So disgusted with the Senate's vote to let our government spy on us at will, and protect phone companies who illegally handed over our private info. to the government.
Why did we vote in Democrats in 2006 anyhow? They ran on a platform of getting us out of Iraq and restoring civil liberties - what a fucking joke.
Then McCain - who has understandably made his anti-torture stance a centerpiece of his reputation - and other Republicans say it's OK for us to torture other people by voting against a bill that (thankfully) the Senate passed outlawing it.
Some friends and family members had more eloquent thoughts than mine on this topic, so I'll let their words be the centerpiece for this blog:
"My own belief is that the Congress as a whole cares less about rights under the constitution than about protecting business. Hence, the phone companies are immunized against wholesale illegal sharing of customer info with the perverted Justice department under Bush's stooges. However, the most disturbing thing is the spying without any judicial review. Isn't it amazing to live in the most fearful country in the world??"
"In other words...bullshit."
"McCain - cross him off my list."
"We were furious as we watched the televised vote come in. I don't think the Ds the nation sends to D.C. possess either brains or balls. (Balls look good on women; I'm sure of it.) I'm so sick of all this..."
"Interesting, isn't it, that 3 Senators didn't vote (on the spying bill) - Graham, Clinton and Obama. The last two, apparently, were too busy campaigning to worry about piddly little bills like this."