CIA Not Guilty according to CIA Report

The agency is allowed to investigate itself and find the CIA not guilty. So at first it was an accusation that was beyond the scope of reason, according to the CIA. Then, suddenly, it was true after all; the CIA admitted it. Then, the CIA watchdog who exposed the mess suddenly quit his job. And now? Now the CIA has investigated itself and concluded that it did nothing wrong. This is exactly how the government treats you, right? When you are accused of wrongdoing, it asks you to investigate Read more […]

ReasonTV: Feinstein Is REALLY Ironic

The main problem with Alanis Morissette’s song, “Ironic,” is that there is nothing ironic in the lyrics. Thanks to ReasonTV and Dianne Feinstein, that has now been fixed. A Senator lady Got the news one day The country’s being spied on by the NSA So she went out defending on each TV set but when she found out she’d been snooped on she got all upset And isn’t it ironic? I mean, don’t you think? […] Senator, this may surprise you and the irony bites but Congresspeople ain’t Read more […]

Rand Paul: Are Senators And Representatives Afraid Of Our Out-of-Conrol Spy Agencies?

From Politico.com: “Rand Paul’s Berkeley talk: A U.S. dystopia?” The Kentucky Republican, who is heavily weighing a 2016 presidential bid, is speaking at the historically liberal bastion at a time when he is seeking to broaden the GOP base. He has long pointed to privacy concerns as an issue that could woo young people to a more libertarian-leaning Republican brand — like his. “I don’t know about you, but I’m worried,” he will say, according to an early look at remarks shared exclusively Read more […]

Dianne Feinstein Reacts To Toy Helicopter: How Dare Drones Spy On ME! I’m A Senator!

This woman’s self-focus apparently knows no limitations. From Politico.com: For Sen. Dianne Feinstein, regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles has gotten personal. In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired on Sunday night, the California Democrat said a drone spied into the window of her home during a protest outside her house, and that privacy concerns for the technology were “major.” Feinstein appeared as a pro-regulation voice in a Morley Safer segment on the legal questions Read more […]

Darrell Issa, Why No “Treason” Charge For The NSA?

From Breitbart.com: “Issa Rips CIA Over Feinstein Spying Allegations: ‘Treason’” House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said he is incensed about allegations the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, calling it “treason.” “I think Senator Feinstein is as outraged as anyone and I share her outrage. I think the violation of the Constitutional separation of powers should be an offense of the highest level—virtually treason,” Issa told Breitbart News on Tuesday. “Spying Read more […]

CIA Spied On Senate Intelligence Committee So They Are Invoking The Constitution!

From the New York Times: The Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to keep secret the details of a defunct detention and interrogation program has escalated a battle between the agency and members of Congress and led to an investigation by the C.I.A.’s internal watchdog into the conduct of agency employees. The agency’s inspector general began the inquiry partly as a response to complaints from members of Congress that C.I.A. employees were improperly monitoring the work of staff members Read more […]

Stop Destroying Our Engines And Degrading Our Mileage!

From CNBC: Ethanol requirements for U.S. gasoline appear to be losing friends and influencing the wrong people, with calls growing to reform or scrap the government mandates altogether. The Environmental Protection Agency in November proposed reducing the amount of renewable fuels, including corn-based ethanol, that oil refiners must blend with gasoline. The rule is a centerpiece of government efforts to curb carbon emissions, while jump-starting alternative forms of energy. The draft rule would Read more […]

Government: We’re Failing To Protect You So Give Us More Money & Power

If you worked in the private sector you wouldn’t use the fact that you are unable to deliver a service as a reason why people should pay you more for the service. But for politicians the worst possible scenario is to actually solve a problem. If you solve the problem then how can you justify an bigger budget? Thus, the headline from Politico.com: “Feinstein, Rogers: United States ‘not safer today.’” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) are leaders of Read more […]

Dear Edward Snowden: Don’t Appeal To Felons For Mercy

This makes me mad: (Newser) – Edward Snowden says he hopes international pressure will persuade the US government to stop “persecuting” him with espionage charges but he appears to have as much hope of receiving clemency as he does of getting his old job back. The NSA leaker “violated US law,” White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer says. “He should return to the US and face justice.” Snowden released a manifesto yesterday denouncing mass surveillance and saying that telling the truth shouldn’t be considered Read more […]

Feinstein Speaks Of Limiting NSA While Trying To Legalize And Empower It

A couple of days ago we were treated to headlines like this one from the Guardian, “NSA: Dianne Feinstein breaks ranks to oppose US spying on allies,” which is much like this other one, “US surveillance has gone too far, John Kerry admits.” For a really dramatic read, here’s The Cable at ForeignPolicy.com: ‘We’re Really Screwed Now’: NSA’s Best Friend Just Shivved The Spies One of the National Security Agency’s biggest defenders in Congress is suddenly at odds with the agency and calling Read more […]

Finding Out What’s In It: Congress Passed Another Bill Without Reading It

I supposed if I refer to “that dam bill” someone will think I am swearing. But in this case I’m referring to the funding of a dam on the Ohio River. It was in the government budget/debt ceiling bill and not many who voted for it knew it was in there: McCain told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Wednesday he had “never even heard of” the project and questioned why it had been included in the bipartisan plan to end the budget crisis. “They stuck in some stuff which, of course, they couldn’t Read more […]

The “Moral” Crusade of Anti-Gun Journalists

It’s all rather sad and pathetic. Now that Harry Reid has decided to not pursue the Feinstein proposal on assault weapons, liberal journalists are coming out wagging their fingers and their ethical superiority. Castigating Reid’s decision, Eugene Robinson writes: “The answer isn’t political, it’s moral. The answer is that this is not a moment to do the expedient thing but instead to do the right thing.” Yeah right, as if the ban on so-called assault weapons itself was not motivated by politics, Read more […]