and vest whole new warrantless eavesdropping powers in the President. The vote in favor of the new FISA bill was 69-28. Barack Obama joined every Senate Republican (and every House Republican other than one) by voting in favor of it, while his now-vanquished primary rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, voted against it. John McCain wasn't present for any of the votes, but shared Obama's support for the bill. The bill will now be sent to an extremely happy George Bush, who already announced that he enthusiastically supports it, and he will sign it into law very shortly.
So, the fat lady sang on my birthday alright, but she wasn't crooning "Happy Birthday to you." Some birthday present!

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