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Working Without A Net?

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010 3:51 AM

Seriously, are the Republicans on drugs? Senator Mitch McConnell is leading opposition to the very idea that Wall Street needs to be regulated.

So let's sum up - the Republicans don't want you to have healthcare, and they don't want the kind of financial shell game that torpedoed the economy in 2008 to be regulated.

We've yet to see whether or not Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will sign SB 1070, the measure that would require a law enforcement officer to ascertain a person's immigration status if they have a 'reasonable suspicion' they might not be a citizen.

In other words, your skin color, speaking Spanish, eating a taco, hanging out on the corner ... it's all fair game. 'Cause We All Know What An Illegal Immigrant Looks Like.

And it's in direct violation of the 4th Amendment's protections against unreasonable search and seizure. (Not that this has stopped much of anything, lately - most notably the illegal, warrantless wiretaps promulgated by the Bush Administration.)

Okay, if you thought drilling into the cliffside in Pacifica and bolting a concrete wall to the eroding face would work, raise your hand.

The cliff is continuing to deteriorate, and a portion of the 'wall' is pulling away.

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota) is now taking a stand against Net Neutrality, decrying it as censorship.

But then, Bachmann also thought the Census was going to be used to round up people (mostly conservatives) and put them into camps, just like the Japanese Internment.

Here's the Electronic Frontier Foundation's page on the subject.

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