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Mary Jo Kilroy States Position and Non-Position on FISA Amendments Act

Search Representative Mary Jo Kilroy’s House website for references to “jobs,” and you’ll find 54 web pages. Search Rep. Kilroy’s House website for references to “FISA,” and you’ll find nothing. When I asked candidate Kilroy last summer for her position on the FISA Amendments Act, she said she had no position.

That’s odd, considering what [...]

1 Page, Bullet Points, Sourced: Provide Your Congressional Candidate with Details Regarding the FISA Amendments Act

Earlier this month, I unsuccessfully attempted to ascertain congressional candidate Mary Jo Kilroy’s position regarding the FISA Amendments Act, the new law permitting unlimited warrantless searches, seizures and surveillance for periods of up to 67 days. Kilroy demurred from providing a specific response, indicating that she wasn’t sufficiently familiar with the details of the FISA [...]

Fourth Amendment Burned In Front of the Capitol (Congress Did it Months Ago)

Today, I burned the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in front of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, disintegrating the written words as an expression of the document’s disintegration into insignificance.

Of course, the act was just symbolic on my part. The Congress did the real deed in June and July when it [...]

AT&T Funneled Money To Pro-FISA House Democrats in June 2008

In June of 2008, 105 Democrats joined 188 Republicans in voting to pass the FISA Amendments Act. The new law doesn’t just negate your right to privacy under the Fourth Amendment; it also grants retroactive legal immunity to corporations like AT&T that violated the law by giving the government your private information without a court [...]

Asked about FISA at Netroots Nation, Nancy Pelosi Beats About the Bush

When Nancy Pelosi appeared at the Netroots Nation conference today, people questioned her decision as Speaker of the House to let the H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act, come to the floor. Speaker Pelosi’s answers were anything but respectful to the intelligence and attention span of those who were listening.

Hotline reports part of her [...]

New York Times and Democratic Party Loyalists: Framers of the Constitution Were “Far Left”

“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.

The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]

A Map of Patriotism in America After the FISA Amendments Act

This is my map of patriotism in the United States. Some of the 50 states had two Senators who acted in allegiance to their Oaths of Office to “support and defend the Constitution” by voting NO against the FISA Amendments Act, the bill to become law that enables warrantless domestic spying in spite of the [...]

Pro-Crime Democrats in the U.S. Senate, July 9 2008

The following is a list of pro-crime Democrats in the United States Senate:

These are the Democrats who voted to keep a provision in H.R. 6304 that would let law-breaking telecommunications corporations get off scot-free, and leave in the lurch the millions of Americans whose rights were violated:

Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana Senator Thomas [...]

On FISA Corporate Coverup, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are No Moderates

Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine like to be referred to as moderates. But this morning, they voted to keep language in H.R. 6304 that kills citizens’ ability to bring corporations to court when corporations break the law. A number of such cases were pending in court and were set to blow the [...]

Barack Obama: Yes We Can Spy On You Bumper Sticker

Barack Obama’s declaration — that he will vote tomorrow in favor of retroactive legal immunity for telecommunications companies that broke the law to spy on millions of American citizens — gives liberty a black eye. Turn the spy fiends’ argument back on themselves: if telecommunications corporations really did nothing wrong, what do they have to [...]

Vote on FISA Delayed until Wednesday

I never thought I would thank Jesse Helms for anything, but I was wrong. Thanks for dying, Jesse.

So that Senators can attend the late Jesse Helms’ funeral, the vote on the FISA Amendments Act will apparently be delayed until Wednesday.

That gives you another day to make it clear to your Senators that you [...]