Hearing this bit from an NPR story this morning…
And on government surveillance of Americans, Obama said, Americans volunteer a lot of this information daily.
“You’ve got private companies that have a lot more data and and a lot more details about emails and phone calls than the federal government does,” he said.
So this bugging-the-entire-internet thing is going to kinda crush Obama’s credibility when he complains to Chinese President Xi Jinping about Chinese hacking, isn’t it?
Still buried in work, I hadn’t had a chance to post about Jon Stewart’s use of Dick Molpus as a stand-in for backwards Southern pollitians last week.
To Stewart’s credit, he began his show last night with a correction, crediting Molpus’s stands on the right side of civil rights issues.
Colbert went after the bill Chism and Jeff Smith introduced into the house, noting how well “a house devided cannot stand” worked in the past. He also made reference to those Smith’s mustache (“dead shrimp”).
He invited on a guest, Cliff Sloan, who described who well nullification has worked in the past. Colbert said, [...]
So that you can point at them and laugh should they walk into a restaurant, pictured above are Gary Chism, representing House District 39 (Lowndes, Clay, Oktibeha Counties), a Shriner, insurance agent, Republican, and chair of the House Insurance committee and Jeffery Smith, representing House District 39 (Lowndes), Baptist Deacon, former County [...]
They detest his interposition pandering and note that he’s the worst Governor for job creation in decades. Basically, they say, shut up the silly talk about blocking federal law and get to work at getting Mississippians to work.
What besides a pander to the “civil-war-is-around-the corner “ crowd could be behind Gov. Phil Bryant’s [...]
From Andy Borowitz on his New Yorker Blog
REPUBLICANS ACCUSE OBAMA OF USING POSITION AS PRESIDENT TO LEAD COUNTRY
Does it present terrorism as having nailed bin Laden?
Not really, or perhaps at most sort of. Several pieces of information are presented as having been key. A major sequence involves a prisoner who, under torture, revealed nothing– there’s a sequence where the torturers are convinced he has the day of an operation, about [...]