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The Upside of the FISA Amendments Act

I admit that we have been a little bit down in the mouth, bitter here at Irregular Times lately. How could we not be, what with the passage of the FISA Amendments Act, and Barack Obama jumping on the Homeland Insecurity bandwagon?

Sigh. I’m glad that I ran into someone online who could show me the brighter side of the FISA Amendments Act: We’ll finally be able to get our government to listen to us!

Roseann Dudrick writes,

“We can look at the upside – Funny, how everytime you call a gov. agency, you get put on indefinete hold, or disconnected – When we contact them, THEY don’t want to know what we are saying – Think of it as our own RED LINE to the Prez, now we can just call any number and bitch at Bush. We should have a national Pick Up the Phone and Bitch at Bush Day.”

I love this idea – and I think that we could have a series of FISA spying holidays. How about Get To Know Your Government Eavesdropper Day? Just pick up the phone or log on to the Internet and say “Hi!”

Yes, they’re violating your constitutional rights, but that’s no reason not to be friendly!

4 comments to The Upside of the FISA Amendments Act

  • Randolph

    I’ve been reading about the FISA act and called congressmen, talked about it to people that didn’t seem to care, and just did what I could. A few times I saw this author apologize for not letting this rest on this web sight, I do not think that an apology is in order. If the news can run the same story about how gas prices are high every single day and call it news, this defiantly should not be left to rest. Keep on keeping on I say.

  • Don’t worry, Randolph. We’re keeping on keeping on.

    I for one think that the disintegration of the Constituion is at least as important as the disintegration of the economy.

  • Tom

    Notice those two (the Constitution and the economy) come before the problem that MUST be acted on quickly by the entire world and NOW (actually 30 yrs ago would have been better)to avert our probable demise as a species (read James Hansen of NASA if you want to hear the real story).

  • John_Stracke

    Reminds me of a friend of mine in college. Her father was a diplomat; when she was a kid, they lived in Prague for a while, where they knew their home was bugged. She and her siblings, being little kids, thought that the bugs must be two-way, like phones. So, they started telling jokes, to make the spies laugh, so they could hear where the bugs were.

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