Saturday, June 15, 2013

On Rick Perry - Constitutional Scholar Edition

At the signing ceremony for the "Merry Christmas" Bill
Religious freedom does not mean freedom from religion.
If the term is to have any meaning at all, yes it does mean that if you so choose.

Rick Perry really knows a good pander when he sees it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

on Glenn Greenwald and fatal flaws

Driftglass' take on this is about the same as mine.
Right now, Mr. Greenwald has the world by the tail, and the story he is breaking is important and consequential.  And yet at the moment of his greatest triumph he appears incapable of rising above his need to use his megaphone to settle petty scores with his enemies...a group which seems to include anyone and everyone he perceives of as disagreeing with him in the slightest. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

On the real NSA scandal

It seems to have been legal.
Call your Congresscritter and demand they change the law.

Oh, you would rather be outraged?
You are the problem.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

On Surveillance By The Good President

If you have to rely on the fact that the President is a good person and wouldn't abuse any information that was gained from questionable surveillance laws you need to understand that you are well and truly fucked.

You should look at any such law and say to yourself, what is the worst possible case a bad actor could put to this. If you still think it is OK then god bless. If you don't ...