Our freedom is on it's last legs.

Big brother wants to know everything you do.

Screw that. What I do is my business.

Why worry if you do no wrong you say? I do no wrong and I worry.

Read the article and tell me your thoughts.

Even more worrisome:

Greeeaaaaaat! Does no one understand the absolute importance of requiring audits and power-checks on police procedures? Please, someone, disprove this article and tell me this is not right. (Otherwise, New Zealand is sounding better and better…)

There is no apostrophe in “its” when it is used as a possessive.

The new Grammar Enforcement Division of the FBI will be arriving at your door shortly.

I would not be the least bit surprised.

Wow…somebody finally noticed that these things exist (remember, they were one of Carter’s creations) and now freedom is on it’s last legs. Well…FYI, the FBI isn’t the ONLY group which has letters like these. The DoD has them and can issue them through the Army’s CID, USAF OSI, and USN’s NCIS. DHS can do it too, under FEMA of all departments. C’mon, this shit’s been around forever. Ain’t gonna do any more harm than before.


Even more worrisome:

Oh goody, now they’re going to sell my name and information to fucking spammers, or worse, credit card companys, religious groups and organized crime. Hell, maybe they’ll blackmail me with it when I write a letter to the editor that they don’t like.

From the same article:

That ain’t business as usual.

The worst thing is that from a practicle standpoint the effort expended keeping track of thousands of innocent people will divert the necessary resources from hunting down the bad guys.

Here’s the Washington Post’s version of the article. It’s a very long and appalling article, and here is my favorite snippet:

Another good 'un:

Our freedom has been on its last legs since 1787.

Our country is at war and our government has the obligation to protect the American people. There’s an enemy that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again. So you bet we’ll aggressively pursue them.

Do you want to wait for a mushroom cloud over your city because the government’s hands are tied by bureaucratic red tape? After all, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear.

I value my privacy. I fear losing something of value.

Luckily, he’ll be out of office in three years.

The 1950s just called, they want their arguments back.

Finally, a man who loves America.

Well, then, I urge you to be the first to put up your medical records, credit card statements, bank statements…ohh, and let any of us Dopers feel free to come through and rummage through your house. After all, if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear.

I’m sorry, but that’s a steaming load of fucking horse shit.

For god’s sake, people, doesn’t anyone but Miller read the news?


(And pretend that I got Miller’s joke and decided to pretend that he got my reference and that … oh, it’s just easier to go get drunk.)

What am I, chopped livah?

I can’t fellate you in every thread, Maegs. People would start to talk.