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We Need More Spying Power!

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 3:25 AM


Not happy with the effective gutting of FISA, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill, telling members of Congress that the Protecting America Act needs to be made permanent. (It presently has a 'sunset clause' set for January 2008.)

But it's not just because we need to spy on calls between Americans and suspected terrorists. It's because China and Russia have increased their spying efforts to 'near Cold War levels,' according to McConnell.

I'd honestly like to know why this is a surprise, and why the law which saw us through the collapse of the Soviet Union and Tiananmen Square is no longer sufficient to the task. (That is, if cell phones and the internet are such a threat, then the 'we need this to fight terrorism' is baloney, as Russia and China certainly were spying on us before 9/11.)


While I haven't seen the video, one of the new hosts of ABC's The View apparently doesn't know that the Earth is round.

After explaining that she doesn't 'believe in evolution, period,' Sherri Shepherd was asked whether or not the Earth was flat.

She said she didn't know.


A Boot to the Head to the ad agency handling IKEA, and their 'home is the most important place' commercial, which shows, amid luxurious apartments, condominiums, and estates, a makeshift shack built onto the back of a broken-down car.

Somehow, I don't think someone who is living in a gorram shack is going to be shopping at IKEA.



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