Monday, January 16, 2006

Wire Tapping is it worth it?

Sorry for the break.

So it has come to light that the wiretapping of phones without warrants started before September 11th and well the New York Times has just released some information on it. In exchange for our right to privacy being vanquished we got nothing, I repeat nothing. Here's the Times to prove it.

- In the anxious months after the Sept. 11 attacks, the National Security Agency began sending a steady stream of telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and names to the F.B.I. in search of terrorists. The stream soon became a flood, requiring hundreds of agents to check out thousands of tips a month. But virtually all of them, current and former officials say, led to dead ends or innocent Americans.

Anyone remember when President Bush said that we were only going to spy on people with known terrorist ties. Me too. More Republicans lies.

The law enforcement and counterterrorism officials said the program had uncovered no active Qaeda networks inside the United States planning attacks. "There were no imminent plots - not inside the United States," the former F.B.I. official said.

Congressman why have you not pushed for censure? Don't you remember "Give me liberty or give me death!" Where's your pride congressman?


Blogger DonkeyKick06 said...

Another topic for ya. Check RF's website on this to see if he has anything to say - but don't hold your breath.

Link to MSNBC story

Christie Whitman, the first of three EPA administrators in the current Bush administration, said people obviously are having “an enormous impact” on the earth’s warming.

“You’d need to be in a hole somewhere to think that the amount of change that we have imposed on land, and the way we’ve handled deforestation, farming practices, development, and what we’re putting into the air, isn’t exacerbating what is probably a natural trend,” she said. “But this is worse, and it’s getting worse.”

FINALLY - a conservative of reason and conscience

8:05 PM, January 19, 2006  
Blogger JeffersonDem said...

Personally, I think Whitman has neither reason nor conscience. She was, after all, the person who swore the air surrounding ground zero was safe...

4:35 PM, January 23, 2006  
Blogger DonkeyKick06 said...

Good point. I'm reading "It's my Party Too" and it has some really good insights. Hard to believe in this day and age that the book was written by a "conservative" (though there are the occasional points that I find hard to stomach and even last night I found myself giggling at her gross understatements regarding the GOP disconnect to the Black community).

Not sure yet if she mentions Ground Zero, but your point is very well taken.

So I guess you can't trust any of em, huh?

8:19 AM, January 24, 2006  
Blogger Nite74 said...

Hey, First time seeing your blog. No open thread, so I'll ask it here... who's running against this f**kwad Frelinghuysen. It makes me just a little sick to know he represents me.

1:45 PM, February 08, 2006  
Blogger TomWyka said...

Nite 74,


Stay tuned here...

Channel some of that energy and help out. It's worthwhile cause - right?

In fairness - there is another possible contender - Jack Hartford from Chatham (good man as well).

Stay tuned.

1:28 PM, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Jay said...

Great to hear that someone is running! This is the first time I have heard this. Are there any other websites about politics in the 11th?

9:45 AM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger TomWyka said...


A few to an extent ...,, also I highly recommend looking for the Morris County group on and dropping off your email there if you're looking to get involved.


9:36 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Jay said...

Thanks! DFALink looks great, I signed up and hope to make it to the next meeting.

Great to hear someone is building a campain against Frelinghuysen. It seems like he has gotten way too comfortable. I've been trying to accumulate links and stuff about his hijinks He keeps such a low profile, most people just see his name in articles about new firetrucks or ceremonies at Picatinny. I would love to help out if I could.

6:55 AM, February 17, 2006  

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