Irony, thine name is nanny state

The WSJ has an article about how the NSA is monitoring communications and transactions of all kinds, by regular citizens, under the pretense that this massively unconstitutional action is being done, under the guise of providing for national security, to supposedly protect us from terrorism. Considering the only actions we know that any and all other federal agencies have taken based on information they gather have been of the partisan attack type, you will pardon me for not taking the statist fucks that want us to believe that the intel the NSA is gathering isn’t being abused. When congress feels it must ask Holder if this administration is spying on them, you know that what’s going on is bad. Anyway, back to the WSJ article, and a revelation that this intel gathering isn’t limited to phone calls, e-mails, social media, and blogs, but that it also includes…

WASHINGTON—The National Security Agency’s monitoring of Americans includes customer records from the three major phone networks as well as emails and Web searches, and the agency also has cataloged credit-card transactions, said people familiar with the agency’s activities.

The disclosure this week of an order by a secret U.S. court for Verizon Communications Inc.’s VZ +3.34% phone records set off the latest public discussion of the program. But people familiar with the NSA’s operations said the initiative also encompasses phone-call data from AT&T Inc. T +1.54% and Sprint Nextel Corp., S +1.91% records from Internet-service providers and purchase information from credit-card providers.

Credit cards? So they are tracking what people buy with their cards as well, huh? Yeah, I can go into a rant about how fucking insane this abuse of power is, but the first thing that popped into my mind is that if they can track everyone’s credit card transactions, they should put some effort into checking out past Obama campaign crdit card misuses. Of course I am just kidding! Don’t drone strike me, bro. No f-ing way these scumbags would find anything wrong with what they are doing anyway. After all, things are only “really wrong, bordering on evil” when it is the conservatives, religious people, and of course, the Tea Partiers that can be accused – practically always falsely, and without the usual bullshit restraint the left and the LSM pretend they feel obliged to practice until, as they constantly tell is when the perp is a leftard, the real facts are known – of doing it.

I ask again: what do you think the reaction from the left and the LSM would be if the flood of ever more scary and intrusive revelations of governmental abuse of power and shitting all over the constitution and our rights was happening under a republican administration? Do you really think that we would be seeing people in the media or in authority making excuses and trying to minimize the importance of addressing these criminal activities by the monsters that promised us the most transparent and ethical administration ever? Do you think that if things were reversed that republicans would be doing what the left is doing now – circling the wagons – or would they do the same that was done when Nixon was forced to resign for something that clearly seems to be a much smaller and less despicable abuse of power? Do you think a republican administration would be given the same latitude and leniency they are giving the members of the Chicago thug machine running the country into the ground?

The left may want to pretend otherwise, but the Obama presidency has made it abundantly clear to anyone that isn’t a fucking idiot that they, their ideology, and their disregard for the very laws they use to target those they see as political enemies, are despicable. Oh, I am under no illusion that the 47%, to use a classification Romney was pilloried for, will not care a bit as long as these fucks abusing the massive power of the Leviathan state keep the “free shit” coming and do not bother them too much. Shame, decency, and morals are dead on the left, so these crooks will not be bothered. The great American experiment is being murdered, and remember that they promised us they were going to change it up, and the left can’t be bothered by that. The nanny state is evil.

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  1. Mook

    Obama has used executive privilege to protect his administration from perfectly justified investigations as to why his administration sent thousands of untraceable guns to Mexican drug lords. Obama knowingly lied his ass off for weeks about the Benghazi attacks being caused by a filmmaker when he was informed immediately that it was a terrorist attack. Out of hatred, Obama gives speeches claiming that “Republicans want dirty air and dirty water”. Obama is almost certainly lying when he says that learned “from the newspapers” that the IRS was targeting conservative groups for unconstitutional harassment, and now we find out that the Obama administration is tracking the phone calls and credit card transactions of regular law abiding US citizens (although they can’t be bothered to track the illegal aliens who skipped Visas) for god knows what. Take notice, because THIS is what tyranny looks like.

    But Hal tells us that only extremist rightwingnuts could POSSIBLY believe that Obama is *gasp* “evil”. Obama may be a hateful scumbag who is a known liar and he’s corrupt as hell.. but don’t dare call him evil or you have disqualified yourself from rational discussion.. at least according to Journolists whom Hal parrots.

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  2. Hal_10000

    The most amazing thing about this is the liberals running around finding excuses for it. Several of the companies have issues very carefully worded denials and the entire Left Wing Echosphere is saying, “Oh, OK then.”

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  3. hist_ed

    I admire people that stick to their guns regardless of which party is in power. There are some republicans who are saying “this is ok.” There are far more republicans that are going apeshit over this that gave Bush a pass. There are also a few democrats who are saying this is wrong. Most democrats are saying this ok when a few years ago they were going apeshit over much less extensive monitoring under Bush.

    Of course, Obama ran as the anti-Bush. He cited specifically and repeatedly, Bush administration monitoring of phone record as really bad. What a hypocritical schmuck.

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  4. stogy

    Of course, Obama ran as the anti-Bush. He cited specifically and repeatedly, Bush administration monitoring of phone record as really bad. What a hypocritical schmuck.

    Yup. The irony is that he ran a “Change” campaign. But nothing did.

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  5. stogy

    Yanno, I expect this “but so-n-so did it” bullshit from stogy.

    Really? Is that what I am saying? Because I thought I was saying something completely different. Please enlighten me.

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  6. Poosh

    This may or may not be ok, but the spin is that this is “the same” as what Bush did. It’s not, as I’m sure most of you are aware now. Under Obama, for good or bad, the program took massive steps “forward”.

    *Mississippi Yankee already noted

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