Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 26, 2013

How Can You Tell That a NSA Spokesman is Lying?

His lips are moving.

This was a whopper from Shawn Turner, the director of communications for national intelligence:
"As the director of national intelligence has made clear, we welcome a healthy public dialogue about transparency and national security, and are hopeful that careful consideration of the impact to the safety and security of our nation will precede any changes to existing laws."
That's just bullshit. Earlier, they admitted that they hoped that nobody would find out that the NSA (and the Postal Service) are snooping on everyone. They want this debate about as much as a thief is eager to talk about making restitution for stealing shit.

There will be another hearing and, this time, the critics are going to be permitted to speak, rather than the liars and dissemblers from the Universe of Spooks.

All honor to Edward Snowden, for he exposed this again.* He dragged that nest of vipers out into the daylight for all to see. Shame on us if we let them crawl back under the rocks of national security without dealing with them.
*It was exposed for the first time in 2007, but Republicans didn't seem to care, then.

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