So, last week the Senate did something surprisingly good and stopped ill-considered gun control right in its tracks--
While the House, that "last bastion of freedom," passed CISPA by better than 2 to 1, which will keep us free of them ol' cyberterrists with, among other things, warrantless searches and snitch-shield laws for your ISP, bank, etc., etc., etc. Why ask a judge when collaborators are cheap? It's still got to get through the Senate and if it makes it there, there's the rubber-stam- er, Presidential veto. Better stop this in the Senate, which -- oh happy day!! -- would mean telling little Chuckie Schumer* "No! BAD boy!" all over again.
Don't think this hasn't happened before; The Phone Companies have ben deeply in bed with various TLAs since long before you were born -- in bed with them and doing a very good job of keeping it on the down low. Now the bed is getting bigger -- and official.
Speaking of "warrantless searches," how 'bout all the wheel-spinnng in Boston? The fruitless shut-down of a major city, followed by Grampa calling the police after noticing the cover loose on his boat and a-- hey, is that a trail of blood? And this after the photographs of the (alleged, as they say on TV) perps were so successfully crowdsourced, which you might think could be a Helpful Hint about How To Find Malefactors. Here's hoping someone higher-up has a sudden stroke of insight. Or of something.
* I'm violating my rule about not making fun of politicans by user-modding their names but if anyone has earned it, he has, having never met a Big Brotherism he didn't embrace; he's also the guy who back in 1991 opposed opening up that DARPAnet thing to the unwashed masses, arguing, "...it would be a waste of the taxpayer's money." DARPAnet? You're soaking in it! It changed its first name to "inter" after moving out of the DOD's basement.
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