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    Obama to extend FISA (warrantless wiretaps)

    The Senate on Friday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the President George W. Bush administrations warrantless wiretapping program.

    The FISA Amendments Act, which was expiring Friday at midnight, allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States. The communications may be intercepted to acquire foreign intelligence information.

    The House approved the measure in September. President Barack Obama, who said the spy powers were a national security priority, is expected to quickly sign the package before the law Congress codified in 2008 expires in the coming hours. Over the past two days, the Senate debated and voted down a handful of amendments in what was seen as largely political theater to get Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) to lift a procedural hold on the FISA Amendments Act legislation that barred lawmakers from voting on the package.

    In the end, the identical package the House passed 301-118 swept through the Senate on a 73-23 vote.
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    That's what tyrants do in congress, and the executive branch.

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    Once again, Obama and the democrats do what liberals claim to hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom&Liberty View Post
    Once again, Obama and the democrats do what liberals claim to hate.
    Neither Obama nor Dems are liberals.
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    Daddy, what big ears you have!

    Obama extended FISA so he can better listen to what you bumpkins and rednecks are saying about him. Better watch out, 86Dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capricorn View Post
    Neither Obama nor Dems are liberals.
    The only true liberal was Kucinich and he is gone.
    You're just splitting hairs, dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom&Liberty View Post
    Once again, Obama and the democrats do what liberals claim to hate.
    Is there any evil Bush administration policy that Obama hasn't embraced?

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    Oh yeah....tax cuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Mojado View Post
    Obama extended FISA so he can better listen to what you bumpkins and rednecks are saying about him. Better watch out, 86Dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capricorn View Post
    Neither Obama nor Dems are liberals.
    The only true liberal was Kucinich and he is gone.
    Goddam leftists. All of them.

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    Pay attention to Mr. Capricorn. He's different. It's refreshing actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caddis View Post
    Is there any evil Bush administration policy that Obama hasn't embraced?
    FISA is not a Bush policy. Its dates back to Carter. You know... a very liberal democrat.

    Oh yeah....tax cuts
    Actually Obama did embrace the Bush tax cuts and made them his evil policy when he extended the cuts into law in 2010. But I won't attempt to stop you from writing your own history on both counts.
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    The libtards fear these threads and will not venture in unless they can troll and change the topic. Come on Java Man, Ganga, Teller, Cowpunk, step up and comment on the CHIA PET'S leadership in regards to the CHEMOTHERAPY of AIPAC policy on US citizens. Fuckin' punks.

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    Liberals don't actually seem to mind a government that intrudes on your personal liberties...as long as they control it. When it's under the control of Republicans, they call it Nazism, totalitarianism, etc.

    It is difficult to believe the vast majority of people don't see right through this shit...but they're idiots. My evidence is that they elected all the same motherfuckers to run the country. Nice job.
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    Teller stopped by this site today and missed this thread. So here is a bump for Teller so he can respond!

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    That's the problem with giving the government "temporary" powers. They're never temporary. This and the patriot acts were all written in stone as soon as those assholes passed them.

    That's why it was a bad idea to pass them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooRadley View Post
    That's the problem with giving the government "temporary" powers. They're never temporary. This and the patriot acts were all written in stone as soon as those assholes passed them.

    That's why it was a bad idea to pass them.
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    The irony overload is enough to warp space and time itself

    The exact same fools who I debated for years , here and elsewhere, during the Bush regime over warrant-less wiretaps , the "patriot" act , expansion of the "imperial" executive branch , erosion of 4th amendment protections etc etc now are all born-again ACLU'ers when the jack-boot is on the other foot.

    These wingnuts now complain about the same gov't they supported and created

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java_man View Post
    exact-a-mundo

    The irony overload is enough to warp space and time itself

    The exact same fools who I debated for years , here and elsewhere, during the Bush regime over warrant-less wiretaps , the "patriot" act , expansion of the "imperial" executive branch , erosion of 4th amendment protections etc etc now are all born-again ACLU'ers when the jack-boot is on the other foot.

    These wingnuts now complain about the same gov't they supported and created

    Enjoy your Just Deserts , whingers
    Wireless wire taps have been around since Jimmy Carter and the democrats enacted FISA years before Bush was around. In case you missed one of the biggest cases using a warrant less wire tap it happen under Clinton against an American citizen Aldrich Ames. You know the government liberals loved and supported.

    Cry in your beer Java man...
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