24 January 2006

In that red dress there's no contest

I've grown pretty tired of so many people criticising the NSA and the Patriot Act. Yes! The government is using top notch surveilence to read our emails, tap our phones, have us on camera. It is a strong invasion of our privacy and steps over the lines of the consitution a bit, but I mean come on. It's not like the government is trying to spy on us to expose Tom for having an affair with his next door neighbor Susy by tapping a phone or find out that little Tommy cheated on his science test by reading an email he wrote to a friend. This is a highly protective measure that I would hope most of the liberal left would accept with open arms.

However, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is receiving a lot of flack for what the government is doing and he, like I, believe that a lot of people are mislead in their understanding of the intent of this process. I mean do people really think that some CIA agents are sitting in a room listening to funny, taboo, or depressing phone conversations and then gossiping about it? Of course not. They're not even wasting their time on that. And not to mention wasting our money. They are invading the privacy of those who have shown signs of being a threat to the US and its allies.

When Gonzales spoke at a Georgetown Law School forum, several students stood in front of him with their backs turned and others stood outside the room with signs that read, "Don't torture the Constitution."

Great, let's keep every bit of the Constitution word for word and if something horrible happens then.."well at least we held to the Consitution!" (I hope you're hearing my sarcasm. This is stupid. Creeds were meant to be broken, laws altered and constitutions changed. We cannot let ourselves believe that abiding soley by the Constitution will keep us a great and safe nation.

Sorry for the rant>

Now has anyone seen the Rolling Stone cover with Kanye West dressed as a black Jesus with a crown of thorns on his head? I'm not sure if he's saying that he's the "Saviour" of hip hop music or what, but I think that's taking it a little too far. I agree that he's getting peoples' attention with the things he's doing and saying, but openly admitting that you're addicted to pornography in an interview, then laughing about it is not the attention that I would deem positive.

I'll stop moaning for now until I have something more uplifting and positive to write.


At 7:02 AM, January 26, 2006 , Anonymous robbie said...

Patriot act?!? As if you're really a patriot! You obviously want to be british considering your spelling of "criticising" and "Saviour"!

Also, no true American would ever manage to spell include "consitution" twice in one entry. The spelling of Constitution is something that I think should definitely be upheld and no yankee such as yourself will convince me otherwise.

God Bless the ol' U.S. of Kanye

At 7:04 AM, January 26, 2006 , Anonymous Robbie said...

Obviously I was a little excited typing that previous comment. Yes, I left British in lower-case and yes, I should have removed either "spell" or "include" from the first sentence in papagraph two. Blah.

At 6:27 PM, January 27, 2006 , Blogger Phillip said...

Hey Robbie. Can you spell penis? P-E-N-I-S. Penis.

PS. do you still have the Mickey Mantle auto score 92 card? And if you do, can I have it?

At 10:26 AM, February 03, 2006 , Anonymous chris said...

Maybe Pen-15?


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