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Thursday, August 17, 2006

August 17, 2006

Federal Judge Orders Halt to Warrantless Wiretapping

Filed at 12:11 p.m. ET

DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.

U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of journalists, scholars and lawyers who say the program has made it difficult for them to do their jobs. They believe many of their overseas contacts are likely targets of the program, which involves secretly taping conversations between people in the U.S. and people in other countries.

The government argued that the program is well within the president's authority, but said proving that would require revealing state secrets.

The ACLU said the state-secrets argument was irrelevant because the Bush administration already had publicly revealed enough information about the program for Taylor to rule.


George Allen is an ass, and I don't mean donkey.

Mr. George Allen is a tried and true bigot. He is a 100% unrepentant racist. Now with his recent comments, his predilection for allowing his racial bias to slip is once again getting him into trouble. At a republican rally Mr. Allen referred to one of his opponents operatives, who's of Indian decent and was present, a Macaca, or monkey. Now of course 'Jackass' Allen has tried to apologize for this, by saying he was just making up a word, he didn't know that it would be offensive. Well dumb-ass guess what? In the eyes of most Americans, not to mention the court system in our great land, ignorance is not an excuse. This is not the first time the former Virginia governor has come under fire for his radical racial beliefs.

During his high school years Mr. Allen used to wear a confederate flag lapel pin, and has been photographed many time posing in front of the aforementioned flag. And when asked about this apparent "insensitivity" Mr. Allen just said he liked the pretty colors and didn't think that anything was wrong with it. There are one of two things happening here. Mr. Allen is either so incredibly stupid and dimwitted, or he's an incredible racist and bigot. Either way he does not deserve to serve in the United States Senate. This is a man who has made no bones about his desire to run for President in 2008. Come on Virginia, wake up! Your representatives are mental imbeciles.

I think Mr. Allen need to do more than apologize to the gentleman he so thoroughly insulted, he need to just go away. Time to pack it in Georgey. We don't want to live in your hate filled world. We want to live in a United States where individuals of every ethnic background do not have to worry that their elected officials are secretly wishing for a return to the pre Civil War. So I say to you Mr. Allen, go away. Take your hate speach, your tepid apologies, and your ignorance and leave. We do not want you any more. I'm sure the Aryan Nation is recruiting, I'm sure you'll fit in fine.







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