Today the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on its FISA legislation. Members have been speaking on the floor throughout the day, and the vote was supposed to happen around now.I Mean, HELLO!!!
But it looks as if Republicans, who oppose the current FISA measure, may have come up with a way of trying to scuttle the bill.
GOP Rep. Eric Cantor has just revealed on his Web site that he's planning on introducing the following add-on measure to the bill later today:Today, we will be offering an amendment to the legislation to clarify that nothing in the bill "shall be construed to prohibit the intelligence community from conducting surveillance needed to prevent Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, or any other foreign terrorist organization…from attacking the United States or any United States person."Cantor is presenting this as an effort to determine whether Dems really want to protect America or not. "Let’s put all Members of Congress on the record," he writes in a post accompaning the amendment. "Which do they care more about, pleasing their MoveOn.org liberal base or making sure America is safe and secure?"
[ cf House GOPers Make Bid To Derail FISA Legislation ]
It is ONLY a small addendum!!!
It is not like the ammendment openly says that amongst the 'surveillance needed' were the various forms of torture that are always so popular on the popular television shows!!! Now is it actively advocating that we actually restore Videodrome as a core part of the surveillance needed to keep more americans supporting the All Torture All The Time Channels!!!
I mean what is wrong with accidentally torturing folks who were accidentally not actally the persons who were suppose to be tortured!!! I mean, we have to torture folks so that americans understand that we are trying to keep them safe, as safe as they can be when we are torturing more!!!
I where do those WingNuts get off calling that a Poison Pill!!!
Don't they understand we are in a Time of Holy Crusade to Make ALL Jews Fulfilled and all true believers truer believers so that when the End Times Come, as in the "left behind" series, that all the world will see that the demonic forces of darkness and evil are all bad people!!!
Or was that a bit too obvious for folks in this, please do not hold anyone responsible for their actions, as this is the time of 'anything goes'...
You know, where congress should not be wasting time talking about genocide or
Washington, D.C., October 17, 2007 - As Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal today, Voice of America (VOA) broadcast the award ceremony and the Dalai Lama's acceptance speech live to Tibet via radio, television, and the Internet. The same broadcast included videotaped testimonials of the heads of all six sects of Tibetan Buddhism.because they should be stopping SCHIP, and supporting the all torture all the time ammendments. RATHER than supporting God Hating America Bashers who are embarked upon Terrorist Attacks On Our Most Favored Trading Partners...
[ cf The Dalai Lama's Award Ceremony Broadcast Live to Tibet ]
( Americans do accept that the Dalai Lama is a well known terrorist... or are they going to cop a plea on the ground that he is religious, and so should be excused...I mean... you know and I know, if it were not for the freedom to torture, we would all be up to our eyeballs in Iranian Flying Saucers.... You know, like the ones who attacked us on 09/11....
Or is the real problem here, that americans are not sure which terrorist cliques we support, and which are the ones we have always been at war with... )
Uh, technical question, is this the actual hard ball play for the Pro-Torture Bill of 2007? I mean, didn't we do the kabuki dance about the McCain Ammendment and all of that jazz....