Friday, February 17, 2006

Spill DeWine

Ohio Republicant Senator Mike DeWine must be on DeDrugs.

An ardent Bush devotee and apologist, DeWine has suggested that the American people just forget all about this silly NSA illegal wiretapping nonsense.

During a Friday interview with Fox News he said the following:

“You know, there’s been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or is not legal. I think we need to get beyond that. And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to. But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional.
So I think we need to put that beyond us.”

Let’s examine this whopper – which I made the mistake of reading just before bed – for a moment, shall we?

You know, there’s been some controversy about whether or not this program is legal or is not legal.


Yaaaaaa think?

I think we need to get beyond that.


Oh yes, let’s just forget that the president has broken the law. Nothing to see here, unless he got a BJ from Condi.


And the vast majority of American people believe these calls need to be listened to.

Um, Mike, you can’t back that up. Even your own party leadership objects to the illegal NSA program. And what exactly are “these calls” you’re talking about? Legally intercepted calls from terrorists or illegally intercepted ones from private citizens? There’s a big difference; it’s only the latter most of us are screaming about. Oh, and whatever the polls say, in this country we don’t decide whether or not to pursue an investigation of a crime by taking a show of hands.

But we don’t want to have any kind of debate about whether it’s constitutional or not constitutional.


Who’s we? The unquestioning masses of Bush supporters? Of course you don’t, because any cursory look at this reveals that Bush in fact committed an impeachable offense. But a lot of us do want to get into that kind of a debate, Mikey.

So I think we need to put that beyond us.

There he goes again, as Reagan would say. Well if you think so, Mike, it must be a great idea. You wouldn’t steer us wrong where the president is concerned, would you?

DeWine made these statements in the context of a discussion about his call to exempt the NSA wiretap program from the established rules for foreign intelligence surveillance. Which translates to, if your buddy breaks the law, just change the law to render his action no longer illegal, and make it retroactive so he doesn’t have to worry about the law he broke when it was illegal.

I think it’s time for DeWine to shut DeFuck up.

And it’s time for me to go to bed. Goodnight from the angry left.

18 comments:

Mr Q said...

Bogs, when you said TFEL, I couldn't resist.

http://americancitizensoldier.blogspot.com/2006/02/american-citizen-sophistry.html

Pete Bogs said...

TFEL??? did I say that? what is it?

K9 said...

goede ochtend

bogshond, what to do for angry after bush? dont let you party run consort van voor rijke dame again and u may be gelukkig more. who is president you can vote for in 2008?

i follow you again misterQ to buck. what is non-com officer? he choose to go freely? what is TFEL?

rusty shakelford said...

are mr q and freya twins who speak a language that only they can understand.

Pete Bogs said...

Mr. Q is being creative with his wording... I can admire that... Freya, well, she speaks some kind of hybrid English-Dutch-Norwegian-Danish tongue... a "mutt" language, if you will...

ja?

K9 said...

and not to admire mutt speak of freya?

bogshound! you wound with words of such.

then, what about my laag van bont?

Pete Bogs said...

don't get distemper, freya... I know English isn't your first language... I was merely saying that you do the best with what you know of each language...

Mr Q said...

Bogs, you said:
"Good Night from the angry...
-Place mirror in front of PC monitor-.
Sorry for my dislexia.

Freya, I liked the Orwellian ref. you said on the chinese food. I would never compare myself to the master.

rusty, we are just damn foreignggers.

Bogs, wahtcha think of the american soldier's take on current events?

Freya is a mutt?!!! oh-oh.

Mr Q said...

Bogs, I just came back from reading the sargent's response to your reasonable post. He seemed hostile.

Freya, the soldier went because he wanted to. I was also an NCO and the job is interesting.

Pete Bogs said...

I have read his response yet... he seems very gung-ho about his beliefs and happy to dismiss anyone else's... a closed mind is not being put to its best use...

K9 said...

now i know what is distemper!
twee graven in één dag!

Bird said...

bravo bogs - really enjoyed this piece.

re: freya's hybrid - i'm starting to really dig it - love the sound and am starting to understand the meaning more and more.

and i am adding little bits to my vocabulary- vogel - bird. ja ja. love it all.

and by the way freya - good question - what will we do after bush? who can we vote for? I see no one on the horizon. we are doomed.

back to thesis crap. almost done. can't stand it. need a guiness or at least an ice cold dos equiz (sp) - yes, i'm sure you'll disapprove.

Pete Bogs said...

why bird, of course I disapprove of you doing a thesis! ;-)

infinitesimal said...

OK People!

Back to the point... which is beautifully illustrated here in this very wee commentary:

We will all collectivly forget this controversy, we are always forgetting about this stuff because the right dominates the media.

Blowjobs are big news, Offending the constitution? Ehhh, not so much...

We already have forgotton it. We are resigned to have our phone convos tracked. I think we all knew it was coming.

Sigh sigh sigh.

Boggsy,
DeWine DeDrugs DeFuck up?? HA HA good ones....



Q said:
"Freya, I liked the Orwellian ref. you said on the chinese food. I would never compare myself to the master."

Rusty: they are totally onto each others wavelength, I can only guess, like you....

Pete Bogs said...

I so crazy!

July Canute said...

DeWine may be gone before very long because ohio is one of the states that dems expect to take back.

The problem is that our leadership is sabotaging us. In the last presidential election they refused to fund Gore and he was forced to drop out and they foist the pro-war kerry off on us. visit the democratic headquarters site to see who is on what committees and what job they do.

Rahm Emanuel is the guy who decides which candidate wanta be gets to be the nominee and unless you have ross perot's money you gotta have the party behind you.

Wonder whom Rham will choose? now let me guess will the lucky candidate be anti-war or will they be hawk hillary clinton? place your bets.

Democrats force antiwar candidate out of Ohio Senate race
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/feb2006/hack-f20.shtml

Pete Bogs said...

JC - that Hackett situation made me sick and angry... almost stopped my monthly contribution to the DNC...

thanks for stopping by!

OrangeD00d said...

Sen. McCain would make a fine president.

Not that Bush is a tough act to follow or anything.