Roy, August 2016 is coming. I'm not going to forget.
Their excuse according to Mitch McConnell:
"If our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, as the president has said, then that's going to require smart policies and firm determination. At a minimum, we shouldn't be doing anything to make the situation worse," McConnell said.If our aim is to degrade and destroy ISIL, perhaps we should kill them and not waste time and money collecting emailed copies of Grandma's holiday pound cake recipe.
This bill would really have cramped the NSA's style:
Among other things, the bill would have required the NSA to ask a communications company for records of a specific person when investigating a terrorism case, rather than indiscriminately sweeping up records.
Those used to be called "suspects" and required not just permission from Google but a court order.
The terrorists have won. We are living in a police state.
It is a police state owned by Warren Buffett since his railroads are currently making money hand-over-fist handling crude from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, and he does not want the Keystone Pipeline to cut into his profits. So, Harry Reid and other Democrats left Mary "Miss Piggy" Landrieu to twist in the wind and blocked passage of the pipeline bill.
Buffett continues to reinforces my belief that, no matter how nice someone seems, if Charlie Rose fawns over them, they are evil.
Keystone would do more for our national security than all the NSA snooping and spooking to date because -- weird as the Canadians may be -- they, unlike the Saudis, haven't flown any planes into the Pentagon lately. If we decrease our dependence on Middle Eastern oil, we can afford to get out of the World Team Police business, secure our borders, shut down Homeland Security, and let the Muslims kill one another in peace.